How To Select Civils Mains Optional Subject As Per The Latest UPSC Syllabus

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How To Select UPSC Civils Mains Optional Subject as per the Latest UPSC Syllabus:

UPSC Civil Services Exam is the most competitive exam in the country. Every Year around 10-12 lakh people enroll for this prestigious exam. Choosing an optional subject plays a vital role in the mains examination. Aspirants are in a big dilemma when coming to the optional selection. As per the latest notification/syllabus, optional subjects to be selected by the candidate is reduced to ONE and the maximum score for the optional is 500 marks. Here we have come up with the article that helps you in choosing the Best Optional Subject in UPSC Mains Examination.

 UPSC Civils Mains Exam Marks Weightage:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies I 250
Paper III General Studies II 250
Paper IV General Studies III 250
Paper V General Studies IV 250
Total Marks for General Studies 1000
Paper  VI Optional Subject I 250
Paper VII Optional Subject II 250
Total Marks for Optional Subjects 500
Personal Interview 275
Total 2025

 Popular Optional Subjects for UPSC Civils Mains Exam:

After 2-3 months of research, we have come up with the popular optional subjects that have chosen by most of the aspirants in the mains exam.

Subject Average No. of Aspirants Chosen every year  
Public Administration 2800-3200
Geography 2800-3200
History 2800-3200
Sociology 2800-3200
Philosophy + Psychology + Political Science & Economics Less than 2100
Science/Arts Subjects Less than 1200
Literature Subjects Less than 1200

How To Select UPSC Civils Mains Optional:

According to the legends in this field, the selection of the optional subject totally depends on the nature of the candidate and also the strengths and weaknesses of the candidate. Before selecting the optional subject for the mains examination, the aspirant must realize and understand his ability. And then he understands in which optional subject he can score more. Although the questions like “How to choose the optional subject”, “Highest scoring optional subject”, “Highest success ratio optional” are the never-ending questions that no one can answer.

Conclusion: So guys don’t refer to websites and other sources for selecting an optional subject since no one knows about your strengths and weaknesses better than you.

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