The UPSC optional subjects list consists of 48 subjects including Economics. The Economics syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts and application of knowledge to developmental challenges and infrastructure planning for sustainable development. The topics included in this subject are related to micro and macroeconomics, economic development, globalisation and Indian economy.
Candidates choose Economics as an optional subject in UPSC due to the widely available resources for IAS and a large overlap of the syllabus with General Studies for Prelims and Mains. Candidates’ who have studied Economics in their undergraduate
degree or who work as economists, finance managers, trade compliance and international trade professionals or bankers can take up this optional. In this article, we bring you the detailed UPSC syllabus for Economics optional and also the UPSC Economics Syllabus PDF.
Economics syllabus for UPSC
Economics 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 Economics syllabus:
Economics Optional Paper I syllabus:
Economics Optional Paper II syllabus:
Economics optional is a highly popular optional paper with a large number of candidates opting for it. Preparation can be done by studying the previous years’ papers and also going through relevant books on Economics for UPSC. IAS aspirants should develop knowledge on every area of the Economics syllabus and integrate their preparation with preparation for General Studies for the UPSC Exam.
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