The UPSC optional subject list contains 48 subjects in total, one of which is Agriculture. The Agriculture syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ ability to understand the subject as a science and apply the knowledge to problems faced by the people. The topics included in this subject are related to different types of agriculture, soil, conservation and application of technology to agriculture.
Candidates who choose agriculture as an optional subject in UPSC will find that the syllabus is interesting and relevant to the issues faced by farmers in the country. The subject is also relatively easy to prepare for rural candidates who would have access to traditional knowledge as well and can understand farmers’ issues better. In this article, we provide you with the detailed UPSC syllabus for Agriculture optional and also the UPSC Agriculture Optional Syllabus PDF.
Agriculture syllabus for UPSC
Agriculture Optional Subject has 2 papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS agriculture syllabus:
UPSC Agriculture Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Agriculture Optional Paper II syllabus:
Agriculture optional should be prepared thoroughly if one has chosen it for the UPSC Mains by studying the previous years’ papers and also going through relevant books on agriculture for UPSC. IAS aspirants can integrate their preparation for Agriculture optional with preparation for General Studies in prelims and mains for guaranteed success.
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