The UPSC optional subject list contains 48 subjects in total, one of which is History. The History syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ ability to understand the techniques used to study history and their knowledge of chronological events. In the mains stage of IAS Exam, it is part of the General Studies Paper 1 too.

It is one of the most popular optional subjects in the Mains exam. The topics included in this subject are related to archaeology, archaeological sources, historical architecture, culture and heritage. It will be easier for candidates to cover the syllabus of UPSC Mains, once they get familiar with IAS History Optional syllabus of civil services examination.

In this article, we provide you with all the details about for History optional. Candidates can find the UPSC History Optional Syllabus PDF at the end of the article.