While looking for a perfect choice while short listing optional subjects, one of the important criteria is Success-Rate; here are some observation based on data extracted from the 67th UPSC Annual Report that may help you in spotting current-trends.
When it comes to success-rate, top 5 places have been occupied with optional subjects from Literature of Languages.
The performance of the candidates with Geography as optional subjects has been remarkable as it turned out maximum number of successes in Civil Services Examination 2014.
Top seven popular optional subjects that helped candidates in achieving success in Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2014 are same as in 2013; but, their standing has changed.
While Geography (255 candidates) helped maximum number of candidates to accomplish the goal and rem...
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:
With new pattern for Main Examination in place from 2013, every candidate need to pick ‘ONE’ optional subject from the list of available optional subjects. One of the factors on which candidates short-list optional subjects for final consideration is the past performance of the optional subject and success-rate that gives some conviction about the subject.
Top performing optional subjects
Although, the new pattern for Civil Services (Main) Examination has only ‘ONE’ optional subject; still, optional subject selection is an important decision. The past performance of the optional subject and success-rate gives some conviction about the subject and for a lot of candidates, this has been one of the factors on which they short-list optional subjects for final consideration.
A glance at the following table reveals the performance of the candidates with the optio...
Civil Services Examination has been identified as the arena where candidates with humanities background reign. In the recent years, many Engineers/Doctors and candidates with higher professional degrees have made their presence felt and their representation in final selections is on the rise.
An important take away from the data from Civil Services (Main) Examination 2010 is that the overall number of humanities background candidates has fallen below 50 per cent. Out of total 11,865 c...
For Mains, the aspirants need to choose 2 optional subjects from the list of given subjects from humanities, science, engineering and many literatures of language (Indian & Foreign).
Among English Medium candidates, a glance at Civil Services (Main) Examination 2008 data based on the candidates appeared with medium of writing examination in Paper I of the subjects reveals that maximum candidates appear with Geography (2474 candidates).
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