14 Years Topic-Wise Solution Of Previous Papers History IAS Mains Q & A 2023
History – IAS Mains Q & A - revised and updated edition (2023) covers topic-wise solution to previous years’ papers as per the latest syllabus.
For UPSC preparation, it is ideal to go through past 10-15 years’ papers. In order to make the book more relevant and make it more affordable, in this issue, we have removed some older years’ solutions. However, those can be accessed at ‘e-Book Section’ of our website chronicleindia.in.
Answer writing in this Book: We have put forth answers to each question as per the demand of the question. We have adopted an elaborate approach while writing these answers to arm you with relevant knowledge related to all aspects of a particular topic. In most of the answers, we have provided additional information, not necessarily adhering to the prescribed word limit but covering all dimensions to that question. This will enrich you with in-depth knowledge on that topic and help in writing better answers in future.
How to use this Book: This book will assist you in answer writing practice in two ways – use this book as a source of reference for the topics and write answers in your own unique way or alternatively, you may write previous years’ answers and compare them with the standard answers provided in this book.
Importance of History as an Optional: History is a popular and very important subject in the UPSC scheme of things because it is included in the IAS Prelims exam and in IAS Mains General Studies papers as well. So you can better use your time by simultaneously preparing for Optional and GS Papers. Topics in History will also be helpful in Essay papers.
Optional subjects have become the deciding factor in getting an interview call. Though UPSC has introduced four GS papers to give a level playing field to all, the dynamic and unpredictable questions of GS papers defeated the purpose and made Optional paper the magic wand. The toppers’ score also tells it loudly that optional subjects play a defining role in determining the selection of the candidates.
So, overall this book is an ideal companion for you going to appear for the Mains examination. To help the aspirants to get acclaimed with the pattern and trend of the exam, this book is a valuable gift to our readers.
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