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Indian Economic / Statistical Services

Indian Economic / Statistical Services

The Indian Statistical Service and the Indian Economic Service are career opportunities for those who have a keen interest to be a part of the Indian economic policy formulation team. They get an opportunity to be a part of planning commission and other government owned bodies in the country.

The UPSC conducts the Indian Economic/Statistical Services Examination to recruit officers in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, national sample survey and other allied offices where specialists in economics and statistics are required. Selected candidates are also placed in the Labour Bureau, Central Electricity Authority, Economic Advisers to many ministries, Forward Market Commission, Tariff Commission, Planning Board, Tariff Commission National sample survey, etc. Candidates may even go on deputations to different agencies of United Nations. .

The Approximate number of vacancies for the year 2011 is:

Indian Economic Service - 19

Indian Statistical Service - 46


The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration.

A candidate may compete for any one of the Services only for which he/she is eligible in terms of the rules.

For detailed instructions about Application Procedure and Examination click on one of links in the left column.