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UPSC Mains: Modern History Previous Year Questions

Modern History is of utmost importance for GS paper 1. It is a very wide subject and therefore a candidate must have a thorough understanding various events and role of various personalities. Study of previous year questions give an overview of the trend in questions and the expectations of UPSC. GS SCORE thus brings to you detailed analysis and explanation of previous year modern history questions from 2015-2021. This will enable you to get your concepts clear and give a better direction to your preparation.

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  • Total number of videos of PYQs with Model Answers: 22
  • Total number of theme videos: 7
  • Trend analysis video: 1

The module includes following components to give you a holistic coverage of the PYQs:

Trend analysis & Approach:

  • This includes video discussion on trends of questions asked from 2015-2021 by UPSC along with detailed approach to the subject.

Themes Discussion:

  • To demarcate the important areas, the entire syllabus has divided into various themes. In Depth video discussion will be provided on each theme.

Model Answers

  • For each PYQ Model Approach and Model Hints shall be provided.

Answer Discussion

  • For each PYQ answer discussion will be available focusing on concepts explanation approach to the answer.

Probable questions

  • At the end of the each answer discussion videos we will also provide probable question and dimensions from the same topic to enhance your outlook towards the topic.

Sample Question & Discussions

  • Since the decade of the 1920s, the national movement acquired various ideological strands and thereby expanded its social base. Discuss.2020 Video & Solution
  • Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century's Indian renaissance and the emergence of national identity.2019 Video & Solution

Videos

  • Theme Video 1 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 2 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 3 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 4 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 5 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 6 (Modern History)
  • Theme Video 7 (Modern History)
  • Trend Analysis-(Modern History)

Questions

  • Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj.2021
  • Assess the main administrative issues and socio-cultural problems in the integration process of Indian Princely States.2021
  • To what extent did the role of the moderates prepare a base for the wider freedom movement? Comment.2021
  • Bring out the constructive programmes of Mahatma Gandhi during Non-Cooperation Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement.2021
  • Evaluate the policies of Lord Curzon and their long term implications on the national movements.2020
  • Since the decade of the 1920s, the national movement acquired various ideological strands and thereby expanded its social base. Discuss.2020 Video & Solution
  • The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate.2019
  • Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century's Indian renaissance and the emergence of national identity.2019 Video & Solution
  • Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate.2019
  • Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during the 1940s.2019
  • Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times.2018
  • Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.2017
  • Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy.2017
  • The women's questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What were the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?2017
  • The women's questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What were the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?2017
  • Why did the 'moderates' fail to carry conviction with the national about their proclaimed ideology and political goals by the end of the nineteenth century?2017
  • Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian Independence since the twenties of the last century.2017
  • Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.2016
  • Highlight the difference in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.2016
  • How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.2015
  • Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, despite having divergent approaches and strategies, had a common goal of amelioration of the downtrodden. Elucidate.2015
  • It would have been difficult for the Constituent Assembly to complete its historic task of drafting the Constitution for Independent India in just three years but for the experience gained with the Government of India Act, 1935. Discuss.2015

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