What is the importance of Optional Subject in UPSC-IAS Examination?
UPSC provides a list of Optional subjects. Candidates have to choose one optional for the Main Exam. The Optional subject consists of two papers and each paper accounts for 250 marks. Candidates can choose from the list of Optional subjects that also includes literature subjects (English and Indian languages).
This is the complete list of UPSC Optional subjects for Civil Services Main Examination. You have to opt for any one Optional subject.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce and Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Administration
- Literature of anyone the following language: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.