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UPSC IES/ISS Exam Date 2020: Check IES & ISS Exam Dates @upsc.gov.in

UPSC IES Notification 2020: The UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) is the All India Exam that is conducted annually by the UPSC. The IES and ISS is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India.

Update: The written exam for IES/ ISS is going to held from 16th to 18th October 2020.

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UPSC IES 2020 Notification: Highlights

Here is a quick overview of the UPSC IES 2020 exam for the convenience of our readers.

Name of Exam Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment of the Year 2020-21
Frequency Once a year
UPSC IES ISS Notification Download Here (ISS)
Download IES Notification
Minimum Eligibility Post Graduation/Graduation
Stage of UPSC IES/ISS Exam
  1. Written Examination
  2. Personal Interview
Exam Fees Rs 200/-
Negative Marking 0.33 marks for objective type exam
Mode of exam Offline
Official Website upsc.gov.in

UPSC IES 2020: Exam Date

Check important dates related to UPSC IES 2020 in the table below.

UPSC IES 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC IES Notification Release 11th August 2020
Start date of online application 11th August 2020
Last date to apply online 01st September 2020
Issuance of Admit Card September 2020 (tentative)
Commencement of exam 16 to 18 Oct 2020, Friday
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

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UPSC ISS 2020: Exam Date

The UPSC ISS Examination is conducted for a duration of 3 days. The UPSC ISS Dates have been revised. UPSC has released the revised dates of all upcoming recruitment exams and notifications on 5 June after analyzing the present situation of pandemic coronavirus. Check important dates related to UPSC ISS 2020 in the table below.

UPSC ISS 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC ISS Notification Release 10 Jun 2020
Start date of online application 10 Jun 2020
Last date to apply online 30 Jun 2020
Issuance of Admit Card September 2020 (tentative)
Commencement of exam 16 to 18 Oct 2020
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

UPSC IES 2020 Notification: Vacancy

The Vacancy for UPSC IES 2020 is given below. The Post wise vacancy distribution is given below:

  • Indian Economic Service – 15
  • Indian Statistical Service – 47

Download UPSC ISS Notification 2020: PDF

Download UPSC IES Notification 2020: PDF

UPSC ISS 2020 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

A candidate must be either:

(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The candidates must be in possession of a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India for categories (b), (c), (d), and (e).

2. Educational Qualification

1. For Indian Economic Service (IES):

The candidates must have obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.

2. For Indian Statistical Service (ISS):

The candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects OR
The candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.

3. Age Limit

The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August 2020 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1990 and not later than 1st August 1999.
Age Relaxation is given below as per the category of the candidate.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled
in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area
3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO 5 years
PwBD 10 years

Application Fee For UPSC IES Exam 2020

The application fee can be paid with either online mode or offline mode.
Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 29.06.2020 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date

The application fee for different categories can be checked below.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD/Female Exempted
2 General and Others Rs. 200/-

How To Apply For UPSC IES 2020?

It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the UPSC IES Recruitment Process to receive all the updates related to it. The Steps to apply online for the UPSC IES 2020 Exam will comprise of two stages: || Registration | Login || The steps to apply online is given below.

Part-I Registration
  1.  Click on the official link, provided below.
  2. Click on the Apply link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
  3. Click on New Registration in the application window.
  4. Provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  5. Click on the submit button to the completed online registration form of SBI PO.
  6. After the Registration, a Registration ID and a password will be sent to your mobile no. and email id.
Part-I Registration
  1. Login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth, and password to complete registration for UPSC IES 2020.
  2. Upload the photograph and signature.
  3. The candidates will then required to verify the details. Preview and verify the application form carefully.
  4. Lastly, pay the required application fee online.
  5. Take out a print out of the application form for future use.

Apply Online For UPSC IES 2020

The online application is over.

UPSC IES 2020 Notification: Selection Process

The candidates will be selected through two stages of Exam:

  1.  Written Examination: 1000 marks
  2.  Viva Voce (Interview): 200 marks of candidates who will be shortlisted by UPSC.

UPSC ISS 2020: Exam Pattern

1. Written Exam

  1. UPSC IES ISS Exam will have 6 Papers in each of them.
  2. The questions papers in all the subjects will be of conventional (essay) type.
  3. Questions will be set in English and must be answered in English as well.
  4. Marks may be deducted if the handwriting is not easily understood. No marks will be given for superficial (slight) knowledge.
  5. There will be a negative marking of 0.33 for the incorrect answer in the Objective Paper.

The written exam pattern for the UPSC IES Exam is as follows:

UPSC Indian Economic Service

S.no Subject Maximum
Marks
Time
Duration
1 General English 100 3 hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 General Economics-I 200 3 hrs
4 General Economics-II 200 3 hrs
5 General Economics-III 200 3 hrs
6 Indian Economics 200 3 hrs

 

Indian Statistical Service

S.No. Subject Maximum
Marks
Time
Duration
1 General English 100 3 hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
4 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
5 Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
6 Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs

2. Viva Voce

The candidates who will clear the written test as per the cut-off set by the commission will be required to appear for the Interview or Viva Voce.

UPSC IES 2020: Syllabus

The General Studies and General English Syllabus will be common for UPSC ISS and IES Exam. However, the IES and ISS Papers will be completely different. The UPSC IES Paper will be based on Economics while the UPSC ISS Paper will be based in Statistics.

General Studies
  1. Questions based on general knowledge,
  2. Current affairs
  3. Current events and their effects on everyday life.
  4. Indian polity.
  5. Geography.
  6. Constitution of India
  7. History
General English
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Para jumbles
  3. Gap Filling
  4. Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  5. Active and Passive Voice
  6. Direct and Indirect Speech
  7. Vocabulary

UPSC ISS Syllabus 2020

STATISTICS-I
(Objective Type) 
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer application and Data Processing
  • Probability
STATISTICS- II
(Objective Type) 
  • Linear Models
  • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
  • Official Statistics
STATISTICS- III
(Descriptive Type) 
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics
STATISTICS-IV
(Descriptive Type) 
  • Operations Research and Reliability
  • Demography and Vital Statistics
  • Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial
  • Quality Control
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Computing with C and R

UPSC IES ISS 2020: Exam Centre

Candidates check the list of exam centers given in the table below.

Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kolkata
Bhopal Lucknow
Chandigarh Mumbai
Chennai Patna
Cuttack Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Delhi Shillong
Dispur Shimla
Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram
Jaipur

UPSC IES 2020 Admit Card

Admit card or E-admission certificate will be issued to a candidate 3 weeks before the commencement of the exam. Candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website of UPSC, upsconline.nic.in as well as through this website.

The candidates will require their RID (Registration ID) and date of birth or roll number and date of birth or name, father’s name, and date of birth to download the admit card.

UPSC ISS 2020 Answer Key

UPSC ISS 2020 Answer Key will be available online at the UPSC  official website. To download UPSC ISS 2020 Answer, candidates have to visit the website and just download the answer key given in PDF format.

UPSC IES 2020 Result

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Result will be declared in the UPSC official website, upsc.gov.in. The result is prepared in the merit list form. Names of only those candidates will be on the list who have qualified the minimum qualifying marks.

The shortlisted candidates’ will be allowed to appear for the interview round only if the name of the candidate is on the merit list. When a candidate is selected for the interview round, they will be asked to submit Detailed Application Form (DAF) online.

The UPSC IES ISS Interview Call Letter will be issued online. Candidates have to carry original documents with them at the time of the interview round.

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Job Profile

Being an Indian Economic Service Officer or Indian Statistical Service Officer in itself is a matter of pride and respect for oneself. No wonder, this job is a job that is a highly reputed job. The candidates who are selected are employed in the central service as Group A officers.

The candidates who successfully pass IES/ISS examination are placed in various cadre posts in the Planning Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, National Sample Survey, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India and other allied offices where specialists in economics and statistics are required. The place of posting is primarily in New Delhi.

The IES officers go on deputation to serve in various domestic and international organizations such as UN bodies, foreign governments, state governments and regulatory bodies. Officers from the service are also appointed on deputation to posts in the Central Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme.

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Exam: FAQ’s

Q. What is the UPSC IES/ ISS Exam?

Ans. UPSC IES/ISS is a national level exam for the recruitment of suitable candidates in the central service as Group A officers’ for the Indian Economic Services and Indian Statistical Services which is conducted by the UPSC.

Q. How many stages of Exams are there for the UPSC IES/ISS Exam?

Ans. There will be two stages for the UPSC IES ISS Exam 2020: Written test followed by Viva Voce (Interview).

Q. When will the written exam for UPSC IES 2020 be conducted?

Ans. The UPSC IES/ ISS 2020 written test will be conducted from 16th to 18th October 2020.

Q. For how many days will the exam be conducted?

Ans. The UPSC IES ISS Exam will be conducted for 3 days in offline mode.

Q. How many papers will be there for the UPSC IES 2020 Exam?

Ans. There will be six papers (6) for the UPSC IES/ ISS 2020 Exam.

Q. Will there be negative marking for the UPSC IES/ ISS Exam?

Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.33 for every incorrect answer in the Objective Test.

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