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Congratulations Bhaiya ji 🙂
actually vipul i m new to this iasforum, n prep fr ias/ifos. my subjects are botany and agriculture
have u joined any group for ifos on forum ias?i also want to join .could u suggest me any existing group for serious prepration?
congrats! vipul all the best for ur future 🙂
Hi hrishant,there is no reason that you can’t go for geology in civils also and this is better strategy, but only caveat is that you have to study hard and u can’t leave any topic (which in case of Ifs/ifos, you Might afford to do so).Second reason was that my civils optional was more or less prepared, so I didn’t took of taking geology in both.
My suggestion would be if you are comfortable in geology then go for it in both civils and iFS without any doubt.
Greeting Vipul! Can you please enlighten us why you didn’t choose geology for mains also. I am confused as to why you would study an extra optional subject when its contribution is not much in mains upsc. I too am planning to appear for both civils & forest services. Your answer can extremely help me in deciding my optionals. At present I am going ahead with geology & forestry for forest exam and geology for mains.
sir al the best
thank u sir..
Abhi training start nahi hui
sir where hv u been posted??
sir i belong to an average familily..my parents cant afford me any coaching..thts why i cudnt appear for upsc ics..bt still i did appear in opsc i mean state level civil service.n cleared the prelim..bt dnt know much about my way of pproach towards the mains..still am in self study mode..i hve public add as my optional along with home science..sir is it a gud choice to have public ad??am a science stdnt,,hvng a qualification of physyiotherapist..so i belong to a medical stream. am jst reading vajiram nd ravi notes..is it sufficient for state civil services?..thank u sir
Yes jyoti,What query you have?
hy sir.can i contact u??
Haha ! Thank you!
I am sorry bhaiyya, I m Rahul Sharma from IIIT Allahabad, I used to talk to you in college. Allow me to call yourself only when u r free. I could not clear mains this time. And had some queries regarding job, IFoS etc. May I ?
Thanks ,kabir ,yes u can.but tell me what is query exact.
I choose geology ,because I had no option to choose any other optional.
For more idea about optionals,ForumIAS would publish how to choose optionals.
I had sociology as my optional in civils.
Hi vipul bhaiyya,
Congratulations. May I call u ? If u dn’t mind . Please.
Congrats Sir, I’ve one question why did you choose geology optional .And what was ur optional for civils
wow , that was inspiring , looking forward for your video series , please do share your booklist for optionals
and feeling nyc to have u here.
vipul sir namaste.
3 hrs on weekday, 4-5 hrs on weekends.
Thanks a lot kiran
@neywan thanks brother you are our guiding light.
Thanks a lot
Sir, kindly share how you managed studies along with and Investment Banking job. Some light on your weekday time management between work and studies would be very helpful. Thanks.
Congratulations Vipul! Great ! 🙂