IsS-2016 Notification - Exam to be Held on 13th May 2016 (Download PDF)

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A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Grade IV officers of the services of Indian Economic and Indian Statistic is conducted by the UPSC. ISS is conducted on a yearly basis (written followed by interview) and selected students undergo a training program.

ISS-2016 Important Dates:

  • Date of Notification will be available from 6th February, 2016.
  • Last Date for Registration 4th March, 2016.
  • Date of Exam 13th May, 2016 it will be of 3 Days.

Eligibility Criteria for ISS-2016:

  • Nationality must be Indian, Nepali, Tibetan or Bhutan.

Education Qualification:

  • You should have Postgraduate degree from an Indian university in Statistics or Applied Statistics or Mathematical Statistics.

Age Limits:

  • Candidates who are interested must have age between18 - 27 up to 1st July, 2015.
  • Note: Age relaxation will be applicable as government rule it will declared with Notification.

Exam Pattern:

ISS-2016 is divided in 2 Parts:


Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks. The exam is of conventional type.

Examination Pattern for IsS 2016
General English1003 hours
General Studies1003 hours
Statistics - I2003 hours
Statistics - II2003 hours
Statistics - III2003 hours
Statistics - IV2003 hours

Part II:

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

ISS-2016 Syllabus For written Exam


  • Candidates will be required to write an essay in English.
  • Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
  • Passages will usually be set for summary or precise.

General Studies:

  • General Knowledge.
  • Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India.
  • Knowledge of current events and matters of everyday observation
  • Geography of nature.
  • Experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.
  • History of India.

Statistics I:

  • Probability
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis

Statistics II:

  • Linear Models
  • Estimation
  • Hypotheses testing and Statistical Quality Control
  • Multivariate Analysis

Statistics III:

  • Sampling Techniques
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Economic Statistics
  • Econometric

Statistics IV:

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Operations Research
  • Demography and Vital Statistics
  • Computer Application and Data Processing
  • Computer Application
  • Data Processing

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