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The trend from Civil Services Examination 2010 onwards clearly shows the dominance of candidates with Engineering/Medical Science background and their growing share in the final selections. However, if you look at the broad stream of optional subjects opted by the recommended candidates in Civil Services (Main) Examination, the data depicts completely different picture about choice of optional subjects by them.


Success in Civil Services Examination depends on several factors which generally, has no relation to your academic background, performance and achievements.

An important take away from the recent data from Civil Services (Main) Examination clearly displays the dominance of candidates with Engineering/Medical Science background and their increasing share in the final selections. (Read: Broad Stream of Disciplines of the recommended Candidates in Civil Services Examination)

That is another story that most of these candidates make cross-domain shift by leaving their streams by picking optional subjects from humanities/Literature of Languages and producing outstanding results.

We have taken into account the trend from Civil Services Examination 2010 onwards that clearly shows the dominance of candidates with Engineering/Medical Science background and their growing share in the final selections.

Performance of recommended candidates from Broad Stream of Disciplines

Examination

Recommended candidates from Broad Stream of Disciplines

Humanities

Engineering

Medical Science

Sciences

Civil Services Examination 2013

27.6%

50.7%

13.9%

7.8%

Civil Services Examination 2012

40.1%

37.4%

14.5%

8%

Civil Services Examination 2011

27.2%

46%

14.2%

10.6%

Civil Services Examination 2010

37.1%

40.2%

11%

11.1%

Civil Services Examination 2012 is an exception

Yes; and the prime reason could be that lot of otherwise talented candidates who were sitting on sidelines due to change in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 pattern would have made their presence felt and had an effect on the Civil Services Examination 2012 result.

Moreover, it is true that more number of engineering background candidates cracked Preliminary Examination with ease but, this time seasoned humanities background candidates dominated the Main Examination arena in Civil Services Examination 2012.

In Civil Services Examination 2013 engineers are back in control

Humanities background candidates couldn’t hold on to the gains that they made in CSE 2012 as with an additional change, this time with Main Examination (only ‘ONE’ optional subject), engineering background candidates made a strong comeback.

It is clearly visible in the data relating to academic Background of the recommended Candidates as in Civil Services Examination 2013 more than half (50.7%) of the recommended candidates are from engineering background.

Candidates from humanities background are on back seat as around one fourth (27.6%) belong to Humanities stream.

What is so significant that attracts attention?

It clearly shows the dominance of candidates with Engineering/Medical Science background and their increasing share in the final selections.

However, as mentioned above, if you look at the broad stream of optional subjects opted by the recommended candidates in Civil Services (Main) Examination the data depicts completely different picture about choice of optional subjects by them.

Lots of the recommended Candidates make cross-domain shift to achieve success in Civil Services Examination

This clearly shows that in recent years, humanities subjects rule the chart and majority of recommended candidates have preferred humanities subject as their optional subjects.

Distribution of Optional Subjects opted by Recommended Candidates by Broad Streams

Distribution of Optional Subjects by Broad Streams

Opted by recommended candidates

CSE 2013

CSE 2012

CSE 2011

CSE 2010

Humanities (including Literature of Languages)

87.4%

89.9%

90.4%

92.5%

Sciences

5.7%

5.9%

6%

4.8%

Medical Sciences

4.7%

3.4%

2.7%

1.9%

Engineering

2.2%

0.8%

0.9%

0.8%

The data clearly indicates that most of the candidates from Engineering, Sciences and Medical Sciences continue to make a cross domain shift from their original stream to humanities.

In spite of this supremacy by humanities and literature of languages, the Civil Services Examination 2013 result show small but, noteworthy surge in Engineering and Medical Science optional subjects. It suggests that in new environment, among some engineering/medical science candidates conviction is coming back to opt for their own academic subject as optional subject.

Result in following years would confirm this trend, till then; this analysis is just for your reference.

Take an informed decision while selecting the one ‘ONE’ optional you need to pick in new format for Main Examination.

 




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