List Of Best Optional Subject for UPSC-Check Here

Aspirants desire to know about the best optional subject in UPSC Civil Services IAS Main Written Exam when they are determining which optional subject selection.

To some, the best optional is the optional wherein extreme number of candidates are suggested in the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

However, the notion of best optional is damaged, the optional subject with the highest number of recommended candidates are provided below.

As stated by the 65th Annual Report of UPSC, the applicants with the greatest number of acclaimed in UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam 2013 was Geography.

Public Administration was near behind Geography. Given below are the top optional subjects that student might choose in accordance with their interest.

  1. High grading Subject 


Applicants need to take the optional subject on the basis of high scores accomplished by IAS toppers in the previous years.

It is advised not to select the optional subject on the maximum marks of the toppers. All year many toppers get dissimilar scores in the optional subject. There is no average that every year optional subject will be high scoring.

  1. Acceptance of the Optional Subject 


Some candidates select the optional subject based on the admiration of the optional subject for Limited subjects such as History, Geography, Political Science, Public Administration are about the common optional subjects in the UPSC exam preparation.

Aspirants need to pick the mutual optional subject, but it should be the interest and if you are involved to read that optional subject. On the basis of popularity, it is not sensible to choose that optional subject.

  1. . Understand-ability of the subject 


Several aspirants can take the optional subject on the basis of ability to pick the optional subject.

Aspirants can choose the optional subject by virtue of consideration and expertise of the subject.

  1. Based on availability of Study material, study group, and coaching 


This is procedures for selecting an optional subject that is desirable and recommendable for selecting the optional subject and in the absence of proper study material, peers and proper guidance, students cannot prepare effectively for UPSC Civil Services Examination.

  1. Optional Subject selection based on graduation courses 


Many candidates choose the optional subject based on the graduation and Post-graduation subjects. When the candidates have done MBA then they have the option as Management optional.

Optional Subjects 


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