Indian Economic Service to be Held on 13th May 2016 (Download PDF)

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Indian Economic Service is conducted is combined competitive examination for recruitment to Grade IV officers by the UPSC. Exam will be held on 13th May 2016 (Friday) , Registration for the IEcoS has completed up to 12th February 2016, and notifications were available form 16th January 2016.

Exam Pattern of IEcoS 2016

Indian Economic Service examination is divided in to two parts:

Part I: Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects as shown below.

IEcos-2016 Exampattern for Paper 1
S. No.SubjectMax. marksTime allowed
1General English1003 hours
2General Studies1003 hours
3General Economics-I2003 hours
4General Economics-II2003 hours
5General Economics-III2003 hours
6Indian Economics2003 hours
  • The papers on General English and General Studies are common for both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type.
  • All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.

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

IEcoS 2016 Syllabus for Written Exam

General English

  1. Candidates need to skill for the writing the essay
  2. Basic English knowledge
  3. Some of questions are require understanding of English and workmanlike use of words
  4. Passage for summary or precise

General Studies

  1. General studies paper will be based on the Basic General Knowledge subject like
  2. History
  3. Geography
  4. Economics
  5. Polity
  6. current affairs
  7. Basic Science

General Economics-I

  1. Theory of Consumer՚s Demand
  2. Theory of Production
  3. Theory of Value
  4. Theory of Distribution
  5. Welfare Economics
  6. Concept of national income and social accounting
  7. Theory of Employment, Output and Inflation
  8. Mathematical Methods in Economics

General Economics-II

  1. Concept of economic growth and development and their measurement
  2. International Economics
  3. Balance of Payments.
  4. Global Institutions
  5. Money and Banking
  6. Statistical and Econometric methods

General Economics-III

  1. Environmental Economics
  2. Urbanisation and migration
  3. Project Appraisal
  4. Financial and Capital Markets
  5. Fiscal policy and its objectives
  6. State, Market and Planning

Indian Economics

  1. History of development and planning
  2. (a) Decentralised Planning (b) Union-State financial relation
  3. Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development during plan period
  4. Agriculture and Rural Development:
  5. India՚s experience with Urbanisation and Migration
  6. Industry
  7. Labour
  8. Foreign trade
  9. Money and Banking
  10. Budgeting and Fiscal Policy

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- Published/Last Modified on: April 14, 2016

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