UPSC IES/ISS Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Exam Pattern Here!!!


UPSC IES/ISS Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Exam Pattern. Union Public Service Commission has updated the official pdf for the candidate. Those candidates can download the UPSC IES & ISS Exam Syllabus PDF for develop the skills and knowledge about examination. They also released the exam scheme/ pattern for the candidates. We provide a direct link to download the Syllabus & Exam Pattern. So the interested candidates can download these pdf files from our website. The application process for this vacancy is ongoing and that is ends on 27.04.2021. Candidates can check more details from this article.

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UPSC IES Exam Syllabus 2021 PDF

Name of the Board

Union Public Service Commission

Exam Name

Indian Economical Service Exam & Indian Statistical Service
Exam Category


IES Exam Date



Syllabus Available

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UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Exam Pattern:

UPSC follows the same exam pattern for each branch of engineering’s IES exam. Therefore, if you are applying for the UPSC IES/ISS exam, you will have to appear for prelims as well as the mains exam. Once you obtain the minimum cut off marks in UPSC IES/ISS mains, you will be eligible for the interview round. We have given the exam pattern for both – prelims and mains exam of UPSC IES/ISS in the following sections.

Exam Pattern for Indian Economic Service (IES)

Subject Marks Time Duration
General English 100 3 hours
General Studies 100 3 hours
General Economics-I 200 3 hours
General Economics-II 200 3 hours
General Economics-III 200 3 hours
Indian Economics 200 3 hours

Exam Pattern for Indian Statistical Service (ISS)

Subject Marks Time Duration
General English 100 3 hours
General Studies 100 3 hours
Statistics I 200 2 hours
Statistics II 200 2 hours
Statistics III 200 3 hours
Statistics IV 200 3 hours

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.

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan—

  • Part I-Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects as shown below.
  • Part II-Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

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 specialized knowledge and abilities for the candidate.


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.

UPSC IES/ ISS Syllabus 2021:

The standard of papers in General English and General Studies will be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.
The standard of papers in the other subjects will be that of the Master’s degree examination of an Indian University in the relevant disciplines. The candidates will be expected to illustrate theory by facts, and to analyse problems with the help of theory. They will be expected to be particularly conversant with Indian problems in the field(s) of Economics/Statistics.

General English:

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

General Studies:

General knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of a nature which a candidate should be able to answer without special study.

UPSC IES Syllabus 2021:

General Economics – I (For IES only)

Part A:

  • Theory of Consumer’s Demand
  • Theory of Production
  • Theory of Value
  • Theory of Distribution
  • Welfare Economics

PART B: Quantitative Methods in Economics

Mathematical Methods in Economics: Differentiation and Integration and their application in economics. Optimization techniques, Sets, Matrices and their application in economics. Linear algebra and Linear programming in economics and Input-output model of Leontief.

Statistical and Econometric Methods: Measures of central tendency and dispersions, Correlation and Regression. Time series. Index numbers. Sampling of curves based on various linear and non-linear function. Least square methods and other multivariate analysis (only concepts and interpretation of results). Analysis of Variance, Factor analysis, Principle component analysis, Discriminant analysis.

General Economics – II (For IES only)

  • Economic Thought
  • Concept of National Income and Social Accounting
  • Theory of employment, Output, Inflation, Money and Finance
  • Financial and Capital Market
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • International Economics
  • Balance of Payments
  • Global Institutions

General Economics – III (For IES only)

  • Public Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • State, Market and Planning

Indian Economics

  • History of development and planning
  • Federal Finance
  • Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
  • Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development
  • Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies
  • Industry: Strategy of industrial development
  • Labour
  • Foreign trade
  • Money and Banking
  • Inflation

Statistics-I (Objective Type) (For ISS only)

  • Probability
  • Statistical Methods
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer application and Data Processing

Statistics- II (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)

  • Linear Models
  • Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
  • Official Statistics

Statistics- III (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)

  • Sampling Techniques
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics

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What is the Selection Process for UPSC IES/ISS 2021?

The Selection will be based on Written Test and Viva voce.

What is the Exam Date for UPSC IES/ISS 2021?

UPSC IES/ISS 2021 will be held on 16.07.2021.

How to Download UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Syllabus?

Candidates can download UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Syllabus from our website.


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