How To Crack UPSC Indian Economic Services / Indian Statistical Services Exam 2018: Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation, Coaching, Books

How To Crack UPSC Indian Economic Services / Indian Statistical Services Exam 2018: Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation, Coaching, Books

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How To Crack UPSC Indian Economic Services / Indian Statistical Services Exam 2018: Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation, Coaching, Books

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ELIGIBILITY

Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the first day of January of the year in which the examination is held, subject to relaxation in the upper age limit for such categories as notified by the Government from time to time.

Educational Qualifications

  • For Indian Economic Service Post Graduate Degree from a recognized university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/ Econometrics.
  • For Indian Statistical Service Post Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics.

[A]. Indian Economic Service

Sl.No. Subject Maximum marks Time
1. General English 100 3 hours
2. General Studies 100 3 hours
3. General Economics – I 200 3 hours
4. General Economics – II 200 3 hours
5. General Economics – III 200 3 hours
6. Indian Economics 200 3 hours


[B]. Indian Statistical Service

Sl.No. Subject allowed Maximum marks Time
1. General English 100 3 hours
2. General Studies 100 3 hours
3. Statistics-I 200 3 hours
4. Statistics-II 200 3 hours
5. Statistics-III 200 3 hours
6. Statistics-IV 200 3 hours

 

  • The questions papers in all the subjects will be of conventional (essay) type. Questions will be set in English and must be answered in English as well.
  • You need to answer the exam yourself and won’t be allowed a scribe to write for you. However, blind candidates will be allowed a scribe as well as an additional 30 minutes for each paper. Candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy will also be allowed an extra 20 minutes per paper, but won’t be allowed a scribe.
  • The UPSC decides the qualifying marks for each paper.
  • Marks may be deducted if your handwriting is not easily understood. No marks will be given for superficial (slight) knowledge.
  • You will be allowed to use scientific, non-programmable calculators in the examination hall.
  • You may use only the international form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4) while writing the exam.

Important Book List For IES (Indian Economics Service) 

Books For General Economics – I

  • Micro-Economics: Ahuja
  • Micro-Economics: Koutsoyiannis
  • Macro-Economics: Shapiro
  • Macro-Economics:Ahuja
  • Macro-Economics:Dornbusch and Fischer
  • Mathematical Methods: class 11th and 12th NCERT Maths book is
    sufficient.
  • National Income Accounting: Class 12th book of NCERT

Books For General Economics – II

  • Monetary Economics : SB Gupta (For both) M L Jhingan and RBI
    Report.
  • International Economics: Soderston and  Mannur.
  • Growth and Development: M L Jhingan, Meir and Baldwin.
  • Statistics: Class 11th and 12th NCERT books along with some
    chapters of any graduation level statistics book and Econometrics book.
  • Latest Books by Amartya Sen.

Books For General Economics – I

  • Public Finance: Bhatia.
  • Indian Economy: Planning chapter of Uma Kapila.
  • Environmental Economics: Any good books-only topic wise coverage.
  • The Economic Times Newspaper
  • Yojana Magazine

Indian Economics

  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram.
  • Indian Economy: Mishra & Puri
  • Indian Economy: A N Agrawala
  • Indian Economy: Uma Kapila
  • Indian Economy: Economic Survey –Last two years
  • Indian Economy: Budget-3 years, Very important
  • Indian Economy: latest two Monetary & Credit Policy (mid term and annual). Latest data about CRR, SLR and Repos rate should be known.,
  • Different reports like Human Development Report, World Development Reports, papers by United Nations Environment Program.
  • Economy newspaper: Business Standard 
  • EPW Magazine
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