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CUET UG Syllabus of History Domain

The National Testing Agency(NTA) releases the syllabus for various subjects tested under
the CUET UG Examination. Any individual willing to access the CUET UG syllabus can visit the official
website and download the syllabus in pdf format. For History as a domain subject
specifically, the CUET syllabus constitutes the entire portion of class 12th board examination along
with the deleted part as well.
The CUET UG paper consists of 50 questions, out of which a candidate can attempt a maximum of 40
questions within 45 minutes. For every correct answer +5 marks are rewarded and for every
incorrect answer a candidate gets -1 marks, there are no marks for a question which is not

Syllabus of history Domain for CUET UG

Following is the syllabus for the History domain for CUET UG:

1. The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology● Early urban centres
● Harappan civilization
● Archaeological report on a major site
● How it has been utilised by
2. Political and
Economic History: How
Inscriptions tell a story
● Political and economic history from the
Mauryan to the Gupta period
● Inscriptions and the decipherment of
the script
● Shifts in the understanding of political
and economic history
● Asokan inscription and Gupta period
land grant
● Interpretation of inscriptions by
3. Social Histories using
the Mahabharata
● Issues in social history, including
caste,class, kinship, and gender.
● Transmission and publications of the
● From the Mahabharata, illustrating
how it has been used by historians.
4. A History of
Buddhism: Sanchi
● A brief review of religious histories of
Vedic Religion, Jainism, Vaishnavism,
and Saivism.
● Focus on Buddhism.
● Sanchi stupa.
● Reproduction of sculptures from
● Ways in which sculpture has been
interpreted by historians, and other
sources for reconstructing the history
of Buddhism.
5. Medieval Society
Through Travellers’
● Outline of social and cultural life as
they appear in travellers’ accounts.
● A discussion of where they travelled,
why they travelled, what they wrote,
and For whom they wrote.
● What these travel accounts can tell us
and how they have been interpreted
by historians?.
6. Religious Histories:
The Bhakti-Sufi
● Outline of religious developments
during this period.
● Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi
● How Bhakti-Sufi compositions have
been preserved.
● Extracts from selected Bhakti Sufi
● Ways in which these have been
interpreted by historians.
7. New Architecture:
● Outline of new buildings during the
Vijayanagar Period — temples, forts,
irrigation facilities.
● Relationship between architecture and
the political system.
● Account of how Hampi was found.
● Visuals of buildings at Hampi.
● Ways in which historians have
analysed and interpreted these
8. Agrarian Relations:
The Ain-i-Akbari
● Structure of agrarian relations in the
16th and 17th centuries.
● Patterns of change over the period.
● Account of the compilation and
translation of Ain-i-Akbari.
● Ways in which historians have used
the text to reconstruct history.
9. The Mughal Court:
Histories through
● Outline of political history c. 15th-17th
● Discussion of the Mughal court and
● Account of the production of court
chronicles, and their subsequent
translation and transmission.
● Akbarnama and Padshahnama
● Ways in which historians have used
the texts to reconstruct political
10. Colonialism and
Rural Society: Evidence
from Official Reports
● Life of zamindars, peasants, and
artisans in the late 18th century.
● East India Company, revenue
settlements, and surveys.
● Changes over the nineteenth century.
● An account of why official
investigations into rural societies were
undertaken and the types of records
and reports produced.
● Firminger’s Fifth Report, Accounts of
Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, and
Deccan Riots Report.
● What do the official records tell and do
not tell, and how they have been used
by historians?
11. Representations of
● The events of 1857-58.
● How these events were recorded and
● Pictures of 1857.
● Extracts From contemporary accounts.
● How the pictures of 1857 shaped
British opinion of what had happened.
12. Colonialism and
Indian Towns: Town
Plans and Municipal
● The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill
stations, and cantonments in the 18th
and 19th centuries.
● Photographs and paintings.
● Plans of cities.
● Extract from town plan reports.
● Focus on Kolkata town planning.
● How can the above sources be used
to reconstruct the history of towns?
● What these sources do not reveal.
13. Mahatma Gandhi
Through Contemporary
● The nationalist movement 1918-48
● The nature of Gandhian politics and
● Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.
● Reports from English and Indian
language newspapers and other
contemporary writings.
● How newspapers can be a source of
14. Partition through
Oral Sources
● The history of the 1940s
● Nationalism, Communalism, and
● Punjab and Bengal.
● Oral testimonies of those who
experienced partition
● Ways in which these have been
analysed to reconstruct the history of
the event.
15. The Making of the
● Independence and the new
● The making of the Constitution.
● The Constitutional Assembly debates.
● What do such debates reveal and how
can they be analysed?

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