Categories’s interview of Love Sharma (Rank- 183/ 64th-BPSC) [History Optional]’s Interview of successful History Optional Students

Profile of the Candidate

Name Love Sharma
Rank in BPSC (64th) 183
Roll Number 122502
Age 28
Optional Subject History
Medium for History Optional English
Marks in History Optional 189
Home town/village Roorkee
Any past Work-experience Worked as Manager

Depot in Food

Corporation of India

Were you preparing full time or working and preparing? Resigned from job
Your place of preparation Roorkee
Details of other success and failure in competitive exams 1.Appeared in UPSC

,Haryana Pcs Interview and

Himachal pcs

Interview(3 times ), IB interview

2. Selected as

Probationary officer in

Bank of Baroda and

Indian Ovearseas Bank

3. Selected in FCI


1.     Failed in uppcs

Prelims many

Times and in several

Other exams

Details of coaching/ test series/ study material of any coaching used for History Optional Self Study History test

Series and Balyans sir


Educational Background  
Percentage marks in class X  74.6
Percentage marks in class XII  
Name of the subject in Graduation course and percentage marks Btech in Information technology 71.38
Name of college of graduation and place Abes it Ghaziabad
Post-graduation if any NO
Did your educational Background help in History Optional? No



Tell us something about yourself. 



I am Love Sharma . I have done my schooling from MG PUBLIC SCHOOL . After graduation I have worked as Manager depot with FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA and resigned from my job for full fledged prepration for UPSC.I like playing cricket and travelling.

Questions Related to History Optional

Why did you choose history as your optional subject?

I am interested in reading history from my childhood and in my previous attempt I have taken Pub ad due to less syllabus and just scored 134(Pub Ad) in upsc mains

Mention positive and negative about the History Optional for those who what to take history optional.


  1. Interesting to read
  2. GS 1 paper also covered


  1. Lengthy syallabus

Mention booklist and sources which you followed for History Optional.

Ancient History – RS SHARMA ,



Medivial History – Satish Chandra  , SSH Previous year solved

Modern History – Grover , Bipin Chandra , SSH Previous year solved

World History   – Norman lowe (selectively) , SSH NOTES

Did you do answer writing regularly? If yes, what amount of time you devoted to it and how did it help you?

I  write tests only test series of SSH during Bihar pcs mains ( 3-4 tests hrdly)

Did you join any test series? If yes, kindly name it? How did it benefit you?

SSH test series . Suggestions provided in my answers helped me in improving my answers .

Did you maintain self-notes? If yes, how did it help you?

Yes. It helps me in revising multiple times .

Have you solved previous years papers of history optional? Did it help you in the examination?

Yes I have read the solution provided by the SSH coaching. It helped me a lot as I was confident regarding my coverage of topics.

 In your views, how the nature of questions asked in history optional changed in recent years in BPSC?

It was first attempt in BPSC and honestly I have not seen previous year paper of BPSC

Any specific thing you want to share about history optional?

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