Insight IAS Prelims 2021 test 1 Exam Date

19th October 2020,

Monday


Insight IAS Prelims 2021 test 1 Subject 

Art & Culture


Insight IAS Prelims 2021 test 1 syllabus

Architecture

 Cave Architecture

 Temple Architecture

 Indo-Islamic Architecture

 Modern Architecture

(Under Indus Valley Civilization, The 

Mauryan Architecture, The Sungas, 

Kushanas, Satavahanas & Guptas, 

Post Guptas, Delhi-Sultanate, 

Mughals etc)

• Sculpture -- Indian Sculpture and 

Different schools of Art

• Indian Paintings

 Pre historic painting & Cave 

paintings

 Mural Paintings

 Miniature Paintings - Pala 

School, Rajput Paintings, 

Mughal Paintings, Hill 

paintings etc.

 Folk Paintings

 Modern Indian Paintings 

 Personalities Associated

• Religion 

 Hinduism

 Jainism

 Buddhism

 Islam

 Christianity

 Zoroastrianism

 Judaism

• Philosophy

 Six Schools of Philosophy

 Ajivika

 Lokayata etc.

• Indian Music

 Classical Music

o Hindustani Music

o Carnatic Music

 Folk Music Tradition

 Modern Music

 Personalities

• Indian Dance

 Classical Dance forms in 

India – Odissi, Kathak, 

Kathakali, Mohiniattay,

Sattriya, Manipuri, 

Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi 

 Folk Dances

 Modern Dance in India

• Theatre

 Sanskrit Theatre

 Folk Theatre

 Modern Theatre

 Personalities

• Puppetry 

 History

 Different forms of Puppetry 

in

 People Associated with 

Theatres

• Indian Cinema and

Circus

• Bhakti & Sufi Movement

• Language & Literature

 Indian Language

o Classical Languages

o Scheduled Languages

 Indian Literature

o Religious Literature

o Secular Literature

• Fairs, Festivals and Craft

 Religious Festivals,

 Secular

 Festivals (States & UT’s)

 Art & Crafts

• Science & Technology

 Ancient, Science & Technology

 Medieval Science & 

Technology

 Famous Personalities in

 Ancient and Medieval India

• Promotion and Preservation of 

Indian Heritage

 Indian Word Heritage Sites –

Tangible & non-tangible 

heritage, Tentative list

 Cultural Heritage Sites

 Natural Heritage Sites

 Important Institutions


Insight IAS Prelims 2021 test 1 Reference Books

Introduction to Indian

art (NCERT class 11th)

 Living Craft Traditions

of India (NCERT class

12th)

 Indian Culture by Nitin

Singhania

 CCRT - Art and Culture

Current Affairs:

(1/6/2020-17/8/2020)

from the below sources.

 I-CAN (Current Affairs &

News Analysis)

 INSIGHTSIAS Current

Affairs Quiz.

 INSIGHTSIAS Current

Affairs.

 INSIGHTS REVISION

THROUGH MCQs



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