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    Which subject would be Best for me to take as second Optional subject for Civil Services exam?

    I am very new to the preparation for UPSC Civil services exams,My Question is related to the subject selection. I am taking geography as my 1st optional and I want suggestion on 2nd optional. I am choosing among Public Adm & Management. I am an MBA grad and have some background on Management subject while I heard Public Adm is easy to cover and Coaching & Books are easily available. Please suggest me which subject would be good for me to take as second optional.

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    romibal Array
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    Re: Which subject would be Best for me to take as second Optional subject for Civil Services exam?

    List of optional subjects

    1. Agriculture
    2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    3. Anthropology
    4. Botany
    5. Chemistry
    6. Civil Engineering
    7. Commerce and Accountancy
    8. Economics
    9. Electrical Engineering
    10. Geography
    11. Geology
    12. History
    13. Law
    14. Management
    15. Mathematics
    16. Mechanical Engineering
    17. Medical Science
    18. Philosophy
    19. Physics
    20. Political Science and International
    21. Relations
    22. Psychology
    23. Public Administration
    24. Sociology
    25. Statistics
    26. Zoology

    Since you are MBA graduate you can choose Option nos. 7, 8, 14, 20, 23 whichever is comfortable for you.

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    Re: Which subject would be Best for me to take as second Optional subject for Civil Services exam?

    List of Optional Subjects:-



    You can choose any subject for second optional.
    As you are interested for Public administration you can go for it.
    There is nothing like some paper is easy or some optional paper is hard.
    It totally depends upon your interest, knowledge & view.
    If you are sound enough in public administration you can choose it.
    Purchase good books for your preparation.
    Otherwise you can also choose for sociology & psychology subjects.
    There are also very mark fetching subjects.
    choice is yours.

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    Re: Which subject would be Best for me to take as second Optional subject for Civil Services exam?

    List of optional subjects

    1. Agriculture
    2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    3. Anthropology
    4. Botany
    5. Chemistry
    6. Civil Engineering
    7. Commerce and Accountancy
    8. Economics
    9. Electrical Engineering
    10. Geography
    11. Geology
    12. History
    13. Law
    14. Management
    15. Mathematics
    16. Mechanical Engineering
    17. Medical Science
    18. Philosophy
    19. Physics
    20. Political Science and International
    21. Relations
    22. Psychology
    23. Public Administration
    24. Sociology
    25. Statistics
    26. Zoology

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    Re: Which subject would be Best for me to take as second Optional subject for Civil Services exam?

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    Dear Applicant,
    >> You have made a very good decision by opting for Geography as the First optional subject for the Mains exam of the Civil Services exams.
    >> It is a highly scoring subject and will help you fetch good results in the Civil Services exams.


    >> As for the second optional subject,I would personally recommend you to opt for PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION as your 2nd Optional subject.
    >>
    You have got it right by hearing that Public Administration is one of the most preferred subjects for the Civil Services mains exams.
    >>
    The Arts Subjects such as INDIAN HISTORY,GEOGRAPHY,PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION,POLITICAL SCIENCE & SOCIOLOGY are highly scoring.Their success rates have been much higher when compared to the other subjects that feature in the LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS.
    >> Among these,Public Administration is the most recommended because you can prepare easily for it by self-studying.The study materials and the books related to this are easily available in market.You can also get the recommended materials for the subject.
    >>
    Hence,you can prepare for it by self dedication.
    >> Also,complete knowledge of this subject will help you do well in the Paper-I of the Preliminary exams and the Interviews too,as it will give you complete knowledge of the Governance of this country.

    - Therefore,choosing it as your subject will always be beneficial.
    -However,take your time and make the final call.Management is also not a bad option,if you have the confidence to do well.

    >> For further reference,The official website of the UPSC is :: www.upsc.gov.in !!

    All The Best.
    Aman//

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