FAQ - What are the optional subjects which students can choose?

Q. What are the optional subjects which students can choose?

Ans.- Students have to choose any one optional subject from a list of the following optional subjects. Students can also opt for literature subject as an optional, if they so desire.

Optional subjects (26) offered by UPSC

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal H & Vet Sc
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engg
  7. Commerce & Acc
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engg
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History
  13. Law
  14. Management
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engg
  17. Medical Science
  18. Philosophy
  19. Physics
  20. Pol Sc & IR
  21. Psychology
  22. Public Admin
  23. Sociology
  24. Statistics
  25. Zoology
  26. Literature

Literature of any one of the following language (30) is also offered as an optional subject:-

  1. Arabic
  2. Assamese
  3. Bodo
  4. Bengali
  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