Monday, 18 January 2016

UPSC Indain Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination 2016

A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from 13rd May, 2016 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India dated the 16th January, 2016. The examination will be held at the following centres :-


The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres, except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their Choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.

NB : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands. Blind candidates will, however, be required to take the examination at anyone of the seven Centres viz. Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Dispur and Mumbai. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be entertained.

2. (a) The Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this examination and the approximate number of vacancies in Junior Time Scale of the Services are given below :-
(i) Indian Economic Service - 15
(ii) Indian Statistical Service - 13

NOTE : 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PH category candidate for Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy for Indian Statistical Service by the Government through IES/ISS Exam, 2016 and two backlog vacancies have been kept reserved for the PH Category candidates (one for Hearing Impairment Category and one for Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy) in the Indian Economic Service through IES/ISS Exam, 2016. The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be given effect to as per policy of the Govt.

(b) A candidate may compete for any one of the Services only viz. the Indian Economic Service or the Indian Statistical Service, for which he/she is eligible in terms of the rules. A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidate belongs is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her Application Form for Indian Economic Service Examination/Indian Statistical Service Examination that he/she belongs to General Category but subsequently write to the Commission to change his/her category, to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a little gap (say 2-

3 months) between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Commission on merit basis. Candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/ Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of the application.

(I) 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 the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of
permanently settling in India; or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of
Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with
the intention of permanently settling in India :
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be person in whose favour
a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but
the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

(II) Age Limits :
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years
on 1st August, 2016 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and not later than 1st
August, 1995.
(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable as follows :—
(i) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belong to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
(ii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes who
are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
(iii) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate has ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and
Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989;
(iv) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations
during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence
thereof ;
(v) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and
ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 and have
been released : (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be
completed within one year from 1st August, 2016 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on
account or misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of Physical disability attributable to Military
Service; or (iii) on invalidment;

(vi) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for Civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment;

(vii) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically disabled persons.

NOTE I- Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3(II) (b) above. viz., those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J&K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age relaxation under both the categories.
NOTE II- The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as Ex-servicemen in the Exservicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.
NOTE III- The age concession under para 3(II)(b)(v) and (vi) will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on their own request.
NOTE IV- Notwithstanding the provisions of age relaxation under para 3(II)(b)(vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority as the case may be, may prescribed) if found to satisfy the requirement of physical and medical standard for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.

The date of birth, accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service Records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

NOTE 1.- Candidate should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission, and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
NOTE 2.- Candidates should also note that once Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other Examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.
NOTE 3.- The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in respective column of the Online Application Form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

(III) Minimum Educational Qualifications :
(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service 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 or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

(b) A candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

NOTE 1.- A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such a candidate will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but his/her admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if his/her does not produce the proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted by the candidate who qualify on the results of the written part of the examination.
NOTE 2.- In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate, who has none of the foregoing qualification, as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.
NOTE 3.- A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a Foreign University may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

(IV) Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 published in Gazette of India dated 16th January, 2016.

4. FEE :
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad /State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Note-1 : Applicants who opt for “Pay by cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-Slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” Mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 11.02.2016 i.e. one day before the closing date; however, applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is de activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during baking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-Slip, will have no other offline or Internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 23.59 hours of 12.02.2016.

Note-2 : Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

Note-3 : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

Note-4 : For the applicants in whose case payments detailed have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission’s Website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by Speed Post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible.


Physically disabled persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Services (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically disabled). A physically disabled candidate claiming age relaxation/fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along with their Detailed Application Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital/Medical Board in support of his/her claim for being physically disabled.

(a) Candidates are required to apply Online using the Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
(b) The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
(c) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should apply directly to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises are however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for the Examination.
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.
NOTE-I : While filling in his/her application form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice for the centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her e-Admit Card, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.
NOTE-II : Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances.
(d) Candidates are not required to submit hard copy of their application to the Commission at this stage. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission, viz. Written Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification, at any time, before or after the written examination or Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions; their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
Candidates are requested to keep ready the attested copies of the following documents for submission to the Commission soon after the declaration of the result of the written part of the part of the examination which is likely to be declared in the month of August, 2016.
1. Certificate of Age.
2. Certificate of Educational Qualification indicating the Subjects.
3. Certificate in support of claim to belong to Schedule Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes, where
4. Certificate in support of claim for age/fee concession, where applicable.
5. Certificate in support of being physically disabled (where applicable). Immediately after declaration of result of the written part of the examination, successful candidates may be intimated by the Commission electronically and they shall be asked to submit Detailed Application Form (DAF) online. The successful candidates have to send the printout of this DAF with each page duly signed along with the attested copies of the above mentioned certificates of the above mentioned certificates to the Commission at that time. Originals will have to be produced at the time of interview. The interview letter to the candidates may also be issued electronically. If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 12 of the Rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 notified in the Gazette of India dated 16th January, 2016.

The Online Applications can be filled upto 12th February, 2016 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases :
(i) An e-Admit card will be made available in the UPSC website [] for downloading by candidates with effect from 7th March, 2016 till 4th April, 2016. No physical Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid and active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. No request for issue of E-Admit Card will be entertained by Commission after 4th April, 2016 under any circumstances. For downloading the e-Admit Card the candidate must have his/her vital parameters like RID and Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father’s name & Date of Birth available with him/her. If a candidate is not able to download his/her e-Admit Card or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination till 14th March, 2016 is not received from the Commission, he/she should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over phone Nos.011-23381125/011-23385271/011- 23098543. In case no communication is received in the Commission’s office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his/her e-Admit Card till 4th April, 2016, he/she himself/herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his/her e-Admit Card.

No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an e-admission certificate for the examination. On receipt of e-Admit Card, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/ errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.

The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the Application Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.

The mere fact that an e-Admit Card to the Examination has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the Commission has finally cleared his/her candidature or that the Commission has accepted entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Examination as true and correct. Candidates may note that the Commission will take up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (Written) Examination. Unless the Commission formally confirms candidature, it continues to be provisional. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final.
Candidates should note that the name in the e-Admit Card in some cases may be abbreviated due to technical
(ii) In the event of a candidate downloading more than one e-admission certificate from the website of the Commission, he/she should use only one of these admission certificates for appearing in the examination.
(iii) The candidates must ensure that their E-Mail IDs given in their Online Applications are valid and active as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination processes.
(iv) A candidate must see that communications sent to him/her at the address stated in his/her application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes, they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.
(v) If a candidate receives an e-Admit Card in respect of some other candidate the same should immediately be brought to the notice of Commission with a request to issue the correct e-Admit Card. Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an e-Admit Card issued in respect of another candidate.


In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/ 011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 Hrs. and 17.00 Hrs.

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