Every optional paper has its own pros and cons. Law Optional is a high scoring subject but is also dynamic in nature, which means the candidate should stay updated with changes in the system of law in India as well as keep a track of previous ground-breaking case laws and section numbers etc. A graduate law student will benefit from choosing Law as an optional subject for UPSC Mains. However, recent upsc results have shown that students from the non-law background are able to score high marks in UPSC Law Optional and ace the subject without former training. Every candidate must try and make extensive law notes, especially in the Contracts and IPC portions. For both the Law papers, candidates should practice IAS Law previous year papers and solve as many of them as they can. Keep a tab on Law Commission’s recent reports. Finally, the student’s hard work will not only reflect on the candidate’s answers but also in his or her result.