The Indian Economic Services Exam has been canceled this year by The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) claiming lack of vacancies this year. The commission said in a recent notice that the Indian Economic Services Exam,2020 will not be organized this year due to the NIL vacancy reported for the Indian economic service by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs).
The UPSC was to release the notification for IES and ISS recruitment exam this year as per the revised recruitment calendar for 2020.
The exam was scheduled to be organized on October 16 onwards for three days which stands canceled now. However, the applications for ISS posts have begun with 47 vacancies.
The no. of vacancies advertised by the UPSC which is one of the apex recruitment bodies for government sector jobs has been on a decline for a quite long while now and this has added much tot eh disappointment of job aspirants.
The number of posts advertised by the UPSC has been going down since 2015. From 3030 in 2015-16 to 2352 in 108-19, the number of vacancies has gone down as per the official data.
In the year 2015-16, a total number of 3750 candidates were recommended by the UPSCbut this declined to 3020 in 2016-17. A small rise was observed in the year 2107-18 when a total of 3083 candidates were recommended but this no. dropped hugely in 2018-19 to 2352 candidates .
This number of appointments was the lowest recorded in the past four years.
A total no. of 65 vacancies were advertised under UPSC IES ISS recruitment notification last year. Out of the total 65, 32 appointments were for IES, and 33 were in Indian Statistical Service (ISS) posts.
The IES jobs aim at hiring individuals who have at least a postgraduate level of degree in economics and related fields.
Candidates between the age group of 21 to 31 years are selected for this job, as per the rules.