Bihar Police Constable History (इतिहास) Syllabus

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Central Selection Board of Constable : Bihar Police Syllabus 2018-19

Bihar Police History (इतिहास) Subject Syllabus

Unit-I : Pre-history, Proto-history and History.

  • Meaning, scope and relevance, Importance of chronology, sources, periodisation.

Prehistoric cultures:

  • Sites
  • Tools and equipments

Unit-II : The Pre-historic world.

  • Origin of human being and stages of prehistoric evolution.

Harappan Civilization

  • Urban traits
  • Material Life
  • Socio religious life

Unit-III : Ancient Civilizations.

  • Mesopotamia, Rome, China, Greece.
  • Emphasis on efforts to regulate the order (law codes), science, technology and philosophy.
  • Empire building endeavours
  • Slavery and position of women.

Early Indian Religions

  • Vedic
  • Buddhism – Buddhist sites of Bihar
  • Jainism
  • Vaishnavism
  • Shaivism

Unit-IV : The Medieval Order.

  • Feudalism, States and Church.
  • The Arabian Experience.
  • Constructive aspects of feudalism.
  • Inner contradictions and decay of feudalism.

Political And economic History of the Mauryan

  • Rise of Magadh
  • Growth of Patliputra
  • Mauryan stone pillars

Unit-V : Vehicles of modernization.

  • Ideas institutions and events.
  • Geographical discoveries.
  • Renaissance
  • Reformation
  • Inventions in science and technology

Culture and economy from Post Mauryan to Gupta Period

  • Foreign influx
  • Language and Literature
  • Trade and Industries
  • Science and Technology - Aryabhatta

Unit-VI : Modernisation affirmed.

  • The British experience
    (a) Revolution of 1688.
    (b) Industrial Revolution.
  • The American war of Independence.
  • The French Revolution

Economy Society and culture during early medieval period

  • Varna and caste system
  • Evolution of regional cultural identities
  • Agrarian relations.

Unit-VII : Spread of Modernisation.
(i) Europe – Greece, Italy, Germany, Turkey.
(ii) Asia – China, Japan, Iran, India.

Political Changes under sultanate

  • A brief survey of the ruling dynasties and important rulers thereof.

Unit-VIII : Ills of Modernity.

  • Colonisalism and neo-colonialism in Africa, Asia and western world.
  • The First World War.

Indo-Islamic culture (1500-1700)

  • Language and Literature
  • Art and Architecture
  • Dress and life style

Unit-IX :Three Ideologies and their mutual conflicts.

  • Capitalism
  • Socialism / communism
  • Fascism / Nazism
  • The second world war.

Urban economy in Medieval age

  • Crafts
  • Trade
  • Urban centres (emphasis on towns of Bihar)

Unit-X : Sanity Vs Motivated politics.

  • League of Nations
  • UNO
  • Non-aligned movement
  • Cold War
  • Decolonisation

Bhakti and Sufi Movements

  • Leading saints and their sayings
  • Characteristic features
  • Contributions to Indian culture

Unit-XI : Further changes / post-modernisation

  • The Chinese Experience
  • Breakup of the USSR
  • Globalisation

The rule of the East India Company

  • Revenue settlements
  • Economic Impact
  • Policies of expansion

Unit-XII : The revolt of 1857

  • Causes
  • Nature
  • Effects and Role of Kunwar Singh in Bihar

Unit-XIII : The Indian awakening in 19th century

  • Important personalities and organization
  • Points of self introspection
  • Dimensions of international consciousness development

Unit-XIV :The Nationalist movements (1918 – 1947)

  • Non-cooperation movement
  • Civil disobedience movement
  • Quit India Movement
  • The naval Mutiny
  • NB- Activites in Bihar must be mentioned.

Unit-XV : Partition and Independence

  • Muslim League and the Two nation theory
  • Wavel Plan
  • Mountbatten Plan
  • India Independence Act
  • Pangs of Partition

Unit-XVI: Visions of the new state

  • Making of the constitution
  • Recorganisation of States
  • Five year Plans & missed economy
  • Non-alignment
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