Indian Economic Service examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year to recruit Grade IV officers for the Indian Economic Service (IES) exam. The examination is generally conducted in the month of November/December. Among the many competitive examinations conducted by the UPSC, IES is one of the most lucrative services in the government sectors. Candidates must have qualified post graduate degree from a recognized university in Economics/ Business Economics/ Applied Economics / Econometrics for Indian Economic Service. Those candidates who are appearing for the qualifying degree examinations are also eligible, provided they produce proof of passing along with detailed application form.
The maximum attempts permissible to appear for Indian Economic services exam, which are otherwise eligible, will be as (i) General Category - 4 attempts, (ii) OBC - 7 attempts (iii) SC/ST - No limit. IES selected candidates are placed in Tariff Commission, Labour 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.
The notification of Indian Economic Services Examination is mainly published in the month of June/July and for further details, you can refer to the commission notice for the exam when it is published in the Employment news or daily newspapers. The application forms can be obtained from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country. And the registration can be done through offline or online process. The candidates who are qualified in the written test are called up for interview. After the interview of all the candidates qualified in the written test, the final lists of the selected candidates are drawn-up.