OAS Prelims Trend Analysis: History of India and Indian National Movement

After reviewing the two previous year OAS Prelims General Studies Questions Papers, we found the following data. We have not take, in to consideration of earlier question papers of 2011 because of the change in syllabus in 2015. The History of India is divided in to to Section:
(1) History of India
This part covered the Whole Section of Indian History mainly- Ancient India, Medieval India and Modern India
(2) Indian National Movement Lets’ Analyze them differently-

History of India: –

Topics/ Chapters 2016 2015
Prehistory 0 0
Harappan Civilization 0 1
Vedic Age 0 0
Period of Mahajanapada: Jainism and Buddism 0 0
Mauryan Period 0 0
Post Mauryan Period 0 2
Sangam Age 0 0
Gupta Period 0 1
Post Gupta Period and Early Medieval India 0 1
Ancient Cultural Evolution 0 0
Delhi Sultanate 0 1
Mughal Period 0 1
Bhakti and Sufi Movement 0 0
Provincial Dynasties 0 0
Marathas and Mughal Disintegration 0 0
British and Other European Expansion 0 2
British policy and Administration, Socio-cultural movement, Education, Governors and Misc. 2 1
Total 3 10

Indian National Movement: –

Topics/ Chapters 2016 2015
Revolt 1857 and Other Tribal and Peasant Movements 0 1
Rise of national Consciousness 0 0
Early Political Development and INC 0 0
Phases of INC and Swadeshi Movement 1 0
Home Rule league and Inter-war period 0 0
Gandhian Era: Rowlatt Satyagraha, Non-cooperation movement, Civil disobedience movement and Quit India Movement 3 1
The Constitutional Development, Commissions, Acts etc. 4 1
Revolutionary Terrorism and Other Strands in National Movement 3 1
Final Phase of Indian National Movement: Partition and Independence 0 0
Historical Personalities and Misc. 1 0
Total 12 4

From the above analysis we may conclude:
1. The most Important Chapters are:
a) Constitutional Development, Commissions, Acts etc.
b) Gandhian Era: Non-Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement
c) Revolutionary Terrorism and Other Strands in National Movement
d) British Policy and Administration, Socio-cultural reform movements, Development in education Governors.
e) British and Other European Expansion.

2. The moderate Important Chapters are:
a) Post-Mauryan Period
b) Harappan Civilization
c) Gupta Period
d) Post-Gupta Period & Early Medieval India
e) Delhi Sultanate
f) Mughal Period
g) Revolt 1857 and Other revolts
h) Phases of INC ans Swadeshi Movement
i) Historical Personalities and Misc

3. Not Important According to the current trends but You may not completely omit them:
a) Pre-Histroy
b) Vedic Age
c) Period of Mahajanapada
d) Mauryan Period
e) Sangam Age
f) Ancient Cultural evolution
g) Bhakti and Sufi Movement
h) Provincial dynasties
i) Marathas and Mughal Administration
j) Rise of National Consciousness
k) Early Political Development During British Period
l) Home Rule League and Inter-War Period
m) Final Phase of Indian National Movement: Partition and Independence


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