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Indian Economics Service 2022

What is the eligibility criteria for Indian Economic Service 2022 ?

The UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) is an all India Exam which is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Indian Economic Service is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct a written exam and the candidates qualifying exam will then be invited for the interview round. Further, all those who successfully clear these rounds will be eligible for appointment depending upon number of vacancies.

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The role of the service can be generally classified in terms of economic advice, economic administration, execution of development policy and programs, along with others roles like price fixation, regulation, economic reforms, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

The service plays a significant role in the globalizing environment where decision-making is highly directed by the economic. The IES is always playing its role in making a crucial contribution towards policy-making in social sectors. The Indian Economic Service (IES) is exposed to almost all the sectors of government functioning. The officers in the Indian Economic Service play a versatile role of an in-house economist with experience and domain knowledge.

Important details about Indian Economic Service


Indian Economic Service

Conducted Authority

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)

Number of vacancies

15 (As per 2021 notification)



Eligibility Criteria


According to the guidelines:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India; or

  • Candidate must be a subject of Nepal; or

  • Candidate must be a subject of Bhutan; or

  • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who moved to India before 1st January 1962 for permanently settling in India.

  • Candidate must be a person of Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, Vietnam or Ethiopia with intentions of permanently settling in India.

Education Qualification

A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must hold a postgraduate degree in Business Economics or Economics or Econometrics or Applied Economics. The postgraduate degree must have been issued by a university recognized by the state or central legislature.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for the post for IES ISS 2022 will be 21 years old and the maximum age limit to apply will be 30 years old.

Indian Economic Service 2022 / IES 2022

According to the latest UPSC calendar, the online application form commences from April 6, 2022 with the last date to apply for the exam is Apr 26, 2022. To apply for the post of IES ISS 2022, candidates need to apply online on the official website of UPSC.

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