In CTET Exam, the Social Studies section comprises a total of 60 questions of 60 marks, in which 40 questions come from the content section i.e.History, Geography, and Political Science, and the rest 20 questions from the Social Studies Pedagogy section. Here, we are providing important Complete study notes on Social Studies which will be very helpful for upcoming CTET and other teaching exams.
CTET Notes on History- Buildings, Paintings, And Books
The Iron Pillar
-The Iron Pillar in Mehrauli, Delhi is made of iron, is 7.2 m high, weighs 3 tonnes, and was made around 1500 years ago.
-An inscription on the pillar tells us about its maker, a king called Chandra, probably from the Gupta dynasty.
-The most fascinating thing about this iron pillar is that even though it is 1500 years old, it hasn’t rusted at all.
-Stupa literally means a mound. Stupas can have different shapes, but their basic features are all the same.
-There is a small box placed in the center of the stupa which generally contains the ashes, remains, or items used by Lord Buddha or some great monk. This box is known as a relic casket and is it buried inside the stupa.