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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


#91 NISHEJ.F 2015-04-24 20:28
GOOD DAY,SIR..This is for your kindly assistance that i would like to make sure that am i eligible for civil service exam as my +2 has been completed in humanities ..however now i am doing in distant education at kerala university..i am only 21 years old....but i want to become a IPS...once again i require your greatfull suggetions...he lp me...plz
#90 bong 2015-04-21 21:00
how much subject we have to choose in mains examination
#89 viplove sharma 2015-04-20 21:31
what optional subjects i can opt for if I am a B.Sc(biotechnol ogy) graduate?
#88 Rakesh Roshan 2015-04-18 08:55

Is it mandatory to be graduate in literature of a language to keep that subject as optional, or if that had been one of the subjects during my graduation, I can opt for that?
#87 sreelakshmi s 2015-04-14 11:54
sir iam doing graduation in chemistry. is chemistry a good optional subject for the civil service examination.and please suggest any other easy subject to prepare exam.
#86 gajanan shejule 2015-04-12 18:37
Dear sir/madam,
Is it necessary to have graduate in literature to choose the literature optional?
#85 gajanan shejule 2015-04-12 18:28
Dear sir/madam,
Is it necrssary to have graduate in literature to choose the literature optional?
#84 SAMRATH KRISHN RAJ 2015-04-12 11:32
sir iam doing btech and iam 2nd year student in which year i can preparation in coaching for IAS. sir which coaching is best in delhi please aprise me.Iam very excited for preparation of IAS.
#83 swapna janna 2015-04-10 15:14
Hi sir/madam,
i am done with B-TECH(ECE) and MBA(HR). Can you please suggest me the way to go with prelims to qualify.
thanks in advance.
#82 selvas 2015-04-08 09:50
is it necessary to have graduate in literature to choose the literature optional?

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