UPSC ISS Exam 2020 | Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Guide Books

UPSC ISS Exam 2020 | Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Guide Books

UPSC ISS Exam 2020
Part I-Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks within the subjects.
Part II-Viva voce of such candidates could also be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

PART-I
The topics of the written examination under Part-I, the most marks allotted to every subject/paper and therefore the time allowed shall be as follows

SubjectMarksTime
General English1003 hrs.
General Studies1003 hrs.
Statistics-I (Objective)2002 hrs
Statistics-II (Objective)2002 hrs
Statistics-III (Descriptive)2003 hrs
Statistics-IV (Descriptive)2003 hrs

Note-1: Statistics I & II are of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.
Note-2: Statistics III and IV are of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%). a minimum of one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section is compulsory. In Statistics-IV, an equal number of questions i.e. 50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates need to choose any two sub-sections and answer.
Note-3: The papers on General English and General Studies are of subjective type.
Note-4: the small print of normal and syllabi for the examination are given in Section-II

Part II

Viva-voceā€”The candidate is interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. the item of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service that he/she has competed. The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the final and specialized knowledge and skills for the candidate. The candidate is expected to own taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of educational study but also in events which
are happening around him/her both within and out of doors his/her own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should arouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.
The technique of the interview isn’t that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate’s mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems. The Board can pay special attention to assess the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment and the alertness of mind, the power for social cohesion, the integrity of character initiative, and capacity for leadership.

Syllabus & Guide Books

GENERAL ENGLISH Click Here
GENERAL STUDIES Click Here
STATISTICS-I (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
Probability Click Here
Statistical Methods Click Here
Numerical Analysis Click Here
Computer application and Data Processing Click Here
STATISTICS- II (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
Linear Models Click Here
Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing Click Here
Official Statistics Click Here
STATISTICS- III (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)
Sampling Techniques Click Here
Econometrics Click Here
Applied Statistics Click Here
STATISTICS-IV (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE)
Operations Research and Reliability Click Here
Demography and Vital Statistics Click Here
Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial Click Here
Quality Control Click Here
Multivariate Analysis Click Here
Design and Analysis of Experiments Click Here
Computing with C and R Click Here

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