Optional Subjects – Syllabus for Indian Civil Services Examination
There are two papers conducted to check the proficiency of the candidates in the Optional Subjects. The list of Optional Subjects for the Indian Civil Services Examination Main Examination are given below and the Aspirants may view the detailed syllabus by clicking on the relevant link.
List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxv) 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 and English.
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
The Optional Subject syllabus for Indian Civil Services Examination is subject to modification/change and it is advised to check up for the latest syllabus on the Union Public Service Commission website – http://www.upsc.gov.in/.
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