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History as a Popular Optional Subject

History is second most preferred optional subjects in Civil Services Examination. It used to be the most popular optional subject but in recent years it has lost the top slot to Geography.

Once used to be the most popular optional subject for Civil Services (Main) Examination, History has lost the top slot and has become 2nd most popular subject among candidates.

In Civil Services (Main) Examination 2008, 3,870 candidates appeared in Main Examination with History as one optional subject.

Number of Candidates selected:

With History as an Optional Subject, 212 candidates were recommended for selection in CSE 2008.


In CSE 2008, the success-rate of History stood at 5.5%.

Among the most popular optional subjects (with which more than 1000 candidates appeared in Mains Examination), the candidates appearing with History are able to produce average results.

Probably, this is the reason, History as the most popular optional subject has lost some sheen during past few years.

Last Update Friday 8th April 2011     

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