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 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 be provided “Must Read History  Study Materials”.

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.  

Send email to selfstudyhistory@gmail.com or call on 971859350, 8210076034, 9717510106 to show your interest and queries.

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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):

Upinder Singh’s A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (Read selectively as per syllabus)

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Ancient Map sites from IGNOU (BA) and selfstudyhistory.com. Compilation of important sites will be sent to the enrolled students.

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 I (Ancient India):

Upinder Singh’s A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (Read selectively as per syllabus)

Previous Years Solved Paper uploaded on selfudyhistory.com

Ancient Map sites from IGNOU (BA) and selfstudyhistory.com. Compilation of important sites will be sent to the enrolled students.

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



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