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    Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    i am 2nd year engg student. i would like to choose geography subject as the optional subject for upsc. is it possible?

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    Dear,
    Yes you can take the geography subject as a optional subject in the civil service mains exam.
    No issue you can took any two subjects from the subject list which is given by the upsc for the civil service exam, subject list is given below
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Sciecnce
    Anthropology
    Botony
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    Indian History
    Law
    Management
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Public Administration
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Zoology
    An any language subject select.
    Qualification is required for the exam candidate must have graduate in any stream from the approved university.
    Age limit for the exam is the 21 to 30 years.
    Age relaxation for the reserve category.
    For more information please update with the www.upsc.gov.in
    Best of luck

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    hi,
    An engineering subject can choose geography as optional subject for mains exam.

    The list of optional subject of mains exam;-

    ----Agricultural

    -----Management

    ----Animal husbandry and veterinary science

    -----science

    ---math

    ---mechanical engineering

    ----botany

    ---medical science

    ------chemistry

    ----civil engineering

    ----physics

    ----economics

    ----political science

    ----electrical engineering

    ----public administration

    ----geology

    ----geography

    ---sociology

    ----stat

    ----Indian history

    ----law

    ---zoology

    you have to choose second optional subject in which you have full interest or field related subject.
    for more detail;
    http://upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    Dear Aspirant!

    In second year of Engineering course you are not eligible to apply for Civil Services.
    Graduation in any stream is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for civil services.

    You can choose any optional subject in civil services examination that may interested to you.
    But there will be restriction of two combination of subjects.

    Good Luck

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    yes dear friend, you can choose your interested subjects for mains . candidates can choose their interested subjects from the optional list of subject. for more details : www.upsc.gov.in best of luck...

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    Hello

    Yes you can choose geography as the optional subject for the mains.
    Now it is a misconception that most have that they can not choose or select subjects which does not belong to their graduation stream.

    It is a wrong idea as any body from any background can choose any subject irrespective of his stream in the graduation.The fact is that for the civil services the eligibility criteria is graduation from any stream is applicable for the exam.

    Now the students who have done their graduation in BFA(Bachelor Of Fine Arts) and hotel management are also eligible but there is no subjects that belong to their degree,but they are eligible.

    For more details visit the website of the UPSC.
    www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Can an engineering student choose geography as optional subject for mains?

    HI

    YOU CAn opt for geography as optional subject.there is nothing wrong if you want to know about the new subject which is not related to your subject.

    when it comes for competitive exam,choose that subject which you have studied before or know about it,so that it would made you easy while preparing for the exam,and take less time

    its not like the you had to select the optional subject as per the profession field.if you think you can grasp the concept then no one can stop you.



    you need to crack the civil service preliminary test,then you can prepare for civil service main exam.

    before that you must have bachelor degree or if you are in final year then you can apply for the civil service exam

    make sure you satisfy the eligibility criteria.


    for more details visit=www.upsc.gov.in


    good luck

    thank you

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