Upsc history topics for prelims examination

Important topics for prelims :-

Buddhism and Jainism

Antivedic culture:- samkhaya Darshan, Vaisheshika, Nyaya Darshan, Loxahatchee

Bhaktikal:- Non-dualism, Dualism, Sufism, Sagun-Nirgun, Important saints, Ideology of Important Saint.

Important points of history:- Time period, Character of Ruler, Ruler’s policies, Ruler’s personality, Ruler’s views.

Temple Architecture:- Nagar Style, David Dravidian Style and Idol Architecture:- Gandhar Style, Mathura Style

Revenue System:- What was the name of this officer , what was the relation of this officer with the Revenue System, Mughal Era revenue system, British Era revenue system, what was the tax called, what was the name of the tax collector, Gupta Period, Chola Dynasty.

Impact of British Economic Policies on India:- Impact on agriculture, Impact on Indian artists and Impact on Indian Economy.

Questions are asked on location/Temple/architecture/cave.

Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Culture.

Famous emperor of India like Chandragupt Maurya, Emperor Ashoka, Kanishka, Chandragupt Vikramaditya, Harsha Vardhan, Allauddin Khilji, Akbar and Shahjahan.

Art and Literature of Gupt period

Contribution of Chola and Pallava Dynasties in the field of administration and art.

Art and Administration of Vijaynagar Empire.

Important revolt before freedom movement .

Cultural Renaissance of 19th century like :- Arya Samaj, Brahma Samaj, Prarthana Samaj, Theosophical Society, Jytirao Phule.

Indian Freedom Movement :- Partition of Bengal, Swadeshi Movement, Revolutionary Movement, Indian Home Rule Movement, Khilafat Movement and Non-Cooperation Movement, Morley Minto Reform, Government of India Act 1919 and 1935, Civil Disobedience Movement, Simon Commission, Crippes Mission, Quit India Movement, Cabinet Mission.

Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian Freedom Movement.