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The teachers of EduRev have mentored thousands of students in the last 3-years, including Anudeep Durishetty AIR 1 UPSC CSE 2017, and one thing that was common that a lot of time of an aspirant is wasted in compiling the sources from different sources and studying them efficiently.

Our team has spent the last 2-years interacting with toppers, teachers who have mentored these toppers, understanding their strategies, sources that they referred to during the preparation, compiling these sources & making them available to you at a single click in the EduRev App, saving hundreds of hours wasted in setting the base for the preparation.

This document will briefly help you understand how you can leverage EduRev smartly to crack the UPSC exam & study what actually matters to crack the exam.


How to study History effectively with EduRev?

EduRev course(s) is structured in such a way that you can study everything for History in a single place.

1. Understand History Syllabus & PYQs

It is recommended to start with the understanding of the syllabus & analysis of previous year questions of UPSC Prelims & Mains to understand the pattern of the exam and what kind of questions are being asked in the exam, which you can find under the 

Advice to Aspirants hierarchy in the History Course on EduRev.

How to study History using the EduRev App? | History for UPSC CSE

2. Focus on NCERTs

Once you're done with the understanding of the syllabus & previous year's questions, you should start your UPSC preparation with NCERT Textbooks.

2.1 Read NCERT Textbooks for conceptual understanding:

Just like, Advice to Aspirants, there's a section of NCERT Textbooks, Summaries & Tests in the History Course. 

  • Reading Old NCERTs like RS Sharma for Ancient History, Satish Chandra for Medieval History & Bipan Chandra for Modern History is very important for History. You can find all Old NCERTs under Must Read (Old & New) NCERTs for IAS Preparation course on EduRev, available here
  • Fine Arts NCERT Class 11th is a recommended book as well for Art &Culture & can be found here

2.2 Read Old and New NCERT Summaries

In case if you've already read the NCERTs, we recommend you to go through NCERT summaries for a quick revision.  

How to study History using the EduRev App? | History for UPSC CSE

2.3 NCERT based Tests for UPSC CSE: 

After you’ve read the NCERTs and their summaries, it is recommended to attempt MCQ tests to help you strengthen your concepts and ensure that you’ve understood all the concepts right. All these tests have been prepared by the experts of EduRev as per the latest pattern of UPSC exam.

Check here: NCERT Based Tests for UPSC CSE

How to study History using the EduRev App? | History for UPSC CSE

3. Important Books for History: Spectrum & Others

How to study History using the EduRev App? | History for UPSC CSE

EduRev also offers a course with summaries & MCQ Tests for the famous reference books: Nitin Singhania for Art & Culture, Spectrum for Modern History, Satish Chandra for Medieval History. Summaries are provided for quick revision after the candidate has studied through the book. All tests provided in the course have been prepared as per the question pattern of the UPSC exam. 

How to study History using the EduRev App? | History for UPSC CSE

4. Stay Updated with Current Affairs

All the above-mentioned information/sources will help you strengthen your concepts and covers the static part. In History Subject the concepts are majorly covered from the static portion but as per the recent trends of UPSC, questions have been seen where the static portion of History is interlinked with Current Affairs so it is important to have knowledge of Current Affairs for History subject too. 

You can go through the course: Current Affairs & Hindu Analysis: Daily, Weekly & Monthly Compilation & can keep yourself up to date with the recent subjectwise current affairs.

Monthly Current Affairs section Daily, Weekly & Monthly current affairs course on EduRev
Monthly Current Affairs section Daily, Weekly & Monthly current affairs course on EduRev

5. Perfect Your Concepts 

Perfect your concepts and master the subjects through Video Lectures, Notes & MCQ tests.

5.1 Video Lectures 

Once you are thorough with the basic understanding of the concepts through NCERTs, you should continue the learning with the videos. You can find video lectures under each topic in the videos section of the course: History for UPSC CSE

Videos included in the History`s topic of `Indus Valley Civilization`Videos included in the History's topic of "Indus Valley Civilization"

EduRev videos with Timeline & In-text questionsEduRev videos with Timeline & In-text questions

5.2 Detailed Notes 

EduRev UPSC experts have prepared notes in a structured manner with well-explained images to help you understand the topics and cover all the aspects of a particular topic. Find detailed notes in Docs section of each topic in the course: History for UPSC CSE

EduRev notes prepared by UPSC expertsEduRev notes prepared by UPSC experts

5.3. MCQ Tests 

MCQ Tests on all the topics (& sub-topics) of History subject are helpful for clear understanding, proper practice, and quick revision. These tests will help you in self-evaluation and you can check, whether you've understood a topic completely. Find the MCQ Tests in the course History for UPSC CSE

6. Mock Tests & Previous Year Questions 

  • Once you've completed your preparation for History. We recommend you to attempt subject-wise mock tests of History, available under the UPSC Prelims Mock Test Series on EduRev. 
  • Refer to UPSC CSE Prelims Mock Test SeriesAttempt more and more tests and ace your preparation.

Subject-wise Mock Tests of History available under the UPSC Mock Test Series of EduRev Subject-wise Mock Tests of History available under the UPSC Mock Test Series of EduRev


  • You can get the last 10-years of UPSC Prelims & Mains papers from here - UPSC Previous Year Question Papers and can also refer to the topic-wise questions of Indian Polity from the last 25-years here.

1. Courses for all the subjects

Similar to History, there are courses for other subjects as well available under the EduRev Infinity plan - 

Geography for UPSC CSEIndian Polity for UPSC CSEIndian Economy for UPSC CSEScience & Technology for UPSC CSEEnvironment for UPSC CSE & others. 

Various Courses for UPSC available on EduRevVarious Courses for UPSC available on EduRev



2. Prepare each subject well with EduRev App 

Check: 

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1. How can I effectively study History with EduRev?
Ans. To effectively study History with EduRev, you can follow these steps: 1. Understand the History syllabus and previous year questions (PYQs) to know what topics are important. 2. Focus on reading the NCERT textbooks as they provide a strong foundation in History. 3. Supplement your learning with additional books like Spectrum and others to gain a deeper understanding. 4. Stay updated with current affairs related to History to have a holistic understanding of the subject. 5. Perfect your concepts by revising regularly and seeking clarification on any doubts. 6. Practice mock tests and solve previous year questions to assess your knowledge and improve your exam-taking skills.
2. Which books are recommended for studying History with EduRev?
Ans. Two important books recommended for studying History with EduRev are: 1. Spectrum - This book covers a wide range of topics and provides in-depth information on Indian history. 2. NCERT textbooks - These books are essential for building a strong foundation in History and are recommended by experts.
3. How can I stay updated with current affairs related to History while studying with EduRev?
Ans. To stay updated with current affairs related to History while studying with EduRev, you can: 1. Follow news websites, newspapers, and magazines that cover historical events and developments. 2. Join online forums or communities dedicated to History discussions. 3. Follow social media accounts or subscribe to newsletters of renowned historians or organizations specializing in History. 4. Participate in online quizzes or competitions related to History to test your knowledge and stay informed.
4. How can I test my knowledge and improve my understanding of History with EduRev?
Ans. You can test your knowledge and improve your understanding of History with EduRev by: 1. Taking mock tests available on the platform, which are designed to simulate the actual exam environment. 2. Solving previous year questions to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and types of questions asked. 3. Participating in quizzes, debates, or discussions related to History on the EduRev platform or other online forums. 4. Seeking feedback from educators or peers to identify areas of improvement and work on them.
5. How can I make the most of the EduRev app for studying History?
Ans. To make the most of the EduRev app for studying History, you can: 1. Explore the various study materials, notes, and videos available on the app for different historical topics. 2. Use the search feature to find specific information or topics you want to study. 3. Take advantage of the app's bookmarking and highlighting features to save important content and revisit it later. 4. Engage in discussions with other students or educators on the platform to gain different perspectives and enhance your learning experience.
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