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Combinations not allowed in Optionals

Candidates will not be allowed to chose the following combination's of subjects:–

  • Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration 
  • Commerce & Accountancy and Management 
  • Anthropology and Sociology 
  • Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science 
  • Management and Public Administration 
  •  The Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject 
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science 


  • The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
  • Each paper will be of three hours duration. Blind candidates will, however be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at each paper. 
  • Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers (except the language papers viz. Papers I and II) in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution or in English. 
  • Candidates exercising the option to answer papers III to IX in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. 
  • Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and in extreme cases, their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium. 
  • The question papers other than language papers will be set both in Hindi and English.



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