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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


#87 A.prem kumar 2014-11-23 17:46
Sir,i am doing computer science engineering.wha t and which optional subject should i choose.please help sir.
#86 Vishal V S 2014-11-23 17:46
sir,when I downloaded this year's civil service exam time table I found that there is two optional papers and one Indian language which is needed to be separately studied for the civil service main exam
#85 Lalit yadav 2014-11-17 22:45
Respected siR
I have comoleted my graduation in computer science engineering.if there is a subject which interlinks with my field, please suggesT...
Waiting for your's suggestion..
Yours obediently
#84 PRIYANKA SHRUTI 2014-11-16 08:26
i'm energy and environmental engineering student.what is the suitable optional subject for me?
#83 ankit bhati 2014-11-15 13:34
f u sound good in medical science then better u choose the same otherwise u choose any subject of humanity like sociology,geogr aphy,pub ad...

#82 swarna55 2014-11-12 17:00
sir,.. am a medical graduate but not confident about the subject..which optional should i choose please guide me sir..
#81 sai aakaash 2014-11-05 13:40
I have completed viscom.Am I eligible 2 write civil service exam?
#80 pooja s chauhan 2014-09-25 22:53
i m a pharma student,none of d optional subjects matches wat i have plz suggest which subject should i choose
#79 diganta borah 2014-09-14 06:02
V cannot choose education s one of d subject?
#78 nazar 2014-09-12 15:45
My major is computer its podsible to select optional subject

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