ISS Updated Examination Patten and Syllabus Revised 2016

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Part I

Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects

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:

Indian Statistical Service

Subjectiwse Marks Distribution in ISS Exam
S1 No.SubjectMaximum MarksTime Allowed
1General English1003hrs
2General Studies1003hrs
3Statistics-I (Objective)2002hrs
4Statistics-II (Objective)2002hrs
5Statistics-III (Subjective)2003hrs
6Statistics-IV (Subjective)2003hrs

Note-1: Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80questionswith 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 % weight age from all the sub-sections below and candidate shave to choose any two sub-sections and answer.

Note 3: All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.

Note-4: ThedetailsofstandardandsyllabifortheexaminationaregiveninSection-II below.

2. 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.


Part II

Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission Carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and

Unbiased observers who will have before them are cord 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 specialized knows ledge and abilities for the candidate. The can did ate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also invent switch 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.

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