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UPSC IAS Prelims 2021: Topic-wise Important Questions on Modern Indian History

Sakshi Saroha

UPSC Prelims 2021: Indian History is an important part of the UPSC syllabus for both Prelims and Mains exams. An analysis of previous year papers shows that out of total questions asked from History, a total of 45-50% are asked from the Modern History syllabus. In this article, we have compiled all the important questions that can be framed from the Modern History syllabus for the Prelims exam. These questions have been created by the subject experts and each question is provided with an explained answer. Aspirants can solve these topic-wise questions to test their preparation for the exam. 

Also Check: Important Questions from Modern History Asked in Previous Years' Papers

Topic-wise Important Questions on Modern Indian History

With an extensive syllabus, History always comes as a troubling subject for more aspirants. Ancient, medieval and modern history are three dimensions of the subject. Each section is important for the exam. Check the following links to make your revision of Modern History easier:

Topic 1

Decline of Mughal Empire

Topic 2

Invasion and settlement of Europeans

Topic 3

British Conquest in India

Topic 4

Revolt of 1857

Topic 5

Indian Freedom struggle the first stage:

Topic 6 

Gandhian thoughts and techniques of mass mobilization-

Topic 7

Reforms and Acts during British India

Topic 8

Revolts and Movements in Modern India

Topic 9

Important British Commissions and Committees 

NCERT textbooks play an important role in understanding and constructing the base for the Modern History subject. The Modern Indian History syllabus can be studied from the NCERT of Class 6th to Class 12th. Also, the aspirants can read the Class 12th Tamil Nadu Board NCERT to better understand the evasion and Impact of Europeans in Southern India. You can check the below link to access the NCERTs for UPSC Exam preparation.

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 Complete List of NCERT Textbooks & State Board Books Required for Preparation (Class-wise & Subject-wise)

With UPSC's dynamic pattern no single book is enough. The smart strategy act will be to get through with basic static areas and keep track of current issues that could then be mapped to the modern India syllabus. To test your knowledge on the daily static and current events you can take the quiz below:

GK Quiz on Daily Static and Current Events

Also Check: Subject-wise Study Material for Complete Prelims Preparation





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