How to prepare world history for UPSC optional?
NCERT Books for History (History: NCERT Class XI – Themes In World History is the recommended World History NCERT for UPSC) Mastering Modern World History – Norman Lowe. History of Modern World – BV Rao. History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur.
What should I study in world history for UPSC?
World History appears only in the UPSC Mains examination and is an important part of the General Studies Paper 1. The syllabus includes topics such as industrial revolution, world wars, colonization and decolonization, political philosophies such as capitalism, socialism, communism, etc.
Is history easy for UPSC optional?
If you are not interested in history, you may find studying it difficult. You must have good writing skills to score good marks in history. It is not a scoring subject when you compare it to science or maths. You do need to remember a few dates and names in history.