For second stage of the Civil Services examination - Main Examination, the aspirants need to choose 2 optional subjects from the list of given subjects from humanities, science, engineering and many literatures of language (Indian & Foreign).
Among Hindi Medium candidates it is observed that History-Geography, History-Philosophy, Geography-Public Administration, Philosophy-Public administration, sociology-History, History-Political Science & International Relations, Geography-Political Science & International Relations, and Sociology-Political Science & International Relations are some of the most favoured subject combinations in Civil Services (Main) Examination.
Majority of the candidates keep Literature of Hindi languages as the second optional subject. The Literature of Languages are considered easier to prepare and candidates find them manageable in short span of time.
Many candidates who opt for Commerce & Accountancy, Law, Anthropology prefers Public Administration and Geography as second optional.
Before zeroing on any particular subject, weigh pros and cons associated with them. The choice of right set of optional subject is crucial and would reflect in your final result. So, take your time and decide what can be the best combination which can help you crack this examination.