December 3, 2016
How to prepare Indian culture for Mains GS Paper 1?
January 22, 2017

Hi friends ,
A lot of students have these doubts on World History for GS Paper 1.

1.How to prepare ?
2.Which books to read ?
3.How many questions will come ?

Let us have a look at the world history questions from the last 4 years .

Mains 2013 GS Paper 1
1.Latecomer” Industrial revolution in Japan involved certain factors that were markedly different from what west had experience.

2.Africa was chopped into states artificially created by accident of European competition. Analyse.

3.American Revolution was an economic revolt against mercantilism. Substantiate.

4.What policy instruments were deployed to contain the great economic depression?

Mains 2014 GS Paper 1
1.What were the major political, economic and social developments in the world which motivated the anti-colonial struggle in India?

2.What were the events that led to the Suez Crisis in 1956? How did it deal a final blow to Britain’s self-image as a world power?

3.The New Economic Policy – 1921 of Lenin had influenced the policies adopted by India soon after independence. Evaluate.

Mains 2015 GS Paper 1
1.Why did the industrial revolution first occur in England? Discuss the quality of life of the people there during the industrialization. How does it compare with that in India at present?

2.To what extent can Germany be held responsible for causing the two World Wars? Discuss critically

Mains 2016 GS Paper 1
1.The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western-educated Africans. Examine.

1. The no of questions from world history has fallen gradually in the last four years .In 2016, only one question was asked. However ,it is difficult to predict if the same will continue.

2. The questions are from major topics -Industrial revolution, colonisation in Africa,world wars, new economic policy ,etc.

3.The questions are more analytical rather than factual.

So,here is your 5 step process to prepare world history.

Step 1- Look into the previous year question papers 

Step 2 – Identify the main areas /topics under world history.

Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Their Effect on Society, Rise of Trade Unions & Socialism.
American Revolution: Causes, Boston Tea Party, Declaration of Independence
French Revolution: Causes, Consequences, Rise & Fall of Napoleon
Unification of Germany, Unification of Italy, Bismarck, Blood & Iron
Socialism: The Beginning and Rise, First International, Second International
Imperialism, Colonization of Asia, Africa, Americas
First World War: Causes, Consequences, Treaty of Versailles, Triple Alliance
Russian Revolution: Causes, Consequences, Comintern
Between Two world Wars, Nazism, Fascism, The Great Depression
Second World War, events, battles, resistance movements
After WW2: Birth of UN, Division of Germany-USSR-Yugoslavia, Cold War, NATO, CENTO, SEATO, Warsaw and NAM, Asian Independence, Korean war, Vietnam war , African Independence: Egypt, French Guniea, Mau Mau rebellion, Apartheid

Step 3 – Chòose your reference material- Old NCERTs or World History by NormanLove or Youtube videos or

Step 4 – Make notes topic wise .Eg- If you choose the topic ‘World war’ ,then you will make notes on causes ,events ,results and impact on the world .

Step 5- Use these notes for revision .

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