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Indian Economic Service (IES)

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Indian Economic Service

The examination will be held at the following centres:-

Allahabad 02Cuttack07Jammu34Shillong16
Chandigarh 35Hyderabad10Mumbai05  

TheCentres and the Date of holding the Examination as Mentioned above areliable to be changed at the Discretion of the Commission. While EveryEffort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of theirChoice for Examination, The Commission May, At Their Discretion, Allota Different Centre to a Candidate When Circumstances So Warrant.

Candidates Admitted to the Examination will be Informed of the time table and Place or Places of Examination

Thecandidates should note that no request for change of centre willnormally be granted. However, when a candidate desires a change incentre from the one he/she had indicated in his/her Application formfor the Examination, he/she must send a letter addressed to theSecretary, Union Public Service Commission giving full justification asto why he/she desires a change in centre.

Area Code for Remote Areas and Abroad

Assam01Jammu & Kashmir09
Meghalaya02Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh10
Arunachal Pradesh03Mizoram04
Andman & Nicobar Island11Tripura07

2.(a) The Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results ofthis examination and the approximate number of vacancies in Grade IV ofthe Services are given below :-

  1. Indian Economic Service - 15
  2. Indian Statistical Service - 12

The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.

Reservationswill be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, ScheduledTribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories inrespect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government of India.

(b)A candidate may compete for any one of the Services only viz. theIndian Economic Service or the Indian Statistical Service, for whichhe/she is eligible in terms of the rules.

Indian Economic Service  - IES Eligibility

3. Eligibility Conditions for IES:

(I) Nationality

A candidate must be either :?

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. Aperson of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilankaor East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic ofTanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with theintention of permanently settling in India.

(II) Age Limits:

  1. Acandidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not haveattained the age of 30 years.

Note I-Candidatesbelonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the OtherBackward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para3(II) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen,persons domiciled in the State of J & K, Physically disabled etc.will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both thecategories.

Note II-Theterm ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined asex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services andPosts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

Note III-Theage concession under para 3 (ii) (b) (v) and (vi) will not beadmissible to Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers includingECOs/SSCOs who are released on own request.

Note IV-Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under para 3 (II) (b)(vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to beeligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physicalexamination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case maybe, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical andmedical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated tothe physically disabled candidates by the Government.

Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.

Thedate of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in theMatriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in acertificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent toMatriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculatesmaintained by a University, which extract must be certified by theproper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or anequivalent examination certificate.

These certificate are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the return part of the examination.

Noother document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birthextracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like willbe accepted.

The expressionMatriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part ofthe instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1:Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in theMatriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalentcertificate as on the date of submission of applications will beaccepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its changewill be considered or granted.

Note 2:Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimedby them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose ofadmission to an Examination, no change will be allowed sub- sequently(or at any other Examination of the Commission) on any groundswhatsoever.

Note 3: Thecandidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birthin column 8 of the application form for the Examination. If onverification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in theirdate of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalentExamination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against themby the commission under the Rules.

Scheme of Examination

1. The examination shall be conducted according to the following Plan:

  • Part I. Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects as shown below.
  • Part II. Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.


Thesubjects of the written examination under Part I, the maximum marksallotted to each subject/paper and the time allowed shall be asfollows:-

A. Indian Economic Service

Sl.No. Subject allowedMaximum marksTime
1.General English1003 hours
2.General Studies1003 hours
3.General Economics-I2003 hours
4.General Economics-II2003 hours
5.General Economics-III2003 hours
6.Indian Economics2003 hours

B. Indian Statistical Service

Sl.No. Subject allowedMaximum marksTime
1.General English1003 hours
2.General Studies1003 hours
3.Statistics-I2003 hours
4.Statistics-II2003 hours
5.Statistics-III2003 hours
6.Statistics-IV2003 hours

Note: The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are given in Section II below.

2. The question papers in all the subjects will be of Conventional (essay) type.

3. All question papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.

4.Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In nocircumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write theanswers for them.

5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

6.If a candidate?s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will bemade on this account, from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.

7. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words.

9. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.

10. Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculator at the examination.

Programmabletype calculators will, however, will not be allowed and the use of suchcalculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by thecandidates.

Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.

11. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.


Vivavoce?The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent andunbiased observers who will have before them a record of his career.The object of the interview is to assess his suitablity for the Servicefor which he has competed.

The interviewis intended to supplement the written examination for testing thegeneral and specialised knowledge and abilities of the candidate.

Thecandidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest notonly in his subjects of academic study but also in events which arehappening around him both within and outside his own State or country,as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries whichshould rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

2.The technique of the interview is not that of a strict crossexamination, but of a natural, through directed and purposiveconversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate andhis/her grasp of problems.

The Boardwill pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity,critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness ofmind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character,initiation and capacity of leadership.

Indian Economic Service - IES

IV. Educational Qualification for UPSC CPF Assistant Commandants Exam:A candidate must hold a Bachelor?s degree of a University incorporatedby an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or othereducational institutions established by an Act of Parliament ordeclared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the UniversityGrants Commission Act, 1956 or posses an equivalent qualification.

Note1 : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of whichwould render them educationally qualified for the Commission?sexamination but have not been informed of the results as also thecandidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination in theyear 2008 will also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Suchcandidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligiblebut the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject tocancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed therequisite examination along with the Detailed Application Form whichwill be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidateswho after qualifying on the result of the written part of theexamination are also declared qualified in the PhysicalStandards/Physical Efficiency Tests and Medical Standards Tests.

NoteII : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treata candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as aqualified candidate, provided that he/she has passed an examinationconducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in theopinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to theexamination.

Note III : Candidatespossessing professional and technical qualifications which arerecognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technicaldegree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

V. Restriction on reappearance of candidates finally selected/ recommended earlier:

Acandidate who has been finally selected on the basis of an earlierexamination to the post of Assistant Commandants in any of the forcesparticipating in the Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)Examination will not be eligible to appear at a subsequent examinationfor recruitment of Assistant Commandants in the participating CPFs.

VI Physical Standards:

Candidatesmust meet the prescribed Physical and Medical Standards for admissionto Central Police Forces Examination (Assistant Commandants), 2008specified in Appendix-VI of the Notice.

VII Possession of NCC ?B? or?C? Certificates :

Possessionof NCC ?B? or ?C? Certificate will be a desirable qualification. Thesequalifications will be given consideration at the time of Interview/Personality Test only.

4. Fee:

Candidatesresiding in India seeking admission to examination must pay to theCommission a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a singleCentral Recruitment Fee Stamp. Candidates belonging to ScheduledCastes/Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any fee. No feeexemption is, however, available to OBC Candidates and they arerequired to pay the prescribed fee, in full.

TheCentral Recruitment Fee Stamp of requisite denomination (NOT postagestamps) may be obtained from the post office and affixed on theapplication form in the space provided therein. The stamp must be gotcancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of the postoffice in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation markpartially overflows on the application form itself but within the spaceprovided on the form.

The impression ofthe cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate theidentification of date and the Post Office of issue. Candidatesresiding abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office ofIndia ?s High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as thecase may be for credit to account head ?051-Public ServiceCommission-Examination Fees? and attach the receipt with theapplication.

Candidates should Note thatthe fee sent through Indian Postal Orders, Bank Draft, Money Order,Crossed Cheque, Currency Notes, Treasury Challan, Postage Stamps etc.will not be accepted by the Commission and such applications will betreated as without fee and will be summarily rejected.

Note I : Applications not accompanied by the prescribed fee (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

NoteII : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances norcan the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Date of Examination 21st June, 2008

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