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    Which optional subjects should I choose for IAS exam being a mechanical engineering graduate? Which subjects are compulsory? How to choose optional subjects?

    Which optional subjects should I choose for IAS exam being a mechanical engineering graduate? Which subjects are compulsory? How to choose optional subjects?
    thank you.

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    Re: Which optional subjects should I choose for IAS exam being a mechanical engineering graduate? Which subjects are compulsory? How to choose optional subjects?

    Dear,

    For the preliminary exam there is no optional subject, in the preliminary exam both of the paper is the general study, but syllabus is different from each other.

    in the mains exam there are two choice the optional subject for the exam.

    other wise the other paper held in the mains exam:-

    1. one paper is the General English
    2. One paper is the Language Paper
    3. Two Paper is the General Studies
    4. Optional Subject-1 (two paper)
    5. Optional subject -1 (two paper)

    after the mains Exam the interview is held by the upsc for the final selection.

    you are complete the degree in mechanical engineering so you took the optional subject:-

    physics, chemistry , math or the one engineering subject.

    other please check the following list of the subject and took two subject for the mains exam

    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

    For more information please update with the www.upsc.gov.in

    best of luck for the exam

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    Re: Which optional subjects should I choose for IAS exam being a mechanical engineering graduate? Which subjects are compulsory? How to choose optional subjects?

    Following are the list of optional subjects for the Main exam :
    Agriculture
    Management
    Animal Husbandry & Vetinary 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
    Law
    Zoology

    As you are a Mechanical Engineer so that Mechanical Engineering will be one of your optional subject .

    As in mechanical engineering you studied Maths and also its applications so that it will be benifit you to select Maths as your second optional subject .

    So for my point of view you select this optional subjects .
    1) Mechanical Engineering
    2) Maths

    But if you have interest in other subjects then you can choose other also .

    Be careful while choosing the optional subject , you should see the previous year question papers of the optional subjects so that you will know the difficulty level of the subject .

    Following subjects are compulsory .
    1) Any language mentioned in constitution of india
    2) English
    3) Essay
    4) General Study-1
    5) General Study-2

    So start your preparation for the exam and give it when you fully prepared and you have the confidence to crack the exam .

    But be sure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria for the exam .

    good luck



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    Re: Which optional subjects should I choose for IAS exam being a mechanical engineering graduate? Which subjects are compulsory? How to choose optional subjects?



    Hi Aspirant,

    Being a mechanical engineer you can choose one subject as mechanical engineering.

    Mechanical engineering subject is including in the list of optional subject.

    Mechanical subject will help you a lot in cracking civil exam because you are well familiar from that.

    Besides it you can also choose one other subject in the list of optional subjects.

    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


    You can choose one other subject in the list mentioned above.

    In my point of view you can choose history or psychology.

    For more information visit http://upsc.gov.in


    Best of Lucků

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