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Optional Subjects for Civil Services Main Exam

This is the complete list of optional subjects for civil services main examination. You have to opt for any one subject. Optional paper consists of two papers of 250 marks each. Click on the subject name to view its syllabus.

Group 1

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Commerce and Accountancy
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History
  13. Law
  14. Management
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Medical Science
  18. Philosophy
  19. Physics
  20. Political Science and International Relations
  21. Psychology
  22. Public Administration
  23. Sociology
  24. Statistics
  25. Zoology

Group 2

Note: You can opt for the literatures of a language as an optional subject, only if you have graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject.

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English


#124 jitendra k soni 2015-08-27 13:38
Sir I m civil engineering student ....wht should I take optional subjct for main. I m also interested in geography then geography or civil engineering
#123 md sahinsha biswas 2015-08-18 17:35
sir i am graduate in english and i want to apply for coaching but i cant choose optional subjects perfectly . I also did not get any information from your website about admission test syllabus
#122 gupta brijesh 2015-08-12 21:48
Asking for pcs exam....

Hv completed mba, would u suggest me for optional subject
3-public adm...
... Hv choosen 3/subject. In which one is better for me..
#121 Anamika pathak 2015-08-04 02:19
I am a graduate in english subj n completedmy management iin hr since there is no hr subject so i would like to know how to select the optional subj.
Can i chose english and public administration as my subject.
#120 PARUU 2015-07-22 19:29
Hi, I would like to know about the optional subjects.. Heard it is 2 , one Indian language and another any subject like, history , physics etc. Is it true that we can choose only 1 optional subject? Can i proceed with my mother tongue alone for mains?
#119 PARUU 2015-07-22 17:13
Hi, My basic qualification is nursing, where can i get the nursing syllabus for upsc main exam
#118 shree kalpa 2015-07-21 13:15
sir,now a days they are telling that there is only one optional to choose .so is there languges options till now....shall we now also choose INDIAN languages for options or else is it only one option to choose like economics or geography and all
#117 raghavendra upadhyay 2015-07-20 13:00
i'm mechanical engineer. can i opt the hindi literature as the optional subject, for the mains examination.
#116 vijay kumar eesarapu 2015-07-18 23:18
i m a engg graduate in mechanical stream can i select any one subject from the list other than mechanical
#115 joyce john 2015-07-18 07:09
Iam a nurse.. can I take optional subject as philosophy..

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