History is one of the most important subjects for the IAS Exam. Indian History for UPSC is a very vast subject covering the following areas:
- Ancient Indian History
- Medieval Indian History
- Modern Indian History
The UPSC Syllabus covers history in both Prelims and Mains. The History topics are closely related to Heritage and Culture, particularly when studying History for IAS. The following are the important topics to study from Ancient Indian History:
- Prehistoric India
- Historic India
- Indus Valley Civilization
- Vedic India
- Buddhism and Related Topics
- Mauryan Empire, Administrative Structure, Rulers and Legacy
- Gupta Empire, Rulers and Legacy
- Invasions from Central Asia
- Kingdoms, States and Dynasties of South India, Their Rulers and Legacy
Ancient Indian History Notes
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The most important sources of History are NCERT Books. Aspirants should read History from NCERT Books for UPSC to prepare for the IAS Exam. Taking notes is an efficient way to organise your study material for revision. Though taking notes is advisable, UPSC Candidates often find it difficult to find the right topics to focus on or may not have the time or resources at hand to take efficient notes. With this in mind, we at BYJU’S have developed a compilation of NCERT Notes for UPSC. This page compiles most of the important NCERT Notes for Ancient Indian History for UPSC for ease of use by IAS aspirants.
These IAS History study materials cover most of the major History Topics from the Ancient Indian Historical era until the dawn of the middle ages. Candidates should use these notes in conjunction with the NCERT Books to cover the complete UPSC Syllabus for Ancient Indian History.
Studying Indian History requires a thorough understanding of the chronology of events in Indian History. Based on this foundation, aspirants should build up knowledge on various aspects of history such as economic history, administrative history and cultural impact of historical events apart from political history.
While reading these topics, aspirants can practise past year history prelims and mains questions from the links given below:
- History questions from UPSC Mains GS 1 from 2013 to 2019.
- Ancient History Questions in UPSC Prelims [2013-2020]
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