I'm going to appear in for civil services in 2017 but I'm still confused about my optional. I had listed out a few optionals where geography ranked the highest in my priority list given the fact that it performed really well in cse 2014. However, looking at this year's result I'm having second thoughts about my optional and planning on taking pop science as it's interesting as well as doing well.
Is it suggested to tak pol science especially when one does not have much background about international affairs and amazing writing skills ? Does great writing skills really matter ? Can I start psir from scratch ?