UPSC Optional Subjects Civil Services (Main) Examination

Be it any examination, before you decide to take plunge, you need to know the complete examination process, related requirements and even, the exam standards.
Before you begin your journey to the dream career in 'Civil Services', you need to be acquainted with what all you need to face during long preparation.
As the new pattern for Civil Services Examination demands, you need to opt for only 'ONE' optional subject for Main Examination. UPSC has continued to give full liberty to you to choose a subject you feel the best.
So, before you finalize any subject – be it your own subject or a new one, the advice is to have a look at the syllabus and previous years' question papers.
The subject syllabus gives you the information and idea about the structure, course outline and the requirements of the subject; while previous years' question papers helps you understand the level, examiners' expectations and current trends.
Listed below are the optional subjects available with syllabus, previous years' question papers and related details that will help in deciding what suits you the best.
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