Syllabus of Military Science PSC Mains Chhattisgarh

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013
Syllabus of Military Science of PSC Chhattisgarh Mains is presented in this section.


(1) Ancient period :
(i) Indo-Greek art of war with special reference to the Battle of Hydaspos 326 B.C.
(ii) Mauryan Military system as described by Magasthnese
(iii) Kautalya's Philosophy of war-concept of defence and security , military organisation and interstate relations
(2) Medieval period
: Study of military systems -
(i) Rajput military system with special reference to the Battle of somnath (1025 A.D.)
(ii) Mughal Military System with special reference to the first battle of panipat (1526 -AD.)
(iii) Matrtha military system with special reference to the Third Battle of Panipat (1761 A.D.)
(iv) Sikh military system with special rference to the battle of sobraon (1846 -AD)

(3) Pre Independence Period :

1857 Liberation-movement and re-organisation of Army in India under the CROWN

(4) Post -Independence Period :
(i) Indo-China war, 1962 causes, lessons-political, strategical and Tactical.
(ii) Indo -Pak war 1965 causes,lessons Political, Strategical and Tactical
(iii) Indo-Pak war 1971 causes,lessons political Strategical and Tactical.


(1) Greek and Roman art of war with reference to the battle of Arbella 331 B.C. and Battle of Cannae 216 B.C.
(2) Emergence and decline of cavalry with reference to the Battle of Hastings 1066 A.D.Cavalry Tactics of Zenghis Khan and battle of Crecy 1346, A.D.
(3) Impact of science and technology on warfare and. milirary reforms of Gustavus-Adolphus and Fredrick the Great
(4) The revolution in tactics-war of American Independence (1776-1782), French Revolution and Napoleonic Art of war as interpreted by Clausewitz and Jomini

(1) World war I-Strategy, Stralemate ,restoration of Mobility with reference to the Battles of Y pres and Somme. Role of Air force and Navy with special reference to theories of Guillet Douhet and Admiral A.T.Mahan
(2) (a) Military organisation and policy of the contesting powers in world war II
(i) Allied and Axis objectives, strategy, and Tactics
(ii) Theories of Armoured and Mechaniese warfare as propounded by Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller and Capt. B.H. Liddell Hart with special reference to the Battle of EI. Alamein and battle of Naorandy
(b) Role of Air force and Navy in world war-II
(3) Use of Atom Bomb and its impact



(1) National power -concept, Role and Constituents
(2) Tangible and Intangible elements of National power
(3) National Security Strategies : Balance of power, collective security, Regional Defence, Non-alignment Deterrence
(4) India in the world strategic Environment
(5) Threat perception : External and Internal threats
(6) Economic Liberalisation policy in the 90's and National Security
(7) India's Nuclear policy and development


(1) Definition and various terms of war Nature of war and characteristics of modern War
(2) Insurgency and counter -Insurgency wih special reference to Kashmir problem and Tamil Problem in Sri Lanka
(3) Terrorism Problems and solutions
(4) Development of Nuclear weapons and their effect on war
(5) Space weapons and security
(6) Chemical and Biological weapons and security
(7) Problems and prospects of Disarmament and Arms Control

(1) Interest of Major power in Indian Ocean
(2) Presence of Extra Regional Power in Indian Ocean
(3) Role of SAARC in promoting regional co-operation.
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