GPSC Prelims Video / Material

GPSC Prelims Video / Material

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1. Indus valley Civilisation: Features, Sites, Society, Cultural History, Art and Religion. Indus Valley Civilisation and Gujarat

2. Vedic age – Jainism and Buddhism
3. Foreign invasions on India and their impact

4. The Mauryan and the Gupta Empire- their administration- social, religious and economic conditions-art, architecture, literature, science and technology

5. Kanishka, Harsha and South Indian Dynasties
6. The Delhi Sultanate, Vijaynagar Empire and the Mughal Empire
7. The Bhakti Movement and Sufism

8. Major Dynasties of Gujarat- their rulers – administration, economy, society, religion, literature, arts and architecture

9. Independent Sultanate of Gujarat – Sultan Ahmedashah I, Mahmud Begda and Bahadurshah

10. Gujarat under the Mughals and the Marathas, Gaekwad’s rule in Baroda-Walker’s Settlement

11. The European Trading companies in India- their struggle for supremacy – with special reference to Bengal, Mysore, Marathas and Hyderabad

12. Governor-Generals and Viceroys

13. Indian war of Independence of 1857 – Origin, nature, causes, consequences and significance with special reference to Gujarat

14. Religious and social Reform Movements in 19th Century in India and Gujarat

15. India’s Freedom Movement, Revolutionaries in India and abroad

16. Reform measures by the Princely States of Saurashtra, Kutchh and Gujarat

17. Mahatma Gandhi, his thoughts, principles and philosophy. Important Satyagrahas with special reference to Satyagrahas of Gujarat – Kheda, Borsad, Bardoli, Dharasana, Dholera, Rajkot and Limbadi

18. The Role of Sardar Patel in freedom movement and post independence consolidation

19. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, his life and contribution to making of Indian Constitution

20. India after Independence – Reorganization of the States within the country, Maha-Gujarat Movement, Major events

1. Cultural Heritage of India and Gujarat: Art forms, Literature, Sculpture and Architecture.

2. Indian saint tradition and its impact on psyche of people.

3. Indian life style, Fairs, Festivals, Food, Costumes and Traditions.

4. Indian Music and its importance.

5. Gujarat’s Museums, Activities of Libraries, Cultural-Religious and Literary importance.

6. Language and dialects of Gujarat.

7. Gujarati Theatre: Drama, songs and different groups.

8. Life of Adivasi (Tribes): Festivals, Fair, Costumes, Rituals etc.

9. Gujarati Literature: Modes, Streams, Litterateurs, Literary work and Literary Organizations.

10. Pilgrimage and Tourist Places of Gujarat.

1. Indian Economy on the eve of Independence, Emergence and development of planning exercise in India – historical debates, plan models and shift in focus over time. Indian economy in post reform period: New Economic Reforms, NITI Aayog: aims, constitution and functions.

2. Agriculture sector: Institutional Structure- Land Reforms in India; Technological change in agriculture- Major Crops and Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country, Irrigation, pricing of agricultural inputs and outputs; Terms of trade between agriculture and industry; Agricultural Finance Policy; Agricultural Marketing and Warehousing; Issues in Food Security and Public Distribution System, Green Revolution, policies for sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

3. Industrial policy; Public Sector enterprises and their performance; Privatization and disinvestments debate; Growth and pattern of industrialization; Small-scale sector; Productivity in industrial sector; Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and industrialization, foreign investment and competition policy.

4. Infrastructure in Indian Economy :Meaning and Importance of Infrastructure – Water supply and Sanitation – Energy and Power – Science and Technology – Rural and Urban Infrastructure: Ports, Roads, Airports, Railway, Telecommunication. Social Impact Assessment.

5. Trends and patterns in structure of population over time – growth rate, gender, rural- urban migration, literacy, regional; Structure and trends of Poverty and Inequality; Unemployment – trends, structure and National Rural Employment Policies. Indicators of development-Physical Quality of Life Index, Human Development Index, Human Poverty Index, Gender Development Index, National Happiness Index.

6. Indian Public finance; Indian tax system, public expenditure, public debt, deficit and subsidies in the Indian economy. Center-State financial relation. Recent fiscal and monetary policy issues and their impact, GST: Concept and Implications.

7. Trend, composition, structure and direction of India’s Foreign Trade. India’s Balance of payments Situation in post reforms period.

8. Gujarat economy-An overview; social sector in Gujarat- Education, Health, and Nutrition. Gujarat Economy in relation to India and major states in recent decades, major problems in agriculture, forest, water resources, mining, industry and service Sector. Development policies for economic and social infrastructure – An appraisal.

1. Science and Technology: Nature and Scope of Science & Technology;Relevance of Science & Technology to the day to day life; National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation; Institutes and Organization in India promoting integration of Science, Technology and Innovation, their activities and contribution; Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientists.

2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Nature and Scope of ICT; ICT in day to day life; ICT and Industry; ICT and Governance – Various government schemes promoting use of ICT, E-Governance programmes and services;

3. Technology in Space & Defence: Evolution of Indian Space Programme; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – it’s activities and achievements; Various Telecommunication, Satellite Indian Programmes Regional Navigation – Satellites Satellite for System (IRNSS), Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites; Satellites for defence, Eduset or Satellites for academic purposes; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)- vision, mission and activities.

4. Energy Requirement and Efficiency: India’s existing energy needs and deficit; India’s Energy Resources and Dependence, Energy policy of India – Government Policies and Programmes.

5. Nuclear Policy of India and its commitment to the world: India’s Nuclear power programme; India’s nuclear cooperation with other countries; Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and India; Nuclear weapons policy of India; Draft Nuclear Doctrine of India, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Fissile Material Cut off Treaty (FMCT), Conference on Disarmament (CD); Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) and India.

6. Environmental Science: Issues and concerns related to environment; Its legal aspects, policies and treaties for the protection of environment at the national and the international level; Biodiversity- its importance and concerns; Climate Change, International Initiatives (Policies, Protocols) and India’s commitment; Forest and Wildlife – Legal framework for Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India; Environmental Hazards, pollution, carbon emission, Global warming. National Action plans on Climate Change and Disaster management. Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; Nature, Scope and application, Ethical, Social, and Legal issues, Government Policies. Genetic Engineering; Issues related to it and its impact on human life. Health & Environment.


GPSC Prelims Video / Material
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