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    Can we use any graduation subject (Irrespective of applicability) for IAS mains exam as optional subject? (or) Is it compulsory to graduation in specific stream to select it as optional?

    Regarding IAS Exams
    I have finished my diploma in fashion designing and I want to attend IAS Exams after my degree. I want to know whether any subjects in degree can be eligible for writing IAS or only specific like math's ,science etc...or what

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    Re: Can we use any graduation subject (Irrespective of applicability) for IAS mains exam as optional subject? (or) Is it compulsory to graduation in specific stream to select it as optional?

    Dear Aspirant

    You can be eligible for UPSC examination if you got your graduation degree in any subject.But you can take only one of the optional papers which you may or may not have study it during your bachelor degree from the optional list provided by UPSC

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination: Group-1
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology

    Group 2
    Literature of any one of the following languages:
    Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

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    Re: Can we use any graduation subject (Irrespective of applicability) for IAS mains exam as optional subject? (or) Is it compulsory to graduation in specific stream to select it as optional?

    Friend, please note that# Candidate can opt any subject for the Mains Examination of the UPSC Examination. There is no any specific restriction imposed on the candidate.# It does not matter whethe the opted subject by candidate for UPSC Examination has been studied in the academic career or not.# Candidate can freely opt any subject of any discipline. You don't need that you must have studies it either in school level or graduation level.# Candidate should choose only that subject in which he has keen interest, sound knowledge & cleared basic concepts as well as availability of good study material.

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    Re: Can we use any graduation subject (Irrespective of applicability) for IAS mains exam as optional subject? (or) Is it compulsory to graduation in specific stream to select it as optional?

    dear aspirant,


    For the post of IAS you have to apply for Civil Services Exam that is conducted by UPSC every year. UPSC conduct Civil Services Exam every year.
    For Civil Services exam you need graduation in any stream with any percentage.

    coming on your question you can do graduation with any subjects. There is no compulsion that you have do do graduation in specific subjects.
    According to new rules you have to choose only one optional subject from the list of optional Subjects. you can choose any optional subject and it does not matter that you have studied the subject in your Academic carrier or not.

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology



    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.



    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit




    Important dates of Civil Services exam in 2013:


    CSAT(Prelims):

    date of Notification:05.03.2013

    last date of receipt of application:04.04.2013

    date of exam:26.05.2013



    Mains:

    date of exam:01-12-2013



    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:

    http://upsconline.nic.in/


    Good Luck......



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    Re: Can we use any graduation subject (Irrespective of applicability) for IAS mains exam as optional subject? (or) Is it compulsory to graduation in specific stream to select it as optional?

    dear aspirant,


    For the post of IAS you have to apply for Civil Services Exam that is conducted by UPSC every year. UPSC conduct Civil Services Exam every year.
    For Civil Services exam you need graduation in any stream with any percentage.

    coming on your question you can do graduation with any subjects. There is no compulsion that you have do do graduation in specific subjects.
    According to new rules you have to choose only one optional subject from the list of optional Subjects. you can choose any optional subject from the list given below and it does not matter that you have studied the subject in your Academic carrier or not.

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology



    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.



    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit




    Important dates of Civil Services exam in 2013:


    CSAT(Prelims):

    date of Notification:05.03.2013

    last date of receipt of application:04.04.2013

    date of exam:26.05.2013



    Mains:

    date of exam:01-12-2013



    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:

    http://upsconline.nic.in/


    Good Luck......



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