HISTORY OPTIONAL STRATEGY
Why should you choose history optional?
1. Everyone has studied history in school and knows something about it.
2. The subject is plain and simple. It involves
a) No theories b) No doctrines or principles c) No technicalities
3. It has interconnections and linkages with
a) Preliminary b) Mains c) Essay d) Interview
4. History is highly scoring. Any average candidates could get 50% marks.
As per the new syllabus
I. In preliminary: 18% of the questions are from history.
II. In mains: General studies paper 1: History weightage is 130 marks
III. Essay: Every year one compulsory history topic (125 marks)
IV. Interview: 30% history questions
A comparative analysis between History optional and General studies paper 1
Class 1 - https://youtu.be/6uQFrvC2IM8
Class 2 - https://youtu.be/8znmql2Qqrw
Class 3 - https://youtu.be/jU8za9jhf4E
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