Previous 5 Years Questions & Answers.pdf

  1. With reference to the religious practices in India, the “Sthanakvasi” sect belongs to
  2. Buddhism
  3. Jainism
  4. Vaishnavism
  5. Shaivism

Answer-(B)

  1. With reference to the cultural history of India, consider the following statements:
  2. White marble was used in making Buland Darwaza and Khankah at Fatehpur Sikri.
  3. Red sandstone and marble were used in making Ilaria Imambara and Rumi Darwaza at Lucknow.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(A)

  1. With reference to Indian history, who among the following is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world?
  2. Avalokiteshvara
  3. Lokesvara
  4. Maitreya
  5. Padmapani

Answer-(C)

  1. Consider the following pairs Craft vs Heritage of:
  • Puthukkuli shawls: Tamil Nadu
  • Sujni embroidery: Maharashtra
  • Uppada Jamdani saris: Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3

Answer-(A)

  1. Consider the following pairs of Tradition vs State:
  2. Chapchar Kut festival: Mizoram
  3. Khongjom Parba ballad: Manipur
  4. Thang-Ta dance: Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

  1. The well-known painting “Bani Thani” belongs to the
  2. Bundi school
  3. Jaipur school
  4. Kangra school
  5. Kishangarh school

Answer-(D)

Q7. With reference to the cultural history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. Most of the Tyagaraja Kritis are devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna.
  2. Tyagaraja created several new ragas.
  3. Annamacharya and Tyagaraja are contemporaries.
  4. Annamacharya kirtanas are devotional songs in praise of Lord Venkateshwara.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2, 3 and 4

Answer-(B)

  1. Which one of the following foreign travelers elaborately discussed diamonds and diamond mines of India?
  2. Francois Bernier
  3. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
  4. Jean de Thevenot
  5. Abbe Barthelemy Carre

Answer (B)

  1. Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?
  2. To maintain a large standing army at other’s expense
  3. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger
  4. To secure a fixed income for the Company
  5. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States

Answer-(C)

  1. He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji, and Shrikrishna; stayed in America for some time, and was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was
  2. Aurobindo Ghosh
  3. Bipin Chandra Pal
  4. Lala Lajpat Rai
  5. Motilal Nehru

Answer(C)

Q11. After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government?

  1. The territories called ‘Santhal Paraganas’ were created.
  2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non-Santhal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(C)

  1. Which among the following events happened earliest? 
  2. Swami Dayanand established Arya Samaj.
  3. Dinabandhu Mitra wrote Neeldarpan.
  4. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Anandmath.
  5. Satyendranath Tagore became the first Indian to succeed in the Indian Civil Services Examination.

Answer-(B)

  1. Which one of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha?
  2. Active all-India participation of lawyers, students, and women in the National Movement
  3. Active involvement of Dalit and Tribal communities of India in the National Movement
  4. Joining of peasant unrest to India’s National Movement
  5. Drastic decrease in the cultivation of plantation crops and commercial crops

Answer-(C)

Q14. In 1920, which of the following changed its name to “Swarajya Sabha”?

  1. All India Home Rule League
  2. Hindu Mahasabha
  3. South Indian Liberal Federation
  4. The Servants of India Society

Answer-(A)

Q15. With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs of Institution vs Founder:

  1. Sanskrit College at Benaras: William Jones
  2. Calcutta Madarsa: Warren Hastings
  3. Fort William College: Arthur Wellesley

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

Answer-(B)

Q16. Regarding Wood’s Dispatch, which of the following statements are true? 

  1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced.
  2. Establishment of universities was recommended.
  3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(A)

Q17. Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India? 

  1. Charter Act of 1813
  2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
  3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(D)

Q18. Economically, one of the results of British rule in India in the 19th century was the

  1. increase in the export of Indian handicrafts
  2. growth in the number of Indian owned factories
  3. commercialization of Indian agriculture
  4. the rapid increase in the urban population

Answer-(C)

Q19. The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were

  1. Raw cotton, oil-seeds, and opium
  2. Sugar, salt, zinc, and lead
  3. Copper, silver, gold, spices, and tea
  4. Cotton, silk, saltpeter, and opium

Answer-(D)

Q20. Who among the following were the founders of the “Hind Mazdoor Sabha” established in 1948? 

  1. Krishna Pillai, E.M.S. Namboodiripad and K.C. George
  2. Jayaprakash Narayan, DeenDayal Upadhyay, and M.N. Roy
  3. P. Ramaswamy Iyer, K. Kamaraj, and Veeresalingam Pantulu
  4. Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam, and G.G. Mehta

Answer (D)

Q21. Consider the following events:

  1. The first democratically elected communist party government formed in a State in India.
  2. India’s then largest bank, ‘Imperial Bank of India’, was renamed ‘State Bank of India’.
  3. Air India was nationalized and became the national carrier.
  4. Goa became a part of independent India.

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

  1. 4 – 1 – 2 – 3
  2. 3 – 2 – 1 – 4
  3. 4 – 2 – 1 – 3
  4. 3 -1-2 -4

Answer (B)

History Questions & Answers(2017)

  1. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:
    1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.
    2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  2. 1 Only
  3. 2 Only
  4. Both 1 and 2
  5. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(B)

  1. The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at
  2. Ajanta
  3. Badami
  4. Bagh
  5. Ellora

Answer (A)

  1. Consider the following pairs:
    Traditions- Communities
    1. Chaliha Sahib Festival- Sindhis
    2. Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra- Gonds
    3. Wari-Warkari- Santhals
    which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  2. 1 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  5. None of the above

Answer-(A)

  1. Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?
    1. Arasavalli
    2. Amarakantak
    3. Omkareshwar
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  2. 1 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  5. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(A)

  1. With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements:
  • It is a song and dance performance.
  • Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.
  • It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3.
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

Answer-(B)

  1. With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.
  • Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver, and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
  • Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people have been aware of this animal.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(A and C)

  1. Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?
  2. Kakinada
  3. Motupalli
  4. Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)
  5. Nelluru

Answer-(B)

  1. Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?
    1. Lord Cornwallis
    2. Alexander Reed
    3. Thomas Munro
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  2. 1 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only
  5. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(C)

  1. Consider the following pairs:
    1. Radhakanta Deb: First President of the British Indian Association
    2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty: Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
    3. Surendranath Banerjee: Founder of the Indian Association
    which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
  2. 1 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only
  5. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

  1. In the context of Indian history, the principle of “Dyarchy (diarchy)” refers to
  2. Division of the central legislature into two houses.
  3. Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments.
  4. Having two sets of rulers; one in London and another in Delhi.
  5. Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.

Answer-(D)

  1. With reference to the Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events :
    1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
    2. Quit India Movement launched
    3. Second Round Table Conference

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

  1. 1-2-3
  2. 2-1-3
  3. 3-2-1
  4. 3-1-2

Answer-(C)

  1. The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to?
  2. Define the jurisdiction of the Central and Provincial Governments.
  3. Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India.
  4. Impose censorship on national press.
  5. Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.

Answer-(D)

  1. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for
  2. The participation of workers in the management of industries.
  3. Arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes.
  4. An intervention by the British Court in the event of a trade dispute.
  5. A system of tribunals and a ban on strikes.

Answer-(D)

  1. Consider the following statements:
  • The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.
  • M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(B)

History Questions & Answers(2016)

  1. The `Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the
  2. agitation against the partition of Bengal
  3. Home Rule Movement
  4. Non-Cooperation Movement
  5. visit of the Simon Commission to India

Answer-(A)

  1. Satya Shodhak Samaj organized 
  2. a movement for the upliftment of tribals in Bihar
  3. a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
  4. an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
  5. a peasant movement in Punjab

Answer-(C)

  1. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to 
  2. social reforms
  3. educational reforms
  4. reforms in police administration
  5. Constitutional reforms

Answer-(D)

  1. Consider the following:
    1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee
    2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation
    3. Indian Reform Association

Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

  1. What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?
  2. Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto
  3. Extremists lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government
  4. Foundation of Muslim League
  5. Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the President of the Indian National Congress

Answer-(B)

  1. The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War
  2. India should be granted complete independence
  3. India should be partitioned into two before granting independence
  4. India should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the Commonwealth
  5. India should be given Dominion status

Answer-(D)

  1. Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally
  2. agriculturists
  3. warrior
  4. weavers
  5. Traders

Answer-(D)

  1. Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?

(a) Georg Biller

(b) James Prinsep
(c) Max Muller
(d) William Jones

Answer-(B)

  1. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements: 
  • The concept of Bodhisattva is central to the Hinayana sect of Buddhism.
  • Bodhisattva is a compassionate one on his way to enlightenment.
  • Bodhisattva delays achieving his own salvation to help all sentient beings on their path to it.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

  1. What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram?
    1. Both were built in the same period.
    2. Both belong to the same religious denomination.
    3. Both have rock-cut monuments.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. Only
  4. 1 and 3 only
  5. None of the statements given above is correct

Answer-(B)

  1. With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term Araghatta’ refers to
  2. bonded labor
  3. land grants made to military officers
  4. Waterwheel used in the irrigation of land
  5. wasteland converted to cultivated land

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of chronicles, dynastic histories, and Epic tales was the profession of whom of the following?
  2. Shramana\
  3. Parivraaj
  4. Agrahaarika
  5. Magadha

Answer-(D)

  1. Consider the following pairs:
Famous Place Region
Bodhgaya Baghelkhand
Khajuraho Bundelkhand
Shirdi Vidarbha
Nasik(Nashik) Malwa
Tirupati Rayalaseema

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 2, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 2 and 5 only
  4. 1, 3, 4 and 5

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements:
  • Siddhas (Sitters) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry.
  • Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(C)

  1. Regarding the taxation system of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements:
    1. The tax rate on land was fixed depending on the quality of the land.
    2. Private owners of workshops paid an industries tax.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  2. 1 only
  3. 2 only
  4. Both 1 and 2
  5. neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(C)

  1. Which one of the following books of ancient India has the love story of the son of the founder of Sunga dynasty?
    (a) Swapnavasavadatta

(b) Malavikagnirnitra
(c) Meghadoota
(d) Ratnavali

Answer-(B)

  1. In the context of the history of India, consider the following pairs:

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Answer-(D)

History Questions & Answers(2015)      

1. With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements:

  1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes.
    2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.
    3. It advocated separate electorate for minorities and oppressed classes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3
  • None

Answer-(D)

2. The Government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined

(a) The separation of power between the judiciary and the legislature
(b) The jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments
(c) The powers of the Secretary of State for India and Viceroy
(d) None of the above

Answer-(B)

  1. Consider the following:

The arrival of Babur into Indian led to the

  1. Introduction of gunpowder in the subcontinent
    2. Introduction of the arch and dome in the region’s architecture
    3. Establishment of Timurid dynasty in the region

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

4. Who of the following organized a March on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930?

(a) V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
(b) C. Rajagopalachari
(c) K. Kamaraj
(d) Annie Besant

Answer-(B)

5. Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank of a tributary to river Krishna and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong?

(a) Amoghavarsha I
(b) Ballala II
(c) Harihara I
(d) Prataparudra II

Answer-(C)

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. The first woman President of the Indian National Congress was Sarojini Naidu.
    2. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(B)

7. With reference to the Cabinet Mission, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It recommended a federal government.
    2. It enlarged the powers of the Indian courts.
    3. It provided for more Indians in the ICS.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None

Answer-(A)

8. With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

  1. Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar
  2. Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
  3. Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  4. Varaha Image at Udayagiri

Answer-(B)

9. With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element/elements of the feudal system?

  • A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority
  • The emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of a land
  • Creation of the lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(B)

10. Kalamkari painting refers to

  1. A hand-painted cotton textile in South India
  2. a handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
  3. a block-painted woolen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
  4. a hand-painted decorative silk cloth in North-Western India

Answer-(A)

  1. Consider the following pairs:

Medieval Indian State                     Present Region

  1. Champaka Central Region
  2. Durga Jammu
  3. Kuluta Malabar

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

Answer-(B)

  1. With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the ‘Sedition Committee’.
  • In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League.
  • Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Answer-(B)

  1. Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India?
  • Dadabhai Naoroji
  • Subramania Iyer
  • C. Dutt

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3 only

Answer-(D)

  1. Which one of the following movements have contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of ‘moderates’ and ‘extremists’?
  2. Swadeshi Movement
  3. Quit India Movement
  4. Non-Cooperation Movement
  5. Civil Disobedience Movement

Answer-(A)

History  Questions & Answers(2014)

  1. Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
  2. Avanti
  3. Gandhara
  4. Kosala
  5. Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1,3 and 4 only

Answer-(C & D)

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. ‘Bijak’ is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.
  3. The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer-(D)

  1. Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy?
  2. Mimamsa and Vedanta
  3. Nyaya and Vaisheshika
  4. Lokayata and Kapalika
  5. Sankhya and Yoga

Answer-(C)

  1. Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was
  2. the mosque for the use of Royal Family
  3. Akbar’s  private chamber prayer
  4. The hall in which Akbar held the discussion with scholars of various religions.
  5. The room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs.

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to the cultural history of India, the term ‘Panchayatan’ refers to
  2. an assembly of village elders
  3. a religious sect
  4. a style of temple construction
  5. an administrative functionary

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to Buddhist history, tradition, and culture in India.

Consider the following pairs:

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs:

Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only,
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements:
  2. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance, and drama.
  3. It is a centuries-old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
  4. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir, and Mirabai.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3

Answer-(D)

  1. A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their
  2. martial arts in North-East India
  3. Musical tradition in North-West India
  4. classical vocal music in South India
  5. pietra dura tradition in Central India

Answer-(B)

  1. Consider the following pairs
  2. Garba: Gujarat
  3. Mohiniattam: Odisha
  4. Yakshagana: Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(C)

  1. With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu’?
  2. It is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism still prevalent in some parts of South India
  3. It is an ancient style bronze and brasswork still found in southern part of Coromandel area
  4. It is an ancient form of dance-drama and a living tradition in the northern part of Malabar
  5. It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

Answer-(D)

  1. The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from
  2. Katha Upanishad
  3. Chandogya Upanishad
  4. Aitareya Upanishad
  5. Mundaka Upanishad

Answer-(D)

  1. Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?
  2. 22 March (or 21st March)
  3. 15th May (or 16th May)
  4. 31st March (or  30th March)
  5. 21st April (or 20th April

Answer-(A)

  1. Consider the following languages:
  2. Gujarati
  3. Kannada
  4. Telugu

Which of the above has/have been declared as ‘Classical Language / Languages’ by the Government?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(C)

  1. In medieval India, the designations ‘Mahattara’ and ‘Pattakila’ were used for
  2. military officers
  3. village headmen
  4. specialists in Vedic rituals
  5. chiefs of craft guilds

Answer-(B)

  1. The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until
  2. The First World War when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended.
  3. King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Darbar in Delhi in 1911
  4. Gandhiji launched his Civil Disobedience Movement
  5. the Partition of India, in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan

Answer-(B)

  1. the 1929 Session of Indian, National Congress is of significance in the history of the Freedom Movement because of the
  2. attainment of Self-Government was declared as the objective of the Congress
  3. attainment of Poorna Swaraj was adopted as the goal of the Congress
  4. Non-Cooperation Movement was launched
  5. a decision to participate in the Round Table Conference in London was taken

Answer-(B)

  1. The Ghadr (Ghadar) was a
  2. Revolutionary Association of Indians with headquarters at San Francisco.
  3. the nationalist organization operating from Singapore
  4. the militant organization with headquarters at Berlin
  5. communist movement for India’s freedom with head-quarters at Tashkent

Answer-(A)

  1. What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria’s Proclamation (1858)?
  2. To disclaim any intention to annex the Indian States
  3. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
  4. To regulate East India Company’s trade with India

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer-(A)

  1. The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to
  2. solve the problem of minorities in India
  3. give effect to the Independence Bill
  4. delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan
  5. enquire into the riots in East Bengal

Answer-(C)

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