History Syllabus

History Syllabus for IAS Exam 

Prelims

  1. Ancient History – History Syllabus
  2. Medieval History – History Syllabus
  3. Modern History – History Syllabus

Mains

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues (Reference: History of Modern India – Bipan Chandra, History of Modern India – Grover & Grover)
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. (Reference: India’s struggle for Independence, Sumit Sarkar – Modern India)
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. (Reference: India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra,  NCERT)
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.-their forms and effect on the society. (Reference: Class 11 &12 -NCERT)
  • Books for Paper 1 of IAS Preliminary Examination:

    * General Studies Manual by Tata McGraw Hill
    * India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra (for History part)
    * Geography NCERT text books Class XI and XII
    * Oxford Student Atlas (for map-based questions
    * Spectrum’s Indian Economy
    * General Science NCERT text books Class VIII to X
    * Manorama Year Book (for questions on General Knowledge and Current Affairs)
    * Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap (for questions on Indian Polity)

Downloads

World History

French Revolution Easily explained PDF

[Paul_Bairoch]_Economics_and_World History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA

Ancient_India_RS_Sharma

Ancient-indian-history-notes

Contemporary World History Class XII [old NCERT must Read]1.pdf

History of Early India By Thapar.pdf

History of Modern India – Bipin Chandra.pdf

History of india and indian national movement

India – A History – John Keay.pdf

India Since Independence – Making Sense of Indian Politics – V. Krishna Ananth.pdf

India_s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra.pdf

India_Since_Independence_(Bipan_Chandra)_@spanneru

India-after-gandhi.pdf

Modern_World_History _(Instant_Revision).pdf

PDE_Ancient_India.rar

PDE_Medieval_India.rar

PDE_Modern_India.rar

Sriram_s IAS World History.pdf

The Hindus – An Alternative History.pdf

The Past as Present – Romila Thapar.pdf

History of Ancient India Class notes By Krishna Shaswat UPSC Rank 87.pdf

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