The choice of an optional subject depends on your inclination and aptitude but it should be opted keeping many factors in mind as it plays very important role not only in selection but also in deciding one’s AIR in UPSC Civil Services Examination.
If you are the one curious to understand the past and want to analyse how our past shaped the present and how it could have been different, then history as an optional for UPSC Mains is your subject. History is among one the most popular optional subject for Civil service mains exams.
The subjects have dual benefits both in UPSC prelims and mains of general studies papers. Every aspirant needs to cover most of the parts of History in GS including Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World History.
Although the syllabus of history appears to be vast but by understanding the real nature of the subject and observing previous year’s questions, we can conclude that its focal area is very small i.e. there is no need to read large volumes of the book.
The misconception regarding the subject that it is all about hard facts is also not correct. This paper is all about understanding the changes took place in past with respect to human civilisations.
Like other optional papers, History is not technical at all. One does not need to study about many theorist, scholars and philosophers. History as an optional has a success rate of 8.5% as per UPSC annual reports. Some topics in history will also be helpful in the essay and paper-4 of General Studies.
While choosing history as optional for UPSC mains you should always remember that you have to read only for scoring good marks and not to achieve mastery. Sometimes people spend more time on information collection on interesting topics which should be avoided.
This course has been specially designed for those who are
We will provide comprehensive study material. The nature of study material will be two fold, one which will work as supplementary material to class lectures and second basic material of the subject.
There will be 8 Tests including 4 Sectional Test and 4 Mock Tests along with Answer Writing and Discussion Sessions.
In GS Score the History Optional Coaching for UPSC Mains is under the mentorship and guidance of renowned faculty Piyush Kumar. He has long teaching experience and has credit of helping students become IAS/IPS/IFS/IRS etc. He energizes the class at different levels with emphatic and in-depth knowledge of History. His application of scientific technique helps students understand, memorize chronological order with historiographic significance.
The selection of correct optional is very important aspect of UPSC civil service Mains examination. The institute helps in developing the necessary skills required to qualify one of the most prestigious Civil service Examination. To make you Journey Successful and sailing, we at GS SCORE provides an excellent support system to aspirants for History Optional.
For the students who are unable to attend classroom program in Delhi we have launched dedicated History Optional Online Classes which is among the best History Optional Coaching in Delhi.
Our programme includes identification of the core strength and weakness of the aspirants and to bank upon their strength and to minimize the weakness. It also involves several psychometric tools for evaluation and constant motivation as well as monitoring of the aspirants.
GS SCORE holds a tremendous record of successful candidates from History optional classes in the past five year continuously. Our students were able to achieve 310 Plus in History Optional. To give you a real hand experience you can download the answer script of the History optional topper from our IAS topper’s test copy section on website.
Channdrajyoti Singh, Rank 28, CSE 2019
Kulkarni Ashutosh C, Rank 44, CSE 2019
Ashish Kumar, Rank 53, CSE 2019
Madhumita, Rank 86, CSE 2019
Vikram Grewal, Rank 51, CSE 2018
Shishir Gemawat, Rank 35, CSE 2017
Aparajita, Rank 40, CSE 2017
Ishwar Kumar, Rank 187, CSE 2017
Vaibhav, Rank 273, CSE 2017
Bhavesh Sharma, Rank 502, CSE 2017
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