Anthropology as an optional justifies all essential ingredients, which an aspirant can think of, before choosing an optional- interesting, scoring, short syllabus, interdisciplinary etc. Over the years, it has become most sought after optional among the aspirants of UPSC because of number reasons:
1.Interesting: It is very interesting, as it revolves around ourselves (humans) and we can learn a lot of interesting things about ourselves.
2.Short Syllabus: It is very easy, short and crisp, which can be easily covered holistically in 3 months.
3.High Scoring: It is very scoring due to relative objectivity in syllabus and scientific nature.
4.Static Syllabus: Its static nature, which means we hardly have to update it with too many current affairs, so it will save time here too.
5.Straightforward Questions: The nature of questions asked in the examination are direct, so it becomes easy for the students.
6.Interdisciplinary: Anthropology uniquely blends sciences with social sciences and humanities, so it is equally suitable for aspirants from all backgrounds-whether they are from arts or humanities or engineering or medical.
7.Overlap with GS: It overlap with all papers in GS including essay and will be instrumental in interview.
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Our unique approach is based on 3 essential steps of your holistic preparation:
Our course is designed for candidates of all backgrounds and we will start from the very basics to the advanced. We adopt a unique pedagogy, which helps every student in grasping every detail of the syllabus.
Our active learning program continuously engage the aspirants to learn, write and revise. This program has proved to be useful for thousands of students and you can achieve your dreams through this.
We provide complete and updated study material with most recent case studies, reports of various committees, indices etc.
Our Study material will be sufficient to cover every detail of Anthropology necessary for UPSC CSE.
Our Test Series is designed for 3 level evaluation
We have divided entire syllabus in to 8 sections and these are so designed that will give an aspirant a very happy and holistic learning experience.
Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology Optional by Dr Sudhir Kumar
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Anthropology as an optional, Why to choose By Dr Sudhir Kumar
It’s a myth, if you look at the previous year topper list, then you will find most of the toppers from the engineering background.
It’s a myth because, the level of biology or Genetics which is required for Anthropology is the same that you have to study for GS anyhow.
The nature of the discipline is static and we hardly require any day to day updating, but, if we observe something and can use it in Anthropology, then it is highly desirable.
Anthropology syllabus is very short and it can be covered effectively in 3 months.
Answer writing is the most essential part of your preparation, it will help you to identify your weaknesses and strengths. Moreover, in competition speed is the mantra for success, which can be gained through practice.
Aspirants can easily get 320+ if guided in a right manner through a holistic approach of conceptual clarity- writing practice- revision.
If you have followed the CPR active learning approach, and have sufficient conceptual clarity and you have developed effective presentation skills through regular practice- using diagrams, case studies and examples.
Its not true as 3/4th of Anthropology’s syllabus is from humanities, it covers study of society, culture, marriage, family, religion, Indian society and the study of tribes, also it studies prehistory and archaeology along with linguistic studies. So, it is very comfortable for the students from any background.
For proper guidance and to save time and efforts coaching is always advisable. Moreover, there is no single source/book to cover anthropology, which makes coaching relatively important.
Personalized mentorship is uniquely designed for the needs of each aspirant. The aspirants can get in regular touch with the faculty through various means of communication.
Memorization is no doubt necessary, but it should be through conceptual clarity and writing practice.