How to Choose optional subject?
I will start preparing for UPSC for next year. what criteria should I look upon before selecting optional?
- Prior educational background
- Some basic affinity
- Availability of guidance especially if you don't have a background or weren't good at the subject or its quite technical
- Don't go by rumors, popularity, logic of topper scores.
- Eliminate the ones you don't want from the list, shortlist some options.
- Critically analyze the remaining and shorten list further - consider the time taken to finish the subject.
For other guideline, senior players would be versed in ideas.