Do graduation subjects play a role in UPSC Civil Service preparation? Experts decode | Jobs News,The Indian Express
While some experts pointed out that all aspirants have to start from the basics, others said those with a science background have a bit of an edge since they already have been through the gruelling task of facing competitive exams.
Irrespective of the subject that anyone pursues in college, UPSC Civil Services Exam has been the first choice for most government job seekers in India. While the popular notion is that humanities students have an edge over those with science or commerce backgrounds in college, data shows that engineers have been more successful in one of the toughest exams in the country over the years.
Experts weighed in whether graduation subjects help those preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Exam. While some pointed out that all aspirants have to start from the basics, others said those with a science background have a bit of an edge since they already have been through the gruelling task of facing competitive exams.
More opting for humanities in college
In recent years, authorities at universities like DU and Mumbai university have observed a surge in the number of students applying for BA programmes and honours courses with arts subjects in focus.
Explaining this trend, Seema Das, professor of Political Science at DU’s Hindu College, said, “Two subjects — History and Political Science — which are in the UPSC Civil Service Mains syllabus, are both covered by joining BA Programme. We have seen that this has become the most sought-after combination. The majority of my students are preparing for Civil Services”.