UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Modern History

We will be going through the UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Modern History. The official UPSC Syllabus reads – Modern Indian History-Mid-18th century – Present (significant events, personalities, issues)

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UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Modern Indian History – Mid-18th century – Present (significant events, personalities, issues)

What was the difference between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore in their approach towards education and nationalism?Modern History202310Gandhi and Tagore- Difference in approach towards education and Nationalism
How did the colonial rule affect the tribals in India and what was the tribal response to the colonial oppression?Modern History202315Impact of colonial rule on Tribes and tribal response
Why did the armies of the British East India Company – mostly comprising of Indian soldiers-win consistently against the more numerous and better equipped armies of the then Indian rulers ? Give reasons.Modern History202210Reasons behind the supremacy power of British armies against the Indian rulers
Why was there a sudden spurt in famines in colonial India since the mid-eighteenth century ? Give reasons.Modern History202210Reasons of famines in colonial India
Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj.Modern History202110Socio-religious reform movements- Rise and growth, Young Bengal and Brahmo Samaj
Evaluate the policies of Lord Curzon and their long term implications on the national movement.Modern History202010Lord Curzon- his policies and long term implication on national movement
The 1857 Uprising was the culmination the recurrent big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate.Modern History201910Major factors and local rebellions that led to the 1857 uprising
Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.Modern History201710Factors that played role in fragmented polity during 1750s
Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian independence since twenties of the last century.Modern History201715Factors that could be considered to play a potent role in fragmented polity were
Explain how the Uprising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.Modern History201612.5Uprising of 1857- Changes in British policies after that
Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.Modern History201612.5Gandhi and Bose- Difference in Approach in freedom struggle
How different would have been the achievement of Indian independence without Mahatma Gandhi? Discuss.Modern History201512.5Independence without Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, despite having divergent approaches and strategies, had a common goal of amelioration of the downtrodden. Elucidate.Modern History201512.5Gandhi and Ambedkar- Divergent and common approaches
The third battle of Panipat was fought in 1761. Why were so many empire-shaking battles fought at Panipat?Modern History201410Third battle of Panipat; Reason for battles fought at panipat
Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in India from mid-eighteenth century till independence.Modern History201410British economic policies in India
Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss.Modern History201310Role of Indian women in freedom struggle
Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom.Modern History201310Foreigners role in Indian freedom struggle
UPSC Mains Topic-Wise PYQs – Modern History

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