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

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

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: 15 October, 2019: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test II: World History: 30 October, 2019: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Full Test I: World History: 15 November, 2019: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test III: Medieval India: 15 December, 2019: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test IV: Medieval India: 30 December, 2019: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Full Test II: Medieval India: 15 January, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test V: Modern India: 15 February, 2020: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test VI: Modern India: 28 February, 2020: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Full Test III: Modern India: 10 March, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

(Three months gap for Prelims Preparation)

Sectional Test VII: Ancient India: 1 July, 2020: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Sectional Test VIII: Ancient India: 15 July, 2020: 150 Marks (105 Minutes Duration)

Full Test IV: Ancient India: 1 August, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

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

Full Test VI: World History + Modern India: 30 August, 2020: 250 Marks (180 Minutes Duration)

COURSE FEE

Total Fee for COMPLETE PACKAGE: ₹ 18,000/- (Including Taxes)

Fee for Test Series (14 Tests)+ Map Materials + Access to solved Questions: ₹ 14,000/- (Including Taxes)

Fee for only Test Series (14 Tests): ₹ 12,500/- (Including Taxes)

Fee for Daily and Weekly Problem Practice (Evaluation+Solution): ₹ 8000/- (Including Taxes)

Fee for only Daily Problem Practice (Evaluation+Solution): ₹ 4500/- (Including Taxes)

Fee for only Weekly Problem Practice (Evaluation+Solution): ₹ 4500/- (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.

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Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test I: World History: 15 October, 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 Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test II: World History: 30 October, 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 Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test I: World History: 15 November, 2019

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of World History

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

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

Syllabus:

  • 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: 30 December, 2019

Syllabus:

  • 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: 15 January, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of  Medieval India

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test V: Modern India: 15 February, 2020

Syllabus:

  • European Penetration into India: The Early European Settlements; The Portuguese and the Dutch; The English and the French East India Companies; Their struggle for supremacy; Carnatic Wars; Bengal -The conflict between the English and the Nawabs of Bengal; Siraj and the English; The Battle of Plassey; Significance of Plassey.
  • British Expansion in India: Bengal – Mir Jafar and Mir Kasim; The Battle of Buxar; Mysore; The Marathas; The three Anglo-Maratha Wars; The Punjab.
  • Early Structure of the British Raj: The early administrative structure; From diarchy to direct control; The Regulating Act (1773); The Pitt’s India Act (1784); The Charter Act (1833); The voice of free trade and the changing character of British colonial rule; The English utilitarian and India.
  • Economic Impact of British Colonial Rule: Land revenue settlements in British India; The Permanent Settlement; Ryotwari Settlement; Mahalwari Settlement; Economic impact of the revenue; arrangements; Commercialization of agriculture; Rise of landless agrarian labourers; Impoverishment of the rural society; Dislocation of traditional trade and commerce; De-industrialisation; Decline of traditional crafts; Drain of wealth; Economic transformation of India; Railroad and communication network including telegraph and postal services; Famine and poverty in the rural interior; European business enterprise and its limitations.
  • Social and Cultural Developments: The state of indigenous education, its dislocation; Orientalist – Anglicist controversy, The introduction of western education in India; The rise of press, literature and public opinion; The rise of modern vernacular literature; Progress of science; Christian missionary activities in India.
  • Social and Religious Reform movements in Bengal and Other Areas: Ram Mohan Roy, The Brahmo Movement; Devendranath Tagore; Iswarchandra Vidyasagar; The Young Bengal Movement; Dayanada Saraswati; The social reform movements in India including Sati, widow remarriage, child marriage etc.; The contribution of Indian renaissance to the growth of modern India; Islamic revivalism – the Feraizi and Wahabi Movements.
  • Indian Response to British Rule: Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries including the Rangpur Dhing (1783), the Kol Rebellion (1832), the Mopla Rebellion in Malabar (1841-1920), the Santal Hul (1855), Indigo Rebellion (1859-60), Deccan Uprising (1875) and the Munda Ulgulan (1899- 1900); The Great Revolt of 1857 – Origin, character, causes of failure, the consequences; The shift in the character of peasant uprisings in the post-1857 period; the peasant movements of the 1920s and 1930s.

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test VI: Modern India: 28 February, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Factors leading to the birth of Indian Nationalism; Politics of Association; The Foundation of the Indian National Congress; The Safety-valve thesis relating to the birth of the Congress; Programme and objectives of Early Congress; the social composition of early Congress leadership; the Moderates and Extremists; The Partition of Bengal (1905); The Swadeshi Movement in Bengal; the economic and political aspects of Swadeshi Movement; The beginning of revolutionary extremism in India.
  • Rise of Gandhi; Character of Gandhian nationalism; Gandhi’s popular appeal; Rowlatt Satyagraha; the Khilafat Movement; the Non-cooperation Movement; National politics from the end of the Non-cooperation movement to the beginning of the Civil Disobedience movement; the two phases of the Civil Disobedience Movement; Simon Commission; The Nehru Report; the Round Table Conferences; Nationalism and the Peasant Movements; Nationalism and Working class movements; Women and Indian youth and students in Indian politics (1885-1947); the election of 1937 and the formation of ministries; Cripps Mission; the Quit India Movement; the Wavell Plan; The Cabinet Mission.
  • Constitutional Developments in the Colonial India between 1858 and 1935
  • Other strands in the National Movement The Revolutionaries: Bengal, the Punjab, Maharashtra, U.P, the Madras Presidency, Outside India. The Left; The Left within the Congress: Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, the Congress Socialist Party; the Communist Party of India, other left parties.
  • Politics of Separatism; the Muslim League; the Hindu Mahasabha; Communalism and the politics of partition; Transfer of power; Independence.
  • Consolidation as a Nation; Nehru’s Foreign Policy; India and her neighbours (1947-1964); The linguistic reorganisation of States (1935-1947); Regionalism and regional inequality; Integration of Princely States; Princes in electoral politics; the Question of National Language.
  • Caste and Ethnicity after 1947; Backward castes and tribes in postcolonial electoral politics; Dalit movements.
  • Economic development and political change; Land reforms; the politics of planning and rural reconstruction; Ecology and environmental policy in post – colonial India; Progress of science.

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test III: Modern India: 10 March, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of World History

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test VII: Ancient India: 1 July, 2020

Syllabus:

  • 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.

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Sectional Test VIII: Ancient India: 15 July, 2020

Syllabus:

  • 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 Government; 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:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test IV: Ancient India: 1 August, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of Ancient India

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test V: Ancient India + Medieval India: 15 August, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of Ancient India and Medieval India

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

Syllabus and sources for Full Test VI: Modern India + World History: 30 August, 2020

Syllabus:

  • Full Syllabus of Modern India and World History

Sources:

  • Selfstudyhistory.com’s Material provided to enrolled students

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