Among the optional subjects offered by the UPSC for the civil services mains exam, there are about 20 literature of languages. One among them is Hindi, one of the two official languages of India. Hindi is the most popular language optional among UPSC candidates. It has also seen good success rate with many toppers in the past couple of exams securing good marks in the Hindi literature optional subject. In this article, we discuss all about the Hindi Literature optional subject – how to prepare, syllabus, toppers’ information, past performance, etc.