Many subject combination are producing spectacular result and the way General Studies score has shown score around 300 marks in CSE 2009 and even in 2010 it is hard to find candidates with 300 marks, the role of optional subjects is on fore.
Look at the past many years’ data relating to performance of optional subjects in Civil Services Examination, you will find that humanities subjects have been ruling this examination.
The magic of a few popular optional subjects is working and the recent results have shown the continued dominance of subjects like Public Administration, Geography, Sociology and History.
Combinations of these along with some other optional subjects like Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, and Literature of Languages have produced excellent results. Anthropology again has impressed and has produced wonderful results that include 2nd rank Sweta Mohanty.