How to select right set of optional Subjects in IAS Exam

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296 Responses to “How to select right set of optional Subjects in IAS Exam”

  1. uma Says:

    respected sir
    i am doing my btech 3rd year…like to prepare for IAS exams…can u pls guide me???

  2. Sujan Singh Says:

    Dear Madam / Sir,

    I did B.A (History , Sociology), Masters of Social Work (MSW) and Ph.D in Anthropology on ‘ Water management through traditional Technologies in India’ With 3 years of work experience in CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development, GOI

    Now I wants to persue to civil services, plesae suggest, which subject should I go ahead. I decided sociology as first option in PT, is it Ok? if we see from negative marking angle in PT.

    What would be second (Public Adminstration/ Geography/ History) one ? please suggest me.

    Thanks with regards,

    Sujan Singh
    9350561554

  3. harpreet Says:

    sir,
    i am doing mca(3rd sem).i did bca as my graduation .but i am very keen to persue civil services.please guide me on the selection of optionals.

  4. dheeraj Says:

    respected sir,
    presently i am doing the engineering with mechanical branch.i am in final year. please sugest the subjects so i could do prepration in right direction.

    • Pankaj parashar Says:

      Resp sir ,
      i m doing civil engg & in last sem . Sir i m not so good in civil engg’s subject but i like B.a subject . What subject should i choose for ias.

  5. ASHISH Says:

    sir i am doing my 12th and desire to pursue engineering and later the civil services. Can u guide be in right direction

  6. ASHISH Says:

    i will be thankful if i am contacted

  7. uma shankar Says:

    respected sir,
    i have done M.Sc. Hons in physics this year and want to start with preparation of civil services.sir, plz guide me in selecting the right optional
    subjects both for pre and mains. thankyou.

  8. Manoj Singh Thapa Says:

    i have done M.Com this year and want to start with preparation of civil services.sir, plz guide me in selecting the right optional
    subjects both for pre and mains. I have thought to take Commerce as one of my optional subject for pre and mains & History as my second option, I think that it wil help me in General Studies paper too. plz guide me in selecting the right optional subjects.
    thankyou

  9. Tarun Yadav Says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am A BBA Graduate , I want to start the preparation for civil services, so seeking a guidence in chosing optional subjects for Prelims. plase suggest me which are good subjects to chose , for me.
    my choice either economics or public administration(strong in theories)
    what did you suggest?

    thank you

  10. vivek mittal Says:

    sir,
    i have passed out my b.com. now i m interested to do i.a.s. can u tell me which subjects i have to choose for i.a.s prelims. reply me soon. when will i have to fill the form for i.a.s test. tell me in detail. thanks

  11. kamal mehta Says:

    respected mam,

    i want to prepare for ias . i hane just completed my graduation in mechanical engineering . please let me know the mandatory subjects for this . please also suggest me which optional subjects will be right for me. please guide all the way through.

  12. mahendra singh Says:

    i am graduate student and i am looking for ias examination, but i am choose economics as a optional subject because its my scoring subject in previous examination. so please let me know that i am right for choosing this subject.pls. suggest me and guiding me.

  13. Kiran Says:

    Hi,
    I am a B.E. graduate in the field of CSE. I am currently working as a Software engineer, i would like to take up CIVIL SERVICES. Could you please give some guidance in the selection of Optional subjects and the materials/books for the Civils.

    • akshay Says:

      hey kiran,
      ‘ope ur doin good.
      well iam in same situation as u were 2 years back.(i am a CSE grad working as a software professional)
      plz guide me
      thanks
      tc n bye

      9711471467

    • K.Bansal Says:

      HI,
      I am also B.Tech CSE graduate .
      For computer science student there is no subject there in the UPSC syllabus. But it may assumed that, of having high calls, UPSC may add some computer science subjects from 2013 onwards..

      Well, for then, Geography and Mathematics or statistics, if are well in Maths and related siblings of Mathematics.

      Take Care n Prepare well..

  14. Aliceton Says:

    Dear Madam / Sir,

    I had completed B.Sc (C.S) and working in HCL Technologies for more than 8 months. I would like to prepare for the IAS examination. Since my educational background is purely tech I don’t know which subjects to choose, can u pls guide me to get through this complex game of civil service examination.

    Thanks with regards,

    Aliceton Moses S
    0988 406 4107

  15. Deepak Says:

    sir, As iam in final year of B.E CSE brach will u guide me which are best electives for me

  16. priyanka Says:

    hello sir,
    i have done B.A.M.S could u please suggest me right set of optionals.
    thank you

  17. Banti Bansal. Says:

    hi sir…..I m doing B.E in mechanical &also intrested in preparing 4 I.A.S.togther with B.E.Suggest me the suitable optional subject.I also want 2 know the best book 4 pre.

  18. Banti Bansal. Says:

    hi sir…..I m doing B.E in mechanical &also intrested in preparing 4 I.A.S.togther with B.E.Suggest me the suitable optional subject.I also want 2 know the best book 4 pre.thanks.

  19. Nitin Sharma Says:

    Hello sir,
    I am the student of engineering . i m doing BE from CS branch (1st sem), after doing my BE i wanted to go in Civil services,
    plz give me a proper direction for bright of my future.

  20. karthi Says:

    respected sir,
    I have done M.Sc. Information technology in Yesteryear. that is in 2006.. with 77% .currently i am working in software company,chennai. and my lfe ambi. is to become a IAS officer. Actually i am a student of compter scince but in this examination there is no one compter subject to select. Now i am in very confuse stage. I dont know …what i want to start with preparation for the civil services sir, please guide me in selecting the right optional subjects both for pre and mains. thankyou.

  21. madhu Says:

    respected sir,
    i compleated bacheolar of physiotherapy degree in 2005. iam intrested to prepare for civil services so that i one of my optional is public administration i am quite intrested in this optional and other is history i have tremendrous intrest on it. but many ofg my well wisheres and some seniours suggesting me to take anthropology as other optional.. so i am in a confused state in selecting my 2nd option.. also suggest me if i take history and pblic administraion as optionals then what is better to go in prelims wehether history or pub adm… so plz suggest urs valuable suggestion
    thanking you sir………..

  22. MAN CHAND Says:

    Respected sir,
    iI am doing engineering in mechanical branch and presently i am a second year student .I want to go for i.a.s. Please guide all the way through.

  23. Dr Prashant Says:

    Sir,
    I would like to know that which subject is scorring and easier either public ad. or psycology

  24. sweta Says:

    Respected sir,

    i am final year sudent of BAMS . i want to appear for I.A.S. exams . please guide me in selecting my subject.

    • mirza ghouse baig Says:

      hi sweta u shld choose to pub admn prelims exam if u have to join to

      better coaching center where r u from u if u find the coaching center then

      u shld join it.

      thanks
      mirza ghouse baig
      reply me soon

  25. Lijin.t.idicula Says:

    Sir,
    I am doing my graduation in english and i would like to write civils…but iam confused which subject should i take as optionals.please help me…
    Thank you

  26. sathya Says:

    respected sir,
    iam doing final year in civil engg. i wan to become a IAS. i donot know how to proceed. if i start from this year is enough or not ?. please suggest me which suject should i take for optional sir. and also i donot want to take my branch related subject. iam a newcomer . please guide me sir.i expecting reply from you soon.

  27. harshini Says:

    respected sir,
    i completed my b.e. in mechanical engineering .i got selected to campus but my ambition is to become i.a.s. please guide me in selecting the subjects and preparation.

  28. jaya sharma Says:

    Respected sir,
    I have compleated B.A. with 74.67% ,B.ED with 77% ,M.A. (pre.) in history with 62% marks. i am good in history and pol. sci. but confuse to carry them in I.A.S. exam.please guide me.

  29. husanpreet kaur Says:

    dear sir,
    i done my 12 in arts stream in 2005 i want to give the test of ias exam plz guide me which subject i choose in graduation n guide me further pllllllzzzzz

  30. bhimshi ahir Says:

    hi thnks 4 such good work

  31. vivekananda Says:

    Dear sir,

    I am MBA graduate. My under graduation is in BSc in Maths physcs and Electronics. I am thinking to take the optional subjetcs as Management and Geography or Public Administration. Please suggest me in this regard whether my decision will impact in future.

    Thanking you

    Best regards
    Vivek

  32. Kumar Says:

    hello sir! i am a dental surgeon. i am very eager to prepare for IAS. dental is not one of the optional subjects. so i have to select two subjects tat r entirely new to me. i came from CBSE pattern.suggest me wat options would suit me.
    Thanking you,
    With lots of spirit,
    Kumar

  33. vijaysekhar Says:

    hello sir,
    my name is vijay recently i complete Msc chemistry and i am doing job in one pharma company,i want to prepare civils will you pls give a suggestion to select optional subjects.
    Thanking you

  34. deepak Says:

    sir,
    i will graduate as a mechanical engineer in may 2008.i am already recruited for a reputed frim.but,i have an interest for the civil services.
    i would like to choose my subjects as mechanical engineering/history/mathematics.
    could you please let me know the pattern of the subjects.what are the subjects which are common for all.

  35. priyanka Says:

    sir
    i have completed my bds i.e. dentistry and now going for civil services . can you guide me which optional subjects should i go for?

  36. VIDYA Says:

    RESPECTED SIR/MADAM,
    I HAVE DONE MY GRADUATION IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL SCIENCES.I OPT TO TAKE IAS.WITH THE SUBJECTS SUCH AS HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY..BUT 4 PREPARING 4 GS M FINDING DIFFICULTY IN ECONOMICS. KINDLY CAN U GUIDE ME N THIS MATTER. WAITING 4 YOUR REPLY VERY EAGERLY

  37. Ananya Amin Says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in joining civil services. I will have completed Bsc. in Pharmaceutical Science major by may 2010. Please guide me what optional subjects I need to take for both the prelims and mains?
    Thanks.

  38. ram ratnu Says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in joining civil services. I am in 3rd year of mbbs, so can you please guide me what subject should i take and how should i start preparation for this examination and of which institute i should take the course material.

  39. Kiran Says:

    sir, i am graduate in computer science, & M.Sc. Computer.I am very keen to pursue civil examination,what optional subject shall i take ?? please guide me..

  40. Kiran Says:

    hi sir i have done m.sc. computer science i am very keen to pursue for the civil exam. what optional subject shall i take ??? Now i am working in central government research instititute please guide me
    kiran salunke
    9850371196

  41. Surya Says:

    Hello Sir,

    I have completed my B.Tech in Electronics & Commnications Engg. I want to prepare for Civil’s Examination. Could you please suggest the right optionals for my educational background??

  42. khush Says:

    hi,
    i did B.Tech in Electronics & Commnications Engg.
    can u suggest me which subjects i should opt for for the exam..
    Is the physics and mathematics a better option??

  43. tilak chintha Says:

    I am working in IT Field. I wanted to go for UPSC examination. I am thinking to take Sociology and Public Administration as optional subjects. As i am purely from Technical Background, shall i go with theose subjects. One more thing, i prefer Analysis/Discussing the subject, rather than simply giving all memorable information(for eg. History). Taking this as consideration, please let me know which subjects i should opt for.

  44. om Says:

    hello sir,i m doing bba-4th sem……..i’ll b giving my atempt in 2010……..4 nw i will b focussing on gs.i have confusn regarding selection of optionals bet geo,pub ad,hindi litt,psycology and anthropology…..both hindi nd geo r studies upto 10th std….i have int in hindi bt not in touch since many years…….which is d best combination shall i choose dat will fetch me more marks…..sir pls help…!!!!!

  45. Deepak Says:

    I have done diploma and BE graduation in computers sciences.
    What subjects should i choose for IAS examination?

  46. tausif ahmad Says:

    Sir,
    I am doing my graduation in history and i would like to write civils…but iam confused for best and right combination of subject should i take as main examination .please help me…
    Thank you

  47. Kalpana R Says:

    I have finshed my B.Sc maths degree I Would like to study IAS do u Guide me and what subject should i choose for IAS examination

    Thanking You
    Regads
    Kalpana

  48. Kalpana R Says:

    I have finshed my B.Sc maths degree I Would like to study IAS do u Guide me and what subject should i choose for IAS examination

    Thanking You
    Regads
    Kalpana

  49. raju Says:

    i am raju i am studying in aeronautical engineering how to write in this subject for ias exam if do /not please send me information

  50. MANISHA SHARMA Says:

    I am pursuing M.Tech(Computer Science), in last year. I want to apply for IAS/IES Exam. My technical knowlegde goes in the field of Information technology. What subjects may I choose to apply in these exams as I want my carrier in IT ?

  51. JUBER AHAMED Says:

    I AM DOING B.TECH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE STREAM IN 1ST YEAR. CAN I GIVE THE ENTRANCE OF IAS. IF YES, THEN PLEASE TELL ME THE SUBJECT I CHOOSE TO APPLY.

  52. bhupinder Says:

    hello sir,
    i am have just completed my graduation in b.a. pass. sir i want to know that can i give the entrance exam of IAS? pls reply sir? please give me guidance how to start my prepration for entrance exam of IAS.
    please sir reply me soon.

    Thanks and Regards.
    bhupinder

  53. alok yadav Says:

    hi sir
    , i have done b.a from l.u lucknow . psychology and sociology in hindi medium . nowdays i am preparing IAS exam. but sir my english is not well .so
    give me guidance and psychology hindi notes and books for this exam. i am very hopeful for your best guidance.

    thanking and regards
    alok

  54. RAHUL Says:

    Sir i am 2puc and i am intrested in doing ias so can to write ias by doing degree in computer science plz help me sir

  55. Shorya Says:

    Sir, i had completed my B.A.M.S. And i am intrested in I.A.S. Please tell me the ayurvedic subjects Which will helpfull for me in I.A.S. Preparation

  56. SWATI Says:

    SIR / MAM ,
    I AM PERSUING MY B.E , COMPUTER SCIENCE , FIRST YEAR . I WANT TO BECOME AN I.A.S OFFICER… CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME FOR THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS I CAN TAKE FOR I.A.S EXAM……

  57. Priya Says:

    Sir/Mam,
    Presently I have written 10th Std.ICSE exam.Iwould like to become an IAS.Some tell me that its too late and I had to prepare for it right from my childhood.Is it correct? Can you please tell me hoe to study or prepare and in which all subjecte should I concentrate. Thank You

  58. Anusha Says:

    Hi Sir/Mam
    Good evening. Sir/Mam i am doing B-Tech in Electronics and Communication in II year. I want to become an I.A.S Officer. So, can you please guide me for the optional subjects i can tahe for I.A.S exam and also tell me the procedure for entrance and also preparation for the exams.

  59. Rupesh Kumar Says:

    Sir ! I am 2nd year student of Mechanical Engg. studying in NIT Jamshedpur. I want to sit for CSE in 2010. I am confused about the optional. what optional should I opt for Pre. and Mains? Please suggest me…….

  60. sunil Says:

    hi,

    i am working in some MNC as a s/w engineer,
    i have done my b.tec in Computers,
    i am good enough in mathematics so in am opting for maths, but i am still confued about the 2nd subject. please guide me.

    thanks and regards.

    sunil

  61. Mohit Says:

    Hello Sir ,
    iam a mechanical engineer and currently working with a reputed firm. iam highly intrested in civil services and also appeared in it in 2007 with the optional subject as mech. engg. for pre and pub.ad. for mains but din`t get through pre. i want to change my pre option. kindly suggest me which would be my best option to go with.
    Warm Regards.

  62. Hitesh Yadav Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am doing Chartered Accountancy course and pursuing for CA Final. Please suggest me either i should select commerce stream subjects or other subjects like history, public admn. etc. as i heard that commerce stream subjects will be very tough in civil exams as compare to other subjects. I would like to give civil exams in May,2009.
    I am interesting in police services. How will i choose it in civil exams?

  63. mehak Says:

    Dear sir,
    Right now m doing b.tech. i have finished up wth ma second year in IT branch. could u plz suggest me subjects dat i shud opt for while going for an ias xam..
    THANKU….

  64. vineet sharma Says:

    i want to prepare for ias i havedone mba marketing which subject combination i should preferwhat about managent in mains

  65. Mutahir Khan Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a student of BCA final year, and I am looking for a civil services career ahead. To choose the subjects in a better way, I request yourself to kindly guide me in the right path, so that I could serve my nation in a better way…. Thank You…..

    Regards, Respect and Love…
    …Mutahir Khan..

  66. nasar mohammed Says:

    Dear sir,
    I AM PERSUING MY B.E , COMPUTER SCIENCE , 2nd YEAR . I WANT TO BECOME AN I.A.S OFFICER… CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME FOR THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS I CAN TAKE FOR I.A.S EXAM……

  67. max Says:

    Dear sir,
    I AM PERSUING MY B.E , COMPUTER SCIENCE , 2nd YEAR . I WANT TO BECOME AN I.A.S OFFICER… CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME FOR THE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS I CAN TAKE FOR I.A.S EXAM……

  68. deepak k. Says:

    sir,
    i am a student of B.D.S and not having any of the subjects in list. which subject should i opt
    . i like factual answers
    . i have good command on hindi
    please answer

  69. pooja chhoker Says:

    respected sir
    i m doing BscBed integrated course now i m in my final year and want to be an IAS officer.I have physics,chem,mathsand education
    i like physics even my concepts are good but i m a bit weak at mathematical part.i want to have sociology as one optional .plz guide me regarding subject selection.
    kindly answer

  70. SAGARIKA Says:

    hello sir,
    i am to become an I.F.S. officer I am persuing M.B.B.S.[prefinal]
    what subjects should I choose ….. besides my course related subjects I m also interested in other subjects like philosophy, sociology………& arts…….
    please guide me for preparation also.my English is not so good but I am to take exams in english medium……..what should I do to make my English better….kindly suggest me…….
    I would be very grateful to you
    REGARDS

  71. piyush chauhan Says:

    I am doing mechanical engineering 3rd year and want to prepare for IAS which subject should I opt keeping in mind both prelims and mains exam? can I opt for MATHS and HISTORY because of my interest in these subjects Kindly tell me as early as possible

  72. sunil Kumar Yadav Says:

    sir,
    i want to know which subject will be easy for IAS. so that i can score more marks in dat.. Please help me.

  73. Ankita Says:

    sir,
    I m an engineering student pursuing B.Tech in computer and communication engineering.Which subject I could choose for my IAS preparation of prelims as well as mains?

  74. neha Says:

    sir,
    i have completed my b.tech in e.c.e and now i am going to join an reputed mnc. sir i am also interested in civil services. please guide me to choose scoring subjects. i have done 12 with non medical with bio additional. so i also have basic knowledge of it.
    i shall be highly grateful to you.

  75. deepak Says:

    dear sir,plz tell me which subject to choose.i have completed my b tech in mechanical.so i think i will go with sociology and public administration.what do u think about it?plz give me proper guidance

  76. deepak Says:

    going with these 2 subjects after engineering would it create problems???is it ok to go with these 2???

  77. ghanendra veer vikram Says:

    Respected sir/madam,
    I AM DOING B.TECH WITH BRANCH APPLIED ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION(AI). I HAV GIVEN EXAMS OF SECOND YEAR NOW I WANT TO PREPARE FOR I.A.S EXAMS PLEASE GUIDE ME WHICH OPTIONAL SUNJECTS I SHOULD CHOOSE,AND PLEADE GUIDE ME THE BOOKS REFEREED OF THAT PERTICULAR SUBJECTS……..THANKING YOU…………..

  78. dr sanjay sharma Says:

    sir i have completed my mbbs . now i want 2 prepare 4 ias. plz guide me about subjects.

  79. nakul Says:

    is english and maths is a good combination for ias exams and is electronics and communication engineering could be taken a subject in civil services exams?

  80. parvez alam Says:

    sir
    i m the student of graduation in JNU, .I Mm doing my gradution in foriegn laguage i.e. arabic language .i m very keen to know that which combination is good for me fo CSE.And yes i m not intrested in arabic literature. now a days some seniors had suggested me to chose public administration and sociology.is this one is good ?plz guide me.thank u.

  81. gaurav Says:

    sir
    i am an mbbs graduate n presently doing internship n hope to give cse2009 .i am thinking of taking med science as first n zoology as second optional.r these choices gud .plz guide me .thank u

  82. ikhlaq Says:

    respected sir/madam,
    i am pursuing b.tech in electronics and comm. (3rd year). i want to pursue a career in civil services. i want to know about the appropriate subject combination for me,which books should i study,what should be a focussed approach, and is coaching necessary and if yes then which is the best coaching institute?….please guide me through.thank you in anticipation.

  83. Inderpreet Says:

    Sir

    I hv done my graduation in arts stream and now i want to ias exam.
    i m interested in Sociology, history & Punjabi Literature. Is there any combination of these subjects in IAS. please guideme. thank u.

  84. archana Says:

    haii sir,
    iam archana.i did my btech in civil engg and then i did my mba..so now i want to try for civils..so pls help me in selection of optional subjects…

  85. sweta rai Says:

    sir,i am b.pharma student i want to be i.a.s. please suggest me subject for prepration

  86. Parul Rastogi Says:

    Sir, i have done M.Sc. with zoology.I want to prepare for IAS.lack of proper guidance, i m not be able to choose the combination of other subject with zoology for mains.i m also interested in botany.will it be the right combination?so plz sir kindly provide me the right advice.Thank you in anticipation.

  87. prateek Says:

    hello sir,
    i have done B.A.M.S could u please suggest me right set of optionals.
    thank you

  88. sachin sharma Says:

    hi sir i am doing be in mech can u give help me in choosing the subject.

  89. RAJAT JYOT SINGH Says:

    sir i am persuing my b-tech 2 yr in electronics and instrumentation engineering . can u guide me hw to prepare for ias exam with proper subject selection?

  90. SHRIKANT Says:

    I AM ENGINEERING STUDENT. WHICH IS SECOND BETTER OPTIONAL WITH GEOGRAPHY , IS IT SOCIOLOGY OR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ?

  91. Nupur mohanty Says:

    Sir; I am going to complete my B.TECH BIOTECHNOLOGY. i want to prepare for IAS exam…so which optional will suit for me..

  92. SHOBH NATH JHA Says:

    Dear sir , i have done my B.tech as a mechanical engg. in 2007
    and presently working in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
    i want to prepare for IAS exam
    but have lot of confusion about subject combination
    so plz give me proper guidence about this

  93. SHOBH NATH JHA Says:

    what is the 2nd suitable subject with mechanical engg. paper

  94. Ramesh Says:

    i am ramesh. i am completed bachlore of physiotherapy.in 2007. now i am interested. and i will achieve something. so can u guide, which one i will select optional subject.

  95. mukesh Says:

    sir i have passed my 12th standard exams and now i m goin for bba.
    can u please suggest me the subjects for ias exam as i want to start preparing right from now.
    i will b very thankful 2 u……

  96. samiksha gupta Says:

    Dear sir ,
    i have completed my bachelors of arts this year.
    and now i have joined law.i want to prepare for IAS exam and judiciary exams(PCS), SIDE BY SIDE.
    but have lot of confusion about subject combination
    so plz give me proper guidence about this.
    i will be really very thankful to you.

  97. nivas Says:

    sir,
    i have completed hotel management an would like to pursue civils ,plz suggest me the best optionals to take within a short span of time?

  98. Asgar Says:

    Dear sir/ maa’m
    I have completed my B. Sc. General (CBZ),but i’m confused to opt subjects for mains with Zoology.In your view what would be the best combination other then botany and chemist.
    Thank you

  99. rajesh majji Says:

    hi sir ‘
    iam rajesh studying CA
    I WANT TO WIRTE CSE EXAMS IN MAY 2010
    I HAVE GOOD KNOWLEDGE IN COMMERCE
    CAN I TAKE ACCOUNTANCY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AS OPTIONAL>? GIVE ME THE DETAILS

  100. Ramachandram Says:

    I ko that no matter how much time is considered, the above Questions are NOT gonna be even looked at heck. BUT as an educated and mannerred Undergraduate, I can just request for Help, so please let me know about the best combination of subjects that I can take as I am doing B.Sc final year with the subjects Chemistry, Genetics and Microbiology. I can consider Chemistry as one of the optionals as I am good at it but I can’t decide what the other optional I should be taking. I can be suggested to take botany or zoology but I don’t think I’m that good in those subjects but I can cosider Geography because I usually scored well in school yime Geography. PLEASE AT LEAST GIVE THIS A LOOK AND HELP ME…

  101. Govind Singh Jethi Says:

    Dear Sir/mam,

    I have done MBA in finanace and Marketing . please let me know the best combination of subject for my pre test. My education qualification is Bcom Pass, 12th with Science .

  102. saravanan Says:

    sir
    I am studing M.SC Mathematics in ANNA UNIVERSITY ,chenni .
    I wish to write the civil services examination.Can I select mathematics &
    tamil literature?

  103. madhusudan Says:

    i’m a b.tech 3rd yr student in ENTC eng branch.how should iprepare for ias ?what r the optional subjects should be taken by me?

  104. Kumar Pokharkar Says:

    Hello Sir/Madam,

    I am B.E Computer Science Student . I want to prepare for I.A.S. Can you

    Please tell me about the subjects, their prepration, for all phases ?

    Thanks…….

  105. chaithra kr Says:

    sir,
    i am chaithra kr .i’m presently pursuing my 2nd pu in pcmb as my option.next my aim is to be a graduate in B.E. in cs. i also want to be a successful IAS officer. help me in what way can i achieve my goal?or u suggest some other degrees which helps me to become a successful IAS officer.reply soon .i’m waiting for ur reply.

  106. Mohit Saxena Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I hv done my BA in the following subjects: Sociology, English Literature, Education. Now I want to prepare for IAS. Would you pls suggest me what subjects to be choosen for the same.
    Also from where I can get the books for the same.
    Thanks….

  107. mounica Says:

    dear sir i have just completed my +2 i have joined an engineering college in electronics and communication engineering branch………it’s my aim to do IAS which subjects do you think i should opt? plz do suggest me….
    thanking you…

  108. prateek jairath Says:

    i’m doing b.tech in IT ……… so can u plz guide me abt the optionals subjects which would be beneficial for me……… so dat i can pursue my course in right direction.

  109. ashish kumar Says:

    hi sir
    i m pursuing BE from computer scince engg. i m keen to do civil services ……….
    plz help me………………………

  110. rakesh meena Says:

    sir,
    i am in final year of my btech,ece branch, i want to prepare for ias but not with my technical subjects. i want to prepare with arts subjects actually i was good enough in social when i was in 10 .weather i can go for that or not ,i mean if i start studying arts after btech for ias can i get command within 1 or 2 years or not. and will u suggest some good comments to me.

  111. YOGITA Says:

    i am a bcom graduate & i wanted to know that whether commerce students can opt for ias exams please let me know about this and if yes then what are subjects that i should choose.

  112. Alok verma Says:

    hello sir,
    i have done my bachelors in architecture and wanted to write civil exam. please guide me about choosing the correct subjects… and the procedure of exams we actually go through.

  113. hemchand Says:

    i’m doing b.tech in IT ……… so can u plz guide me abt the optionals subjects which would be beneficial for me……… so dat i can pursue my course in right direction.

  114. AVINASH Says:

    I m a 1st yr stdent my sujects are economics,history,sociology.cud u tell me if my combination is good enough 4 preparing my base 4 ias

  115. neeru Says:

    sir,
    i m a postgraduate in chemistry and working as a tutor of chemistry for 11th and 12th class students. i want to go for ias but my limitation is that i have very busy schedule due to my family and job responsibilities. i want your suggestion for optionals for fastpreparation in a adequate time. i m thinking about philosphy and psychology becoz i have interest in both the subjects very much. r these suitable for me from the point of view of time requirement.
    thnks and hope u will help me by ur valuable guidance

  116. Srinivas Says:

    Sir,

    I am postgrad in pharmaceutical technology(m.pharm).

    Pls suggest me suitable optionals for the exam and also I am interested in social sciences sir.

    Pls help me.

  117. UMESH BANSAL Says:

    Sir,
    I am a graduate in commerce..and working as a accounts exective. I also pursuing for PGDBA..i want to do IAS….I have a spirit to do preparation of IAS… Can u plz help me out to choose optional subjects and can u tell me abt its preparation, whole subjects and any coaching centre in Gurgaon, ncr…i shall b very grateful to u… hope u will reply me soon…

  118. karan Says:

    m DOING BDS FINAL YEAR nd want to be a ips officer
    cn u suggest which subjects to offer????

  119. Rishi Says:

    Dear Sir,
    I did my graduation in arts with history and public administration as my subjects and now I am pursuing my MBA , I am in 4 semester. Now I really like to go for IAS , please guide me on my subjects.

  120. RAMNEEK Says:

    i have done my Bsc in biotechnology and want to appear for IAS plz suggest me the choice of correct subjects

  121. MAMTA Says:

    hello sir
    I m doing my B-Tech(4th sem) from CSE. I really like to go for IAS. Plz guide me on my subjects.

  122. rahul Says:

    dear sir
    currently i m doing b.sc. in computer sci..i want to do ias but sir i m worry about my degree subject.its not in list of optional csubject.
    plz guide me whwt can i do

  123. madhukar Says:

    hello sir,

    i am 2008 passed out graduate in B.E. electronics and communications.
    i got placed in 2 companies during my graduation but not at joined in either company.my joining will be in may this year. i am very much interested in civil services. i am in a great dilemma of choosing optionals.i am interested in psychology, public administration,economics,law.suggest me possible other options also.i am avid reader of news papers,national magazines.
    is the academic record and work experience is helpful in clearing the civils examination.because i got only 67% in graduation but i have above 90 % both in 10th,+2 levels.and still a fresher.
    it will be grateful if u help me in this.
    thanks in advance.expecting soon reply from you.

  124. arpit Says:

    sir, i am b-tech 3rd year student having branch electrical….i wnt to appear in I.A.S…plzzzz sug me about subjects……in which year i can appear in I.A.S exam?

  125. sandesh s s Says:

    dear sir
    currently i am doing engineering in imformation tecnology. i plan to write I A S exam.please sugest me how to write this exam,

  126. kendraj Says:

    hello sir/mam….

    i m doing b-tech..(2nd yr)..frm reputed national institute of technology-allahabad..major-mechanical eng…

    as i heard evryvere dat technical subjects usually become tuff 2 prepare..due 2 vast syllabus….(ias)

    i juss wana clear cse in 1st attempt…
    plz suggest me a combo…which hav limited syllbi…..so dat i cud prepare well during my graduation only/……
    also suggest me dat whether philosophy is interesting or pub admin…
    i hate 2 cramout things……plz sugest me da subjects so dat dere wud no need 2 cramout,,,,,
    thank u..

  127. kiran Says:

    iam student of btech 3rd year cse send me what optional subjects ihave to choose

  128. ashutosh chandra Says:

    respected Sir/Mam
    iIam doing B-Tech in Electronics and Communication in II year. I want to become an I.A.S Officer. So, can you please guide me for the optional subjects i can tahe for I.A.S exam and also tell me the procedure for entrance and also preparation for the exams.pls give complete discription
    about it.

  129. sachin Says:

    I am working as an Engineer in Delhi in a PSU organization i want to prepare for IAS pls. guide me for the same and help me to slect the subjects.

  130. Abin Sam Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am X class student going to appear 10th board examination and I wanted to be an IAS officer so which stream should I opt for please advice…………….

  131. Karthik Vangala Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am pursuing my Master’s in Computer Science. I want to prepare for IAS. Please suggest me some optionals I can take.

  132. sahaj Says:

    sir/madam
    i need your help on the following:
    1. how many subjects are to be talen in prelim?
    2. how many subjects are to be talen in mains?
    3. can english be taken as a main subject for both?

  133. tejas Says:

    dear sir,
    i done my 12 in science stream in 2009 i seriously preparing for ias exam plz guide me which graduation helpfull for ias preparation BA/BE/BCOM guide me further pllllllzzzzz

  134. atul pratap singh Says:

    hi,
    i did B.Tech in Information Technology.
    can u suggest me which subjects i should opt for for the exam..

  135. AMAN Says:

    plese suggest good subjects

  136. abhishek Says:

    dear sir,i am currently doing my b-tech 3rd year in the field of IT and want to write civils..
    i am in a fix to choose the optional subject for both prilims and mains..
    kindly tell me the best optional subjects which best suits my b-tech standards.

  137. salman akhtar Says:

    Respected sir,

    i am a BUMS graduate and doing my rotational internship . i want to appear for I.A.S. exams . please guide me in selecting my subject.

  138. ravi b magadum Says:

    sir/mam
    I am persuing my BE course in electronics and communication.Presently i am in second year. Sir/mam i am looking for IAS examination so i am not actually comfortable with which all subjects i need to select.Actually i am not interested to take science subjects as they are very vast except some of the subjects like zoology etc.I am feeling that i am good enough in subjects like history,geology geography etc of some arts subjects.
    so plz can you help me in this regard.

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Ravi ,

      If we critically analyse last 2-3 years the rank in the UPSC exam ..
      We easily conclude engineering subjects as well as scinece subjects
      are not good choice becasue of lenthy syllbaus , less scoring and
      lenthy question paper ( based on contextual UPSC experience )

      You can take Geography as a first optional subject.

      For Second optional you can check :
      Public Administration Or Philosophy or Psychology

      Best wishes and Good Luck

  139. jayesh Says:

    i m doing mba , i did my graduation b.sc. biotech . i decide to take management subject . but still not able to decide which another subject i will take . can i take public administration with management

  140. pia choudhary Says:

    Respected Sir,

    I did my B Se in Bio with zoology,botany and chemistry.
    I wanted to be an IAS so please guide me to choose
    right subjects.Waiting 4 your advise…..

  141. sunil Says:

    respected sir,
    I am doing Final year MBBS in ANDHRA MEDICAL COLLEGE .i request u to suggest me the easy scoring n easy optional subjects for civils.is medical science good as an optional?

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Sunil ,

      Medical Science is not good optional subjeect for Civil Service exam.
      For UPSC exam , Engineering subjects are not good choice.

      For Civil Service Exam , you can select : Public Administration ,
      Or Philosophy Or Georaphy Or Psychology Or Sociology.

      So Give Proper time , For Analysing above subjects , Pl check last Year
      Questions Paper , Syllabus and your skill.

      Best wishes & Good Luck
      Ajay

  142. Siddalinga Says:

    Sir,
    my ultimate is to become an IAS OFFICER now i am 12th so could pls help me select the opt sub ?

  143. Praseed.k Says:

    Iam a MBA(Finance) graduate and i had 2 years work experience with a reputed bank in India.Iam planning to take commerce as my optional subject,please help with more details on taking commerce as my optional subject.

  144. monu Says:

    i am a student of B.A.M.S.which subject should i take

  145. VINOD KUMAR Says:

    Respected sir/madam

    I am doing MCA final year. I want to prepare for civils and select mathematics as one of my optionals. can you please guide me where can I get the material and previous papers of mathematics (both prelims and mains)

  146. mani Says:

    Hello sir,
    I am doing MCA final year. I have to start prepare from the scratch..What are the optional subjects that siuts me.. Plz suggest the papers..

  147. rakesh giri Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I m persuing engineering in computer science branch. I want to know am i elegible for appearing the IAS exam, if yes which combination of subject would be appropriate for me. Can i take any other subject other than engineering subjects…….

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Rakesh ,

      You can appear Civil Service Exam.

      You can choose following combinations :

      Public Administration and Philosophy Or
      Geography and public Administration Or
      Geography and philosophy Or
      Public Administration and Psychology Or
      Sociology and public Administration Or

      For IAS exam …. Engg Subjects are not
      good choice becasue these subject have very
      lengthy syllabus and less scoring.

      Therefore analyse based on your interest ,
      Syllabus and last year question trend.

      best wishes & Good Luck

  148. ritu Says:

    dear sir ,
    i have done B.Sc(medical) Now I am doing M.Sc IT. I want to be an IAS officer. Please guide me to choose my subjects.

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Ritu ,

      All Engineering subjects as well as Medical Subjects are not
      good optional subjects becoz of lengthy syllabus , lengthy
      question paper and less scoring.

      In the first step , you can analyse following optional subject :
      - Geograpy : ( Pre + main ) or ( main )
      - Public Administration : ( Pre + Main ) or ( Main )
      - Philosophy : ( Main )
      - Psychology : ( Main )
      - Sociology : ( Pre + Main ) or ( Main )

      download last year questions papers and syllabus from
      Vision IAS Blog or UPSC website.

      for further queries , questions and Guidance ,
      you can mail me at ( ajay _ uor @ yahoo . com )

      Best wishes & Good Luck

  149. Manjula Chandranna Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed my MBA in Human Resource and Marketing. I am interested to pursue IAS, can you kindly suggest me how do i take this forward.Which would be the best optional subject you would suggest me to take.

    Thanks & Regards
    Manjula Chandranna

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Manjula ,

      You can select Public Administration as a first optioal
      Subject ( Pre + Main ).

      For Second optional subject , you can analyse
      following subject :
      Psychology or Philosophy or Sociology.

      If you want more indepth analysis and nature of
      optional subject , you can mail me and discuss
      this very first step properly.

      Best wishes & Good Luck
      ajay _ uor @ yahoo .com

  150. SHIVANSHU Says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am a commerce graduate with commerce subject in 10th as well as 12th(commerce,accounts,economics,english and hindi). Now doing my MBA please guide me in selecting the right optional subject for both PRELIMS + MAINS.

    If possible also tell me some good reference books.

    thank you
    regards
    shivanshu

  151. SHIVANSHU Says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am a commerce graduate with commerce subject in 11th as well as 12th(commerce,accounts,economics,english and hindi). Now doing my MBA please guide me in selecting the right optional subject for both PRELIMS + MAINS.

    If possible also tell me some good reference books.

    thank you
    regards
    shivanshu
    shivanshus@gmail.com

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Dear Shivanshu,

      Your education background and experience will be more
      applicable in public Admnistration. So you can choose
      this optional subject as a first optional subject.

      Basically First you should analsye last year questions paper
      [ Pre + main : download questiosn papers from our Vision
      IAS Blog ].So that you can prepare your mind for next step.

      For more queries, questions and guidance , you can mail
      at ( ajay _ uor @ yahoo . com ) and discuss it properly.

      best wishes and good luck

  152. alka Says:

    hi… m a commerce graduate … n m planning to opt public administration as my pre + main subject…. and psychology as my 2nd main subject…. being a commerce graduate can i opt phychology? pls reply ASAP

  153. alka Says:

    halo sir,

    thx for ur quick reply… actually i m planning to opt public administration (main) n psychology (pre+main)… i guess this combination works… isnt it?

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Hi Alka ,

      Public Administration ( Pre . + Main ) and Psychology ( Main ) are right combination of CSE.

      for prelim exam …. Psychology is not a good choice.

      best wishes & Good Luck

  154. alka Says:

    i think i hv goofed up everything… m so sorry actually i m totally confused right now…

  155. vamshi Says:

    my self purshuing b.tech in cse engg. 3rd year . intrested in joining civilservices , what optional subjests can i choose.

  156. laveen Says:

    hi….i’m working as IT profsnl n want to prepare for IAS……
    i’m interested in Philosophy ….so will it be right if i’ll take this in (Pre + Main)……..
    n what abt the other subjct………..i want to choose other subjct such that i can prepare for GS simultaneously and i’m not good in mugging fact but i’m gud in logic…….so which subjct shud i choose…History, Geography, Publi Admin..or any other

    n I have also heard that Public Admin will soon be removed as it is similar to GS……..

    waiting for an early reply

    n can u refer me sum books or sites for the initial stages ….for reference

    Thnks & Rgds

    • ajaysinghniranjan Says:

      Hi Laveen,

      Philosophy is the best as a second optional subject because of scientic
      in nature , short syllabus as well as scoring subject.

      Basically Philosophy is a traditional subject and easy to complete.

      Your information about Public Administration is not correct.

      You can opt Public Administration as a first optional subject ( Pre + Main ).

      for indepth analysis and discussion , you can mail at :
      ajay _ uor @ yahoo .com

      Best wishes & Good Luck ..

  157. Pankaj Says:

    sir plz reply me i want to know abt pilosophy & psychology abt there syllabus dat is whether d syllabus is short or …?

  158. ajaysinghniranjan Says:

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    MAIN PAPERS :Questions Trend Analysis
    Link at : http://tinyurl.com/544×96

    Prelim Paper : Questions Trend Analysis
    Link at : http://tinyurl.com/6obhlj

    2008 Paper :
    Pub Adm Pre : http://tinyurl.com/533dxw
    Pub Adm Main : http://tinyurl.com/5u7pax

  159. atima Says:

    what combinations of subjects should i choose??
    i have done BE in electronics n telecom
    n hav also done mba in marketing.
    i plan to take management in mains is it a good option??
    also what should i take up for prelims+main???
    please guide…

  160. nidhi Says:

    hi,
    i m doing biotechnology 3 yr(chemistry+botany+biotech).help me to choose the subjects.also suggest some books orcoaching centre if any.

  161. ROHIT RAI Says:

    this session i will be in 3rd year.. i am doing bsc-biotechnology. please suggest me the possible subject combinations as per the stream, i have chosen…

  162. rashmi parmar Says:

    sir, i did B.Sc in bioinformatics this year and will do M.B.A. for PG. but after this i want to clear I.A.S. and therefore i want to prepare for i.a.s. from now onwords. sir plz guide which subject should i choose for prelims which will be continue in mains exam also. sir plz guide me how should i start for it’s prepartion. i am from indore(m.p.) and in this two year along with M.B.A. i try to more attentive for G.S. .Sir please guide me the optional subject as early as possible. so that i started my study in right way.

  163. abhigna Says:

    hello sir
    i have finished my b.tech second year in Electronics n Communication from manipal..
    i want to start my preparation from my 3rd year so that i can give the prelims in my fourth year… i have finally rounded off these subjects….
    public admn
    geography
    anthropology
    sociology
    history
    can u pls suggest the optionals which i must consider for prelims n mains??
    thank u

  164. monica wicks Says:

    respected sir,
    i am a student of commerce apearing for my 12th in this acedemic year.I want to pursue for IAS course plz explain me the procedure as in the subjects,the centre where exams are held in pune,where to register,exam pattern ,collection of study material .plz sir i knw my requests are troublesome but i am totally unknown abt these things and would b highly obliged by your guidience plz reply me as soon as possible
    monica wicks 08042064128

  165. monica wicks Says:

    well i wish to pursue BBA after my 12th plz reply me soon as i am very anxious to knw and this dream of mine has taken away my sleep plz sir reply me soon
    thank u

  166. Bharat Says:

    Hi
    I am a sofware professional, I have done BE computer Science , Can you please suggest the subject that I should choose for the prelims as well as mains (IAS) Examination

  167. masthan Says:

    hi
    sir i completed my bsc having maths physics and chemistry as min subjects , now i would like to prepare for ias so can u tell me what thae combimnation of optionals for prelims and mains, and institutes that offer coaching in delhi

  168. masthan Says:

    sir i did my bsc with maths physics and chemistry as main subjects . now i like to prepare for ias so tell me the combination of optionals for both prelims and mains that i can opt.thank u

  169. Debaditya Mukherjee Says:

    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for your prompt reply. I also have some other questions.
    1. My mother tongue is Bengali, but I have done my schooling in English. Bengali was my second language. I have gone through the syllabus for both these languages. The syllabus for English seems to be lengthier than Bengali. Can you suggest which one should I opt for? Materials for Bengali are hard to find. Does your institute provide coaching for Bengali?
    2. You have suggested that i should take Sociology. But I have totaly no idea what it is. Will it be possible to grasp the subject in only 15 months?
    3. I believe your institute does not have a centre in Kolkata. In that case I am left with the option of Correspondance materials only. Will that be helpful?

    Kindly advise.

  170. Thriveni.N.S Says:

    Dear sir,

    Myself is Thriveni, Completed BE in Telecommunication back ground and am working as a software engineer in one MNC company. Now am interested in doing IAS sir, am finding difficult to choose subjects for both mains as well as preliminary. Please Guide for the same sir.

    Thanks and Regards
    Thriveni.

  171. aswathyks Says:

    dear sir,
    i have completed my plus two .now i am going to take electronics engineering.i have my ambition to become an IAS officer.will you please guide me. i have no idea about this career.sir pls help me.

  172. yogesh kumar Says:

    hhhi sir gd mng m a student of 2nd year b.tech n i wanna crack ias . sir iwanna know which optional i select from geograsphy ,history,pub addministration .n sir i got 77% in 10 th but only 54 in 12th n after that i hd dropped 2 year .will it matter in ias a lot or not please guide me sir . m waiting for ur reply please help me sir .

    bye sir hv a gd day

  173. dinesh Says:

    sir,
    i am in last year of my graduation in B-Pharma.i am very keen about IAS.but i am having problems in opting for the optionals.i will be having chemistry as my first optional.and i am confused b/w sociology,pub. admn. and pol.science for 2nd one.could you please provide me some useful suggesitons about this

  174. khkhan absar ahmed a.hafiz Says:

    ashello,
    sir my name is absar i have passed my 12th std from science faculty my aim is to be an ias officer sir plese recomend me to select proper subject for it i am a bit confused to do ias by doing medical or by doing bsc in bio-tec
    i will be thankful to you plese reply fast

  175. Renuka Says:

    Respected sir,
    I am studying in MCA final year with 87%.my life ambitition is to become a IAS officer. Actually i am a student of compter scince but in this examination there is no one compter subject to select. Now i am in very confused stage. I dont know …what i want to start with preparation for the civil services sir, please guide me in selecting the right optional subjects both for pre and mains.
    thankyou

  176. ravi Says:

    How political science as an optional subject has extra benefits in General studies mains & essay paper. I am interested to choose political science as a first optional. Will you suggest me, which second optional subject is most suitable to me and with pol. Science?

  177. ajaysinghniranjan Says:

    Note : 1. About Selection of optional Subject
    Send e-mail with complete detail of
    Academic background , your interest
    ( choices ) etc.

    Email : ajay _ uor @ yahoo.com

    2. For Basic queries ( Like questions Papers &
    syllabus , Pl visit
    Web : http://www.visionias.cfsites.org
    Blog : http://www.visionias.wordpress.com

    Best Wishes & Good Luck
    Ajay Kumar Singh

  178. ajaysinghniranjan Says:

    Note : For very basic queries
    Pl read Civil Service exam notification
    So that you can understand the nature of exam.

    Link : http://visionias.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/upsc-%e2%80%93-ias-notification-%e2%80%93-civil-services-examination-%e2%80%93-2009/

    Best wishes & Good Luck
    Ajay

  179. neha jain Says:

    respected sir,

    i have completed my 12th with humanities stream & planning to go for psychology hons but we require 2 subjects for ias exam so, can we take psychology in both the papers.

    sir please help me it’s very urgent
    i will we very thankful to you. please sir

  180. Manas Tandon Says:

    respected sir,
    can i get right guidence for IAS prepration plz…….i am the sudent of animation and multimedia in birla institute of technology,mesra…….so plz tell me right way to prepare for IAs and i have going through public administrationbooks and i have to take the same subject but plz tell what extra subject i have to take for the same………and how i get maximum result.so plz contact me soon so i start sudies as soon as possible because i have to be an IAS ……………..and i do prepare all in my 2years left and beat the exam as soon as i complete my degreee………soo reply me soon sir

  181. giritharan Says:

    iam Bsc Botany sir main subj botany takit sir

  182. Akchhat Says:

    respected sir,
    iam student of bachelor of tourism management i have some interest in arts subject like history,political science, geography,economics, but due to some circumstances i done my 12th from math side(51%)so sir tell me which subject i have to take
    thankyou

  183. Mihir patel Says:

    Respected sir,

    I am student of B.tech computer science technology. I have very strong grip on maths.So, I want to take maths as my optional subject.

    But, when i met some experienced persons of u.p.s.c exam, they suggested me you must not take this subject, because it’s so tough and even i.i.t students cannot pass it. They advised me to take on of the following subjects.
    1)public admi.
    2)psycology
    3)sociology
    4)Political science
    5)literature(Gujarati)
    (None of above subject has technical background and i’m technical student)

    are they true?
    I should not take maths?

    Please suggest me best subject according to your perfect experience.

  184. ajaysinghniranjan Says:

    Dear Mihir ,

    Since last 2-3 yrs , the performance of science
    subjects are not good …. these subjects are not
    producing result so when you think about
    for choosing science subjects as an optional
    subjects …Rethink again and analysis ..

    For Science and technical Background Geography
    and philosophy are also very good optional subject.

    Therefore analyze last year question papers a and syllabus of following optional subjects:
    Geography
    Public Administration
    Philosophy
    Sociology
    Psychology etc.

    Pl download above material from our Vision IAS Blog
    and give proper time for analysis.

    more specific question , you can mail me …

    Best wishes & Good Luck

    • Amrinder Says:

      Dear sir
      I ahve done my graduate diploma in business administration from newzealand and unfortunately it is not valid in india to appear in civil service exams, now i want to start graduating from India in BA, i need to choose subjects for ias to appear in 2013. what subjects should i choose so ic an be prepared in 3 years to appear for ias.. what are the scoring subjects. i want to chose law, socialogy or law/ geography or sociology/ geography. can u help me in deciding which papers hould i chose…. ua help would be very highly appreciated..

      rgards
      micky

  185. ajaysinghniranjan Says:

    General Studies Mains
    Questions Pattern & Trend Analysis – 1995 to 2008
    Link at : http://tinyurl.com/nvtlka

  186. sagar Says:

    hello
    this is sagar
    could u please guide me what is the best combination of optional subjects in civils..
    why some people are saying that maths is not a correct option for civils

  187. harpreet Says:

    hi.
    i am doing bsc(non medical). i am looking for civil services carrer.to choose me a subjects in a better way. i request yourself to kindly guide inn right path.
    thanks a lot

  188. shilpi sabhikhi Says:

    if u can help me then mail me at
    shilpi_sabhikhi@yahoo.com

  189. Brijesh Says:

    Sir,
    Its a very tough job to analyse what subjects to choose for IAS Exam
    I’d like to now , amongst Public admin \philosophy \psychology \sociology which subject to choose as mains and the other subject interelated to that main amongst above given.
    And I feel that my interest is so much into knowing the people’s behavior?
    I’d like to go for psychology and i’m having science backgrund done graduation as well
    I hope you can answer my query best and help me understand my problem

  190. abhi Says:

    which subject select in ias exam with geography optional ?

  191. ASHISH Says:

    sir
    now i m pursuing BE in electrical and electronics engineering.
    it is complution to choseelectrical engineering as optional subject if it is not ….
    plz guide me for chossing eassy subject 4 me
    plz reply sir

  192. Mudassir Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am a resident of Bombay and have completed BE in august 2009.

    This will be my first attempt and I can appear 4 times in any of the five years between 2010-2014. I started thinking about CSE in October 2009 and have started preparation in Dec 2009. Should I appear in May 2010 or shud I go for May 2011?

    After going through syllabus and papers of various subjects of various subjects, I found that I could choose 2 optionals from History, Pol Sci, Pub Ad, Geography in that order of interest. I am inclined more towards History and Pol Sci Combination. What is ur opinion on this combination?

    Should I give prelims with History or Political Science?

    Every subject has its nuances. And more so in the UPSC Civil Services exam. UPSC expects a certain something from a candidate of a particular subject. What should one keep in mind while beginning to prepare Political Science optional and during preparation?

    Which books are a must, which an aspirant with political science cant do without?

    please reply to the above queries. Thanks for reading this

  193. Mudassir Says:

    Dear Sir,

    Please reply to the above query…

  194. RAMNEEK Says:

    sir,
    I did my graduation in bsc in biotech nd now doing msc biotech , sidewise i wanted to go in civil services plz suggest me which subjects should i choose……………

  195. seema Says:

    iiiiiiRespected sir,
    I did my graduation with fine art and sanskrit subjects.I m NET qualify in fine arts also. Now i want to become an IAS Officer. Plz suggest me which subjects should i choose……………………
    plz reply me as soon as possible.

  196. venkatesh.uppar Says:

    respected sir
    i am doing my btech 3rd year in computer science…like to prepare for IAS exams…can u pls guide me???

    • MANOJ KUMAR Says:

      If you want to become an I.A.S. officer computer knowledge is not necessary.As a computer engineer,why do you need to become I.A.S?
      Computer is not related to I.A.S.You can take maths as an optional subject in I.A.S. which better suits you.You can take any science subjects like physics,chemistry etc as second optional subject in I.A.S.Computer science is not an optional subject and not included in civil services exam.You hould have enquired about I.A.S. from any highly knowledgeable person before joining B.E/B.Tech.
      If you have studied computer you can better go for other jobs or Computer engineer.

  197. mohit kumar Says:

    sir, i am b.tech student from cipet lucknow with plastic technology and chemical engg. math and chemistry are my strong point. may i choose them as optional subjects.

  198. vibhashree.M Says:

    sir i completed second puc with 80% now i wanted to persue ayurveda.sir will i get a chance of doing IAS?if so i have a chance please guide me….

  199. Mukesh Says:

    respected sir,
    presently i am doing the engineering with mechanical branch.i am in final year. please sugest the subjects so i could do prepration in right direction.

  200. pardeep Says:

    respected sir i did bsc with subjects-botany,chemistry & biotech. please help me in choosing subject for ips.

  201. jack Says:

    sir m law student as i m verymuch serious intrested to become ias . can u say me which subject is suits me as well which is familar to me plz advice me

  202. govind Says:

    sir i bcom graduate pls guide me all the way for ias

  203. abhijit Says:

    sir which books should i read after ssc to become an ias officer

  204. anurag Says:

    i am starting my graduation this year.and want to prepare for ias from this very time.i want to know which subject may i choose for preparation.plz advice me

  205. bharat Says:

    sir i m persueing my b.tech in electronics and instrumentation field and aspire to become an ias officer…m in deep dilemma regarding the subjects …pls advice me the subjects and the institute url’s for the same…

  206. gokul singh bisht Says:

    dear sir/mam, i am doing my graduation through art side( BA). i want to go for ias exam, please help me for choosing the optional subject.

  207. rohit Says:

    sir,
    i hav completed my engg. with mechanical stream n planning to take mech engg. as (prilm+main) but not sure about tge sercond opptional subject.
    please guide me regarding the same.
    thank you.

  208. priyanka Says:

    respected sir

    i hav done BDS last yr. & i wana be an IPS OFFICER but have lot of confusion about subject combination
    so plz give me proper guidence about this.
    i will be really very thankful to you….

  209. priyanka Says:

    hello!sir i have just graduated in be from I.T branch.Now i want to give civil services exam of 2011 .So please suggest which optional subject should i take and which subject is preferable for me .

  210. akash singla Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed my BA(public,political,education). I am interested to pursue IAS, can you kindly suggest me how do i take this forward.Which would be the best optional subject you would suggest me to take.

    Thanks & Regards
    akash singla

  211. archu Says:

    hallwo sir,
    i am just doing my b.d.s final year after my bds i want prepare for I.A.S xamination plz help me n guide me how can i start

  212. zafrul islam Says:

    respected sir,
    i m b.tech student of information technology in 2nd year plz guide me how will i prepare for ias exam.what i have to do for essay nd general studies preparation.nd what i have to do for interview preparation.

  213. sagar jain Says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am studying in class 12th and I have set my goal to become I.A.S. I am a commerce student . please help me out what should I do to achive my aim .

  214. ravindra Says:

    sir please suggest me for subject i m doing engineering on information technology

  215. chetna Says:

    sir
    this is the first time that i am searching for any information about my preparation for ias online. i am a dental graduate and like ather students iam also in a dilemma of choosing my subjects. sir to be very straight i dont know about the output of your coaching. i will be highly obliged if u let me know about your team and ur pattern of guidance. moreover please tell me how to subscribe.

  216. deepak Says:

    sir,

    i m doing b.tech biotech, i want to prepare the ias but i can not descide that what subjects i should take in ias main test,….

  217. Amit Says:

    hello sir,

    iam a final year student Btech(civil) from IIT roorkee.Soon the course is in a way of completion.Right now iam in dillema regarding my carrer prospects.Currently iam eyeing IES exam as it is the most lucrative opportunity for enginneers.But recently my professor advised me to prepare for IAS and now i have made my mind for it.So i want to now about choosing subjects,which subjects are more effective…should i continue with civil engineering and mathmatics or phyics…kindly advice me as i only have 6 months time for prepration.

  218. vishal Says:

    Respeced sir,
    I have done BE Applied Electronics and Instrumentation in 2009….I want to take up IAS exam this year….plz suggest books fr the preparation of PRELIMS
    god bless
    VD

  219. Dr. Tarun Yadav Says:

    Sir,
    I have completed my mbbs & now persuing my internship.
    I want to prepare for Civil Services. Please help me in choosing my second optional. I am working with geography but confused with the second one.
    Please help me keeping in mind with my medical background.
    thanks
    Regards
    Tarun

  220. Abhishek kumar Says:

    Hello sir ,
    I am Abhishek , B.tech (computer science , 2006-2010) , recently working in Software company.
    I want help regarding the selection of optional subjects from following:
    1.Economics
    2.PU
    3.Geography
    4.History.
    N also regarding language.
    I will look forward to see from you.

  221. jamal Says:

    sir, I am B.a from du sol plz tell me sir pol. sci. or economics and public administration will be good optional and what is the most popular subject for ias preparation?

  222. Prakash Says:

    Sir my subject is socio and public.Add . .I m prepratin in hindi medam. .Plz told me that. .My chosing optin is corect. .Or nt. . And plz sagst me bacic books. .4r good prepration. . .I m thankfull urs. . .

  223. uma Says:

    hello sir…i am a student of engineering.my branch is information technology.please suggest me more effective subjects 4 ias xam

  224. Virendra Says:

    Sir,
    I am Virendra currently studying in IIT Kanpur and I am in dillema of chosing Optional subject. I am thinking of taking Chemistry as 1st optional as I am from science background and 2nd optional would be PubAd/geography…plz help me in choosing correct combination and plz tell me if there any problem with chemistry.
    Looking forward for your reply
    thanking you

  225. akanksha mishra Says:

    i’m the student of engineering & my branch I.T. & i’m also intrested in ias exam plz suggest me for which subject i can do face the ias exam

  226. Mayuresh Joshi Says:

    Hello,

    I am BE Chemical Engg. + MBA Marketing.

    I wish to opt Physics/Zoology and Pub Admn as speciliztn. Kindly help me to select physics or zoology.

    Any other views are welcome.

  227. jeevan Says:

    hello sir ,
    i am dng my btech final year .. i wanna prepare for civils … i am from cse group sir ..which subjects should i choose can u plz guide me sir ..
    will be waiting for ur mail sir …
    thank u

  228. Imran khan Says:

    Sir i m medical studen final profsn ..i want to take psychology / public admist and geography. Which one is better.
    Thanks

  229. jinal patel Says:

    respected sir,

    i am pharmacist, i am going to preparation of ias exam but i want ,sir, you will suggest me about selection of subject, i have decided that i choose the medical science, please tell me about my selection.

  230. dabloo kumar Says:

    sir,
    i m a 2nd year engineerig student. my branch is electronics & communication. i want to take public.add for 1st optational. plz tell me which one is better combination for public.add.
    thank u

  231. abhinav khandelwal Says:

    siAAREQUESTED SIR
    6T6 I HAVE COMPLETED MY SCHOOL AND I WANT TO BECOME IAS SO SIR IA CONFUSE THAT B COM IS GOOD BA IS GOOD FOR MEGRADUACTION AND WITH GRADUCTION I WANT TO START THE STUDY OF IAS SO SIR I HAVE A HUMBLE REQUEST TO YOU THAT THEROW SAME LIGHT ON MY QUERY AND GIVE ME SUITABLE GUIDENCE THAT HOW SHOULD I HAVE TO START MY IAS STUDIES

  232. shahzar Says:

    dear sir,
    i just cleared my 12th std with commerce maths as the subjects.
    i want to do ias and many people are telling me to do bba and take commerce as the subject in ias.
    can you please guide me on what subject i should take as i am good in both maths and commerce subjects.
    and i also think that management is easier than commerce but it is not available for ias-pre. sir please help me out.

  233. prakhal goyal Says:

    respected sir,
    i m a 3rd yr electrical engg student.i will take electrical subject as one of the optional in both prelim and mains…..but i m confused about the 2nd one….suggest me…my maths is strong…..but somebody told me not to take it….plz u tell what should i take…..plz tell….

  234. deepti Says:

    hello sir,,,
    i hav done my engg in I.T m confused regarding the optional subjects…suggest m wat shld i opt 4..PALI or PUB AD….m confused….pls do da needful of gvng ur views on it…thnku…!!!

  235. malika kumari Says:

    respected sir,
    i have completed my graduation in mass communication n interested in civil services. I want to appear in CIVIL SERVICES Exams2012 so plz guide me the right set of optional subjects.
    Will be very thankful to you……..

  236. sankalp gupta Says:

    hello sir,
    i am student of 9th class. i request you to pleas guide me to choose subject foe IAS….thnku

  237. manohar Says:

    i have completed b pharm. and i want to civil service so p/z guide me for optional sub ,,,,,phycology and geography or public administrative

  238. Hari Says:

    Hello,

    Please guide me in selecting the subjects which will be lucrative for me. I’m planning to choose “Public Administration” and “Anthropology”. Please guide me whether it is the right option or not in case of securing marks and all sense.

    Thank you..

  239. DEvesh kumar Says:

    sir im doing grad. in maths,phy.,chem. but im not interrested in these all subject to choose in ias exam so you plz suggest me
    which subject i choose
    plz plz plz

  240. Divya Says:

    Hello,
    I am a software professional working in an established company and a civil services aspirant. I Have completed my BE,Electrical& Electronics stream. I do not wish to opt my subject. Can you suggest me optionals for prelims as well as for mains? Also the study material.

    Thanks in advance

  241. dharshan.r Says:

    hi sir i had completed be cse ..i know that there is no optional subject for computer.. if i learn theory papers it is easy to me remember .. can you please give me some ideas to select optional subjects..

  242. Bhargavi Says:

    Sir,
    I am doing B.Tech 2nd year In chemical engineering…
    I want to prepare for civil services(IAS). For that I want choose optional subjects as Agriculture, political science and Public Administration in those which is better please tell me sir..

  243. uday Says:

    hello sir,
    i’m B.E. student with CSE branch 3rd year. i want to do prepare civil services but i confusion that which subject is good for me . so kindly give me advice .
    1) history
    2)geography
    3)maths
    4)chemistry
    5)public adm.

    so plz choose for me to good for exam.

  244. vijaykumar patil Says:

    i wish to attend the IAS Exam, and now i am studiying in B.E civil, pls suggest me

  245. pallabi Says:

    can u plz guide me if english can be choosen as an optinal subject in mains.

  246. vinay kumar Says:

    sir,
    iam a b.pham final yr. student, i want to become an ias officer. but thing is i dont kno the procedure of ias. i need ur help to guide me. in general studies which subjects we should come across. and in optionals which subjects i must choose

  247. meghana Says:

    respected sir iam studying 1st inter i have a goal to become ias i have taken maths,commerce&economics as my subjects now in inter so please can u guide from now onwards hw to prepare &what subjects i should concentrate more in futher

  248. arjun Says:

    i have done Bachelor in tourism studies, will i appear for IAS examination.

  249. chanchal choudhary Says:

    Sir,
    I m a B-Tech 2nd year student..i dnt 9 abt how 2 select subjects 4 IAS nd how 2 prepare 4 the examination.. plz give me a guideline 4 my bright future.. I realy thankfull to u.. so plz help me..

  250. Sana zia Says:

    Plz give some information about subject selection for BUMS students plz

  251. lucky Says:

    iam doing bds but interested in physics, can i opt physics

  252. dev bhushan gupta Says:

    i m persuing b-tech in mechanical engg.i am student of 1st year.i will graduate in 2015.i wanna face IAS examination.please help me to choose my subjects,so it will be very helpfull for me.

  253. dev bhushan gupta Says:

    please give me some subject selection tip for ias exam.i m persuing b-tech in mechanical engg. i m in 1st year.

  254. Dinesh Diamond Friend Says:

    Hello sir/mam ,

    Am dinesh doing my b.com 2nd yr(regular) and bsc maths 1st yr (correspondence) , from my childhood dream is IAS but still i dont get a good idea how to achieve the IAS because already am doing dual degree now i want to do a BA public administration through correspondence , is that usefull for me ? , is it good or bad ? otherwise tell me can i take commerce and maths as a optional subject ?? or can i take commerce and public administration as a optional subject ?? pls tell me the coaching centers in chennai taking the commerce and maths subject for preliminary and main exam.
    Thanking You.
    contact: dmdineshmurugesh@gmail.com dineshmurugeshias@gmail.com 9551424931 please guide me

  255. manvi Says:

    Respected sir / madam
    i am doing my 11th with science stream but desire to pursue the civil services or majistrate post .
    so seeking a guidence in chosing the best option……..i.e should I go for arts stream after 10+2 or continue with science option only …….n if I should go for arts option then which subjects should I opt……waiting for ur rply.

  256. sachin Says:

    Respected sir,
    i am doing my b-tech(EEE) 2nd year…like to prepare for IAS exams…can u pls guide me???
    & please tell about the how to choose my subject in preliminary exam & main exam……

  257. RAJINDER Says:

    SIR,
    MY WARD IS IN +1 STD FROM CBSE WITH PHY,CHEM , MATH ENGLISH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION . HE WANA TO BE CLEAR CIVIL SERVICES . HIS BEST GRASPING POWER IS ON CHEMISTARY . PLS SUGGEST HIM OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND HOW TO PREARE FROM THAT LAVEL .
    THANKS

  258. Riyaz Says:

    plz guide in selection of subjects i m intern of bhms

  259. NAMRATA Says:

    WHICH GUIDE-BOOK SHOULD I PREFER FOR PREPARING IAS WITH SCIENCE SUBJECT?

  260. Rizwan Says:

    hello sir.i m taking my one subject chemistry and confuced for other plz tell me most suitable subject,,,,i have no idea about any sub so every sub will be new for me,,,so plz tell me most likely art side subject which give most selection in civel services.

    regards
    Rizwan zaidi

  261. mukesh kumar Says:

    Dear sir,
    I Mukesh from patna, i want to be an IAS. So please help me to select suject for graduation.
    08434904422

  262. priyadharshini.J Says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am currently doing B.Tech – IT Final Year. I am very much interested in Civil Service Exams. Please choose me a optional subject and the books to prepare for exam.

    Thank u Sir.

  263. rakesh Says:

    dear sir,
    i want to become ias officer but i m confused with subjects. i did graduation in public administration but i really dont want public administration. please help me.

  264. ankit chaturvedi Says:

    i am bams student i want fight to ias exam. plz help to suggest which subject is sutible to me.

  265. ashish Says:

    is social work is a subject available as
    optionals for IAS mains

  266. vaibhav Says:

    respected sir

    i am studying mechanical engg 3rd year i was quite interested in I.A.S civil services. but i was bit confused in selection of subjects.so could u please help me

  267. tripti tiwari Says:

    respected sir/mam

    I am tripti tiwari.i am doing b.tech from cse branch.I want to became an IAS officer and for that i need ur help for the selection of subjects as i am very confuced,please guide me ,i want to start my preparation as soon as subjects are decided .so please guide me.

  268. nidhi Says:

    m dng ma 2nd year b.e in environmental engineering……wanna get prprd for ias….can u plzzzzz suggst me the subjects for me???????

  269. sonali Says:

    respected mam/sir

    i am sonali .i am doing my b.tech from I.T stream i want to know wat optional subjects are scoring at the same time easy , and what is ur opinion on the subjects law and geography …..

  270. shyam singh Says:

    please sir
    i am student of B tech first year i wanna be ias after btech tell me about no of attempt in ias examination and what subject i can choose can i choose maths and physics or chemistry and how many number subject we have to choose

  271. shyam singh Says:

    please sir
    i am student of B tech EN first year i wanna be ias after btech tell me about no of attempt in ias examination and what subject i can choose can i choose maths and physics or chemistry and how many number subject we have to choose

  272. prakash.g Says:

    respected sir,
    i`m prakash.g .i did my 10th-12th in india ,andhra pradesh..i completed my mbbs graduation from china recently . .i want to know if i am eligible to apply to civil s having got my degree from a foreign medical college..? pls help me out.

    thank you.

    • K.Bansal Says:

      Dear Prakash,
      You are eligible for UPSC but you have to show the indian certificate proof from where you belongs.
      You must have to show your certificate which proves you are indian candidate, for foreign candidate UPSC is not allowed.
      IAS,IFS,IPS are the premier civil services in india,only people belongs to this country can only be selected.
      For futher details click on the link: http://WWW.onestopias.com

      Thanks..

  273. K.Preethi Says:

    Respected sir,
    I did BDS and now i’m interested in writting CSE. So can u please guide me to choose my subjects.

  274. priyanka kumari Says:

    dear sir,
    I want to be an I A S officer . I finished my diploma course from CIPET (central institute of plastics engineering and technology) now i am going to study in B.Tec in mechanical branch from AMI (correspondence course) ,I don’t know , how will I get my dream.
    sir, please guide me

  275. Shilpi Verma Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a student of BCA final year, and I am looking for a civil services career ahead. To choose the subjects in a better way, I request yourself to kindly guide me in the right path, so that I could serve my nation in a better way…. Thank You…..

    Regards, Respect
    shilpi verma

  276. Sahana Says:

    hello sir,
    am dng BE – CSE, am interested in civils… i wanted to select a set of subjects for wic i can prepare fo civil…so pls suggest the subjects..am interested in psychology….

  277. Prakash Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a student of COMMERCE I am looking for a civil services career ahead. To choose the subjects in a better way, I request yourself to kindly guide me in the right path, so that I could serve my nation in a better way…. Thank You…..

    Regards, Respect
    Prakash Modi

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