UPSC IES ISSE - Syllabus

Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination

Off Line Exam Date: 16 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Off Line Exam Date: 16 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

UPSC IES ISSE 2020 Syllabus: Details, Exam Pattern, Tips

Updated On - May 26 2020 by Kartik Arya

UPSC IES ISSE 2020 Syllabus will be set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The UPSC IES ISSE examination will be conducted in the offline mode. UPSC IES ISSE (Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service) 2020 examination will be conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). This exam is the National Level Entrance Test which is organised to recruit applicants for the post in the central government department of the service of the economist and statistical profession. The candidates are advised to read the complete article to known more about the UPSC IES ISS syllabus 2020.

Latest Updates:

  • UPSC IES ISSE 2020 Application Form has been delayed because of COVID-19 till further notice.
  • UPSC IES ISSE 2020 Examination, scheduled to be notified on 25 March 2020, has been delayed because of COVID-19 till further notice.

UPSC IES ISS Syllabus 2020

The applicants can the complete UPSC IES ISS exam syllabus details in the given list below:

  • The conducted authority will release the UPSC IES syllabus and ISS syllabus separately.
  • The candidate makes ensure to about the UPSC exam pattern 2020 for the IES and ISS to prepare for the examination.
  • There will be 6 paper for the IES and ISS each.

The topics for IES and ISS are listed below:

UPSC IES Syllabus Topics

There are the topics of all the 6 exams of UPSC IES are listed below:

  • General English 
  • General Studies
  • General Economics-I
  • General Economics-II
  • General Economics-III
  • Indian Economic

UPSC ISS Syllabus Topics

There are the topics of all the 6 exams of UPSC ISS are listed below:

  • General English
  • General Studies
  • Statistics – I (Objective)
  • Statistics – II (Objective)
  • Statistics – III (Descriptive)
  • Statistics – IV (Descriptive)
NOTE: The General English and General Studies exam will be common for both the IES and ISS exams.

UPSC IES 2020 Syllabus

  • General English (Common for IES and ISS)
    • Applicants will be required to write an essay in English.
    • Other questions will be designed to test the candidate's understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
    • Passages will be set for summary or precise usually.
  • General Studies (Common for IES and ISS)
    • General knowledge (GK) and knowledge of current events and daily life observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any technical subjects.
    • The question paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the History of India, political system and the Constitution of India and Geography of nature which an applicant should be able to answer without special study. 
  • General Economics-I
    • Part-A 
      • Theory of Consumer’s Demand
      • Theory of Production
      • Theory of Distribution
      • Welfare Economics
    • Part-B
      • Quantitative Methods in Economics 
      • Mathematical Methods in Economics:
      • Statistical and Econometric Methods
  • General Economics-II
    • Economic Thought
    • Concept of National Income and Social Accounting
    • Theory of employment, Output, Inflation, Money and Finance
    • Financial and Capital Market
    • Economic Growth and Development
    • International Economics
    • Balance of Payments
    • Global Institutions
  • General Economics-III
    • Public Finance
    • Environmental Economics
    • Industrial Economics
    • State, Market and Planning
  • Indian Economics
    • History of development and planning
    • Federal Finance
    • Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
    • Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development
    • Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies
    • India’s experience with Urbanisation and Migration
    • Labour
    • Foreign trade
    • Money and Banking
    • Inflation

UPSC ISS 2020 Syllabus

  • Statistics – I (Objective)
    • Probability
    • Statistical Methods
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Computer application and Data Processing
  • Statistics – II (Objective)
    • Linear Models
    • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
    • Official Statistics
  • Statistics – III (Descriptive)
    • Sampling Techniques
    • Econometrics
    • Applied Statistics
  • Statistics – IV (Descriptive)
    • Operations Research and Reliability
    • Demography and Vital Statistics
    • Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial
    • Quality Control
    • Multivariate Analysis
    • Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • Computing with C and R
  • The 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 (2 Hours). 
  • The Statistics III & IV will be of Descriptive Type having Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%) and Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%).
  • At least one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section are compulsory for all the applicants.
  • In Statistics-IV, the equal number of questions from all the sub-sections in paper will be of 50% weightage and applicants have to choose any two sub-sections and answer. 

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the UPSC IES ISS exam pattern 2020 which are given in the list below:

  • Mode of exam: Offline mode (Pen and Paper Test) on OMR sheets
  • Total Paper: There will be a total of 6 papers for UPSC IES and ISS exam each.
  • Duration: Total 3 Hours (180 mins)for each paper.
  • Type of question: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), Descriptive Type.
    • Marking Scheme: +1 For each right answer and -1/3 for each wrong answer and 0 for every unanswered question.

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Important Books

The candidates can check the list of the important books that will help the applicants to prepare for the UPSC IES ISS 2020 examination. All the books are given in the table below:
UPSC IES ISS 2020 Important Books
Books Author Name
Indian Economy for Civil Services, Universities and Other Examinations Paperback(11th edition)
Ramesh Singh
General Studies: For All Competitive Examinations
Atlantic Research Division
Indian Economics Services-Kalinga Economics Kalinga IAS
Indian Economic Services 2020(Pack of 7 Books) version Sourav Sir

UPSC IES ISS 2020 Preparation Tips

All the preparation tips listed here are going to help the candidates to prepare better for the UPSC IES ISS 2020 which are given in the list below:

  • The applicants must go through the UPSC IES ISS syllabus and the exam pattern of the examination thoroughly.
  • The candidates must know of the marking scheme in the examination.
  • Applicants must revise once after you complete your daily study always.
  • Make short notes of each subject and important topics to revise before the examination day.
  • The applicants make a feasible and proper time table to study and follow it every day.

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Form Start Date:

11 Aug 2020

Form End Date:

01 Sep 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 01 Sep 2020
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