Eligibility for ISS examination
I am planning to take the ISS examination, could you please tell me what is the eligibility criteria for the same.
Nationality is the first and foremost criteria. You should either be a citizen of India, or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. Your age should be 21 years or more, but not more than 30 years. There is a relaxation of the age limit in the SC/ST (upto 5 years), other backward classes (upto 3 years), domicile of Jammu & Kashmir (upto 5 years), disabled defence service personnel (upto 5 years), ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECO’s/SSCO’s (upto 5 years) and blind, deaf-mute or orthopedically handicapped person (upto 10 years). These classes mentioned above are eligible for cumulative age relaxation too.
As a proof, only Date of Birth certificate is accepted by the Commission which is present on the X or the XII School leaving certificate or mentioned in a certificate recognised by an Indian University or an extract from Register of Matriculates maintained by a University. No other document related to birth certificate will be accepted and once accepted by the Commission no changes will be allowed. Moving on to the educational qualification that is required to sit in the exam is as follows:-
Post graduate degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics is essential. Also the degree should be from a University Incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or a foreign university approved by the Central Government from time to time. If you are awaiting your result for an examination that you have given, then also you are eligible to apply for ISS examination, but admission will only be given after the passing docs have been submitted. If you have taken a degree from a foreign university then also you can apply to the commission but the admission to the examination remains at the discretion of the Commission.