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PAPER 2 – GENERAL STUDIES 1 (250 MARKS)

 

SUBJECT DETAILED TOPICS
Art and Culture  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times
Modern History  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issue
The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the count
Post-Independence India Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
World History 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
Society and Social Issues Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
Geography Salient features of world’s physical geography
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes