UPSC Optional Subjects – UPSC IAS Exam

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List of Optional Subjects for UPSC CSE Mains Exam

UPSC Optional Subjects are the most crucial part of upsc exam. Syllabus of every UPSC Optional Subject has been divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each Paper is of 250 Marks and thus, UPSC Optional Subject has total weightage of 500 Marks out of Total 1750 Marks for Mains Exam. 

It is very essential to select right optional paper. The selection of optional should be done based on multi-dimensional analysis. 

Here is the list of upsc optional subjects:

S/N 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 (PSIR)
21 Psychology
22 Public Administration
23 Sociology
24 Statistics
25 Zoology
26 Literature of any one of the languages as mentioned below.

 

Literature of any one of the following languages:

S/N 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

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