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Is UPSC Law Optional A Good Scoring Subject ???

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2 Jun 2021 7:04 AM GMT
Is UPSC Law Optional A Good Scoring Subject ???
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To check on the analysis on law optional syllabus click here Let me introduce you to few peopleWhy suddenly these people? Simply because they are toppers of CSE who had law as their optional subject across various timeline! Yes, law as optional in UPSC can make you a topper. Take a look at the table below: MAINS NAME AIR BACKGROUND ...

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 To check on the analysis on law optional syllabus click here

Let me introduce you to few people


Why suddenly these people? Simply because they are toppers of CSE who had law as their optional subject across various timeline! Yes, law as optional in UPSC can make you a topper. Take a look at the table below:

MAINS

NAME

AIR

BACKGROUND

LAW OPTIONAL MARKS

2019

C.S Jeydev

5

Law Graduate, NLIU

PAPER 1- 136

PAPER 2-139

TOTAL - 275

2019

Kanchan

35

Law Graduate

Not available

2019

Akarshi Jain

140

Law Graduate, NLU - Jodhpur

Not available

2019

Ananya Awasti

(Aspirant from Lawxpertsmv)

335

Law Graduate

NLIU

Not available

2019

Vibha Singh

(Aspirant from Lawxpertsmv )

493

Law Graduate,

NLU, Lucknow

Not available

2018

Shubam Gupta

6

ECONOMICS, Delhi

Not available

2018

Vishali Singh

8

Law Graduate NLU, Delhi

PAPER 1 – 151

PAPER 2 – 147

TOTAL – 298

2018

Rujutha Bankar

(Aspirant from Lawxpertsmv)

325

Law Graduate

Not available

2018

Sparch Gupta

526

Law Graduate,

NLS, Banglore

Not available

2018

Arshdeep Panwar

(Aspirant from Lawxpertsmv)

580

Law Graduate

Faculty of Law, Delhi University

Not available

2017

Saumya Sharma

9

Law Graduate, NLU Delhi

PAPER 1 – 143

PAPER 2 – 144

TOTAL – 287

2017

Neha Jain

(Aspirant from Lawxpertsmv )

14

Non – law background

Dentist

Not available

2017

Taspasya Parihar

23

Law Graduate

ILS, Pune

Not available

2017

Shruti Srinivasan

356

2017

Preetesh Raman Singh

205

NLU, Jodhpur

PAPER 1 – 155

PAPER 2- 148

TOTAL – 303

2017

Jayantika Singh

286

Law Graduate

PAPER 1 – 164

PAPER 2 – 122

TOTAL – 286

2013

Sakshi Shawney

6

NALSAR, Hyderabad

PAPER 1 – 124

PAPER 2 -139

TOTAL – 263

2010

Divya Darshini

1

Law Graduate, School of Excellence in Law

Not available

The above table is random collection of toppers with the law as their optional it is not an exhaustive list. But yet we can make the following inference from them.

  1. You can be a topper with UPSC law optional ( as you see many toppers up there )
  2. Even non- law graduates can be a topper with law as optional if they have interest in law!
  3. Best optional for law graduates in UPSC will definitely be law.
  4. You can score around 300 in your law optional

Now let's have a look at official report published by UPSC. Yes! Every year UPSC do give us a report on how an optional performs and what was its success rate. The 69th annual report published by UPSC in 2018-19 is the latest one which gives us the following table.


Law optional had a success percentage of 14.1% in 2017 UPSC Mains. What just 14.1% ? is it good ? For this let us check the inference given under this table by UPSC in the very same report.


Yes! By the latest UPSC annual report law optional highest percentage of successful candidates.

Do you still think law is a low scoring subject?

Although if you check the previous year success rate which may be at times low but many a times law always have high success rate. Even popular optional at times become low performing. And law is no exception we must understand that too. But if you are comfortable with the subject then you can be a topper!

HOW CAN YOU CHECK WHETHER YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH LAW AS OPTIONAL?

PROBLEM 1 : SYLLABUS: Kindly read through the topics of the syllabus. If you are a law student you must feel acquainted with the topics. But if you are a non-law student you must get inquisitive over it.

PROBLEM 2 : RESOURCES:Pick one topic from every subject, read a topic from the standard book of that subject. Say if the topic is Law of Sea, take S.K Kapoor or Malcom and Shaw on International Law and read the given topic. See whether you can understand the concept and retain it. If yes then you can try law.

PROBLEM 3 : PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPER: Read previous year questions, if you are a law student you must be able to understand the demand of the question. If you are a non- law student you must feel interested in solving these questions.

Do the above self–check before choosing law as optional. In the next article we will tell you how to make Notes for UPSC Law Optional.

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