How to Choose Optional Subjects in CSS/PMS
When you are a new aspirant, it is a hard job to select optional subjects and when you discuss it with seniors/colleagues you get more confused and troubled. Here let us simplify it for you.(CSS/PMS)
>> Always remember that YOU are the only and The Best judge to decide for all the options you have in front of you. Take suggestions from outside but DONT take influence from outside.
>> Second thing is, your own likes, dislikes and aptitude matters the most while selecting optional subjects. Keep in view that you must not select a subject in which you may loose interest in 2-3 months. Select your subject keeping in mind that you have to study it for rest of the year.
>> You can select ANY subject from your own educational background ONLY if you are EXCEPTIONALLY good at it. If you can perform very well in a subject, please dont consider any other thing and go for the subject.
>> Anyone telling you that “this subject is marks giving”, “this subject has trend of giving high scores” etc etc, is not honest with you. We say this because.
— There is new syllabus for CSS since 2016
— There are new groupings of subjects since 2016
— We have just one year’s results in hand after this change of syllabus and groupings.
With just one year’s results how can anyone establish any TREND about which subject is scoring and which one is not? To explain a trend we need to have atleast 5 years’ results of CSS so that comparison and ratio of all these years’ results may explain a trend.
>> Last but not least, if you have background of Science, computer, social science, Engineering, please always consider subjects related to Civil Services while opting for optional subjects. When you qualify CSS written examination and go to viva voce, your choice of subject is always questioned and criticised. So to be on safe side, please choose subjects related to social sciences/civil services aswell.
Best of Luck.
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