Under the new syllabus pattern of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the UPSC, the topic, ‘Indian Heritage and Culture’ has been accorded great weightage. ‘Indian Heritage and Culture’ spans across the entire length and breadth of Indian History and thus needs to be prepared holistically. Every year 5-10 questions will be asked in prelims CSAT paper 1. Paper1 of mains GS: at least 20% of paper will be from this section. From above two points, we can easily deduce that leaving the art and culture portion will be suicidal for any UPSC aspirant.
Below notes will help you in covering Indian Arts and Culture for UPSC IAS Examination.