January 2, 2021: West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) conducts this West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Exams to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Group A officers under the West Bengal Provincial Civil Services. Recently, WBPSC released a WBCS 2021 notification, stating that the online application will commence from December 24, onwards and the candidates can apply for the WBCS 2021 Exam till January 15, 2021. The WBCS 2021 exam will be conducted in 3 stages, i.e Prelims, Mains, and Personality tests.
Most of the examinees choose History as an optional subject in the WBCS Mains Exam. As far as WBCS is concerned, History is a very important subject as it gets covered in the WBCS Prelims as well as in the general studies papers of WBCS Mains. If you're planning to take the WBCS 2021 Exam, then you cannot get by without studying History. Go through the article below to know how to prepare for History (Optional) for WBCS Mains Exam.
The General Studies I paper consists of the Indian History with the special emphasis on National Movement Geography of India concerning West Bengal and syllabi from World History, Art & Architecture, and Modern History. Historical information is required to analyze the political issues, social issues, and economical issues of our country. Moreover, 40% of the syllabus gets covered in the general studies papers.
There's a vast syllabus in History and that's why we need to select appropriate books for reference and follow those books regularly. Go through the tips below to prepare for History Optional subject.
The syllabus of the optional subjects that are included by WBCS is equally vast and comprehensive. Also, WBCS doesn't discriminate among other subjects. Optional subjects including History, Public Administration, Geography, Sociology, etc have a well-defined syllabus. Go through the logical facts given below for history optional.
|Ancient India Books||Medieval India Books||Modern India Books||World History Books|
|Ancient India – An Introductory Outline -D.N. Jha||A History of South India -K.A. Nilkantha Sastri||Freedom Struggle -Pravin Kumar||The social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship -B.J. Moore|
|Ancient India (NCERT) -Prof. R.S. Sharma||Ashoka & Decline of the Maurya -Romila Thapar||Administrative History -Pravin Kumar||Age of Capital -E.J. Hobsbawm|
|Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India||Medieval India (Macmillan) -Satish Chandra||Gandhi -B.R. Nanda||Europe Since Napoleon -David Thompson|
|History of India, Vol. -I Romila Thapar||Indian Feudalism -R.S. Sharma||India’s Struggle for Independence -Bipan Chandra||Contemporary World History (NCERT) -Arjun Dev|
|The Wonder That was India -A.L. Basham||Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India -R.S. Sharma||Freedom Struggle (NbT) -Bipan Chandra & others||Europe Since 1815 -W.C. Craig|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.