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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.

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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


#88 viveka 2014-04-12 22:33
Hello sir i want to take history as optional subject so which book i have to prefer
#87 sonali singh 2014-01-09 19:42
im Bsc student i want to take english as my optional sub,so pls suggest me it is possible or not..
#86 deepika tripathi 2014-01-02 15:59
I am a B.Sc(math . computer) AND having MCA sir please suggest optional subjects for me...
#85 Nikita Lobo 2013-12-25 19:25
If I have a Master's in English literature, but have graduated in History, could I opt for English as the optional subject?
#84 pavithramanivannan 2013-12-20 15:04
Iam a civil engineer.plz suggest me an optional subject for main exams....
#83 k.selvam 2013-09-14 12:29
i have BA histroy for opp and anther opp sub?
#82 souvik banerjee 2013-09-04 03:13
In my graduation I hv English general .can I take it as mains optional ?reply me please.
#81 RAHUL BHAIYYAJI SOMKUWAR 2013-08-31 17:17
if i will get psychology as optional subject so which book i should i should read
#80 shrikant 2013-08-19 15:54
i am automobile engg, which optional is suitable for me plz suggest sir...
#79 asha sinha 2013-08-18 11:18
which book is sufficient for zoology
thank u sir/mam

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