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Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013: Success rate of all Optional Subjects

Even today, Optional Subject selection remains as one of the important decisions candidates need to make and their choices reflects in the end result. With the authentic data relating to performance of optional subjects in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013 out in public domain, candidates will get to know the true picture about performance of each optional subject and their success-rate.

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While preparing for Civil Services Examination, one has to take many decisions but, the most crucial one is selecting suitable optional subject.

Even though, with changes in pattern of Civil Services (Main) Examination, candidates need to opt for only ‘One’ optional subject; still, Optional Subject selection is not that easy and requires a lot of analysis before you take the final decision.

For majority of candidates, optional subject’s past performance and success-rate is the major factor that helps them take final decision. However, in newer environment, candidates were in a fix as deciding the subject that suits the most based on past performance of optional subject has been difficult so, the candidates were eagerly waiting for the data that gives some insights about candidates’ preferences and even success-rate.

All the guess work is out of the way and the most significant data relating to optional subject’s performance and success-rate in newer environment is out. Candidates were really lingering to know about the preferences candidates made in Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 while picking up ‘One’ optional subject and the success-rate.

65th Annual Report of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) provides this vital information and will provide parameters that can be useful while short-listing optional subjects and making strategies for preparation.

Distribution of Candidates who Appeared vis-à-vis Recommended by Optional Subjects Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013

S.No.

Optional Subject

Number of Candidates

Success Rate
(Percent)

       Appeared      

Recommended

1

Literature of Santhali Language

1

1

100

2

Law

144

35

24.3

3

Economics

188

38

20.2

4

Literature of Urdu Language

28

5

17.9

5

Literature of Bengali Language

6

1

16.7

6

Statistics

6

1

16.7

7

Literature of English Language

30

5

16.7

8

Medical Science

293

48

16.4

9

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

32

5

15.6

10

Botany

50

7

14

11

Management

167

23

13.8

12

Civil Engineering

54

7

13

13

Literature of Gujarati Language

64

8

12.5

14

Literature of Kannada Language

75

9

12

15

Anthropology

449

53

11.8

16

Electrical Engineering

113

13

11.5

17

Literature of Punjabi Language

54

6

11.1

18

Literature of Maithili Language

84

9

10.7

19

Literature of Tamil Language

75

8

10.7

20

Literature of Oriya Language

10

1

10

21

Zoology

92

9

9.8

22

Psychology

348

34

9.8

23

Sociology

1647

150

9.1

24

Agriculture

77

7

9.1

25

Physics

147

13

8.8

 26

Literature of Malayalam Language

69

6

8.7

 27

Philosophy

736

58

7.9

 28

History

1303

100

7.7

 29

Commerce & Accountancy

200

15

7.5

 30

Chemistry

85

6

7.1

 31

Geology

15

1

6.7

 32

Mechanical Engineering

60

4

6.7

 33

Public Administration

2840

176

6.2

 34

Political Science & International Relations

651

40

6.1

 35

Mathematics

329

20

6.1

 36

Geography

3158

178

5.6

 37

Literature of Sanskrit Language

71

4

5.6

 38

Literature of Manipuri Language

20

1

5

 39

Literature of Telugu Language

93

4

4.3

 40

Literature of Hindi Language

284

12

4.2

 41

Literature of Marathi Language

26

1

3.8

 42

Literature of Dogri Language

1

0

0

 43

Literature of Sindhi (Devnagari) Language

1

0

0

 44

Literature of Assamese Language

2

0

0

Last Update Thursday 28th July 2016     

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