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Please help me in subject selection i have IT background but i don't want to chose any subject related to this.
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Please help me in subject selection i have IT background but i don't want to chose any subject related to this.
It is okay to choose subjects irrelevant to your degree. Download the revised syllabus from FPSC's website and review the contents. Then choose subjects according to your interests. To me, scoring trend is a myth, because ultimately it is you who is going to appear in the exam.
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Please help me in subject selection i have IT background but i don't want to chose any subject related to this.
The first thing that you need to do for subject selection is to look at all the groups and subjects in the syllabus. Second things that you want to do is to make a list of subjects that you like. This could be based on your interests. Then go and have a look at their past papers. Once you have a list of subjects, then I can guide you more.
Just make a list, don't bother about combination or anything. For now you just want to know what subjects appeal you.
Also, remember that CSS is a leadership exam, and the final decision must be your own.
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It is okay to choose subjects irrelevant to your degree. Download the revised syllabus from FPSC's website and review the contents. Then choose subjects according to your interests. To me, scoring trend is a myth, because ultimately it is you who is going to appear in the exam.
I think that scoring trend is a trap, this year academies are asking candidates to pick p ad, when last year they were telling people not to pick it. If there are more people taking 1 subject then either there will be a lot of success stories or failure stories
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Criminology
Political Science
Gender Studies
History of USA
Mass Com
International Relations
Sociology
Punjabi
Public Administration

help me with these subjects,what should i select..
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Criminology
Political Science
Gender Studies
History of USA
Mass Com
International Relations
Sociology
Punjabi
Public Administration

help me with these subjects,what should i select..
All of these subjects are good subjects and each one of them is challenging in its own way.
You have Political Sciences vs IR (select 1) 200
History of USA is done as one of the history subject is always good 100
P ad is again a good subject (I made a new tread about how to do p ad after 2016 syllabus change, do have a look at it) 100
Criminology is again a good subject 100
socio v punjabi v mass com (select 1)

Now I want you to look at some CSS forum treads and see what other people are advising. Just google 'criminology css forums' and there will be a lot of threads in front of you. Read them and then pick individual subjects

The decision has to be yours, so research thoroughly, and you can change these subjects in future if you don't like them.
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Thank you so much for advising me.
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I have selected following subjects

>> International Relations
>> History of USA
>> Environmental Sciences

But Confused between

1. International Law (less Syllabus) vs Criminology (nice trend)

I have viewed course outline and have interest in both subjects and can prepare them easily just help me pick one considering my combination.


2.Punjabi (finding its vocabulary difficult) vs Psychology (lengthy syllabus) vs Sociology (everyone is opting, lot of competition) vs Public administration (I know nothing) vs anthropology (I know nothing)


I'm really confused about my last subject please help me select any subject that can be prepared with reasonable effort and can be done with one book.
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I have selected following subjects

>> International Relations
>> History of USA
>> Environmental Sciences

But Confused between

1. International Law (less Syllabus) vs Criminology (nice trend)

I have viewed course outline and have interest in both subjects and can prepare them easily just help me pick one considering my combination.


2.Punjabi (finding its vocabulary difficult) vs Psychology (lengthy syllabus) vs Sociology (everyone is opting, lot of competition) vs Public administration (I know nothing) vs anthropology (I know nothing)


I'm really confused about my last subject please help me select any subject that can be prepared with reasonable effort and can be done with one book.
If you are confused then study chapter 1 of the syllabus of all these subjects and then study something from middle.
Have a look at past papers
then decide
this should be your personal call
You can latter change the subject if you don't like it
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Hi, Anzabb.

I have read most of your posts and I'd like to let you know that you are doing commendable job helping a lot of aspirants. Kudos to you.

I am also confused about selecting a couple of subjects and decided to ask you.
I have a masters in diplomacy and strategic studies. I wasn't really a bright student so can't say that I have a strong grip but I can say that I have read IR, IL and foreign policy etc. and have a little understanding of them.

But I see that more than half of the candidates opt for IR and IL so there's a lot of competition. and also think that for IR I should have a really good writing expression and I should be able to use all those terminologies and words diplomats use. (correct me if I am wrong)
So I am thinking about switching to Pol. Science and P. Ad.
My other subjects are USA History, Gender Studies and Punjabi. Though I am thinking about Switching Punjabi with anthropology(again trying to go for something with relatively less competition)

I am not sure if I was able to comprehensively elaborate my query but I guess you've gotten the point.
Please share your opinion on this.
Thanks in advance. It means a lot. Really. Since I can't afford an academy, I want to use this forum for all my queries.
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