IES/ISS eligibility criteria 2023 - Qualification, Age Limit, Physical Standards, Nationality

IES/ISS eligibility criteria 2023 - Qualification, Age Limit, Physical Standards, Nationality

IES/ISS eligibility criteria 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescribes the Indian Economic Services (IES)/Indian Statistical Services (ISS) eligibility criteria. UPSC mentions the UPSC IES/ISS 2023 eligibility criteria in the official notification and releases it on the official website for the UPSC IES/ISS exam.

Aspirants planning to fill in the UPSC IES/ISS application form 2023 will have to ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions. Candidates' admission at all the stages of the IES/ISS examination will be provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility criteria of UPSC IES/ISS. Candidates must meet the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Services eligibility before filling the application form of IES ISS 2023. To successfully appear in the IES/ISS exam, aspirants abide by the eligibility rules as mentioned on the notification. The IES ISS 2023 eligibility comprises Nationality, academic qualification and age limit. For more details about UPSC IES/ISS eligibility criteria 2023, check the detailed article below.

UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

(I) Nationality

Candidates must be either a citizen of India; or subject of Nepal, Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Candidates who are of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India can also apply. However, they will have to procure a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria - Age Limits

Interested candidates must be between 21 years to 30 years. However, there will be an upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories.

UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Age Relaxation


Age relaxation


up to 5 years

State Jammu and Kashmir domiciled during the period from January 1st 1980 to December 31, 1989.

Up to 5 years


up to 3 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service.

Up to 5 years

Defense Services Personnel who got disabled during operation within a foreign country or in a disturbed area and were released from their job as a consequence.

Up to 3 years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

Up to 10 years

ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service

Up to 5 years

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UPSC IES/ISS 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Minimum Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics. Candidates planning to apply for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics. EWS candidates applying for the IES/ISS exam 2023 will have to produce an Income and Asset Certificate during the document verification.

UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria 2023: Physical Standards

Candidates who are physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2023 can apply for the UPSC IES/ISS exam.

UPSC IES/ISS 2023 application form

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the IES/ISS application form 2023 online on the official website on April 19, 2023. While filling the application form candidates will have to fill in their personal & academic details, upload scanned documents, and pay the examination fee. The application fee is Rs. 200 for general, OBC and EWS candidates whereas it will be zero for candidates belonging from reserved categories. Applicants who meet the UPSC IES/ISS eligibility criteria 2023 will be successfully able to apply for the IES/ISS exam. Candidates who successfully submit the application form will be issued the admit card of UPSC IES/ISS 2023.

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