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    Download Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service General English Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    The Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examinations are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the purpose of recruitment of Grade IV officers for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service respectively.

    Tentative schedule of examination:

    Normally IES/ISS examinations are conducted by the UPSC in the month of November every year for which notification inviting applications from eligible candidates is issued during the month of June. To apply for these examinations, candidates must be between the age group of 21 and 30 years of age as on the 1st of January of the year in which he/she is applying.

    Scheme of Examination:

    Even though, IES and ISS are different examinations, these two examinations have two papers in common and they are General English and General Studies. There are other four papers as well for each of these examinations. These two examinations are conducted in two parts namely part-I and Part-II, wherein part I includes two common papers being general English and general studies and four other papers and Part II includes interview for personality test.

    About General English paper:

    As mentioned earlier, General English is a common paper in IES and ISS examinations. This paper is conducted for 100 marks and the maximum time allowed for completing the paper is three hours. Normally, the paper pattern is that there will be six questions and candidates will have to answer all questions. Questions will be from

    • Essay writing
    • Précis writing
    • Sentence formation
    • Rewriting of sentences using given words
    • Correction of mistakes in sentences

    Previous years question papers:

    IES/ISS aspiring candidates can download previous years question papers of general English paper from the attachment.
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