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Civil Services Mains- General studies 1

General Studies- I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Topic 1: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

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Topic 2: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

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Topic 3: The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country. 

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Topic 4: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 
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Topic 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. 

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Topic 6: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 


Topic 7: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues,  poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 
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Topic 8: Effects of globalization on Indian society 
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Topic 9: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 
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Topic 10: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 
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Topic 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).
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Topic 12: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
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