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1) Art and Culture – Previous Year Questions UPSC Prelims (1995-2023)

Art and Culture Previous Year Questions – Topic Wise

Sr. No.Topic NamePrevious Year Questions
A)Art & CraftClick Here
B)Indian Culture and HeritageClick Here
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Topic Wise Analysis of Art and Culture PYQs

As discussed in the post regarding subject wise weightage in UPSC Prelims, around 8-10 questions are asked on the topic of Ancient History and Art & Culture in UPSC Prelims. 

The graph given below further illustrates the composition of various topics in ancient history. As you can notice, all the sections of ancient history & art and culture, are somewhat equally important.

Art & CultureNo. of Questions (2011-2023)No. of Questions (1995-2023% Weightage (2011-2023)% Weightage (1995-2023)
A) Art and Craft133250%52%
B) Indian Culture and Heritage133050%48%

Art and Culture-Detailed Topic Wise Syllabus Based on PYQs

A) Art & Craft

It covers art and craft from ancient to contemporary times.  It includes art, craft, paintings, music, dance, theatre, puppetry, circus, cinema, martial arts and UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

B) Indian Culture and Heritage

Indian culture, cultural institutions, Indian cultural heritage, national symbols, languages, awards, and scientific achievements of ancient Indians. Various tribes and communities, festivals etc.

UPSC Prelims PYQ Book
  • Collection of more than 3200 Previous Year Questions (1995-2023)
  • All questions divided into 10 Subjects
  • Subject further sub-divided into more than 75 topics
  • All answers according to official answer key
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