Deciding Optionals for IAS Mains

Useful information on optional subjects available, how to choose optional subjects, criteria for subject selection, how to succeed and which optional is scoring fo IAS Mains.

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  • I'm a b.com student.nWhich optional paper should be best for me.can I choose statistics.? ( - on )

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    For deciding optional for IAS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCOX0r_EKA

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  • Hi Sir, I done MBA in HR & Marketing. I want to prepare for Kerala Administrative Service exam.Can you please guide me, to opt which subject in the exam and the where can get the study materials .. ( - on )

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    For deciding optional view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCOX0r_EKA

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  • I am commerce graduate and did MBA in finance. I have opted Management as my optional kindly give suggestions on preparations and provide study material from which I can study. ( - on )

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    Yes you can opt for management, for booklist visit - https://www.examrace.com/Subject-Book-Lists/Management-Book-List.html

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  • What subject should I choose since I am computer science graduate passed out in 2013 working as an software engineer in a MNC. Please suggest me what subject shall I choose accordingly I will buy . ( - on )

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    You can watch the video tutorial to help decide a good optional for mains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCOX0r_EKA

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  • I have done my MBA in Marketing and degree in Mathematics. I want to prepare for BPSC exams, Kindly guide me ( - on )

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    You can definitely appear for BPSC. You need to regularly read one good newspaper, one monthly magazine like Civil Services Chronicle and have local knowledge of the state.

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  • I would like to take Agriculture as optional.will it be a good optional? ( - on )

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    This link has various information on optionals and what optional would be best based on interest and knowledge, please refer the various pages on this link and then decide what optional you must go for.

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  • I am graduate from zoology paper..... sir please help me for deciding is zoology is better as a optional in IAS exam... is this a scoring subject? ( - on )

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    Check out the following link for success rate of optional papers-https://www.examrace.com/IAS/Deciding-Scoring-Optionals/Success-Rate-of-Optionals-in-IAS.html, you must choose an optional based on your subject knowledge and interest areas.

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