The Indian Economic Service is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India.
The Indian Economic Service was introduced for formulating and implementing economic policies and programmes in India. With the initiation of large-scale economic reforms in 1991 and the proliferation of the regulatory role of the government, such analysis and advice within the domain of the service have increased manifold. For Indian Statistical Service, all statistical posts of different ministries and departments were pooled together in the initial constitution of service.
A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services will be held by the Union Public Service Commission in accordance with the rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India.
|Exam||Indian Economic Service (IES)|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam mode||Pen and paper-based (Offline)|
|Number of attempts||6|
|Duration of the examination||3 days|
|Vacancies (approximately)||IES – 32 & ISS – 33|
|Expected registrations||More than 2 lakh|
The official notification for the Indian Economic Service (IES) will be released on April 06, 2022. Candidates can apply online between April 06 to April 26, 2022. The written examination will be held from June 24 to 26 2022 (3 Days).
|Indian Economic Service (IES) 2022
|IES/ISS 2022 notification||April 06, 2022|
|Starting date to apply||April 06, 2022|
|Last date to apply||April 26, 2022|
|IES/ISS admit card||June 2022 (tentative)|
|IES/ISS exam date||June 24 to 26 2022 (3 days)|
|IES/ISS result 2021||August 2022|
|IES/ISS interview||September 2022|
|IES/ISS final result||October 2022|
According to the UPSC calendar, the IES official notification will be released on April 06, 2022. Candidates who are aspiring for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service can start their registration from the release of official notification. The official notification will also display the total number of vacancies. The online application window will be active between April 06 and till April 26, 2022.
Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this exam and the approx number of vacancies in Junior Scale of the Services are given below:
Note: 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness or Low Vision for Indian Statistical Service.
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 January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
1. For Indian Economic Service (IES):
The candidates must have obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.
2. For Indian Statistical Service (ISS):
The candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or else the candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.
The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years as on August 1, 2021, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991, and not later than August 1, 2000.
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable as mentioned for the below categories:
IES is the gateway to the central service as Group A officers. Aspirants who successfully pass IES/ISS examination are placed in various cadre posts in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, national sample survey and other allied offices where specialists in economics and statistics are required.
The posts are primarily located in Ministries/ Departments dealing with economic and social sectors. Besides Cadre posts, IES officers go on deputation to serve in various domestic and international organizations such as UN bodies, foreign governments, state governments and regulatory bodies. Officers from the service are also appointed on deputation to posts in the Central Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme.
The places of posting are usually in the State capitals or New Delhi. A candidate selected at a favorable age can expect to rise quite high in the career and touch the level of even Secretary to the Government of India, in any Ministry concerned with economic affairs.