Indian Economic Service (IES) exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates qualified in Indian Economic Services examination are recruited as Grade IV officers in Tariff Commission, Labor Bureau, the Planning Commission, Central Electricity Authority, Economic Advisers to many ministries, Forward Market Commission, Planning Board, Tariff Commission National sample survey and other allied offices, where specialists in Economics are required. Aspiring candidates must have successfully completed post graduate degree from a recognized university in Economics/ Business Economics/ Applied Economics / Econometrics for Indian Economic Services.
Candidates, who qualify in the written examination of IES, are called up for interview. The main purpose of the interview is to examine the candidate’s personal profile and educational knowledge. There is no fixed syllabus for IES interview. The question can be asked from any topic. The types of questions that can be asked by related to the candidate’s name. They can also ask the candidates questions on their hobbies. Questions related to current affairs can be expected. One can also expect situational questions. Question about the career choice of the candidate is a very common question to expect on IES interview. The interviewers might also check the candidate’s knowledge in the economic service. They may also ask a brief description about the candidate’s institution from where he/she has graduated.