How to Prepare for UPSC Optional Economics 2024?🤷‍♀️

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Hello Students, I am Professor Owl🦉, and today I will tell you how you can prepare for UPSC Optional Economics. You will be happy to know that it can be a scoring subject if you have a keen interest in economics. All you need is a proper strategy to ace the UPSC Optional Economics examination. Without delaying anymore, let’s get started with the article.

How to Prepare for UPSC Optional Economics ⬇️

You can follow the given steps to prepare for the UPSC Optional Economics subject.

Know Your Syllabus📚

Firstly, sit and compare your syllabus to decide what are the highest-scoring parts of this subject. Now, make a proper timetable to dedicate time to each topic according to their weightage and difficulty level. This way you will be able to cover the syllabus faster. 

Take Proper Notes📝

While studying take proper notes of the important events that happened and other important stuff. This way you will not have to repeat the syllabus again to regain the important topics. Notes will also help you to revise the syllabus faster.

Also Read: MPhil in Economics

Answer Writing Practice✏️

Develop this habit of writing each answer daily so that you pick up the answer writing speed and pattern according to the exams. Also, if you will write an answer daily, it will help you to retain the information for a longer time period and understand the representation of the answer in the examination.

Solve Previous Year’s Question Papers📃

When you are done with the syllabus solve the previous year’s question papers to analyze the exam pattern, your speed, difficulty level, and many more exam-related things. This will also help you to get an idea about your expected score in the examination.

Also Read: UPSC Previous Year Question Papers For Last 10 Years

Revise Properly📑

Revise thoroughly before appearing for the actual examination. While revising the topics, keep in mind that you have to revise the important topics first and then the rest of the parts, if you feel it is necessary.

Top Achievers with Economics Optional👨‍🎓

Below, you can have a look at the names of the toppers of the economic optional subject.

Kumar Anurag201848
Abhijeet Sinha201719
Tejasvi Rana201612
Namami Bansal201617
Gaurav Agrawal20131
Haritha V Kumar20121
Harshika Singh20118

Total Economy Questions Appeared in the Examination📌

Below are the total number of economy questions that appeared into the examination according to different years. 

YearNo. of questions from Economy

How Many Candidates Opt for Economics Optional? ⬇️

From the given table you can find out the number of students who chose the Economics optional subject along with their success rate.

Year No. of candidates appearedNo. of candidates clearedSuccess rate (%)

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How can I study economics at UPSC optional?

By preparing a proper timetable you can sit and achieve your daily targets. While making the timetable, make sure that you cover the tough topics first and then move on to the next topics.

Is UPSC economics optional tough?

Yes, as per most of the students, it is a bit difficult subject. But if you have an interest in the field of economics, you will be able to cover the syllabus easily.

Who took economics as optional in UPSC?

There are numerous students who took UPSC economics as an optional subject. Every year a great chunk of students opt for this subject.

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