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SSHO - Shine Senior History Olympiad Exam - 2023-2024

SSHO - Shine Senior History Olympiad

The study of history is the study of the past. It is a sort of collective memory and the story of the past. History tells the tale of who we are, where we've come from, and perhaps most importantly, where we're heading.

Studying history is vital because it helps us to understand who we are and how the world works. Every subject and field has a history, including medicine, music, and art. Although if the outcomes of historical study are less obvious and immediate, knowing and understanding history is vitally necessary.

Shine Senior History Olympiad is designed in such a manner that it encourages us to avoid repeating the errors of our predecessors by assisting us in analysing the past and learning from it.

Available for classes 11th and 12th.
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Syllabus & Marking scheme

History

Syllabus

From the Beginning of Time; Human Evolution, Modern human beings, Discovery of tools, hunters and gatherers, Writing and City Life; Mesopotamia and its geography, early urbanization, movement of goods, Citylife, development and use of writing, An Empire Across Three Continents; Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE, Political evolution, Economic expansion, Religion, Late Antiquity, The Central Islamic Lands; Rise of Islam, Caliphate, Umayaads and centralization of policies, Nomadic Empires; Focus: the Mongol, 13th to 14th century, The nature of nomadism, Formation of empires, Conquests and relations with other state, Historians' views on nomadic societies and state formation, The Three Orders; Focus: Western Europe, 13th - 16th century, Feudal society and economy, Formation of states, Church and Society, Changing Cultural Traditions; Focus: Europe, 14th - 17th century, New ideas, and new trends in literature and arts, Relationship with earlier ideas, The contribution of West Asia, Historians' viewpoints on the validity of the notion 'European Renaissance', Confrontation of Cultures; The Industrial Revolution, Displacing Indigenous Peoples, Paths to Modernization, Achiever Section, The Industrial Revolution; Township, Coal and Iron, Cotton cloths, Steam engine, Railway, Displacing Indigenous Peoples; Focus: North America and Australia, 18th - 20th century, European colonists in North America and Australia, Formation of white settler societies, Displacement and repression of local people, Historians' viewpoints on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population, Paths to Modernization; Focus: East Asia, late 19th to 20th century, Militarization and economic growth in Japan, China and the Communist alternative, Achiever’s Section.


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
World History 45
Achievers Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

History

Syllabus

Bricks, Beads and Bones; Early urban centres, Kings, Farmers and Towns; Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period, Kinship, Caste and Class; Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata, Issues in social history, including caste, class, kinship and gender, Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings; A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism, Saivism (Puranic Hinduism), Focus on Buddhism, Through the Eyes of Travellers; Outlines of social and cultural life as they appear in traveller's account, Bhakti-Sufi Traditions, Outline of religious developments during this period saints, Ideas and practices of the Bhakti-Sufi, An Imperial Capital: Vijayanagar; Outline of new buildings during Vijayanagar period-temples, forts, irrigation facilities, Relationship between architecture and the political system, Peasants, Zamindars and the State; Structure of agrarian relations in the 16th and 17th centuries, Patterns of change over the period, Colonialism and The Countryside; Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late 18th century, Permanent Settlement, Santhals and Paharias, Rebels and the Raj; The events of 1857-58, Vision of Unity, How these events were recorded and narrated, Colonial Cities; Cities in pre-colonial time, colonial record and urban history, look of new towns, life in new cities, Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement; The Nationalist Movement 1918-48, The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership, Understanding the partition; Reasons of partition, effects of partition, Framing the Constitution; Independence and the new nation state, The making of the Constitution, Achiever’s Section.


Marking scheme
Section Number of Questions
Indian History 45
Achievers Section 5
  • The Olympiad exam will have a total of 50 questions as per the table above.
  • 1 Mark shall be given for every correct answer.
  • There shall be no Negative marking.
  • Students shall be given 60 minutes to complete the test.
  • Percentile Ranks shall be given to all students.
  • Toppers shall be decided from the top percentile ranks on the basis of raw scores and time taken by the student to complete the exam.

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