IES - Indian Economic Services


The UPSC conducts a combined competitive examination for recruitment to Grade IV officers of the services of Indian Economic and Indian Statistic.


IES 2018

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: February, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: March, 2018
  • Date of Exam: May, 2018 (3 Days)


Eligibility Criteria:

Education: You should have post graduate degree from a recognized university in Economics or Applied Economics or Business Economics or Econometrics.

Age: You must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August of the year of exam.


Exam Pattern:

Part I is written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks. The exam is of conventional type. Part II is viva-voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.


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IES Syllabus :

  • General English
  • General Studies
  • General Economics (Paper-I):
  • Theory of Consumer’s Demand
  • Theory of Production;
  • Theory of Value;
  • Theory of Distribution Welfare;
  • Economics Concept of national income and social accounting;
  • Theory of Employment, Output and Inflation;
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics.
  • General Economics (Paper-II):
  • Concept of economic growth and development and their measurement;
  • International Economics;
  • Balance of Payments;
  • Money and Banking;
  • Statistical and Econometric methods
  • General Economics (Paper-III)
  • Environmental Economics;
  • Urbanization and Migration;
  • Financial and Capital Markets;
  • Fiscal policy and its Objectives;
  • State, Market and Planning
  • Indian Economics (Paper-IV):

History of development and planning; Decentralized Planning; Union-State financial relations; Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development during plan period; Agriculture and Rural Development; India’s experience with Urbanization and Migration; Industry; Labour.


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