UPSC Economic/Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Exam 2024 Notification

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UPSC Economic/Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Exam 2024 Notification

UPSC IES/ISS Notification 2024 has been issued on 10 April 2024 for the Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination 2024. Online Applications for the UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2024 can be submitted by 30 April 2024 at 18:00 Hours. Individuals who are interested and eligible can submit their applications online by accessing the UPSC's official website. Prospective candidates must ensure that they meet all eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. Their admission at every examination stage will be deemed provisional, contingent upon satisfying the prescribed eligibility requirements.

The Commission has announced 48 vacancies for the Indian Economic Services and Indian Statistical Services. UPSC IES/ ISS Notification 2024 has been issued with all the required information about the UPSC Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination 2024. It is strongly advised that all applicants carefully read this article to know the essential information regarding the Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination before proceeding with their application. Scroll down this page to get updates on UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2024.

UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2024

The Union Public Service Commission holds a variety of tests to fill various positions, including the ECONOMIC SERVICE/INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE. The UPSC holds the UPSC IES/ISS Exam on an annual basis to recruit candidates for the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS). It is a very difficult exam that leads to positions in many ministries of the Indian government, including the Ministry of Finance, the Planning Commission, and the National Sample Survey Organization, among others. The IES position includes undertaking economic analysis, conducting research, and developing policy concerning the Indian economy. The ISS position entails data gathering, analysis, and interpretation for the Indian economy, as well as surveying.

UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2024: Overview

The UPSC IES/ISS consists of a two-stage selection process consisting of a Written test followed by an interview to identify and shortlist potential candidates for these prestigious positions. In this article, we have compiled comprehensive information regarding the UPSC IES/ISS 2024 Recruitment for your convenience. Check all other important details of this recruitment by the commission in the table below.

          UPSC IES/ISS 2024 - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Union Public Service Commission

Exam Name


Post Name 

Economic Service/Indian Statistic Service



Application Dates

10 April to 30 April 2024

Application Mode


Frequency of Exam


Exam Level 


Selection Process

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

UPSC IES/ISS Important Dates 2024

UPSC IES/ISS Notification 2024 has been issued on 10 April and eligible candidates can apply online by 30 April 2024. Below we are providing a table with all the important dates related to the UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2024



Notification Release Date

10 April 2024

Application Start Date

10 April 2024

Last Date to Apply

30 April 2024 (Till 06:00 pm)

Date of Modification in Application 

1 May to 7 May 2024

Exam Date

To be announced

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Answer Key

To be announced

Result/Final Selection

To be announced

UPSC Economic/ Statistical Service Important Links 2024

UPSC IES/ISS Notification 2024 is out now with all the required information. Eligible candidates can apply online for the same in the stipulated time. In this section, we are providing a table with all the required links for the UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2024 for your reference:-

Official Website

UPSC IES/ISS Notification PDF 2024


UPSC Economic/ Statistical Service Admit Card 2024 (Inactive)

UPSC IES/ISS 2024 Answer Key (Inactive)

UPSC Economic/ Statistical Service Result 2024 (Inactive)

UPSC IES/ISS 2024 Vacancy

As per the UPSC IES ISS Notification 2024, a total of 48 vacancies will be filled through this recruitment initiative by the commission. The distribution of vacancies according to different posts is outlined in the table provided below:

                                        UPSC IES/ISS Vacancy 2024



Indian Economic Services (IES)


Indian Statistical Service (ISS)




UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria 2024

Those who want to appear for the UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2024 must ensure that they are eligible to apply for the examination. Before applying for the exam, candidates should review the eligibility criteria, which include parameters such as nationality, age limit, and educational qualification.


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, intending to permanently settle in India; or 

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated to India from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia, or Vietnam: 

  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 
  • A candidate who can provide a certificate of eligibility to able to be admitted to the examination. Offer of appointment to such candidates will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate is given to him/her by the Government of India.


A candidate must be at least 21 years old and under 30 years old on August 1, 2024, which means they must have been born between 02 August 1994 and 01 August 2003.

Age relaxation is also permitted for some special categories, which are listed below:-


Age Limit 

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

up to a maximum of five years

Other Backward Classes

up to a maximum of three years

Services for Defence Personnel injured in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a troubled area and released as a result

up to a maximum of three years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of Military Service as of 1st August 2024 and have been released

up to a maximum of five years

ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as of 1st August, 2024

up to a maximum of five years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities 

up to a maximum of Ten years

UPSC IES/ISS Educational Qualification 

Post name 

Educational Qualification 

Indian Economic Service 

A candidate must hold a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University established 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 a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

Indian Statistical Service

A candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in 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 a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or a Forerunner University.

UPSC IES/ISS Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the 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 10 April 2024. 

Number of Attempts

Candidates belonging to the general category can appear for the UPSC IES/ISS examination 6 times and for OBC candidates it is 9 times. There is no limit to attempts for SC/ST candidates. The candidates willing to attend the examination must satisfy all the eligibility criteria like age, nationality, and minimum educational qualification criteria.

Apply Online for the UPSC IES/ISS Examination 

To easily apply online for the IES/ISS exam, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC.
  2. Click on the Apply Online tab available at the right corner of the homepage.
  3. Now click on “One Time Registration (OTR) for Examinations of UPSC” and fill out your credentials carefully to complete part 1 of the application form 
  4. After completing the process your login credentials will be sent to your registered email ID.
  5. Log in with your registration number and date of birth to access Part II of the application form and complete it.
  6. Upload the scanned copies of the required documents, such as your photograph and signature.
  7. Pay the application fee set by the commission as per your category through the desired mode of payment.
  8. Read and tick the declaration checkbox after confirming the accuracy of the information provided by you in the application form.
  9. Submit the UPSC IES/ISS online form and take a printout of the final submission for your records.

Application Fee


Application Fee 

General/ OBC/ EWS

INR 200/- 

SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability and Female Candidates


Note:- Application fee can be submitted either by remitting the money in any Branch of the State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using Internet Banking of any Bank.

UPSC IES/ISS Selection Process 2024

Candidates have to pass each stage of the examination then they will proceed to the next stage of the selection process. The selection process is divided into two parts by the commission which is explained below. 

Part I- Written Examination

The written exam includes both objective multiple-choice questions and descriptive-type papers. The common papers on General English and General Studies for both the Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service will be subjective. All subjects will have conventional (essay) question papers. Candidates should be aware that the question paper will be in English and that they will be required to write in English only.

Part II- Viva voce (Interview)

The candidate will be interviewed by a board of competent and impartial observers who will have a record of his/her career. The purpose of the interview is to determine his or her suitability for the service for which he or she has applied. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his or her academic subjects but also in events taking place around him or her,  both within and outside his/her own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries.  The Board will pay special attention to assessing intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, judgment, alertness of mind, social cohesion, character integrity, initiative, and leadership capacity. 

UPSC IES/ISS Exam Pattern 2024

Both IES and ISS candidates will take a written examination worth 1000 marks. Candidates for the India Statistical Service must write objective and descriptive papers. Descriptive papers include both short-answer and long-answer questions. From the table below, you can learn about the examination pattern, the subjects, and the total marks for each subject, as well as the duration of the examination.

(a) Indian Economic Service 


Max. Marks


General English


3  hrs.

General Studies


3 hrs.

General Economics-1


3 hrs.

General Economics-2


3 hrs.

General Economics-3


3 hrs.

Indian Economics


3 hrs.

(b) Indian Statistical Service


Max. Marks


General English


3  hrs.

General Studies


3 hrs.

Statistics-1 (Objective)


2 hrs.

Statistics-2 (Objective)


2 hrs.

Statistics-3 (Descriptive)


3 hrs.

Statistics-4 (Descriptive)


3 hrs.

UPSC IES/ISS Syllabus 2024

Candidates who have applied for the UPSC IES/ISS examination should familiarize themselves with the syllabus and begin preparing accordingly. Every candidate must be familiar with the syllabus in order to prepare strategically for the examination. The table below contains complete information about subjects and topics. 

UPSC IES/ISS Common Subjects




  • Essay
  • Basic Grammar and Vocabulary to test candidate’s understanding of English and workman-like use of words
  • Summary or precis writing 


  • Current events and everyday observations and experiences in their scientific contexts.
  • Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India
  • History of India
  • Geography of India and World

UPSC Economic Service Syllabus 




PART A: 1. Theory of Consumer’s Demand

2. Theory of Production 

3. Theory of Value 

4. Theory of Distribution

5. Welfare Economics

PART B: Quantitative Methods in Economics 1. Mathematical Methods in Economics

2. Statistical and Econometric Methods


1. Economic Thought

2. Economic Growth and Development

3. Theory of Output, Inflation, Money and Finance

4. Financial and Capital Market 

5. Concept of National Income and Social Accounting 

6. International Economics

7. Balance of Payments

8. Global Institutions


1. Public Finance 

2. Environmental Economics

3. Industrial Economics

4. State, Market and Planning


1. History of development and planning

2. Federal Finance

3. Budgeting and Fiscal Policy

4. Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development

5. Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies

6. India’s experience with Urbanisation and Migration

7. Industry

8. Labour

9. Foreign trade

10. Money and Banking

11. Inflation 

UPSC Statistic Service Syllabus




1. Probability

2. Statistical Methods

3. Numerical Analysis

  • Finite differences of different orders
  • Concept of interpolation and extrapolation
  • Inverse interpolation
  • Numerical differentiation
  • Summation of Series
  • Numerical solutions of differential equations

4. Computer application and Data Processing: 

  • Basics of Computer
  • Basics of Programming 


1. Linear Models: Theory of linear estimation, Gauss- 

2. Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing: 

  • Characteristics of good estimator. 
  • Hypothesis testing 

3. Official Statistics 

  • National and International Official Statistical System
  • National Statistical Organization
  • National Statistical Commission
  • Index Numbers
  • Sector Wise Statistics
  • Population Census
  • National Accounts
  • Population Census


1. Sampling Techniques

2. Econometrics

3. Applied Statistics  


1. Operations Research and Reliability

2. Demography and Vital Statistics

3. Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial

4. Quality Control

5. Multivariate Analysis

6. Design and Analysis of Experiments 

7. Computing with C and R

UPSC IES/ISS Admit Card 2024

Admit Cards for the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) exams 2024 will be released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates who have registered for this exam can obtain their UPSC IES Admit Card 2024 from the UPSC's official website, i.e. It is necessary to bring the UPSC IES/ISS Admit Card, as well as a valid photo ID proof, to the examination. Follow the instructions on the UPSC IES/ISS admit card and bring it to the examination center on the scheduled date.  Steps to download the admit card from UPSC portal is given below.

Step 1: Go to the Important Links section and click on the Official link.

Step 2: Enter your Roll No./Registration ID, Birth Date, and Captcha. 

Step 3: Press the submit button.

Step 4: The UPSC IES/ISS Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Verify that all of the information on it is correct and download the admit card. 

UPSC IES/ISS Answer Key 2024

UPSC IES/ISS Answer Key 2024 will be uploaded by the UPSC after the exam is conducted by the Commission. The answer key will be uploaded for each set and candidates can evaluate their scores by checking the answer key. Once it's uploaded by the UPSC, we will provide you with the direct link to download the UPSC Answer Key below:-

UPSC IES/ ISS Exam 2024 Answer Key Link (Inactive)

UPSC IES/ISS Result 2024

The UPSC IES/ISS Result 2024 will be published after the exam is conducted. The commission releases the results for each stage, i.e. written examination and Interview, on its official website. Candidates can access their UPSC IES/ISS Results by following the steps below.

Step 1: Go to the official UPS website at

Step 2: Click the IES/ISS result 2024 link on the homepage.

Step 3: The result PDF will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Examine and find your roll number in the result PDF using the Ctrl+F key.

Step 5: Download the UPSC result PDF and make a copy for future reference.

UPSC IES/ISS 2024 Exam Cut-off 

UPSC IES/ISS Cut-off marks for 2024 will be announced by the UPSC after the exam is conducted. Till then we are providing you a table with UPSC IES/ISS Cut-off Marks 2023:-

                                        UPSC IES/ ISS Cut-off Marks 2023



Cut-off Marks (Written Exam)

Cut-off Marks (Final Stage)

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UPSC IES/ISS 2024 Salary

The salary package for UPSC IES ISS includes fundamental components such as basic pay and allowances in accordance with the commission's regulations. Candidates may refer to the table below to understand the pay scale and salary structure for the UPSC Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service discussed:

UPSC IES/ISS Salary 2024


Pay Structure

Duty Posts Higher Administrative Grade + (HAG +)/ Principal Adviser (Apex)

Rs 80,000 (fixed)

Senior Economic Adviser/ Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)/ Senior Adviser

Rs 67,000- (annual increment @3%) – Rs 79,000

Senior Administrative Grade (SAG)/ Economic Adviser/ Adviser

Pay Band-4: Rs 37,400-67,000 +Grade Pay: Rs 10,000

Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)/ Deputy Economic Adviser/ Joint Director {including Director/ Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)/ Additional Economic Adviser}

Pay Band-3: Rs 15,600-39,100 +Grade Pay: Rs 7,600 {Pay Band-4: Rs 37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay: Rs 8,700}

Assistant Economic Adviser/ Senior Time Scale (STS)/ Senior Research Officer/ Deputy Director

Pay Band-3: Rs 15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay: Rs 6,600

Junior Time Scale (JTS)/ Research Officer/ Assistant Director

Pay Band-3: Rs 15,600-39,100 + Grade Pay: Rs 5,400


To apply for UPSC IES, a candidate must hold a Postgraduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a recognized university.

A candidate who wishes to apply for the UPSC ISS post must have a Bachelor's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognized university.

The UPSC IES/ISS 2024 application fee is Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only). The fee is waived for female candidates, SC/ST candidates, and PwBD candidates.

After the successful completion of Stage-II, i.e. Interview, the UPSC IES/ISS Result 2024 will be released. The commission will announce the exact date on its official website.

The application window will be open till 30 April 2024.

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