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RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR ISS (INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE) EXAMINATION

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  1. Convergence of Sequence of Random Variable-Mathematical Expectation, Moment generating and Characteristic Function, Law of Large Number and Central Limit Theorem

  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics (SC Gupta & VK Kapoor)

  • V.K Rohatgi

  • Kapoor Saxena

  • Sheldon m. Ross

  • An Outline of Statistical Theory (Gun Gupta and Das Gupta)

  • Probability & Mathematical Statistics

2. Concept of Probability- S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor


3. Random Variable and Their distribution Function

  • Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics (SC Gupta & V.K Kapoor)

  • V.K Rohatgi

  • An Outline of Statistical Theory (Gun Gupta and Das Gupta)

  • Kapoor and Saxena

  • Suhov Y. Kelbert

  • Probability & Mathematical Statistics (Prasanna Sahoo)

4. Descriptive Statistics- Frequency distribution, Measures of Location, dispersion, skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Multiple and Partial Correlation

  • S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor

  • V.K Rohatgi

5. Statistical Inference--Estimation Theory, Testing of Hypothesis, Elements of decision theory, Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics (S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor)

  • V.K Rohatgi

  • Sheldon Ross

  • Kapoor and Saxena

  • Suhov Y. Kelbert

6. Stochastic Processes- Markov Chain, Poisson, and Death Processes

  • J. Medhi

7. Linear Model- Linear Estimation, Regression Analysis

  • C. Montgomery

  • D.D Joshi

8. Non-Parametric Test

  • S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor

  • V.K Rohatgi

9. Multivariate Analysis- Multivariate Distribution, Principal Component, Canonical Correlation, Discrimination and classification, Cluster Analysis


  • T. W Anderson

  • Richard A. Johnson

10. Design Theory- Design of Experiment, Factorial Experiment

  • S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor

  • D.D Joshi

  • C. Montgomery

11. Theory of sampling Surveys

  • Parimal Mukhopadhyay

  • S.C Gupta and V.K Kapoor

12. Linear Programming and Queuing theory

  • S.D Sharma

  • Kanti Swaroop

13. Reliability Theory

  • Marvin Rauland




ISS examination
ISS Examination Important Book list


The Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Examination is a competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit officers for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service. The examination is held annually in three stages:

  1. Written Examination: The written examination consists of six papers, carrying a total of 1000 marks. The papers are:

    • General English

    • General Studies

    • Statistics Paper I

    • Statistics Paper II

    • General Economics Paper I

    • General Economics Paper II



  1. Personality Test: The personality test is conducted for a total of 200 marks.

  2. Medical Examination: The medical examination is conducted to ensure that the candidates are physically fit to serve in the Indian Economic Service or Indian Statistical Service.

The IES/ISS Examination is a highly competitive examination, and only a small number of candidates are selected each year. To be eligible for the examination, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

The IES/ISS Examination is one of the most prestigious examinations in India, and it offers a challenging and rewarding career for successful candidates. Officers of the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service play a vital role in the formulation and implementation of economic policies and programs in India.

Here is a more detailed description of the six papers in the IES/ISS Examination:

General English: This paper tests the candidate's proficiency in English grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension.

General Studies: This paper tests the candidate's knowledge of Indian history, geography, culture, economics, and current affairs.

Statistics Paper I: This paper tests the candidate's knowledge of basic statistical concepts and methods, such as probability, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Statistics Paper II: This paper tests the candidate's knowledge of more advanced statistical concepts and methods, such as regression analysis, time series analysis, and multivariate analysis.

General Economics Paper I: This paper tests the candidate's knowledge of basic economic concepts and theories, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics.

General Economics Paper II: This paper tests the candidate's knowledge of more advanced economic concepts and theories, such as public economics, development economics, and econometrics.

Candidates who are interested in appearing for the IES/ISS Examination should start preparing early. There are many resources available online and in libraries to help candidates prepare for the examination.


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