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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


#138 M O D 2015-11-12 13:40
I completed B.Tech(CSE). I would like to know, which optional subjects are suitable for my Branch...B.Tech (Information Technology).
& which one is the best as per the syllabus and material availability.
#137 SHIVAM AGRAHARI 2015-11-10 09:59
I am in BA 2 (sub......Eng lit, economics and geography)..... ...sir I want to know which subject is suitable for ias exam for optional sub.
#136 priyanka pari 2015-11-08 19:49
hello sir.i am doing bsc in non-medical.
would you suggest me for optional subjects-
#135 Siri Madhavi 2015-11-08 18:55
I completed B.Tech(Informat ion Technology). I would like to know, which optional subjects are suitable for my Branch...B.Tech(Informat ion Technology).
& which one is the best as per the syllabus and material availability.
#134 opus vishal 2015-11-02 15:00
sir I am doing bsc in non-medical. Am I elligible to choose literature as an optional??
#133 Himanshu Goel 2015-10-31 23:44
i am doing hons. from st. xaviers kolkata . which optional subject would be best suited for me ?
#132 Abhishek S R 2015-10-20 13:22
Myself Abhishek, I have done my graduation and postgraduation in mass communication. According to my educational background, which optional subject will be best for me.

Yours thankfully,
#131 WASIM ELAHI 2015-10-18 08:41
Sir I am doing my MA in English from Kazi Nazrul University Asansol.I am planning to prepare for NET as well as Civil service exam. Can I choose only English Literature as my optional subject or has to choose other subject along with English literature for Civil Service Exam?
#130 JOSEPH C. TAPING 2015-10-15 08:59
Hi, I would like to know if the optional subjects is hard or easy to take up professional exam.
#129 pooja chaudhri 2015-09-30 16:12
sir...i would to know abt optional subject..which is best.?......&.a s per syllabus is it neccesary to choose two special aw.....and geography...or. .htere is only one subject is main & othr is sub -subject of that main subject..

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