Get an advice regarding taking admission for MA (Political Science).

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Started By Pranav R. Nikam, 3 years, 9 months ago


I am Pranav R.Nikam. I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer this year(2014) from Sinhgad Academy of Engineering, Pune ( affiliated to the Pune University). I want to appear for civil services examinations. I want to know whether pursuing M.A. in Political Science would help me in preparation for the civil services examinations? Should I pursue MA ( Political Science) and then go for the civil services examination? Please help me. I need your advice.


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    Hi Pranav,

    We cannot tell you which course you should go for... all we can say is that you should identify your strong subjects and study further on it to be able to sit for the Civil. Civil Service Exams are conducted in 3 parts - Preliminary, Mains & Interview. You will need to identify your strengths and weaknesses with regard to your choice of subject and select those with which you are comfortable and fluent. You can choose from a range of subjects for your Prelims - Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil or Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Indian History, Geology, Law, Mathematics, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics & Zoology.

    If you clear the Prelims, you will be eligible for the Mains and the subjects you can choose from include:

    • Paper I - One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) – 300 marks
    • Paper II - English (Qualifying Paper) – 300 marks
    • Paper III – Essay – 200 marks
    • Paper IV & V - General Studies (300 Marks for each paper)
    • Paper VI, VII, VIII & IX - Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper) Literature subjects include: Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu.


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