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19th May 2013, 06:05 PM
 marylohani Join Date: May 2013 Posts: 1

# How should I prepare for Indian Statistical exam? I am a MSc mathematics student

good evening sir, i am msc in mathematics with statistics as a subject and i want to prepare for indian statistical exam, give me some suggestion

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12th January 2019, 06:40 PM
 sagarika 199193 Senior Member+++ Join Date: Mar 2015 Posts: 2,381
Re: How should I prepare for Indian Statistical exam? I am a MSc mathematics student

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) examination is civil service exam conducted by UPSC.

UPSC ISS Exam Eligibility
- You must have citizenship of India.
- You must have passed bachelor's degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics as one of the subject from a recognized university.
- Age Limit : 21 to 30 years. Relaxation applicable as per government norms.

Tips to Crack UPSC ISS Examination
- Know syllabus and exam pattern of examination and analyze it.
- Make a time table for preparation. Give more priority to scoring topics.
- Refer standard reference books for preparation.
- Start preparation topic by topic. After completion of each topic, Revise it again and make notes of important points and formula.
- After that, Solve previous asked questions from that topic.
- Regular practice to solve sample papers will create self-confidence.

Best Books for UPSC ISS Exam
- Practical English Usage by Michael Swan
- Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
- Current Affairs and General Knowledge for Competitive Examination by Disha Publication
- Fundamentals of Applied Statistics by S.C. Gupta and V.K. Kapoor
- Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics by S.C. Gupta and V.K. Kapoor
- An Introduction to Multivariate Statistical Analysis by T.W. Anderson

ISS Exam Pattern
- It is conducted in 2 parts.
Part I : There will be 6 papers.
Part II : Vice Voce

Part I
- General English : 100 Marks, 3 Hours
- General Studies : 100 Marks, 3 Hours
- Statistics I : 200 Marks, 2 Hours
- Statistics II : 200 Marks, 2 Hours
- Statistics III : 200 Marks, 3 Hours
- Statistics IV : 200 Marks, 3 Hours

Statistics I & II will be of objective type papers whereas Statistics III & IV will be of descriptive type papers.

Part II
- Vice Voce : 200 Marks

UPSC ISS 2019 Application Dates
- Online Application Starts : 20th March, 2019
- Last Date of Application : 16th April, 2019
- UPSC ISS Exam : 28th to 30th June, 2019
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27th November 2020, 09:12 PM
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Re: How should I prepare for Indian Statistical exam? I am a MSc mathematics student

I am a student of B.Sc.athematics without Statistics as a subject during my entire 6-Semester course. Is there any institute in India offering M.Sc. in Statistics for me after completeing my graduation??
Do you have any question? or have anything to say?