IAS Main History Question Paper II-1995

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 II  of IAS Main Examination 1995.

Created On: Aug 11, 2011 09:12 IST
Modified On: May 2, 2013 15:33 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 II - 1995 is given as below:

PAPER –II-1995

Time Allowed: Three Hourse

Maximum Marks: 300

Candidate should attempt Q.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 (Modern India)

1. Comment on any of the following statements in about 200 words each:

(a) “By certain of his action Clive has marred both the glory and usefulness of his work.”

(b) The Government of India from Canning to Curzon was regarded “as a white man’s burden rather than as a call to creative effort or the preparation for a new era.”

(c) The Diarchy provided by the Montford reforms “Certainly created suspicion without the frictions within.”

(d) ‘Having won political freedom, India had to win economic and cultural freedom.”

2. The British conquest of Sind was both a political and moral sequel to the first afghan war. Comment.

3. Economic changes in India from the late 1920s influenced the course of the country’s politics.Elucidate.

4. Trace the course and comment on the charcter of caste movements in south India in the 20th century. How far were their object achieved?

Section B (World History)

5. Comment on any three of the following statements in about 200 words each.

(a) “The Renaissance and the Reformation are the two springs of modern history, rival sources of the intellectual and moral freshening of modern life.”

(b) The American Revolution “was a natural and even expected event in the history of colonial people who had come of age.”

(c) At the end of the battle of Sedan (1870), “Europe lost a mistress and gained a master.”

(d)    “There was an element of system in Hitler’s foreign policy… His outlook was continental.”

6. The unification of Italy and that of Germany constituted a contrast in respect of the ways they were affected and the impact they left on later international politics. Elucidate.

7. Divided into spheres of influence by foreign powers, China in the 19th century presented a sorry spectable. How did China react to it?

8. “Corporate State” was Mussolini’s answer to the sociopolitical problems of his country Elucidate.



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