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 What is Indian Statistical Service (ISS) ?

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation or popularly known as MoSPI is the Cadre Controlling Authority for the Indian Statistical Service (ISS). It was formed as a cadre of qualified statisticians in order to meet the needs of planning, policy formulation and decision making by the Government. It was formulated in 1961. Right now, the ISS Officers are spread over 40 Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India.

They are placed directly under the central government and it is a 'Group A' Central Civil Service post. The vacancies offered for all the selected ISS officers under various ministries and organisations in different parts of the country.

Like other officers, ISS Officers are selected after rigorous process. Every year the selected ISS officers are responsible for data management & administration of statistical reports in a multi-disciplinary domain. Due to the nature of work, all the candidate requires high degree knowledge in statistical methods and applications. Further, they are involved in the formulation, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of various schemes.
 

Indian Statistical Service Exam Pattern

The examination shall be conducted according to the following two parts:

 

  • Part I-Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks 

  • Part II-Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

1. Part I-Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks 

 

The subjects of the written examination, the maximum marks and time allotted to each paper shall be as follows :

1. General English | 100 Marks |  3 hrs

2. General Studies |100 Marks | 3 hrs

3. Statistics-I (Objective) | 200 Marks | 2 hrs

4. Statistics-II (Objective) | 200 Marks | 2 hrs

5. Statistics-III (Descriptive) | 200 Marks | 3 hrs

6. Statistics-IV (Descriptive) | 200 Marks | 3 hrs

2. Part II - Viva voce carrying a maximum of 200 marks

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she has competed. The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge and abilities for the candidate.

 

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

 

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate's mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems.

 

The Board will pay special attention to assess the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character initiative and capacity for leadership.

Indian Statistical Service Coaching

1. Hybrid Mode

2. Complete syllabus with all topics covered

3. Complete study materials provided

4. From Basic Level

5. Quick doubt resolutions 

6. Weekly Assignments

7. Mock tests series8. Current Affairs 

9. Access to videos for one complete year or date of exam whichever is earlier.

 

*General Economics-I, II, III and Indian Economics

Indian Statistical Service Eligibility

Here is Indian Statistical Service Eligibility Criteria as per 2024 IES/ISS Notification:

 

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 the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India : Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

 

2. Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2024 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1994 and not later than 1st August, 2003.

3. Minimum Educational Qualifications

(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

 

(b) A candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time

 

4. Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2024 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2024 published in Gazette of India dated 10th April, 2024.

Important Note: All the information is as per UPSC 2024 Notification.

Indian Statistical Service Classes

FACULTY : Indian Economic Service(IES)


Our faculty Mrs Arzoo Sabharwal Ma'am is a highly qualified former Delhi University Professor who completed Master's in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. She has also been a guest lecturer at many reputed MBA institutes.

For teaching, we have gone through several books and journals both national and international, and gathered all the information so that it can presented and accessible to the student. The entire study material is prepared from very basic level so that every student can understand every topic from the syllabus. Besides the theory being extensively discussed, an enormous collection of problems has been added so that the student can learn to apply the concepts over a diverse spectrum of difficulty. All the problems have been worked out thoroughly so that in case the student gets stuck, we've got you covered! 

Students who are interested in economics as a topic might consider applying for the Indian Economic Service Online Coaching in India. Economics is a dynamic subject that is utilised to make national policy. The IES test not only gives a student access to policymaking and economic engagement but also fulfils desires for professional dignity.

At ArthaPoint, students will be given a detailed description of various career options, analytical skills, tricks, and methods to easily solve highly competitive examinations using ArthaPoint'S study materials and video content, giving them an advantage over other students.
 

Well, to be honest, this should not be a feature; it is required of any institute that assists in completing the course entirely; nonetheless, we attempt to go one step deeper in each area to provide a greater comprehension of the course.
 

We must comprehend that the IES course is more in-depth than the IAS Economics mains; thus, our preparation should be more serious. Furthermore, the expectation from an IES candidate is up to the postgraduate level in Economics, as opposed to IAS Economics, where the expectation is merely at the undergraduate level. ArthaPoint assists you in completely preparing for the Indian Economic Service Courses in India.

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