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History Optional Online Test Series: 2018

All India History Optional Online Test Series-2018 Due to heavy demand from those preparing for CSE-2018 with history optional, we are starting History Optional Test Series-2018 Total 14 Tests (8 Sectional Test + 6 Full Test) First 8 Tests will be of 150 Marks each and 105 Minutes time limit and Rest 6 Tests will be of 250 Marks each […]

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ONLINE TEST SERIES: History Optional Mains 2017

All India History Optional Online Test Series-2017 Total 6 Tests (Each Test of 250 marks and 3 hours time limit. Dates are flexible) First Test: World History: 15 August Second Test: Modern India: 31 August Third Test: Ancient India: 15 September Fourth Test: Medieval India: 25 September Fifth Test: Ancient+Medieval: 30 September Sixth Test: World History+Modern India: 1 October Total […]

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Ancient India: Important Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions [Exclusively for Enrolled Students]

Ancient India: Important Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions for Mains 2017 [Exclusively for Test Series Enrolled Students] Note: Solution of few questions, which are not uploaded will be uploaded much before the main exam. 1. Sources (i)  Archaeological sources: Exploration, excavation, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments (ii) Literary sources: Indigenous: Primary and secondary; poetry, scientific literature, literature, literature in regional languages, religious […]

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Medieval India: Important Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions [Exclusively for Enrolled Students]

1. Early Medieval India, 750-1200 (i)             Polity: Major political developments in Northern India and the Peninsula, origin and the rise of Rajputs (ii)           The Cholas: administration, village economy and society (iii)         Indian Feudalism; Agrarian economy and urban settlements; Trade and commerce (iv)          Society: the status of the Brahman and the new social order; Condition of women (v)           Indian science and […]

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World History: Important Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions [Exclusively for Enrolled Students]

Email ID: selfstudyhistory@gmail.com Solution of Previous Years’s Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 [Exclusively For Test Series Enrolled Students] Enlightenment and Modern ideas  (i) Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau (ii) Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies (iii) Rise of socialist ideas (up to Marx); spread of Marxian Socialism Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau and Spread of Enlightenment in […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 22 September)

Q. Make  a  comparative  review  of  the  agrarian  reforms  of  Alau-ud-Din  Khalji  and  Sher  Shah Suri.  [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com.  Preferably send in pdf (by using cam scanner or a good scanner) and name the pdf as date and name. For example: if file is sent by Raju on 22nd September, name of the […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 21 September)

Q. The  period  of  Delhi  Sultans  witnessed  the  emergence  of  Indo-Persian  culture.”    Discuss the  statement  with  reference  to  developments  in  the  fields  of  language,  literature,  art  and social life. [30m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by using cam scanner […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 20 September)

Q. Critically examine the significance of Alauddin Khalji’s administrative reform. [20m] Q. Form an estimate of the personality of Firoz Shah Tughluq with special reference to his religious policy and public work. [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 19 September)

Q. Bring  out  the  main  features  of  the  administration  system  under  Delhi  Sultanate  during Turko-Afghan  Period. [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by using cam scanner or a good scanner) and name the pdf as date and name. For example: […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 18 September)

Q. Attempt  a  critical  essay  of  the  Indian  Science  and  Civilization  in  the  light  of  Alberuni’s writings.  What  merits  and  drawbacks,  do you find  in his account? [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by using cam scanner or a good […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 16 September)

Q. ​Do you agree with the view that the form and content of temple architecture  in South India between c. A.D. 750 and 1200 were products of a specific economic and political milieu?  [20m] Q. The tenets of Hindu and Muslim mystics were similar enough that the ground was ripe for syncretic movements involving adherents of both religious.” Elucidate. [20m] Note: […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Medieval India- 15 September)

Q. Discuss the contribution of Rajaraja I and Rajendra I for the expansion of the Chola Empire. Analyse the causes and impact of the naval expeditions of the Cholas. [20m] Q. Give an account of Land charters of north India in period c. A-D. 750-1200. [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Ancient India- 14 September)

Q. How far is it correct to say that the Indians of the ancient period indulged only metaphysical things and not in the development of pure sciences? [20m] Q. Trace the scientific and technological developments in India up to c. A.D. 750. [30m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Ancient India- 13 September)

Q. ​Discuss the contribution of the Pallavas to South Indian art. Was this art wholly indigenous? [20m] Q.Kailasa Temple built at Ellora marks the culmination of rock-cut architecture in India. Elucidate. [20m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by using […]

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Daily Practise Questions for History Optional Mains 2017 (Ancient India- 11 September)

Q. How was overseas trade organized in South India up to 300 A.D.? Discuss this with special reference to Roman trade and point out its impact on Indian economy. [30m] Note: To get feedback, send you answers to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com. Those enrolled in test series will be given priority with assured evaluation of answers. Preferably send in pdf (by using cam scanner or […]