Ancient India History Note 1. - Ancient India to Modern India Chronology (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 2. - Customs and Practices (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 3. - Indus Valley Civilization (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 4. - Important Indus Valley Sites and Archaeological Discoveries (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 5. - Early Cities and Republics (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 6. - Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 7. - Maurya and Post-Maurya Rulers (Download pdf)
Ancient India History Note 8. - Gupta and Post-Gupta (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 1: Tripartite Struggle and Cholas (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 2: Delhi Sultanate (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 3: Mughal Dynasty (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 4:Mansabdari System (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 5: Rulers and Buildings (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 6: Towns, Traders, and Craftspersons (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 7: Tribes, Nomads, and Settled Communities (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 8: Bhaktism, Sufism, and Sikhism (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 9: Regional Cultures (Download pdf)
Medieval India History NOTE 10: 18th Century Political Formations (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 1.: India in 1750 (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 2.: The British Expansion in India (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 3.: The Changes introduced by the British in India (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 4.: Popular Uprisings and Revolts against the British (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 5.: Socio-Religious Movements in India (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 6.: India’s struggle for independence (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 7.: Historical Background of Indian Constitution (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 8.: Trade Unions (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 9.: Press in British India (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 10.: Education in British India (Download pdf)
Modern India Note 11.: Land Revenue Systems in British India (Download pdf)
Mahatma Gandhi (Download pdf)
Jawaharlal Nehru (Download pdf)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Download pdf)
Subhas Chandra Bose (Download pdf)
Rabindranath Tagore (Download pdf)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Download pdf)
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Download pdf)
Bhagat Singh (Download pdf)
Veer Savarkar (Download pdf)
Birsa Munda (Download pdf)
Rani Gaidinliu (Download pdf)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (Download pdf)
Dr. B.R Ambedkar (Download pdf)
Kashmir Issue (Download pdf)
Crossroads 1945-1960 (Download pdf)
Crossroads 1960-1970 (Download pdf)
Indo Pak War 1971 (Download pdf)
The Prime Ministers of India and their tenure (Download pdf)
Note 1: Prehistoric Era Art (Download pdf)
Note 2: Arts of Indus Valley Civilization (Download pdf)
Note 3: Arts of the Mauryan Period (Download pdf)
Note 4: Post-Mauryan Trends in Indian Art and Architecture (Download pdf)
Note 5: Later Mural Traditions (Download pdf)
Note 6: Temple Architecture and Sculpture (Download pdf)
Note 7: Indian Bronze Sculpture (Download pdf)
Note 8: Indo-Islamic Architecture (Download pdf)
Note 9: Indian Philosophy (Download pdf)
Note 10: Bodhisattva (Download pdf)
Note 11: Buddhist Councils (Download pdf)
Note 12: Hindu Temple Architecture: Pallava (Download pdf)
Note 13: Hindu Temple Architecture: Cholas (Download pdf)
Note 14: Hindu Temple Architecture: Chalukyas (Download pdf)
Note 15: Hindu Temple Architecture: Hoysala (Download pdf)
Note 16: Classical Dances of India (Download pdf)
Note 17: Coins used in Ancient India (Download pdf)
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How to start preparation of History for UPSC :
After following all these above steps, if we start the preparation, then our preparation will remain consistent, which is the most important aspect of UPSC preparation. If we talk about how to prepare history, then let us try to understand it as follows-
1. Build a Strong Base:
To make any building stronger, it is essential to have a strong base. Similarly, to prepare the subject of history to a good level, a basic understanding of history has to be established.
For strong foundational knowledge of any subject, there is nothing better than NCERT. Therefore, to establish the concept and understanding of the subject of History, Class 6 to 12 NCERT should be assimilated thoroughly. Reading the Ncert books from 6 to 12 8 to 10 times develops a fundamental understanding of history.
Apart from this, you can go with the books of NIOS and IGNOU to improve your base. Apart from this, Class 11 & 12 books of Tamil Nadu Board are also considered as the standard books of history.
2. Read less more often:
The most important thing during UPSC preparation is what to study and what not to study? You will understand this by looking at UPSC Syllabus and UPSC Previous Year Paper.
Study sources are more available in History than other subjects. In such a situation, most of the competitive students get stuck in them and waste a lot of time and are not able to get good results. Therefore, candidates should make at least those books their means from which all the concepts of history are being cleared easily.
Given below is a concise list of UPSC History Booklist which all UPSC aspirants must read.
If we say this in a nutshell, then it means - "Minimum sources maximum learning". Since history is a vast subject, a serious aspirant should decide on a concise UPSC history booklist and stick with it and revise it many times.
3. Establish understanding instead of rote – Develop Understanding of History
History is a Vast syllabus subject, it is known by almost everyone, but not so much as people believe it. Its massive nature makes it a bit difficult to prepare.
This topic cannot be completely missed. (Here memorization refers to the act of memorizing.) Therefore, for its preparation, a good understanding of it should be formed in the mind. If UPSC Toppers and Experienced UPSC Teachers are to be believed, then the study of NCERT does this work well. And after this, by reading the UPSC History Booklist given below as many times as possible, the results can be golden.
It is generally believed that by reading a book at least 20 to 30 times, a permanent image of it is formed in the brain which increases the chances of passing the examination manifold.
4. Combine Prelims and Mains Preparation:
By reading this post of UPSC Exam all Basic information, you can understand that- UPSC Prelims exam is an exam with objective type questions. In other words the questions in UPSC prelims exam are objective type with 4 options. On the other hand, if we talk about UPSC Mains exam then UPSC mains is a written type exam. In all its papers, some questions are given, their answers have to be written in their own words within the given words.
Thus, overall, UPSC Prelims is data based and UPSC Mains is conceptual. In such a situation, most of the candidates prepare for UPSC Prelims and Mains separately, whereas if the candidates prepare for Prelims and Mains together in an integrated manner then it will prove to be relatively more effective.
With this, instead of memorizing the facts of history, you can memorize it well by connecting it to the concept.
5. Understand Changes:
History subject is a very interesting subject. But there is also some confusion in this. At the same time, if we try to understand history deeply, then we find that history is only an account of the changes from the early period. Therefore, we should understand the changes in a particular area in different periods in order to understand the history in a better way.
For example, if we see that Pali and Prakrit were dominated by the Maurya era, then by the time of the Gupta period, there was a change in the linguistic areas and Sanskrit language emerged as the dominant language. So the change of the main language from Pali and Prakrit language to Sanskrit is a fundamental change, but many important reasons behind it are also associated with it.
In this way, by understanding history on the basis of changes, more and more things remain in the mind by inter-connecting with each other.
6. Read the topics according to UPSC Syllabus:
Continue your studies according to the topics of history given in the UPSC Syllabus. You may get disorientated while studying in the subject of history, the reason for this is its detailed nature. Therefore, in the preparation of this topic, you have to hold your Syllabus firmly and walk.
Because in history we study the successive events from time immemorial till now. That is, it is very important to have the sequence of its study and you will get that sequence easily from the syllabus.