Highest scoring Optional Subject in UPSC
Which is the highest scoring optional subject in UPSC & why? For the preparation, you must be aware about the importance of an optional subject . This should be chosen wisely to score more in the UPSC civil services examination. The 25 subjects as optional offered in UPSC mains, can be divided into technical and non-technical subjects. Traditionally the trend among aspirants, to opt for the non-technical subjects. But amongst so many options, which ones are the best optional subjects in UPSC? Here, I am going to discuss about the highest scoring subjects that you may choose. Most Scoring Optional Subject in UPSC- Here are some of the factors that you may consider to choose the optional subject- • syllabus that overlap with the General Studies syllabus in both Prelims and Mains • choose a subject that you can comfortably cover in the stipulated time • the one that has a high success ratio in terms of the number of candidates appearing to the recommended candidates • Availability of resources • If you already have that subject as part of your graduation or post-graduation, then that should be your choice as optional subject • Opt a subject that you can consistently study without losing interest About Political Science & International Relations- • non-technical subject • attracted more interest after AIR 1, Tina Dabi, chose it as her optional • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 9.4% • follow current affairs and regularly read editorials for this subject • syllabus that overlap with the General Studies syllabus in both Prelims and Mains • Vast syllabus because of dynamic elements About Anthropology Subject- • highly scoring subject • it is the study of human societies and their development • a large static subject • you read Concepts like Marriage, Kinship, Evolution, Prehistoric cultures etc., just require mugging and retention. • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 9.7% About Sociology subject • a high scoring optional subject • It is the study of the pattern of the society, social interactions, cultures etc. • The syllabus is fairly limited and mostly static in nature. • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 9.6% About Public Administration Subject • the success rate for this subject is higher than some other non-technical subjects • Topics like Accountability, Personnel & Financial Administration, Organisations etc • overlaps with your Political Science and Current Affairs topics • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 10.2% About History Subject • relevant for prelims as well as GS paper 1 • Vast syllabus because of dynamic elements • Easily availability of resources • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 5.5% About Philosophy Subject • Philosophy had a success rate of 7% • It is an extremely satisfying, knowledgeable and interesting subject • Compact and amongst the shortest in syllabus • interlinked with other Mains GS Papers like Ethics, and Essay writing About Geography subject • the highest scoring optional in UPSC and most popular among the candidates • mix of technical as well as non-technical and that makes it popular among both arts and science background students • vast amount of information is available both online and offline • relevant for prelims as well as GS paper 1 • Success Rate Of Candidates With this UPSC Optional Subject is 5.5% conclusion With your interest , you can choose any subject . The factors which i mentioned above ,you can go through with that points and can select your subject. Read the syllabus carefully which is the priority. for the further information about the UPSC civil services examination , you can visit the RACE IAS center as it provides you with better guidance, detailed and quality study material, one on one sessions to clear doubts and understand different topics and many more.