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Opt for these UG Courses to Prepare for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 14, 2022 01:20 pm IST | UPSC Civil Services
  • UPSC Civil Services Exam is one of the toughest exams in the country.
  • A graduation in the right field can help you tackle the huge syllabus of the exam.
  • Following are the list of UG courses that you can pick if you wish to appear for the exam.
Opt for these UG Courses to Prepare for UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC Civil Services Exam has often been listed amongst one of the toughest exams in the country. Providing aspirants with the opportunity of working at the top level government management posts in the country, UPSC Civil Services Exam attracts a lot of graduates who wish to get reputable and high-level administrative jobs.

UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three phases, the very first phase of which is the Preliminary exam that tests the student’s general knowledge, thinking ability and their ability to retain facts. However, the second exam or the Main exam is based on the optional subject that the candidate has chosen.

Although there is no such undergraduate (UG) course that can be labelled as an ideal course for the preparation of UPSC Civil Services Exam, there are some courses that can help you prepare for the optional subject that you wish to choose for the Main exam. Following are the list of courses corresponding to the optional subjects that you can consider for the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

UG Course Options to prepare for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam:

Subject in UPSC Civil Services Exam

Courses to Consider



  • B.A. in Philosophy
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy
  • B.Sc. in Philosophy


  • B.A. (Hons.) Anthropology
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Anthropology


  • B.Sc. in Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

  • Bachelors of Veterinary Sciences (B.V.Sc)
  • B.Sc. in Aquaculture Management and Technology
  • B.Sc. in Animal and Dairy Science
  • B.Sc. in Animal Science


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Botany
  • B.A. in Botany

Civil Engineering

  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • BE in Civil Engineering

Public Administration

  • B.A. (Hons) Public Adminsitration
  • B.A. in History and Public Administration
  • B.A. Political Science


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Statistics

Commerce and Accountancy

  • B.Com. (Hons.)
  • B.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • B.Com. In Accounting and Finance
  • B.Com. (Management Accounting and International Finance)
  • B.Com. Honours in Business Finance & Accounting
  • B.Com (General)


  • B.A. (Hons.) in Geography
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geography


  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology
  • B.Sc. in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, Zoology, Environmental science (CZE)
  • B.Sc. Additional Zoology


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology
  • B.A in Geology

Electrical Engineering

  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • BE in Electrical Engineering


  • B.A. (Hons.) in History
  • B.Sc. in History
  • B.A. General


  • BBA In Banking & Finance
  • BBA in Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • B.Com In Information Systems Management


  • LLB
  • B.Com LL.B. (Integrated)
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics

Political Science and International Relations

  • B.A. (Hons) - Political Science
  • B.A. in Indian Polity
  • B.A. in Politics
  • B.Sc. in Political Science

Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • BE in Mechanical Engineering


  • B.Sc. in Medical Physiology
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physiology
  • B.Sc. (Bio General) in Physiology
  • B.A in Physiology
  • B.A. Human in Physiology

Medical Science

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Life Sciences
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • B.Pharm.
  • BPMT in Operation Theatre Technician
  • B.Sc in Clinical Research & Healthcare
  • MBBS
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • B.Sc (Hons.) in Bio-Chemistry


  • BA in (Psychology, Sociology & Economics)
  • B.A. (Hons.) Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • B.A. in Social Work


Courses in any of the following languages will help as you will have to pick one of these languages:

Kannada, Assamese, Manipuri, Dogri, Bengali, Gujarati, Bodo, Hindi, Kashmiri, Maithili, Konkani, Malayalam, Nepali, Sanskrit, Oriya, Marathi, Punjabi, Santhali, Urdu, Sindhi, Tamil, English, Telugu

The courses mentioned above can guide you in the preparation for the exam. You can pick any optional subject for the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam, however, playing to your strengths can help you score well.

Although the syllabus asked in the exam will be much more than the course that you will cover during graduation, it will help you get a good start as you will be well versed with the background.

UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Question Paper

UPSC CS Zoology Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Zoology Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Statistics Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Statistics Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Statistics Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Sociology Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Sociology Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Psychology Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Psychology Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Physics Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Physics Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Mathematics Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Mathematics Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Mechanical Eng Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Mechanical Eng Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Civil Eng Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Civil Eng Paper-2 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Agriculture Paper-1 (Main) 2018

UPSC CS Agriculture Paper-2 (Main) 2018


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