Philosophy makes good combination with any subject.
Those who pick Public Administration, History, Geography, Literature of Hindi Language, sociology, and Political Science & International Relations prefer Philosophy as optional subject.
Among Hindi Medium candidates, ‘History-Philosophy’ and ‘Philosophy-Public Administration’ combinations are perceived to be the most popular combination.
In CSE 2008, Kiran Kaushal (AIR 3) had ‘History-Philosophy’ combination and produced wonderful result. In Hindi Medium, 3rd rank achieved by Kiran Kaushal is the highest rank ever achieved by any candidate.
In CSE 2009, Jai Prakash Maurya also had ‘History-Philosophy’ combination.