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History Optional Foundation 2023

By: Rashid Yasin & Shivlal Gupta

“Past is the key to present”. GS SCORE's History Optional Foundation program is a 4.5 Months Comprehensive Classroom Programme which covers complete UPSC Syllabus of History. History Optional develop myriad of perspectives through the study of various elements of history which help students in other papers of general studies.

Batch Starts: 12th October

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM


  • 4.5 Months Comprehensive Classroom Programme which covers:
    • Complete UPSC Syllabus of History
    • Coverage of the syllabus with the new approach as per the changed pattern of UPSC questions
    • Coverage of new concepts, theories and writings on History of India and World
  • Test Series including 8 Tests (4 Sectional & 4 Mock)
  • Crisp and Relevant Material with focus on Current Trend
  • Discussion of Previous Year UPSC Question Papers & Most Important Areas for Mains.
  • Conceptual Classes, Innovative Methodology, Analytical Approach.

Course Fee

₹ 37000/-

online Fee

₹ 42000/-

offline Fee

₹ 37000

Online Fee

₹ 42000

Offline Fee


About The Course

This course has been specially designed for those who are

  • Interested in opting History as optional without academic background of the subjects.
  • Facing problems in connecting and correlating with the subject and its demands in the mains exam
  • Having difficulties with the historiography and its applicability in understanding the subject.
  • Even for those who have studied the subject but can not apply their information as per the requirements of the UPSC
  • Studied the subject by their own and facing problem in writing standard answer.

Study Material

We will provide comprehensive study material. The nature of study material will be two fold, one which will work as supplementary material to class lectures and second basic material of the subject.


There will be 8 Tests including 4 Sectional Test and 4 Mock Tests along with Answer Writing and Discussion Sessions.

History as an Optional for UPSC Exam

The choice of an optional subject depends on your inclination and aptitude but it should be opted keeping many factors in mind as it plays very important role not only in selection but also in deciding one’s AIR in UPSC Civil Services Examination.

If you are the one curious to understand the past and want to analyse how our past shaped the present and how it could have been different, then history as an optional for UPSC Mains is your subject. History is among one the most popular optional subject for Civil Services Mains Exams.

The subjects have dual benefits both in UPSC prelims and mains of general studies papers. Every aspirant needs to cover most of the parts of History in GS including Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World History.

Although the syllabus of history appears to be vast but by understanding the real nature of the subject and observing previous year’s questions, we can conclude that its focal area is very small i.e. there is no need to read large volumes of the book.

The misconception regarding the subject that it is all about hard facts is also not correct. This paper is all about understanding the changes took place in past with respect to human civilization.

Like other optional papers, History is not technical at all. One does not need to study about many theorist, scholars and philosophers.History as an optional has a success rate of 8.5% as per UPSC annual reports. Some topics in history will also be helpful in the essay and paper-4 of General Studies.

While choosing History as optional for UPSC mains you should always remember that you have to read only for scoring good marks and not to achieve mastery. Sometimes people spend more time on information collection on interesting topics which should be avoided.

Why GS Score for History Optional Coaching

The selection of correct optional is very important aspect of UPSC civil service Mains examination. The institute helps in developing the necessary skills required to qualify one of the most prestigious Civil service Examination. To make you Journey Successful and sailing, we at GS SCORE provides an excellent support system to aspirants for History Optional.

For the students who are unable to attend classroom program in Delhi we have launched dedicated History Optional Online Classes which is among the best History Optional Coaching in Delhi.

Our programme includes identification of the core strength and weakness of the aspirants and to bank upon their strength and to minimize the weakness. It also involves several psychometric tools for evaluation and constant motivation as well as monitoring of the aspirants.

GS SCORE holds a tremendous record of successful candidates from History optional classes in the past five year continuously. Our students were able to achieve 310 Plus in History Optional. To give you a real hand experience you can download the answer script of the History optional topper from our IAS topper’s test copy section on website.



Online Classes

  • To enroll student has to register on the website using Registration Form or Google Login or Facebook Login.
  • If already registered login with your username and password which you have used for registration.
  • Account for Online Classes will be activated within one working day of Enrollment or before batch Starts.
  • Classes will be conducted online as per the class schedule.
  • Weekly Class Schedule will be uploaded into students account with session plan and doubt clearing sessions schedule.
  • Study Material is into two formats i.e. printed and pdf.
  • Printed Study Material, if any will be dispatched by courier within a week of enrollment.
  • Soft Copy notes will be uploaded in PDF format into your account.
Doubt Clearing
  • One on one doubt clearing session will be conducted with concern faculties on Google Meet as per schedule.
  • Students can put their doubts in chat box given into their account with each session.
  • Students can also interact with faculty though phone or whatsApp for doubt clearing.
  • After evaluation of mains test copy, one on one discussion with respective faculty will be done on phone.
History Test Series
  • Tests will be uploaded in PDF format in your account.
  • To write the test students have to download the PDF of test paper booklet or write the test in A4 sheet with proper spacing as per UPSC pattern. After writing the test send us back scanned copy in pdf format for evaluation.
  • Further evaluated test copy will be sent back to the students within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Test discussion video will be uploaded into your account on the scheduled test date.
  • Once student will receive evaluated copy, one to one discussion with concerned faculty/experts will be arranged via phone call or live interaction.

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