History remains one of the important sections which are asked in IAS Preliminary Exam though in its various dimensions. History is so vast to cover for the IAS Prelims Syllabus as it mentions only the History of India and Indian National Movement.
The History of India includes all the events and happenings occurred in the History of India since the Civilization started. It includes all the pre-historic events, culture and folklores of the society from its inception till the events of 1857. The syllabus is so vast that it needs lot of time to cover up the whole syllabus. But the candidates cannot skip any part because UPSC can ask anything from anywhere. It is important also to cover up the whole syllabus because it will also be helpful in the IAS Main Examination because now the IAS Pre and IAS Main will be conducted in August and December 2014.
The candidates should prioritize the study areas of the History syllabus and should make notes in the bullet form so that it will help in revision of the whole syllabus. There are various areas which are untouched by the UPSC in the recent past.
But the candidates should traverse their preparation path more cautiously because UPSC always plays surprise in the Exams.
The candidates can go through the previous year question papers to have a glimpse of the pattern of asking of the questions.
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