Syllabus for Graduate Primary School Teachers for Classes 6 to 8 for SOCIAL SCIENCE

Paper II
 Sources of History – Literary-Native and Foreign, ArcheologicalInscriptions,
Numismatics, monuments, Oral Traditions, Anecdotes,
 Physical features of India & Pre historic times-Old Stone Age, Microlithic
Age, Neolithic Age, Metal Age.
 Ancient civilizations of India-Vedic Age, Harappan culture, Vedic and
later Vedic times.
 Ancient civilizations of the world- Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Chinese,
Greek, Roman and American Civilization.
 India and outside world-Rise of Christianity and Islam crusades, Arabs,
Mongols, Turks cultural and trade contacts.
 Rise of new religions in India- Jainism, Buddhism and its teachings.
 India and the world – Advent of Europeans, Renaissance, Humanism, Art
and Architecture Science, Reformations, Geographical Explorations,
Europeans in India-Portuguese, Such, English East India Company, French
East India Company. Kannada speaking regions during Colonial Rule,
Folk History.
 Greek invasion, Mauryas -Chandraguptha Maurya, Kautilya, AshokaAdministration,
 Prominent kingdoms-Guptas, Vardhanas, Cholas, Shathavahanas,
Kadhambas, Gangas, Chalukyas, Bahami, Pallavas of Kanchi. Rastrakutas,
Kalyani Chalukyas, Hoysalas- Their contributions, literatures, Art and
 Religious Reformers of India- Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya,
Madvacharya, Basaveswara-their works, Philosophy, teaching, literary
 Bhakthi Movement-Chaithanya, Gurunanak, Meera Bai, Sufi Sints and
 Europe in the middle ages-Feudalism-Merits and demerits, Decline of
Feudalism. Modern Europe-Renaissance, Geographical Explorations,
Reformations, Industrial Revolutions.
 Revolutions and the Rise of Nations States-American war of
Independence, French Revolutions, Unification of Italy and Germany.
 India from 9th to 14th century AD-Rise of Rajaputs, Turkish, Mohammad
Ghazani, Mohammad Gori, Delhi Sultanate, Slave Dynasty, Khilji, Rulers,
Tuglaq rulers, Lodhi Dynasty- Their administration, Art and Architecture,
Social Systems, Military Reforms.
 Vijayanagar Dynasty- Sanghama, Saluva, Tuluva, Aravidu, DynastyRulers
Contributions towards their administration, Art and Architecture,
Social Systems, Military Reforms.
 Bhahumani Dynasty-Mohammad Gavan, Rise of new kingdoms, decline of
Bhahumani and their administration, Art and Architecture, Social Systems,
Military Reforms.
 Mughal Dynasty-Babar, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shershah,
Shahajahan, Aurangzeb, decline of Mughals and their administration, Art
and Architecture, Social Systems, Military Reforms.
 Peshawas, Nawabs of Carnatic, Carnatic wars, Nawabs of Bengals,- Battle
of Palssey. Maratas-Shivaji-Their Life and achievements, administrative
systems, Military Reforms.
 Rise of the English-British rule in Bengal-Robert Clive, warren HastingsBuxar
war, Anglo Marata war, Anglo Sikh war, Anglo Mughal war, British
administration, Revenue, Military and Political, Hyder Ali and Tippu
Sultan-Anglo Mysore war and their administration, Art and Architecture,
Social Systems, Military Reforms
 Political Developments in Karnataka-Unification, Social Movements,
Barder water environment, Women, Peasant and Dalit Movements etc
 Social Economic Developments in Karnataka-Land Reforms, Mass
Communication, IT-BT revolutions, Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure
 Reforms during British Rule- 1 Civil Service, Military, Judiciary,
Economy-Land revenue Policy, the permanent Settlement, Mahalwari and
Ryothwari System, Industry and trade, English Education.
 Growth of Nationalism-Social Reforms-Brahma Samaja, Prartana Samaja,
Satyashodhaka Samaja, Arya Samaja, Theosophical Society, Narayana
Guru Movement, Aligarh Movement.
 Growth of Nationalism-First war of Indian Independence-Foundation of
Indian National Congress, Muslim League, Extremists and Moderates,
 Pase 1-1885 to 1905
 Pase 2- 1905 to 1920
 Gandhi and his experiments, Quit India Movement and India’s
Independence, Partition, India after Independence.
 Political Dimension of 20th century-Russian Revolution, World War-1 and
World War-2 and it’s Impact, Rise of Dictators, Cold War, Chinese
Revolution, Rise of USA.

Exam Structure
Section 1 – Multiple Choice Questions
Marks – 50
Duration – 1 hour
Section 2 - Short and Long answer type questions
Marks – 100
Duration – 2 hours

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