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

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 21 March, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 16 April, 2018
  • Date of Exam: 29 June, 2018 (3 Days)

Eligibility Criteria

Education: You should have postgraduate degree from an Indian university in Statistics or Applied Statistics or Mathematical Statistics.

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. Part II is viva-voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

S.No. Subject Marks Time
1 General English 100 3 hours
2 General Studies 100 3 hours
3 Statistics - I (Objective) 200 2 hours
4 Statistics - II (Objective) 200 2 hours
5 Statistics - III (Subjective) 200 3 hours
6 Statistics - IV (Subjective) 200 3 hours

Statistics I & II are of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes. Statistics III & IV are of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%).