Crucial Role of Optionals :
In the UPSC mains examination, optionals, along with Essay and Ethics papers, act as the true “iron curtains.” A strong performance in the optional subject significantly enhances the chances of securing a high rank. Recognizing this, Ekam IAS Academy has meticulously designed its Optional Course to provide the best learning experience for students. Faculties for Optional subjects are selected based on their academic excellence and UPSC performance in their respective subjects.
Anthropology as an Optimal Choice :
Anthropology stands out as one of the most favored optional subjects in UPSC. Its key advantages include a high scoring potential and the availability of excellent study material. A well-prepared candidate can expect a score above 350+, making it a unique optional.
Advantages of Anthropology: In a Nutshell :
Not very difficult to comprehend.
Easy to understand and scoring.
Popular with humanities students and accessible for science background students.
Supports essay and interview rounds, as well as the ethics paper.
Offers insights into society’s layers and functioning.
A Word of Advice :
Delaying optional preparation until after the Prelims Examination is a common mistake. Understanding that optional subjects demand a post-graduate level of comprehension, it is crucial to start early. Revision and value addition to class notes take around 5-6 months, making it advisable to choose the optional well before the Prelims.
Key Features of the Course :
Available in both Offline and Online modes.
Approximately 280-320 hours of classes.
Course duration varies between 3-4 months.
Integrated Test Series : Free access to weekly tests.
Personal mentorship and answer evaluation after tests.
Emphasis on teaching answer writing techniques.
Special discussion and practice sessions on previous and probable questions.
Advantages of UPSC Optional Coaching at Ekam :
Tailored for beginners to experts, accommodating candidates without a prior background.
Goal-oriented teaching with a comprehensive study of the subject aligned with UPSC syllabus and previous years’ questions.
Regular assignments and tests for concept clarity and revision.
Focus on improving answer writing capability through test discussions.
Optional Subject Course Details :
Medium of Instruction : English
Duration : 3-4 Months
Classes Timings : Mostly morning sessions
Study Hours : 2 Hours Per Day, Monday to Friday
Weekly Tests : Every Saturday, 8 AM Onwards
Personal Counselling : Scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays with faculty