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    Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?
    thank you..

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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    dear friend,
    yes,
    UPSC allow to choose optional subject irrespective of your educational background.
    good luck....

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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    dear friend,

    yes you can choose two optional subjects which are not related to your Academic background.

    but i will advice you to choose optional subjects which are related to your core subjects. Because it will be helpful for you to get prepared for the exam because you have already knowledge of these subjects. so, the whole thing is that it will be helpful for you to crack the exam.



    Good Luck........

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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?
    thank you..
    Dear Friend,

    Yes definitely.
    You can choose any subject you want irrespective whether it relates to your field, education or not.
    The decision is totally upon the candidate who is applying for the examination.
    If you find particular subject which makes you feel interested in to or find easier for preparation you can opt for that subject too.
    You know many students opt for Public Administration subject despite of their qualification of science or engineering background.
    So you can choose any subject provided it should the combination mentioned by UPSC.
    UPSC does have some criteria for choosing combination of optionals.
    Following is the list which of combination of subjects which UPSC does not allow:


    • Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
    • Commerce & Accountancy and Management
    • Anthropology and Sociology
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    • Management and Public Administration
    • Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject
    • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science


    Hope it satisfies your query.

    All the best.

    Regards.


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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    Dear,

    Upsc gives the subject list for all candidates which give the civil service exam. upsc prepare the subject list according to each field or stream of the graduation. You see

    the subject list which is given by upsc and select two optional subject for upsc mains exam.

    Following are the subject list which is given by the upsc:-

    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:-
    Arabic, Assamese, Bodo,Bengali, Chinese,
    Dogri, English, French, German, Gujarati,
    Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili,
    Malayalam, Manipur, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya,
    Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit,
    Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

    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: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    Hey there..

    Yes, UPSC allows you to choose optional of your liking. It does not force candidates to pick subjects based on their educational background.
    But it does have some combinations which are not allowed.

    Ex:
    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.

    Please check the notification in the official website to understand these combinations.

    To apply for the exam you must be a graduate from a recognized university, within the age limit of 21-30 years, this is the eligibility criteria.

    All the best!!

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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    the upsc civil services examination is graduation based examination.
    aspirants having graduation or engineering degree in any stream are eligible to apply for this examination
    within the age limit 21-30 years and there is an age relaxation for the SC/ST and the OBC aspirants .


    the civil services examination is conducted by upsc in two stages.
    preliminary examination
    mains examination.


    the aspirants are required to select a best possible combination of subjects for the mains examination.
    the selection of subjects fully depends on the interest and requirement of the aspirants .
    there is no restriction on the selects of the subjects .
    subjects combination that require almost similar preparation are are not allowed by UPSC.

    the list of the optional subjects allowed by upsc are
    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, Manipur, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya,
    Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit,
    Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

    so you can choose any subject combination you like for the mains examination.
    subject combination should be such that it lead you to success in the upsc civil services examination.


    for the your knowledge the subject combination that are not allowed by upsc are
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Agriculture and Animal Husbandry &Veterinary Science
    Management and Public Administration
    combination Of the Engineering subjects like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering
    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science.
    Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
    Commerce & Accountancy and Management
    Anthropology and Sociology.

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    Re: Will UPSC allow me to choose optional subjects irrespective of my educational background?

    Yes you can choose any optional irrespective of your educational background..

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