Indian Statistical Service (ISS)

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts a combined competitive examination for recruitment to Grade IV officers of the services of Indian Economic and Indian Statistical Serives.

Statistics - I paper of Indian Statistical Services is of objective type with 80 questions and 200 marks. The duration of the paper is 2 hours. The syllabus has four sections - Probability, Statistical Methods, Numerical Analysis and Computer Application & Data processing.

Statistics - II paper of Indian Statistical Services is of objective type with 80 questions and 200 marks. The duration of the paper is 2 hours. The syllabus has three sections - Linear Models, Statistical Inference & Hypothesis Testing, and Official Statistics.

Statistics - III paper of Indian Statistical Services is of descriptive type with 80 questions and 200 marks. The duration of the paper is 3 hours. The syllabus has three sections - Sampling Techniques, Econometrics, and Applied Statistics.

There are eight questions in the paper divided under two sections. You have to attempt five questions in all. Both the two questions in section A are compulsory. Out of six questions in section B, any three questions are to be attempted.

Statistics - IV paper of Indian Statistical Services is of descriptive type with 80 questions and 200 marks. The duration of the paper is 3 hours. The syllabus has seven sections. You have to choose any two sections and answer. There are two questions in each section.