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Help - Psychology Optional for mains ?

Dear All,
Let me congratulate this forum admin and members for wonderful community
As The Game of UPSC began for me long ago with many UPs and Downs.
I am confuse with Anthropology Vs Psychology which one to choose for Mains 2018 or 2019 .
I read forum for choosing optional but now a days i am not aware about current trends.( as i saw what happened with Public Admin few years back).
I will be working professional ( Non Govt ) so need to assess practicality for mains for both subject .
I am aware about INTEREST is prime mover for selection for Subject.Looking at lack of time i have. I would need your view on same,
Please do share view on,Psychology,
1.How much time it will need to complete subject End to End (Full syllabus ) ( i did not read both subject before but have good understand of Psychology in general)
2.How subject are performing in mains since last 2 years ?
3.For working professional Psychology subject you would suggest ?( as time constrain is major parameter here)
4.Psycho- I read conflicting views on subject likes 1. Syllabus is big ? 2, Syllabus looks big but its not so in reality once you complete understanding part then more practice ? 3. Its scoring ?( Sorry for this .. but cant resist temptation ) 4. Guidance / subject material is not easily available ?

Best of Luck.

Comments

  • I can answer only a part of your question. It took me 3 months to read the syllabus (make notes too) and one month to revise. But I was giving full time and I'm a psychology graduate so familiarity with the subject might have helped me do it quick. So you might take 4-5 months. But the syllabus is manageable, given that you prepare notes for paper 1, the topics are scattered over many sources.
  • Dear All,
    Let me congratulate this forum admin and members for wonderful community
    As The Game of UPSC began for me long ago with many UPs and Downs.
    I am confuse with Anthropology Vs Psychology which one to choose for Mains 2018 or 2019 .
    I read forum for choosing optional but now a days i am not aware about current trends.( as i saw what happened with Public Admin few years back).
    I will be working professional ( Non Govt ) so need to assess practicality for mains for both subject .
    I am aware about INTEREST is prime mover for selection for Subject.Looking at lack of time i have. I would need your view on same,
    Please do share view on,Psychology,
    1.How much time it will need to complete subject End to End (Full syllabus ) ( i did not read both subject before but have good understand of Psychology in general)
    2.How subject are performing in mains since last 2 years ?
    3.For working professional Psychology subject you would suggest ?( as time constrain is major parameter here)
    4.Psycho- I read conflicting views on subject likes 1. Syllabus is big ? 2, Syllabus looks big but its not so in reality once you complete understanding part then more practice ? 3. Its scoring ?( Sorry for this .. but cant resist temptation ) 4. Guidance / subject material is not easily available ?

    Best of Luck.

    sir,

    abhi hawa anthro ki hai,.... le lo.. psychology le ke buddha ho jane ka khatra hai...!!
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