CGPSC History Section 2022: How to Prepare, Books, Syllabus, Tips and Tricks

By Brajendra|Updated : January 29th, 2022

History is a popular subject in any state civil service exam. History requires more understanding and interpretation. History should be read as a story to make it interesting. History means from the starting  of the events to the end of events.

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How to Prepare History for CGPSC 2022 Exam

History is the most important subject for the CGPSC Exam. because in the past year number of questions were asked in the history section. The list is mentioned below subject wise questions asked in CGPSC 2022 prelims exam:

 Part A - General Knowledge

Topics

No of questions

Level of paper

Indian Economy

2

Moderate

Constitution of India and Indian polity

12

Easy

History of India and Indian National Movement

6

Difficult

Physical, Social and Economic

Geography of India and world

5

Easy

General Science and Technology

6

Easy

Current Affairs and Sports

7

Easy to Moderate

Indian philosophy, art, literature and Culture

7

Moderate

Environment

6

Easy

Part B - General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh

Topics

No of questions

Level of paper

Geography, climate, Physical status, census,

archaeologists and tourists center of Chhattisgarh

13

Difficult

History of Chhattisgarh

8

Difficult

Economy Forest and Agriculture of Chhattisgarh

6

Moderate

Administrative structure, local government and

Panchayati raj of Chhattisgarh

7

Moderate

Literature, Music, Dance Art and Culture of Chhattisgarh

9

Difficult

Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh

2

Moderate

The candidates who are preparing history for CGPSC 2022 exam have to keep some points  in mind.

  • The events of history are carefully studied.
  • Maturity is reflected in answer writing.
  • The examiners are also attracted to detailed explanations with facts.

HISTORY SYLLABUS for CGPSC Exam

The History syllabus for the CGPSC exam is mentioned below topic wise. 

History of India & Indian National movement

Ancient Indian History

  • The prehistoric age
  • Indus civilization
  • Vedic civilization
  • Jainism and Buddhism
  • Rise of Magadh Empire
  • Mauryan Polity & Economy
  • Sunga, Satvahan period
  • Gupta Empire
  • Major dynasties of south India

Medieval Indian history

  • Sultanate and Mughal period
  • Vijay nagar kingdom
  • Bhakti movement & Sufism
  • Development of literature in regional language
  • Rise of Marathas

Modern Indian history

  • Advent of Europeans and factors responsible for the establishment of British supremacy
  • Expansion of British Empire war and diplomacy
  • Rural economy- Agriculture and land revenue system
  • Decline of handicrafts industries
  • Relation of East India company with states
  • Changes in administrative structure
  • Urban economy after 1858
  • Development of railways, Industrialization
  • Development of Constitution

Indian National Movement

  • Socio-Religious reforms movement like Brahma Samaj, Arya Samaj, Prarthana Samaj, Ramakrishna Mission
  • Rise of Nationalism
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • Establishment of Indian National Congress
  • Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi movement
  • Rise and development of communalism
  • Revolutionary movement
  • Home rule movement
  • Gandhian movement
  • Quit India movement
  • Workers, Peasant and Tribal movements
  • Reform movement among Dalits
  • Reform movement among Muslims
  • Aligarh movement
  • Indian National Army
  • Independence and partition of India
  • Merger of states

History of Chhattisgarh

  • Prehistoric age
  • History of Chhattisgarh from Vedic to Gupta period
  • Major dynasties- Rajarshi Tulya kula, Nala, Sarabhipuriyas, Pandu, Somvanshis etc.
  • Kalachuris and their administrations
  • Chhattisgarh under the Marathas
  • British Chhattisgarh under British protectorate
  • Former states and Zamindars of Chhattisgarh
  • Feudatory states
  • Revolt of 1857, Freedom movement, Workers, Peasant and Tribal movements in Chhattisgarh
  • Formation of Chhattisgarh state

How to prepare History for CGPSC: Tips & Tricks

For better preparation of history there are some points to follow:

  • Study the NCERT books to understand the basics of history
  • Make proper notes by covering all topics
  • Analysis of CGPSC previous year question papers 
  • Daily practice & solving MCQs.
  • Solve the previous year question papers to know the pattern of questions.

 Important Books for History for CGPSC Exam

Given below are some of the important books for CGPSC exam to help you in your preparation for History. 

Sr No.Book NameAuthor/Publication
1.Ancient Indian HistoryR. S. Sharma
2.Medieval Indian HistorySatish Chandra
3.Modern Indian HistoryBipin Chandra
4.History of ChhattisgarhCompetition Community Arihant Publication

 

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