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    Is it necessary to leave my job to prepare for UPSC exam at fullest potential?

    Hello to everyone.
    My brief Intro: I am Abhishek and i have passed my B.Tech in 2011, wid the branch Naval Architecture. Presently I am working in a PSU. My branch has nothing to do with any of the optional subjects. I hav done my schooling from St.Xaviers.
    Problem Facing: I dont have much idea about the UPSC xamz being conducted.
    Selection of optional subject,(Since, the subject wid which i did my b.tech is not among optional subject). Maths is my strength and besides that i want to know whether Geography/History/Physics/Chemistry, which is most favorable.
    Is it necessary to leave my job and prepare fully for UPSC?
    Can i have any email i.d or contact number of the person who has or is still preparing for this exam or may be of someone who can guide me in a better way.
    I have a strong determination and willingness to prepare for this. Just need proper GUIDANCE. I do not know anyone preparing for it.

    So kindly PLEASE HELP ME OUT. I want to start the preparation as soon as possible.

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    goyalk Array
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    Re: Is it necessary to leave my job to prepare for UPSC exam at fullest potential?

    Hello,

    >>Selection of optional subject
    There is a process to choose optionals. You must follow it to get the best ones for YOU. Firstly, strike out the subjects from the complete list that you think you can't take in any circumstances. Secondly, go through the syllabus of each of remaining subjects and select the ones that you think you can manage. Thirdly, ask your more than one seniors who have actually given the exam with those subjects. Finally, make the decision about the subjects.

    Mind it, the final decision will be yours and it must be based more on your interest in the subject, availability of good study material, availability of good tutor/guide in case you need some help during your preparation. Don't go by the experience of a single person. If you have right frame of mind, right approach, you can crack UPSC with any subject of YOUR choice.

    >>i want to know whether Geography/History/Physics/Chemistry, which is most favorable.
    There is no favorable subject, Otherwise, all aspirants would have taken it.

    >>I dont have much idea about the UPSC xamz being conducted
    Details for prelims:
    The exam is conducted in the month of May every year. It consists of two papers : GS and Aptitude test. The number of questions vary. There is 1/3rd negative marking for every wrong answer. It is of objective nature. Marks for this exam is not counted for final selection. This exam only qualifies you to appear for mains.

    Details for mains:
    The exam is conducted in the month of Oct/Nov every year. It consists of nine papers :
    GS(2), First Optional(2), Second optional(2), Essay, English and Hindi. There is NO negative marking for every wrong answer. It is of subjective nature.
    English and Hindi papers are of qualifying nature where you have to score a minimum of 40% marks. If you fail to do so, other answer sheets won't be evaluated. Maximum marks for all other papers is 300 except for Essay paper which is of 200 marks.

    If you manage to get 55% marks, there are 95% chances that you will find a place in the final list.

    >>Is it necessary to leave my job and prepare fully for UPSC?
    No. But, you need to study minimum of 6 hrs daily to prepare from scratch.

    Thanks,
    goyalk

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