General Studies I

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Indian Heritage and Culture                                                           

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

Indian History

  1. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  2. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country
  3. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

World History

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

Sociology

  1. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
  2. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  3. Effects of globalization on Indian society
  4. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

World Geography and Indian Geography

  1. Salient features of world’s physical geography
  2. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
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