General Studies Paper – I Booklist

 

MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
TOPICS BOOKS & JOURNALS
1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
References:
Indian Culture and Heritage – NIOS: www.nios.ac.in
Indian Freedom Struggle of Independence – Bipin Chandra
Facets of Indian Culture – Spectrum Pub.
Indian Culture Chapter of Indian Year Book
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, EconomicPolitical Weekly, Frontline

2. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.
References:
Indian Freedom Struggle of Independence – Bipin Chandra
“A Brief History of Modern India” – Spectrum Pub.
Indian Culture Chapter of Indian Year Book
Modern India History – B. L. Grover

3. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors or contributions from different parts of the country.
References:
12th NCERT – Politics in Indian after Independence.
4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
References:
India since Independence – Bipin Chandra
India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha
5. 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.
References:

9th & 10th NCERT – India and the contemporary world
Mastering Modern World History – Normal Lowe
6. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
References:
12th NCERT: Indian Society, Social change andDevelopment in India
Indian Social System – Ram Ahuja
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, EconomicPolitical Weekly, Frontline, Kurukshetra
7. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
References:
IGNOU-ESO-12: Society in India
Indian Social Structure & Change – K L Sharma
8. Effects of globalization on Indian society.
References: IGNOU –ESO-16: Social Problems in India
9. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
References:
Indian society & Culture – Nadeem Hasnain
Social Problems in India – Ram Ahuja
10. Salient features of world’s physical geography.
References:

11th NCERT: Physical Geogrpahy, World Geography by MajidHusain
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, Down to Earth(www.downtoearth.org.in), The Indian Express, Economic Political Weekly,Frontline, Kurukshetra
11. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
References:

Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong,
Around the World (Geography): ICSE Board Class (6, 7 & 8) or
OLD NCERT Books Class (6, 7 & 8)
12. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earth quakes, 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.
References:

Orient Longman Atlas

General Studies- I syllabus

 

PAPER-II        General Studies- I  :-

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • 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.
  • 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.