UPSC Civil Services Main Examination as per the 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 selected from subjects or languages.
Compulsory Papers For Civil Services Main Exam
- Essay paper
- General Studies paper 1
- General Studies paper 2
- General Studies paper 3
- General Studies paper 4
Civil Services Optional Subject List
Every candidate can choose her/his optional subject from the list given below:
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Indian History
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science
- Public Administration
Civil Services Optional Languages List
The candidate also has the option of choosing one of the following languages as her/his optional subject.
Updated: March 6, 2013
Mohammad Khalid says
Sir please suggest me the optional subject which is easy to understand and scoring. I am beginner
Currently i am thinking to take either geography or history which would be better option
thank you sir
Abhijith M says
Sir which one
Amrit Singh says
Gd morning sir, My optional is Sociology and I have study material. Plz suggest me how to cover the subject soon and deeply. How much time should i give to Sociology. Thnx
Sir my optional subject is history please suggest me the books and how to cover the syllabus and subject.
Sir, Is it possible that I give my essay exam in Hindi and optional subject’s exam in English ???
Plz provide full information . I am not able to understand whether these general papers have any compulsory sub are just they are what we choose .
ALI DESHMUKH says
Is maths compulsory
Lalit Sharma says
Is Maths Compulsory