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IES/ISS Exam 2019 Study Notes

IES/ISS Exam 2019 Study Notes

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced a notification to conduct Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam in 2018.

Remember these dates

Starting Date to Apply Online: 21-03-2018

Last Date to Apply Online: 16-04-2018

Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash): 15-04-2018

Last Date for Fee Payment (Online): 16-04-2018

Date of Exam: 29-06-2018

If you want comprehensive curriculum based study material, then "Develop India Group" will meet your needs in one place. We will also provide guidance for strategic preparation for the success in competitive exams. We have prepare the study materials by the analyzing the pattern of the last five years papers. So that we could include issues all important issues in the preparing of the study material. After analyzing the success of the past few years, we can say that Develop India Group is a top-tier institution, where 70-80 percent of questions are being asked by our study material. This is a major breakthrough for us and you can take edge over other competitors by the studying of Develop India Group study notes. 

यदि आप व्यापक पाठ्यक्रम आधारित सम्पूर्ण अध्ययन सामाग्री चाहते हैं, तो डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक ही स्थान पर आपकी आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करेगा। हम आपको प्रतियोगी परीक्षा में सफलता के लिए रणनीतिक तैयारी हेतु मार्गदर्शन भी प्रदान करेंगे। हम पिछले पांच वर्षों के प्रश्नपत्रों के पैटर्न का विश्लेषण करके पूरी अध्ययन सामाग्री को तैयार करते हैं। ताकि अध्ययन सामाग्री के निर्माण में हम सभी महत्त्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को शामिल कर सकें। पिछले कुछ साल की सफलता के विश्लेषण करने के बाद, हम यह कह सकते हैं कि डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक शीर्ष स्तरीय संस्थान है, जहां 70-80 प्रतिशत सवाल हमारी अध्ययन सामाग्री से पूछे जा रहे हैं। यह हमारे लिए बड़ी सफलता है और आप डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप की व्यापक अध्ययन सामाग्री का अध्ययन कर के अन्य प्रतियोगियों पर बढ़त हासिल सकते हैं।

Why should read Develop India Group Study Material?
डेवेलप इंडिया ग्रुप अध्ययन सामग्री को क्यों पढ़ना चाहिए?

1. Develop India Group (DIG) is India’s largest complete study materials provider website. (डेवेलप इंडिया ग्रुप (DIG) भारत की सबसे बड़ी अध्ययन सामग्री प्रदाता वेबसाइट है।)

2. Develop India Group (DIG) prepared their study materials in the guidance of highly qualified and experience mentoring specialist. (डेवेलप इंडिया ग्रुप (DIG) ने सुयोग्य और अनुभवी सलाह विशेषज्ञों के मार्गदर्शन में अपनी अध्ययन सामग्री तैयार की है।)

3. Develop India Group (DIG) study materials have been prepared strictly according to revised syllabus. (डेवेलप इंडिया ग्रुप (DIG) अध्ययन सामग्री पूर्णतया संशोधित पाठ्यक्रम के अनुसार तैयार की गई है।)

4. Only aim behind preparing these study materials is to provide study material to those students, who are unable to attend coaching classes in mega cities. (इन अध्ययन सामग्रियों को तैयार करने का उद्देश्य केवल उन छात्रों को अध्ययन सामग्री प्रदान करना है, जो महानगरों में कोचिंग क्लासेस में भाग लेने में असमर्थ हैं।)

5. All kind of facts & data in this material have been collected from authentic sources. (इस सामग्री में सभी प्रकार के तथ्यों और डेटा को प्रामाणिक स्रोतों से एकत्र किया गया है।)

6. All kind of data is updated in quarterly in our study notes. (हमारी अध्ययन सामग्रियों में सभी प्रकार के आंकङों को तिमाही में अपडेट किया जाता है।)

7. Develop India Group (DIG) study materials have been prepared in simple language so that student can memorize easily and better understand. (डेवेलप इंडिया ग्रुप (DIG) अध्ययन सामग्री सरल भाषा में तैयार की गई है ताकि छात्र आसानी से और बेहतर ढंग से समझ सके।)

8. Complete syllabus of preliminary and main exam has been covered in this study material. (प्रारंभिक और मुख्य परीक्षा का पूरा पाठ्यक्रम इस अध्ययन सामग्री में शामिल किया गया है।)

9. All important and relevant points have been highlighted in bold, underline and italic ways. (बोल्ड, रेखांकन और इटैलिक तरीके से सभी महत्वपूर्ण और प्रासंगिक बिंदुओं को हाइलाइट किया गया है।)

10. We have prepared our study materials with trained, talented, experienced team for each subject. They are supported by subject experts. (हमने प्रत्येक विषय के लिए प्रशिक्षित, प्रतिभाशाली, अनुभवी टीम के साथ और विषय विशेषज्ञों के मार्गदर्शन में अध्ययन सामग्री तैयार की है।)

11. Once you will read these study materials, you will surely find 70 to 80 % questions in next coming examination. (एक बार जब आप ये अध्ययन सामग्री पढ़ लेंगे, तो आपको निश्चित रूप से आने वाली परीक्षा में 70 से 80% प्रश्न मिलेंगें।)

12. So BUY TODAY and secure your future. (इसलिए आज ही खरीदें और अपना भविष्य सुरक्षित करें.)

Study Notes Price : Combo Pack : 6500/-

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Candidates are advised to read carefully “Special Instructions to the Candidates forConventional Type Tests” and “Special Instructions for Objective Type Tests”.


IES total 14 posts  

ISS total 32 posts


Indian Economic Service (IES):  Passed / Appearing Post Graduate / Master Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/ Business Economics/ Econometric from Any Recognized University in India.

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) : Passed / Appearing Bachelors Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/ Applied Statistics.

Age Limit (as on 01-08-2018)

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 30 Years

Age relaxation is applicable as per rules

Exam Pattern of IES/ISS Examination

Part I is written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks.

Part II is viva-voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

Statistics I & II are of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes. Statistics III & IV are of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%).


The subjects of the written examination under Part-I, the maximum marks allotted to each subject/paper and the time allowed shall be as follows :

A. Indian Economic Service

SN./Subject/Maximum No. Marks Allowed/Time

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.

B. Indian Statistical Service

SN./Subject/Maximum No. Marks Allowed/Time

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.

Note-1 : Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.

Note-2 : Statistics III & IV will be of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%).

At least one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section is compulsory. In Statistics-IV, equal number of questions i.e. 50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates have to choose any two sub-sections and answer.

Note 3 : The papers on General English and General Studies, common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type.

Note 4 : All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.

Note-5 : The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are given in Section-II below.

The question papers in all subjects in Indian Economic Service Examination and in Indian Statistical Service Examination will be of Conventional (essay) type except in Statistics Paper I and Statistics Paper II which are Objective Type Papers.


Candidates must write the papers in their own hand.

In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. However, blind candidates and candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40 % impairment) will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.

Compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour for each paper will also be allowed to a blind candidate and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

Note (1): The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in which an extent to which he/she can help the blind candidate in writing the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination shall be governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard. Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the cancellation of the candidature of the blind candidate in addition to any other action that the UPSC may take against the scribe. 

Note (2): For purpose of these rules the candidate shall be deemed to be a blind candidate if the percentage of visual impairment is forty per cent (40 %) or more. However, the extent of visual impairment should have to be corroborated by a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Government along with their Detailed Application Form. 

Note (3): The concession admissible to blind candidates shall not be admissible to those suffering from Myopia. 
The Commission have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account, from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her. 

Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge. 

Credit will be given for orderly effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words.

In the question papers, wherever required, SI Units will be used. 

Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculators in Descriptive Type Papers at the examination. Programmable type calculators will, however, not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted. However, no calculator will be allowed in the Objective Type Papers at the examination. 

Candidates should use only International Form of Indian numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question papers. 

PART - II Viva voce

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she has competed. The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge and abilities for the candidate.

The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate's mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems. The Board will pay special attention to assess the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character initiative and capacity for leadership. 

What we will provide you in the study notes? 

1. Comprehensive study notes will cover entire topics mentioned in the Syllabus. 

2. Study notes for prelims exam will be based in “to the point format” and for main exam in the “descriptive format”. 

3. Study notes will divide in many volumes. 

4. For practice Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will added in the last of each subject. 

5. Each important point will be bold, italic and underline in the entire contents. It will be help to you in reading. 

6. Practice Papers will also available.

7. For any kind of guidance and support from our experts, you can call us.

What kind of strategy needs for final selection?

Everyone asks oneself how we can become a Indian Economist and Indian Statistics Officer. How to go about preparation? It is depends on how much time you have at your disposal. But lake of right direction we are unable to find wanted success in the competitive exam. In our view, for IES/ISS Exam needs at least 10 months of decent preparation. Actually time frame is not working same with each competitors, it is depends on the calibre of hard labour of study and gaining/memorise of the facts.

“Go through right direction, you shall find success”

“The blind study is very harmful for your career. It will neither help you in the prelims nor mains exam."

1. We can clear IES/ISS Exam in the first attempt, with positive mindset and a right strategy.

2. You need to know about the essential books and study materials/notes to crack the exams.

3. Before planning of preparation you should solving past 3 years question papers.

4. Go through the subject study with emphasis according to syllabus mentioned by the commission.

5. At least 4 months before IES/ISS Exam just start reading facts based study notes.

6. One month before appearing in the prelims exam test yourself through mock test papers.

7. For economic data must read Economic Survey, Special issues on Economy and PRS

8. Basically you should give more attention on writing skill.

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