General Studies I

Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

 I) Modern Indian History

a) Significant events, issues, personalities during the middle of the eighteenth century (1750s) until the present.

b) Different stages and important contributors and contributions from various parts of the country in ‘The Freedom Struggle’.

c) Post-independence consolidation and reorganisation within the country.

II) History of the world

a) Events, forms and effect on society since the 18th century (world wars, industrial revolution, colonisation, redrawal of national boundaries, decolonisation, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.)

III) Society

a) Indian society and diversity – Salient aspects.

b) Role of women and women’s organisations, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanisation, their problems and remedies.

c) Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

d)Effects of globalisation on Indian society.

IV) Geography

a) 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.

b) Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.

c) Geographical features and their location, changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and polar ice caps) and, in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

d) Salient features of world’s physical geography.