Anthropology has become one of the most preferred and popular optional subjects for UPSC/CSE aspirants in recent times. Relatively less syllabus, consistent top scores are the prime pullers. Nevertheless, the other side of the story being, many aspirants unable to understand the subject, scoring less and losing out on the Ranks.
This is because of the false hype created in the market regarding Anthropology optional. The syllabus may be less, but the subject demands greater conceptual clarity, the ability to connect the theory part to the latest developments, etc.,