IAS Main History Question Paper II-1996

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 1996.


Created On: Aug 11, 2011 08:41 IST
Modified On: May 2, 2013 14:55 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 - 1996 is given as below:


General Instructions: Same as in Paper-I

SECTION A (Modern India)

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

(a) “The verdict of Plassey was confirmed by the English victory at Buxar.”

(b) The British Policy towards Indian States in 1818-1858 was one of the “isolation and non-interference tempered by annexation.”

(c) “The religious reform movements of the 19th century were” endeavours to recast the old religion (Hinduism) into a new form suited to meet the needs of the new society.”

(d) “Indian after 1905 had new interests and objectives and compelled new lines of policy.”

2. The changing life in Indian village marked best the impact of the British administration on the Indian People. Explain, identifying the process and the extent of the change.

3. Trace the course of the people’s movement in India States after 1937. How did the Congress leadership react to it?

4. The Pakistan movement converted a cultural and religious entity of a people into a separatist political force. Elucidate.

SECTION B (World History)

5. Comment on any three of the following statements in  about 200 words each:
(a) “The era of discovery and exploration was but another aspect of the Renaissance interest in the world and man.”

(b) The Industrial Revolution “Changed England in character and culture.”

(c) “The Communist International and the League of Nations both announced the end of the Balance of Power.”

(d) The Great Depression (1929-34) was “attended by momentous consequences in the economic as well as in the political sphere.”

6. The French Revolution (1789) sought to remove both " the religious and secular props of the rsisting social order."

7. Trace the statges in the Partition of Africa after 1870. How did it affect international relations ?

8. Turkish renaissance guided by Kemal Pasha revolutionsed the Turkish life a many levels Amplify.


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