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History Optional Online Test Series cum Study Materials- 2020 [Batch II]

HISTORY OPTIONAL ONLINE COURSE CUM TEST SERIES- 2020 [Batch II]

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

1. Topic wise Comprehensive Study Material

  • Topic wise study material for History Optional.
  • Access to the solution of previous years’ history optional questions (topic wise) of last 30 years will be provided. 
  • Complete Map Material will be provided.
    • You don’t need to read anything else for Map section.
    • Kindly note that 18  out of 20 map based questions were asked from our map material in 2018 history optional main examination.
  • Access to extra questions-answers posted regularly on website.

2. Answer writing session of One Year (Weekly and Daily Problem Practice)

3. Online Test Series

  • Questions in the test series will be asked as per new pattern. 
  • Detailed syllabus for each test along with sources to study will be uploaded on this page.
  • Mode of communication will be online.
  • On due date:
    • Question Paper, Answer Sheet and Detailed Solution will be sent to the enrolled students through email.
    • You will have to send your answer sheet for evaluation in PDF format (you can use camscanner app).
    • Evaluated answer sheet will be reverted back within 10 days.
  • Detailed and high quality solution of each test will be provided.
  • Answer sheets will be evaluated with detailed feedback for improvement along with marking. All doubts will be clarified via email, whatsapp or phone.
  • Personal guidance will be given for any clarification related to the preparation.

32 Weekly tests (under Answer Writing Session)

14 Tests

  • [8 Sectional Test + 6 Full Test]
  • First 8 Tests will be of 125 Marks each and 90 Minutes time limit.
  • Rest 6 Tests will be of 250 Marks each and 3 hours time limit.
  • Dates of tests will be flexible. You can submit your tests any time and date.
  • Syllabus for Tests will be updated on this page.

SCHEDULE FOR TESTS [Dates are flexible]

Sectional Test I: World History: 30 April, 2019: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test II: World History: 15 June, 2019: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Full Test I: World History: 30 June, 2019: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test III: Medieval India: 15 August, 2019: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test IV: Medieval India: 1 October, 2019: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Full Test II: Medieval India: 15 October, 2019: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test V: Modern India: 1 December, 2020: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test VI: Modern India: 15 January, 2020: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Full Test III: Medieval India: 1 February, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test VII: Ancient India: 15 February, 2020: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test VIII: Ancient India: 30 March, 2020: 125 Marks (90 Minutes Duration)

(Two months gap for Prelims Preparation)

Full Test IV: Ancient India: 15 June, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Full Test V: Ancient India + Medieval India: 15 July, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Full Test VI: World History + Modern India: 15 August, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

COURSE FEE

Total Fee: Rs 18,000/- (Including Taxes)

STEPS FOR ENROLLMENT

Follow the following steps for enrollment:

  1. Make payment by using Payment Details (given in this page).
  2. Fill the online application form (given in this page) after making payment.
  3. Email one ID Proof on selfstudyhistory@gmail.com
  4. After following the above steps, you will get all the required information within 24 hours on your Email ID.

APPLICATION FORM

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Email ID: selfstudyhistory@gmail.com

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test I: World History: 30 April 2019

Syllabus:

  • Enlightenment and Modern ideas: Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau; Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies; Rise of socialist ideas (up to Marx); spread of Marxian Socialism
  • Origins of Modern Politics: European States System; American Revolution and the Constitution; French revolution and aftermath, 1789- 1815; American Civil War with reference to Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery; British Democratic Politics, 1815- 1850; Parliamentary Reformers, Free Traders, Chartists.
  • Industrialization: English Industrial Revolution: Causes and Impact on Society; Industrialization in other countries: USA, Germany, Russia, Japan; Industrialization and Globalization.
  • Revolution and Counter-Revolution: 19th Century European revolutions, The Russian Revolution of 1917- 1921, Fascist Counter-Revolution, Italy and Germany; The Chinese Revolution of 1949
  • World Wars: 1st and 2nd World Wars as Total Wars: Societal implications; World War I: Causes and consequences; World War II: Causes and consequence

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Topic Wise Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test II: World History: 15 June, 2019

Syllabus:

  • Nation-State System: Rise of Nationalism in 19th century; Nationalism: state-building in Germany and Italy; Disintegration of Empires in the face of the emergence of nationalities across the world.
  • The World after World War II: Emergence of two power blocs; Emergence of Third World and non-alignment; UNO and the global disputes.
  • Imperialism and Colonialism: South and South-East Asia; Latin America and South Africa; Australia; Imperialism and free trade: Rise of neo-imperialism.
  • Liberation from Colonial Rule: Latin America-Bolivar; Arab World-Egypt; Africa-Apartheid to Democracy; South-East Asia-Vietnam
  • Decolonization and Underdevelopment: Factors constraining development: Latin America, Africa
  • Unification of Europe: Post War Foundations: NATO and European Community; Consolidation and Expansion of European Community; European Union.
  • Disintegration of Soviet Union and the Rise of the Unipolar World: Factors leading to the collapse of Soviet communism and the Soviet Union, 1985-1991; Political Changes in Eastern Europe 1989-2001; End of the cold war and US ascendancy in the World as the lone superpower.

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Topic Wise Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test I: World History: 30 June, 2019

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of World History

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Topic Wise Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test III: Medieval India: 15 August, 2019

  • 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:

  • Study material of Medieval India provided by selfstudyhistory.com

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test IV: Medieval India: 1 October, 2019

  • 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:

  • Study material of Medieval India provided by selfstudyhistory.com

Syllabus and sources for Full Test II: Medieval India: 30 October, 2019

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of  Medieval India

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Topic Wise Material provided to enrolled students

 

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