UPSC IES ISSE - Syllabus

Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination

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UPSC IES ISSE 2023 Syllabus: Details, Exam Pattern, Tips

Updated On - April 06 2023 by Divyansh K

UPSC IES ISSE 2023 Syllabus is 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) 2023 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 2023.

UPSC IES ISS Syllabus 2023

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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the UPSC IES ISS exam pattern 2023 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 2023 Important Books

The candidates can check the list of the important books that will help the applicants to prepare for the UPSC IES ISS 2023 examination. All the books are given in the table below:
UPSC IES ISS 2023 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 2023(Pack of 7 Books) version Sourav Sir

UPSC IES ISSE 2023 Preparation Tips

All the preparation tips listed here are going to help the candidates to prepare better for the UPSC IES ISSE 2023 which are given in the list below:

1. Stay Updated
Current News is a major component of the entire UPSC syllabus. Preparing for this stage is difficult for aspiring researchers to do extensive research and to keep up-to-date with the latest news on world affairs.

Daily newspaper and religious reading of the newspaper is the best way to keep up with current trends. Also, various websites and blogs with extensive coverage of current news. Apart from newspapers, you can rely on the official websites and applications of the newspapers you are currently subscribing to, which can be very helpful. You can also record notes of current events directly from apps and websites available online.

2. Practice Testing
Students often ask what the mock test needs when they need to complete the syllabus anyway. If the candidates completes any topic and performs mock tests, they will be ahead of the others. There are many reasons. If anyone analyzes last year's paperwork and performs mock tests, you get an idea of ​​what the predicted questions are, and how quickly they should be answered. They can sit for online exams and more that they can download and use for offline testing purposes and practice of last year's papers.
3. Stay Healthy 
Lastly, set aside time to look at your books and connect with other people. It is important not to neglect your communication skills and your emotional well-being. Eat and sleep well, engage in other activities, and do not let the weight of the test overwhelm you. Candidates and aspirants must take care of their physical as well as their mental health.
4. Understanding the Test Pattern
The test pattern is an important fact of any test. For UPSC IES / ISSE 2023, students must understand all the facts of the written test. In this study, there are six papers that contain different weights and duration. 1000 mark written test. The viva-voce will be run for 200 marks. The papers in General English and General Studies are familiar to both the Indian Statistical Service and the Indian Economic Service and questions will be a topics.
5. Detailed syllabus analysis
The clear purpose that students can only look at can be achieved by reading the latest UPSC IES / ISSE 2023 syllabus. This enables students to understand what they should read, what they should not read, and what resources one should refer to. . Keeping a copy of the syllabus and memorizing the syllabus will save you a lot of time. In addition, analyzing previous questionnaires helps one to put the syllabus in a better perspective, as in general, the actual width and depth of the syllabus may be better obtained after analyzing the questions asked in the relevant topics.
 6. Appropriate Learning Program
The UPSC IES / ISSE 2023 includes one very wide UPSC syllabus. Therefore, to complete the syllabus, each baptismal candidate must have a proper study program. This does not mean that you can follow any learning program you encounter online. Of course you can take references to the program of others, you have to create a study plan and a personal study structure that suits your style.


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