UPSC Optional Subjects List: According to new UPSC exam pattern, the number of optional subjects for Civil Services Examination (IAS) to be chosen by the candidate for the main exam has decreased to one. UPSC IAS main exam general studies papers account for 1000 marks and the two optional papers account for 250 marks each. It is very important for an aspirant to consider various pros and cons before choosing an UPSC option subjects for mains exam.
Union Public Service Commission offers a total of 26 optional subjects, out of these subjects candidates can select subject. The list of UPSC optional subjects is given given below.
UPSC Optional Subjects List 2023
S. No List of Optional Subjects in UPSC 1 Agriculture 2 Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 3 Anthropology 4 Botany 5 Chemistry 6 Civil Engineering 7 Commerce & 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 & International Relations 21 Psychology 22 Public Administration 23 Sociology 24 Statistics 25 Zoology UPSC Optional Subjects List
UPSC Literature Optional Subjects List
S.No Literature optional Subjects 1 Assamese 2 Bengali 3 Bodo 4 Dogri 5 Gujarati 6 Hindi 7 Kannada 8 Kashmiri 9 Konkani 10 Maithili 11 Malayalam 12 Manipuri 13 Marathi 14 Nepali 15 Oriya 16 Punjabi 17 Sanskrit 18 Santhali 19 Sindhi 20 Tamil 21 Telugu 22 Urdu 23 English UPSC IAS Literature Optional Subjects List
UPSC IAS General Studies Papers List
General studies Topics covered Total marks General Studies Paper-I Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society 250 General Studies Paper-II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 250 General Studies Paper-III Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 250 General Studies Paper IV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 250 List of UPSC General Studies Papers
UPSC IAS Optional Subject List and Syllabus PDF
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