which corse should i opt for my graduation which would help me for myupsc preparation ?
You can generally pursue any of the course in your graduation of your interest and choice while preparing along side for the UPSC.
However, Humanities field certainly helps in preparation of the UPSC Examination, however, the selection rate shows that their is no as such reliable data which shows that candidates from a certain field do crack this exam.
You can choose the subjects which fascinates you more as that subject can be chosen over as an optional subjects which is like a milestone for UPSC Selection.
This is because even if you go for BA, it will obviously not cover all the subjects in UPSC. You will certainly need to prepare them along sides as the syllabus generally varies. So, better to go with the option of your choice, because there is no best degree for UPSC.
You can choose any subject or course of your choice based on your interest for your graduation .
This is because,
to be eligible for UPSC examination there is no compulsion to be a graduate in a particular subject, all you need to be eligible is that you should be a graduate in any discipline and 21- 32 years old , so you are free to do 10+2 and graduation in any subject.You can check upsc eligibility criteria at https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria/amp
So you can choose any discipline of your interest, but yes if you choose BA or Arts
choosing Arts can be really helpful for your UPSC examination, this is because in Arts you will be learning subjects like history , polity etc which are a part of the UPSC syllabus so it will help you in your upsc examination
For reference, UPSC eligibility criteria is provided below:-
*You must have a bachelor's degree in any, discipline from a recognised university.
*Minimum age limit :- you need to be at least 21 years old to be eligible as on 1st of August of the year of filling the form i. e as on 1st August 2021 for UPSC 2021.
*Maximum age limit :- 32 years , also there's 3 year relaxation on upper age limit for obc and of 5 years for sc/st category.
For detailed information related to UPSC eligibility criteria , you can visit our page at
To help you further ,
here's a brief of your UPSC exam pattern :-
UPSC civil services examination has 3 stages listed below :-
prelims exam :- it is objective paper and is of qualifying nature , there are 2 papers in prelims
Mains exam. :- it is descriptive /written examination . There are a total of 9 papers in Mains examination
Interview :- After qualifying mains, you have to go through interview round, and it is more of test of your personality rather than knowledge.
To know exam pattern in detail visit :- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc
The usual choice of UPSC appearing candidates is Political science honours or History Honours or infact BA in any course. This is because it gives you alot of exposure about politics and the ongoing events around the country and these subjects are also a part of UPSC syllabus. Also, BA is comparatively easy to pass than other courses so it won't be a hinderance in your UPSC preparation.
You can check some UPSC preparation tricks here
I hope this information helps you.