Why History as an Optional?

  • Why History as an Optional?
  • Those who read History creates a new History.
  • It allows us to understand the roots of Indian Society, its Culture.
  • It tells us about Indian Art & Architecture.
  • It provides cross-temporal analysis of administrative events.
  • It increases factual information of an individual about historical events.
  • From examination point of view it will have the following benefits:
  • Its syllabus will cover entire syllabus of GS-History with approximate weightage of 125-130 marks in GS Paper-I.
  • It will also help in covering certain topics of GS Paper-IV like Modern Philosophers of India & World with coverage of 50-70 marks.
  • It will also help in Preliminary Examination as it will cover questions in GS Paper-I (around 15-20 MCQs).
  • It will also cover One topic of Essay Paper with 250 marks in mains.
  • In total History Optional will cover 200 marks in GS Papers & weightage of optional is 500 marks. Therefore, it will cover 700-750 marks out of 1500 marks(GS + Optional)
  • The subject has high success ratio in UPSC & State PCS Examination.