History (Optional) Notes, Mindmaps & Related Current Affairs

Effortlessly learn/revise UPSC History Optional with our visual and comprehensive Mindmap Notes!


What makes history a difficult optional subject? It’s the humongous syllabus and the sheer number of sources that you need to refer to cover the syllabus. It is a complete waste of your time, money, and hard work. What you need is smart work, that is, getting high learning outcome for the amount of time, money, and effort you’re putting in.

Here’s where IAS EXPRESS comes to your rescue. As it is our mission to provide a one-stop learning platform for UPSC/PCS preparation, we have started this course that will give you in-depth but easy-to-learn/revise modules on the topics of the history (optional) syllabus in the format of mind maps. We’re making the mindmaps according to previous years’ questions, and we have been referring multiple standard sources so that you don’t have to refer anywhere else. It will save you a lot of your precious time from researching and making notes yourself. Also, we are adding maps and images wherever necessary.


  1. The syllabus will be completed in 3-4 months and we’re uploading weekly 5-6 topics.
  2. After opening the free samples, don’t forget to provide your feedback (positive/negative) in the comments section as your feedback is necessary to make this an aspirant-friendly course.
  3. Apart from history optional, you can also solve any difficult questions asked in GS prelims and mains (history portion). Even if your optional is not history, reading this course is very easy as we’ve decoded complex paragraphs into mindmap format and you’ll grasp all the info really fast.
  4. This course is not only for UPSC/State PSC aspirants, but can also be used by UG/PG students and general readers.

Referred Sources: Standard sources like NCERT, Ignou, Upinder Singh, R.S.Sharma, Romila Thapar, Satish Chandra, etc + Internet. Referred sources are mentioned separately in each module.

All the very best!

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