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ICSE Class 8 History and Civics

Remembering the precise details of all the names, events, dates and other key points of the topics covered in your ICSE syllabus for Class 8 History and Civics isn’t easy. That’s why learning  History and Civics topics can be tricky. TopperLearning’s revision materials such as sample papers and practice tests can be added to your arsenal to learn and revise the important details in History and Civics.

Go through Aurangzeb’s religious policy and learn about the Mughal Empire. Revise the growth of nationalism with our ICSE Class 8 History question paper solutions prepared by experienced History teachers. Figure out what happened during the reform movements in India. Also, understand the significance of the United Nations. Our step-wise History and Civics solutions will give you the answers to the important questions related to your syllabus topics.

Our ‘Doubts and Solutions’ section will support your learning with answers to common queries asked by fellow students. You can also clear your doubts with expert History teachers through this section. Now, learning History and Civics will become easier with the support of TopperLearning study materials by your side. The knowledge you acquire through our resources will even help you to score top marks in your ICSE Class 8 History and Civics exam.

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Chapter-wise list of study materials for ICSE Class 8 History and Civics

ICSE Class 8 History Chapters

Chapter 1 – Decline of the Mughal Empire

Understand the stories of Mughal emperors such as Bahadur Shah Zafar, Akbar, Aurangzeb etc. with our  History and Civics sample paper solutions. Revise the points explaining the failure of the Mansabdari System. Also, find out about the factors which led to the decline of the Mughal Empire.

Chapter 2 – Rise of Independent Regional Kingdoms

Revise the  History and Civics sample paper solutions to understand the significance of the Third Battle of Panipat. Understand the historical events during the times of Shivaji, Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali, Guru Gobind Singh and other historical figures. Also, get answers for ‘True or False’ questions based on your syllabus topics at TopperLearning.

Chapter 3 – The Carnatic Wars: Anglo–French Rivalry

Learn about the major conflicts in the eighteenth century by revising the happenings during the Carnatic Wars. Utilise TopperLearning’s  History and Civics sample paper solutions and other e-learning resources to read more on the Austrian wars  and the involvement of the French East India Company.

Chapter 4 – The British Conquest of Bengal

In this  History and Civics chapter, you’ll understand how the British East India Company was established in 1600. Revise topics such as the Battle of Plassey, Battle of Buxar, Treaty of Allahabad etc. with our sample paper solutions. Also, learn more about the establishment of dual government in Bengal.

Chapter 5 – Expansion of the British Power in India

With the help of our  History and Civics solutions, understand how the British formed alliances to expand their power in India. Learn in detail about the Subsidiary Alliance system. Also, study about the factors which enabled the British to succeed over their Indian rivals.

Chapter 6 – Social, Cultural and Religious Reform Movements in India under the British Rule

With access to our  History and Civics sample paper solutions, understand the reform movements in India during the British rule. Read about the efforts of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Jyotiba Phule, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and the other historical personalities. Also, learn about Singh Sabha and the reform movement in South India.

Chapter 7 – The Uprising of 1857

This  History and Civics chapter tells you about the Revolt of 1857 which stemmed from the economic policies brought in by the British. Get answers on the reasons for the failure of this major uprising in Indian history. Also, learn about the Rani of Jhansi, Tatya Tope and other important participants of the revolt.

Chapter 8 – Rise of Indian Nationalism

Use our History and Civics sample paper solutions to understand the rise of nationalism in India. Find out why, when and how the Indian National Congress was formed. In addition, learn about the role of vernacular literature and press in the rise of Indian nationalism.

Chapter 9 – Indian National Movement (1885–1916)

Use TopperLearning’s ICSE Class 8 sample paper solutions to read about the operations of the Indian Nationalist Movements between 1885 and 1916. Brush up on what the assertive nationalists thought about the early nationalists. Also, relearn the methods and beliefs of the early nationalists.

Chapter 10 – The Gandhian Era 1919-1932

In this chapter, learn the techniques used by Mahatma Gandhi to support India’s freedom struggle. Find out how much you know about this chapter with our ICSE Class 8 History and Civics practice tests. To resolve doubts related to this chapter, click here.

Chapter 11 – Towards Independence 1942–1947

This chapter takes you through all the events which led to the Independence of India. Also, find out why India accepted the proposal for partition and learn about the contribution of the Indian National Army. Practise the questions from this chapter using our ICSE Class 8 History and Civics question papers.

Chapter 12 – Impact of British Rule on India

Glimpse through the life in India before it came under the British rule with our History and Civics sample paper solutions. Understand concepts such as the Mahalwari system, Ryotwari system and Ijaradari system. Also, find out why Lord Macaulay recommended the British education system in India.

Chapter 13 – The Age of Revolution

In this History and Civics chapter, read about the Age of Revolution across the world. Our sample paper solutions will guide you with the key points related to the American War of Independence. Also, read about the French Revolution and how it was influenced by the American Revolution.

Chapter 14 – The American Civil War (1861–1865)

Revise the details of the American Civil War which took place between 1861 and 1865 with our History and Civics solutions. Find out why Abraham Lincoln is known as the ‘Great Emancipator’ and what was his role in the Civil War. Also, get expert solutions for writing about the Gettysburg Address in 1863.

Chapter 15 – The Transition from Medieval to Modern Age

Through this History chapter, you can understand the importance of studying about historical periods. Learn to classify the periods in history and go through the characteristics of each period such as the Modern Period. To plan the revision for this chapter, you can use the self-assessment results obtained through our ICSE Class 8 History & Civics practice tests.

Chapter 16 – The Industrial Revolution and Imperialism

In this History and Civics chapter, study about the concept of imperialism. Find out more about the Industrial Revolution and learn its features. For study support, explore the sample papers and practice tests on our study portal.


ICSE Class 8 Civics Chapters

Chapter 1 – The Union Legislature

Learn about the Indian Constitution, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha with our sample paper solutions. Gain awareness of the working of the Union Legislature in this ICSE Class 8 Civics chapter. For answers to the common doubts related to this chapter, click here.

Chapter 2 – The Union Executive

In this ICSE Class 8 Civics chapter, understand the role of the President of India. Get answers about the power of the President and the cabinet ministers. Practise MCQs and other types of questions from this chapter using our online mock tests and sample papers.

Chapter 3 – The Judiciary

This chapter takes you through important topics such as the Supreme Court, Nyaya Panchayats, writs, Lok Adalats etc. Revise the questions and answers related to the judicial system of India with our ICSE Class 8 Civics solved sample papers.

Chapter 4 – The United Nations

Get an in-depth understanding of the working of the United Nations with our ICSE Class 8 History and Civics solutions. Revise topics such as the UN flag, Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations etc. Also, study the functions of the ECOSOC, the General Assembly and the Security Council.

Chapter 5 – Specialised Agencies of the UN

In this chapter, relearn the full form of the acronyms of specialised agencies of the UN such as UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO etc. Get accurate answers on the purpose and functions of these agencies. Also, revise the aims of ILO and FAO with our ICSE Class 8 History and Civics solutions.

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Useful study materials for ICSE Class 8 History and Civics at TopperLearning

Explore the gripping stories of India’s freedom struggle, French Revolution, American Revolution and more with our effective study materials. Practise different types of ICSE Class 8 History questions and answers with our sample papers and solutions. Also, get model answers for ‘Match the Contents’, ‘True or False’ and ‘Fill in the Blanks’ questions. In our History and Civics question paper solutions, you will find accurate model answers for picture-based questions as well.

Our sample papers are designed by experienced History educators according to the most recent Social Studies syllabus. We also provide the Trail History and Civics for Class 8 ICSE solutions for the questions from our sample papers. It ensures that you can identify your mistakes and learn from them after attempting the sample paper questions. Now, you can plan your sample paper tests and practice tests at your convenience. Being an e-learning portal, our ICSE Class 8 History and Civics solutions are available on our portal 24/7.

Why revision materials are important for ICSE Class 8 History and Civics?

Revision materials are important because you can carry on with your self-study whenever you want as per your learning pace. What was the Treaty of Amritsar? What led to the fall of the Vijayanagar Empire? How did the Mughal Empire get into the state of economic bankruptcy? Get answers to these questions with our ICSE Class 8 History solutions for sample papers.

Revisit the key concepts in Civics with our ICSE Class 8 Civics solutions. Get accurate answers for understanding the need for an organisation such as the United Nations. Also, become aware of the efforts of the specialised agencies associated with the United Nations such as WHO, UNESCO and others. Our ICSE question papers for Class 8 and practice tests are carefully created. With our online resources, you can evaluate your skills and learn your History and Civics syllabus topics thoroughly. Also, you can ask our experts all your doubts related to History and Civics in TopperLearning’s ‘Undoubt’ section. 

Frequently Asked Questions - ICSE Class 8 History and Civics

1.      Do you have any tips to study History for ICSE Class 8 students?

You can complete revising all your ICSE 8th Class syllabus topics by studying one topic at a time. For example, if you are studying about nationalism, revise Indian nationalism and then move on to the nationalist movements across the world.
2.      What are the important topics that I can study for ICSE Class 8 Civics exam preparation?

Some of the key topics you can learn during ICSE Class 8 Civics exam preparation are the functions of WHO, objectives of the United Nations, functions of the International Court of Justice etc.
3.      Why should I take Class 8 practice tests for History exam preparation?

Take the ICSE Class 8 History practice tests to test your skills for correctly answering objective-type questions and to revise concepts. Retake the tests to improve your score and to prepare better for your exams.
4.      Where can I ask ICSE Class 8 History and Civics doubts at TopperLearning?

To ask doubts related to ICSE Class 8 History and Civics on our study portal, click here.