UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020: Important Dates, Syllabus, Notification PDF


UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020: The  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the much-awaited UPSC ISS Notification 2020 on 11th August 2020. Indian Statistical Service (ISS) of UPSC is the All India Exam conducted by the UPSC each year. The ISS is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service of the executive branch of the Government of India under Category A of the Central Civil Services. The commission will be conducting the UPSC ISS 2020 Exam this year from 16 October 2020 and the test period will be 3 days. The commission will issue the admit card three weeks before the exam begins. The e-Admission Certificate will be placed on the UPSC website. Candidates can learn about qualifications, age limit, training, selection requirements, and other information via this article.

UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Highlights

Check all the important updates which are to be kept in mind by the interested candidates who are interested to apply for The UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Recruitment 2020.

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Recruitment Details
UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Basic Details
Name of Exam Indian Statistical Service (ISS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment of the Year 2020-21
Frequency Once a year
UPSC IES Notification Download IES Notification
Minimum Eligibility Post Graduation/Graduation
Stage of UPSC IES/ISS Exam
  • Written Examination
  • Personal Interview
Exam Fees Rs 200/-
Negative Marking 0.33 marks for objective type exam
Mode of exam Offline
Official Website

UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates regarding the UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020:

UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Important Dates
UPSC ISS 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC IES Notification Release 11th August 2020
Start date of online application 11th August 2020
Last date to apply online 01st September 2020 (Last Date)
Issuance of Admit Card September 2020 (tentative)
Commencement of exam 16 Oct 2020, Friday
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

UPSC Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam Dates

The UPSC ISS exam is administered over a 3-day period. The ISS Dates for UPSC were updated. After reviewing the present situation of pandemic coronavirus, UPSC released the revised dates of all upcoming recruitment examinations and notifications on 5 June. Check important dates in the table below about UPSC ISS 2020.

Exam Dates
UPSC ISS 2020 Exam Important dates 
UPSC ISS Notification Release 10 Jun 2020
Start date of online application 10 Jun 2020
Last date to apply online 30 Jun 2020
Issuance of Admit Card September 2020 (tentative)
Commencement of exam 16 Oct 2020, Friday
Release of Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced

UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Vacancy

The IES and ISS is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. Candidates can check the vacancy of UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020. The Post wise vacancy distribution is given below:

  • Indian Statistical Service – 47

Download Official Notification here-

UPSC ISS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria and age limits of  UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 in the given below:

1. Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  • a Citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who had arrived in India before 1 January 1962, planning to live permanently in India, or
  • a person of Indian descent who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with a permanent intention to settle in India.

Note: The applicants must be in possession of a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India for type (b), (c), (d), and (e).

2. Educational Qualification

For Indian Statistical Service (ISS):

The candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects 


The candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Applied Statistics from an accepted university or from a foreign university approved from time to time by the Central Government of India.

3. Age Limit

The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August 2020 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1990 and not later than 1st August 1999.

Age Relaxation is given below as per the category of the candidate.

Age Relaxation
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area 3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO 5 years
PwBD 10 years

UPSC ISS Recruitment 2020 Exam Pattern

Written Exam:

  1. UPSC ISS Exam will have 6 Papers in each of them.
  2. The questions papers in all the subjects will be of conventional (essay) type.
  3. Questions will be set in English and must be answered in English as well.
  4. Marks may be deducted if the handwriting is not easily understood. No marks will be given for superficial (slight) knowledge.
  5. The Objective Paper will have a negative marking of 0.33 for the incorrect answer.
UPSC ISS Written Exam Details
S.No. Subject Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 General English 100 3 hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
4 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
5 Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
6 Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs


Viva Voce:

The applicants who will clear the written test as per the cut-off set by the commission will be required to appear for the Interview or Viva Voce.

UPSC ISS Syllabus

STATISTICS-I (Objective Type) 
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer application and Data Processing
  • Probability
STATISTICS- II (Objective Type) 
  • Linear Models
  • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
  • Official Statistics
STATISTICS- III (Descriptive Type) 
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics
STATISTICS-IV (Descriptive Type) 
  • 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

Exam Centre

Applicants check the list of exam centers given in the table below.

Exam Centre
Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kolkata
Bhopal Lucknow
Chandigarh Mumbai
Chennai Patna
Cuttack Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Delhi Shillong
Dispur Shimla
Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram

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