Philosophy is getting very popular as an optional subject these days. The reasons can be attributed to the following :-

  1. Short syllabus than that of other subjects. The entire syllabus can be completed in just two and half months.
  2. Availability of good coaching centres and study materials.
  3. Second paper is relatively open ended. It involves topics which can be answered in the exam even with general knowledge/awareness.
  4. It appeals to those who have an inclination to flight of thought and are interested to talk about spirituality and soul.

These were the pros. But every subject has its own limitations, philosophy is again no exception.

  1. Increasing competition. Since more students are opting for the subject these days, you need to present innovative and genuine answers in the paper to outshine others.
  2. Paper 2 scores have been really dismal in the recent years. The checking has become really tough.
  3. Since the syllabus itself is short, UPSC is coming up with peculiar and tough questions to test the candidates.

The crux remains that philosophy is as good and as bad a subject as any other.  One needs enough practice of answer writing and clarity of concepts. 

 

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