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    Which optional subject is easy and scoring in IAS mains exam? Suggest a good coaching institution for same in Delhi

    m going to complete my civil engg and want to b an ias officer.........can u suggest me abt the subject...which subject is scoring and simple .....and i also want to knw abt the institute in delhi for ias prepration.........also i want to knw abt the entire procedure for ias prepration???????/please rply soon......

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    Re: Which optional subject is easy and scoring in IAS mains exam? Suggest a good coaching institution for same in Delhi

    hi
    it is said that public administration and geography are said to be the easy subjects in the mains if you having a good command on them. And if your background id from the literature field then literature subjects are proved to be the best optional subjects

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    Re: Which optional subject is easy and scoring in IAS mains exam? Suggest a good coaching institution for same in Delhi

    I am mentioning in brief the nature of the optional subjects you like and their respective merits and demerits in Civil Services Exam.


    You can only choose one between Pub Ad and Pol Sc.
    1) Political Science
    It is an interesting subject and helps a lot in General Studies. If you’ll look at the syllabus of Political Science closely, you’ll find that many of its sections overlap with the syllabus of General Studies. They include: Indian Polity & Governance and Polity (of GS(P) and GS (M) – Paper I), India & the World (of GS (M) Paper II), and International Affairs and Institutions (of GS (M) Paper II). These area do have a lot of weight in GS Mains. On top of that, Political Science will also help in the Essay paper as every year at least 1 topic comes from Political Science.


    2) Public Administration
    Public Ad also has overlap with the syllabus of GS but lesser when compared to Pol Sc. Pub Ad helps in the Indian Constitution/Polity sections (of GS (P) and (M)) . And, Pub Ad has lesser syllabus when compared to Pol Sc.


    If you have interest in Political Science then certainly keep it as an optional. It is interesting, successful (good conversion rate) and a relevant subject (relevant in the overall scheme of the examination).


    3) History
    History has vast syllabus, however, it also has overlap with the syllabus of General Studies. Almost the entire Modern Indian History section is also part of General Studies syllabus which makes History optional complimentary in nature with the overall scheme of the examination. History is a non-dynamic subject where information never changes and the questions asked are pretty straight forward. If you can memorize content then this will be a good subject for you.


    4) Sociology
    Sociology is a social science that studies the functionality of human society including origins, development, and organization (or in other words the social characteristics of human society/culture). Simply, the subject deals with the society. It helps in ‘Issues of Social Relevance’ section of the General Studies paper and also helps in the Essay paper (about 2-3 topics in the essay paper come from Sociology stream).


    5) Geography is a conceptual subject by nature and therefore opted by a lot of students from science background. The syllabus is slightly lengthy but it also overlaps with the syllabus of General Studies (and therefore helps in General Studies preparation). Geography is a good choice as well.


    See, all the subjects we are considering here are good subjects and opted by majority of the aspirants (in 2009, almost 92% of aspirants had Humanities subjects as optionals). However, what will make a particular subject work for you will depend upon your interest. I recommend that you follow your interest.

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