Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014: Success Rate of all Optional Subjects

Once again significance of Optional Subject selection has come on fore as the marks secured in optional subjects have a say in your final result. 

It is one of the important decisions candidates need to make and their choice reflects in the end result.

With the authentic data relating to performance of optional subjects in Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013 and 2014 out in public domain, candidates will get to know the true picture about performance of each optional subject and their success-rate.


 By:      On Tuesday 28th March 2017

Civil Services Examination preparation involves many important areas that contribute in your final result and one decision that influence your Main Examination result is optional subject that you pick.

Recently, Civil Services (Main) Examination has undergone some changes and as per newer requirements, 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.

Optional Subject’s past performance and success-rate is one of the established factors that give candidates a feel about the performance of a particular subject in Civil Services Examination.

For majority of candidates, it is a major factor that helps them take final decision.

In newer environment, it is evident that standing order of many of the most popular optional subjects has changed and lot of new subjects are hogging the limelight.

Just to form an idea about the optional subject selection that helped successful candidates to find their name in merit-list, now we have two years’ data to analyse and find how the optional subjects that you have short-listed for yourself are placed. 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 available.

The following data gives some insights about candidates’ preferences and even success-rate.

The preferences candidates made in Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 while picking up ‘One’ optional subject and the success-rate is given in the table below.

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

66th 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, 2014

S.No.

Optional Subject

Number of Candidates

Success Rate
(Percent)

       Appeared      

Recommended

1

Literature of Sindhi (Arabic) Language

3

2

66.7

2

Literature of Bengali Language

3

1

33.3

3

Literature of Manipuri Language

17

4

23.5

4

Medical Science

356

71

19.9

5

Literature of Urdu Language

31

6

19.4

6

Law

235

40

17.0

7

Statistics

6

1

16.7

8

Psychology

373

59

15.8

9

Literature of Maithili Language

95

14

14.7

10

Literature of Tamil Language

95

14

14.7

11

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

28

4

14.3

12

Literature of Gujarati Language

87

12

13.8

13

Economics

214

26

12.1

14

Literature of Marathi Language

25

3

12.0

15

Zoology

79

9

11.4

16

Management

176

20

11.4

17

Anthropology

619

68

11.0

18

Agriculture

65

7

10.8

19

Literature of Malayalam Language

65

7

10.8

20

Literature of Telugu Language

122

13

10.7

21

Sociology

1819

193

10.6

22

Literature of Kannada Language

132

14

10.6

23

Commerce & Accountancy

214

22

10.3

24

Literature of Sanskrit Language

90

9

10.0

25

Mathematics

351

35

10.0

 26

Physics

151

14

9.3

 27

Literature of English Language

33

3

9.1

 28

Electrical Engineering

192

15

7.8

 29

Civil Engineering

91

7

7.7

 30

Geography

3515

255

7.3

 31

Chemistry

98

7

7.1

 32

Philosophy

908

64

7.0

 33

Literature of Punjabi Language

61

4

6.6

 34

History

1560

102

6.5

 35

Mechanical Engineering

111

7

6.3

 36

Political Science & International Relations

907

57

6.3

 37

Literature of Hindi Language

407

22

5.4

 38

Public Administration

2852

151

5.3

 39

Geology

28

1

3.6

 40

Literature of Santhali Language

1

0

0.0

 41

Literature of Sindhi (Devnagari) Language

2

0

0.0

 42

Literature of Assamese Language

4

0

0.0

 43

Literature of Oriya Language

7

0

0.0

 44

Botany

58

0

0.0

 

 

Last Update Tuesday 28th March 2017

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