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How can I start preparing for UPSC history optional?
NCERT (Class IX to XII) NIOS/IGNOU Notes. India’s Ancient Past by R. S. Sharma. History of Medieval India: From 647 A.D. to the Mughal Conquest by Satish Chandra. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra. India’s Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra.
Is history easy for UPSC optional?
If you are not interested in history, you may find studying it difficult. You must have good writing skills to score good marks in history. It is not a scoring subject when you compare it to science or maths. You do need to remember a few dates and names in history.
Is GS history History optional good?
History as an optional has a success rate of 8.5% as per UPSC annual reports. Some topics in history will also be helpful in the essay & paper-4 of General Studies.
Can history optional be covered in 3 months?
But, the reality is, with proper strategies and a sound preparation plan, thus subject can be covered within 5 months. Moreover, because of the great overlap with the prelims and GS, you can actually cover a good portion of the IAS syllabus with this optional.
Which Sir is best for history optional?
Dr. Anshul Bajpai Faculty of History Optional IAS Coaching at Plutus IAS. Puneet Bhatia, Faculty of History Optional IAS Coaching at Plutus IAS. Swadeep Sir, Faculty of History Optional IAS Coaching at Yojna IAS. Hemant Jha, Faculty of History Optional IAS Coaching.
Which is the shortest optional in UPSC?
Philosophy has the shortest syllabus out of all of the optional subjects for the UPSC examination and is the reason for it is a popular choice amongst UPSC aspirants.
Can history optional be done without coaching?
Strategy: Most aspirants opt for history as an optional because its easy to start with and is one subject least dependent on coaching. Also, it has benefits in the general studies papers and in essay. However, approaching history as an optional requires a very technical and objective approach.
Which optional has most overlap with GS?
The syllabus of Geography Optional overlaps with almost 40% of the GS syllabus.
How many students take history optional?
On an average, between 1500 and 2000 candidates select history as their optional subject. No doubt, this is due to the huge overlap history has with the GS papers, especially paper I and the UPSC prelims exam.
Which optional is the most scoring?
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.