The History Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of History syllabus into various sections.
Sources and approaches to the study of Ancient Indian History.
Early pastorial and agricultural communities with reference to mesolithic and neolithic periods.
Harappan Civilization-origin, the Mature phase, extent, society, economy and culture, major thoughts regarding decline, post-Harappan cultures.
Vedic Civilization-Vedic literature, changes in religion, social system, polity and economy from the Rigvedic to Later Vedic period, Upanishadic thoughts.
Jainism, Buddhism and other sects, second phase of urbanization, political condition of northern India in 6th Century B. C. rise of Magadh empire.
The Mauryan Age-expansion of empire, Ashokan edicts and his Dhamma, socio-economic conditions and cultural development.
Northern and Penisular India during Post-Mauryan period-Indo-Greek, Saka, Parthian, Kushana, Sunga and Satawahana dynasties, society, economy and culture, Sangam culture.
The Vakataka-Gupta Age-important rulers, administrative system, socio-economic conditions, development of literature, Science and art.
Post-Gupta period-Chalukaya, Pallava, Vardhan. Pala, Rashtrakuta and chola dynasties, development of feudal system.
Origin of Rajputs, principal Rajput dynasties, social stratification, temple architecture and economy.
Sources of Medieval Indian History.
Arab invasion on sind, invasions of Mahmud Ghazni and Muhammad Ghori on northern India and their effects.
Delhi Sultanate-establishment of Sultanate under Qutubuddin Aibak, Iltutamish and Balban, the Khalji imperialism and administrative system, polices and administrative principles of Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Ferozeshah, Sayyid and Lodi dynasties.
Economy and culture during the Sultanate period-agriculture, trade and commerce, the Bhakti Movement, Sufism, architecture, art and social system.
Vijaynagar and Bahamani empires-polity and culture.
Babar, Humayun and Shershah-Victories of Babar, Humayun's failures, second Afghan empire under Shershah, Shershas's administrative and land revenues reforms.
Akbar-establishment of Mughal Empire, concept of monarchy, administrative and land revenue systems, religious and Rajput policies.
Age of Jahangir and Shahjahan.
Arungazeb-climax of Mughal Empire, religious policy, Deccan policy, major revolts and disintegration of empire.
Rise of the Marathas-Shivaji, expansion of kingdom, administration and land revenue system.
Mughal administration, Social, economic and cultural conditions during mughal period.
Decline of Mughal empire-Later Mughals, rise of Maratha power under the Peshwas, Provincial kingdoms with special reference to Bengal, Awadh and the Nizam.
Establishment of British rule in India-Anglo French struggle, British relations with Mysore and the Marathas.
Expansion of British empire from 1798 to 1856-policies of Lord Wellesley, Lord Hastings, Lord William Bentinck and Lord Dalhousie, consolidation of empire.
The Upheaval of 1857-causes, nature and effects.
India under British crown-Queen Victoria's proclamation, administrative and fiscal decentralization, Ripon's Liboralism and curzon's imperialism.
Social and Religious Movements-the Brahmo Samaj, the Parathana Samaj, the Arya Samaj, Aligarh Movement, Ramakrishna Mission and the Theosophical Society.
Colonial Economy-Taxation, Drain of wealth, land revenue settlements, decay of handicraft industries, transport and communications, development of modern industries, commercialization of agriculture and rural indebtedness.
Rise and Development of Indian Nationalism-establishment of Indian National Congress, Moderates and extremists in the Congress, the Swadeshi Movement, revolutionary movements and Home Rule Movement.
Freedom Struggle-Non-Co-operation movement, Civil Disobedience movement, Individual satyagraha, Quit India movement and Indian National Army.
Towards Independence-the Simla Pact, the Interim Govt. the Mountabatten Plan, Partition of India and transfer of power, integration of Indian States.
Constitutional Development of India. Act of 1858, 1861, 1892, 1909, 1919 and 1935, formation of Indian constitution and salient features of the constitution.
History of Modern World.
Industrial Revolution-Revolution in England, industrialization in USA, Germany, France and Japan, rise of capitalism and imperialism, Socialism and working class movements.
War of American Independence-causes, events and results.
French Revolution-causes, contribution of the philosophers, National Assembly, National Convention, Girondists and Jacobins, Reign of Terror, impact of revolution.
Age of Napoleon-rise of Napoleon internal reforms and foreign policy as first Consul, continental System. Peninsular War, Russian campaign and downfall.
Age of Reaction-The Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, July Revolution of 1830, Revolution of 1848 and fall of Metternich.
Unification of Italy-rise of nationalism, establishment of Carbonari, Mazzini, Cavour and Garibaldi, acquisition of Venetia (1866) and Rome (1870).
Unification of Germany-establishment of Zollverein, rise of Bismarck, problem of Schleswig-Holstein and war with Denmark (1864), Astro-Prussian War (1866) and Franco-Prussian War (1870).
Emergence of Japan as a Power-Meiji Restoration, Industrialization and Westernization, Sino-Japanese War (1891 − 95) and Russo-Japanese War (1901 − 05).
Liberalism in Great Britain-Parliamentary reforms, Chartist Movement, economic, educational and industrial reforms.
American Civil war-causes, election of Abraham Lincoln as President, separation of southern states, civil war, end of slave system, consequences.
The Eastern Question-Greek War of Independence, the Crimean War, Congress of Berlin, the Young Turk Movement and Balkan wars.
European interests in China-the opium wars, extra-territorial rights, Tai-ping Rebellion, Boxer Uprising, the Revolution of 1911.
First World War-causes, events and consequences.
Paris Peace Conference and the League of Nations-the Big Four, the Paris Peace Treaties achievements and failures of the League of Nations.
The Russian Revolution of 1917-causes, events and impact.
Rise of Totalitarian regimes in Italy, Germany and Japan-Mussolini, Hitler, Militarism in Japan.
Nationalism in Indonesia and Indo-china-rise of nationalism in Indonesia, various political organizations and their activities, Ho-chi Minh and nationalism in Indo-China.
Communism in China-Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalism, Communist Revolution of 1949 under Mao Tse Tung and its impact.
Arab Nationalism-Mandatory System in the Middle East, nationalism in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and the Palestinian Problem.