UPSC IES / ISS Syllabus – Indian Economic Service Syllabus and Indian Statistical Service Syllabus

The Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) consists of six papers: two papers for the IES examination and four papers for the ISS examination. Here’s a detailed syllabus for each paper, including topics and chapters:

UPSC IES Syllabus – Indian Economic Service Exam

Paper 1

1. Microeconomic Theory:
• Theory of Consumer’s Behavior
• Theory of Production and Cost
• Equilibrium in the Firm
• Factor Pricing and Theory of Distribution
• Welfare Economics
2. Macroeconomic Theory:
• National Income and Social Accounting
• Determinants of Income and Employment
• Classical and Keynesian Approaches
• Consumption Function
• Investment Function
• Multiplier and Accelerator
• Theories of Inflation

Paper 2

1. Statistical Methods:
• Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Data
• Measures of Central Tendency
• Measures of Dispersion
• Measures of Association
• Correlation and Regression
• Probability Theory
• Sampling Methods
• Index Numbers
2. Economic Planning in India:
• Planning in India
• Objectives and Achievements of Five-Year Plans
• NITI Aayog and Planning

UPSC ISS Syllabus – Indian Statistical Service Exam

Paper 1

1. Probability:
• Probability Distributions
• Conditional Probability
• Random Variables and Probability Distributions
• Mathematical Expectation
• Discrete Distributions
• Continuous Distributions
2. Statistical Inference:
• Estimation
• Testing of Hypotheses
• Non-Parametric Tests
• Regression Analysis and its Applications

Paper 2

1. Linear Models:
• Simple Linear Regression
• Multiple Linear Regression
• Regression Models
• Analysis of Variance
2. Statistical Methods:
• Non-Parametric Statistics
• Sampling Distributions
• Large Sample Tests
• Decision Theory

Paper 3

1. Official Statistics:
• Concepts, Definitions, and Sources of Official Statistics
• Collection of Data
• Compilation, Tabulation, and Dissemination of Data
• Vital Statistics
2. Demography and Vital Statistics:
• Measures of Mortality and Fertility
• Life Tables
• Stable and Stationary Populations
• Population Projection

Paper 4

1. Sampling Techniques:
• Sampling Methods
• Sampling and Non-Sampling Errors
• Simple Random Sampling
• Stratified Sampling
• Systematic Sampling
• Cluster Sampling
• Multistage Sampling
2. Econometrics:
• Nature and Scope of Econometrics
• Basic Econometric Models and Methods
• Linear Regression Analysis

Candidates preparing for the IES and ISS examinations should use the official UPSC syllabus and relevant textbooks to cover these topics comprehensively. Additionally, practicing previous years’ question papers and participating in mock tests can help in better preparation for these highly competitive examinations.