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Indian History Timeline

Indian history timeline introduces us to Indian history. Here students will get the concept of BC and AD, BCE and CE. The objective of the discussion is to help the student relate to the ideas of comparing and ordering numbers and adding numbers.

What Is BC and AD?

When we talk about the Indian history timeline, we always use the terms BC and AD to refer to the period when a particular event occurred.

In the timeline, time is measured from the birth of Jesus Christ. Using this system, they describe any event they require.

Full form:


12 BC = 12 years before Christ. Years BC counts backwards.

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It means that years with larger value BC happened before years with smaller value years BC.


Julius Caesar
Born: 100 BC
Died: 44BC


Years AD count forwards.

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AD 45 = 45 years after the birth of Christ.
AD starts just after Jesus’s birth, not his death.

Important Rules:

  1. BC is placed after the number.
  2. Example:

    25 BC, 366 BC

  3. AD is placed before the number.
  4. Example:

    AD 454, AD 321.

  5. There is no ‘Year 0’ in history.

What Is BCE and CE?

The concept of BCE and CE dating systems was first used in the 17th century. This method of dating is more scientific and natural. The complete form of BCE is Before Common Era, and CE is Common Era.




Important Rules:

  1. CE is placed after the number.
  2. Example:

    23CE, 54 CE.

  3. BCE is placed before the number.
  4. Example:

    53 BCE, 10 BCE.

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Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Question 1:

Riya Gets Some Years From Her History Book These Are:
300 BC, 145 BC, 6545 BC, 6534 BC.
She represents the Years in Ascending Order.

What Is the Representation of Years?

Answer 1:

As all know, years with larger value BC happened before years with
smaller value years BC.
So, the largest is 145 BC
And the smallest is 6534BC.

Smallest to largest

The required order is:
6545 BC, 6534 BC, 300 BC, 145 BC.

Question 2:

Sumi Gets Some Information From a Poster Given Below:


Which State Is Formed 1st According to the Poster?

Answer 2:

Here, We know 1953 AD < 1956 AD.
So, according to the poster, the state of Andhra Pradesh was formed 1st.

Question 3:

Bijoy Reading About Civilization:


Bijoy Finds the Difference in Years Between the Indus Valley
Civilization and the Ancient Greek Civilization.

Tick on the Correct Option.

  1. 2300 BC
  2. 1200 BC
  3. 1300 BC
  4. 1000 BC

Answer 3:

From the given table:

Indus Valley civilization starts in 3500 BC, and Ancient Greek civilization starts in 1200 BC.
So, the difference is = (3500 – 1200) BC
= 2300 BC
The correct option is [i] 2300 BC.

Question 4:

Rabi Wants to Celebrate His Birthday in a Leap Year Then What Are the Possible Years From the Table Given Below and Circle the Year?

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Answer 4:

Here the number 2022 is not divisible by 4.
So, 2022 CE is not a leap year.
2424 is divisible by 4.
So, 2424 CE is a leap year.
2029 is not divisible by 4.
So, 2029 CE is not a leap year.
2040 is divisible by 4.
So, the year 2040 CE is a leap year.
So, the answer is:

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Addition of Numbers

Question 5:

Asim Planned a Trip in 2022 CE, but Due to COVID, He Postponed His Trip for 12 Months Then. What Will Be the Year of the Trip:

  1. 2024 CE
  2. 2029 CE
  3. 2023 CE
  4. 2025 CE

Answer 5:

Asim planned the trip in 2022 CE
And the trip was postponed for 12 months = one year
So, the year of the journey will be = (2022 CE + 1 year)
= 2023 CE.
So, the correct option is [iii] 2023 CE.

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