Is PSIR more scoring optional than history for self study

Hi ,

Took 2015 CSM with history optional (total self study without any coaching , test series or any writing practice and seems the position will remain same in the future also) and scored a meager 180(paper1+paper2).

Now thinking of taking PSIR as the optional . So my queries are :
1).For my situation (no coaching , test series) , is PSIR an appropriate optional for self study ?
2).Based on the previous years , is it more scoring than History ?
3).Please recommend me some books for both the papers.
4).How much approx time would that take to complete the entire syllabus ?

Thanks in advance .

Comments

  • bhai koi to jawaab do :(
  • I don't think so. From what I have read on this forum Political Science will get destroyed like Pub Ad as the number for people taking this optional has went up drastically.
  • Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
  • Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology agriculture.
    Pre 2015- Fail
    Pre 2016- Fail
    CSIR Life Science NET- 18 June
    Road 2018 (Last Attempt)
  • Hi ,

    Took 2015 CSM with history optional (total self study without any coaching , test series or any writing practice and seems the position will remain same in the future also) and scored a meager 180(paper1+paper2).

    Now thinking of taking PSIR as the optional . So my queries are :
    1).For my situation (no coaching , test series) , is PSIR an appropriate optional for self study ?
    2).Based on the previous years , is it more scoring than History ?
    3).Please recommend me some books for both the papers.
    4).How much approx time would that take to complete the entire syllabus ?

    Thanks in advance .

    180 marks in 1st attempt is good in 2015 std.
    even psir top 100 ranker are in 180-90 range (that too in 3rd 4th attempt) u will see when detailed marksheet will be out.
  • From socio geography n pub ad...now all I here n see is pol sci so in that regard butchering in coming year or two is very likely.. Else subject is interesting whole gs2 cover along with some if ethics n one essay...but anthro be a better n safer choice
  • Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • edited August 2016

    From socio geography n pub ad...now all I here n see is pol sci so in that regard butchering in coming year or two is very likely.. Else subject is interesting whole gs2 cover along with some if ethics n one essay...but anthro be a better n safer choice

    pehle pata karo last year anthro ka kya haal tha.. achhe acche log like avinash stuart little sir RDDR etc . in their 3rd and 4th attempt merely scored in 220s.. despite all of them gave interviews.. grass is always greener on other side.. atleast pol science ka subject material available h and coachings bhi.. it took me long enough to get hold on subject
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • hemu said:

    From socio geography n pub ad...now all I here n see is pol sci so in that regard butchering in coming year or two is very likely.. Else subject is interesting whole gs2 cover along with some if ethics n one essay...but anthro be a better n safer choice

    pehle pata karo last year anthro ka kya haal tha.. achhe acche log like avinash stuart little sir RDDR etc . in their 3rd and 4th attempt merely scored in 220s.. despite all of them gave interviews.. grass is always greener on other side.. atleast pol science ka subject material available h and coachings bhi.. it took me long enough to get hold on subject
    220s is not mere score in pol sci be it 3rd attempt or 4th attempt.
    rest every subject has pro and cons.
    in humanity (no background needed type subject) law and literature (if one has required aptitude) are safest option.
    in low scoring yr sci and engineering optional has upper edge.
    only way out is 2014 type marking which needs popular pressure via petition to upsc .
  • Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    Bhai anthropology ki coaching ke paise dedo abhi le lu.
    anthro ki coaching k reviews padh lo bhai.. paise dubane h toh baat alag h,, anthro is no pol science.. isme koi shubhra ranjan nhi h.. sab fraud h.. sab log self study hi bolenge.. and add to it the biology aspect and no overlap with GS.. grass is always greener on other side..
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    Bhai anthropology ki coaching ke paise dedo abhi le lu.
    anthro ki coaching k reviews padh lo bhai.. paise dubane h toh baat alag h,, anthro is no pol science.. isme koi shubhra ranjan nhi h.. sab fraud h.. sab log self study hi bolenge.. and add to it the biology aspect and no overlap with GS.. grass is always greener on other side..
    this goes for subhra ranjan too :|
  • hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    Bhai anthropology ki coaching ke paise dedo abhi le lu.
    anthro ki coaching k reviews padh lo bhai.. paise dubane h toh baat alag h,, anthro is no pol science.. isme koi shubhra ranjan nhi h.. sab fraud h.. sab log self study hi bolenge.. and add to it the biology aspect and no overlap with GS.. grass is always greener on other side..
    this goes for subhra ranjan too :|
    a lot of people praise shubhra ranjan so hard to believe.. but anthro m kisi ek teacher ki taarif suna do.. kisi ko abc bhi nhi aata... logo ko yeh bhi nahi pta anthro science h ya humanities ya social science and keh dete h easy h..
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • apko anthro lene se kisi ne roka nhi... ORN m rehte ho gym jaate ho paisa nhi h... yeh toh bas ek bahana hi lagta h.. padhne wale toh kuch bhi padh lete h coaching ki kya zarurat.. i prepared entire optional on my own
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • edited August 2016
    hemu said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    Bhai anthropology ki coaching ke paise dedo abhi le lu.
    anthro ki coaching k reviews padh lo bhai.. paise dubane h toh baat alag h,, anthro is no pol science.. isme koi shubhra ranjan nhi h.. sab fraud h.. sab log self study hi bolenge.. and add to it the biology aspect and no overlap with GS.. grass is always greener on other side..
    this goes for subhra ranjan too :|
    a lot of people praise shubhra ranjan so hard to believe.. but anthro m kisi ek teacher ki taarif suna do.. kisi ko abc bhi nhi aata... logo ko yeh bhi nahi pta anthro science h ya humanities ya social science and keh dete h easy h..
    and this i am saying not to reduce competition but because u tried to demean the subject i love.. i never enjoyed reading PCM nor engineering this much..
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    @Defcon1 sabko bol rhe ho self study se ho jaega.. khud coaching ki baat karte ho.. u are awesome sirjeee...
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • hemu said:

    apko anthro lene se kisi ne roka nhi... ORN m rehte ho gym jaate ho paisa nhi h... yeh toh bas ek bahana hi lagta h.. padhne wale toh kuch bhi padh lete h coaching ki kya zarurat.. i prepared entire optional on my own

    civil services coaching is waste of money. with the kind of ques upsc giving even ma in subjects finds it difficult. and they claim to cover course in 4 months.
    Some people gets marks in their 1st attempt if lucky they get ias and become the so called champ.
    others get ips or irs and appear again and don't get even avg marks.
    same goes for coaching 1000 appear and 10-15 gets good marks (again no guarantee they will repeat the performance).
  • hemu said:

    apko anthro lene se kisi ne roka nhi... ORN m rehte ho gym jaate ho paisa nhi h... yeh toh bas ek bahana hi lagta h.. padhne wale toh kuch bhi padh lete h coaching ki kya zarurat.. i prepared entire optional on my own

    civil services coaching is waste of money. with the kind of ques upsc giving even ma in subjects finds it difficult. and they claim to cover course in 4 months.
    Some people gets marks in their 1st attempt if lucky they get ias and become the so called champ.
    others get ips or irs and appear again and don't get even avg marks.
    same goes for coaching 1000 appear and 10-15 gets good marks (again no guarantee they will repeat the performance).
    thats the gist of this exam... even demi gods like chakresh mishra could never break 100 rank barrier..
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    apko anthro lene se kisi ne roka nhi... ORN m rehte ho gym jaate ho paisa nhi h... yeh toh bas ek bahana hi lagta h.. padhne wale toh kuch bhi padh lete h coaching ki kya zarurat.. i prepared entire optional on my own

    Kisne kaha aapko ki
    1. I live in orn,
    2. I pay for gym.
    kk my bad.. i over guessed.. mujhe laga shubhra ranjan ghar ghar jakar nhi padhati hogi.. good that u don't live in ORN its reallly bad for health.. i prefer to stay at home.. the food the air the water the noise the zombies painful scenario
    2015- prelims failed by 1 mark
    2016 - missed final list by 9 marks
    2017- missed final list by 4 marks
  • shubhra ranjan has established a fort of her own in cse field..hats off to u mam for ur dedication in pol sc
  • Cremator said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    hemu said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Defcon1 said:

    Bhai if you want to truly judge how polsci is then buy ob gauba and Andrew heywood world politics read them and after that dee how comfortable you are.
    History se neend aati h warna history le lete.
    And yes psir will become pub ad
    Last year 1000 people wrote mains in psir
    This year 750 students joined batch 1 of polsci test series at vajiram. Batch 2 is also starting
    Dekh lo haal

    thanks a lot brother for the reply.

    So , what you think could be a better optional than history which could be prepared through self study , in shorter duration of time and above all is more scoring :) ?
    Anthropology is best.
    bhai tum kyu nhi le rahe ho anthro..
    Bhai anthropology ki coaching ke paise dedo abhi le lu.
    anthro ki coaching k reviews padh lo bhai.. paise dubane h toh baat alag h,, anthro is no pol science.. isme koi shubhra ranjan nhi h.. sab fraud h.. sab log self study hi bolenge.. and add to it the biology aspect and no overlap with GS.. grass is always greener on other side..
    this goes for subhra ranjan too :|
    a lot of people praise shubhra ranjan so hard to believe.. but anthro m kisi ek teacher ki taarif suna do.. kisi ko abc bhi nhi aata... logo ko yeh bhi nahi pta anthro science h ya humanities ya social science and keh dete h easy h..
    The one and only miss sosin mam from la excellence hyderbad she passionate for anthropology
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