For a different candidate,optional subject is different.With the exam pattern changed, since 2013 in the new pattern for Mains, you can opt for only one Optional subject which will have two papers of 250 Marks each. So, one Optional subject carries 500 Marks in Mains.

 Even though large importance is given to General subjects due to 2013 revised pattern, but a selection of right optional subject is also very important.Because aspirants come from diverse academic backgrounds – Agriculture, Arts, , Commerce, Engineering, Law, Literature, Management, Medical, , Science etc.

 You must not just ignore its importance instead you should be a perfectionist in the optional subject you select as it has been reduced to one.A wrong decision not only costs you a rank but also leaves in you a sense of regret for the rest of your life.

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