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Is NCERT enough for UPSC 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.
Which is the best source for History UPSC?
India’s Ancient Past by RS Sharma. History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra. History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra. India’s Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania. India After Independence: Bipan Chandra.
Which NCERT is best for UPSC History?
History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past. History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I. History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past II and III. History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I. History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – II.
Which NCERTs are best for History?
6th – Our Pasts 1. 7th – Our Pasts II. 8th – Our Pasts III – Part 1, Part 2. 9th – India & the Contemporary World 1. 10th – India & the Contemporary World II. 11th – Themes in World History (Focus on Industrial Revolution)
How can I start my UPSC history?
Create a chronology for every period with the important events mentioned. Revise the entire syllabus at least two to three times in the entire time span. Solve previous year papers as well as IAS practice papers for History on a regular basis to have better preparation.
Can UPSC avoid NCERT?
Can we avoid NCERT for UPSC? That would be a big mistake. NCERTs are important and the best books to start your UPSC preparation with.
What is the best study method for history?
Create color-coded flashcards. Take notes in chronological order. Just the facts. Supplement with a historical TV program, but check your facts! Try an online multiple choice test.
Is history easy in UPSC?
Cons of history optional in IAS mains 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.
What are 5 sources of history?
Historical sources can include coins, artefacts, monuments, literary sources, documents, artifacts, archaeological sites, features, oral transmissions, stone inscriptions, paintings, recorded sounds, images and oral history. Even ancient relics and ruins, broadly speaking, are historical sources.
How many hours should I study NCERT for UPSC?
How much time does it take to cover all NCERT books? You have to read about 40-44 books in total, and it would take you about three days to complete one book which contains about 14-16 chapters. So, in total it would take you about 2.5- 3 months to read all the books.