What is History

History is the study of the past. This study would also include learning about humanities and social sciences. Past historical events, practices, cultures, languages, art and many more things are studied too.

History  is a very vast area of study and consists of different studies, like art history, ancient History, Cultural History, Economic History, Military History, Social History, and world history.

The students would learn the periods, religions and geographical locations, regions, culture, economy, the art of these past reigns.

Historians are the ones who have studied these past things and discovered all the past information. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of History

Every student wishes for the opportunity to get admission in their dream college and for that they have to meet some eligibility criteria. If they fail to do so, their admission in History can get cancelled, so they should pay close attention to these criteria. The eligibility criteria are given below –

  • Students should have passed 10+2 from the recognized Board and any stream.
  • They should secure 50% or more aggregate marks at the qualifying level.
  • Some universities may also demand that the candidates have studied History at their 10+2 level.

History Entrance Exam

Most of the colleges give admission in History to the entrance exam to their students. Students can pursue History in the form of various degrees and courses like- BA History, BA History (Hons), MA History, B.Ed History, M.Phil History, PhD History and many others. Some colleges may even conduct personal interview rounds before the final admission to the students.

Some of the entrance exams are –


IPU CET – Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test

It is an online national level exam conducted to grant admission into the Undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses. The student appearing for this exam should have passed their 10+2 examination. After the results are declared, counselling sessions would be organized for the students.


JUNEE – Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination.

The students are granted admission into Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral courses. The exam is for 70 marks and consists of multiple-choice questions which is followed by viva, which is worth 30 marks. It is conducted online for 3 hours. It is a university-level exam.

3)  DSAT

DSAT – Dayanand Sagar Admission Test

This exam grants admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The students should have passed their 10+2 or equivalent exam. The paper would contain multiple-choice questions. The exam is conducted both online and offline. It is a national level exam. 

Scope of History in India and Abroad

A wide range of professions stand in front of the students after they complete their BA course. The career scope in the History  field rises at a very fast rate and will continue to do in the future too.

After they learn this course of BA in History, the students will be able to make their career in this field. They will easily get job offers in the field of Archaeologist and Historians.

The students can also work as teachers or lecturers in the schools, colleges or universities. 

Course Fees History

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
B.A.(Hons) in History at Nilamani Mahavidyalaya, Balasore
B.A.(Hons) in History at Rairangpur College, Mayurbhanj
25.25 Lakhs
B.A.(Hons) in History at Ashoka University, Sonepat
1.49 Lakhs
Dual Degree in History at Cluster University of Srinagar, Srinagar
1.10 K
M.Phil. in History at Queen Mary's College, Chennai
M.A. in History at Government Arts College, Salem
9.03 Lakhs
M.A. in History at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore
1.40 Lakhs
M.Phil. in History at Shyam University, Dausa
21.00 K
Ph.D in History at Dnyanopasak Shikshan Mandal's College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Parbhani
9.21 K
Ph.D in History at Government Dungar College, Bikaner
6.61 Lakhs
Ph.D in History at Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur
3.00 Lakhs
Ph.D in History at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Churu
15.00 K
Diploma in History at Pragyan International University, Ranchi
5.00 K
Diploma in History at University of Kota, Kota
15.00 K
Diploma in History at Pragyan International University, Ranchi
5.60 K
Diploma in History at Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai

Course Subjects

Subjects vary from college to college, but the students learn the following information from these subjects. They should have proper knowledge about these.

Some of the subjects taught are –

1)      History of India (from Ancient up till 600 AD)

2)      History of India (600 AD to 1500 AD)

3)      History of India (1500 AD to 1800 AD)

4)      History of India (1800 AD till Modern Times)

5)      Ancient World History

6)      Transformation of Europe

7)      European History

8)      World Politics

9)      History of East Asia

10)  History of the United States of America (USA)

11)  History of the USSR

12)  History of Africa

13)  History of Latin America 

Careers in History

After completing their graduation in History course, candidates will have various job opportunities in public as well as the private sectors. Some students can also find their placements in companies at various positions of –

  • Archaeologist – Their work would be related to research and excavation of new sites.
  • Museology – They will deal with the design, organization and management of the museums.
  • Museum curators – They learn about national History and its metals, terracotta, textiles, painting, and other aesthetics which attract the people.
  • Archivists – They preserve, repair parchment and paper manuscripts and documents.
  • Historians – They learn and study about History.
  • History Expert – they undertake research work related to costumes, jewellery, movie sets.

The students can also opt for MA History after their BA History. People have said that you should go for further studies after doing bachelors. For finding jobs in the government sector, various entrance exams like UPSC, SSC, and Banking have to be given. Students can even apply for MBA after BA History.

A career of a graduate in History is very adventurous as they will get the opportunities to excavate new sites, learn about the history of our cultures and traditions.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profile in History 

The students can have a very good career in the History  field. There are many jobs available to them. They can choose the job in History   based on their interest and make a name in that field. Some of the job profiles are given below –

Job Profile

Job Description


Use computer applications like computer-aided design (CAD) and geographical information systems (GIS) to interpret the land and conduct geophysical surveys and aerial photographs.

The information collected is then examined, documented and preserved. They use simulation to see what the artefacts looked like in the past.

They also write reports, papers and other articles for publication. They supervise and guide staff people and help them in research.


They organize auctions and manage the bid and sale process of items like fine art, jewellery, memorabilia, and classic cars. Selling of properties is also organized by them.

There is an option to specialize in the special field of auctioning. They can work part-time too after their regular working hours.

Options of starting their own company or working as a freelancer are open for them.

They have to travel to sites to organize and manage auctions. They have to meet up with the clients and set up the auctions, items and the site.  

Research Assistant

They research the procedures that are given by scientists. They collect all the information from these experiments and conduct statistical analyses to interpret the collected data.

Preparation of graphs and spreadsheets after the interpretation of data to present it to the panel.

They also have to make presentations and posters so that researchers can present their findings in front of the panel. The documents being submitted by them have to first proof-read, checked the facts and then submitted.


He/she studies the past and writes their learnings. They have to perform research and compile all the information they have found out.

They can write their journals, papers and books. Private institutions or individuals may even hire historians to conduct research.

They can work in museums or private collection centres where they preserve artefacts and archive information.

They can find jobs in the field of History  in colleges or universities where they can teach and educate the students based on their knowledge and learnings.

Documentation Specialist

They have to label the document, sort it according to the alphabetical order and categorize them. Call for old documents when needed.

Work in coordination with the colleagues to ensure proper documentation of work takes place. Get the audits for the company done. 

They have access to all the documents and utilize the software for electronic filing of the information they have. Perform proof-reading tasks when ordered to do so.


They have to collect, assemble and manage information and valuable historical collections. They have to answer the queries raised in front of them. 

They can organize public events such as talks or exhibitions. They have to prepare teaching materials. Supervising the staff and the budgets for the exhibitions. 

The funding events are organized by them and prepare the bids too. They can even specialize in some aspects of maps, videos or parchment or their area of interest.  


History Top Recruiter

Many companies recruit these graduates for work.

The top job areas for this course are given below –

1)      Archaeology and Archives Department

2)      Historical Parks

3)      Research Centres

4)      Journalism

5)      Museums

6)      Radio Channels

7)      Survey Officers

Required Skillset for History

The students would require exceptional skills when they are pursuing this History  course, and the subjects would also teach them new kinds of skills which will help them in the future. Some of the skills are –

1) Critical Reasoning and analytical skills –

The students will have to give proper reasoning for all their discoveries, have the capability for thinking out of the box and finding solutions to the problems arising in front of them and thinking creatively.

2)  Intellectual rigour and independence –

They have to be independent while researching a particular field. They should not depend on others for help or guidance or advice.

3) Communication –

Constructing arguments on a particular finding and then debating about them like civil people and getting more information on that particular part. They should be able to communicate their findings clearly and in well-constructed documents which can be explained well orally as well as in writing.

4) No supervision –

They should be capable of working without any mentor or supervision from above. Managing their own time and then prioritizing their work properly involves great mind thinking and thoughtfulness.

Course Curriculum for History

B.A. History is a 3-year program. This course would make the students understand how the evolution of humans took place from prehistoric times.

The students will be enlightened with the major historical event that has taken place in the past in India and also globally.

At the end of the course, the students will have lots of knowledge not only of the culture and society but also those factors which affect the development of civilization.

These factors may be power, religion, economy, culture and much more. It also teaches the students 360 degrees of History, i.e. Indian History, Modern History, Ancient World, and European History and Contemporary History. 

Questions related to History

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Hey,I am interested in History and civics, can you plz tell what can I do by taking these two subjects in future??? And what are the career option ( scope ) in future by taking these two subjects???

aditya 13th May, 2021

Dear Aspirant

I hope you are doing good

As per your query , I would like to tell you that their are many carrier options in after bachelors of arts in history

1. you can works in school in history teacher

2.  You can apply in auction houses for jobs

3. Public service could also be the options

After persuing BA in civics , you can give civil services examination to become IAS, get into the field of law . works as teacher of political science subjects, can persue in masters in journalism

Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future


can i do pg in journalism after ba history.

Shubham Dhane 13th May, 2021


Master of Communication & Journalism is a two years master’s programme affiliated to Osmania University. It is divided into four semesters (i.e., 2 semesters per year) and each semester consists of a well designed course structure that focuses on various areas in the field of Mass Communication. It is Osmania University, Hyderabad in St Joseph's Degree and PG College, Hyderabad. A candidate who has passed a Bachelor's degree of 3 years duration relevant stream or equivalent under 10+2+3 pattern from any recognized university is eligible for this course. So yes you can do PG in Journalism after B.A in History.


JNUEE 2020 question paper of history

anirudha vats 11th May, 2021


Jawaharlal Nehru University is ome of the top class university for students who want to pursue their undergraduate or master degree. The university conducts it's own entrance exam under the name JNUEE evey year and as per the marks scored by the students provide them with admission.

Below I  have mentioned the link to the sample papers of different subjects of JNUEE. You should refer to the link for help.


Hope that helps.

Thank you


i want to study MA history in best university . tell me about CUCET entrance and give the previous papers of cucet ma history

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 7th May, 2021


First of all to let you know from this year onwards there will be a total of 41 central universities that will be conducting admission through CUCET, some of the best university to pursue MA History are Delhi University, BHU, JNU, Jadavpur University, SPPU, Jamia Millia Islamia to name a few, you can check out the full details at https://university.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-ma-in-history-universities-in-india, and as for CUCET the official notification isn't released yet, you can go through last year information for model question paper at https://cucetexam.in/CUCET2020/Document/SampleTestPaper/STP_PGQP11.pd (https://cucetexam.in/CUCET2020/Document/SampleTestPaper/STP_PGQP11.pdf) and syllabus at https://cucetexam.in/CUCET2020/Document/Syllabus/Syllabus_PGQP11.pdf, once an official notification is released you will get all the detailed information related to exam patter, syllabus, model question paper etc.


I am a student of history can i admission in ma linguistic in north eastern hill university???

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd May, 2021


see you are eligible to apply for M.A course in linguistic at north eastern hill university. the eligibility criteria is as follows:

A candidate must complete bachelor with Major in any subject securing an aggregate of 50% (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST) or general Pass course  securing an aggregate of 55% (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST) may also apply. Selection will be based on admission test and relevant NEHU criteria.

you may follow the below link to go through  the prospectus:


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