Civil Services Chronicle February 2023

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Prelims 2023 Special-4

Interdisciplinary And Comparative

History Of India

From the Editor’s Desk

Dear Readers,

Since over 30 years, Civil Services Chronicle has been providing unmatched guidance to civil services aspirants. All through these three decades, it has been our constant endeavour to provide you with comprehensive, relevant and updated content. Our sole aim is to help you clear the examination and realize your goals.

In the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination, significant changes have been observed in the nature of questions being asked in the past few years.

In the present scenario, most of the questions are statement based. The questions are not being asked directly; rather, the questions are based on the background of topics in news.

Accordingly, in the current scenario, what the students need is quality mentorship. This is precisely what we have been providing to the aspirants.

Keeping in view the continuous changes in the nature of the examination, we have started the initiative of presenting content in a new and relevant format. We have been providing content with an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and comparative approach.

As part of our renewed strategy, in the Prelims 2023 Special Series:

  • In October 2022 issue of the magazine, we started with the Beginners’ Strategy Special. It provided comprehensive guidance to beginners on all aspects of preparation for civil services.
  • In November 2022 issue (Prelims 2023 Special-1), we covered Public Policies and Welfare Schemes.
  • In December 2022 issue (Prelims 2023 Special-2), we covered Bills, Acts & Amendments, SC Judgments, Reports & Indices, Committees and Commissions.
  • In January 2023 issue (Prelims 2023 Special-3), we presented Current Affairs Roundup.

These are important sections of the UPSC syllabus as every year, many questions are asked from these topics in the Preliminary examination. Also, these sections form an important aspect of answer writing.

Continuing with this, we will be covering the static areas of the General Studies syllabus from this issue (February 2023) onwards. In this issue’s Special Section (Prelims 2023 Special-4), we are covering History of India.

Instead of covering the entire syllabus in a traditional pattern, we have divided the entire content into 13 sections, covering all those topics from which most of the questions are being asked. Further, we have dealt with each topic with an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and comparative approach, highlighting the interlinkages.

We will cover the other subjects in the forthcoming issues.

The content presented in this section is intended to serve as a source of ready reference for the aspirants. We hope you find it helpful in your preparation.

We encourage you to send us your feedback at

Happy reading! -N. N. Ojha

History Of India

Indian Society

Religion & Philosophy

Development Of Administrative

Development Of Art In India


Constitutional Development

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