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History as an optional subject is preferable for those coming from humanities background or who has a genuine interest in it. Since History being a complete theoretical paper, studying it would require patience & hard work. Answer writing practice is key to crack .Hence one should religiously & regularly practice and undertake Mock papers for one’s evaluation and to inculcate the habit of writing answers.

Book Reference

  • History of Modern India : Bipin Chandra or Shekhar Bandopadhyay
  • India’s Struggle for Independence : Bipin Chandra & others
  • India’s Ancient Past : R.S. Sharma
  • Ashoka & Decline of the Mauryas : Romila Thapar
  • Medieval India from Sultanate to Mughals : (Vol 1 & II) by Satish Chandra
  • Mastering Modern World History : Norman Lowe
  • History of the World : Arjun Dev
  • Modern Indian History : Groover & Groover
  • A concise History of the modern world : S.R Bakshi
  • European History : Jeve Links / L.Mukherjee
  • A history of Modern India : Ishita Banerjee