When it comes to choosing optional subjects for Main Examination, the scene, today, is strange and paints a very confusing picture.
The recent result of civil Services Examination 2010 has put some strange situation in front of many candidates. There is a definite shift in favour of few popular humanities subjects and that may go on to impact the choices of many new candidates. Public Administration, Geography, Sociology, History are the choice of most of the successful candidates and their craze now is visible.
As a new candidate, should you jump on the bandwagon and go with the majority who pick these optional subjects?
The performance of these subject is beyond doubt and their utility in General Studies/Essay/Interview is proven still, give a cool thought before joining the crowd.
If you see the majority of successes why you forget these are a number of candidates who fail which is multifold of the number of successes you witness with any particular subject.
Every subject is good and produces result and candidates score good marks. Your aim should be to produce extra-ordinary results, for which you have to decide what suits you best and that may not always be what everyone else is doing.
Just see the CSE 2009 overall topper Shah Faesal who opted for Literature of Urdu Language and now, CSE 2010 Rank 1, S Divyadharshini who achieved top ranks with Law as one optional subject.
Have faith in your abilities and can think of keeping one optional which you like or have studied in graduation/post-graduation.
Last Update Wednesday 18th March 2015