PHYSICS : BEST BET TO BE A TOPPER by DP VAJPAYEE
Civil Services examination(CSE) these days have become one of the toughest nuts to crack. Looking at the level of competition involved in this exam., one can sail through this ‘hurdle race’ in flying colours only by proper planning, hard work, perseverance and patience. Proper planning is must for getting good ranks in this exam. And first step in proper planning is right selection of optional’s.
In my opinion, optional subject should be chosen on the basis of one’s interest in that subject, scoring pattern , availability of study material and expert guidance. An optional should be generally the subject studied during graduation/Post graduation. (There is no hard and fast rule in this regard, but my advice to the aspirants is that choosing “parent subject” as your optional proves beneficial . On the basis of above criterion of choosing optionals Physics stands tallest amongst the Science/Eng. tream optionals. This year too ,i.e CSE 2014 ,our student NIDHI GUPTA has scored 316 marks in PHYSICS and AIR 3 in IAS 2015 .Last year too ,that is ,first time after new pattern CSE , PHYSICS had maintained to be best optional in Science group , where more than 20 of our students have successfully passed this exam with 250 + marks , highest being 266 scored by RISHAV GUPTA ( rank 37 ), MANISH BANSAL ( 258 marks , rank 53 ), and DIVYANSHU JHA (250 marks ,rank 9 ).This is no mean feat , knowing that cut off for Gen category in written (mains ) has been just 564 marks out of 1750 .
THERE FORE FOR ENGG /SCIENCE BACKGROUND CANDIDATES IT IS NOT ONLY THE BEST CHOICE , BUT THE ONLY CHOICE. Few other reasons in its favour are:
1 Its well defined and well structured syllabus. It is least among all science/Engineering Subjects.
2 Its scoring nature. Every year lot many Physics candidates make it to “Top-10”. If it has been prepared well one can easily score up to 50-65% of marks i.e. between 250-325 marks. Highest success Rate of 12% among popular optionals.
3 Easy availability of study material.
4 Its reliable nature.
In spite of all above-mentioned factors, few people are creating an environment that these days Physics is not very scoring. You have to put lot of efforts to score “well” in this subject. So on and so forth. My answer to all these is that only those candidates do not score well in this subject who either leave many portions of the syllabus, do not give to-the-point answers or do not practice right way of answering the questions. A to Z of the present syllabus can be studied within 200 hours of study (this is the time, I take in Completing the whole course). Hence allegation of requirement of lot of time is not all that correct. Successful candidates every year score 250+ Marks out of 500 in this subject. Therefore Science and Engineering Background candidates can safely opt for physics as their optional.