For all those appearing in Main Examination in 2017 with history optional:
- I will be giving questions for daily practise for 2 months (from 30 July to 30 September) and will try to provide modal answers of few selected questions.
- I will try to cover important chapters which are more useful for exams though I do not promise to cover all topics.
- I will also try to give important map based questions which may come in 2017 exam.
- Apart from typing in comment box, you can also send your answers on email id firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to send you feedback asap.
- Kindly be regular and tell others also to make it success which will encourage me to continue this exercise.
- Answers of previous years questions have been removed for this particular exercise.
- 30 July to 15 August: World History
- 16 August to 31 August: Modern India
- 1 September to 15 September: Medieval India
- 16 September to 30 September: Ancient India (Map based questions can be given any time during August and September)
World History (30 July to 15 August)
30 July to 31 July
- 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.
- Industrialization: (i) English Industrial Revolution: Causes and Impact on Society (ii) Industrialization in other countries: USA, Germany, Russia, Japan (iii) Industrialization and Globalization.
1 August to 3 August
- Origins of Modern Politics: (i) European States System. (ii) American Revolution and the Constitution. (iii) French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815. (iv) American Civil War with reference to Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery. (v) British Democratic Politics, 1815- 1850; Parliamentary Reformers, Free Traders, Chartists.
4 August to 7 August
- Nation-State System: (i) Rise of Nationalism in 19th century (ii) Nationalism: state-building in Germany and Italy (iii) Disintegration of Empires in the face of the emergence of nationalities across the world.
- Revolution and Counter Revolution: (i) 19th Century European revolutions (ii) The Russian Revolution of 1917-1921 (iii) Fascist Counter-Revolution, Italy and Germany. (iv) The Chinese Revolution of 1949
8 August to 10 August
- World Wars: (i) 1st and 2nd World Wars as Total Wars: Societal implications (ii) World War I: Causes and consequences (iii) World War II: Causes and consequence
- The World after World War II: (i) Emergence of two power blocs (ii) Emergence of Third World and non-alignment (iii) UNO and the global disputes.
11 August to 12 August
- Unification of Europe: (i) Post War Foundations: NATO and European Community (ii) Consolidation and Expansion of European Community (iii) European Union.
- Disintegration of Soviet Union and the Rise of the Unipolar World: (i) Factors leading to the collapse of Soviet communism and the Soviet Union, 1985-1991 (ii) Political Changes in Eastern Europe 1989-2001. (iii) End of the cold war and US ascendancy in the World as the lone superpower.
13 August to 14 August
- Imperialism and Colonialism: (i) South and South-East Asia (ii) Latin America and South Africa (iii) Australia (iv) Imperialism and free trade: Rise of neo-imperialism.
- Liberation from Colonial Rule: (i) Latin America-Bolivar (ii) Arab World-Egypt (iii) Africa-Apartheid to Democracy (iv) South-East Asia-Vietnam
- Decolonization and Underdevelopment: (i) Factors constraining development: Latin America, Africa