[Download] Indian Culture and Heritage Study Material (Hindi/English) from NOS/NIOS for Free

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Here is some really good study material on Indian Culture and Heritage from National Open School (NOS) now renamed as NIOS.
The content is less boring and more structured than Spectrum’s book on Indian Culture + truckload of 2 markers scattered throughout the paragraphs.
By the way,

  1. Here is the link: https://files.secureserver.net/0fdAWETp4sONW5 You may download required papersets, study material etc from it, as per your requirements.
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Index/Content of Indian Culture NIOS material

  1. An Introduction
  2. Indian Culture
  3. Ancient India
  4. Medieval India
  5. Modern India
  6. Indian Languages and Literature-I
  7. Indian Languages and Literature-II
  8. Religion and Philosophy in ancient India
  9. Religion and Philosophy in Medieval India
  10. Religious Reform Movements in Modern India
  11. Indian Painting
  12. Music, Dance and Drama
  13. Indian Architecture
  14. Science and Technology in India
  15. Scientists of Ancient India
  16. Science and Scientists of Medieval India
  17. Scientists of Modern India
  18. Education in India
  19. Indian Social Structure
  20. Socio-Cultural Issues in Contemporary India
  21. Spread of Indian Culture Abroad

Mrunal recommends

  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books
  2. Environment by ShankarIAS
  3. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  4. Art & Culture by Nitin Singhania (Hindi | English)
  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
  1. (free) NCERT, NIOS, TN-Books 4 History,Geo,Sci
  2. Indian Polity M.Laxmikanth (Hindi | English)
  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

So far 186 Comments posted


    Which subject is good with political science as an optional 4 ias ,,, which can save time and can also help G.s. paper…plz reply if possible ..!!?? plzzz….

    1. sanjeev kr pandey

      There is no need of another optional. only one optional is needed in UPSC.

    2. zunaid ali khan

      sociology can help u in 4th paper, and it will increased your knowledge about society ,coz u r going for cse ,, so its important more than other subject that u understood society properly..
      thank you


    plz sir ….answer me which subject is good combination of political science 4 ias as an optional..??? plz reply if possible ….plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………………….

    1. anvi

      hey rupi now there is only one optional in mains , and if you want to take political science then it can help you with your general studies mains pol sci sections .. i hope it helps


    plz help me sir…… i am new in this way and i really want to be a IAS

    1. rahat

      ok i will help u

    2. shubham singh

      hello,rupi ji..
      political science is better for optional.it also helps in G.S

    3. dumb kid :(

      at first complete 8-12 ncerts book,of which class 11-12 are most important ao subjects sociology,history,geography etc which r essential for gs.then choose 1 optional(sociology,public adm.,psychology,anthropology,geography may b easy fr u since they will help in gs also)…read newspaper n then try to write it in ur own words..will help u in essays…these r basics

  4. babal singh

    Please send indian history notes in hindi

  5. naresh vyas

    Pls send rajasthan history ,culuture in hindi for ras

  6. manish choudhary

    indian culture is the most greatful culture in the world. they are stay many cast people.

  7. divya

    plz sir tell me about those books which is needed in ias exam or pcs

    1. yogesh

      your qualification?

  8. ABHISHEK SINGH (8182839179)

    sir plzzzzz send study materials in English……………………………………….for Complete geography (G.S + OPTIONAL)………………………………

  9. Surabhi Panda

    Sir, piz tell me which subject should take as optional combination with Chemistry? Is History prefferable.

    1. Sanjay

      only one optional subject dear

    2. madhu

      Sir Plz suggest the book for aptitude shortcuts

    3. yocob

      one optional is enough dear. iam going to take chemistry as my optional;[email protected]

  10. Ashok

    friends all optional subject helpful for gs

  11. rashmi

    sir can you please elaborate strategy for it

  12. ramashish purvey

    very useful site not for student also for teacher.i

  13. rahul sharma

    sir the link above is not responding..I cud not download Indian culture n heritage notes

    1. Mamta grover

      same with me

  14. Meera

    Thanks Mrunal…

  15. Prem kumar B.Rathod

    Thank you very much Mrunal sir.

  16. bharti

    ques 1 Give a critical exposition of the hedroonism of the charvaka
    plese give me answer this question

  17. sir aap ki koi aise website hi jismey saarey hindi medium me notes mil sakey ager ha to please sir mujhey jaroor de danywaad sir

    sir aapki koi aise website hi jismey saarey hindi medium me notes mil sakey ager ha to please sir mujhey jaroor de danywaad sir ……………….Mrunal sir

  18. anwesha das

    Sir please send the study materials of Indian culture and heritage(Prelims and mains for IAS)

  19. suleman akhatar

    I want article in hindi medium optional political notes

  20. swati

    Sir please send the study material sociology (Prelims and mains for IAS)

  21. rohit

    please send me materials for .Indian Culture ‘s

  22. Arpita Soni

    Sir plz tell me how to study paper 3rd which included governance part..i dnt ve any idea also suggest book or any class notes..


    MRUNAL SIR I want geography hindi audio notes. from 6 to 12 class . please help me

  24. Ran kumar

    Please tell me sir, is Arihant publication enough for ACIO and LIC AAO exam preparation?

  25. adesh kumar

    Sir I m NT able to download study material frm ur site..pls help me with dsame ..

    1. Aryan

      Double Click on folders, Right Click on Files. Click Download.

  26. Rohit bansal

    plz send me notes of indian culture..!!

  27. basavaraj

    Sir how to download your notes

  28. basavaraj

    Sir please send me culture & history notes

  29. aakanksha mehta

    I have chosen management as my mains optional …. please guide me which books to refer and how should I go about it as I have been a management student in my graduation and post graduation

    1. Rahul Tanwar

      I have also chosen Mgmt as optional subject. We are a group of 7-8 students taking mgmt.

  30. Ashish

    Cannot find the material at the hyperlink provided for NOS material for Indian Culture & Heritage. Pls help.

  31. nilam

    pls…send me indian history in hindi…

  32. Lalvendra singh

    is Geography good optinal

  33. shakthi

    sir …. i m studying my 1 st BE electrical engineering i wants to become an IAS officer … please help what r the things to be prepare for civil service exams in the first year itself ….

  34. pukhraj charan

    sir please guide me about ias

  35. Vijaya Upadhyay

    Dear Sir

    Plz provide me hindi notes of Culture, Bio Diversity & environment ,History & Geography In Hindi.I would be very thankfull to you

    Vijaya Upadhyay

  36. swapnil

    will it be good to take electrical engineering as an optional subject for pcs examination……??

  37. diksha

    Sir plz provide sum material for apfc (epfo) xam

  38. priyanka

    Not relevant to topics

  39. sakshi verma

    sir,plz hindi medium se g.s. ki pdf available kra dijiye. m download n kr paa rhi hu.. i m new in this way.

  40. Satish

    Sir i want art,culture nios notes in hindi plz send link . . . .

  41. Rahul singh

    pls IAS prelims notes in Hindi

  42. Mayank

    Dear Sir
    I want to know that how can I join Mrunal.org and to use your study material will I have to pay or not. I cannot afford the coaching class so I m preparing on my own. Sir please help me to come true my dream. Regards

  43. Ranjeet

    Check previous year papers.
    Check the notification of upsc detailed one .

    As per my understanding

    Optional 1 is theory like
    Optional 3 is application of same

  44. shubham

    Hlw sir ..
    Plz suggest me a book for indian culture for ias in hindi.

  45. krishna k

    Hi…Can any one please suggest best reference book for sociology?

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