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Optional selection- How to? and making a group of serious candidates

I am really really confused about selecting an optional. How does one go about selecting an optional?

I have no prior graduation experience in any of the optional subjects as I will graduate with a simple BA. I understand there are pros and cons of every optional but I have hit a brick wall as some options have lesser syllabus but are application oriented while some are less in depth but more in width.

Lastly, I have eliminated all engineering, medical science and pure science related optional as neither my interest nor my caliber lies in studying them.

I will be attempting in 2018 and figure I should start optional studies now along with GS.

Kindly shed some light and help me understand how I should go about selecting one?
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  • As you are saying that you ar BA so logical choice would be your graduation humanities subject
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  • As you are saying that you ar BA so logical choice would be your graduation humanities subject

    I had a bit of political science, sociology, and economics but not in great depth.

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  • Sociology and pol science seem like a good option then. There is enough material available too. Personally i suggest you go for sociology. It seems more straight forward and syllabus isnt massive.

    Dont go for economics unless you have a degree in it or come from a strong maths background centric degree.
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  • Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
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  • Tsuki said:

    Sociology and pol science seem like a good option then. There is enough material available too. Personally i suggest you go for sociology. It seems more straight forward and syllabus isnt massive.

    Dont go for economics unless you have a degree in it or come from a strong maths background centric degree.

    Thank you, I will check sociology out. If you are preparing, what is your optional and why did you choose it?

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  • ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
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  • edited July 24
    @ashuks21 - economics. Studied till PG level and comfortable with it.
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  • @ashuks21 I'd say go with either Sociology or Psychology. Pick up some books and read then choose what interests you.
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  • ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
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  • @ashuks21 don't ask others explicitly for optional selection. They will tell the optional that is easy or interesting for them. First look at all optionals and syllabus carefully. Then depending on your interest followed by other factors like material, test series, Seniors advice etc ... choose the one you like. Remember that once you choose the optional you feel hard to change it because of the efforts and money you had put in that optional. Take time and choose wisely. Atb
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  • Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

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  • knl.ias said:

    @ashuks21 don't ask others explicitly for optional selection. They will tell the optional that is easy or interesting for them. First look at all optionals and syllabus carefully. Then depending on your interest followed by other factors like material, test series, Seniors advice etc ... choose the one you like. Remember that once you choose the optional you feel hard to change it because of the efforts and money you had put in that optional. Take time and choose wisely. Atb

    all right noted. If you are preparing for CSE which optional did you choose and why?
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  • m3gh4 said:

    @ashuks21 I'd say go with either Sociology or Psychology. Pick up some books and read then choose what interests you.

    Thanks, Which optional did you choose and by what criteria?

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  • ashuks21 said:

    knl.ias said:

    @ashuks21 don't ask others explicitly for optional selection. They will tell the optional that is easy or interesting for them. First look at all optionals and syllabus carefully. Then depending on your interest followed by other factors like material, test series, Seniors advice etc ... choose the one you like. Remember that once you choose the optional you feel hard to change it because of the efforts and money you had put in that optional. Take time and choose wisely. Atb

    all right noted. If you are preparing for CSE which optional did you choose and why?
    Pub ad.
    Reason-kismat. Just because some Senior told me and I blindly followed him then.
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  • knl.ias said:

    ashuks21 said:

    knl.ias said:

    @ashuks21 don't ask others explicitly for optional selection. They will tell the optional that is easy or interesting for them. First look at all optionals and syllabus carefully. Then depending on your interest followed by other factors like material, test series, Seniors advice etc ... choose the one you like. Remember that once you choose the optional you feel hard to change it because of the efforts and money you had put in that optional. Take time and choose wisely. Atb

    all right noted. If you are preparing for CSE which optional did you choose and why?
    Pub ad.
    Reason-kismat. Just because some Senior told me and I blindly followed him then.
    You once contemplated English literature if I'm not wrong.
    Why leave it? Would've bore fruits.
    Prelims: 4. Mains: 2*. Interview: 1. Rank: NA.
    Literature of English Language.
    "Only through time time is conquered."
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  • ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

    It's not about being offended or not, but if one is asking for some help from seniors, he should have minimum courtesy. May be you were not fortunate enough of good upbringing.
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  • ashuks21 said:

    m3gh4 said:

    @ashuks21 I'd say go with either Sociology or Psychology. Pick up some books and read then choose what interests you.

    Thanks, Which optional did you choose and by what criteria?

    Let me tell u asucks21 that Topi=cap. I was referring to your retarted cap with a wannabe logo of playboy. Maintain some minimum level of decency. First work on the basic skills of life asucks21.
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  • ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

    Award ko apni usme daal lena asucks21
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  • ashuks21 said:

    m3gh4 said:

    @ashuks21 I'd say go with either Sociology or Psychology. Pick up some books and read then choose what interests you.

    Thanks, Which optional did you choose and by what criteria?

    Let me tell u asucks21 that Topi=cap. I was referring to your retarted cap with a wannabe logo of playboy. Maintain some minimum level of decency. First work on the basic skills of life asucks21.
    Toh bc jab optional pooch raha hoon topi kahan se aa gaya tere dimaag me? anyways not inclined to argue more with your illogical persona. have a great day.

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  • Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

    It's not about being offended or not, but if one is asking for some help from seniors, he should have minimum courtesy. May be you were not fortunate enough of good upbringing.
    see minimum courtesy has to be expected from both ends does not matter senior or junior. How is my cap even an issue when I ask about a genuine query that I am facing. Other seniors have replied in a helping tone and I reciprocate by being thankful.

    But don't expect that you will put any random comment and think I am the one who is retarded.

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  • knl.ias said:

    ashuks21 said:

    knl.ias said:

    @ashuks21 don't ask others explicitly for optional selection. They will tell the optional that is easy or interesting for them. First look at all optionals and syllabus carefully. Then depending on your interest followed by other factors like material, test series, Seniors advice etc ... choose the one you like. Remember that once you choose the optional you feel hard to change it because of the efforts and money you had put in that optional. Take time and choose wisely. Atb

    all right noted. If you are preparing for CSE which optional did you choose and why?
    Pub ad.
    Reason-kismat. Just because some Senior told me and I blindly followed him then.
    You once contemplated English literature if I'm not wrong.
    Why leave it? Would've bore fruits.
    I am curious... is english literature considered easy? how is it in terms of syllabus and in terms of questions asked?

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  • @DrKingSchultz wow!! you still remember!!!
    DrKing for a reason ;)
    Yes I did.I considered choosing English literature for a while. It is only after discussions from the thread I dropped this thought and stuck with the better known devil-Pub ad.
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  • ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

    It's not about being offended or not, but if one is asking for some help from seniors, he should have minimum courtesy. May be you were not fortunate enough of good upbringing.
    see minimum courtesy has to be expected from both ends does not matter senior or junior. How is my cap even an issue when I ask about a genuine query that I am facing. Other seniors have replied in a helping tone and I reciprocate by being thankful.

    But don't expect that you will put any random comment and think I am the one who is retarded.

    Wow. Good luck for your CSAT, GS4 and interview. Forumias community will be proud of you and I see where is it heading. Peace!
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  • Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Shad said:

    ashuks21 said:

    Pehle topi sahi se choose karo uske baad optional.

    did not find "optional" topic so went with support and tips. Help nahi karni to na comment kar, topic ki spelling sahi se likh le
    Topi sahi spelling hai
    Just look at his tone @Huntington I wouldn't have replied as decently.
    online strangers se offend hone ka award lega?

    It's not about being offended or not, but if one is asking for some help from seniors, he should have minimum courtesy. May be you were not fortunate enough of good upbringing.
    see minimum courtesy has to be expected from both ends does not matter senior or junior. How is my cap even an issue when I ask about a genuine query that I am facing. Other seniors have replied in a helping tone and I reciprocate by being thankful.

    But don't expect that you will put any random comment and think I am the one who is retarded.

    Wow. Good luck for your CSAT, GS4 and interview. Forumias community will be proud of you and I see where is it heading. Peace!
    all the very best for your future endeavors and unlike you, my best wishes are not sarcastic, I hope you do well.
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