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Indian History:

The trend of questions on Indian History in terms of percentage of total 100 questions has approximately varied from 9% to 19% with an average of 13%. The questions pertain to the various aspects of Indian history right from Indus valley civilisation (2500 B.C), Rig vedic Aryans, Alexander's invasion of India, various important dynasties of Indialike maurya dynasty,Kushan dynasty, Gupta dynasty, Pushyabhuti dynasty Ghazni dynasty, Ghouri dynasty, slave dynasty, Khilji dynasty, Tughlaq dynasty, Lodhi dynasty, Mughal dynasty, Suri dynasty, The marathas, Peshwas and many such other dynasties till the onset of arrival of Portugese, French and British trading companies and subsequent emergence of supremacy of British East India company and their gradual control over India which culminated into sepoy mutiny or the first war of Independence in 1857 and further passing of control over India from East India company into the hands of British crown by the Indian Councils Act 1858. Thus you see the history which you study in your school from class 6th onwards by and large covers this section. Nevertheless your ability to retain all these things by the time you really appear for the exam is an important aspect. Here comes the importance of practise. The more you practise the more chances you have of answering the questions correctly.

Some questions which have been asked in the previous years are listed below so that you get a hang of it:

What was the "Chauth" in Maratha administration?
The first Buddhist council met at?
Chanakya was also known as?
"Live Well, even by borrowing, for once dead, there is no return" This rejection of after life is the philosophy of which sect?
The capital of the kingdom of Maharana Ranjit Singh was?
The first Indian ruler who joined the Indian subsidiary alliance was?
According to Mimansa system of philosophy liberation is possible by means of
The sufi saint who maintained that devotional music was one way of coming close to the god was?
Which edict mentions the name of Ashoka?
The member of Shivaji's Ashta Pradhan who looked after foreign affairs was known as?
The paintings of Abaindra Nath Tagore are classified as?
Which port handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period?
The practise of Military Governorship was first introduced in India by?
Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji?
Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries on modeern lines?
The mongols under Chengis Khan invaded India during the reign of?
The ancient Indian play "Mudraraksha" of Vishnu Dutt has its subject on? The first writer to use urdu as the medium of poetic expression was?
The Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India was?
After consolidation of his power, Balban assumed the title of?
Who is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?


Subjects Covered:

General Science! Indian History! INM! Geography! Economics! Indian Polity! Intelligence! Current Affairs! Miscellaneous!


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Now, Here are the some Focus Areas from where Questions are regularly asked in Preliminary Exam. There are also certain style of asking Questions which are discussed below:

Books & Authors Historical Personalities Diseases Scientific Equipments Communities Ancient Terminology Nobel Prize Clock Sequencing Let's Dance Awards Ascending/Descending order Sports Chronological Order Match The Following Temples Assertion & Reasoning Religion Paintings & Sculptures Historical Administrative Systems Five Year Plans Battles Observation Days Mountains Famous Movements Rivers Nutrition Commitees and Commissions Government Programmes National Institutes High Offices Constitution Amendments Organisational Headquarter Historical Monuments Places First Longest Highest..



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