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Can we choose different optional subjects in UPSC?
Candidates have to choose one optional for the mains exam. The optional subject has two papers and each paper accounts for 250 marks. Candidates can choose from the list of optional subjects that also includes literature subjects (English and Indian languages).
Can I change optional in mains?
Answer: Yes, you can choose any optional subject from amongst the UPSC’s list of optional subjects for Civil Services Main Exam.
Which optional subject is more 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.
Which optional has maximum overlap with GS?
The syllabus of Geography Optional overlaps with almost 40% of the GS syllabus.
Which optional is easy to score?
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.
Who corrects UPSC mains paper?
The UPSC mains answer sheets are manually evaluated by examiners. There is one Head Examiner and many Additional Examiners.
Which stream students are more successful in UPSC?
From the above analysis, it can be concluded that candidates having bachelor’s degrees can aim for clearing the IAS exam 2022 as the success rate of candidates having bachelor’s degrees in the Humanities stream is the highest.
What if I fail in my optional subject?
In case you have an optional subject, and you fail in a subject, then the marks obtained in optional subject would compensate your marks for subject you have failed, and you won’t have to appear for compartment exam.
Which is best optional subject for mains?
Sociology. Agriculture. Medical Science. Literature. Anthropology. Public Administration. Psychology. Law.
Will optional be removed from UPSC 2023?
No, the Optional Subjects are still a part of the UPSC Mains exam.