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27th November 2009, 01:57 PM
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Optional subjects in the IAS preliminary exam


hello sir/madam,
im ratna deepthika..i did my graduation in engineering with electronics & communication as my specialization.my only aim is IAS.. but im new to this.i mean i dont have the idea on how to choose the subjects in optional subjects in the preliminary exam 2010.so kindly can you tell me what subject i must choose for this exam and other information regarding this exam..

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4th December 2009, 06:04 AM
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go for science subjects it will be easy for you to answer




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I will advice you to choose the subject in which you have good command,or which you are liable to complete the syllabus easily.




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9th December 2009, 07:40 PM
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i can only say that take a subject which you are comfortable with and are confident of answering the questions.
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9th December 2009, 09:01 PM
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Since you are doing ECE can better take options related to this so that it could be easy for you to prepare and get good rank.
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10th January 2010, 12:23 AM
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the optional subjects in preliminary exam for IAS are:

Agriculture
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
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10th January 2010, 03:59 PM
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it depends on you to chose the optional subject,take an subject which you really like and are interested in reading it
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27th January 2010, 03:21 PM
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Kindly provide the code centre for delhi and civil engg.
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27th January 2010, 03:22 PM
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Part A - UPSC Preliminary Examination - Optional Subjects
General Studies
Essay
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
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31st January 2010, 03:31 AM
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22nd February 2010, 07:56 PM
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dear friend..........
if you are a engineering student then ..........
you can face some difficulties...............during the preparation of I A S exam......
but a lot of hard work can give you a success .........
you can know about more things by read the prospectus of I A S ...........
or through net....
so
best of luck.
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12th March 2010, 09:24 PM
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U can choose public administration, psychology, political studies , philosophy.. these are general and easy to study ....
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i will suggest you
to chose your own intresting subject.
if math is intresting for you then chose it.

o k

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13th March 2010, 03:20 PM
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hi friend
the optional subject for the IAS exam are as folllow
1.Agriculture
2.Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
3.Botany
4.Chemistry
5.Civil Engineering
6.Commerce
7.Economics
8.Electrical Engineering
9.Geography
10.Geology
11.Indian History
12.Law Mathematics
13.Mechanical Engineering
14.Medical Science
15.Philosophy
16.Physics
16.Political Science
17.Psychology
18.Public Administration
19.Sociology
20.Statistics
21.Zoology
and in which your knowledge is better you can option for that subject .

best of luck.
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27th March 2010, 07:27 PM
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my dear friend, just get those subjects in which you have good command, and confident to complete the syllabus...........so choose subjects according to your interest......
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31st March 2010, 03:44 AM
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hey please choose only those subject in which you are really very good and those subject which are very easy to score more marks like maths, physics,etc
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31st March 2010, 03:51 PM
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hi,
there are so many subject like that-
Civil Engineering,Commerce,Economics,Electrical Engineering,Geography,Geology,Indian History,Law Mathematics,Mechanical Engineering,Medical Science,Philosophy.

all the best.
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hello sir/ madam,
i am a commerce student , and recently appeared for TY .B.COM EXAMS . there are so many subjects and i cant decide which subject should i choose .pls guide me
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hi this is satish i completed my sslc with 90 per which is the best combination to take ias exams? i feel like taking commerce-BASC. Does it help to take the ias exams?
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hi this is satish.I completed my sslc with 90%.My aim is to become an IAS officer. I thought of taking commerce-BASC. Does it help me to take the ias exams?OR else which is the best combination to take the exams?
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15th May 2010, 11:05 PM
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dear frnd
the subject in which you have good command take it as your optional subject in IAS preliminary
good luck
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is electrical a favorable subject for ias
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I am civil engg graduate. I want to choose geography and maths as optionals. Is these two are time consuming subjects as i am in job.
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HI
i'm madhuri dng my internship in bds.i'm very interested in competitive xams.i started preparing for civil services.i need some information regarding the pattern and the required books for general studies.
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Hi,

Is there any change in the IAS preliminary exam 2010. Is general aptitude going to replace the optional subjects.

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why a student of engg. would choose a subject other than electrical,civil engineering?i honestly don't like engineering subject but is there any chance to select any other subject for ias and pass it out.
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is electronics & communication a subject in IAS?
please do reply me at your earliest...
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i am a chem. engineer who has juz completed her b.tech..i m looking forward for i.a.s exam..i have decided to take public adminis. as one of my subjects..regarding 2nd optional m a bit confused between geography nd psycology..pls guide me wich is a better option in case i am persuasive in making it in 1st attempt..
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I AM A STUDENT OF B.SC.BIOTECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED.CAN I APPEAR IN THE EXAMINATION OF IAS
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30th August 2010, 07:13 PM
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Dear friend;

Optional subjects in the IAS preliminary exam :

Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Mathematics
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
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12th October 2010, 12:03 AM
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hi friend,

It is true that one should give emphasis on subject selection, because sometime favourite subject wont give you much benefit. Suppose a person , did his graduation from biology+chemistry , I am quite sure he wont achieve his IAS rank by choosing these subjects since in IAS , questions related to higher studies in this field (as studied in MSc or PhD).

Like you have done your graduation in engineering , i would like to suggest you to choose the subject according to the subjective point of view , since from now IAS exam Prelim will not be based upon optional subject and your optional subject proficiency will be checked in Main exam into which subjective type of questions would come. So you may select subjects among the 23 subjects for main exam.
http://www.civilserviceindia.com/subject/
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hello sir/madam,
im ratna deepthika..i did my graduation in engineering with electronics & communication as my specialization.my only aim is IAS.. but im new to this.i mean i dont have the idea on how to choose the subjects in optional subjects in the preliminary exam 2010.so kindly can you tell me what subject i must choose for this exam and other information regarding this exam..

thanks & regards,
Ratna Deepthika
dear friend,

as you are engineering student so you have to focus on your subject first and then you have to choose the optional subject which you can easily remind and score high.do not take lenthy syllabus subjects,also keep in mind that as it is subjective examination so just remind it pointwise.

find syllabus from www.upsc.gov.in and choose from there.

good luck.
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12th October 2010, 12:05 PM
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Hi Ratna,
As you have completed your B.E. in E&TC, i feel you will be comfortable with
mathematics or chemistry,
Try choosing one from them or the subject which you will be easy with.
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12th October 2010, 12:32 PM
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Dear Friend,

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the Union Public Service Commission to the Civil Services Examination from 2011.

IAS (Indian Administrative Services) is basically for those aspiring candidates who have strong dedication towards the country.

According to the new exam pattern of the IAS exam
1) General-Studies paper which carries 150 marks
2) Optional paper which carries 150 marks.

The General Studies paper and one Optional paper both the papers are the compulsory paper.

There are some Optional subjects such as :
1) Psychology
2) Commerce and Accountancy
3) History
4) Geography
5) Physics
6) Medical Science
7) Law
8) Mathematics
9) Mechanical Engineering
10) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
11) Public Administration
12) Agriculture
13) Sociology
14) Botany
15) Chemistry
16) Geology
17) Electrical Engineering
18) Civil Engineering
19) Economics
20) Philosophy
21) Zoology
22) Political Science
23) Statistics
According to me, as you are from engineering branch so you may choose the following subjects like :-
Public Administration,
Electrical Engineering,
Civil Engineering,
Physics,
Mathematics,
Mechanical Engineering etc.

For more latest update on IAS 2011 visit : http://www.iasexam2011.in/.
Good luck.
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Sir/Madam
Is sociology n history a good combination, I am going to start my preparation from scratch ???
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Dear Sir/Madam
I am an engineering graduate(B.Tech IT).I want to write a IAS exam.so which subject will be suitable for me to write te exam.
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22nd December 2010, 01:43 PM
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in ias exam , The preliminary examination is the 1st part .it consists of two papers:

Paper I -- General Studies 150 marks
Paper II -- An Optional subject 300 marks


Subjects for Paper II (one subject to be selected): Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.

Both the papers will be of objective type questions (multiple choice). The question papers are set in Hindi as well as in English.

The course content for the optional subjects will be of the degree level. Each paper is of two hours duration.
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Dear sir/madam,
i am pundalik rathod, now i am studying BE(EC) in 1st sem .i want to become an eminent "IAS" officer. i am confusing to take suitable optional subject to crack IAS exam
.after so days deapth think i want to take optional subject 1)geography 2)public administration. but i am little bit confusing with geography subject because as it is lengthy
to read . whether i should prepare for IAS about 30% from now or not with my BE. please help me sir.
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8th February 2011, 11:44 AM
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Since you are an engineering student belonging to EC branch , i guess you will find subjects like maths and physics easier with respect to other subjects.
but then it also depends on your interest. If u r interested in literature then u can go in for subjects like philosophy or history .
u would have found out the subject list by now...

so ..all the best ...!!
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suggest me which option is best for pharma grtaduates
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Hi,
You can choose the optional subjects as per your interest.There is not any restriction for choosing subjects.

UPSC Main Examination - Optional Subjects
General Studies
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
Anthropology
Arabic
Assamese
Bengali
Chinese
English
German
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Pali
Persian
Punjabi
Russian
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu
Management

For more details:www.upsc.gov.in
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can i choose commerce and political science as my subjects for prelims and mains?
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hi m sanjay ........m going to cmplt my civil engg and want to b an ias officer...........can u suggest me the subject which i choose rply me as soon as possible........also i want to knw abt the institute for ias preprtn in delhi...............wat is d procedure fr that??????
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how many subject i have to take in preliminary
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Which subjects should I choose as optional for IAS exam after C.A?
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16th May 2011, 01:37 AM
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Hi dear,

the optional subjects in preliminary exam for IAS are:

Agriculture
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology

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19th May 2011, 04:10 AM
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hii sir.. i don't now in select the option in IAS.. in preliminar & mains.. please guide... i like law..
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hello sir/madam,
im ratna deepthika..i did my graduation in engineering with electronics & communication as my specialization.my only aim is IAS.. but im new to this.i mean i dont have the idea on how to choose the subjects in optional subjects in the preliminary exam 2010.so kindly can you tell me what subject i must choose for this exam and other information regarding this exam..

thanks & regards,
Ratna Deepthika
Hey friend,

IAS - Indian Administrative Service


There are 3 stages for IAS exam namely

Preliminary exam
Main exam
Interview.

The optional subjects for IAS main exam are:

General Studies
Essay
English Qualifying
Indian Languages
Mathematics
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
Indian History
Law
Mathematics
Management
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
Anthropology
Arabic
Assamese
Bengali
Bodo
Chinese
Dogri
English
French
German
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
Maithili
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Pali
Persian
Punjabi
Russian
Sanskrit
Santali
Sindhi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu

Thank you.
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Hello,
My name is Arif Shaikh.
I want to know names of some publications for preparation of IAS & IPS Exam.
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