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    Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    i m b.tech biotechnology final year student student,i want to start my preparation for upsc but i have doubt about mains paper as in which subject would be better...i m thinking about physics ,public admin or sociology..i have studied physics only till 12th but i have interest in it..would it b fine if i prepare for it on ma own as i have not been in touch for 3-4 years....n also about public admin and sociology?? how much scoring or difficult is it to have physics?

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    Your choice for Mains paper depends completely upon you.Any subject maybe easy for you but tough for all.If you are not in touch with Physics,or any subject for that matter,then choose only those subjects or part of subjects which you have studied in graduation level.There will be atleast one or two subjects in the subject list which is there in your graduation level.Public administration or Geography or History is a better subject if you do not want to take up your graduation subjects as they are scoring and nearly constant syllabus.You can also check previous year question papers in the UPSC website to have a better idea.Physics is not easy for Civil services if you have not studied it after 12th as it will be totally different.Till 12th Physics is more of engineering subjects rather than pure physics and you are bound to struggle.

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    Your choice for Mains paper depends completely upon you.Any subject maybe easy for you but tough for all.If you are not in touch with Physics,or any subject for that matter,then choose only those subjects or part of subjects which you have studied in graduation level.There will be atleast one or two subjects in the subject list which is there in your graduation level.Public administration or Geography or History is a better subject if you do not want to take up your graduation subjects as they are scoring and nearly constant syllabus.You can also check previous year question papers in the UPSC website to have a better idea.Physics is not easy for Civil services if you have not studied it after 12th as it will be totally different.Till 12th Physics is more of engineering subjects rather than pure physics and you are bound to struggle.

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    DEAR,
    I want to tell you that every subject is good scoring subject.You are biotechnology students,you can choose physics as your optional subjects.

    You have to choose those in which you have full interest or field related subject.

    Never compare subject for getting marks.

    Based upon previous history, you have to choose Public admin and sociology as your optional subjects.

    I hope you will be crack preliminary exam as well as mains exam.

    All the best.................

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    In the UPSC Mains Examinations there are 7 papers
    Paper one: 300 Marks
    Section 1 Essay
    Section 2 English Comprehension and English Precis (Matriculation or Xth standard level)

    Paper Two 250 Marks
    General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

    Paper Three 250 Marks
    General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

    Paper Four 250 Marks
    General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

    Paper Five 250 Marks
    General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

    Paper Six 250 marks
    Optional Subject – Paper 1

    Paper Seven 250 marks
    Optional Subject – Paper 2


    You have to choose two optional papers.

    I would suggest that you should keep below points in mind before finally choosing the two optional papers.
    >> Choose a subject in which your baics are strong
    >> Choose a subject which you may have studied at Graduation level , if that subject is in the list of Optional papers
    >> Have a look a syallabus of subjects
    >> Than make a list of 4-5 subjects
    >> See the previous years questions of these 4 to 5 subjects
    >> Based on these questions you can analyze in which subject your knowledge is good to solve the appers

    Subject choice should be based on your understanding of that subjects only
    If you can understand each chapters of that subject than you can score well in that subject


    List of optional subjects for Main Examination
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    Anthropology
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce and Accountancy
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    History
    Law
    Management
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political Science and International

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    Examination Pattern for civil service examination

    Preliminary examination : It has 2 objective type papers which contains 200 marks each and qualifying in prelims is compulsory

    Mains Examination : It has following 7 conventional type papers and qualifying in each paper is compulsory

    Paper I - Essay - 200 marks and English Comprehension - 100 marks

    Paper II - General Studies - 250 marks

    Paper III - General Studies - 250 marks

    Paper IV - General Studies - 250 marks

    Paper V - General Studies - 250 marks

    Paper VI - One optional subject - 250 marks

    Paper VII - One optional subject - 250 marks

    Here is the list of all optional subjects from which you may choose any two for mains exam

    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    Anthropology
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce and Accountancy
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    History
    Law
    Management
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political Science and International Relations
    Psychology
    Public Administration
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Zoology

    Dear if you want to choose physics as an optional subject with Pub ad or Sociology then you have decided good subject because you looks interested in these subjects and doesn't matter about that you have not studies from last 3 years because if you will start your study from now then you can easily cover and get good command over these subjects and before mains examination you should think about preliminary examination because this is most compulsory to qualify then only you will be allowed to apply for mains exam then you should first concentrate on prelims then think about mains exam

    All the best

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    Re: Suggest a suitable optional subject for UPSC Mains exam for Biotechnology graduates? Is physics a scoring optional subject?

    You can choose optional in a way that you can prepare well for it and able to score good in it and if are confident that you will be able to prepare physics on your own then no harm for choosing it as optional or there is other alternative to it that is you can take last years exam for physics and try to solve it and check yourself for it and if you perform well that go for it otherwise choose other optional.

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