All India History Optional Online Test Series-2018

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Contact: selfstudyhistory@gmail.com

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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 and 3 hours time limit. Dates are flexible)

SECTIONAL TEST [Dates are flexible]

Test 1: Ancient India: 15 September, 2017: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 2: Ancient India: 10 October, 2017: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 3: Medieval India: 5 November, 2017: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 4: Medieval India: 1 December, 2017: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 5: Modern India: 25 December, 2017: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 6: Modern India:  20 January, 2018 : 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 7: World History: 15 February, 2018: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Test 8: World History:  10 March, 2018: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

APPROX 3 MONTHS BREAK FOR PRELIMS PREPARATION

FULL TEST [Dates are flexible]

Test 9: Modern India: 15 June, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Test 10: World History: 5 July, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Test 11: Ancient India: 30 July, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Test 12: Medieval India: 20 August, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Test 13: Ancient+Medieval India: 25 August, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Test 14: Modern India+World History: 1 September, 2018: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

TEST FEE

800 Rs per Test for 8 Sectional tests: Total 800 x 8 = 6400 Rs

1600 Rs per Test for Test 9 to 12: Total 1600 x 4 = 6400 Rs

2000 Rs per Test for Test 13 and 14: Total 2000 x 2 = 4000 Rs

Total Fee: 6400 + 6400 + 4000 = 16,800 Rs 

In case of one time payment: Fee will be 15,000 Rs

Those getting enrolled in all 14 tests at the same time, will also be provided “Must Read History  Study Materials”.

For those taking only first 8 sectional tests, they will have to pay 2000 rs extra for the study material. 

FEATURES

  • Questions will be asked as per new pattern. 
  • Detailed syllabus for each sectional test along with sources to study will be communicated individually.
  • Mode of communication will be online only (no postal communication).
  • Detailed and high quality solution will be provided.
  • Answer sheets will be evaluated with detailed inputs for improvement. All doubts would be clarified via email, whatsapp or phone.
  • Solution of important questions from previous years’ papers of last 30 years will be provided. 
  • Map based questions of Ancient India will be given special attention in extra study material.  

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Syllabus and Sources for Sectional Test I : Ancient India (15 September)

Syllabus for Sectional Test I (Ancient India)

Sources: Archaeological sources: Exploration, excavation, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments Literary sources: Indigenous: Primary and secondary; poetry, scientific literature, literature, literature in regional languages, religious literature. Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arab writers.

Pre-history and Proto-history: Geographical factors; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic); Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic).

Indus Valley Civilization: Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture.

Megalithic Cultures: Distribution of pastoral and farming cultures outside the Indus, Development of community life, Settlements, Development of agriculture, Crafts, Pottery, and Iron industry.

Aryans and Vedic Period: Expansions of Aryans in India. Vedic Period: Religious and philosophic literature; Transformation from Rig Vedic period to the later Vedic period; Political, social and economical life; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and Varna system.

Period of Mahajanapadas: Formation of States (Mahajanapada) : Republics and monarchies; Rise of urban centres; Trade routes; Economic growth; Introduction of coinage; Spread of Jainism and Buddhism; Rise of Magadha and Nandas. Iranian and Macedonian invasions and their impact.

MAP BASED QUESTIONS (Ancient Sites)

Sources for Sectional Test I (Ancient India)

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century (Read selectively as per syllabus)

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Ancient Map sites from selfstudyhistory.com.

Study material given by selfstudyhistory.com (given only to those enrolled in all 14 tests)

Syllabus and Sources for Sectional Test II : Ancient India (10 October)

Mauryan Empire: Foundation of the Mauryan Empire, Chandragupta, Kautilya and Arthashastra; Ashoka; Concept of Dharma; Edicts; Polity, Administration; Economy; Art, architecture and sculpture; External contacts; Religion; Spread of religion; Literature. Disintegration of the empire; Sungas and Kanvas.

Post – Mauryan Period (Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Kushanas, Western Kshatrapas): Contact with outside world; growth of urban centres, economy, coinage, development of religions, Mahayana, social conditions, art, architecture, culture, literature and science.

Early State and Society in Eastern India, Deccan and South India: Kharavela, The Satavahanas, Tamil States of the Sangam Age; Administration, economy, land grants, coinage, trade guilds and urban centres; Buddhist centres; Sangam literature and culture; Art and architecture.

Guptas, Vakatakas and Vardhanas: Polity and administration, Economic conditions, Coinage of the Guptas, Land grants, Decline of urban centres, Indian feudalism, Caste system, Position of women, Education and educational institutions; Nalanda, Vikramshila and Vallabhi, Literature, scientific literature, art and architecture.

Regional States during Gupta Era: The Kadambas, Pallavas, Chalukyas of Badami; Polity and Administration, Trade guilds, Literature; growth of Vaishnava and Saiva religions. Tamil Bhakti movement, Shankaracharya; Vedanta; Institutions of temple and temple architecture; Palas, Senas, Rashtrakutas, Paramaras, Polity and administration; Cultural aspects. Arab conquest of Sind; Alberuni, The Chalukyas of Kalyana, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pandyas; Polity and Administration; local Govern-ment; Growth of art and architecture, religious sects, Institution of temple and Mathas, Agraharas, education and literature, economy and society.

Themes in Early Indian Cultural History: Languages and texts, major stages in the evolution of art and architecture, major philosophical thinkers and schools, ideas in Science and Mathematics.

Sources for Sectional Test II (Ancient India)

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century (Read selectively as per syllabus)

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Ancient Map sites from selfstudyhistory.com.

Study material given by selfstudyhistory.com (given only to those enrolled in all 14 tests)

Syllabus and Sources for Sectional Test III: Medieval India (5 November)

Early Medieval India, 750-1200: – Polity: Major political developments in Northern India and the Peninsula, origin and the rise of Rajputs – The Cholas: administration, village economy and society – “Indian Feudalism” – Agrarian economy and urban settlements – Trade and commerce – Society: the status of the Brahman and the new social order – Condition of women – Indian science and technology

Cultural Traditions in India, 750- 1200: – Philosophy: Skankaracharya and Vedanta, Ramanuja and Vishishtadvaita, Madhva and BrahmaMimansa – Religion: Forms and features of religion, Tamil devotional cult, growth of Bhakti, Islam and its arrival in India, Sufism – Literature: Literature in Sanskrit, growth of Tamil literature, literature in the newly developing languages, Kalhan’s Rajtarangini, Alberuni’s India – Art and Architecture: Temple architecture, sculpture, painting

The Thirteenth Century: – Establishment of the Delhi Sultanate: The Ghurian invasions – factors behind Ghurian success – Economic, social and cultural consequences – Foundation of Delhi Sultanate and early Turkish Sultans – Consolidation: The rule of Iltutmish and Balban

The Fourteenth Century: – “The Khalji Revolution” – Alauddin Khalji: Conquests and territorial expansion, agrarian and economic measures – Muhammad Tughluq: Major projects, agrarian measures, bureaucracy of Muhammad Tughluq – Firuz Tughluq: Agrarian measures, achievements in civil engineering and public works, decline of the Sultanate, foreign contacts and Ibn Battuta’s account

Society, Culture and Economy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries: – Society: composition of rural society, ruling classes, town dwellers, women, religious classes, caste and slavery under the Sultanate, Bhakti movement, Sufi movement – Culture: Persian literature, literature in the regional languages of North India, literature in the languages of South India, Sultanate architecture and new structural forms, painting, evolution of a composite culture – Economy: Agricultural production, rise of urban economy and non-agricultural production, trade and commerce

The Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century – Political Developments and Economy: – Rise of Provincial Dynasties: Bengal, Kashmir (Zainul Abedin), Gujarat, Malwa, Bahmanids – The Vijayanagra Empire – Lodis – Mughal Empire, First phase: Babur and Humayun – The Sur Empire: Sher Shah’s administration – Portuguese Colonial enterprise – Bhakti and Sufi Movements

Sources for Sectional Test III (Medieval India)

Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals-Delhi Sultanat (1206-1526)

Medieval India : The Study Of A Civlization

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Study material given by selfstudyhistory.com (given only to those enrolled in all 14 tests)

Syllabus and Sources for Sectional Test IV: Medieval India (1 December)

The Fifteenth and early Sixteenth Century – Society and Culture: – Regional cultural specificities – Literary traditions – Provincial architecture – Society, culture, literature and the arts in Vijayanagara Empire.

Akbar: – Conquests and consolidation of the Empire – Establishment of Jagir and Mansab systems – Rajput policy – Evolution of religious and social outlook, theory of Sulh-i-kul and religious policy – Court patronage of art and technology

Mughal Empire in the Seventeenth Century: – Major administrative policies of Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb – The Empire and the Zamindars – Religious policies of Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb – Nature of the Mughal State – Late Seventeenth century crisis and the revolts – The Ahom Kingdom – Shivaji and the early Maratha Kingdom.

Economy and Society in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: – Population, agricultural production, craft production – Towns, commerce with Europe through Dutch, English and French companies : a trade revolution – Indian mercantile classes, banking, insurance and credit systems – Condition of peasants, condition of women – Evolution of the Sikh community and the Khalsa Panth

Culture in the Mughal Empire: – Persian histories and other literature – Hindi and other religious literature – Mughal architecture – Mughal painting – Provincial architecture and painting – Classical music – Science and technology

The Eighteenth Century: – Factors for the decline of the Mughal Empire – The regional principalities: Nizam’s Deccan, Bengal, Awadh – Maratha ascendancy under the Peshwas – The Maratha fiscal and financial system – Emergence of Afghan Power, Battle of Panipat:1761 – State of politics, culture and economy on the eve of the British conquest

Sources for Sectional Test IV (Medieval India)

Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals- Mughal Empire (1526-1748)

Medieval India : The Study Of A Civlization

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Study material given by selfstudyhistory.com (given only to those enrolled in all 14 tests)

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    • chakri

      brother have you enrolled for this test series

  • Prudhvi

    Who will correct answers ?

  • Prudhvi

    If we enrolled for test series of 2018 can we send answers of previous years upsc questions. do you provide feedback for those answers

  • dayaram

    sir
    please provide the solutions or best answers for daily posted questions

  • mammulu

    Will you provide study material for the whole syllabus if we enroll for the test series?
    Is that sufficient or we need to follow other sources?

  • Sambhaji

    First..show us your full plan syllabus sources for our evaluation

  • Preamble

    Should one take History optional due to its low scoring? Everybody says it is very vast .. Even marks awarded are less compared to other optional like anthropology, mathematics, physics etc.
    The competition is increasing day by day.. will I be in list by taking History optional.. i belong to general category..

    • selfstudyhistory

      It is not low scoring..this year people has crossed 300 marks..in fact it is safer optional as when other optionals dips, it still remains above average