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What should I study in history for UPSC Prelims?
The UPSC CSE GS History syllabus can be divided into four sections- ancient, medieval, modern Indian/freedom struggle and post-independence Indian History. For the ease of students, the art and culture portion will also be covered in the history section.
Which history has more weightage in UPSC Prelims?
History of India can be divided into 3 sections – Ancient, Medieval and Modern. A significant weightage has been given to History over the years. Modern India is the most important section from the prelims perspective.
Which part of history comes in prelims?
The history portion of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam General Studies Paper I Syllabus encompasses questions from Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History and Indian art and culture. The IAS Notification 2022 contains the syllabus for each subject asked in the prelims examination.
Which part of history is important for UPSC?
The aspirants should focus the different periods like Stone Age, Palaeolithic Age, Mesolithic Age, Neolithic Age and Chalcolithic Age. They should know about the major changes that happened in those periods. The next area is the Indus Valley Civilization or the Harappan Civilization.
Is 2 hours of studying enough for UPSC?
The UPSC civil services exam is considered one of the toughest exams in the country. And, because of this, a lot of people recommend studying for about 15 hours per day during the IAS exam preparation time.
Is world history in prelims?
History is an important subject in UPSC Civil Service Prelims and Mains exam. For Prelims examination, History is divided into three sections – Ancient India, Medieval India and Modern History. For Civil Services Mains Examination, World History is also there in UPSC Mains syllabus.
How can I score 100+ in UPSC Prelims?
Make a study plan with dedicated time to revise a subject, current affairs notes and solve at least 50 questions daily. You can start with the toughest or the lengthiest subject first. Focus on the NCERT books and revise what you have already read. After covering the basics, revise sources other than the NCERTs.
Who scored highest marks in prelims?
AIR- 1 Kanishak Kataria (Total – 1121/2025, 55.36%) AIR- 2 Akshat Jain (Total – 1080/2025, 53.33%)
What should I not read for prelims?
You should avoid sports news. Business news not related to the UPSC syllabus. Avoid criminal news even if it is capturing headlines. Don’t read small and irrelevant regional/state/local news. Avoid Bollywood and other entertainment news.
Is Ncert enough for UPSC Prelims history?
NCERTs help to understand the basic concepts. It is not advisable to skip NCERTs because they are very important for both prelims and the mains of the UPSC CSE.