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UPSC History

History plays a pivotal role in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, contributing to a significant portion of the questions in both the Prelims Exam and the GS 1 Mains Exam. This module is designed to provide a thorough understanding of historical events, developments, and concepts, ensuring candidates are well-prepared for success in the UPSC exams.

Key Features of the Course:

  1. Comprehensive Syllabus Coverage:

    • Extensive coverage of the UPSC History syllabus, addressing key periods, events, and themes to equip candidates for both Prelims and Mains examinations.
  2. Modular Approach:

    • The course adopts a modular approach, breaking down the vast historical syllabus into manageable units. Each module is crafted to delve into specific topics, providing a structured and effective learning experience.
  3. Advanced Sessions:

    • Exploration of advanced historical concepts through specialized sessions, allowing candidates to gain a deeper understanding beyond the basic requirements of the exam.
  4. Happy Hours - Fun Saturday Sessions:

    • Engaging and interactive "Happy Hours" sessions on Saturdays, injecting an element of enjoyment into the learning process. These sessions are designed to make the study routine both fun and effective.
  5. Regular Tests and Solutions:

    • Periodic assessments to enable candidates to evaluate their preparation levels. Detailed solutions are provided to facilitate better comprehension and improvement.
  6. Solved PYQ Booklet (PDF):

    • Access to a comprehensive booklet containing solved Previous Year Questions (PYQs) to familiarize candidates with the exam pattern and provide insights into effective answering techniques.

Please NOTE - Happy Hours, Class Synopsis & LIVE Classes are NOT valid on the Self-Study Program!

50+

Live Classes

4

Mains Tests

3

Prelims Tests

50+

Class Notes

History plays a pivotal role in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, contributing to a significant portion of the questions in both the Prelims Exam and the GS 1 Mains Exam. This module is designed to provide a thorough understanding of historical events, developments, and concepts, ensuring candidates are well-prepared for success in the UPSC exams.

Key Features of the Course:

  1. Comprehensive Syllabus Coverage:

    • Extensive coverage of the UPSC History syllabus, addressing key periods, events, and themes to equip candidates for both Prelims and Mains examinations.
  2. Modular Approach:

    • The course adopts a modular approach, breaking down the vast historical syllabus into manageable units. Each module is crafted to delve into specific topics, providing a structured and effective learning experience.
  3. Advanced Sessions:

    • Exploration of advanced historical concepts through specialized sessions, allowing candidates to gain a deeper understanding beyond the basic requirements of the exam.
  4. Happy Hours - Fun Saturday Sessions:

    • Engaging and interactive "Happy Hours" sessions on Saturdays, injecting an element of enjoyment into the learning process. These sessions are designed to make the study routine both fun and effective.
  5. Regular Tests and Solutions:

    • Periodic assessments to enable candidates to evaluate their preparation levels. Detailed solutions are provided to facilitate better comprehension and improvement.
  6. Solved PYQ Booklet (PDF):

    • Access to a comprehensive booklet containing solved Previous Year Questions (PYQs) to familiarize candidates with the exam pattern and provide insights into effective answering techniques.

Please NOTE - Happy Hours, Class Synopsis & LIVE Classes are NOT valid on the Self-Study Program!

Self Study

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  • 42+ Live Foundation Classes
  • 13+ Live Advanced Classes
  • Class Notes for each class
  • 3 Prelims Sectional Tests
  • 4 Mains Sectional Tests
  • Model Answers and Evaluation on Korrecto for each Mains Test
  • Daily MCQs
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UPSC Prelims History Syllabus 2024

Ancient Indian History

  • Sources of Ancient History
  • Prehistoric Period
  • Indus Valley Civilization: Phases, Town Planning, Society, Culture, Religious Practices, etc.
  • Pastoral and farming society
  • Vedic society & Vedic texts
  • Vedic Society Religion, Varna system, etc.
  • State Formation & urbanization (from the Mahajanapadas to the Nandas)
  • Buddhism and Jainism
  • The Mauryan Empire
  • Asoka, his inscriptions, administration, etc.
  • Post-Mauryan India (BC 200- AD 300)
  • The Satavahanas
  • State formation in Peninsular India
  • The Sangam Age & Sangam Literature
  • Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Parthians, Kushans, Kanishka-Contacts with the outer world.
  • Bhagavatism, Saivism, Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana, Jainism, and Culture and art.
  • The Guptas
  • Literature Science, Arts, Economy, and society - Modification in the political organization of the empire.

Medieval Indian History

  • Early Medieval India.
  • Major dynasties
  • Political and Agrarian organizations
  • Status of women & social mobility
  • Arabs in Sind and the Ghaznavids.
  • Cultural trends
  • Significance of temples & monastic Institutions
  • Sankaracharya, Islam & Sufism.
  • Art and architecture
  • Literature and Science
  • 13th and 14th Centuries (Ghorian invasions, Delhi Sultanate, Aladdin Khalji, Muhammad Tughlug, Firuz Tughluq, decline of the Delhi Sultanate)
  • Development of urbanization and commerce
  • Spiritual movement- Hinduism and Islam
  • Literature, Architecture, Technological changes
  • The 15th and early 16th Century including Vijayanagara Empire
  • Monotheistic movements: Kabir; Guru Nanak, and Sikhism; Bhakti.
  • Spread of regional literature
  • The Mughal Empire
  • Economy: state of affairs of peasants and artisans, escalation in trade, trade with Europe, social stratification.
  • Decline of the Mughal Empire
  • Maratha power under the Peshwas
  • The Afghans
  • Regional states
  • Most important components of composite culture.
  • Rise of the Urdu language.

Modern Indian History

  • British Extension
  • Carnatic Wars
  • Invasion of Bengal
  • Mysore and its confrontation to British expansion:
  • Anglo-Maratha Wars
  • Regulating and Pitt’s India Acts
  • Early composition of the British Raj.
  • Economic Impact of the British Raj
  • Land revenue Settlements (Zamindari, Ryotwari, Mahalwari)
  • Deindustrialization
  • Railways
  • Commercialization of agriculture
  • Increase of landless labor
  • Cultural & social changes
  • Western education & modern thoughts
  • Indian Renaissance
  • Religious and social reform movements
  • Social reform events before 1857
  • Development of the Indian middle class
  • Vernacular press act
  • Rise of modern literature in Indian languages
  • Early uprisings
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • Indian Freedom struggle
  • Growth of national consciousness
  • Creation of Associations
  • Establishment of the Indian National Congress
  • Swadeshi Movement
  • Economic Nationalism
  • Development of Extremism & split in Congress
  • Policy of Divide and Rule
  • Congress-League Pact of 1916
  • Separatist movements (Hindu Mahasabha & Muslim League)
  • Partition of India
  • Independence of India
  • Post-1945 developments
  • India after 1964

UPSC Mains History Syllabus 2024

Indian Heritage & Culture

  • Indian Paintings
  • Classical Dance Forms & Classical Music
  • Puppetry
  • Pottery, Drama/Theatre
  • Martial Arts
  • Ancient Indian Literature
  • Classical Sanskrit Literature
  • Literature in Pali and Prakrit
  • Early Dravidian Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Women Poets of Bhakti
  • Trends in Medieval Literature
  • Modern Indian Literature
  • Harappan Architecture
  • Temple Cave & Architecture
  • Indo-Islamic Architecture
  • Medieval and Modern Architecture
  • Contribution of Buddhism & Jainism to the Development of Indian Architecture
  • Rock Cut Architecture
  • Colonial Architecture & the Modern Period

Modern Indian History

  • Socio-economic Condition of People
  • European Penetration of India
  • British Conquest of India
  • British Policies & Their Impact – Economic, Administrative & Socio-cultural
  • Socio-cultural Reform Movements
  • Uprisings Against British Pre-1857

Freedom Struggle

  • Growth of Nationalism in India (1858-1905)
  • Revolt of 1857
  • Growth of Militant Nationalism & Revolutionary Activities (1905-1918)
  • Beginning of Mass Nationalism (1919-1939)
  • Towards Freedom & Partition (1939-1947)

Post-independence Consolidation

  • Partition & Reorganisation of States
  • Official Language & related Issues
  • Non-Aligned Movement
  • Foreign Policy
  • Agrarian Reforms, Land Reforms & Industrial Reforms
  • Popular Movements
  • Communalism & Naxalism
  • Indian Women Since Independence
  • Emergency: Crisis of Democratic Order
  • Other Economic and Social Issues post-independence

World History

  • Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Colonialism & Imperialism
  • World War I
  • Russian Revolution
  • World Between the Two World Wars
  • Emergence of Soviet Union
  • Nationalist Movements in Asia & Africa
  • World War II
  • Post-World War II Effects
  • Decolonization
  • Redrawal of National Boundaries
  • Europe after World War II
  • Cold War
  • Korean War & Vietnam War
  • Cuban Crisis
  • Collapse of Soviet Union
 

Key Highlights

Class Synopsis
Class Synopsis
Complete Syllabus Coverage with Advanced Topics
Complete Syllabus Coverage with Advanced Topics
Live Interactive Sessions with Recorded Videos
Live Interactive Sessions with Recorded Videos
Prelims and Mains syllabus focused module wise preparation
Prelims and Mains syllabus focused module wise preparation

About the Faculty

Shubhangi Sharma
Shubhangi Sharma

With a distinguished B.A. (Hons) in History from Indraprastha College for Women, North Campus, University of Delhi, Shubhangi has proudly secured a...

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Uttam Verma
Uttam Verma

Greetings! I am Uttam Verma, a passionate pursuer of knowledge and a seasoned contender in the realm of competitive examinations. My UPSC journey...

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