The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday issued a notification announcing examination date and procedure for applying for Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2017 on its official website.
Approximately 44 posts in 1) Indian Economic Service (15 posts) 2) Indian Statistical Service (29 posts) would be filled through the examination.
The last date to apply for the examination is March 3, 2017 till 6pm.
Aspirants are required to check eligibility conditions and instructions before applying for the exam, exclusively through the website www.upsconline.nic.in.
Candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination and will be available on the official website.
Scheme of exam:
The Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination will be conducted in two stages: 1) The written exam carrying a maximum of 1000 marks 2) The Viva voce (oral exam) carrying a maximum of 200 marks.
There will be negative marking for wrong answers by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
The question papers in all subjects in Indian Economic Service Examination and in Indian Statistical Service Examination will be of conventional (essay) type except in Statistics Paper I and Statistics Paper II which are of objective type. All question papers must be answered in English.
A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services will be held by UPSC commencing from May 12, 2017 at various centres across the country (see details in the notification below). The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission. The results of the written part of the examination is likely to be declared in the month of August, 2017.
(Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centre except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.)
Note: Go through the notification provided below for details like eligibility conditions, how to apply, exam fee structure, syllabus of exam for various subjects and much more.