There are four General Studies papers in the Civil Services Exam at the Mains stage. Broadly general studies syllabus of UPSC includes subjects like Geography, Indian History, World History, Polity and Governence, International Relations, Economics, Science and Tech & Ethics. Detailed paper wise syllabus of the 4 GS papers is given below :-
Choosing the right optional is one of the most crucial decisions for an IAS aspirant. Over the past several years, sociology is being regarded as a good optional by a large number of candidates. Many serious UPSC aspirants seriously consider choosing sociology as their optional.