Are you planning to appear in civil service examination? And confused
about deciding the optional paper and loosing precious time?
Well I, on the basis of 29 years of experience in guiding students,
recommend that you should select anthropology. You may accuse me of
advocating anthropology at the cost of other optional subjects such as
public administration, sociology, Economics and so on but I am placing
certain facts to prove my point.
1. The syllabus of anthropology is definite and quite limited, so less time is
required for preparation and time saved can be utilized for other
2. You will not be facing dearth of good study material and notes for
preparation of examination.
3. The concepts of anthropology are easy to understand and interesting as
they deal with simple things such as family, marriage.Further ,the topics
such as inbreeding ,incest etc are interrelated and an insight can easily be
4. In selecting an optional paper, you have to keep in mind that you have to
compete with students of the same optional subject and generally in case of
some optional such as Public Administration , History and Political Science
etc ,competition is tough because these subjects are studied up to
graduation and post graduation level. In anthropology, you will compete
with non- anthropology student. So with better guidance from experts, you
can score good marks.