The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a competitive examination named Indian Statistical Services (ISS).

This examination is held once a year, generally in the month of November. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in Employment News, generally in the month of June.

UPSC Indian Statistical Services (ISS) Examination

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate need to check the eligibility before applying.

Age limits

21-30 years on 1st January of the year of Examination. Certain categories of persons as specified in the notice are eligible for age relaxation.

Educational Qualifications:

– The candidate should have Post Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics / Applied Statistics / Mathematical Statistics.
– Candidates appearing in qualifying degree exams are also eligible provisionally subject to producing proof of passing along with Detailed Application Form.

Scheme of Examination

Part-I : Candidates are required to appear in the following papers of conventional type papers.
(ii) For Indian Statistical Service
(a) General English 100 Marks
(b) General Studies 100 Marks
(c) Statistics-I 200 Marks
(d) Statistics-II 200 Marks
(e) Statistics-III 200 Marks
(f) Statistics-IV 200 Marks
Part II : Interview for Personality Test 200 Marks

Successful candidates are then eligible for Personality Test (Interview). Personality Test carries 200 Marks.


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