History for Teaching Exams

By : Neha Joshi

Updated : Nov 11, 2020, 13:51

History Questions are asked in the TET and other State TET Exams under the Social Studies section. It is essential to cover all the aspects of the History section to ensure the best performance. TET History Question is highly scoring and candidates preparing for competitive exams like CTET, KVS, Army Public School, UPTET, Bihar TET, Rajasthan TET, Haryana TET and other state TET exams must ensure that they understand the best way to complete the topic. Below mentioned are all the important topics under History TET and best books to refer to.

History forms a substantial part of every competitive exam. In the TET Exams, history is one topic that you cannot miss out, as you will end up losing a significant portion of your marks. The topics of history are divided into many segments. However, the three major divisions are- ancient history, medieval history, and modern history.

Important History Topics for TET exams



Ancient History

The period from written and recorded history to post-classical time. It ranges from 3000 BC to AD 500.

Medieval History

The period of the 5th to 15th century that witnessed the Age of Discovery, the fall of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, etc.

Modern History

The period from the 16th century till today

World War I

The war lasted for four years from 1914 to 1918. A never seen before the conflict between Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) and Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan, and the United States (the Allied Powers).

World War II

The war lasted from 1939 to 1945. The war was fought between the Allies (France, Poland, and the United Kingdom, along with their colonies) and the Axis (Germany, Italy, and Japan).

Cold War

The period that witnessed geopolitical tension between the United States of America and the Soviet Union between 1947 to 1953.

Rise of Christianity

The period after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the 1st Century AD. The disciples of Jesus began to spread the teachings of Jesus and Christianity as a religion started to emerge.

Independence of India

India got freedom from the British Colonial Rule on 15th August 1947

First Chief Justice of India


First Female Teacher of India

Savitri Bai Phule

First Army Chief of India

Marshal K.M.Cariappa

Importance of History topics for Teaching Exams

Here is why history is an important topic for teaching exams-

  • History is an important topic of teaching curriculum, and a teacher needs to be aware of the same
  • Much weightage of the overall marks is given to history-related topics and command of history can ensure good marks

Tips to solve History problems for TET exams

Here are some tips that can help you to ace your online history test for TET exams-

  • Learn the timelines of events very well
  • Prepare a chart of events
  • Learn the important names by searching for them on the internet; when you see a picture of a person, you remember it well
  • Make sure you remember the important dates and year very well

Most Recommended Books for History Topics teaching exam

Books are the best way to prepare for any topic and any exam. Some study books also have history questions and answers for TET exams. A few most recommended books are-

  1. A New Look at Modern Indian History From 1707 to the Modern Times- Alka Mehta and B L Grover S
  2. Mastering Modern World History- Norman Lowe (Best book for World History UPSC)
  3. The Penguin History Of Early India: From The Origins To AD 1300- Romila Thapar
  4. Age of Revolution 1789-1848- Eric Hobsbawm
  5. History of Medieval India- Satish Chandra (Medieval history book for UPSC exam)
  6. History Of Modern India- Bipan Chandra
  7. India’s Ancient Past- Ram Sharan Sharma
  8. Modern Indian History- Bipan Chandra
  9. Age Of Capital: 1848-1875 (History of Civilization)- Eric Hobsbawm
  10. Age of Capital -E.J. Hobsbawm

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BYJU'S Exam Prep can help you prepare for the history topics for teaching exams quite thoroughly. The platform can give you thorough preparation with great teaching methodologies and rigorous series of practice tests. This will help you to prepare like a pro and ace your history section of the teaching exams.

BYJU'S Exam Prep offers several experts assembled study material and revision material to comprehensively cover the History Topic for TET Exams. You can also get access to numerous TET questions for History and History Quizzes. Practice and revise the topic in a regular manner for best preparation.

Frequently Asked Questions about History TET Questions

1- Why is it important to prepare history questions for TET exams

As a teacher, it is important to understand and be aware of history as it is a part of the teaching curriculum. Much weightage is awarded to history questions in the competitive exams.

2- Who was the first Prime Minister of India?

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

3- Who was the first female chief minister of an Indian state?

Sucheta Kriplani

4- How much time will it take to prepare for history topics for TET exams?

There is no specific timeline for this. You can complete the syllabus in approximately 10-15 days of thorough preparation.

5- What kind of history quiz questions appear in teaching exams?

The banking exams usually come in the format of MCQ style questions and answers. For example, you might get questions like-

Q- Who was the founder of the Indian National Congress?

  1. a) A.O. Hume
  2. b) Lord Mountbatten
  3. c) General Maciver
  4. d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak