Civil Services Examination 2014: Top 10 Optional Subjects with highest number of candidates recommended
Home

Civil Services Examination 2014: Top 10 Optional Subjects with highest number of candidates recommended

admin Last Update on: 28 Mar 2017

A glance at the data emerging from 66th Annual Report of UPSC clearly indicates the top 10 optional subjects that helped candidates to crack this examination.

The list has all popular names that occupied the top 10 list except Economics that has given way to Psychology that has made a comeback in this list. 


The performance of the candidates with Geography as optional subjects has been remarkable as it turned out maximum number of successes in Civil Services Examination 2014.

Top seven popular optional subjects that helped candidates in achieving success in Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 are same as in 2013; but, their standing has changed.

While Geography (255 candidates) helped maximum number of candidates to accomplish the goal and remained on top, Sociology (193 candidates) grabbed the second position by displacing Public Administration (151 candidates) to third spot.

The next best performer History (102 candidates) continues to be at 4th place while Medical Science (71 candidates) inched up to 5th spot. Anthropology (68 candidates) remained glued to 6th spot and Philosophy (64 candidates) is the subsequent performers in the list.

The most significant observation is that subject that has been quite popular Psychology (59 candidates) has once figured in top performing subject.

Economics (26 candidates) is the noticeable optional subject that is missing from top 10 list.

While 9 out of these top 10 optional subjects have seen increase in number of candidates recommended, the only exception is Public Administration (2013-176 candidates; 2014-151 candidates) has seen decline.

Top 10 Optional Subjects with highest number of candidates recommended

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014

S.No.

Optional Subject

Number of Candidates Recommended

1

Geography

255

2

Sociology

193

3

Public Administration

151

4

History

102

5

Medical Science

71

6

Anthropology

68

7

Philosophy

64

8

Psychology

59

9

Political Science & International Relations

57

10

Law

40

 

 

 




Quick Tags

IAS Exam
Budding Civil Servants Zone
UPSC Results
IAS Toppers Strategy/Tips
Hindi & Vernacular Languages Candidates
IAS, Nothing out there compares!
IAS Champions: Influential voice to be heard
Toppers - PCS (UP, MP, Rajsthan, Bihar, Jharkhand)
RAS Toppers - Rajasthan PCS Exam
Judicial Services Toppers
Myths & Wrong Notions
Toppers Calling
News related to CSE
Beginners' Mindset
Current Affairs & Contemporary Issues - Hot Topics

Most Viewed Artciles

Hope is the biggest motivator; Be honest with yourself and Work Hard for Success; says Ankita Choudhary (AIR 14; CSE 2018)
Believe in Self and Constant Support from Family and Friends worked for me; says Vishakha Yadav (AIR 6; CSE 2019)
Marks secured by Top 25 in Civil Services Examination 2019
Marks secured by Top 25 in Civil Services Examination 2021
Civil Services Examination 2011 Final Result (Merit-List)
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
Push Yourself to Perform at Your Best; says Jeydev C S (AIR 5; CSE 2019)
If your strategy is correct, medium of writing examination does not matter; says Priyanka Niranjan (AIR 20, CSE 2012) Success with Hindi
Prelims 2022: Analysis Of GS Paper I; Being Abreast with the Latest, UPSC Evaluates your Conceptual Knowledge as well
Believe in Yourself and Your Dreams; says Majid Iqbal Khan (AIR 638; CSE 2019)