Ecoholics’ Indian Economic Service Results

We at Ecoholics believe that our results speak for us and this year several aspirants have proven that our teaching style and guidance is unmatched with their top notch results in their Indian Economics Service exam. 


What is IES ?

 The Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service are the administrative inter-ministerial civil services in Group A of the Central Civil Services of the Indian government’s executive branch.

For the purpose of creating and carrying out economic policies and programmes in India, the Indian Economic Service was established. Such analysis and recommendations within the service area have multiplied since the start of extensive economic reforms in 1991 and the expansion of the regulatory role of the government. In the initial constitution of the service, all statistical positions from various ministries and departments were combined to form the Indian Statistical Service.

In compliance with the guidelines published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India, the Union Public Service Commission will hold a joint competitive examination for recruitment to the Junior Time Scale of the Services.

What to do after the IES Exam? 

A merit list is created following the IES written exam, and an interview follows. The applicants’ scores in the written exam and the 250 points awarded for the interview are combined to get their final score. The applicants must be well-prepared for the interview. In addition to the economics topic, the examiners closely inspected the candidates’ expression and intelligence. Candidates should also study hard in related areas including geography, Indian politics, science, and technology.

The candidates’ confidence in their ability to appear for the IES Exam interview may also be boosted by practising mock interviews. About 22% of the overall marks come from the Indian Economic Service interview. Therefore, to pass the IES exam, careful preparation is necessary.

Types of questions asked in IES Interview 

Candidates who pass the IES written exam are invited for an interview. Examining the candidate’s educational background and personal profile is the primary goal of the interview. For the IES interview, there is no set curriculum. Any topic may be chosen for the inquiry. The kinds of questions that may be posed are based on the name of the candidate. They might inquire about the candidates’ interests as well. Current events-related inquiries are to be anticipated. Situational questions are another thing to anticipate. It is fairly normal to expect a question about the candidate’s career choice during an IES interview. The interviewers may also test the candidate’s familiarity with the financial sector. Sometimes they also ask questions about your graduation, like what you studied or about the college you studied in. So make sure you have got that covered.  Aside from the things already mentioned, it’s important to remember that interview preparation is a continuous process. Answers to inquiries about hobbies and extracurricular activities must be ready. Additionally, one should be aware of strengths and weaknesses.

Strategy to clear the IES Intrerview 

Focus on the DAF 

Once you have received your UPSC IES results, now it’s time to sit down for your interview preparation and for this you can start off by focusing on your DAF. DAF is the detailed application form, where you can prepare for everything which you have mentioned in the DAF. Which means you should have all the knowledge about the state you belong to, the college and school you went to or any kind of job you have done in the past as any question can be targeted from this section. A good knowledge of your own background is essential to make you stand out as an ideal candidate. 

Revision is a must 

The second part is where you make sure you are well versed with all the theories and concepts. Even though your knowledge part has been tested in the written exam, there can be some random questions which can be asked from there as well, so it’s important to brush up your knowledge with the help of vigorous revision so you can avoid any curveballs in the interview. 

Stay updated 

The third category which you need to pay attention to is the current economy. You can stay updated about everything which is going on in the economy of the country with the help of newspapers which you can read everyday and make notes as well in order to stay up to date. You can then divide it further into sub topics like agriculture, industry, service and fiscal policy etc. Monthly magazines are also a great way to stay up to date with everything economics along with RBI reports, budget and economic surveys. This will not only help you with your interview preparation, it is also vital to stay updated about all things economy when you want to get into IES and once the IES results are out, you can actually take your time and learn more about the economy of your country to stand out from other aspirants.  

Mock interviews 

Make sure you sign up with a good platform for interviews as they will help you gain a lot of confidence and you can be mentally prepared for the actual interview. Ecoholics is a great platform, which takes care of your preparation even after the IES results and has given commendable results for IES over the years with AIR 1 secured by one of the students . You can take mock interviews and get personalised feedback on your performance and polish your speaking skills as well. 

Tips to keep in mind for the Interview 

-You need to project confident body language.

– Make sure they keep the appropriate posture throughout the interview.

-Give a confident and straightforward response.

-Keep your cool and avoid getting anxious throughout the interview.

-It’s crucial to maintain your composure even when asked provoking questions.

–Stay away from lengthy justifications. Answers should be brief and to the point.

Avoid using the words “I’m sorry.”

-Avoid using cliches in speech, such as “that’s correct,” “as you know,” “of course,” “clearly,” “in fact,” etc.

-Only use technical language when the interviewer is pressing you on a technical topic.

-You ought to be able to project a positive attitude. You can occasionally come off as serious, but try to maintain a happy demeanour the majority of the time. Only laugh along with the Board when they do.

-Attempt to keep introductions brief. Do your best to get to the point quickly.

-When you can, try to emphasise human compassion in your responses.

 -When speaking, make an effort to be logically consistent and to think clearly. 

 -Avoid jumping to broad or rash conclusions.

Coaching for IES Exam 

 While self preparation may sound like a good idea, good coaching can help you pick up pace and get your way ahead of other aspirants. While going to a coaching can be a task, an online coaching can be something you must consider if you want to crack these exams as a good coaching will guide you in the right direction and provide you with all the tools you need to crack these exams.  So if you’re ready to crack these exams a built a successful career in Economics then register with Ecoholics,  the one-stop destination for all your learning needs. Study economics the smart way and get an in-depth understanding of this dynamic subject with our holistic approach. Our team of expert faculties help you polish your knowledge and provide you with one-on-one mentorship and doubt-clearing sessions, so you leave no stone unturned when it comes to your preparation. By signing up with us, you can access our live classes, video lectures, test series and get the hard copy of study material delivered to your doorstep, so your preparation never hits a bump!

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