UPSC Optional Subjects list by BHOOMI IAS

UPSC Optional Subjects

UPSC Exam has 3 stages – Prelims, Main Exam and Interview. Of these 3 stages, the Main Exam is the most important as it covers close to 75% marks of the Final UPSC result (1750 marks). In the Main exam, the candidates have to appear for 2 papers of a UPSC optional Subject. The UPSC optional Subject is to be selected from the list of UPSC Optional subjects provided by the UPSC. In this blog, we have given the UPSC optional subjects list for you.

UPSC Optional Subjects – Complete List

This is the complete list of UPSC Optional subjects for civil services main examination. You have to opt for any one subject.

  1. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  2. Anthropology
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Commerce and Accountancy
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Geography
  10. Geology
  11. History
  12. Law
  13. Management
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical Engineering
  16. Medical Science
  17. Philosophy
  18. Physics
  19. Political Science and International Relations
  20. Psychology
  21. Public Administration
  22. Sociology
  23. Statistics
  24. Zoology
  25. Literature of anyone the following language: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.
  26. Agriculture

For full syllabus of optional subjects click here