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1st November 2015, 04:40 PM
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Re: Eligibility For Indian Economic Services Exam

The Union Public Service Commission, which conducts Indian Economic Service, sets eligibility criteria to be eligible for the competitive examination.

Indian Economic Services examination is conducted by the Union Public service Commission (UPSC) every year, to recruit Grade IV officers for the Indian Economic Service (IES).


Age - limits:

21-30 years on 1st January of the year of Examination
Certain categories of persons as specified in the notice are eligible for age relaxation

Educational Qualification:

For Indian Economic Service Post Graduate Degree from a recognized university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.

Scheme of Examination:

Part I:

(a) General English 100 Marks
(b) General Studies 100 Marks
(c) General Economics-I 200 Marks
(d) General Economics-II 200 Marks
(e) General Economics-III 200 Marks
(f) General Economics 200 Marks

Part II :

Interview for Personality Test: 200 Marks

Reference books:

General English:

For general English refer to Arihant General English by C S Gupta

Arihant - General English for All Competitive Examinations (In English)

General Studies:

For General Studies a regular reading of good Magazines and good General Knowledge book of Upkar is adequate.

General Economics-I:

For Micro: Koutsoyyiannis, Ahuja
For Macro: Shapiro, Dornbusch and Fischer, Ahuja
Referring to Books of Class 11th and 12th NCERT Maths book is also necessary
Refer Class 12th book of CBSE for National Income Accounting

General Economics-II:

For Monetary topics refer to SB Gupta (For both) RBI Report and M L Jhingan
For International Economics prescribe Mannur, Soderston or any other book
For Growth and Development refer to Baldwin, Meir and M L Jhingan and go through any one or two latest book of Amratya Sen
For Statistics refer to Class 11th and 12th NCERT books as well as some chapters of any graduation level statistics book or Gujarati-Econometrics book

General Economics-III:

For Public Finance refer to Bhatia and one good book of foreign author Indian
For Economy refer to the Planning chapters of Uma Kapila
For Environmental Economics refer to various books on topic wise coverage

Indian Economics:

For Indian Economy refer to books by Dutt and Sundaram, Mishra & Puri, A N Agrawala, Uma Kapila
Thorough study of Economic Survey of last two years

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