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UPSC IES/ISS Exam Eligibility Details: Union Public Service Commission conducts Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination every year. The following are the eligibility details to apply for the IES/ISS Exam.

Eligibility Details:

1. Nationality: 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 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka 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.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2. Age: Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years.

3. Age Relaxation:
i. 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates
ii. 3 years for OBC candidates.
iii. Age is additionally relaxable by 5 years for those applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.
iv. 3 years for Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof).
v. 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs.
vi. 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Educational Qualification:
For Indian Economic Service: Candidates must have obtained a Post-graduate Degree in Economics/ Applied Economics/ Business Economics /Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament.

For Indian Statistical Service: Candidate must have obtained a Bachelors Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament.

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Responses to “UPSC IES/ISS Exam Eligibility Details”

  • Sohel Makwana says:

    Sir, I have done MBA in Finance. Can i apply for IES or ISS exam?

  • Neelam Rani says:

    Sir, I have done BBA. Can i apply?

  • Devendra meena says:

    Sir, I have done B.COM. Can i apply for ISS exam in UPSC?

  • srinivas says:

    Sir, I have done B.COM. Can i apply for ISS exam in UPSC?

  • Priya says:

    Sir, I have completed Post Graduation in ECE. Can i apply for this job?

  • P Hemagiri says:

    Sir, I have completed B.COM in Computers. Can i apply for this job?

  • Dharmendra says:

    I have done M.Sc Mathematics. Can i apply for ISS exam?

  • indu says:

    I have completed B.A (H) Economics with two papers on Statistical methods for Economics. I am doing M.A in Econometrics. May i apply for ISS Exam?

  • Karthika A says:

    Sir, I have completed M.Sc under Mathematics subject in April, 2017. Can i apply?

  • k.vimalraj says:

    Sir, I am pursuing B.Stat in first year Statistics. Am i eligible to apply for this post?

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