General Studies Prelims & Mains Paper-1: Indian Culture

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The Basic Compendium of Target 2013 Programme was first document prepared by GKToday for GS Mains for our Target 2013 students. This document was recommended by Gaurav Aggarwal Rank-1 (2013) at several places including his own blog. This is a legacy document and is good for reference for beginners. After…
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Prelims MCQ Topics India’s National Flag, Flag Code Of India, State Emblem, National Anthem, National Song, National Calendar, National Animal, National Bird, National Flower, Fruit and Tree, National Aquatic Animal, National Currency Symbol, National Heritage Animal, National Game, Languages Classification, Official Languages and Classical Languages. India's National Insignia India's National…
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Prelims MCQ Topics Art and handicraft of India including Fabrics, Sarees and Apparels, Shawls, Carpets, Durries, Coir Products, Embroidery Products, Fabric Decoration Arts, Metal Work, Wood, Glass, Paper, Stone, Ivory, Toys, Games and puppets, Pottery and Paintings. Note: Generally, UPSC asks one or two questions in prelims examination every year…
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Prelims MCQ Topics Shadanga and Chitrasutra traditions, Murals, Miniatures and Frescoes, Cave Paintings, Various schools of paintings in India, Mughal and Rajput Paintings, Modern Indian Paintings. Prehistoric Paintings The prehistoric art helps us to find the gradual development of primitive man. This art shows symbolism and it shows that the…
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Prelims MCQs Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization, Mauryan Sculpture, Post Mauryan Sculpture, Mathura and Gandhara Schools of Art, Gupta / Vakataka sculpture, Modern Indian Sculpture and artists. Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization The Indus Valley art forms included sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewellery, terracotta figures etc. Stone Sculpture In stone,…
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Prelims MCQ Topics Architecture of Indus Valley, Ancient Rock-cut Architecture, Satavahana / Vakataka Rock-cut Architecture: Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Kanheri Caves, Bhaja and Karla Caves, Pallava Rock-cut Architecture: Mahabalipuram, Buddhist Architecture, Temple Architecture, Sandhara, Nirandhara and Sarvatobhadra Temples, Basic Structure of a Hindu Temple, Architecture of Gupta Period, Temple Architecture…
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Prelims MCQ Topics Indo-Islamic architecture: Salient Features, Architecture of Delhi Sultanate, Indo-Islamic Architecture in Gujarat, Monuments of Indo-Islamic Tradition in Jaunpur, Monuments of Indo-Islamic Tradition in Mandu, Monuments of Indo-Islamic Architecture at Bijapur, Monuments of Islamic Architecture at Sasaram, Mughal Architecture, Indo-Saracenic style, Post-Independence Architecture. Indo-Islamic architecture: Salient Features Islam…
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Prelims MCQ Topics History of Indian Music, Basic Concepts of Swara, Raga, Tala etc, Various Forms of Indian Classical Music, Concepts Related to Indian Music, Guru-Shishya Parampara, Marg Sangeet and Pathya Sangeet, Haveli Sangeet and Astachap, Darbar Sangeet, Musical Gharanas, Evolution of Veena, Comparison of Folk Music and Classical Music,…
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Important Prelims MCQ Topics Various Fairs and Festivals of various states and UTs, Fairs and Festivals celebrated all over India, Ancient Indian sports and martial arts Select Fairs and Festivals Various States and UTs Select Fairs & Festivals from Andaman & Nicobar Subhash Mela Subhash Mela is celebrated at Havelock…
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Prelims MCQ Topics Important facts about Hinduism and Hindu Philosophy, Astika and Nastika Schools, Six Schools of Indian Philosophy and concepts related to them, Major sects of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam, Sufism, Dawoodi Bohras, Wahabism, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Bahai Faith etc. Religion has been an important part of India’s…