Union Public Service Commission Indian Economic Service Exam (UPSC IES) 2016

IES entrance exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates in the country’s economic sector.

Venue: Pan India Exam Date: May 13 – 15, 2016

What is the test about?

Union Public Service Commission would be conducting IES 2016 exam to test the merit of applying candidates before recruiting them as Grade IV officers in Indian Economic Service.

Who is eligible?

  • For applying for the IES exam, candidates must have post graduate degree in Economics/Business Economics or in Applied Economics.
  • The lower and upper age limits are 21 and 30 years respectively. 

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?


  • General English
  • General Studies
  • General Economics – I
  • General Economics – II
  • General Economics – III
  • Indian Economics
Duration: 3 hours for every paper


The paper comprises 1000 marks in total. The marks distribution is as follows:

  • General English : 100
  • General Studies : 100
  • General Economics – I : 200
  • General Economics – II : 200
  • General Economics – III : 200
  • Indian Economics : 200
Negative marking is applicable.

key dates for application and registration

Duration for Online Registration / filling of Application Forms: January 16 - February 12, 2016

Who conducts the test?

Union Public Service Commission

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Sectors affiliated to Union Public Service Commission


Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi – 110069


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