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The Iron Curtain

The performance in the Option Subject along with Essay and Ethics paper are the real iron curtains in the UPSC mains examination. A good performance in the optional subject can elevate the chances of getting a very high rank in UPSC.

Keeping this in mind, we at Ekam IAS Academy, have designed the Optional Course for our students providing the best possible learning experience. The faculties for Optional subjects are chosen based on their academic excellence in that subject and their own performance in UPSC with that subject as their optional.

ANTHROPOLOGY as an Optional

Anthropology is one of the most opted optional in UPSC. The biggest advantage of taking this optional is that it high scoring and very good study material is available in the market. If prepared well this is probably the only optional that can guarantee a score above 350+.  


The support this optional gives in GS is also very high. GS topics like Social Issues, Social Justice, Governance, ethics, and essay can be covered well.

In the recent past, students with Anthropology Optional, have performed exceptionally well. All these factors make anthropology as one of the most preferred optional for the students.

Advantages of Anthropology: In a nutshell

  • Anthropology is not very difficult to comprehend.
  • It is easy to understand and is scoring too.
  • It is a social science and is popular with humanities students. Since it is easy to understand, even science background students can attempt it safely.
  • It helps with the essay paper since generally at least one essay is asked on anthropological/social issues. It will also help in the interview round. Anthropology as an optional also helps immensely in ethics paper.
  • It is interesting especially if social issues matter to you. It helps you understand society and its myriad layers and functioning.

A Word of Advice

Most of the students delay their optional preparation till the last moment. As a result of this, they take admission for the optional course only after they appear in the Prelims Examination. However, this is a bad strategy.

One must comprehend that, while the GS understanding has to be of the high school standard, the understanding of the optional subject needs to be of the Post-Graduation standard.

This demands lot of revision and value addition to your class notes after the completion of your optional. This takes around 5-6 months of time. In view of the same, it is advised to take this optional much before the prelim’s examination.

Key Features of the Course

  1. The Anthropology Optional Course is available both in Offline and Online mode.
  2. A Student shall receive around 280-320 hours of classes.
  3. The duration of the course shall vary between 3-4 months.
  4. Integrated Test Series: Along with the foundation course, the student shall get free access to the weekly tests.
  5. After the completion of the test, one to one personal mentorship shall be conducted.
  6. Evaluation of the answer shall be done in the presence of the student.
  7. Special emphasis on teaching answer writing techniques in classrooms.
  8. Special Discussion session followed by practice sessions on all questions asked in previous years and probable questions that may be asked in future.

Advantages of UPSC Optional Coaching

  • Fresher to expert:Our Optimal courses are designed to help candidate even without a prior background in the subject.
  • Goal oriented teaching:Detailed-analytical study of the subject with respect to UPSC syllabus & previous years’ questions will be completed in a comprehensive and time bound manner.
  • Assignments and Practice Tests:Periodic assignments and tests will be given to check concept clarity and do revision of the topics covered.
  • Answer Writing:Test discussions will focus on improving answer writing capability.

Optional Subject Course

  • 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: Saturday and Sunday with faculty
  • To take admission in our Weekend Comprehensive Classroom Programme for UPSC preparation, the students can choose either offline or online mode of registration.
  • Online Registration: Students seeking online registration can make the payment using the link below. Once the payment is made, the student must share the payment details page screenshot with the counsellor to confirm the receipt of payment.
  • Offline Registration: Students seeking to register offline need to coordinate with the counsellor and schedule a visit to the institute (Address: Near Ashok Nagar X Roads, Hyderabad).
  • While coming, the students are advised to bring one passport size photograph and one Aadhaar Card copy. Payment can be made through NEFT, RTGS, UPI or IMPS.

Concluding Remarks

  • UPSC exam is the dream of millions of students. Only those, who understand UPSC shall live this dream successfully. In the last over a decade or so, we have understood the real requirement of UPSC and are training students as per the demand of UPSC Exam.
  • If you are one of the those, who are ready to toil to make this dream come true, then Ekam IAS Academy, is the one stop solution for your dreams to come true.

Awaiting to guide you with all our efforts in fulfilling your dream to become and IAS/IPS Officer.

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