UPSC IES Exam 2023

UPSC has released the latest notification for the central government economic services. Those who are from an economic background can apply for this government job.

Union Public Service Commission conducts a national UPSC IES/ISS Exam. It is for economics students only. After clearing this exam you will become a government Indian Economic Service Officer serving in Financial Ministry.

Application submission will start on 19 April 2023, which means It has already started.

What is IES Exam eligibility?

All candidates are advised that carefully read this article and get all the details about the eligibility criteria for the UPSC IES exam.


The candidate must be an Indian Citizen. The citizens of Nepal, Bhutan, And Tibe refugee can also apply for this UPSC IES exam but there is some sort of condition you have to fulfill before applying.

Tibetan refugees who came before 1st January 1962 can apply for UPSC IES Exam.

Age Limit

The minimum age for the UPSC IES exam is 21 years old only. If the candidate has attained 21 years of age is eligible for this exam.

If the candidate has attained the age of 30 years is not eligible for the UPSC IES exam. It means the maximum age for this is 30 years if the candidates are not from the reserved categories. Because there is a relaxation for the reserved categories.

If candidates come from the scheduled cast or scheduled tribes they shall maximum of five years of relaxation in the eligibility criteria. It means for SC/ST maximum age is 35 years only.

There will be a maximum of three years relaxation if the candidates belong to OBC (other backward classes ), which means the maximum age will be 33 years only. And also for defense services persons disabled during operations.

There will be up to five years relaxation of for the ex-serviceman including commissioned officers ECOs/SSCOs who have given at least five years of military service as on 1 August 2023.

UPSC has reservations for the disabled categories in the UPSC IES exam which is very important for inclusive development. There will be a maximum of 10 years of relaxation in the age limit to apply for the UPSC IES exam.

  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Locomotor Disabilities including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims, and muscular dystrophy
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental
  • multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d)
    including deaf-blindness.

Educational Qualification

A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree
in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University
incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational
Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

A candidate 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 from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time

Physical Standards

You have to fulfill all the physical standards for the UPSC IES or ISS exam. The standards are given in the rules and regulations of the UPSC IES/ISS 2023. For more details of the physical standard, you should consider reading Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2023 published in the Gazette of India dated 19th April 2023.

If you want to know details of physical standards let me know in the comment section I will write all these physical standards for UPSC IES/ISS exam.

Otherwise, you can read the official notification for more details.

Application fee

UPSC IES/ISS application fee is 200/- for Unreserved categories and Other backward classes (OBCs) males only.

There is an exemption (0/-) in fee for the reserved categories which are SC/ ST and Persons with Disabled and females of all categories.


The Last date for application submission is 9th May 2023, You are advised to apply before the last date. Do not wait for the last date, there can be some issues with the server on the last day due to heavy traffic on the website.

Application submission of UPSC IES/ISS
Download Official Notification
Official Website
Important Books for UPSC IES/ ISS
Links for application submission of UPSC IES/ISS

Frequently Asked Question For UPSC IES/ISS

Here we are giving some FAQs that will clear all your doubts.

What is IES Exam eligibility?

The IES exam eligibility check here

Is IAS equal to IES?

No, IAS is an all-India service and IES is a Group A central government service that works for the finance minister. The finance secretary is an IAS officer.

What is the IES officer’s salary?

The salary of Group A’s salary starts from 56100/- and there will be an increment year on year according to the rules and regulations.

Is IES tough than IAS?

No, we can not say in this way that it is not tough as IAS, it is a subject-specific exam that is economic. It can be tough according to you. Yes, the syllabus is not more than the IAS exam. But you have to face an interview for this exam also.

What is UPSC IES Exam?

It is for Indian Economic Service Group A gazetted Officers works in Finance Ministry.

What are the maximum attempts for IES?

No, there are no limitations for attempts like UPSC CSE. You can apply under 21 to 30 years age gap.

Is IES a powerful job?

Yes, It is a powerful job in respect of financial decisions.

Do IES officers get security?

No, These are safe jobs so they do not.

Who is the father of IES?

I do not know why you want to know the father of IES, The Government of India is the founder of this exam.

Is IES a Class 1 officer?

Yes, they are the class one officer.

What is the role of an IES officer?

They mainly work for the finance ministry so it is about finance and the country’s economic growth and development.

Can IES be cleared on the first attempt?

Yes, It can if you follow the right strategy or you studied economics at the best institutions in India.

How many students apply for IES?

There is rough data that is approximately 3.5 to 4 lakhs.

Which passport is given to the IES officer?

No special passport, Just like normal citizens for that you can also apply.

What language is the IES interview in?

Hindi and English, you can choose your language for the interview.

Who gets a VIP passport?

There is no concept like VIP passports, yes If you are an IFS officer you will get a maroon color diplomatic passport.

Do IES officers go abroad?

Yes, they can but in specific situations, not in normal conditions.

What is the success rate of the IES exam?

If we count this rate in terms of numbers then it comes to almost 0.5 to 01%.

Do IES officers get study leave?

Yes, they can even every government employee can take study leave, Nothing is special in this.

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