Updated List of Highest Marks in Sociology Optional in 2023

Highest marks in sociology optional for UPSC has been 329, In 2018, Vishal Shah achieved an impressive score in his exams. He secured 171 marks in paper 1 and 158 in paper 2, bringing his cumulative score to an outstanding 329 marks. This remarkable performance in his optional subject significantly contributed to him attaining his preferred service.

Here are the latest list of toppers in sociology optional 2023:

Year Name Rank Marks
2016 Ila Tripathi Rank 51 301
2017 Anu Kumari Rank 2 318 marks
Hemant Bhorkhade Rank 15 317 marks
2018 Vishal Shah Rank 63 329 marks
Chirumamilla V. Kumar Rank 4 319 marks
2019 Sanjita Mohapatra Rank 10 272 marks
Shreshta Anupam Rank 19 270 marks
Ruchi Bindal Rank 39 268 marks
2020 Meera K Rank 6 315 marks
Jagriti Awasthi Rank 2 284 marks
Neha Bhosle Rank 15 300 marks
Sarjana Yadav Rank 126 298 marks
2021 Gamini Singla Rank 3 287 marks
Garima Narula Rank 39 280 marks
Aditi Varshney Rank 57 278 marks

These toppers have shown that it is possible to score high in sociology optional for UPSC. However, it is important to note that these are just a few examples, and there are many other candidates who have scored well in this subject.

Maximize UPSC sociology marks with strategic preparation

1. Start early and give yourself enough time to prepare. The syllabus for sociology optional is quite vast, so it is important to start early and give yourself enough time to cover all the topics.

2. Read the relevant textbooks and articles. There are many good textbooks and articles available on sociology. Reading these will help you to understand the basic concepts of the subject.

3. Practice with previous year's question papers. This will help you to get a feel for the kind of questions that are asked in the exam.

Develop your writing skills. You will need to be able to write clear and concise essays on the various topics covered in the syllabus. Develop your writing skills.

4. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sociology. This can be done by reading journals and newspapers, and by attending seminars and workshops.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of scoring high in sociology optional for UPSC. Good luck!

Further Reading
Sociology Optional Notes
Sociology Optional Syllabus
Sociology Question Paper UPSC
Sociology Optional Strategy

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Sociology Optional: Selected Students Testimonials

  • Sociology is a very interesting optional. It gives a unique perspective to see society and Ritesh sir has a very long background in sociology. He has done great research for the purpose of teaching sociology optional. He has a very vast, highly enriched and unique repository of contents to offer to his students. Also the quality of questions in test series was very good and it was very helpful for me to secure this 10th rank in CSE.

    Sanjita Mohapatra(IAS)
    AIR-10, CSE-2019
  • Ritesh sir is an excellent teacher when you look from the quality of content he provides to his student. My quality of answers really improved because I followed his lectures and discussions religiously. Ritesh sir gave me new perspective and insight to evaluate the things from sociological perspectives. Also sir provided me personal mentoring and guided me really well. I was in constant touch with him throughout my preparation. I would really thank Ritesh sir for mentoring me personally.

    Gamini Singla (IAS)
    AIR-3, CSE-2021
  • I want to thank Ritesh sir and Toppers IAS for helping with my sociology optional preparation. I am a civil engineer and a management post-graduate, no any background in sociology. I joined sociology foundation class of Ritesh sir and sir made sure that my journey of studying a new subject altogether was extremely smooth. Throughout my upsc journey Ritesh sir was always there to teach and guide me. He is very humble, responsive and directly approachable.

    Anand Malhotra (IAS)
    AIR-67, CSE-2021
  • Ritesh sir is an amazing teacher having vast knowledge and experience in the field of teaching sociology optional. He makes sociology very interesting, easy to understand and relate it with contemporary development. Also because of his personal mentoring I was able to clear this exam in my very first attempt. Thank you sir.

    Shubham Nokhwal (IAS),
    AIR-321, CSE-2022