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General Studies Paper 1

General Studies Paper 1

Part-1

 

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

 

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

 

  • The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

 

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

 

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

Part -2

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

 

  • Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

 

  • Effects of globalization on Indian society

 

  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

Part -3

  • Salient features of world's physical geography.

 

  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

 

  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.