IES/ISS Exam 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Notification Application Form Exam Date Eligibility Pattern

IES/ISS Exam 2023IES/ISS Exam 2023: Every year, the UPSC conducts the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) exams. The IES and ISS are the administrative inter-ministerial civil services under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. The application process has begun for the IES/ISS Exam 2023 in April 2023. Given below are the details for the IES 2023 examination, such as the application form, deadline to submit the registration, exam date, syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, admit card, and result.

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Notification:

  • The last date to apply for the UPSC IES/ISS 2023 Application Form is May 9, 2023.
  • UPSC IES/ISS 2023 Application Form was released on 19th April 2023.

IES/ISS 2023 Highlights

Name of Exam Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment of the Year 2023-23
Frequency Once a year
Minimum Eligibility Post Graduation/Graduation
No. of vacancy 18(IES)/ 33(ISS)
Application Mode Online Mode
Mode of exam Offline
UPSC Calendar 2023 Click here
Official Website

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Exam Date:

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Events Exam Dates
UPSC IES 2023 Notification Date Released 19th April 2023
Registration Start 19th April 2023
Deadline to submit the Online Application Form 9th May 2023
Application Withdrawn
Admit Card Released
UPSC IES 2023 Exam Date 23rd June 2023
Result Announced

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Application Form:

  • Candidates are required to fill the application form which is available from the official website.
  • Check the instructions before you fill the application form.
  • Once you are through with filling in the personal and other details, scan the recent photograph as well as your signature.
  • Don’t forget to pay the application fee in any branch of SBI.
  • Most importantly, take a printout of the application form and challan also for further reference.
  • While filling the application form online, the candidate will automatically get the registration number and while filling the challan number and registration number, press enters to end the process.

Application Fee:

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  • The application fee will be Rs 200/- for General/OBC candidates.
  • SC/ST/PH /female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
  • Mode of payment can be a credit card, debit card, or internet banking
  • You can also make payment via offline mode using e-challan through any branch of SBI.

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UPSC IES/ISS 2023 Exam Centre:

Candidates check the list of exam centers given in the table below.

Ahmedabad Jammu
Bengaluru Kolkata
Bhopal Lucknow
Chandigarh Mumbai
Chennai Patna
Cuttack Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Delhi Shillong
Dispur Shimla
Hyderabad Thiruvananthapuram

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

Find below the IES 2023 Eligibility Criteria steps. Before applying candidates need to read out the below steps:


A candidate must be either a Citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, intending to permanently settle in India, or 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 to permanently settle in India.

Educational Qualification:

For Indian Economic Service (IES):

The candidates must have completed 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.

For Indian Statistical Service (ISS):

  • The candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects OR
  • 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.
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Age Limit:

The minimum age to attend the exam will be 21 years and the maximum age will be 30 years. Age Relaxation is given below as per the category of the candidate.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Defense Services Personnel disabled
in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area
3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO/SSCO 5 years
PwBD 10 years

Selection Process

The candidates will be selected through two stages of the Exam:

  •  Written Examination: 1000 marks
  •  Viva Voce (Interview): 200 marks of candidates who will be shortlisted by UPSC.

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Exam Pattern:

Written Exam:

  • UPSC IES ISS Written Exam will consist of 6 Papers.
  • The questions papers in all the subjects will be of conventional (essay) type.
  • The language of the paper will be English only.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.33 for the incorrect answer in the Objective Paper.

UPSC Indian Economic Service: Subject Maximum
1 General English 100 3 hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 General Economics-I 200 3 hrs
4 General Economics-II 200 3 hrs
5 General Economics-III 200 3 hrs
6 Indian Economics 200 3 hrs

Indian Statistical Service

S.No. Subject Marks Exam
1 General English 100 3 hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
4 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
5 Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
6 Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs

Viva Voce:

The second stage of the exam will be the Interview or Viva Voce. The candidates who will clear the written test as per the cut-off set by the commission will be called for the Viva-voce.

IES Exam 2023 Syllabus:

General Studies
  • Questions based on general knowledge,
  • History
  • Indian polity.
  • Geography.
  • Constitution of India
  • Current affairs
  • Current events and their effects on everyday life.
General English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Para jumbles
  • Gap Filling
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

UPSC ISS Syllabus 2023:

(Objective Type) 
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer application and Data Processing
  • Probability
(Objective Type) 
  • Linear Models
  • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
  • Official Statistics
(Descriptive Type) 
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics
(Descriptive Type) 
  • Operations Research and Reliability
  • Demography and Vital Statistics
  • Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial
  • Quality Control
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Computing with C and R
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IES/ISS Exam 2023 Admit Card:

UPSC IES/ISS 2023 Admit Card will release in September 2023. Download the admit card from the official website. The Admit Card will not send by post. Candidates can download the Admit Card by RID (Registration ID) and date of birth or roll number and date of birth or name, father’s name, and date of birth.

Steps to Download UPSC IES/ISS Admit Card 2023:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC i.e,
  • Then on the homepage under ‘What’s New’ the Admit Card link will be available.
  • Now click on the link ‘e – Admit Card: Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2023’ or ‘e – Admit Card: Indian Economic Service Examination, 2023’
  • Click on ‘click here’ to download the e-Admit Card.
  • Read the important instructions and click on ‘Yes’
  • Then Enter Registration ID or Roll Number and Date of Birth & click on ‘Login’
  • UPSC IES Prelims Admit Card and UPSC ISS Admit Card will appear on your screen.
  • Download & take a print-out of the admit card.

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Answer Key:

UPSC ISS 2023 Answer Key will be released online at the UPSC  official website. To download UPSC ISS 2023 Answer, candidates have to visit the website and just download the answer key given in PDF format.

IES/ISS Exam 2023 Result:

  • The exam result will be declared through the website
  • Kindly enter your roll number to check the result.
  • Upload the PDF file of the result on the official website by the UPSC.

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32 thoughts on “IES/ISS Exam 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus”

  1. I will be married in November 2019. But exam date is in Jan 2020.
    What should I mention in Martial status on the form?
    Form would be filled in taking mind the date of form filling or the date of examination?

  2. Final year student can apply for IES? My son is appearing the 4th year B.Tech in March or April 2020.
    Please do advice can he apply

  3. Dear sir/madam
    my DOB is 12-05-1992 and i belongs to general category..
    how many times i will write the exam.. with my age
    please reply me..

    • yes,all the students which are in 7th sem or above are elligible for ese 2020.But their is a age limit in minimum or maximum age criteria.For appearing, U have to atleast more than 21 years at the time of form fillup.Check websites of for further details.Thank you

  4. Can the students of computer science branch apply and write the exams and if yes what are the roles given to computer science stream??


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