UPSC IES/ISS 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

UPSC IES/ISS 2021UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2021: Every year the UPSC conducts the  Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam. The IES and ISS is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. Given below are the details for the IES 2021 examination such as Application Form, Deadline to submit the registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card & Result:

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UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Notification:

  • 27th April 2021: The last date to apply for UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2021.
  • 7th April 2021: The  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has been released the IES/ISS 2021 Application Form.
  • 7th April 2021: UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be conducted on 16th July 2021.

UPSC IES/ISS Recruitment 2021: Highlights

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Name of Exam Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment of the Year 2021-22
Frequency Once a year
Total Vacancies Indian Economic Service: 15

Indian Statistical Service: 11

Minimum Eligibility Post Graduation/Graduation
Application Mode Online Mode
Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Official Website

UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Exam Date:

Events Exam Dates
Notification Date Released 7th April 2021
Application Form Released 7th April 2021
Deadline to submit the Online Application Form 27th April 2021
Online Applications can be withdrawn 4th to 10th May 2021
Admit Card Released —-
UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Exam Date 16th July 2021 (3 Days)
Result Announced

IES/ISS Exam 2021 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 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.

UPSC IES 2021 Application Fee:

  • The cost of 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.

Steps to Apply for IES Application Form 2021:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC i.e,
  • Then enter your name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number, and other personal details.
  • Now, pay the Registration Fee via online as well as offline mode
  • Then fill the Application Form.
  • Enter your category, communication details, work experience details, etc.
  • Upload scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and photo ID proof.
  • The last step is to read the declaration and click on “I agree”.
  • Click on Final Submit and download the filled-in form for future reference.

Important Links:

UPSC IES/ISS Notification 2021 Click here
UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Application Form Click here

Eligibility Criteria:

Find below the IES/ISS 2021 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.

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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.

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

Click here to check UPSC Calendar 2021

UPSC IES ISS 2021 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

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.

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
General English 100 3 hrs
General Studies 100 3 hrs
General Economics-I 200 3 hrs
General Economics-II 200 3 hrs
General Economics-III 200 3 hrs
Indian Economics 200 3 hrs
Total 1000

Indian Statistical Service

Subject Marks Exam
General English 100 3 hrs
General Studies 100 3 hrs
Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
Total 1000

Viva Voce:

The second stage of the exam will be 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.

UPSC IES 2021 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 2021:

(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

Admit Card:

  • Download the admit card from the official website.
  • The Admit Card will release 3 weeks before the Exam.

UPSC ISS 2021 Answer Key:

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UPSC ISS 2021 Answer Key will be released online at the UPSC  official website. To download UPSC ISS 2021 Answer, candidates have to visit the website and just download the answer key given in PDF format.

IES 2021 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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