As the trend suggests, at present, Geography should be the optional subject with maximum number of successes only next to Public Administration.
The Merit-List seems overflowing with successes of candidates with Geography as one optional subject. The success of Geography is due to the fact thatits syllabus is well structured and its relevance with the changing nature of General Studies is proven.
The majority of the candidates from pure Science/Engineering/Medical Sciences background safety picks Geography as one optional subject.
Look at top 25 and you will find as many as 10 candidates having Geography as one optional.
Abhiram G Sankar (AIR 4, CSE 2010), Pulkit Khare (AIR 5, CSE 2010), Amit Kharti (AIR 11, CSE 2010), Anirudh Sravan P (AIR 13, CSE 2010), Vinay Pratap Singh (AIR 14, CSE 2010), Rekhawar Rahul Ashok (AIR 15, CSE 2010), Pommala Sunil Kumar (AIR 18, CSE 2010), Hephsiba Rani Korlapati (AIR 20, CSE 2010), Kurma Rao M (AIR 23, CSE 2010) and Chandra Sekhar Sakhamuri (AIR 24, CSE 2010) are others among top 25 successful candidates who achieved success with Geography as one optional Subject.
Vinay Pratap Singh (AIR 14, CSE 2010) has secured 307 marks in Geography.
Rekhawar Rahul Ashok (AIR 15, CSE 2010) has secured 309 marks.