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    How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?
    thank you..

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    Re: How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    You Can Use the following Subjects


    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




    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

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    Re: How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    Hi,

    UPSC Civil Services Exam provides a list of optional subjects for Main Exam as follows:

    Optional Subjects:

    • 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
    • Public Administration
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Zoology
    • Literature of one of the following languages:
    • Arabic, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, 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.



    You cannot select the following combinations of subjects:

    (a) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration;
    (b) Commerce & Accountancy and Management;
    (c) Anthropology and Sociology;
    (d) Mathematics and Statistics;
    (e) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
    (f) Management and Public Administration;
    (g) Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering
    and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject.
    (h) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science.

    Suggestion:

    You can select optional subjects based on your qualification. The subject in which you are most confident can be selected and can write for the Main Examination. So that you can score well and easily pass through Civil Services Mains Exam.

    All the best…

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    Re: How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    Hello Friend !!

    How to Select Optional Subjects in UPSC Civils Exams :

    Firstly, you need make a variance that in which subjects you are good enough and in which you aren't.

    Select the subjects for the examination in which you are fair enough to answer many.

    And the subjects which you fee tough, leave those for optional subjects.

    And also, please do not leave those subjects which has more weight-age in the examination.

    This can reduce your over all score.


    Here are the List of Optional Subjects :

    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


    Subject Combinations are not allowed in UPSC Exams are :


    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.


    Combination of two literatures.


    I wish you a very good luck for your career !!

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    Re: How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?


    Hi Aspirant,

    Friend it is really good and serious question for preparation of civil service exam.

    Several candidates are confused to take decision about the selection of optional subject.

    You should choose the optional subject very carefully because your success is depends upon these subject.

    Here I am giving you some tips for the selection of optional subject. Hope it will be helpful for you.

    You should choose only those subjects where you are confident and well familiar from the core of subject.

    The exam standard is very high and you will have to deep study of subject, so you should have great interest in subject and eagerness of study.

    Don’t choose those subject which are unfamiliar and you are not interested.

    You should try to choose combination of subject which are useful for the study of other subject.

    You should give first preference to your interest to choose the subject.

    Here I am providing you the list of valid optional subject by UPSC for mains exam.

    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 Luck…

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    Re: How to select optional subjects for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

    Dear

    The candidate are confused to take decision about the selection of optional subject.

    You should choose the optional subject very carefully because success is depends upon these subject.

    you should only those subject in which you are interested. and confidential.

    You should choose combination of subject which are useful for the study of other subject.

    List of Optional Subject:

    Agriculture
    Economics
    Geography
    Botany
    Animal husbandry
    Indian History
    Anthropology
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce and Accountancy
    Management
    Physics
    Law
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Goology

    Best of Luck

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