IAS Main History Question Paper I-1994

History is an optional subject available for the Main exam of the UPSC Civil Services Exam. You can find the Question Papers of different years’ UPSC Civil Services Main exams at jagranjosh.com. This is the question paper of History Paper I of IAS Main Examination1994.

Created On: Aug 11, 2011 10:30 IST
Modified On: May 2, 2013 15:50 IST

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds the Civil Services Examination every year in two parts, i.e. Preliminary Test and Main Examination; the Main Examination comprises a written Test and a Personality Test. The Question paper of the IAS Main History Paper I  1994 is given as below:

HISTORY

PAPER-I-1994

Time Allowed: Three Hourse

Maximum Marks: 300

Candidates should attempt O. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any THREE of the remaining question, selecting at least ONE question from each Section. All question carry equal marks.

SECTION A

1. Mark any fifteen of the following places on the map supplied to you and write short notes on the answer book on the places marked on the map:

(i) Akhnur           

(ii) Arikamedu

(iii) Barabar       

(iv) Bagh

(v) Bhumra       

(vi) Bodh gaya

(vii) Bhagatav       

(viii) Chandraketugrah

(ix) dhamner       

(x) Elephanta

(xi) Eran           

(xii) Gop

(xiii) Gyarspur       

(xiv) Harappa

(xv) Harwan       

(xvi) Karle

(xvii) Mohenjo Daro   

(xviii) Martand

(xix) Maski           

(xx) Mehendragiri

(xxiii) Piprahwa       

(xxiv) Rajim

(xxv) Sanghol       

(xxvi) Sisupalgarh

(xxvii) Sirpur       

(xxviii) Sonkh

(xxix) Sutkagen-Dor   

(xxx) Tigwa

2. Discuss the pattern of trade during the Indus Valley civilization. How for did it affect the nature of contemporary settlements in the Indian sub-continent?


3. Determine the veracity of Megasthenes’ descriptions of  Indian society and economy with the help of other contemporary evidences.

4. Trace the scientific and technological developments in India up to c.A.D.750.

SECTION B

5. Write short essays of not more than 200 word each on any three of the following:

(a) Ziauddin Barani as a historian

(b) Narrative paintings under Jahangir and Akbar

(c)  Meaning and features of the Maharashtra Dharma

(d) Mughal and the British East India Company

SECTION B

5. Write short essays of not more than 200 word each on any three of the following:

(a) Ziauddin Barani as a historian

(b) Narrative paintings under Jahangir and Akbar

(c) Meaning and features of Maharashtra Dharma

(d) Mughals and the British East India Company.

6. Do you agree with the view that the form and content of temple architecture in South India between c. A.D. 750 and 1200 were products of a specific economic and political milieu?

7. What light do inscriptions and accounts of European travelers throw on the antecedents and legacy of the administrative structure of the Vijayanagara Empire?

8. “Aurangzeb is a much maligned monarch.” Argue the case for and against the proposition.

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