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    How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?
    thank you.

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    The mains Examination pattern is like
    Main Examination - Optional Subjects

    Paper-I One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 22 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
    Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
    Paper-III Essay [in the medium you choose] 200 Marks
    Papers IV & V General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) 600 Marks
    Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper) 1200 Marks
    Total Marks for Written Examination 2000 Marks
    Interview Test [in the medium you choose] 300 Marks
    Grand Total 2300 Marks



    You can choose the optional subjetcs from the following list of Subjetcs :

    UPSC Main Examination - Optional Subjects
    General Studies
    Essay
    English Qualifying
    Indian Languages
    Mathematics
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    Indian History
    Law
    Mathematics
    Management
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Public Administration
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Zoology
    Anthropology
    Arabic
    Assamese
    Bengali
    Bodo
    Chinese
    Dogri
    English
    French
    German
    Gujarati
    Hindi
    Kannada
    Kashmiri
    Konkani
    Maithili
    Malayalam
    Manipuri
    Marathi
    Nepali
    Oriya
    Pali
    Persian
    Punjabi
    Russian
    Sanskrit
    Santali
    Sindhi
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Urdu

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    Hello Friend !!


    Only two subjects are allowed to consider as Optional Subjects.


    And that two can be any of :

    Agriculture

    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

    Anthropology

    Botany

    Chemistry

    Civil Engineering

    Commerce and Accountancy

    Economics

    Electrical Engineering

    Geography

    Geology

    History

    Law

    Management

    Mathematics

    Mechanical Engineering

    Medical Science

    Philosophy

    Physics

    Political Science and International Relations

    Psychology

    Pubic Administration

    Sociology

    Statistics

    Zoology

    Mains Examination Pattern :




    I wish you a very Good Luck !!

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    Dear,

    two subject is compulsory for the civil service mains exam. and two two paper of the one optional subject.
    means total four paper is taken by upsc your two optional subject.
    the subject list is given by the upsc is also given below please pick up two subject from the list

    Agriculture
    Management
    Animal Husbandry & Vet nary
    Science
    Mathematics
    Anthropology
    Mechanical Engineering
    Botany
    Medical Science
    Chemistry
    Philosophy
    Civil Engineering
    Physics
    Commerce & Accountancy
    Political Science &
    International Relations
    Economics
    Psychology
    Electrical Engineering
    Public Administration
    Geography
    Sociology
    Geology
    Statistics
    Indian History
    Zoology
    Any language subject

    Following subject do not took together
    Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
    Commerce and Management
    Anthropology and Sociology
    Maths and Statistics
    Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    Management and Public Administration
    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
    Any two branches of engineering

    best of luck

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    Dear

    The main examination comprises of Nine papers, all of them of a descriptive type conducted within a span of 20 days.

    Paper-I : One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from 22 languages. : Marks 300

    Paper-2 : English : Marks 300

    Paper-3 : Essay : Marks 200

    Paper-4 & 5 : General Study (300 Marks Each) : Marks 600

    Paper- 5,6,7,8,9 : Any Two subject to be selected : Marks 1200
    (Each having Two Papers & 300 marks for each paper)


    So dear friend you can select two paper in the main examination

    All the best.

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    Any aspirant for mains examination is allowed in two(2) subjects as optional subjects out of four subjects.
    You can select any two optional subjects as your Interest mentioned below are:

    ->Management

    ->Agriculture

    ->Zoology

    ->Indian History

    ->Statistics

    ->Economics

    ->Electrical engineering

    ->Mechanical Engineering

    ->Civil Engineering

    ->Geology

    ->Medical Sciences

    ->Physics

    ->Science

    ->Animal Husbandry

    ->Anthopology

    ->Chemistry

    ->Public administration

    ->Sociology

    ->Philosophy

    ->Commerce

    ->Commerce and Accountancy.


    ***Remaining two(2) subjects are compulsory subjects are English and General Studies....

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?



    Hi Aspirant,

    Friend you will have to choose two optional subject in mains exam which are compulsory only for mains exam.

    UPSC conducts civil Service exam in three stages which are as follows

    Preliminary

    Mains

    Interview

    In preliminary stage there is no optional subject. Here you would not have to choose any subject. There are only two papers of general studies to check the mental and logical ability of candidates. Each paper is of 200 marks.

    In mains exam there is total 9 papers and 4 paper of optional subject. Itís mean 2 papers for each optional subject. For mains exam you will have to choose two optional subjects. The major part of your success is directly depends on optional subject because optional subject contains 1200 marks and each paper contains 300 marks.

    Therefore you should choose the optional subject very carefully and choose only those subjects which are familiar to you.

    List of optional subject
    Agriculture
    Animal husbandry & vetinary science
    Anthropology
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Civil engineering
    Commerce and accountancy
    Economics
    Geography
    Indian History
    Law
    Management
    Mathematics
    Mechanical engineering
    Medical science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political science & international relations
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Zoology

    Best of LuckÖ

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    Re: How many subjects can we choose as optional subjects in Mains exam?

    List of optional subject of mains exam is
    Agriculture
    B
    Animal husbandry & Veterinary Science
    Anthropology
    Botnay
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce and Accountancy
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    History
    law
    management
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Public Administration
    Scology
    Statics
    Zoology
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