UPSC IES 2020: Selection Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Salary, Syllabus, Cut-off

UPSC IES Selection Process
UPSC IES 2020: Selection Process

UPSC IES 2020 Exam: Overview

Dear Students, I am going to Discuss How to Become an IES Officer in India. if you are Economics graduates or postgraduates, you should think about it. and you really don’t know what is that, so don’t worry I am discussing here from the scratch. its’ Eligibility, Plan of the Examination (Selection Procedure), and Syllabus asked in the examination in detail, Preparation Strategy, and Cut off, which help you, how to Prepare Yourself in the Right Way to save your Precious time and crack the Examination soon. So let’s start.

About IES Officer

Who is IES (Economic) Officer: Indian Economic Services is also a part of the Indian Civil Services. It serves for the Union Government of India. An IES Officer is Manage and Control the Economic Factors of the country to achieve Successive growth in the GDP.
If you are comfortable in economics, this may be a dream job for you. It provides a Reputed Group ‘A’ position in the country and a higher pay scale. If you want to know, how to make a career in Economic services you are at the right place. so I am going to discuss it.

Facilities and Status of IES Officer

What Facilities Get an IES Officer: An IES Officer has wide status in the country and outside the country and government of India offering attractive Pay-scale and perks.

  • Indian Economic Service is a Group ‘A’ service of the Union Government that’s why it is a higher status job in the Country.
  • The facilities like government house, conveyance allowance, LTC, HTC Maternity benefits, GPF, Group Insurance, gratuity, contributory pension, earned leave, and medical leave.
  • Vehicles (Ambesdor Car) are allotted to Joint Secretary level officers
  • IES officers go on deputation to serve in various domestic and international organizations such as UN bodies, foreign governments, state governments, and regulatory bodies.
Indian Economic Exam 2020

Pay Scale of IES Officer

What is the Salary of IES Officer:

The pay scale of the IES officer is on the basis of Grade (Rank) and Designation as below.

Grade / DesignationPay- Scale
RS. Monthly
Higher Administrative Grade (HAG+)
/ Principal Advisor
Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)
Senior Economic Advisor / Senior Advisor
67,000 -79,000/-
Senior Administrative Grade (SAG)
Economic Advisor / Advisor
37,400 – 67000/-
Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)
Joint Director/ Deputy Economic Advisor
Including None Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)
Director / Aditional Economic Adviser
15,600 – 39,100/-
37,400 – 67000/-
Senior Time Scale (STS)
Deputy Director / Assitant Economic Adviser
/ Senior Research officer
15,600 – 39,100/-
Junior Time Scale (JTS)
Assistant Director / Research officer
15,600 – 39,100/-
Pay Scale of IES Officer

UPSC IES Exam Plan

What is IES Officer exam Process:

  • This examination is conducted by UPSC once in a year Along with the Indian Statistical Services.
  • Only for Post Graduates of Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.
  • This exam comprises of two-stage. First is a written exam carrying 1000 marks and the second is the Viva-Interview type exam carries 200 marks.
  • The nature of the written exam is conventional (Subjective) type.
  • Only selected candidates in the first stage written examination will be allowed to attend the second exam.
  • The selected candidate will be appointed as IES Officer.
  • The main objective of the Officers is to manage the Economic function of the Department.
  • IES officer is deputed in the Ministry and departments of the diverse government sectors
  • These government sectors may be Finance, Social Sector, Rural Development, Education, Health, Agriculture and Transportation, etc…
Exam Conducted by UPSC Every Year

So if you are an Economics candidate you must think about this exam. And in the further article, you will know its’ subjects, syllabus, and eligibility criteria.


What is Eligibility of IES Officer Exam:

  • Candidate must be an Indian.
  • Candidate must have Age 21 years to 30 years.
  • Candidate Must have a Post Graduation Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from any recognized university.
  • Candidate must be Fit physically in all aspects.

These are the common criteria for the Indian Economic Service. if you are fit in this eligibility criteria, congrats you are eligible. now move on next that is Plan of the Examination.

UPSC IES 2020: Exam Pattern

What is the exam process of IES Exam: As we discussed yet, Examination Consists of two stages, the first one is a written examination and the second is viva each carries respective marks as follows.

Part-1: written exam

  • Stage-1 is known as the Preliminary examination.
  • It Comprises 6 papers of six Subjects and each carries individual marks.
  • All these papers are Conventional (Subjective Type).
  • After the result of the first Stage, only selected candidates will be allowed to attend the stage 2 exam that is Viva.
  • The Main Objective of Viva to check subject knowledge and personality

Here all Papers (Subjects) of stage -1 along with its maximum marks and time duration

How many paper in IES (Economic) Officer Exam:

Maximum Marks Maximum Marks Duration of
General English100 Marks3 Hour
General Studies100 Marks3 Hour
General Economics-1200 Marks3 Hour
General Economics-2200 Marks3 Hour
General Economics-3200 Marks3 Hour
Indian Economics200 Marks3 Hour
This Preliminary type exam carry- Total- 1000 marks

Part- 2: Viva-Interview

  • Basically this test is held to check the Interest and knowledge of the candidates
  • The questions are mainly asked, Belongs to the written exam syllabus.
  • This test will be taken by one of the most experience Economic services officers.
  • This test carries 200 marks which can decide your selection.
  • The candidate must aware of Current affairs, national and international economic, political affairs.
  • Candidate must present in a Positive manner.
  • After this test selected candidates deputed to medical tests for checking its’ physical and then appointed as IES Officer in any of the government departments.

So the way of success in this field is simple, you just prepare yourself in the right manner. so now we move on next, that is the syllabus asked in the examination.

UPSC IES 2020 Syllabus

What Syllabus asked in IES (Economic) Officer Exam: There are 6 papers in the Stage-1 examination that carry a wide range of syllabus but don’t wary. I am going to discuss all in brief.

General English (Paper-1): Syllabus

General English paper carries 100 marks and you will have 3 hours to solve it. examination asks General English to check the basic knowledge so hear the only Essay written and comprehension will be Asked.
General English (Paper-1): Syllabus

General Studies (Paper-2): Syllabus

1.Current events of national and international importance.
2.History of India and Indian National Movement.
3.Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
4.Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5.Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
6.General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
7.General Science.
General Studies (Paper-2): Syllabus

And other 4 Paper (Subjects) are belongs to Core Economics are as Below-

Indian Economics (Paper-3): Syllabus

1. Theory of Consumer’s Demand
2.Theory of Production
3.Theory of Value
4.Theory of Distribution
5.Welfare Economics
6.Mathematical Methods in Economics
7.Statistical and Econometric Methods
Indian Economics (Paper-3): Syllabus

General Economics-2 (Paper-4): Syllabus

1.Economic Thought
2.Concept of National Income and Social Accounting
3.Theory of Employment, Output, Inflation, Money and Finance
4.Financial and Capital Market
5.Economic Growth and Development
6.International Economics
7.Balance of Payments
8.Global Institution
General Economics-2 (Paper-4): Syllabus

General Economics-3 (Paper-5): Syllabus

1.Public Finance
2.Environmental Economics
3.Industrial Economics
4.State, Market, and Planning
General Economics-3 (Paper-5): Syllabus

Indian Economics (Paper-6): Syllabus

1.History of Development and Planning
2.Federal Finance
3.Budgeting And Fiscal policy
4.Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development
5.Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies
6.India’s Experience with Urbanization and Migration
7.Industry: Strategy of Industrial Development
9.Foreign Trade
10.Money and Banking
Indian Economics (Paper-6): Syllabus

This is Complete UPSC IES 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus. I covered each and Every chapter if you want to download a complete detailed syllabus click on the Download button.

All the Subjects are listed here according to official Notification of (UPSC) IES, Please always Read full Notification before apply

this is all about Plan of the examination and I hope, you will understand it well so now move on the next that is Preparation Strategy

Preparation Strategy

  • First of all, you have to understand there is no short track to crack any exam,
  • Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity.
  • If you have set your mind for the Economic Services you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • This will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Always read from textbooks of your syllabus.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.

How to Apply for UPSC Economic Service

Official Notification released once in a year in the month of (Feb to March) on the Website or through Newpapers, Candidate, who want to apply to click on the link to Check Active Examination. Always read full Requirements notification before apply. all the Instruction available in the Official Notification. Go through the instruction to fill the Application form.

Other information about the examination

Cut Off of 2019 IES Exam

What is cut-off of UPSC Economic Services Exam:

last year (2019) Cut off list as below.

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Standards at Written Stage
Total- 1000 Marks
Cut off marks at Final Stage (Total-1200 Marks)
Cut off on the basis of Official Website-

Model Test paper – UPSC Economic Service

Model Test paper of IES Economic Services Exam:

Click the link to access the Model Test paper of Economic Subject- link

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FAQ: (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the mean of IES Officer in India ?
IES- Indian Economic Services, also a part of Civil Services. and IES Officer also a Civil Service Union Government Agent.
What are the Functions of IES Officer?
To Manage and Control the Economic Factors of the country to achieve Successive growth in the GDP.
Who Conduct the Exam of IES ?
UPSC Conduct the Exam as Civil Services along with Indian Statistical Services.
What is the Nature of the IES Exam ?
Exam Have two Stages- Pre and Main. Pre Exam Consist of 6 papers of total 1000 Marks and main is Viva type Consist 200 Marks. Papers are Descriptive type Only.
How Many Papers in the IES Exam?
There are 6 Papers in Stage-1 Exam and A Viva in Stage-2 Exam.
How Many Total Marks in IES Exam?
1000 Marks in Stage-1 and 200 Marks in Stage-2, Total-1200 marks
What are the Educational Qualifications for IES Exam?
Post Graduation Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from any Recognized University.
What is the Age Limit for the IES Exam?
Age Limit- 21 to 30 Years, Relaxation Applicable as per Govt. Rules.
What is the Salary of IES Officer ?
In hand Salary of the IES officer after income tax deduction is approx 55135/- with non furnished accommodation.
What is the responsibility of the IES Officer?
An IES Officer is Manage and Control the Economic Factors of the country to achieve Successive growth in the GDP.
What is an IES Officer?
IES is Indian Econimic Services and Indian Engineeering servises
IES Officer is also a Civil Services agent of Union Govt. Belongs to Indian Economics Services, Manage, Advise, and Regulate the Economic Factor of the Govt. to Achieve Growth in GDP.
Difference between IES and ESE Officer ?
IES- Indian Economic Services and Indian Engineering Services both but their Exam are Conducted by UPSC in Different way
ESE- Engineering Services Examination same as CSE- Civil Services Examination.
What are the Posts under IES Officer ?
Principal Adviser
Senior Economic Adviser/ Senior Adviser
Economic Adviser/ Adviser
Joint Director/ Deputy Economic Adviser
Deputy Director/ Assistant Economic Adviser/ Senior Research Officer
Assistant Director/ Research Officer
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