OPSC OAS Mains 2020 Programme: History Optional

Programme Highlights

  • Total 16 Tests including
    • 12 Sectional Tests
    • 4 Mock Tests
  • Total 48 Discussion Class
  • Detailed Discussion class before each Sectional Test.
  • Discussion will be focused on conceptual clarity & Answer Writing.
  • Answer Hints including Model Approach.
  • Answer sheets will be evaluated by the experts.
  • One on One discussion with faculty after copy evaluation if Student Demand.

Note: Discussion classes will be conducted only for Sectional Tests.

Study Material

Text Book: OPSC History Optional India & Modern World Paper I & II by Brajabandhu Mahanta (If you Already Purchased then claim Rs 500 discount by using Discount Code: NOMATERIAL), will be provided to Every Student who joins this Programme.

Course Fee: Rs 4699 /-     

Call/ WhatsApp: +91-7008074714                 Email:sl.brajabandhu@gmail.com

Procedure for Online Tests

  • Students will be given user name and password to access the Student Zone on our website www.objectiveias.in
  • Student Zone “My Courses” Section for History Optional Mains Test Series will contain following:
    • pdf of test question paper
    • pdf of model answer hint
  • To write the test students have to download the PDF of test paper booklet and after writing the test send us back a scanned copy in pdf format for evaluation.
  • Further evaluated test copy will be sent back to the students within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Test discussion class will be conducted or uploaded into your account as per the schedule.
  • Once student will receive evaluated copy, one to one discussion with faculty will be arranged via phone call or live interaction according to the demand of students

Test Schedule and Calendar

Class/ TestsSubjects/ TopicsReference BooksDate
Class-1Sources of Early Indian HistoryText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh08/06/2021
Class-2Early Pastoral and Agricultural communitiesText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh09/06/2021
Class-3The Indus CivilizationText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh10/06/2021
Class-4Vedic PeriodText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh11/06/2021
Test-1Ancient India – I + Modern India – I (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 13/06/2021
Class-5Life and teachings of Mahavira and BuddhaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh16/06/2021
Class-6Rise of Magadha & Mauryan EmpireText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh17/06/2021
Class-7Post Mauryan Period in IndiaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh18/06/2021
Class-8India in Gupta and Post-Gupta PeriodText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh19/06/2021
Test-2Ancient India – II + Modern India – II (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 20/06/2021
Class-9Themes in Early Indian Cultural HistoryText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: India’s Ancient Past by R.S. Sharma22/06/2021
Class-10Kalinga war and KharavelaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Notes by OBJECTIVE IAS23/06/2021
Class-11Political History of Odisha (4th century CE to 7th century CE)Text: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Notes by OBJECTIVE IAS24/06/2021
Class-12Few Ancient Indian Debates, Primary Sources and their InterpretationsText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta25/06/2021
Test-3Ancient India – III + Modern India – III (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 27/06/2021
Class-13India, 750-1200 CE: Polity, Society and EconomyText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh29/06/2021
Class-14India, 750-1200 CE: Culture and LiteratureText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India by Upinder Singh30/06/2021
Class-15The 13th CenturyText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals by Satish Chandra01/07/2021
Class-16The 14th CenturyText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals by Satish Chandra02/07/2021
Test-4Medieval India – I + Modern World – I (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 04/07/2021
Class-17Economy Society and Culture in the 13th and 14th centuriesText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR Medieval India: From Sultanat to the Mughals by Satish Chandra06/07/2021
Class-18The 15th and Early 16th Century (Political History)Text: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR History of India: Mughal Empire by Satish Chandra07/07/2021
Class-19The 15th and Early 16th Century (Society, Economy and Culture)Text: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra08/07/2021
Class-20AkbarText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR History of India: Mughal Empire by Satish Chandra09/07/2021
Test-5Medieval India – II + Modern World – II (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 11/07/2021
Class-21Mughal empire during 17th and 18th CenturiesText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR History of India: Mughal Empire by Satish Chandra13/07/2021
Class-22Economy and Society, 16th and 17th centuriesText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR History of India: Mughal Empire by Satish Chandra14/07/2021
Class-23Culture during Mughal EmpireText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Medieval India by Satish Chandra OR History of India: Mughal Empire by Satish Chandra15/07/2021
Class-24Medieval OdishaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Notes by OBJECTIVE IAS16/07/2021
Test-6Medieval India – III + Modern World – III (200 + 100 = 300 marks) 18/07/2021
Break till Prelims 2020
Class-25Establishment of British rule in IndiaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-26Colonial EconomyText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-27Resistance to Colonial ruleText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-28Socio-cultural Impact of colonial ruleText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-7Modern India – I + Ancient India – I (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Class-29Economy 1858-1914Text: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-30Early Indian NationalismText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-31Inter-War Economy of IndiaText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-32Nationalism under Gandhi’s LeadershipText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-8Modern India – II + Ancient India – II (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Class-33Other strands of the National MovementText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-34Towards FreedomText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-35First Phase of Independence (1947-64)Text: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Modern India by Bipin Chandra OR A New Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and MehtaTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-36Odisha under Colonial rule and afterText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: Notes by OBJECTIVE IASTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-9Modern India – III + Ancient India – III (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Class-37Enlightenment and Modern IdeasText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-38Origin of Modern PoliticsText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-39IndustrializationText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-40Nation-State SystemText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-10Modern World – I + Medieval India – I (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Class-41Imperialism and ColonialismText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-42Revolution and Counter-RevolutionText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-43World WarsText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-44Cold WarsText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-11Modern World – II + Medieval India – II (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Class-45Colonial LiberationText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-46Decolonization and UnderdevelopmentText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-47Unification of EuropeText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Class-48Soviet Disintegration and the Unipolar WorldText: OPSC History Optional by Brajabandhu Mahanta Reference: A History of Modern World by Jain and MathurTo be scheduled after Prelims
Test-12Modern World – III + Medieval India – III (200 + 100 = 300 marks) To be scheduled after Prelims
Mock Tests
Test-13Mock Test-1 (Paper-I) To be scheduled after Prelims
Test-14Mock Test-2 (Paper-II) To be scheduled after Prelims
Test-15Mock Test-3 (Paper-I) To be scheduled after Prelims
Test-16Mock Test-4 (Paper-II) To be scheduled after Prelims

N.B.:

  • The delivery of Study materials may be affected or delayed due to COVID Lockdown Situation.
  • The Schedule is tentative and subject to change according to the schedule of OPSC and other uncertain unavoidable circumstances