Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for the prestigious Civil services examination which is conducted by UPSC, there are three stages 1st one is prelims (for screening purpose), 2nd one is mains and finally the interview.
Earlier there used to be 2 optional subjects, but now as per the new syllabus, you have to deal with only one.
We have already shared an article where we have discussed 9 factors to consider while choosing the optional.
Well, If you are not sure about the choosing the right one for you then you can follow up this list and choose the best one for you.
|Year||Topper Name (AIR 1)||Optional Subjects||Home State||Service Opted|
|2016||Nandini K R||Kannada Literature||Karnataka||IAS|
|2015||Tina Dabi||Political Science||Delhi||IAS|
|2012||Haritha V Kumar||Economics & Malayalam Literature||Kerala||IAS|
|2010||S Divyadharshini||Public Administration & Law||Tamil Nadu||IAS|
|2009||Shah Faesal||Public Administration & Urdu Literature||Jammu & Kashmir||IAS|
|2008||Shubhra Saxena||Psychology & Public Administration||Uttar Pradesh||IAS|
|2007||Adapa Karthik||Zoology & Psychology||Telangana||IAS|
|2006||Mutyalaraju Revu||Electrical Engineering & Maths||Andhra Pradesh||IAS|
|2005||Mona Pruthi||English Literature & Sociology||Haryana||IAS|
|2004||S Nagarajan||Geography & Sociology||Tamil Nadu||IAS|
|2003||Roopa Mishra||Psychology & Public Administration||Odisha||IAS|
|2002||Ankur Garg||Physics & Chemistry||Punjab||IAS|
|2001||Alok Ranjan Jha||Geography||Bihar||IFS|
|2000||Vijaylakshmi Bidari||Kannada Literature||Karnataka||IAS|
With the list, it is clear that Public Administration, Psychology and Geography have been the most popular optional subjects among aspirants.
Hope it will you to choose the right optional subject for UPSC mains. If you have any query related to UPSC preparation let us know in the comment section.
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