The UPSC examination offers a wide range of optional subjects for the aspirants to choose from. In order to secure higher marks, it is important to carefully choose a suitable UPSC optional subject. The subject should be scoring and it helps if it has a small syllabus. The syllabus for the optional papers will be more than the bachelor’s degree and lower than the master’s level. Each optional subject for IAS comprises of two papers each of 250 marks, making it a total of 500 marks.

The course provides option for candidate to choose to study any one optional subject among the following list for Main Examination.

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • 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.
  • Agriculture


CS Mentors Academy offers such optional subjects which have maximum syllabus overlap/connection and strategic relevance with the compulsory papers of General Studies. These are political science, History, public administration, geography and sociology

The course is designed to help candidate even without a prior background in the subject. We provide detailed-analytical study of the subject for maximization of score.

Course duration : 3 months

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