Indian Statistical Service Examination

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Indian Statistical Service Examination

Overview of the Indian Statistical Service Examination

The Indian Statistical Service Examinations are the career opportunities for the candidates, who have keen interest in the Indian Economic Policy Formulation. The Examination allows the candidates to be a part of the team of the planning commission and other such government organizations. This Indian Statistical Service Examination is the part of the several examinations conducted by the UPSC.

Field of Recruitment by this Examination

The Indian Statistical Service Examination, which is conducted by the UPSC recruits candidates for the various posts in the various government offices like Planning Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs, planning board, National Sample Survey and other Such Allied Offices. The candidates are mainly offered the jobs in the Departments, where Economists and Statistics are required. Even more candidates are also placed in the Government offices like Labor Bureau, Tariff Commission, Central Electricity Authority, Tariff Commission National sample survey, Economic Advisers in many ministries, Forward Market Commission, Planning Board, and many such. In some conditions, the candidates are even required to go to the different Agencies of the United Nations on deputation.

Eligibility of the Candidates Required in Indian Statistical Service Examination

For the candidates to be eligible to appear in the Indian Statistical Service Examination, the candidates are required to be above the age of 21 years and under 30 years. However, relaxations as according to the norms to the various groups, castes and creeds are being given. Regarding the educational Qualifications, the candidates are required to be Post-Graduate degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics. Degree should be from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central Legislature r State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared as being deemed as a University under University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or a foreign university approved by the Central Govt. from time to time.

Examination Dates of the Indian Statistical Service Examination

In the year 2014, the Indian Statistical Service Examination was held on 24th may 2014. The notifications were released in Feb 2014 while the last date for filling up the Applications was 10th March 2014. Following in the pattern, the next examination of Indian Statistical Service Examination is scheduled to be held on 23rd May 2015. The Indian Statistical Service Examination is scheduled to be conducted for 3 days. The notifications of these examinations will be published in February 2015 while the last date for filling up the application form is expected to be 6th March 2015.

Pattern of the Examination

The Indian Statistical Service Examination is the test of the skills of the candidates in the various fields. The examination covers the sections like General English, General Studies, Statistics 1, Statistics 2, Statistics 3 and Statistics 4. All the sections General English, General Studies cover 100 marks each while the Statistics 1 to 4 have the weightage of 200 marks each. The duration of each examination is for 3 hours. There is also a personality test covering 200 marks.

Number of vacancies in the Indian Statistical Service Examination

While the Job is very prestigious, the number of seats in the Indian Statistical Service Examination is very limited. With the seats around 20 to 25 each year, this is one of the highest paying jobs but a very hard one to crack down. Some of the seats are being kept as a part of the reservation scheme for the PH candidates.

Application fees and other information

There are several other information required to be known by the candidates for the detailed information on these Indian Statistical Service Examination. The application fee for the examination is around Rs. 200. The examination is being conducted in some of the important cities of the country like Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Allahabad, Jammu, Bangalore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Patna, Cuttack, Shillong, Delhi, Shimla, Dispur, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Thapuram. The online examination of these Indian Statistical Service Examination is available at the official website of the UPSC and can be easily filled through the website.
The Indian Statistical Service Examination requires the candidates to be focused while the preparation and the interview pattern make the selection process even more challenging. The examination is the real test of the candidates in the various fields and the candidates are being scanned thorough in the fields of the Statistics by having four different sections while in the examination. However with much dedication, the Indian Statistical Service Examination can be cracked down and success may be achieved!

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