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You can read and download CUET 2023 UG History Syllabus for Class 12 PDF. The link to the pdf is given at the bottom of the page, you can download it in both languages, i.e., in English as well as in Hindi. CUET 2023 UG History paper code is 314.


Note: There will be one Question Paper with 50 questions, out of which 40 must be attempted.

Unit I: The Story of the First Cities Harappan Archaeology

Broad overview: Early urban centers.

Story of discovery: Harappan civilization.

Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site. Discussion: how it has been utilized by archaeologists/historians?

Unit II: Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story

Broad overview: Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period.

Story of discovery: Inscriptions and the decipherment of the script. Shifts In the understanding of political and

economic history.

Excerpt: Ashokan inscription and Gupta period land grant.

 Discussion: Interpretation of inscriptions by historians.

Unit III: Social Histories using the Mahabharata

Broad overview: Issues in social history, including caste, class, kinship and gender.

Story of discovery: Transmission and publications of the Mahabharata.

Excerpt: From the Mahabharata, illustrating how it has been used by historians.

Unit IV: A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa

Broad overview:

  • A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaishnavism, Shaivism.
  • Focus on Buddhism.

Story of discovery: Sanchi stupa.

Excerpt: Reproduction of sculptures from Sanchi. Discussion: Ways in which sculpture has been interpreted by 

historians, and other sources for reconstructing the history of Buddhism.

Unit V: Medieval society through Travellers’ Accounts

Broad Overview: Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travelers’ accounts.

Story of their writings: A discussion of where they traveled, why they traveled, what they wrote, and 

For whom they wrote.

Excerpts: from Alberuni, Ibn Batuta, Bernier.

Discussion: What these travel accounts can tell us and how they have been interpreted by historians.

Unit VI: Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition

 Broad Overview:

  • Outline of religious developments during this period.
  •  Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi saints.

Story of Transmission: How Bhakti-Sufi compositions have been preserved.

Excerpt: Extracts from selected Bhakti Sufi works.

Discussion: Ways in which these have been interpreted by historians.

Unit VII: New Architecture: Hampi

Broad Overview:

  • Outline of new buildings during Vijayanagar period — temples, forts, irrigation facilities.
  • Relationship between architecture and the political system.

Story of Discovery: Account of how Hampi was found.

Excerpt: Visuals of buildings at Hampi.

Discussion: Ways in which historians have analysed and interpreted these structures.

 Unit VIII: Agrarian Relations :The Ain-i- Akbari

 Broad overview:

  • Structure of agrarian relations in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Patterns of change over the period.

 Story of Discovery: Account of the compilation and translation of Ain-i-Akbari.

 Excerpt: From the Ain-i-Akbari 

 Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the text to reconstruct history.

 Unit IX: The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles

 Broad Overview:

  • Outline of political history c. 15th-17th centuries.
  • Discussion of the Mughal court and politics.

Story of Discovery: Account of the production of court chronicles, and their subsequent translation and transmission.

Excerpts: from the Akbarnama and Padshahnama.

Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the texts to reconstruct political histories.

Unit X: Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports

Broad overview:

  • Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late 18th century.
  • East India Company, revenue settlements and surveys.
  • Changes over the nineteenth century.

Story of official records: An account of why official investigations into rural societies were undertaken and the

types of records and reports produced.

Excerpts: From Firminger’s Fifth Report, Accounts of Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, and Deccan Riots Report.

Discussion: What the official records tell and do not tell, and how they have been used by historians.

Unit XI: Representations of 1857

Broad Overview:

  • The events of 1857-58.
  • How these events were recorded and narrated.

 Focus: Lucknow.

 Excerpts: Pictures of 1857. Extracts from contemporary accounts.

 Discussion: How the pictures of 1857 shaped British opinion of what had happened.

Unit XII: Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports

Broad Overview: The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill stations and cantonments in the 18th and 19th century.

Excerpts: Photographs and paintings. Plans of cities. Extract form town plan reports. Focus on Kolkata town planning.

Discussion: How the above sources can be used to reconstruct the history of towns. What these sources do not reveal.

 Unit XIII: Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes

Broad Overview:

  • The nationalist movement 1918-48,
  • The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership.

Focus: Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.

Excerpts: Reports from English and Indian language newspapers and other contemporary writings.

Discussion: How newspapers can be a source of history.

Unit XIV: Partition through Oral Sources

Broad Overview:

  • The history of the 1940s;
  • Nationalism, Communalism and Partition.

Focus: Punjab and Bengal.

Excerpts: Oral testimonies of those who experienced partition.

Discussion: Ways in which these have been analysed tore construct the history of the event.

Unit XV: The Making of the Constitution

Broad Overview:

  • Independence and the new nation-state.
  • The making of the Constitution.

Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates.

Excerpts: From the debates.

Discussion: What do such debates reveal and how they can be analyzed?

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What is the Syllabus of CUET UG History 2023?

The syllabus of CUET UG History 2023 is according to the latest pattern of NTA CUET UG 2023, Students can read and download the History syllabus from here – Click Here

How many Questions will be asked in CUET UG History Paper 2023?

There will be one Question Paper on History with 50 questions, out of which 40 must be attempted.

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