Indian History - The question trend in UPSC Preliminary Examination 2001 – 2008 Topic Section - A 1 Prehistoric cultures in India

2 Indus Civilization Pastoral and farming communities outside the Indus 3 region 4 Vedic Society 5 Mahajanpadas to Nandas 6 The Mauryan Empire 7 Post-Mauryan India (BC 200-AD 300) 8 The Guptas and their successors (AD 300-750) Total for section A Section - B 9 Early Medieval India 10 Cultural Trends (AD 750-1200) 11&12 Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries 13 The Fifteenth and early Sixteenth Centuries 14&15 The Mughal Empire (AD 1556-1707) 16 Decline of Mughals (AD 1707-61) Total for section B Section - C 17 British Expansion 18 Economic Impact of British Raj 19 Cultural Encounter and Social changes 20 Resistance to British Rule 21 Indian Freedom Struggle - The First Phase 22 Gandhi and his thought 23 Separatist trends in Indian Nationalist Politics 24 Independence to 1964 Total for section C Grand Total S.No No. of questions asked in prelim's 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2 4 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 3 2 5 4 4 3 4 1 4 6 7 9 9 40 8 4 6 9 16 2 40 8 3 6 4 3 9 2 5 40 120 3 4 4 6 13 4 41 3 4 14 8 10 1 40 1 4 6 6 7 10 1 1 39 120 2 4 7 5 10 5 37 5 2 9 10 7 8 41 6 6 6 6 5 9 3 1 42 120 0 9 4 7 10 10 47 3 6 3 9 14 2 37 3 2 8 2 7 7 5 2 36 120 0 5 5 2 10 7 34 3 3 10 16 11 3 46 6 3 7 2 7 8 3 4 40 120 0 6 5 5 7 5 34 5 8 10 7 8 3 41 7 5 8 3 9 7 2 4 45 120 0 4 5 3 9 9 34 2 6 11 9 9 4 41 6 3 1 1 9 17 1 7 45 120 0 5 3 5 9 9 35 3 3 8 13 14 0 41 7 2 2 5 7 8 2 11 44 120

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