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What are optional 1 and 2 in UPSC?
Optional Subject Paper 1 and Optional Subject Paper 2 are the two papers. Each of them is worth 250 points. In the UPSC Mains Exam, the UPSC optional subject carries 500/1750 marks. The marks earned in the UPSC optional subjects are taken into account when calculating the final merit.
How many optional subjects are in UPSC?
UPSC Civil Services Main Examination as per the revised syllabus consists of 7 papers out of which 5 papers are compulsory and uniform for all candidates. There is one optional subject (2 papers) which can be selected from subjects or languages.
Is optional compulsory for UPSC?
The UPSC Mains comprises 9 papers, two of which are optional papers. Candidates can choose one optional subject from the list of 48 Optional Subjects for UPSC. Apart from the two optional papers, the other 7 papers will be compulsory.
Which UPSC optional is best?
Sociology. Geography. Literature Subject (Any) Anthropology. Agriculture. Medical Science. Public Administration. Psychology.
Which UPSC optional is easy?
Which optional subject is easy in UPSC? Answer: Sociology, Geography, and Public Administration are easy subjects to score. Many candidates have scored more than 400 marks in these optional subjects as per the previous year’s result.
Which optional get highest marks?
Based on the general trend, the subjects which have the potential to help you score about 330 marks in optional exams (with your immense dedication, ofcourse) are Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology, any Literature, Public Administration and Geography.
What is the lowest score in UPSC?
There is no minimum mark in the UPSC interview. Mostly, the marks awarded for the interview ranges from 40% to 80%.
How to choose UPSC optional?
An optional subject that is easy to understand or which they find interesting. The subject for which notes and study materials are easily available. Optional for which best coaching is available. The subject they have a background in graduation or post-graduation.
Will UPSC remove optional?
Is Optional Subject removed from UPSC? No, the Optional Subjects are still a part of the UPSC Mains exam.
Can I study IAS without maths?
Maths is not so necessary but you are going to become an IAS so you have to know mathematics up to a certain extent. UPSC Prelims paper which is known as CSAT comprises questions from reasoning.