UPSC ISS Notification 2020

UPSC ISS EXAM 2020 : The nation’s largest recruiting agency Union public service commission (UPSC) opens applications for the posts of Indian Statistical Service Exam 2020. The authority releases the notification and requests the interested applicants to submit their application online on their official website.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the official notification for Indian Statistical Services (ISS) Exam 2020. With the release of the official announcement, the online application process has started from June 10. Applicants can apply for UPSC ISS 2020 exam between June 10 and 30 till 6 pm at its official site. The expected number of vacant seats to be filling through ISS exam is 47.

The exam will be held on October 16. UPSC offers candidates an opportunity for withdrawal. UPSC will let the applicants withdraw their applications from July 7 to 13, till 6 pm if they persist any doubts regarding their applications for the exam. This may be because of saving an attempt for the latter. Sometimes, applicants require more preparation and often desires to withdraw his/her applications. Hence, UPSC offering the withdrawal chance acts like a golden opportunity for the applicants to save their number of attempts for the latter.



Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with statistics/mathematical statistics/ applied statistics as one of the subjects from a prestigious university. Candidates can pay the application fee of Rs 200 till June 29 only. While on the other hand, UPSC offers all female applicants and candidates belonging to scheduled caste/ tribe and persons with benchmark disability exemption from the application fee.

The pattern of Examination:

UPSC ISS 2020 exam will be conducted in two parts. The first part will be a written exam carrying a maximum of 1000 marks while the second part will be viva-voce of such candidates as may be called by UPSC. The viva-voce carries a maximum of 200 marks.

Exam Pattern:

General English — 100 marks

Statistics-I (Objective) — 200 marks

Statistics-II (Objective) — 200 marks

Statistics-III (Descriptive) — 200 marks

Statistics-IV (Descriptive) — 200 marks

General Studies –100 marks

Statistics I and II contain Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.

Statistics III and IV will have Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%). a minimum of one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section is mandatory.

In Statistics-IV, an equal number of questions i.e. 50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates must choose any two sub-sections and answer. The papers on General English and General Studies will have subjective type questions.


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will not hold Indian Economic Services Exam this year. As the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of finance reports no vacancy. The UPSC is expected to release the IES notification 2020 on June 10. The vacancies are reported by the respective department after which the commission issues a recruitment notification/ advertisement to invite candidates to fill the vacant posts.

UPSC on Wednesday releases a short notice on its official website that states, “Indian Economic Service Examination, 2020 won’t be held thanks to NIL vacancy reported for the Indian Economic Service by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs).” This official notice lays a demotivating impression for the aspirants. Every year a huge number of aspirant’s desire to apply for the vacant IES posts.



The Indian Statistical Service is an organized Group-A Central Civil Services of the chief branch of the govt of India. ISS is known as a technical service with a high level of proficiency in Statistical methods and its applications. With the main mandate of producing proficient Official Statistics with efficient methods and techniques, provide solutions to the data and information needs and interpretation and analysis of statistics. While a majority portion of the probationary training programme is to be devoted to acquiring technical knowledge in the field of official statistics, economics, financial statistics, survey methodology etc. The posts are recruited through UPSC examination. The minimum eligibility criterion is bachelor’s degree with Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or Applied Statistics as one of the subjects.

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