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CENTRAL LEVEL COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION - INDIAN ECONOMIC/STATISTICAL SERVICES' EXAM



INDIAN ECONOMIC/STATISTICAL SERVICES' EXAM

This Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission generally in the month of September. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News generally in the last week of March. Last date for submission of applications is generally second week of May.

Age: 

A candidate should have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 28 years on the 1st January of the year of examination:

The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each category.

A candidate for Indian Economic Service must have obtained a degree with Economics or Statistics as a subject and a candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have a degree with Statistics or Mathematics or Economics as a subject from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the Universities Grant Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Plan of the Examination: The examination comprises: 


· Written Examination in subjects set out in Para 5 below; and
· Viva-Voca Test of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum   of 250 marks.

Examination Subjects: 


The subjects of written examination, the maximum marks allotted to each subject and the time allowed will be as under:

Sl No.
Subject
Maximum Marks
Time Allowed

A. Indian Economic Service 

1.
General English
150
3hrs
2.
General Studies
150
3hrs
3.
General Economics-I
150
3hrs
4.
General Economics-II
150
3hrs
5.
Indian Economics
150
3hrs
Total
750                           

B: Indian Statistical Service

1.
General English
150
3hrs
2.
General Studies
150
3hrs
3.
Statistics-I
200
3hrs
4.
Statistics-II
200
3hrs
5.
Statistics-III
200
3hrs
Total
900                            

N.B. All the question papers in the examination will be of conventional (essay type)


 

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