Indian Statistical Services

The Indian Statistical Service is a career opportunity for those who have a keen interest to be a part of the Indian economic policy formulation team. UPSC conducts the Indian Statistical Services Examination to recruit officers in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, national sample survey and other allied offices where specialists in statistics are required.

The selected candidates are also placed in the Labor Bureau, Central Electricity Authority, Economic Advisers to various ministries, Forward Market Commission, Tariff Commission, Planning Board, Tariff Commission, National sample survey, etc. Candidates may even go on deputations to different agencies of the United Nations.

Age limit:

a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years b) The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxed as follows: i) upto a maximum of five year if a candidate belongs to Scheduled Caste or Schedule Tribe ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinary been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989 iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequences thereof.

Educational Qualifications:

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.

Duration of Exam:

3 Days
Physical Standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to Indian Statistical Service Examination, as per the Regulations.

Selection Process:

Part I: Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks.
Part II: Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

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