History Optional Syllabus 2023

History optional syllabus 2023: For the students who are planning to prepare for the UPSC examinations, it is very important to choose the appropriate combinations of the subjects for the bet result.

There are 48 total subjects listed for UPSC optional subjects, so before choosing the subject one should first understand about the detailed exam syllabus and structure. Here, we have covered the detailed syllabus of history optional syllabus for the paper I and paper II of the UPSC exam for the students. 

History optional syllabus 2023

History is one of the most popular subjects among the students.  

HISTORY history optional syllabus

UPSC history syllabus PAPER I

  1. Sources
  2. Pre-history and Proto-history
  3. Indus Valley Civilization
  4. Megalithic Cultures
  5. Aryans and Vedic Period
  6. Period of Mahajanapadas
  7. Mauryan Empire
  8. Post-Mauryan Period (Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Kushanas, Western Kshatrapas)
  9. Early State and Society in Eastern India, Deccan and South India
  10. Guptas, Vakatakas and Vardhanas
  11. Regional States during Gupta Era
  12. Themes in Early Indian Cultural History
  13. Early Medieval India, 750-1200
  14. Cultural Traditions in India, 750-1200
  15. The Thirteenth Century:
  16. The Fourteenth Century
  17. Society, Culture and Economy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
  18. The Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century-Political Developments and Economy
  19. The Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century- Society and culture
  20. Akbar
  21. Mughal Empire in the Seventeenth Century
  22. Economy and society, in the 16th and 17th Centuries
  23. Culture during Mughal Empire
  24. The Eighteenth Century

History optional syllabus PAPER-II

  1. European Penetration into India:
  2. British Expansion in India:
  3. Early Structure of the British Raj:
  4. Economic Impact of British Colonial Rule
  5. Social and Cultural Developments
  6. Social and Religious Reform Movements in Bengal and Other Areas
  7. Indian Response to British Rule
  8. Factors leading to the birth of Indian Nationalism
  9. Rise of Gandhi
  10. Constitutional Developments
  11. Other strands in the National Movement
  12. Politics of Separatism
  13. Consolidation as a Nation
  14. Caste and Ethnicity
  15. Economic development and political change
  16. Enlightenment and Modern ideas
  17. Origins of Modern Politics
  18. Industrialization
  19. Nation-State System
  20. Imperialism and Colonialism
  21. Revolution and Counter-Revolution
  22. World Wars
  23. The World after World War II:
  24. Liberation from Colonial Rule
  25. Decolonization and Underdevelopment
  26. Unification of Europe
  27. Disintegration of Soviet Union and the Rise of the Unipolar World

History optional syllabus for upsc pdf

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