Previous Years Questions Paper- Post Independence



  1. Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s “Indian Renaissance” and the emergence of national identity.


  1. Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times.
  2. Discuss whether the formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India.


  1. Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian Independence since the twenties of the last century.
  2. The women’s questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What are the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?
  3. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India.


  1. Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan and Gramdan movements initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success.
  2. Write a critical note on the evolution and significance of the slogan “Jai Jawana Jai Kisan”.
  3. Discuss the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to pre-and post-independent India.
  4. Analyze the circumstances that led to Tashkent Agreement in 1966. Discuss the highlights of the agreement.
  5. Critically examine the compulsions which prompted India to play a decisive roles in the emergence of Bangladesh.
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