BPSC mains GS1 History


BPSC mains General studies I has been categorized into 3 parts; the first Part include modern history of lndia and Indian culture easy for comprehension,it has been divided into different categories of which the first part is ‘Art and culrure’.In this part questions are Bihar exclusive dealing with topics like mauryan art,pala art, patna kalam and Madhubani Art.Analyzing the previous yearquestion paper. There has been questions realized to this topic and sometimes questions are repeated. Hence it becomes crucial to understand this part

MODERN HISTORY OFINDIA AND INDIAN CULTURE


A. Art and Culture

  1. Bring out the salient features of the Patna Kalam Paintings. (56-59 BPSC 2016)
  2. Discuss the salient features of Mauryan Art. (53-55 BPSC 20l2)
  3. Discuss the salient features of Patna Kalam Painting style. (48-52 BPSC 2009)
  4. Analyse the salient features of Mauryan art and architecture. (47 BPSC 2001)
  5. Describe the salient features of pala architecture and sculpture. (47 BPSC l2007)
  6. Discuss the chief characteristics of the Patna Kalam painting. (46 BPSC 2005)
  7. Critical examine the chief characteristics of the Mauryan Art and architecture. (45 BPSC 2002)
  8. Critically examine the saIient features of Pala Art (43 BPSC 2001)
  9. Identify the main features of the Mauryan Art as found from Bihar (42 BPSC 1999)
  10. Give a description of the main features of Pala art in Bihar. (41 BPSC 1997)
  11. What are the distinctive features ofMauryan Sculpture? (40 BPSC 1995)
  12. Write an essay on the an and paintings of Bihar. (39 BPSC I993)

B. Tribal Revolts

Note : In the modern history of India’s part tribal revolt (like – santhal uprising and birsha revolt) relared question had generally asked. These treads was also seen after Bifurcation of Bihar.

  1. Discuss the main causes of the Santhal Uprising. What were its consequences? (56-59 BPSC 20l6)
  2. “The underlying object of Birsa Movement was internal purification and desire to remove the alien government” Explain. (53-55 BPSC 20l2)
  3. Discuss the causes and results of revolt of santhals (1855-56) in Bihar. (48-52 BPSC 2009)
  4. ‘Santhal Uprising provides a modelof popular armed resistance against British colonialism in India”.Explain. (45 BPSC 2002)
  5. ‘Birsa provided a new religious leadership to the tribal struggles against the British’. Explain. (44 BPSC 2002)
  6. ‘The Santhal Uprising was the first fierce reaction of the tribals against British colonial rule in India’. Elucidate. (43 BPSC 2001)
  7. Write a critique of the Birsa Movement with special reference ro its nature and the lesson if left on tribal administration. (42 BPSC 1999)
  8. Briefly examine the tribal movements of Bihar with special reference to the Birsa movement. (39 BPSC1993)

c. Revolt of 1857

  1. Critically examine the significance of the Revolt of 1857 with special reference to Bihar. (56-59 BPSC 2016 )
  2. Criticaily examine the role of kunwar singh in the revolt of 1857. (53-55 BPSC 2012)
  3. Discuss the causes of the Outbreak of the revolt of 1 857 in Bihar and account for its failure (47 BPSC 2001)
  4. Evaluate the role of kunwar singh in the revolt of 1857. (43 BPSC 2001)
  5. “It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the so-called first national war of independence of 1857 is neither first, nor national, nor a war of independence.” Comment. (41 BPSC 1991)

d. Indian Freedom Struggle

  1. What was the significance of Champaran Satyagraha for Peasant Uprisings’? (56-59 BPSC 2016)
  2. Define Nationalism. How was it addressed by Rabindranath Tagore ? (56-59 BPSC 2016)
  3. Discuss the relevance of Nehru in the making of modem India ? (56-59 BPSC 2016)
  4. Describe the contribution of Bihar in the indJvidual satyagraha of 1 940-41. (53-55 BPSC 2012)
  5. Describe the social and cultural significance of the ideas of Rabindra nath Tagore. (48-52 BPSC 2009)
  6. Describe the contribution of Bihar to the quit India movement of 1942. (48-52, BPSC 2009)
  7. Do you agrce with the view that the champaran satyagraha was a turning point in the history of freedom struggie Jn India? (47, BPSC 2007)
  8. Throw light on the -separation of Bihar from Bengal and the rise of modern Bihar. (46 BPSC 2005)
  9. Analyze the role of Gandhiji in the Mass Movement of Bihar. (46 BPSC2005)
  10. Assess the role of different social classes of Bihar in the civil disobedience movement. (45 BPSC 2002)
  11. Analyze the nature and extent of quit India movement with special reference to Bihar. (44 BPSC2002)
  12. Write a critical note on peasant movements in Bihar with special reference swami sharajanand. (43 BPSC 2001)
    13.The Champaran Satyagraha is an important milestone in the history of freedom movement of India. Elucidate. (42 BPSC 1999)
  13. Discuss the impact of the quit India Movement on Bihar. (41 BPSC 1997)
  14. Critically evaluate the views of Gandhi on “Varna-Jati” system. Were they compatible with his activism against untouchability? (41 BPSC 1997)
  15. How did the particion of Bengalinfluence the course of India’s freedom struggle? Discuss. (40 BPSC1995)
  16. What role did the ‘Azad Dasta’ play in Bihar during the quit India movement? (40 BPSC 1995)
  17. How did the particion of Bengalinfluence the course of India’s freedom struggle? Discuss. (40 BPSC 1995)
  18. What role did the ‘Azad Dasta’ play in Bihar during the quitIndia movement? (40 BPSC 1995)
  19. What message Gandhiji sought to convey through his insistence on Swadeshi? (40 BPSC 1995)
  20. Discuss the present movements of Bihar in general and the intervention of Gandhiji particularly in the champaran movement. (39 BPSC 1993)
  21. Describe the role of Rabindranath Tagore in the Indian national movement. How was it different from congress. (39 BPSC 1993)
  22. Describe the development of technical education in Bihar during the period of your study. (47 BPSC 2007)
  23. Describe the growth of education and press in modern Bihar and also describe the role of education and press in National movement. (46 BPSC 2005)
  24. What changes were brought aboutin the socio economic scenario of Bihar during the British rule? (45 BPSC 2002)
  25. Give a critical account of the development of western education in Bihar during the British rule. (44 BPSC 2002)
  26. Trace the course of western education in Bihar from 1990 to 1947 with particular reference to technical education. (42 BPSC1999)
  27. Critically discuss the role played by the western technical education in the economy of Bihar. (39 BPSC 1993)

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