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Last updated on May 17th, 2022 at 11:40 am

The Union Public Service Commission has released the official notification for the Indian Economic Service & Indian Statistical Service on its official website. Interested candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria and appear for the written test and interview which are the selection process for the services. The application start date for UPSC IES Exam is 6 April 2022. Read the article below to know more about UPSC IES Recruitment.

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Official WebsiteUPSC
Post NameIndian Economic Service & Indian Statistical Service
Vacancy53
Application Start Date6 April 2022
Application Last Date26 April 2022
Exam DateTBA

Download the official notification of the UPSC IES Exam 2022.

UPSC IES Recruitment Vacancy

Candidates can check the number of vacancies available at the Union Public Service Commission in the table given below. 

PostsVacancies
Indian Economic Service24
Indian Statistical Service29

How to Apply for the UPSC IES Exam 2022?

Candidates who are interested in appearing for the UPSC IES Examination 2022 can follow the given instructions on how to apply for it. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of the UPSC

Step 2: Search for the online application.

Step 3: Fill in the application form with all the correct information. The applicants are advised to submit only a single application.

Step 4: Upload the scanned images and other required documents. 

Step 5: Submit the application after checking all the information. 

UPSC IES Recruitment Selection Process

For the selection of eligible candidates, the UPSC has included the following selection process. 

  1. Written Examination
  2. Interview

UPSC IES Exam Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the UPSC IES Recruitment set by the official authorities include age limit and educational qualification which is important for the candidates to fulfill to be eligible for the examination. 

What is the Age Limit for UPSC IES 2022 (as of 01.08. 2022)?

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August 2022 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1992 and not later than 1st August 2001. 

What is the Educational Qualification required for UPSC IES Recruitment 2022?

Candidates applying for UPSC IES Examination must fulfill the following educational qualifications set by the Union Public Service Commission. 

(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 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 subjects 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. 

UPSC IES Exam Pattern

It is important to have a thorough knowledge of the exam pattern of the competitive examination to excel on the first attempt with confidence. The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan— 

  1. Part I-Written examination carries a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects as shown below. 
  2. Part II-Viva voice of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks

Candidates who are appearing for the UPSC IES Recruitment can check out the exam pattern given in the table below of Part 1. 

Part 1

Part A: Indian Economic Service 

SubjectsMarksDuration
General English1003 hours
General Studies1003 hours
General Economics – I2003 hours
General Economics – II2003 hours
General Economics – III2003 hours
Indian Economics2003 hours

Part B: Indian Statistical Service

SubjectsMarksDuration
General English1003 hours
General Studies1003 hours
Statistics I (objective)2003 hours
Statistics II (objective)2003 hours
Statistics III (descriptive)2003 hours
Statistics IV (descriptive)2003 hours

Note-1: Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes. 

Note-2: Statistics III and IV will be of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%). At least one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section are compulsory. In Statistics-IV, there will be SEVEN Sections in the paper. Candidates have to choose any TWO Sections out of them. All Sections will carry equal marks. 

Note-3: The papers on General English and General Studies, common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type. 

Note-4: All other papers of the Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.

Part 2

Viva voice—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 specialized knowledge and abilities of 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 that 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 arouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

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UPSC IES Exam 2022 – FAQs

Where can the candidates apply for the UPSC IES Exam 2022?

Candidates can apply for UPSC IES Recruitment on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission.

What is the selection procedure for the UPSC IES Recruitment 2022?

The selection process for the UPSC IES Recruitment includes a written examination and interview.

How many vacancies are there in the UPSC IES Recruitment 2022?

A total of 24 vacancies are available for the UPSC IES Recruitment 2022.

What is the maximum age limit for the UPSC IES 2022?

The maximum age limit for the UPSC IES is 30 years old.

Are there any negative marks in the UPSC IES Exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.33 marks in the UPSC IES Exam.