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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


#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
#77 ragavi ramesh 2014-09-06 20:51
Sir.I am doing
Which optional subject can I choose.
#76 mukesh tiwari 2014-09-06 08:26
Dear sir
I am a b.pharma student can i appear in civil services exam if yes then what is the subject of mains please suggest me on my mail....

Thanks and regards

Mukesh tiwari
#75 DIVYA P 2014-08-16 22:06
do we hav 2 select 2 optional subject,,as am from kannada medium student can i choose 1-civil subject
as my optional subject,,pls suggest me some good book which contain above topic
#74 DIVYA P 2014-08-16 22:04
sir am a civil engineering student,,am willling 2 take civil subjects as optionals but many people are telling it will be a disadvantage,so pls guide me sir
#73 Rame 2014-07-26 11:15
I am Electronics and communication engineering graduate, So which Optional subject should i choose for Civil service preliminary and main ? Lease suggest me. I am confused
#72 aabitha abu 2014-07-03 11:23
i am not a literature student, i am a home science student, but i select tamil literature as my optional subject, is it possible?
#71 sonamranga 2014-06-18 14:32
hello sir,i have completed. i which subject i have started preparation and which optional subject have preferred am very confused,please suggest me.

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