GS PAPER 1

SYLLABUS FOR MAINS EXAMINATION:

General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

 

DOWNLOAD STUDY MATERIALS:

A. HISTORY:

1. INDIAN ART & CULTURE:

(i) Art & Culture

(ii) CCRT Indian Culture Notes 

(iii) NCERT XI-AN INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN ART

(iv) Art culture by Nitin singhania

(v) NIOS_Indian_Culture_&_Heritage 

2. MODERN INDIA & FREEDOM STRUGGLE:

(i) A brief History of Modern India- Spectrum 

(ii) History of Modern India – Bipin Chandra

(iii) From Plassey to Partition by Sekhar Bandopaddhya

3. POST INDEPENDENCE:

(i) India since independence bipin chandra

4. HISTORY OF WORLD:

(i) World history by Norman Lowe

(ii) The_Story_of_Civilization_I 

(iii) The_Story_of_Civilization_II 

(iv) Contemporary World History Class XII 

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