UPSC Civil Services Main Examination – Optional and Compulsory Papers

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination as per revised syllabus consists of 7 papers out of which 5 papers are compulsory and uniform for all candidates. There is one optional subject (2 papers) which can be from selected from subjects or languages.

Compulsory Papers For Civil Services Main Exam

  1. Essay + Comprehension (1)
  2. General Studies (4)

Civil Services Optional Subject List

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

Civil Services Optional Languages List

  1. Arabic
  2. Assamese
  3. Bengali
  4. Bodo
  5. Chinese
  6. Dogri
  7. English
  8. French
  9. German
  10. Gujarati
  11. Hindi
  12. Kannada
  13. Kashmiri
  14. Konkani
  15. Maithili
  16. Malayalam
  17. Manipuri
  18. Marathi
  19. Nepali
  20. Oriya
  21. Pali
  22. Persian
  23. Punjabi
  24. Russian
  25. Sanskrit
  26. Santali
  27. Sindhi
  28. Tamil
  29. Telugu
  30. Urdu

Updated : March 6, 2013

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