The UPSC mains exam includes an optional subject, and History is one of the choices available. The syllabus focuses on candidates' understanding of historical study techniques and their knowledge of chronological events. History is also a part of General Studies Paper 1 in the mains stage of the IAS Exam. It is a popular optional subject, covering topics such as archaeology, archaeological sources, historical architecture, culture, and heritage. Aspirants can easily cover the UPSC Mains syllabus
by familiarizing themselves with the History optional syllabus provided by the UPSC. The syllabus remains the same as the previous year, and any changes will be mentioned in the annual UPSC Notification.