Optional subject in UPSC exam is of 500 marks out of the total. So choosing right optional is very important to find your name in final UPSC selection list. Sociology optional is a safer optional and popular optional subject in civil services examination since past many years.
Sociology is a discipline revolving around social aspects such as Institution of family, Marriage and Kinship; Politics and society, Religion and society etc.
Sociology optional is one of the highly popular optional subjects among the UPSC aspirants owing to its short and crisp syllabus, ease of understanding, and availability of good resources.
No special academic background is needed- sociology optional is nothing but briefly a study of society which we are part of.
Helps in general studies papers- some elements of sociology optional are present in GS paper 1 for example Indian society- women's empowerment, social empowerment, communalism, socialism, urbanisation and globalisation etc.
It not only helps you to get good marks in optional paper but is also helpful in Essay and better writing skills.