1) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

Mahajanapadas                 Capital

1.Magadha               -          Rajgir 

2.Koshala                 -          Shravasti

3.Vatsa                     -          Vaishali

4.Avanti                   -          Mathura


a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 3

2) During the period of Mahajanapadas, Magadhas most serious Rival was

a) Koshala

b) Avanti

c) Gandhara

d) Anga

3) Which of the following served as Capitals of Magadha, the most powerful Mahajanapada?

1.Rajgir     2.Pataliputra     3.Taxila     4.Ujjain


a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1 and 4

4) Which one of the Mahajanapada was divided into Two,
With Ujjain as the Capital for Northern Part and Mahishamati as the Capital of Southern Part ?


a) Vatsa

b) Avanti

c) Kuru

d) Panchala

5) Ayodhya, an important city associated with Ramayana was located in which one of the Mahajanapadas ?


a) Koshala

b) Panchala

c) Malla

d) Chedi

6) The correct chronology of below given dynasties :

1.Nandas     2.Haryanka     3.Shishunagas


a) 1-2-3

b) 3-2-1

c) 2-3-1

d) 2-1-3

7) Who was a contemporary of both Mahavira and Buddha ?

a) Bimbisara

b) Kalasoka

c) Mahapadma Nanda

d) Dhana Nanda

8) Who laid the foundation of the New Capital at Pataliputra ?

a) Bimbisara

b) Udayin

c) Mahapadma Nanda

d) Chandragupta Maurya

9) Consider the following :

1.Bimbisara     2.Ajatasatru     3.Udayin

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3

b) 1-3-2

c) 2-1-3

d) 2-3-1

10) Consider the following :

1.The Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela of Kalinga refers to the conquest of Kalinga by the Nandas.

2.The Hathigumpha inscription is at Udayagiri, near Bhubaneswar.

Which of the above are correct ?

 


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

11) Consider the following :

1.Chandragupta Maurya     2.Bindusara     3.Ashoka

The correct chronological sequence is :

 


a) 1-2-3

b) 2-3-1

c) 1-3-2

d) 2-1-3

12) Chandragupta Maurya captured Pataliputra from the Ruler of Nanda Dynasty,


a) Dhanananda

b) Mahapadma Nanda

c) Kalasoka

d) Kakavarman

13) Consider the following :

1.Chandragupta Maurya renounced the throne under the influence of Jain saint Bhadrabahu.

2.Both Chandragupta and Bhadrabahu settled down at Shravanabelagola.

Which of the following are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

14) Consider the following :

1.Megasthenes was the Greek amdassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya.

2.His book Indica gives details about the Mauryan administration,

particularly about administration of capital city Pataliputra.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

15) The details of Ashokas War with Kalinga is Given in the


a) Kalinga Edict

b) Eleventh Rock Edict

c) Thirteenth Rock Edict

d) Seventh Pillar Edict

16) Who was called ss "Amitragatha" meaning Slayer of Enemies ?


a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) Ajatasatru

17) Ashoka Embraced Buddhism under uhe influence of Buddist Monk


a) Upagupta

b) Taranatha

c) Tissa

d) Nagarjuna

18) The Last Mauryan King who was Assassinated by Pushyamitra Sunga was


a) Dasaratha

b) Sangamitra

c) Kunala

d) Brihatratha

19) Apart from India, the Ashokan inscriptions are found in

1.Nepal     2.Pakistan     3.Afghanistan


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

20) Throughout the Greater Part of the Empire, The Ashokan inscriptions were composed in


a) Prakrit language and written in Brahmi script

b) Prakrit language and written in Kharosthi script

c) Sanskrit language and written in Devanagri script

d) Sanskrit language and written in Brahmi script

21) One of the edicts discovered in 1915, which gave the name of its Author as King Ashoka Priyadarsi, is


a) Girnar edict

b) Mansehra edict

c) Maski edict

d) Sarnath inscription

22) Sudarshan Lake in Saurashtra was constructed during the reign of


a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) None of the above

23) In which of the following sects was Bindusara Interested ?


a) Jainism

b) Buddhism

c) Ajivikas

d) Lokayata

24) In which of the following edicts does Ashoka Express his faith in the Buddhist Creed ?


a) Bhabru edict

b) Maski edict

c) Dhauli edict

d) Jaugada edict

25) The Edicts of Ashoka which reveal his inner sorrow on Account of War and Violence are


a) Maski and Bhabru

b) Dhauli and Jaugada

c) Shahbazgarhi and Sopara

d) Mansehra and Girnar

26) The Mauryan empire was divided into four provinces.

Which of the following were their capitals ?

1.Taxila     2.Ujjain     3.Kalinga     4.Vaishali     5.Suvarnagiri


a) 1,2,3 and 4

b) 1,3,4 and 5

c) 1,2,4 and 5

d) 1,2,3 and 5

27) Chandragupta Mauryas Armed Forces had Six Wings.

The Army, Navy, Cavalry, Elephants and Chariots were the Five Wings.

The Sixth Wing was


a) spy system

b) advisors

c) food and medicine

d) transport

28) According To Whom,

Chandragupta Maurya Maintained 600,000 Foot Soldiers, 30,000 Cavalry And 9,000 Elephants ?


a) Megasthenes

b) Chanakya

c) Pliny

d) Vishakhadatta

29) The Mauryan King who wanted a sophist from Greece in his court was


a) Chandragupta

b) Bindusara

c) Ashoka

d) Kunala

30) The Immediate Successor of Ashoka was


a) Kunala

b) Samprati

c) Salisuka

d) Dasharatha

31) Consider the following :

1.The Sungas replaced Mauryas.

2.The Kanvas succeeded Sungas.

Which of the following are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

32) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Sunga Dynasty was Pushyamitra Sunga.

2.He was the Commander-in Chief of last mauryan ruler Brihadratha whom he killed and established Sunga Dynasty.

Which of the following are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

33) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Kanva Dynasty was Vasudeva.

2.Vasudeva was the minister of last Sunga ruler Devabhuti.

3.Vasudeva killed Devabhuti and established Kanva Dynasty.

Which of the following are correct ?


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) 1,2 and 3

34) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Satavahana Dynasty was Simuka.

2.Satavahanas were also known as Andhras.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

35) The Greatest Ruler of Satavahanas was


a) Krishna

b) Gautamiputra Satakarni

c) Hala

d) Vashishtaputra Pulamayi

36) Consider the following statements :

1.King Kharvela of Kalinga belongs to Chedi Dynasty.

2.He was a devout Jain but honoured all religious sects.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

37) Consider the following :

1.Indo-Greeks     2.Kushans     3.Shakas     4.Parthians

The correct chronological sequence of the above is :


a) 1-2-3-4

b) 1-3-4-2

c) 1-4-3-2

d) 1-4-2-3

38) Which one of the following is also known as Bactrians ?


a) Indo-Greeks

b) Parthians

c) Kushans

d) Shakas

39) Which Shaka Ruler is famous for the repairs he undertook to Improve Sudarshana Lake in Kathiawar?


a) Rudradaman

b) Nagasena

c) Vikramaditya

d) Pahlava

40) Apart from Shakas, Shaka-Pahlavas mentioned in the Sanskrit Texts include


a) Greeks

b) Kushans

c) Romans

d) Parthians

41) Originally Parthians lived In


a) Iran

b) Central Asia

c) Turkey

d) Greece

42) Consider the following :

1.The Kushans were also called as Yuechis or Tocharians.

2.They Kushans were nomadic people from the steppes of north Central Asia.

Which of the above were correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

43) The Bactria region comprises Modern Day


a) Macedonia,Greece,Italy

b) Iran,Iraq, Turkey

c) Afghanistan,Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

d) China ,Tibet,Mongolia

44) Which of the following cities had been the capital of Parthians ?

1.Taxila     2.Kabul     3.Peshawar     4.Mathura


a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,3 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

45) Consider the following rulers of Satavahanas :

1.Hala     2.Krishna     3.Satkarni     4.Simuka

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3-4

b) 4-3-2-1

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 4-3-1-2

46) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.First Tamil Sangam         -     ThenMadurai

2.Second Tamil Sangam    -     Kapadapuram

3.Third Tamil Sangam       -     Madurai


a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

47) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

South Kingdoms Capital

1.Cheras      -     Vanji

2.Cholas      -     Uraiyur

3.Pandyas   -     Madurai


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

48) Tondi and Musiri were important seaports of


a) Cheras

b) Cholas

c) Pandyas

d) Pallavas

49) Tolkappiyam refers to five fold division of land in Tamil regions.

Which of them are correctly matched ?

1.Kurunji         -     Hilly tracks

2.Mullai           -     Pastoral region

3.Marudam    -     Cultivated plains

4.Neidal          -     Coastal area

5.Palai             -     Desert


a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 2,3 and 4 only

c) 3,4 and 5 only

d) all the above

50) Lord Murugan is the deity of which Tamil region ?

a) Kurunji

b) Mullai

c) Neidal

d) Palai

51) Consider the following :

1.Kanishka was the most important ruler of Kushana Dynasty.

2.He was the founder of Shaka era which starts from 78 A.D.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

52) The Capital of Kanishka was


a) Pataliputra

b) Purushapura

c) Taxila

d) Avanti

53) The Chinese Traveller Fahien visited India during the reign of


a) Kanishka

b) Sri Gupta

c) Chandragupta II

d) Samudragupta

54) The Founder of Gupta Dynasty was


a) Sri Gupta

b) Vasudeva

c) Chandragupta I

d) Samudragupta

55) Consider the following :

1.Sri Gupta     2.Chandragupta I     3.Samudragupta  4.Ghatotkacha    5.Chandragupta II

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3-4-5

b) 1-2-5-3-4

c) 1-4-2-5-3

d) 1-4-2-3-5

56) Who is considered to be the founder of Gupta Era which starts with 320 A.D?


a) Chandragupta I

b) SamudraGupta

c) Chandragupta II

d) Kumaragupta

57) Who was the Greatest Ruler of Gupta Dynasty ?


a) Chandragupta I

b) Chandragupta II

c) Samudragupta

d) Kumaragupta

58) Who was Hailed as Indian Napolean ?


a) Chandragupta I

b) Samudragupta

c) Vikramaditya

d) Skandagupta

59) Whose Image is depicted in the Gupta Coins playing the Veena?


a) Samudragupta

b) Vikramaditya

c) Kumaragupta

d) Skandagupta

60) Which Gupta King gave his daughter Prabhavati in Marriage to the Vakata Prince Rudrasena Ii ?


a) Chandragupta II Vikramaditya

b) Kumaragupta

c) Samudragupta

d) Baladitya

61) Consider the following :

1.The first king of Pushyabhuti dynasty was Prabhakaravardhana.

2.Pushyabhutis were the feudatories of the Guptas.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

62) Consider the following :

1.Prabhakaravardhana

2.Rajyavardhana

3.Harshavardhana

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3

b) 3-2-1

c) 2-3-1

d) 1-3-2

63) Harsha shifted his capital from Thaneswar to


a) Kannauj

b) Pataliputra

c) Mathura

d) Ujjain

64) Hiuen Tsang visited the court of


a) Prabhakaravardhana

b) Rajyavardhana

c) Harsha

d) none of them

65) Harsha was a Devout Saiva but later became an Ardent


a) Jain

b) Ajivika

c) Mahayana Buddhist

d) Hinayana Buddhist

66) Consider the following statements :

1.Harsha was defeated by western chalukya ruler, Pulakesin II.

2.Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II mentions the defeat of Harsha.

3.Hiuen Tsangs account also confirms the victory of Pulakesin II.

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

67) Harsha organized a religious assembly to honour Hiuen Tsang at


a) Kannauj

b) Mathura

c) Prayag

d) Taxila

68) Prayag is the other name for Modern Day


a) Patna

b) Allahabad

c) Gwalior

d) Surat

69) The Capital of Pallavas was


a) Kanchipuram

b) Tanjore

c) Madurai

d) Uraiyur

70) Which Pallava King destroyed the Kalabhras and established Pallava Rule in Tondaimandalam ?


a) Simhavishnu

b) Vishnugopa

c) Mahendravarman I

d) Narasimhavarman I

71) Consider the following :

1.Mahendravarman I was a follower of Jainism.

2.He was converted to Saivism by Saiva saint Thirunavukkarasar.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

72) Consider the following :

1.Mahendravarman I was defeated by Chalukya ruler Pulakesin II.

2.Pulakesin II was defeated by Pallava king Rajasimha.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

73) Hiuen Tsang visited the Pallava Capital Kanchipuram during the reign of


a) Mahendravarman I

b) Narasimhavarman I

c) Rajasimha

d) Aparajita

74) Who was the Founder of Mamallapuram / Mahabalipuram ?


a) Mahendravarman I

b) Narasimhavarman I

c) Rajasimha

d) Aparajita

75) Who was the Last Pallava King defeated by Chola King Aditya I ?


a) Rajasimha

b) Nandivarman II

c) Parameswaravarman

d) Aparajita

76) Who established Chalukya Dynasty ?


a) Dantidurga

b) Pulakesin I

c) b.)Amogavarsha I

d) Govinda

77) What was the Capital of Chalukyas of Badami ?


a) Badami

b) Mysore

c) Banavasi

d) Aihole

78) Who was the Greatest Ruler of Badami Chalukyas ?


a) Pulakesin II

b) Mangalesa

c) Nandivarman

d) Vikramaditya

79) Hiuen Tsang visited the Badami Chalukya Kingdom during the reign of


a) Pulakesin I

b) Pulakesin II

c) Mangalesa

d) Nandivarman

80) who was the Last Ruler of Badami Chalukyas ?


a) Nandivarman II

b) Vikramaditya II

c) Jayasimha II

d) Kirtivarman II

81) The Founder of Rashtrakuta Dynasty was


a) Dantidurga

b) Krishna I

c) Simhavishnu

d) Amogavarsha

82) Rashtrakutas were the Feudatories of


a) Chalukyas of Badami

b) Chalukyas of Vengi

c) Chalukyas of Kalyani

d) Kadambas

83) With reference to Rashtrakutas, consider the following statements :

1.Amoghavarsha I built the city of Malkhed / Manyakheda.

2.Dhruva shifted the capital from Ellora to Malkhed.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

84) Who was the Last Ruler of Rashtrakutas ?


a) Karka II

b) Govinda III

c) Krishna III

d) Aditya II

85) Chalukyas of Kalyani were Feudatories of


a) Chalukyas of Badami

b) Rashtrakutas

c) Pallavas

d) Cholas

86) The Capital of Kadambas was


a) Aihole

b) Kalyani

c) Mysore

d) Banavasi

87) The Founder of Imperial Cholas was


a) Rajaraja

b) Rajendra

c) Vijayalaya

d) Aditya

88) The Capital of Imprial Cholas was


a) Kanchi

b) Madurai

c) Badami

d) Tanjore

89) The Chola King who made the whole of Srilanka Part of Chola Empire was


a) Rajaraja I

b) Rajendra I

c) Vijayalaya

d) Aditya

90) Who was the Greatest among Imperial Cholas ?


a) Vijayalaya

b) Aditya

c) Rajaraja I

d) b.)Rajendra I

91) The Capital of Gurjara-Pratiharas was


a) Ajmer

b) Kannauj

c) Dhara

d) Bhinmal

92) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

Rajput Kingdoms Regions Ruled

1.Chauhans        -     Ajmer

2.Palas                 -     Bengal

3.Parmaras        -     Malwa

4.Sisodias           -     Mewar

5.Tomaras          -     Delhi


a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 1,2,4 and 5 only

c) 2,3,4 and 5 only

d) all are correct

93) The Prominenet Ruler of Paramaras was


a) Bhoja

b) Rana Pratap

c) Nagabhatta

d) Jaichand

94) The tripartite struggle during Ninth Century took place between

1.Rashtrakutas     2.Palas     3.Chauhans     4.Pratiharas


a) 1,2 and 3

b) 2,3 and 4

c) 1,3 and 4

d) 1,2 and 4

95) Consider the following :

1.The Rajput clan that ruled Bundelkhand was Chandelas.

2.The Capital of Chandelas was Khajuraho.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

96) Who was the Greatest Pala King of Bengal ?


a) Gopala

b) Dharmapala

c) Devapala

d) Mahipala

97) The Chauhans were the Feudatories of


a) Solankis

b) Palas

c) Pratiharas

d) Chandelas

98) In 712 A.D Who Invaded Sind ?

a) Muhammad bin Qasim

b) Mahmud of Ghazni

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) none of the above

99) The Gahadavalas ruled parts of Present Day


a) Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

b) Bihar and Bengal

c) Maharashtra and Gujarat

d) Sind and Punjab

100) Who was the founder of Solanki Kingdom ?


a) Mularaja

b) Chandradeva

c) Jayachandra

d) Anandapala

101) Who made series of Raids during the Period ( 997-1030) A.D ?


a) Muhammad bin Qasim

b) Mahmud of Ghazni

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) Iltutmish

102) Consider the following :

1.Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Muhammad ghori in the first battle of Tarain in 1191.

2.Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain in 1192.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

103) Which of the following contributed to the establishment of Turkish rule in India?

1.Second battle of Tarain     2.Battle of Chandawar     3.Battle of Khanwa


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

104) Who among the following gave Stiff Resistance to Arabs ?


a) Chandelas

b) Tomaras

c) Palas

d) Gurjara Prathiharas

105) Consider the following dynasties :

1.Khalji     2.Sayyids     3.Slave     4.Lodis     5.Tughlaq

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3-5-4

b) 3-1-2-5-4

c) 3-1-2-4-5

d) 3-1-5-2-4

106) Which Dynasty was called Mamluk Dynasty ?


a) Slave dynasty

b) Khalji dynasty

c) Tughlaq dynasty

d) Lodi dynasty

107) Who was the founder of Slave Dynasty ?


a) Aram Baksh

b) Iltutmish

c) Balban

d) Qutb- ud -din Aibak

108) Consider the following :

1.Qutb-ud-din Aibak was a slave of Muhammad Ghori.

2.After the death of Ghori, Aibak assumed the title Sultan and made Lahore his capital.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

109) Who died while playing Chaugan (Horse Polo) ?


a) Aram Baksh

b) Qutb-ud-din Aibak

c) Muhammad Ghori

d) Iltutmish

110) Who was known as Lakh Baksh ?


a) Qutb-ud-din Aibak

b) Aram Baksh

c) Iltutmish

d) Balban

111) Who founded the First Ilbari Dynasty ?


a) Aram Baksh

b) Iltutmish

c) Alauddin

d) none of the above

112) Which slave dynasty ruler shifted capital from Lahore to Delhi ?


a) Iltutmish

b) Aibak

c) Balban

d) Raziya

113) Who completed the construction of Qutb Minar at Delhi ?


a) Aibak

b) Iltutmish

c) Balban

d) Feroz Tughlaq

114) Who was also known as Ulugh Khan ?


a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Yakuth

d) Nasiruddin Mahmud

115) Raziya, The First Woman Ruler of Delhi Sultanate was the daughter of


a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Ruknuddin Feroz

d) none of the above

116) Consider the following :

1.Qutb-ud-din Aibak   2.Iltutmish     3.Raziya   4.Ruknuddin Feroz    5.Bahram   6.Nasiruddin Mahmud    7.Balban

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

b) 1-2-3-5-6-4-7

c) 1-2-3- 4-6-5-7

d) 1-2-4-3-5-6-7

117) Who founded the Khalji Dynasty ?


a) Jalaluddin Khalji

b) Alauddin Khalji

c) Kaiqubad

d) Masud

118) Consider the following :

1.Alauddin Khalji maintained large permanent standing army.

2.He piad the army in cash from the royal treasury. Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

119) The Commander of South Indian Expedition under Alauddin Khalji was


a) Yakuth

b) Aram Khan

c) Malik Kafur

d) Amir Hasan

120) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Yadavas        -     Devagiri

2.KaKatiyas     -     Warangal

3.Hoysalas      -     Dwarasamudra


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

121) Who was the Founder of Tughlaq Dynasty ?


a) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

b) Ulugh Khan

c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

d) Firoz Tughlaq

122) Who was the Delhi Sultan when Vijayanagar and Bhamini Kingdoms were Established ?


a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq

c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

d) Firoz Tughlaq

123) Who founded the Sayyid Dynasty ?


a) Mubarak Shah

b) Alam Shah

c) Muhammad Shah

d) Khizr Khan

124) Who were of Afghan Origin ?


a) Ilbaris

b) Sayyids

c) Tughlaqs

d) Lodis

125) Consider the following :

1.Bahlul Lodi was the founder of Lodi Dynasty.

2.Sikandar Lodi was the greatest Lodi Ruler.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

126) Consider the following dynasties which ruled Vijayanagar :

1.Saluva     2.Sangama     3.Aravidu     4.Tuluva

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3-4

b) 2-1-3-4

c) 1-2-4-3

d) 2-1-4-3

127) Consider the following statements :

1.Vijayanagar was founded by Harihara and Bukka of Sangama Dynasty in 1336.

2.They were originally served under the Kakatiya Rulers of Warangal.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

128) Saluva Dynasty was founded by


a) Vidyaranya

b) Saluva Narasimha

c) Saluva Virasimha

d) Prataparudra

129) Consider the following statements :

1.The Tuluva Dynasty was founded by Vira Narasimha.

2.The greatest of Vijayanagar Rulers, Krishna Deva Raya belonged to Aravidu Dynasty.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

130) Which battle is also known as Rakkasa-Thangadi ?


a) Battle of Chandawar

b) Battle of Talikota

c) Battle of Penugonda

d) none of the above

131) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Bahmani Kingdom was Alauddin Bahman Shah.

2.The capital of Bahmani Kingdom was Gulbarga.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

132) Who shifted the Capital if Bahmani Kingdom from Gulbarga to Bidar ?


a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Hasan Gangu

c) Muhammad Shah

d) Muhammad Gawan

133) The Power of Bahmani Kingdom reached its peak under the rule of


a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Muhammad Shah III

c) Firoz Shah

d) Alauddin Bahman Shah

134) The Success of Muhammad Shah was mainly due to the Advice and Services of his Minister Mahmud Gawan
who was Originally a Trader from


a) Arabia

b) Iran

c) Persia

d) Turkey

135) The Bahmani Kingdom Disintegrated into Five Independent States (Known as Deccan Sultanates).
What is the correct sequence of these states becoming Independent, starting from the earliest ?


a) Ahmadnagar-Bijapur-Golkonda-Bidar-Berar

b) Ahmadnagar-Golkonda-Bidar-Bijapur-Berar

c) Ahmadnagar-Bidar-Berar-Golkonda-Bijapur

d) Ahmadnagar-Bijapur-Berar-Golkonda-Bidar

136) Consider the following :

1.Babur

2.Humayun

3.ShahJahan

4.Akbar

5.Aurangazeb

6.Jahangir

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-4-3-5-6

b) 1-2-4-6-5-3

c) 1-2-6-4-3-5

d) 1-2-4-6-3-5

137) Whose original name was Zahiruddin Muhammad ?


a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) ShahJahan

d) Humayun

138) In the First Battle of Panipat (1526), Babur defeated


a) Rana Sangha

b) Ibrahim Lodi

c) Sikandar Lodi

d) Daulat Khan Lodi

139) In the Battle of Khanwa Babur defeated


a) Raja Todarmal

b) Prithviraj

c) Rana Sangha

d) Daulat Khan Lodi

140) Consider the following :

1.First Battle of Panipat

2.Battle of Khanwa

3.Battle of Ghaghra

The correct chronological sequence is :


a) 1-2-3

b) 3-1-2

c) 3-2-1

d) 1-3-2

141) Who was defeated by Babur in the Battle of Ghaghra ?


a) Afghans

b) Persians

c) Mongolians

d) Rajputs

142) In the Battle of Chausa Sher Shah Suri Defeated


a) Babur

b) Kamran

c) Humayun

d) Akbar

143) What was the outcome of Battle of Kannauj ?


a) Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun.

b) Humayun defeated Sher Shah Suri.

c) Akbar defeated Hemu.

d) Hemu defeated Akbar.

144) Consider the following :

1.The founder of Sur Dynasty was Sher Shah.

2.Sher Shah's original name was Farid.

3.Sher Shah's father was Hasan Khan, a jagirdar of Sasaram in Bihar.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

145) In the Second Battle of Panipat (1556), Akbar Defeated


a) Rana Sangha

b) Hemu

c) Sher Shah

d) Nusrat Shah

146) Who Was Akbars Guardian ?


a) Bairam Khan

b) Adil Shah

c) Tardi Beg Khan

d) Dara Shikoh

147) In the Battle of Haldighati (1576), Rana Pratap Singh was defeated by The Mughal Forces Led by


a) Todarmal

b) Rana Sangha

c) Dara Shikoh

d) Man Singh

148) Consider the following :

1.Original name of Jahangir is Khurram.

2.Original name of ShahJahan is Salim.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

149) Consider the following :

1.Shah Jahan's Deccan Policy was successful.

2.Shah Jahan defeated the forces of Ahmadnagar and annexed it.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

150) Consider the following :

1.Aurangazeb assumed the title Alamgir meaning World Conqueror.

2.The Deccan Policy of Mughals started from Shah Jahan.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

151) The Dutch Established their First Factory in India at


a) Chinsura

b) Surat

c) Cochin

d) Masulipatnam

152) Consider the following :

1.Vasco da Gama was welcomed by the ruler of Calicut, Zamorin.

2.Albuquerque laid the foundation for Portuguese in India.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

153) The Headquarters of Danes in India was


a) Serampore

b) Surat

c) Cochin

d) Pulicat

154) Captain Hawkins reached the court of which one of the following to get permission for Trade ?


a) ShahJahan

b) Jahangir

c) Aurangazeb

d) Akbar

155) From whom did the english obtain the Lease of Madras in 1639 ?


a) The ruler of Carnatic

b) The ruler of Golkonda

c) The ruler of Mysore

d) The ruler of Chandragiri

156) Where did the English East India Company open its First Trading Post in India ?


a) Surat

b) Pulicat

c) Broach

d) Madras

157) Who Established French East India Company in 1669 ?


a) Charnock

b) Dupleix

c) Colbert

d) Ralph Fitch

158) Which of the following was the French Headquarters in India ?


a) Pondicherry

b) Surat

c) Chandranagore

d) Masulipatnam

159) 159.The English East India Company opened its first factory in South India at


a) Madras

b) Masulipatnam

c) Pulicat

d) Cochin

160) Tobacco was introduced in India by


a) Dutch

b) Portuguese

c) French

d) English

161) Consider the following :

1.Shivaji's father was Shahji Bhonsle and mother Jija Bai.

2.Shivaji's guardian was Dadaji Kondadev.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

162) Who sent Shaista Khan and later Raja Jai Singh to attack Shivaji?


a) Jahangir

b) Aurangazeb

c) ShahJahan

d) Chanda Sahib

163) Who Initiated the system of Confederacy among the Maratha Cheifs ?


a) Balaji Viswanath

b) Baji Rao I

c) Balaji Baji Rao

d) Shahu

164) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Gaekwad   -     Baroda

2.Peshwas    -     Poona

3.Scindias     -     Gwalior

4.Bhonsle     -     Indore

5.Holkars     -     Nagpur


a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,2 ,4 and 5

c) 2,3,4 and 5

d) 1,2,3,4 and 5

165) In the Third Battle of Panipat (1761), Who Defeated the Marathas?


a) Shaista Khan

b) Raja Jai Singh

c) Aurangazeb

d) Ahmad Shah Abdali

166) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.First Carnatic War         -     Treaty of Aix-la-Chappelle

2.Second Carnatic War    -     Treaty of Pondicherry

3.Third Carnatic War        -     Treaty of Paris


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

167) Which battle marked the foundation of British Rule in India ?


a) Third Carnatic War

b) Fourth Mysore War

c) Battle of Plassey

d) Battle of Buxar

168) The Battle of Buxar took place In


a) 1754

b) 1764

c) 1767

d) 1778

169) The First Anglo-Sikh War was concluded with the


a) Treaty of Lahore

b) Treaty of Amritsar

c) Treaty of Delhi

d) Treaty of Allahabad

170) At the end of Second Anglo-Sikh War In 1849, Punjab was Annexed by


a) Hardinge

b) Dalhousie

c) William Bentick

d) Canning

171) Who among the following Hailed Revolt of 1857 as the First War of Indian Independence ?


a) John Lawrence

b) Vir Savarkar

c) S.N.Sen

d) R.C.Majumdar

172) Which of the following are correctly matched regarding 1857 revolt? Centres of Revolt Leaders

1.Delhi - General Bakht Khan

2.Kanpur - Nana Saheb

3.Bihar - Kunwar Singh

4.Bareilly - Maulvi Ahmadullah

5.Faizabad - Khan Bahadur


a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,2,4 and 5

c) 1,2,3 and 4

d) all are correct

173) In which one of the places, Mangal Pandey refused to use the greased cartridges ?


a) Berhampur

b) Meerut

c) Barrackpore

d) Awadh

174) "The 1857 Mutiny became a Revolt and assumed political character. What began as a Fight for Religion ended as a War of Independence" . Who said it ?


a) Jawaharlal Nahru

b) S.N.Sen

c) Hugh Rose

d) R.C.Majumdar

175) Who helped Nana Saheb in the 1857 Revolt ?


a) Tantia Tope

b) Kunwar Singh

c) Azimullah

d) both a and c

176) Consider the following :

1.RajaRamMohan Roy is considered as the First Modern Man of India.

2.He established Brahmo Samaj at Calcutta in 1828.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

177) Raja Rammohan Roy helped which one of the Governor General to declare practice of Sati a Punishable Offence?


a) William Bentick

b) Wellesley

c) Dalhousie

d) Canning

178) Whose Motto was "Back to the Vedas " ?


a) Dayanand Saraswathi

b) Vivekananda

c) Aurobindo Ghosh

d) RamMohan Roy

179) Prarthana Samaj was founded by


a) Dayanand Saraswathi

b) Atmaram Pandurang

c) Debendranath Tagore

d) Vidyasagar

180) Who founded "Satyashodak Samaj " to fight against Caste System ?


a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Narayana Guru

c) Ambedkar

d) Mahatma Gandhi

181) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Dharma Sabha - Radhakant Deb

2.Indian Reform Association - Keshub Chandra Sen

3.Arya Samaj - Dayanand Saraswati


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

182) The Ferguson College Established by Deccan Education Society is Located in


a) Pune

b) Allahabad

c) Calcutta

d) Dehradun

183) Who founded the Ahmadiya Movement ?


a) Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

b) Rashid Ahmad

c) Shilbi Numani

d) Syed Ahmad

184) Which one of the following welcomed the Formation of Indian National Congress ?


a) Dharma Sabha

b) Deoband School

c) Ahmadiya movement

d) none of the above

185) Annie Besant was associated with

1.Theosophical Society     2.The Indian Women's Association


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

186) Namdhari or Kuka Movement was started by Bhai Balak Singh and Baba Ram Singh for

1.Political reforms among Sikhs     2.Social reforms among Sikhs


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

187) Which one of the following started "Pledge Movement " to inspire people to take a Pledge Against Child Marriage?


a) Brahmo Samaj

b) The Servants of India Society

c) Theosophical Society

d) Indian Social Conference

188) In which one of the following regions a proclamation throwing open all government controlled temples to all hindus was first issued ?


a) Madras

b) Mysore

c) Travancore

d) Coorg

189) Who said , "Service of Man is the Service of God " ?


a) Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

b) Swami Vivekananda

c) Dayanand Saraswati

d) Mahatma Gandhi

190) Satyarth Prakash is the Famous Work of


a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Dayanand Saraswati

c) Tulsi Ram

d) Aurobindo Gosh

191) Which of the following contributed to Indian Nationalism ?

1.Indian Renaissance     2.Modernisation initiated by British     3.British imperialist policies


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

192) Who among the following contributed to the "Rediscovery of India's Past" ?

1.Swami Vivekananda     2.R.G.Bhandarkar     3.R.L.Mitra


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

193) Who started the "The Indian League" in 1875 ?


a) Sisir Kumar Ghosh

b) Anand Mohan Bose

c) Ananda Charlu

d) Surendranath Banerjea

194) Which of the following were associated with Bombay Presidency Association?

1.Badruddin Tyabji     2.Ananda Charlu     3.Pherozshah Mehta     4.K.T.Telang


a) 1,2 and 3

b) 1,3 and 4

c) 1,2 and 4

d) 1,2,3 and 4

195) Who wrote "Vande Mataram " ?


a) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

b) Rabindranath Tagore

c) Jadunath Bhattacharya

d) Sarojini Naidu

196) Who played a Prominent Role in organising The First Session of Indian National Congress ?


a) A.O.Hume

b) Dufferin

c) C.F.Andrews

d) David Hare

197) With reference to first session of Indian National Congress, which of the following are correct ?

1.It was held in 1885

2.It was held at Calcutta.

3.The session was presided over by W.C.Bonnerjee


a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

198) Why was British Committee of the Indian National Congress established in London in 1899 ?

1.To persuade British government to introduce reforms

2.To create British public opinion to introduce reforms


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

199) Who among the following contributed to the "Drain Theory" to explain British exploitation of India ?

1.Dadabhai Naoroji     2. R.C.Dutt     3.Dinshaw Wacha


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

200) Who was the First Muslim President ff Indian National Congress ?


a) Hasrat Mohani

b) Badruddin Tyabji

c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

d) Rahimtulla Sayani

201) Who was the Governor General when first Afghan War took place (1838-42) ?


a) Metcalfe

b) Auckland

c) Ellenborough

d) Dalhousie

202) Who declared " Political Freedom is the Lifebreath of a Nation"?


a) Aurobindo Ghosh

b) LalaLajpat Rai

c) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

203) Which of the following newspapers played a prominent role in Swadeshi movement ?

1.Hitabadi     2.Sanjibani     3.Kranti     4.Bengalee


a) 1 ,2 and 3

b) 1,2 and 4

c) 2,3 and 4

d) 1,2,3 and 4

204) Consider the following events :

 1.Swadeshi Movement                       2.Home Rule Movement   

 3.Anti-Rowlatt Act Movement             4.Khilafat Movement

The correct chronological order is :


a) 1-2-3-4

b) 3-1-2-4

c) 1-3-2-4

d) 1-2-4-3

205) Who led the Swadeshi Movement in Madras ?


a) Rajagopalachari

b) Ananda Charlu

c) Chidambaram Pillai

d) Satyamurthi

206) Which of the following attended all the Three Round - Table Conferences ?


a) Ambedkar

b) Madan Mohan Malviya

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) None of the above

207) Who came to be known as "The Frontier Gandhi" ?


a) Liaquat Ali Khan

b) Vallabhbhai Patel

c) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

d) Indulal Yajnik

208) Which Governor General became unpopular with the passing of  University Act ?


a) Canning

b) Curzon

c) Dalhousie

d) Wellesley

209) Who gave the call of  "Deliverance Day" ?


a) The Congress

b) The Muslim League

c) The Communist Party

d) Wavell Plan

210) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

1.Mitra Mandal                                        -           V.D.Savarkar

2.Indian Republican Army                      -            Surya Sen

3.Indian Independence Committee        -            Lala Hardayal


a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

211) The most outstanding representative of the militant national school of thought was


a) Lala Lajpat Rai

b) Raj Narain Bose

c) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

d) Bipin Chandra Pal

212) Who was the founder of Azad Hind Fauj ?


a) Bhagat Singh

b) Chandra Sekhar Azad

c) Subash Chandra Bose

d) Lala Har Dayal

213) The immediate objective of Dandi March was


a) release of prisoners

b) make salt in defiance of salt law regulations

c) defy prohibitory order against assembly of people

d) opposing Indian participation in second world war

214) The Montagu statement aimed at


a) dominion status

b) realisation of responsible government

c) constitutional reforms

d) establishing constituent assembly

215) The Rowlatt Act (1919)  empowered  the government to suspend the Right of


a) freedom of expression

b) freedom of movement

c) press freedom

d) Habeas Corpus

216) Who among the following was the first to enter into  Wellesley's  Subsidiary Alliance ?


a) Mysore

b) Nawab of Awadh

c) Nizam of Hyderabad

d) Tanjore

217) Consider the following :

1.Warren Hastings was the first Governor General of Bengal.

2.William Bentick was the first Governor General of India.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

218) Who among the following established Public Works Department ?


a) Dalhousie

b) Rippon

c) William Bentick

d) Lytton

219) Who was the first President of Muslim League ?


a) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

b) Aga Khan

c) Nawab Saleemullah Khan

d) Syed Ahmed Khan

220) Who wrote the book , "The Economic History of India" ?


a) Dadabhai Naoroji

b) R.C.Dutt

c) Rajagopalachari

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

221) Who was the first to offer Individual Satyagraha ?


a) Mahatma Gandhi

b) Jawaharlal Nehru

c) Vinoba Bhave

d) Vallabhbhai Patel

222) The main objective of Cripps Mission was


a) to give dominion status

b) to set up constituent assembly

c) to discuss transfer of power

d) to seek Indian support for war

223) The decision to start a struggle by Congress Working Committee at  Wardha  resulted  in


a) Khilafat Movement

b) Rowlatt Satyagraha

c) Civil Disobedience Movement

d) Quit India Movement

224) Which one of the following is not a  recommendation of  Nehru Report (1928) ?


a) joint electorates with reserved seats for minorities

b) linguistic provinces

c) complete independence

d) fundamental rights

225) The Mahad Satyagraha was organised by untouchables under


a) Jyotiba Phule

b) Ambedkar

c) M.G.Ranade

d) Mahatma Gandhi

226) Shuddhi Movement (Conversion of Non-Hindus to Hinduism) was started by


a) Dayanand Saraswati

b) RajaRam Mohan Roy

c) Aurobindo Ghosh

d) Radhakant Deb

227) What is the correct chronological sequence of the following events ?

1.Nehru Report     2.Vaikom Satyagraha     3.Kakori Case


a) 1-2-3

b) 2-3-1

c) 2-1-3

d) 3-2-1

228) The idea of Indian National Army was first conceived by


a) Mohan Singh

b) Subash Chandra Bose

c) Rashbehari Bose

d) Shah Nawaz

229) Which of the following are lawyers by profession ?

1.Bhulabhai Desai     2.Tej Bahadur Sapru     3.Asaf Ali


a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

230) Who led the Borsad Satyagraha ?


a) Ambedkar

b) Jawaharlal Nehru

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Indulal Yagnik

231) Which one of the following is not a Peasant Movement ?


a) Eka movement

b) Tebhaga movement

c) Telangana movement

d) Rampa revolt

232) The Indian Universities Act was passed in 1904 based on the recommendations of


a) Raleigh Commission

b) Saddler Commission

c) Woods Despatch

d) Hunter Commission

233) Andrew Frazer Commission (1902) was appointed to review


a) primary education

b) police administration

c) famine relief work

d) female education

234) Consider the following events :

1.Cabinet Mission                 2.First Round Table Conference   

 3.Gandhi-Irwin Pact              4.Simon Commission

The correct sequence of the events is :


a) 4-1-2-3

b) 4-3-2-1

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 3-2-4-1

235) Under whose leadership was the Chittagong Armoury Raid organised ?


a) Sachin Sanyal

b) Chandrasekhar Azad

c) Lala Hardayal

d) Surya Sen

236) Who was the Political Guru of Gandhi ?


a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

b) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

c) Surendranath Banerjee

d) Chittaranjan Das

237) The Home Rule Movement borrowed the term Home Rule from a  similar movement in


a) Scotland

b) Ireland

c) USA

d) Canada

238) The Factory Act of 1881 was passed with a view to


a) prohibit the employment of children below the age of 7 in any factory

b) allow workers to form trade unions

c) fix wages for industrial workers

d) reduce working hours for women employees

239) Who among the following were tried in the Lahore Conspiracy Case ?


a) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Batukeshwar Dutt

b) Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sachin Sanyal

c) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Chandrasekhar Azad

d) Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

240) Who was popularly called "Deshbandu " ?


a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

b) Anand Mohan Bose

c) Chittaranjan Das

d) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

241) Who brought out the monthly, "The Voice of India " ?


a) Dadabhai Naoroji

b) Mahatma Gandhi

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Maulana Abulkalam Azad

242) Gandhi gave the title "Deenabandhu" to which one of the following ?


a) David Hare

b) C.F .Andrews

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Bhulabhai Desai

243) What is the significance of  Dinabandhu Mitra's  Play Neel Darpan ?


a) It deals with Sanyasi rebellion against the british.

b) It vividly explains the Swadeshi struggle.

c) It brought to light the hardships faced by Indigo cultivators.

d) It explains the peasant struggle against zamindars.

244) Who was popularly known as "Loknayak" ?


a) Bala Gangadhar Tilak

b) Lala Lajpat Rai

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Jayaprakash Narayan

245) Who edited the journal known as " Andhra Mahila" ?


a) Durgabai Deshmukh

b) Sarojini Naidu

c) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

d) Subba Rao Pantulu

246) Which act designated Governor General of Bengal as Governor General of India ?


a) Charter Act, 1813

b) Charter Act, 1833

c) Charter Act, 1853

d) Indian Councils Act, 1892

247) The Eka Movement or Unity Movement (1921- Peasant Movement) led by Madari Pasi was


a) against higher rent

b) against hardships faced by cultivators

c) against moneylenders

d) for famine relief

248) Lala Lajpat Rai was seriously injured in the police lathi charge


a) during anti-simon commission demonstration

b) during Swadeshi struggle

c) during anti-Rowlatt satyagraha

d) during non-cooperation movement

249) The Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha was led by


a) Satyamurthi

b) Rajagopalachari

c) Chidambaram Pillai

d) Kamaraj

250) Madras Mahajana Sabha was established by


a) Rajagopalachari and Satyamurthi

b) AnadaCharlu and Rangaiya Naidu

c) Srinivasa Pillai and Subramania Iyer

d) Rajagopalachari and Chidambaram Pillai

1) The main crops grown during Harappan period were

a) Wheat And Rice

b) Cotton And Mustard

c) Rice And Millets

d) Wheat And Barley

2) The figure of dancing girl was found at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Harappa

c) Lothal

d) Rupar

3) The port city of Harappan culture

a) Kalibangan

b) Lothal

c) Banawali

d) Rupar

4) The metal not known to Indus Valley people

a) Gold

b) Silver

c) Iron

d) Copper

5) The Indus Valley people lived in houses made of

a) Burnt Bricks

b) Wood

c) Dried Bricks

d) Stone

6) Kot Diji is located in which province of Pakistan ?

a) Sindh

b) Punjab

c) Khyber

d) Balochistan

7) Great Bath is located at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Harappa

c) Banawali

d) Lothal

8) Indus Valley civilization belonged to

a) Paleolithic Age

b) Mesolithic Age

c) Neolithic Age

d) Chalcolithic Age

9) Consider the following :

1.Harappa was located on the banks of river Ravi.

2.Mohenjodaro was located on the banks of river Indus.

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

10) The main occupation of Indus valley people was

a) Pottery

b) Agriculture

c) Crafts And Trade

d) Fishing

11) Where was Banawali located ?

a) Punjab

b) Haryana

c) Gujarat

d) Rajasthan

12) Large granaries were found at

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Kot Diji

c) Lothal

d) Dholavira

13) Which of the following existed during Harappan period ? 

1.Fishing   2.Hunting   3.Bull fighting


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

14) The Chalcolithic age is followed by

a) Mesolithic Age

b) Neolithic Age

c) Iron Age

d) None Of The Above

15) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? Harappan sites States

1.Alamgirpur - Punjab

2.Dholavira - Gujarat

3.Kalibangan - Rajasthan


a) 2 Only

b) 1 And 2

c) 2 And 3

d) 1,2 And 3

16) Which one of the following is called book of chants and the origins of Indian music are traced in it ?

a) Rig Veda

b) Yajur Veda

c) Sama Veda

d) Atharva Veda

17) Which is referred as "forest books" ?

a) Brahmanas

b) Aranyakas

c) Upanishads

d) Atharva Veda

18) The tribal kingdoms during Rig Vedic Period include

1.Bharatas   2.Matsyas   3.Yadus   4.Purus


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 2,3 And 4 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

19) During the early vedic period, which one of the following is a council of elders ?

a) Sabha

b) Samiti

c) Grama

d) Visu

20) Grahapathi during Rig Vedic period refers to

a) Head Priest

b) Head Of The Family

c) Tribal Head

d) Head Of Grama/Village

21) The languages that originated from Sanskrit include

1.Hindi   2.Bengali   3.Punjabi


a) 1 Only

b) 2 And 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

22) The Aryans fought with

a) Magadha

b) Dasyus

c) Bactrians

d) Persians

23) The most popular God during early Vedic period was

a) Indra

b) Agni

c) Varuna

d) Vayu

24) The favourite pastimes during early Vedic period were

1.Horse racing  2.Dicing   3.music and dance


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

25) Who among the following is a women poet during Rig Vedic period ?

a) Lopamudra

b) Senani

c) Aditi

d) Visu

26) Aryavarta in later Vedic texts refer to

a) Sindh And Punjab

b) Sindh Only

c) Northern India

d) Central India

27) The horse sacrifice is known by the term

a) Rajasuya

b) Asvamedha

c) Vajpeya

d) Vaniya

28) Who is known as the Creator ?

a) Prajapathi

b) Indra

c) Rudra

d) Vishnu

29) The importance of which of the following increased during later Vedic period ?

1.Prayers   2.Sacrifices


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

30) During later Vedic period jana/tribes were amalgamated to form

a) Janapadas

b) Visu

c) Sabhas

d) Samitis

31) 1.He was the 24th Tirthankara.

2.He was born at Kundagram near Vaisali.

3.His parents were Siddhartha and Trishala.

4.He attained nirvana at Pavapuri.

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 And 3 Only

b) 1,2 And 3 Only

c) 1,3 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

32) The three principles of Jainism known as "Triratnas" does not include

a) Right Faith

b) Right Consciousness

c) Right Knowledge

d) Right Conduct

33) The Jain code of morality comprises five vows which does not include

1.abstention from untruth

2.abstention from violence and injury to living beings

3.abstention from theft

4.abstention from immoral life

5.abstention from greed for worldly possessions

6.abstention from family life


a) 2 And 3

b) 1 Only

c) 4 And 5

d) 6 Only

34) The final compilation of Jain literature was called

a) Triratnas

b) Tripitakas

c) Twelve Angas

d) Dipavamsa

35) Kevalgyana refers to

a) Worldly Knowledge

b) Knowledge About Vedas

c) Highest Spiritual Knowledge

d) Knowledge About Philosophy

36) The first Jain Tirthankara is

a) Rishabhanath

b) Mahavira

c) Arishtanemi

d) Arya Sudharaman

37) Parshvanatha was the

a) 21St Tirthankara

b) 22Nd Tirthankara

c) 23Rd Tirthankara

d) 24Th Tirthankara

38) Which language was adopted by Jains to preach their doctrines ?

a) Pali

b) Sanskrit

c) Prakrit

d) Magadhi

39) The first Jain Council was convened at

a) Kashmir

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Prayag

40) The second Jain Council was held at

a) Pataliputra

b) Rajgriha

c) Taxila

d) Valabhi

41) Consider the following regarding Gautama Buddha :

1.He was born at Lumbini near Kapilavastu.

2.His parents were Suddodhana and Mayadevi.

3.He married Yasodhara and gave birth to a son, Rahula.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 Only

b) 2 And 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

42) Buddha attained Nirvana at

a) Vaishali

b) Pavapuri

c) Kapilavastu

d) Kusinagara

43) Buddha gave his first sermon at

a) Prayag

b) Sarnath

c) Amaravati

d) Rajgriha

44) Buddha's Four Noble Truths does not include

1.Life is suffering.

2.The cause of suffering is desire.

3.Desire is aggravated by superstition.

4.Suffering can be ended by getting rid off desire.

5.Desire can be killed by following Eightfold Path.


a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 4 Only

d) 1 And 5 Only

45) The author of Buddhacharita was

a) Badrabahu

b) Nagarjuna

c) Vasumitra

d) Ashwaghosha

46) The first Buddhist Council was held at

a) Rajgriha

b) Ujjain

c) Vaishali

d) Pataliputra

47) Who among the following were disciples of Buddha ? 

1.Sariputta   2.Ananda   3.Upali


a) 2 And 3 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

48) The Tripitakas were written in

a) Prakrit

b) Sanskrit

c) Pali

d) Magadhi

49) The Buddhism preached by Buddha and propagated by Ashoka was known as

a) Mahayana

b) Hinayana

c) Tantric Buddhism

d) Both A And C

50) The second Buddhist Council was held at

a) Vaishali

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Taxila

51) Buddhism was divided into two major sects- Mahayana and Hinayana at its

a) First Council

b) Second Council

c) Third Council

d) Fourth Council

52) Which one of the following places was not visited by Buddha ?

a) Rajgriha

b) Vaishali

c) Kausambi

d) Ujjain

53) Apart from Right View, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Action what are the remaining constituted in the Eightfold Path of Buddhism ?

1.Right Livelihood

2.Right Mindfulness

3.Right Effort

4.Right Concentration

5.Right Knowledge


a) 1,2 And 5

b) 1,2,3 And 4

c) 2,3,4 And 5

d) 1,3,4 And 5

54) Buddha preached

a) Life Of Luxury

b) Life Of Severe Penance

c) Middle Path

d) Against Karma

55) Buddha attained true knowledge at

a) Uruvela

b) Sarnath

c) Benares

d) Pataliputra

56) Kautilyas Arthasastra was written in

a) Sanskrit

b) Prakrit

c) Pali

d) Magadhi

57) Mudrarakshasa was written by

a) Visakadatta

b) Kautilya

c) Visnusharma

d) Bilhana

58) The inscriptions of Ashoka were first deciphered by

a) Shama Sastri

b) James Princep

c) Alfred Williams

d) None Of The Above

59) Amatyas during Mauryan period refers to

a) Spies

b) Soldiers

c) Civil Servants

d) Special Advisors To The King

60) The Cheif of Revenue Department during Mauryan period was

a) Amatya

b) Mahamatra

c) Adyaksha

d) Samharta

61) Ashoka mentions the canonical texts of Buddhism in the edicts of

a) Maski

b) Sarnath

c) Sanchi

d) Bhabru

62) Which of the following was the earliest coined money ?

a) Nishka

b) Karpana

c) Shatman

d) Dana

63) Kautilya / Chanakya was also known by the name

a) Vishnugopa

b) Bhavabhuti

c) Vishnugupta

d) Vishnusharma

64) Which of the following is incorrect ?

1.Ashoka professed devotion to Sangha.

2.Ashoka professed devotion to Buddha.

3.Ashoka professed devotion to Dharma.


a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) None Of The Above

65) The caves were presented to Ajivikas by

1.Ashoka          2.Dasaratha


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

66) Which Satavahana king wrote the book Gathasaptasati ?

a) Satakarani

b) Simuka

c) Krishna

d) Hala

67) Nanaghad inscriptions throw much light on the reign of

a) Gautamiputra Satakarni

b) Krishna

c) Simuka

d) Vashishtaputra Pulamayi

68) The coins of Kanishka exhibit the images of 

1.Buddha    2.Greek Gods    3.Hindu Gods


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

69) Which of the following Buddhist Scholars were patronised by Kanishka ? 

1.Vasumitra   2.Asvagosha   3.Nagarjuna


a) 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

70) Gandhara art was a blend of Indian and

a) Persian Style

b) Graeco-Roman Elements

c) Graeco-Persian Elements

d) Greek Style

71) The Mathura school of art include images of

1.Buddha   2.Shiva    3.Vishnu    4.Yakshinis    5.Jinas


a) 1 ,2 And 3 Only

b) 1,2,3 And 5 Only

c) 1,2,3 And 4 Only

d) All The Above

72) The empire of Satavahanas were divided into

a) Subhas

b) Aharas

c) Bhuktis

d) Nadu

73) During ancient period, among the spices which among the following was in great demand in the Roman world ?

a) Pepper

b) Cardamom

c) Ginger

d) Cinnamon

74) The term "Yavanpriya" in Sanskrit refers to

a) Pepper

b) Cotton

c) Ivory

d) Precious Stones

75) Charaka was the court physician of

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Satakarni

c) Hala

d) Kanishka

76) The coins issued by which of the following were found in plenty in various places of Tamil Nadu ?

a) Persians

b) Arabs

c) Greeks

d) Romans

77) Which of the following famous works in Tamil belong to the Sangam literature ? 

1.Silappathigaram   2.Manimegalai   3.Tirukkural


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

78) Yazh mentioned in the Sangam literature refers to

a) Singing Bards

b) Folk Dances

c) Musical Instrument

d) Folk Songs

79) The chief occupation during Sangam period was

a) Weaving

b) Agriculture

c) Hunting

d) Fishing

80) The chief imports during the Sangam Age include

1.Gold    2.Pearls    3.Horses    4.Sweet wine


a) 1,3 And 4

b) 1,2 And 3

c) 2 And 3

d) 1,2,3 And 4

81) Who wrote Mudrarakshasa ?

a) Vishakhadatta

b) Vishnusharma

c) Vikramaditya

d) Kalidasa

82) The Allahabad Pillar inscription is an important source about

a) Chandragupta I

b) Samudragupta

c) Chandragupta Ii

d) Kumaragupta

83) Samudragupta was the patron of

a) Harisena

b) Vasubandhu

c) Asvagosha

d) Both A And B

84) Provinces in the Gupta empire were known as

a) Subhas

b) Vishyas

c) Bhuktis

d) Aharas

85) The Gupta age has been known as Golden Age, because of the progress in th field of 1.art 2.science 3.literature


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

86) Who laid the foundation of Nalanda University ?

a) Samudragupta

b) Kumaragupta

c) Skandagupta

d) Chandragupta Ii

87) The paintings of Gupta period are seen at

a) Bagh Caves

b) Barabar Caves

c) Karle Caves

d) Both A And B

88) Guptas issued

1.gold coins   2.silver coins   3.copper coins


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

89) Kalidasa wrote

1.Ritusamhara   2.Meghaduta   3.Kavyadarsha


a) 2 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

90) Dasakumaracharita was written by

a) Dandin

b) Subandhu

c) Amarakosa

d) Sudraka

91) Who wrote the drama Ratnavali?

a) Banabhatta

b) Harsha

c) Kalidasa

d) Vishnugopa

92) Which of the following are helpful in knowing the chronology of Harsha ?

1.Madhuben plate inscription     2.Sonpat inscription


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

93) Banabhatta wrote

1.Harshacharita    2.Priyadarsika


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

94) Who visited the Nalanda University and remained there as a student for sometime?

a) Megasthanese

b) Fahien

c) Hiuen Tsang

d) None Of The Above

95) The term "Nalanda " means

a) Seat Of Wisdom

b) School Of Learning

c) Giver Of Knowledge

d) None Of The Above

96) The region ruled by Pallavas was

a) Chera Nadu

b) Tondaimandalam

c) Kanchipuram

d) Kaveripattinam

97) The Pallava state was divided into

a) Kottams

b) Variams

c) Nadu

d) Subha

98) Which Pallava king composed the Sanskrit play Mattavilasaprahasanam ?

a) Simhavishnu

b) Narasimhavarman Ii

c) Mahendravarman I

d) Nandivarman Ii

99) The Pallava period was a great age of

a) Tamil Literature

b) Buddhism

c) Cave Paintings

d) Temple Building

100) The Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram was built during the period of

a) Narasimhavarman Ii

b) Mahendravarman Ii

c) Nandivarman Ii

d) Mahendravarman I

101) Aihole inscriptions contains details about

a) Vikramaditya

b) Pulakesin I

c) Pulakesin II

d) Kirtivarman II

102) The Aihole inscription was written by

a) Nandivarman

b) Ravikirti

c) Harisena

d) Nagarjuna

103) Which was the first capital of Chalukyas ?

a) Aihole

b) Badami

c) Banavasi

d) Mysore

104) Which temple is built on the model of the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram ?

a) Virupaksha temple

b) Lingaraja temple

c) Papanatha temple

d) Sangamesvara temple

105) The Chinese traveller who visited the court of Pulakesin II was

a) Fahien

b) Hiuen Tsang

c) Itsing

d) none of them

106) The famous Kannada poetic work Kavirajamarga was attributed to

a) Amoghavarsha I

b) Jinasena

c) Krishna I

d) Kirtivarman II

107) The Rashtrakuta Empire was divided into several provinces called

a) Vishayas

b) Rashtras

c) Bhuktis

d) Mandalams

108) Adipurana, the life stories of various Jain Saints was written by

a) Jinasena

b) Pampa

c) Gunabhadra

d) Ravikirti

109) The famous rock-cut temple of Siva at Ellora (Kailasa temple) was built in the 9th century by a Rashtrakuta king

a) Krishna I

b) Indra I

c) Amogavarsha I

d) Dantidurga

110) Who wrote Parsvabhudaya ?

a) Harisena

b) Pampa

c) Viracharya

d) Jinasena

111) The Chola empire was divided into provinces known as

a) Mandalams

b) Nadus

c) Rashtras

d) Kadagams

112) Which inscriptions of Cholas gives details about village administration?

a) Arikkamedu inscriptions

b) Aihole inscriptions

c) Uttiramerur inscriptions

d) Pumpuhar inscriptions

113) A general assembly consisting of tax paying residents of an ordinary village of Cholas was called

a) Nagaram

b) Ur

c) Sabha

d) Kurram

114) The Cholas were famous for

1.temple building 

2.naval expedition

3.development of Tamil literature


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

115) The Pragadeeswara temple at Tanjore was built by

a) RajaRaja I

b) Rajendra I

c) Parantaka I

d) Karikala

116) Who wrote Vikramanka Deva Charitra ?

a) Kalidasa

b) Bilhana

c) Viracharya

d) Ranna

117) The author of Mitaksara was

a) Vijnaneswara

b) Ranna

c) Nandivarma

d) Kambar

118) Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as

a) Baijak

b) Vachanaas

c) Pathigam

d) Karnam

119) Which one of the following mentions about the marriage of Satavahana ruler Satakarni with the daughter of Rudradaman ?

a) Kanheri inscription

b) Uttiramerur inscription

c) Aihole inscription

d) Hathigumpa inscription

120) Who among the following also referred to as the Andhras ?

a) Chalukyas of Vengi

b) Kalachuris

c) Satavahanas

d) Kadambas

121) Hiuen Tsang visited

a) Kalyani

b) Vengi

c) Kanheri

d) Banavasi

122) The rock-cut Buddhist Viharas and Chaityas of Ajanta caves were built under the patronage of Vakataka emperor

a) Krishna

b) Pravarasena

c) Rudrasena

d) Harishena

123) The earliest mention of Keralaputras is from the rock inscription left by

a) Satavahanas

b) Cheras

c) Bimbisara

d) Ashoka

124) The ancient port Muziris belongs to present day state of

a) Kerala

b) Tamilnadu

c) Karnataka

d) Andhrapradesh

125) What is Lilatilakam ?

a) Book dealing with grammar and poetics

b) Literary style

c) folk dance of Kerala

d) folk music of Kerala

126) Who introduced the Persian festival of Nauroz ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Raziya

d) Alauddin Khalji

127) Who created a new class of ruling elite of forty powerful military leaders, the Forty ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Balban

c) Alauddin Khalji

d) Malik Kafur

128) Dagh refers to

a) religious tax

b) market for grains

c) branding of horses

d) land revenue

129) Who introduced token currency ?

a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sher Shah

130) Takkavi / Taccavi loans are loans for

a) trade

b) welfare

c) cultivation

d) market reforms

131) Who introduced Takkavi/Taccavi loans ?

a) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

b) Firoz Tughlaq

c) Sikandar Lodi

d) Balban

132) Who wrote Padmavat ?

a) Jayagovind

b) Abu Fazl

c) Amir Khusro

d) Jayasi

133) Diwani Ariz refers to

a) finance department

b) military department

c) welfare department

d) commerce department

134) The judges during Sultanate period was known as

a) Naib

b) Wazir

c) Qazi

d) Sadr

135) Who introduced the system of branding of horses ?

a) Balban

b) Firoz Tughlaq

c) Iltutmish

d) Alauddin Khalji

136) Who was the first Sultan to impose irrigation tax ?

a) Iltutmish

b) Alauddin Khalji

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sikandar Lodi

137) Karkhanas during medieval period refers to

a) hospitals

b) rest houses

c) store houses

d) royal factories

138) During Sultanate period , the iqta land refers to

a) land assigned to officials

b) land granted to religious institutions

c) land under the direct control of Sultan

d) none of the above

139) Consider the following :

1.During Sultanate period, the process of urbanization gained momentum.

2.During Sultanate period, construction of roads and rest houses facilitated trade, transport and communication.

Which of the above were correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

140) The provinces under Sultanate period were called

a) bhuktis

b) iqtas

c) subhas

d) parganas

141) Who built the tomb of Ghyasuddin ?

a) Jalaluddin

b) Muhammad bin Tughlaq

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Sikandar Lodi

142) The Indian classical work Ragadarpan was translated into Persian during the reign of

a) Alauddin Khalji

b) Balban

c) Firoz Tughlaq

d) Ibrahim Lodi

143) Who wrote Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi which contains the history of Tughlaq dynasty ?

a) Hasan Nizami

b) Amir Khusrau

c) Ziauddin Barani

d) Chand Bardai

144) During Sultanate period, Barid-i-mumalik was the head of

a) welfare department

b) religious affairs department

c) financial department

d) information and intelligence department

145) Khot during Sultanate period refers to

a) village headman

b) cess collected from villages

c) spy

d) head of soldiers

146) The Poet Laureate of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara was

a) Nandi Timmanna

b) Allasani Peddanna

c) Bhattu Murti

d) Ponna

147) The Provinces of Vijayanagara were known as

a) Mandalams

b) Bhuktis

c) Subha

d) Amaram

148) The revenue department of Vijayanagara empire was known as

a) Malkhana

b) Athavana

c) Sangarahni

d) Amaram

149) Apart from dance and music , which of the following were amusements during Vijayanagara period ?

1.Wrestling   2.Gambling    3.Cock-fighting


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

150) Allasani Peddanna wrote

1.Manu Charitra    2.Maduravijayam    3.Amuktamalyada


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

151) Krishnadevaraya built

a) Vitthala temple

b) Virupaksha temple

c) Hazara Rama temple

d) all the above

152) Which languages flourished during Vijayanagar period ?

1.Tamil    2.Kannada    3.Telugu    4.Sanskrit


a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

153) The Bahmani kingdom was divided into provinces known as

a) Subhas

b) Iqtas

c) Khalisas

d) Tarafs

154) The Jama Masjid at Gulbarga was built during the reign of

a) Ahmad Wali Shah

b) Muhammad Shah I

c) Muhammad Shah II

d) Muhammad Shah III

155) Who among the following built Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur?

a) Muhammad Adil Shah

b) Hasan Gangu

c) Ahmad Wali Shah

d) Mahmud Gawan

156) During Sher Shahs administration, Diwan-i-Rasalat refers to

a) finance minister

b) foreign minister

c) welfare minister

d) commerce minister

157) Sher Shahs empire was divided into forty seven

a) Sarkars

b) Parganas

c) Bhuktis

d) Iqtas

158) Akbar abolished

1.Pilgrim tax        2.Jiziya tax


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

159) Ibadat Khana during Akbars period refers to

a) new religion

b) religious decree

c) religious gathering house of worship

d) house of worship

160) Who assisted Akbar in land revenue administration ?

a) Raja Man Singh

b) Raja Todar Mal

c) Raja Bhagawan Das

d) Birbal

161) The foundation for Mughal painting was laid by

a) Akbar

b) Babur

c) ShahJahan

d) Humayun

162) Who wrote Akbar Nama ?

a) Abul Fazl

b) Tansen

c) Abul Faizi

d) Naziri

163) Babur introduced in India

a) art of Persian painting

b) royal court poetry

c) four-square gardens

d) buildings with sloping walls

164) The painter of Mughal school particularly celebrated for his paintings of birds, animals and flowers was

a) Tansen

b) Miskin

c) Abdus Samand

d) Mansur

165) In Mughal administration, Bakshi was incharge of

a) intelligence services

b) revenue administration

c) judicial department

d) royal correspondence

166) Portrait painting was very popular during the period of

a) Jahangir

b) Humayun

c) Sher Shah

d) Aurangzeb

167) Tansen , a famous musician was in the court of

a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) ShahJahan

d) Aurangzeb

168) Who introduced Mansabdari system in Mughal administration ?

a) Akbar

b) Humayun

c) ShahJahan

d) Jahangir

169) Who among the following revolted against Aurangzeb ?

1.Jats    2.Satnamis    3.Sikhs


a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

170) The court language of Mughals was

a) Arabic

b) Urdu

c) Persian

d) Turkish

171) Mughal empire was divided into provinces known as

a) Subhas

b) Mahals

c) Iqtas

d) Parganas

172) Who built Red Fort at Delhi ?

a) Akbar

b) ShahJahan

c) Jahangir

d) Aurangzeb

173) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Buland Darwaza was constructed by Akbar.

2.Buland Darwaza was constructed to commemorate Akbar's victory over Gujarat


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

174) Consider the following :

1.Humayun's tomb - Delhi

2.Sher Shah Suri's tomb - Sasaram

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

175) During the Mughal rule, the military strategy called Tulughama was introduced by

a) Babur

b) Akbar

c) Humayun

d) Aurangzab

176) Which of the following temples are located at Khajuraho ?

1.Visvanatha temple

2.Khandariya Mahadev temple

3.Jagadambi temple


a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

177) The Man Mandir palace is located at

a) Bikaner

b) Gwalior

c) Mathura

d) Jodhpur

178) Junagarh fort built by Rathore Rajputs is located in

a) Ajmer

b) Jaipur

c) Jodhpur

d) Bikaner

179) Nalanda university reached its height under the patronage of

a) Sisodias

b) Chauhans

c) Palas

d) Tomars

180) Somapura Mahavihara one of the best known Buddhist Viharas located in Bangladesh was built by Pala king

a) Dharmapala

b) Mahipala

c) Mahendrapala

d) Devapala

181) Who built Konark Sun Temple ?

a) Kharvela

b) Narasimhadeva I

c) Jayasena

d) Nandivarman I

182) Udayagiri Caves are located near the city of

a) Puri

b) Cuttack

c) Sambalpur

d) Bhubaneswar

183) With reference to Rajatarangini, which of the following are correct ?

1.It was written by kalhana.

2.It was written in Sanskrit.

3.It provides invaluable information about early Kashmir


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

184) Jor-Bangla temple is located in

a) Bishnupur

b) Midnapore

c) Kolkata

d) Haldia

185) Tabo monastery is located in

a) Jammu and Kashmir

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Uttarakhand

d) Arunachal Pradesh

186) Inam during medieval period refers to

a) donations to temples

b) hereditary grant of land

c) fund allotment to welfare activities

d) none of the above

187) Who wrote Kitab-ul-Hind ?

a) Al beruni

b) Ibn Batuta

c) Barani

d) Badauni

188) Who wrote Tughlaq Nama?

a) Amir Khusrau

b) Al Beruni

c) Abul Fazl

d) Utbi

189) Tansen was in the court of

a) Akbar

b) Babur

c) ShahJahan

d) Aurangazeb

190) Who among the following translated Patanjalis Yoga-Sutra into Arabic called Kitab Patanjal ?

a) Firdausi

b) Ibn Batuta

c) Abul Fazl

d) Al Beruni

191) Which region was under the control of Manikya dynasty ?

a) West Bengal

b) Sikkim

c) Tripura

d) Mizoram

192) Which region is mentioned as Kamarupa in Buddhist literature ?

a) Assam

b) Manipur

c) Odisha

d) Sikkim

193) Tawang monastery is located in the state of

a) Himachal Pradesh

b) Arunachal Pradesh

c) Meghalaya

d) Sikkim

194) The famous Laxmi Vilas Palace is located in

a) Vadodra

b) Surat

c) Ahmedabad

d) Pune

195) The Sun Temple at Modhera (Gujarat ) was built by

a) Solankis

b) Pratiharas

c) Gahadavals

d) Chalukyas

196) Which of the following are located at Fatehpur Sikri ?

1.Buland Darwaza

2.Panch Mahal

3.Tomb of Salim Chishti


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

197) Dhamek stupa is located at

a) Bodh Gaya

b) Gangtok

c) Sarnath

d) Patna

198) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Lomas Rishi Cave - Madhya Pradesh

2.Karle Cave - Maharashtra

3.Sudama Cave - Bihar


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

199) The Vikramshila University is located near Bhagalpur in

a) Bihar

b) Jharkhand

c) WestBengal

d) Maharashtra

200) Mandu is an ancient fort city located in the state of

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Uttar Pradesh

c) Gujarat

d) Maharashtra

201) Ashtapradhan refers to

a) eight scholars in Shivajis court

b) eight council of ministers

c) eight set of troops in Shivajis army

d) eight boards for welfare in Maratha empire

202) Amatya in Shivajis administration was

a) finance minister

b) foreign affairs minister

c) welfare minister

d) none of the above

203) Which of the following were the taxes collected by Marathas?

1.Chauth           2.Sardeshmukhi


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

204) Silhadars during Maratha period refers to

a) division of cavalry

b) spy system

c) messengers

d) craftsmen

205) The foot soldiers in the Maratha army were known as

a) Sumanta

b) Bargis

c) Havaildars

d) Mavli

206) Who was the founder of city of Amritsar ?

a) Guru Gobind Singh

b) Guru Ram Das

c) Guru Arjun

d) Guru Nanak

207) Who standardized the Gurmukhi script ?

a) Guru Nanak

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Angad Dev

d) Guru Har Rai

208) Who constituted Akal Takht ?

a) Guru Hargobind

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Ram das

d) Guru Har Rai

209) The term Langar refers to

a) Community Kitchen

b) hospitals

c) place for religious discussion

d) none of the above

210) Who organised Sikhs into Khalsa ?

a) Guru Angad Dev

b) Guru Arjun

c) Guru Ram Das

d) Guru Gobind Singh

211) Which of the following pairs correctly matched ?

1.Shankaracharya       -       Advaita

2.Ramanuja                 -       Vishishtadvaita

3.Vallabhacharya         -       Dvaita


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

212) Who was the disciple of Vallabhacharya ?

a) Surdas

b) Ramananda

c) Raidasa

d) Kabir

213) Who among the following was a well-known saint and a reformer of Bengal who popularised the Krishna cult ?

a) Namdev

b) Ramananda

c) Tulsidas

d) Chaitanya

214) The most famous disciple of Ramananda

a) Kabir

b) Namdev

c) Chaitanya

d) Tulsidas

215)

Which of the following contributed to Bhakti movement in Maharashtra ?

1.Namdev       2.Tukaram       3.Gnandeva         4.Tulsidas


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

216) Nizamuddin Auliya belonged to which Sufi order ?

a) Chishti

b) Suhrawardi

c) Naqshbandi

d) Qadiri

217) Which of the following ideas emphasized by Sufism ?

1.Guidance of guru    2.spirit of tolerance    3.meditation      4.prayers and pilgrimages      5.fasting


a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 1,3 and 5 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3,4 and 5

218) The Dargah of famous Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is located at

a) Delhi

b) Lahore

c) Lucknow

d) Ajmer

219) Wali with respect to Sufism means

a) Tolerance

b) Saint

c) Disciple

d) meditation

220) Syed Makhdum Muhammad Gilani belonged to which Sufi order ?

a) Chishti

b) Shattari

c) Qadiri

d) Firdausi

221) The Indus Valley people worshipped

a) Mother Goddess

b) Varuna

c) Indra

d) Vishnu

222) The animal considered to be not known to Harappans was

a) Sheep

b) Horse

c) Goat

d) Buffalo

223) The Indus Valley people worshipped

a) Brahma

b) Agni

c) Indra

d) none of the above

224) Terracotta means

a) painted pottery

b) wooden slabs

c) fire-baked earthen clay

d) none of the above

225) Which one of the following was given the name Sindon ?

a) Cotton

b) Wool

c) Silk

d) Jute

226) The statue of Gomateshwara is related to

a) Jainism

b) Buddhism

c) Hinduism

d) Sikhism

227) Which of the following statements is/ are correct ?

1.Mahavira believed in transmigration of soul.

2.Mahavira rejected the theory of Karma.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

228) Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of

a) Buddhism

b) Jainism

c) Hinduism

d) Sikhism

229) The Digambaras were led by

a) Sthulabhadra

b) Bhadrabahu

c) Jinasena

d) Gunabhadra

230) The Shvetambaras were led by

a) Sthulabhadra

b) Bhadrabahu

c) Jinasena

d) Gunabhadra

231) The Third Buddhist Council was held at

a) Rajagriha

b) Vaishali

c) Pataliputra

d) Kashmir

232) The bulk of Buddhist literature belonging to Mahayana School was written in

a) Sanskrit

b) Pali

c) Prakrit

d) Magadhi

233) The Tripitaka / Three-fold Basket does not include

a) Vinaya Pitaka

b) Sutta Pitaka

c) Gatha Pitaka

d) Abhidhamma Pitaka

234) The Jatakas are stories related to

a) Buddhas sermons

b) Buddhas llife

c) miracles of Buddha

d) previous births of Buddha

235) The Fourth Buddhist Council was held at

a) Vaishali

b) Pataliputra

c) Ujjain

d) Kashmir

236) Gatka is an

a) folk dance of Rajasthan

b) martial art of Punjab

c) folk music in Odisha

d) none of the above

237) Pochampally in Telangana is famous for

a) Mango

b) Cotton

c) Glass Paintings

d) Saree

238) Hajgiri/ Hojagiri is a famous folk dance of

a) Tripura

b) Assam

c) Mizoram

d) Nagaland

239) Which one of the following became the first product to receive Geographical Indication status in India ?

a) Chanderi Sarees

b) Mysore Silk

c) Basmati

d) Darjeeling Tea

240) Thang ta is a famous folk dance of


a) Rajasthan

b) Manipur

c) Odisha

d) Bihar

241) Which of the following can be classified as Drums (musical instrument )?

1.Dhol          2.Tabla        3.Pakhawaj        4.Mridangam


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

242) The famous Pushkar Fair is held in the state of

a) Rajasthan

b) Haryana

c) Gujarat

d) Punjab

243)

Which of the following dances are given Classical status by Sangeet Natak Akademi ?

1.Kathak     2.Manipuri     3.Sattriya     4.Odissi


a) 1 and 4 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

244) Which Classical dance is famed for its elaborate costumes and facial painting ?

a) Kathakali

b) Bharatanatyam

c) Mohiniattam

d) Kuchipudi

245) The system of social organization linking musicians or dancers by lineage is known as

a) Dhrupad

b) Khyal

c) Gharana

d) Thumri

246) Which one of the following is a one-act play performed in Assam ?

a) Naqqual

b) Ankia Naat

c) Mukna

d) Bihu

247) Which one of the following is a traditional folk theatre form of Maharashtra ?

a) Swang

b) Tamasha

c) Mukna

d) none of the above

248)

Consider the following statements regarding Kalamkari painting :

1.It is an ancient style of hand painting done on cotton fabric.

2.It makes use of only natural colours or vegetable dyes.

3.It is concentrated mainly in AndhraPradesh.


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

249) Raja Ravi Verma who created oil paintings combining Indian elements with the realistic effects introduced by the Colonialists was from the state of

a) Kerala

b) TamilNadu

c) Telangana

d) Karnataka

250) Which form of painting is famous for using gold foils and semi-precious stones?

a) Tanjore Painting

b) Basholi Painting

c) Warli Painting

d) Kangra Painting

1) Natural gas is primarily composed of

a) methane

b) ethane

c) Butane

d) propane

2) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Cardamom hills - Kerala

2.Nallamala hills - AndhraPradesh

3.Lushai hills - Sikkim


a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

3) Which of the following is needed for the production of thyroid hormones in the human body ?

a) Iron

b) Iodine

c) Calcium

d) Zinc

4) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin.

2.Athelet's Foot is caused by bacteria.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

5) Turmeric is obtained from which part of the plant ?

a) Fruit

b) Leaf

c) Stem

d) Root

6) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Vitamin Source

1.Vitamin C - Pineapple

2.Vitamin A - Sweet Potatoe

3.Vitamin B6 - Chickpea


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

7) Which of the following is not correctly matched ? City Country

a) Alleppo - Syria

b) Shiraz - Iraq

c) Herat - Afghanistan

d) Bursa - Turkey

8) Which of the following are the topographic features produced by Vulcanicity ?

1.Cinder

2.Craters

3.Calderas


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

9) Which mineral occurs adundantly in the Earths crust ?

a) Bauxite

b) Manganese

c) Iron

d) Silica

10) Horse shoe shaped corals are called

a) Fringing reef

b) Barrier reef

c) Atoll

d) none of these

11) Coniferous forest is characterised by

a) short summer and long winter

b) short winter and long summer

c) short autumn and long winter

d) long autumn and short winter

12) Hydroponics refers to

a) a type of micro-irrigation

b) a method of growing plants without soil

c) a method to make plants salt - tolerant

d) none of the above

13) Which of the following are used in a TV remote ?

1.Sound waves

2.Micro waves

3.Radio waves

4.Infrared waves


a) 4 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) 2 and 4 only

14) Which of the following are asexual reproduction methods ?

1.Budding

2.Binary fission


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

15) Optical fibre works on the principle of

a) total internal reflection

b) refraction

c) scattering

d) interference

16) Some plants grow in places with moderate supply of water. They cant grow in places with too much water or too little water. Such plants are known as

a) Hydrophytes

b) Mesophytes

c) Xerophytes

d) none of the above

17) Which among the following state has the highest literacy rate compared to others , as per 2011 census ?

a) Nagaland

b) Goa

c) Tripura

d) Manipur

18) Majuli, world's largest river island is located in the state of


a) Assam

b) Nagaland

c) Manipur

d) Mizoram

19) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Waterfalls River

1.Dhuandhar - Mahanadi

2.Dudhsagar - Tapi

3.Duduma - Machkund


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

20) Which of the following rivers have their source in Himachal Pradesh ?

1.Jhelum

2.Chenab

3.Ravi 4.Beas


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 2,3 and 4 only

21) Which one of the following contains more than 90% of Indias coal reserves ?

a) Archean rocks

b) Dharwar rocks

c) Gondwana rocks

d) Cuddapah rocks

22) Which one of the following is used in the manufacture of gunpowder ?

a) sodium chloride

b) potassium nitrate

c) copper chloride

d) sodium carbonate

23) Which of the following respire through skin and lungs?

a) Fish

b) Insects

c) Frog

d) none of the above

24) Which one of the following is also known as blue-green algae ?

a) Cyanobacteria

b) Escherichia coli

c) Streptococcus

d) Clostridium

25) The principle behind the working of cooling system in a motor car is

a) Conduction

b) Convection

c) Radiation

d) none of the above

26) Which of the following are wireless technologies ?

1.EDGE

2.UMTS

3.LTE


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

27) Which of the South American countries are landlocked?

1.Bolivia

2.Peru

3.Paraguay

4.Uruguay


a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) 2 and 4

28) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? City River

a) London - Thames

b) Paris - Seine

c) Budapest - Tiber

d) Berlin - Spree

29) Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

a) low flat plains

b) hill slopes

c) desert margins

d) scrublands

30) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Device Quantity measured

1.Hygrometer - Humidity

2.Anemometer - Windspeed

3.Barometer - Atmospheric Pressure


a) 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

31) Which of the following are characteristic feature of tropical rainforest ?

1.High rainfall

2.High temperature

3.Species Richness


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

32) Which one of the following is a anti-tank missile ?

a) Nag

b) Rustom

c) Nishant

d) Danush

33) What makes a planet a dwarf planet ?   

1.distance from the Sun     2.shape and size


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

34) Oxidation is

1.Gain of oxygen      2.Gain of hydrogen      3.Loss of electrons


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) 1,2 and 3

35) The Islets of Langerhans are tiny clusters of cells scattered throughout the

a) Pancreas

b) Pineal gland

c) Thymus

d) Adrenal gland

36)

The sexual production in flowering plants involves

1.Pollination    2.Fertilization


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

37) Which one of the state is the largest (area wise) among the following ?

a) Haryana

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Punjab

d) Kerala

38) Which of the following are correctly matched ? District State

1.Sundargarh - Odisha   2.Ratnagiri - Maharashtra   3.Chhindwara - Rajasthan


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

39) The areas most prone to earthquakes in India are

a) Himalayas

b) Central India

c) Indo-Gangetic region

d) Peninsular region

40) Indian soils are generally deficient in 1.Nitrogen 2.Humus

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

41) Monsoons are seasonal winds which blow from

1.sea to land during summer   2.land to sea during winter

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

42) The Asteroid belt in the Solar system is located between the orbits of the planets

a) Mars and Earth

b) Mercury and Venus

c) Jupiter and Saturn

d) Mars and Jupiter

43) Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM), Barak 8 was jointly developed by India and

a) USA

b) France

c) Russia

d) Israel

44) Which of the following are correct ? 

1.Generally metals are malleable and ductile.    2.Generally metals are good conductors of heat and electricity.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2..

45) Citrus canker is a plant disease caused by

a) Bacteria

b) Fungi

c) Virus

d) Protozoa

46) Aral sea is situated between

a) Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

b) Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan

c) Kazakhstan and Russia

d) Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

47) Friction can be reduced by

1.lubrication   2.ball bearings


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

48) A deep valley characterised by steep step-like side slopes is

a) U shaped valley

b) Canyon

c) V shaped valley

d) Gorge

49) The element which is abundant in earths crust is

a) Iron

b) Aluminium

c) Silicon

d) Oxygen

50) Which drainage pattern has branching network similar to that of a tree?

a) Dendritic

b) Radial

c) Trellised

d) Centripetal

51) Tropical cyclones form over the

1.Atlantic ocean   2.Pacific ocean   3.Indian ocean


a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

52) Which one of the following is incorrect regarding Astra missile ?

a) It is indigenously developed missile.

b) It is an air-to-air missile.

c) It is two-stage solid fuelled missile.

d) It is an all weather beyond-visual-range missile.

53) Which one of the following planet and its moon(natural satellite) is incorrectly matched ? Mars - Phobos Saturn - Titan Jupiter - Europa Uranus - Callisto

a) Mars - Phobos

b) Saturn - Titan

c) Jupiter - Europa

d) Uranus - Callisto

54) Separation of grains from chaff is called

1.threshing   2.winnowing


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) 1,2 and 3

55) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Hydrogen bomb works on the principle of nuclear fusion.  2.Hydrogen bomb is also known as thermonuclear bomb.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

56) Which one of the following regulates endocrine glands ?

a) Pituitary Gland

b) Thyroid Gland

c) Adrenal Gland

d) Parathyroid gland

57) Which of the following states share border with Myanmar ?

1.Nagaland   2.Mizoram   3.Tripura   4.Manipur


a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 2,3 and 4 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

58) Which of the following are correctly matched ? 

1.Barak Valley - Assam   2.Nira Valley - Madhya Pradesh   3.Kangra Valley - Himachal Pradesh


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

59) The problem of reh in Punjab, Haryana and UttarPradesh is caused by

a) Soil erosion

b) Canal irrigation

c) overgrazing

d) none of them

60) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Badland Topography is a characteristic feature of Chambal valley.   2.Chambal river is tributary of the Yamuna river.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

61) Thick deposits of glacial clay in the Kashmir valley is known as

a) Duns

b) Karewas

c) Duars

d) Cho

62) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Tejas - Light Combat Aircraft

2.INS Kalvari - Submarine

3.Dhruv - Ballistic Missile


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) 1,2 and 3

63) The objective of Cassini-Huygens mission was to study the planet

a) Mars

b) Saturn

c) Pluto

d) Venus

64) Rusting of metals can be prevented by

1.coating with paint or grease   2.galvanisation   3.chrome plating


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

65) Which one of the following is the nitrogen fixing bacteria present in the nodules of the roots of leguminous plants ?

a) Vibrio

b) Anabaena

c) Rhizobium

d) Nostoc

66) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Vitamin Deficiency Disease

1.Vitamin D - Rickets   2.Vitamin K - Haemorrhage   3.Vitamin B 5 - Pellagra


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

67) Lebanon shares borders with

1.Turkey   2.Syria   3.Israel   4.Jordan

Select the correct answer from the code given below :


a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,3 and 4 only

d) 2,3 and 4 only

68) Which one of the following is the deepest lake ?

a) Baikal

b) Balkash

c) Malawi

d) Victoria

69) Which one of the following is the most destructive seismic wave ?

a) Primary waves

b) Secondary waves

c) Surface Waves

d) none of them

70) Ozonosphere is part of

a) Troposphere

b) Stratosphere

c) Mesosphere

d) Thermosphere

71) Which of the following are correct?

1.Rift valleys are created by tectonic activity.

2.Rift valleys are found only on land surface


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

72) What is NAVSTAR ? space observatory mission to study the planet Neptune supercomputer global positioning system

a) space observatory

b) mission to study the planet Neptune

c) supercomputer

d) global positioning system

73) Which of the following are correct ?

1.K 15 or Sagarika is a nuclear-capable submarine launched ballistic missile.

2.K15 has a operational range of 250 kilometres.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

74) Which of the following diseases are caused by Bacteria ?

1.Leprosy   2.Diphtheria   3.Rubella   4.Tetanus


a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1,2 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 4 only

d) 1,3 and 4 only

75) Which of the following are used as moderators in Nuclear reactors ?

1.Light water   2.Graphite   3.Heavy water   4.Beryllium


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1,2 and 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

76) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Photosynthesis takes place only during daytime.

2.Only green plants produce food through photosynthesis.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

77) Jammu and Kashmir shares border with

1.Punjab

2.Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand


a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

78) Bailadila is

1.famous for iron ore reserves

2.located in the state of Chhattisgarh


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

79) Which one of the following is not a tributary of river Krishna ?

a) Koyna

b) Bhima

c) Tungabhadra

d) Pranhita

80) Which Soil group is also called Regur ?

a) Laterite soil

b) Black soil

c) Red soil

d) Desert soil

81) Which of the following are the characteristic features of Himalayas ?

1.high altitude

2.snow capped mountains

3.youthful drainage


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

82) Which forest are known as Monsoon type of forest ?

a) Tropical evergreen forest

b) Deciduous forest

c) Tidal forest

d) Mountain forest

83) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Port Towns State

1.Krishnapatnam - AndhraPradesh

2.Redi - Kerala

3.Dahej - Gujarat


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

84) Jaduguda mines known for its uranium deposits is located in the state of

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Chhattisgarh

c) Odisha

d) Jharkhand

85) According to 2011 census, which among the following has the lowest population density?

a) Arunachal Pradesh

b) Jammu and Kashmir

c) Mizoram

d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

86) Galvanization is the coating of which one of the following on iron , to prevent rusting ?

a) Copper

b) Lead

c) Zinc

d) Tin

87) Heavy water is used in nuclear reactors as

1.coolant

2.neutron-moderator


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

88) Which of the following are toxic/poisonous gases?

1.Fluorine

2.Chlorine

3.Carbon monoxide

4.Nitrogen dioxide


a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1,3 and 4 only

c) 2,3 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

89) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Neoprene - antibiotic

2.Trichoderma - biopesticide

3.Rayon - synthetic fiber


a) 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

90) Scabies an itchy , highly contagious skin disease is caused by

a) bacteria

b) fungus

c) mite

d) protozoa

91) Horse latitudes stretch from

a) 10 to 20 degree north and south of the equator

b) 15 to 25 degree north and south of the equator

c) 30 to 35 degree north and south of the equator

d) none of the above

92) Consider the following :

1.During equinox, day and night are of equal length.

2.Equinox occur twice a year.

3.The spring equinox occur on 21 March and autumn equinox occur on 22 September.

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1,2 and 3

93) Which one of the following is not a current of Atlantic Ocean ?

a) Caribbean current

b) b .)Humboldt current

c) Florida current

d) Labrador current

94) Bandar Abbas is a port city of

a) Iran

b) Iraq

c) UAE

d) Oman

95) Valdes Peninsula is located in

a) Peru

b) Argentina

c) Canada

d) Mexico

96) Ozone gas is

1.colourless   2.odourless


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

97) Which is not a determining factor of the climate ?

a) Latitude

b) Longitude

c) Land and Sea contrasts

d) Relief Features

98) The speed of sound is maximum in

a) solids

b) liquids

c) gases

d) both a and c

99) Which colour has the highest wavelength in the visible spectrum ?

a) violet

b) blue

c) Indigo

d) red

100) Antibiotics are made from 1.fungi 2.bacteria

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) both 1 and 2

d) neither 1 nor 2

Important

Questions will be updated shortly.

1) The first to come up with the idea of Constituent Assembly for India was

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Ambedkar

c) S.A.Dange

d) M.N.Roy

2) The Constitution Assembly was constituted in November 1946 under the scheme formulated by

a) August Offer

b) Cripps Proposals

c) Cabinet Mission Plan

d) Mountbatten Plan

3) The Constituent Assembly held its first meeting on

a) 6-Nov-46

b) 9-Nov-46

c) 6-Dec-46

d) December 9,1946

4) Who was elected as the temporary President of Constituent Assembly?

a) Sachchidanand Sinha

b) Hc Mukherjee

c) Rajendra Prasad

d) Sa Dange

5) Who was appointed as the Constitutional advisor to the Constituent Assembly?

a) Ambedkar

b) Bn Rau

c) Hc Mukherjee

d) N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar

6) Who was the Chairman of the Union Powers Committee appointed by Constituent Assembly?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Vallabhbhai Patel

c) Km Munshi

d) Rajendra Prasad

7) Who was the Chairman of the Committee for Negotiating with States appointed by the Constituent Assembly?

a) Km Munshi

b) Vallabhbhai Patel

c) Rajendra Prasad

d) Jawaharlal Nehru

8)

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? Parts of the Constitution Subjects Dealt

1.Part III - Fundamental Rights

2.Part VI - The State Governments

3.Part XV - Tribunals

4.Part XXI - Temporary Provisions


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

9) The advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court was borrowed from the Constitution of

a) Canada

b) Usa

c) Uk

d) France

10)

The 71st Amendment of the Constituion (1992) added which of the following languages to the Eighth Schedule?

1.Konkani   2.Sindhi   3.Nepali   4.Manipuri 


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1,2 And 4 Only

c) 1,3 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

11) In which one of the following case the Supreme Court introduced the basic structure of the Constituion concept?

a) Golaknath Case

b) Kesavananda Bharati Case

c) Minerva Mills Case

d) Champakam Dorairjan Case

12) Who described Indian Constitution as "co-operative federalism"?

a) Kc Wheare

b) Morris Jones

c) Granville Austin

d) Ivor Jennings

13) With respect to the description of the Indian Constitution by various legal experts, which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

1.Quasi-federal - KC Wheare

2.Bargaining federalism - Morris Jones

3.Federation with a centralising tendency - Ivor Jennings


a) 3 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

14) The Preamble to the Indian Constituion is based on the Objectives Resolution which was drafted by

a) Mahatma Gandhi

b) Ambedkar

c) Jawaharlal Nehru

d) Bn Rau

15) The Constitution of India was adopted on

a) 26-Nov-49

b) 9-Dec-49

c) 26-Jan-50

d) None Of The Above

16) The elections are to be on the basis of adult suffrage is provided in

a) Article 324

b) Article 325

c) Article 326

d) Article 327

17) The Preamble has been amended

a) Once

b) Twice

c) Thrice

d) None Of The Above

18) India became the member of United Nations in

a) 1945

b) 1950

c) 1960

d) 1992

19) The term secular was added to the preamble of the Constitution by

a) 1St Constitutional Amendment Act

b) 42Nd Constitutional Amendment Act

c) 44Th Constitutional Amendment Act

d) 73Rd Constitutional Amendment Act

20) The voting age was reduced from 21 years to 18 years by

a) 42Nd Constitutional Amendment Act

b) 44Th Constitutional Amendment Act

c) 61St Constitutional Amendment Act

d) 64Th Constitutional Amendment Act

21) With respect to States in India , Article 3 authorises the Parliament to

1.increase their area

2.diminish their area

3.alter their boundaries

4.alter their names


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1,2 And 3 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

22) The formation of new states in India is done by

a) Executive Resolution

b) Enacting A Law Through Simple Majority In Loksabha

c) Enacting A Law Through Simple Majority In Parliament

d) Enacting A Law Through Special Majority In Parliament

23) Which princely state was integrated with India through police action?

a) Junagarh

b) Hyderabad

c) Jammu & Kashmir

d) Rajkot

24) Which one of the following was the earliest to be appointed to look into the issue of reorganisation of states on linguistic basis?

a) Sk Dhar Commission

b) Jvp Committee

c) Fazl Ali Commission

d) Dinesh Goswami Committee

25) The first linguistic state Andhra was created in the year

a) 1950

b) 1951

c) 1953

d) 1956

26) Who was not part of the three - member States Reorganisation Commission appointed to decide on the reorganisation of states on linguistic basis?

a) Fazl Ali

b) Km Munshi

c) Hn Kunzru

d) Km Panikkar

27) Based on the recommendations of States Reorganisation Act (1956), 14 states were created. Which one of the following was not among them?

a) Madhya Pradesh

b) Himachal Pradesh

c) Assam

d) Punjab

28) Which one of the following provided for the establishment of Reserve Bank of India?

a) Indian Councils Act Of 1909

b) Government Of India Act Of 1919

c) Government Of India Act Of 1935

d) None Of The Above

29) The Fourth Schedule deals with

a) Autonomy Of Jammu And Kashmir

b) Allotment Of Seats In The Rajya Sabha

c) Land Reforms

d) Disqualification Of Members Of Parliament

30) The provision Procedure established by Law was borrowed from the Constituion of

a) Usa

b) Russia

c) Japan

d) Australia

31) Apart from the provision  By Birth, what are the other means of acquiring Indian citizenship?

1.By Descent

2.By Registration

3.By Naturalisation

4.By Incorporation of Territory


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

32) Indian Citizen can loose his Citizenship by

1.Renunciation   2.Termination   3.Deprivation


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

33) Which one of the following is known as the Magna Carta of India?

a) Preamble

b) Fundamental Rights

c) Directive Principles

d) Fundamental Duties

34) The Right to Property was deleted from the list of Fundamental Rights by

a) Executive Order

b) Act Of Parliament

c) Constitutional Amendment

d) Supreme Court Verdict

35) With respect to Fundamental Rights, consider the following statements :

1.Fundamental Rights are not available to foreigners.

2.Fundamental Rights are qualified.

3.Fundamental Rights are justiciable.

Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 3 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

36) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Equality of opportunity in public employment - Article 15

2.Abolition of untouchability - Article 16

3.Protection of life and personal liberty - Article 21


a) 3 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

37) Protection of language, script and culture of minorities is included in

a) Article 27

b) Article 28

c) Article 29

d) Article 30

38) Which one of the following deals with Preventive Detention?

a) Article 20

b) Article 21

c) Article 22

d) Article 23

39) Which amendment provided for the establishment of common High Court for two or more states?

a) 5Th Amendment Act ,1955

b) 7Th Amendment Act , 1956

c) 10Th Amendment Act , 1961

d) 15Th Amendment Act, 1963

40) The provision for Separate electorate for Muslims was provided in

a) Indian Councils Act Of 1909

b) Government Of India Act Of 1919

c) Government Of India Act Of 1935

d) None Of The Above

41) Which one of the following was considered by Dr Ambedkar as the most important Article of the Constitution?

a) Article 21

b) Article 32

c) Article 356

d) Article 368

42) Who can empower any court other than Supreme Court and High Courts to issue writs?

a) Supreme Court

b) President

c) Parliament

d) There Is No Such Provision In The Constitution

43) Which writ is considered as bulwark of individual liberty against arbitrary detention?

a) Habeas Corpus

b) Mandamus

c) Prohibition

d) Quo-Warranto

44) The writ of Mandamus can be issued to

1.Public Officials   2.Private individuals


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

45) Consider the following statements :

1.The writ Certiorari means to be certified or to be informed.

2.The writ Certiorari is both preventive and curative.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

46) Who is empowered by the Constitution to restrict the fundamental rights of members of armed forces and police forces?

a) Parliament

b) President

c) Supreme Court

d) There Is No Such Provision In The Constitution

47) The first Backward Classes Commission (1953) was headed by

a) Kaka Kalelkar

b) Indrajit Gupta

c) K Santhanam

d) Rajamannar

48) Which one of the following is not a subject in the State List?

a) Public Order

b) Betting And Gambling

c) Taxes On Mineral Rights

d) Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

49) Which amendment made it compulsory for the President to give his assent to a Constitutional Amendment Bill?

a) 21St Amendment Act

b) 24Th Amendment Act

c) 27Th Amendment Act

d) 28Th Amendment Act

50) Which of the following provided for the setting up of Federal Court?

a) Indian Councils Act Of 1909

b) Government Of India Act Of 1919

c) Government Of India Act Of 1935

d) None Of The Above

51) Which of the following was described by Ambedkar as novel features of Indian Constitution?

a) Fundamental Rights

b) Directive Principles

c) Fundamental Duties

d) Writ Jurisdiction

52) Article 40 of Directive Principles deals with

a) Promotion Of Cottage Industries

b) Organisation Of Village Panchayats

c) Promotion Of Educational Interests Of Weaker Sections

d) Prevention Of Concentration Of Wealth

53) Which of the following Directive Principles are considered as Liberal-Intellectual Principles ? 

1.Uniform Civil Code

2.Protection of environment

3.Participation of workers in the management of industries

4.Separation of judiciary from the executive


a) 1 And 4 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

54) Equal pay for equal work for men and women is included in the

a) Article 38

b) Article 39

c) Article 41

d) Article 42

55) Which one of the following is incorrect regarding Directive Principles?

a) They Are Positive In Nature.

b) Their Objective Is To Create A Socio-Economic Democracy.

c) They Are Justiciable.

d) They Are Borrowed From The Irish Constitution.

56) The Fundamental Duties were incorporated into the Constitution based on the recommendations of

a) Dinesh Goswami Committee

b) Swaran Singh Committee

c) Santhanam Committee

d) Abid Hussain Committee

57) Fundamental Duties became part of the Constitution in the year

a) 1965

b) 1971

c) 1976

d) 1978

58) Which part of the Constitution deals with Fundamental Duties?

a) Part Iv

b) Part Iv A

c) Part V

d) Part V A

59) Which amendment incorporated Goa, Daman and Diu in the Indian Union?

a) 11Th Amendment Act

b) 12Th Amendment Act

c) 13Th Amendment Act

d) 14Th Amendment Act

60) Economic and Social Planning is included in the

a) Union List

b) State List

c) Concurrent List

d) None Of The Above

61) Consider the following statements :

1.Fundamental Duties are confined to citizens only.

2.Fundamental Dutied are non-justiciable.

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

62) Which one of the following is not a fundamental duty enshrined in Article 51 A?

a) Promote Spirit Of Common Brotherhood

b) Develop Scientific Temper

c) Payment Of Taxes

d) Protect Natural Environment

63) An amendment of the Constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a bill in

1.Lok Sabha       2.Rajya Sabha


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

64) Which of the following is incorrect regarding the amendment of the Constitution?

a) The Bill For The Amendment Of The Constitution Requires Prior Permission Of The President.

b) The Bill Must Be Passed In Each House Of The Parliament By A Special Majority.

c) There Is No Provision For Joint Sitting Of Two Houses Of Parliament In Case Of Disagreement .

d) The President Cannot Withhold His Assent To The Bill.

65) The amendments to which of the following provisions in the Constitution are outside the scope of Article 368 ?

1.Creation of Legislative Councils in states.

2.Delimitation of Constituencies.

3.Quorum in Parliament.


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

66) The amendment of federal provisions of the Constitution requires ratification by the legislatures of

a) Half Of The States

b) One-Third Of The States

c) One-Fourth Of The States

d) One-Sixth Of The States

67) The amendments to which of the following provisions in the Constitution requires the consent of States ?

1.Election of the President

2.Fundamental Rights

3.Supreme Court

4.Representation of states in Parliament


a) 4 Only

b) 1,2 And 4

c) 1,3 And 4

d) 1,2,3 And 4

68) Which Supreme Court Judge of India (later Cheif Justice) played an important role in introducing Public Interest Litigation?

a) M Patanjali Sastri

b) An Ray

c) Pn Bhagwati

d) Ranganath Misra

69) Procedure for amendment of the Constituiton was borrowed form the Constitution of

a) Australia

b) South Africa

c) Ireland

d) Usa

70) Part XVII of the Constitution deals with

a) Tribunals

b) Emergency Provisions

c) Srevices Under Union And States

d) Official Language

71) Who described the Parliamentary system as "cabinet system"?

a) Av Dicey

b) Ivor Jennings

c) Kc Wheare

d) Morris Jones

72) Which article deals with "Collective Responsibility"?

a) Article 63

b) Article 75

c) Article 76

d) Article 78

73) The Oath of Secrecy to the Union Ministers is administered by the

a) President

b) Chief Justice Of India

c) Prime Minister

d) Loksabha Speaker/Rajyasabha Chairman

74) Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of Federal Government?

a) Dual Government

b) Rigid Constitution

c) No Division Of Powers

d) Written Constitution

75) The Indian federal system is based on

a) American Model

b) Canadian Model

c) British Model

d) Australian Model

76) Which one of the following countries has federal government?

a) Uk

b) France

c) Japan

d) Switzerland

77) Who is empowered to make laws with respect to residuary subjects in India?

a) President

b) Parliament

c) Union Cabinet

d) Respective State Governments

78) Which Article includes the provision that the Parliament can make laws on matters in the Sate List for implementing the international treaties?

a) Article 250

b) Article 251

c) Article 252

d) Article 253

79) Which one of the following subject is not in the Union List?

a) Census

b) Insurance

c) Education

d) Organisation Of High Courts

80) Which Act created the office of Secretary of State for India?

a) Charter Act Of 1853

b) Government Of India Act Of 1858

c) Indian Councils Act Of 1861

d) Indian Councils Act Of 1909

81) Sarkaria Commission was a three  member Commission on Centre-State relations. Apart from RS Sarkaria, who were the other members ?

1.B Sivaraman   2.SR Sen   3.Sumitra KulKarni


a) 1 And 2

b) 1 And 3

c) 2 And 3

d) None Of The Above

82) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Article 262 - Adjudication of inter-state water disputes

2.Article 263 - Inter-State Council 3.Article 267 - Contingency Fund


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 2 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

83) The VP Singh government appointed the inter-state council in the year

a) 1989

b) 1990

c) 1991

d) 1992

84) Who is the Chairman of the Zonal Councils?

a) Prime Minister

b) Home Minister

c) Finance Minister

d) Cabinet Secretary

85) The proclamation of National Emergency must be approved by the Parliament within

a) Six Weeks

b) One Month

c) Two Months

d) 14 Days

86) A resolution of disapproval of National Emergency needs to be passed by the 1.Lok Sabha 2.Rajya Sabha

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

87) Till now National Emergency has been declared

a) Once

b) Twice

c) Thrice

d) Four Times

88) Which amendment made the President bound by the advise of the Cabinet?

a) 38Th Amendment Act

b) 39Th Amendment Act

c) 42Nd Amendment Act

d) 44Th Amendment Act

89) Which part of the Constitution deals with Union Territories?

a) Part V

b) Part Vi

c) Part Vii

d) Part Viii

90) Which amendment replaced internal disturbance by armed rebellion with respect to National Emergency?

a) 42Nd Amendment Act

b) 43Rd Amendment Act

c) 44Th Amendment Act

d) None Of The Above

91) The maximum period prescribed for operation of Presidents Rule (Article 356) is

a) Six Months

b) 1 Year

c) 3 Years

d) There Is No Maximum Period

92) The Presidents Rule was imposed for the first time in which state?

a) Kerala

b) Punjab

c) Tamil Nadu

d) Uttar Pradesh

93) Ambedkar wanted which article to remain as a "dead-letter"?

a) Article 352

b) Article 355

c) Article 356

d) Article 360

94) What is the maximum period Financial Emergency can remain in operation?

a) Six Months

b) 1 Year

c) 3 Years

d) There Is No Maximum Period

95) Which of the following statement/s is/are correct ?

1.The Presidential satisfaction in proclaiming financial emergency is subject to judicial review.

2.The proclamation of financial emergency needs to approved by Parliament within two months from the date of its proclamation.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

96) Which of the following statements are correct ?

1.Article 370 grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

2.Jammu and Kashmir is the only state to enjoy special status.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

97) According to J&K Constitution, which of the following is/are official language/s?

a) Urdu

b) Hindi

c) Ladakhi

d) Both A And C

98) The Jurisdiction of Parliament with respect to J&K is limited to the matters in

1.Union List   2.Concurrent List   3.State List


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

99) Which amendment led to the provision of electoral college for the election of Vice-President?

a) 10Th Amendment Act

b) 11Th Amendment Act

c) 12Th Amendment Act

d) 15Th Amendment Act

100) Which one of the following features was not borrowed from the Australian Constitution?

a) Concurrent List

b) Freedom Of Trade And Commerce

c) Joint Sitting Of Two Houses Of Parliament

d) Election Of Members Of Rajya Sabha

101) In order to be eligible for election as President, he/she should have completed

a) 25 Years Of Age

b) 30 Years Of Age

c) 35 Years Of Age

d) 40 Years Of Age

102) Which article deals with procedure for impeachment of the President?

a) Article 59

b) Article 60

c) Article 61

d) Article 62

103) Which one of the following is incorrect regarding the impeachment of President?

a) The President Can Be Removed For Violation Of The Constitution.

b) The Impeachment Charges Against President Can Be Initiated By Either House Of Parliament.

c) The Impeachment Charges Should Be Signed By 50 Members Of The House That Framed The Charges.

d) A Notice Of 14 Days Should Also Be Given To The President.

104) Which article deals with ordinance - making power of the president?

a) Article 121

b) Article 123

c) Article 131

d) Article 133

105) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The Ordinance -making power of President is not a parallel power of legislation.

2.The Ordinance promulgated by President can be retrospective.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

106) Which of the following are correct regarding Pardoning power of the President (Article 72) ?

1.The Pardoning power should be exercised by the President on the advice of the Union Cabinet.

2.The Pardoning power of the President is subject to judicial review.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

107) Which of the following have occupied the office of President more than once?

a) Rajendra Prasad

b) S Radhakrishnan

c) Zakir Hussain

d) None Of The Above

108) The office of Vice-President of India is modelled on the lines of office of Vice-president of

a) France

b) Usa

c) South Africa

d) Australia

109) Which of the following is correct ?

1.The Vice-president acts as the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

2.No ground has been mentioned in the Constitution for the removal of Vice-President.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

110) Next to Uttar Pradesh, which states occupy second and third position with respect to number of seats in Lok Sabha?

a) Maharashtra And Bihar

b) Maharashtra And West Bengal

c) Maharashtra And Andhrapradesh

d) Bihar And Andhrapradesh

111) Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

1.The Constitution does not provide specific procedure for the selection and appointment of Prime Minister.

2.The salary and allowances of Prime Minister are determined by the Parliament.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

112) Which Article deals with the communication between President and Prime Minister regarding the administration?

a) Article 76

b) Article 77

c) Article 78

d) Article 79

113) Who is the chairman of National Integration Council?

a) President

b) Prime Minister

c) Home Minister

d) Retired Supreme Court Judge

114) A Union Minister has the

1.right to speak in both the Houses of Parliament

2.right to vote in both the Houses of Parliament Which of the above statements are correct ?


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

115) Which of the following served as Deputy Prime Minister ?

1.Vallabhbhai Patel   2.Morarji Desai   3.Indira Gandhi


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) 1 And 2

d) 1,2 And 3

116) Who is the Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee?

a) Prime Minister

b) Home Minister

c) Finance Minister

d) Commerce Minister

117) Who is the head of the civil service?

a) Cabinet Secretary

b) Principal Secretary To Prime Minister

c) Secretary, Ministry Of Personnel

d) None Of The Above

118) Which Act laid the foundation of Central Administration?

a) Regulating Act Of 1773

b) Pitts India Act Of 1784

c) Charter Act Of 1833

d) Government Of India Act Of 1858

119) Forms of Affirmations is included in

a) First Schedule

b) Second Schedule

c) Third Schedule

d) Fourth Schedule

120) The power of President to consult Supreme Court is the subject matter of

a) Article 140

b) Article 141

c) Article 142

d) Article 143

121) The maximum strength of Rajya Sabha is fixed at

a) 250

b) 248

c) 245

d) 243

122) The maximum strength of Lok Sabha is fixed at

a) 552

b) 550

c) 545

d) 543

123) The Rajya Sabha was established in the year

a) 1948

b) 1950

c) 1951

d) 1952

124) The disqualification of member of Parliament are laid down in the

1.Constitution   2.Representation of People Act (1951)


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

125) Which of the following are correct ?

1.To contest Lok Sabha, one should not be less than 30 years of age.

2.To contest Rajya Sabha , one should not be less than 35 years of age.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

126) The seat of member of a Parliament can be declared vacant if he is absent from the meetings of the respective House to which he belongs without permission for a period of

a) 30 Days

b) 60 Days

c) 6 Weeks

d) 90 Days

127) The date of election of Lok Sabha Speaker is fixed by

a) Parliament

b) President

c) Cheif Justice Of India

d) Speaker Of The Previous Loksabha

128) Consider the following functionaries :

1.Cabinet Secretary

2.Chief Election Commissioner

3.Cheif Justice of India

4.Union Cabinet Ministers

Their correct sequence, in the Order of Precedence is :


a) 4-3-2-1

b) 3-4-2-1

c) 3-2-4-1

d) 4-2-3-1

129) Which Schedule of the Constitution needs to be amended, if a new state is to be created?

a) First

b) Second

c) Third

d) Fourth

130) Which amendment made elementary education a fundamental right?

a) 65Th Amendment Act

b) 71St Amendment Act

c) 86Th Amendment Act

d) 87Th Amendment Act

131) Who presides over the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament , if Speaker is absent?

a) Chairman, Rajya Sabha

b) Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha

c) Person Appointed By President

d) Person Appointed By Loksabha

132) The salary and allowance of Speaker is

1.fixed by the Parliament

2.charged on the Consolidated Fund of India

Which of the above are correct ?


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

133) The Secretary-General of LokSabha is appointed by

a) President

b) Parliament

c) Speaker

d) Upsc

134) Which of the statements are correct ?

1.The President summons each House of the Parliament.

2.The Parliament should meet atleast twice a year.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

135) The termination of sitting of a Parliament for an indefinite period is known as

a) Adjournment

b) Dissolution

c) Prorogation

d) Adjournment Sine Die

136) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Zero Hour is not mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.

2.Zero Hour is an Indian innovation and exist as a device of Parliamentary Proceedings since 1962.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

137) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The reasons for adopting Censure motion need not be stated in the LokSabha.

2.Censure motion can be moved against individual minister only.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

138) Which Article deals with Money Bill?

a) Article 108

b) Article 110

c) Article 111

d) Article 112

139) The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by

a) First Amendment

b) Ninth Amendment

c) Forty Second Amendment

d) Forty Fourth Amendment

140) Who among the following was never the Lok Sabha Speaker?

a) Hukam Singh

b) Baliram Bhagat

c) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

d) Ashok Desai

141) Which of the following statements are correct ?

1.Money Bill can be introduced only in the LokSabha.

2.Prior recommendation of President is not required for introducing Money Bill.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

142) The joint sitting of two Houses of Parliament is the subject matter of

a) Article 102

b) Article 105

c) Article 107

d) Article 108

143) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?

1.Article 112 - Annual Financial Statement

2.Article 169 - State Legislative Councils

3.Article 223 - Appointment of District Judges


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

144) Which one of the following is considered to be a blank cheque given to the Executive by LokSabha?

a) Vote On Account

b) Vote Of Credit

c) Token Grant

d) Excess Grant

145) Who is empowered to enlarge the jurisdiction of Supreme Court with respect to any matter included in the Union List of legislative powers?

a) President

b) Cheif Justice Of India

c) Parliament

d) President In Consultation With Cheif Justice Of India

146) The Chairman of which one of the following committee is selected from the Opposition?

a) Public Accounts Committee

b) Estimates Committee

c) Committee On Public Undertakings

d) Business Advisory Committee

147) Which one of the following committee was set up in 1950 on the recommendation of John Mathai committee?

a) Public Accounts Committee

b) Estimates Committee

c) Committee On Public Undertakings

d) None Of The Above

148) Which among the following states has the highest number of seats in RajyaSabha?

a) Bihar

b) West Bengal

c) Odisha

d) Tamil Nadu

149) The first Finance Minister of Independent India was

a) Rk Shanmukham

b) John Mathai

c) Cd Deshmukh

d) Tt Krishnamachari

150) Tenth Schedule also known as Anti-defection Act was added by

a.)48th Amendment Act   b.)50th Amendment Act   b.)51st Amendment Act   d.)52nd Amendment Act


a) 48Th Amendment Act

b) 50Th Amendment Act

c) 51St Amendment Act

d) 52Nd Amendment Act

151) The maximum strength of Supreme Court Judges (including Cheif Justice) at Present is

a) 28

b) 29

c) 30

d) 31

152) As per the Constitution the minimum age for appointment as a judge of Supreme Court is

a) 35 Years

b) 40 Years

c) 45 Years

d) None Of The Above

153) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The writ jurisdiction of High Court is wider than that of Supreme Court.

2.The Parliament can confer on Supreme Court the power to issue writs for other purposes.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

154) The phrase " Judicial Review " has been mentioned in

a) Article 12

b) Article 32

c) Article 226

d) None Of The Above

155) Which of the following have been Chief Justices of India ?

a.)Altamas Kabir   b.)S. Rajendra Babu   c.)Ramesh Chandra Lahoti   d.)T.S. Thakur


a) 1 And 4 Only

b) 1,2 And 3 Only

c) 2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2,3 And 4

156) Which one of the following provided for the appointment of same person as Governor for two or more states ?

a) 7Th Amendment Act

b) 14Th Amendment Act

c) 21St Amendment Act

d) 28Th Amendment Act

157) Which of the following qualifications are laid down in the Constitution for the appointment of a person as Governor ?

1.He should have completed 35 years of age.

2.He should be an outsider i.e. he should not hail from the state where he is appointed.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

158) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Article 155 - Appointment of Governor

2.Article 157 - Qualifications for appointment as Governor

3.Article 162 - Pardoning power of Governor


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

159) The Law Commission of India is usually appointed for a period of

a) 2 Years

b) 3 Years

c) 4 Years

d) 5 Years

160) The Law Commission of India is established by

a) Constitution

b) An Act Of Parliament

c) An Order Of Central Government

d) Convention

161) The duty of Chief Minister to communicate the decisions of Council of Ministers to Governor is the subject matter of

a) Article 163

b) Article 164

c) Article 167

d) Article 168

162) The office of Chief Secretary was created by

a) Canning

b) Wellesley

c) William Bentick

d) Dalhousie

163) Which of the following state does not have a Bicameral legislature?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Bihar

c) Maharashtra

d) Tamil Nadu

164) The maximum strength of State Legislative Assembly is fixed at

a) 500

b) 400

c) 368

d) 300

165) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The maximum strength of State Legislative Council is fixed at one-third of the total strength of the State Legislative Assembly.

2.The minimum strength of State Legislative Council is fixed at 40.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

166) The judges of a High Court are appointed by

a) President

b) Chief Justice Of India

c) Governor

d) Chief Justice Of Particular High Court

167) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The writ jurisdiction of High Court is not exclusive.

2.The writ jurisdiction of High Court is part of the basic structure of Constitution.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

168) Which of the following are correctly matched ? Name of High Court Seat of High Court

1.Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur

2.Kerala - Ernakulam

3.Odisha - Cuttack

4.Uttarakhand - Dehradun


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1,2 And 4 Only

d) 1,2 And 3 Only

169) Which of the following work under the administrative control of Ministry of Personnel ?

1.Union Public Service Commission

2.Central Bureau of Investigation

3.Central Administrative Tribunal


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

170) Department of Border Management comes under the

a) Ministry Of Defence

b) Ministry Of Home Affairs

c) Ministry Of Road Transport And Highways

d) Prime MinisterS Office

171) Which state was the first to establish Panchayati Raj?

a) Rajasthan

b) Odisha

c) Maharashtra

d) Karnataka

172) Which Committee recommended for the establishment of three-tier Panchayati Raj system?

a) Ashok Mehta Committee

b) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

c) Gvk Rao Committee

d) Lm Singhvi Committee

173) Which Committee recommended compulsory powers of taxation for Panchayat Raj institutions?

a) Ashok Mehta Committee

b) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

c) Santhanam Committee

d) None Of The Above

174) Which of the following statements are correct ?

1.Gram Sabha consist of all registered voters in the area of a Panchayat.

2.Gram Sabha is given constitutionl status by 73rd amendment act.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

175) Which of the following are correctly matched ?

1.Article 243 S - Wards Committees

2.Article 243 ZA - Finance Commission

3.Article 243 ZD - Committee for District Planning


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

176) The Executiv e of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is

a) Chief Commisioner

b) Administrator

c) Lt. Governor

d) Governor

177) Which one of the following finds a mention in the Constitution?

a) Indian Forest Service

b) Indian Foreign Service

c) All-India Medical Service

d) All-India Judicial Service

178) Which of the following were related to Civil Services related reforms ?

1.Alagh Committee   2.Chagla Commission   3.Hota Committee


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

179) Which Act introduced Dyarchy (dual scheme of governance)?

a) Government Of India Act , 1858

b) Government Of India Act, 1919

c) Government Of India Act, 1935

d) None Of The Above

180) Which Act Provided Special status to Delhi and renamed it as the National Capital Territory of Delhi?

a) 68Th Amendment Act

b) 69Th Amendment Act

c) 70Th Amendment Act

d) 71St Amendment Act

181) According to Fifth Schedule, who is empowered to declare an area as Scheduled Area?

a) President

b) Governor Of The Respective State

c) Central Government

d) Parliament

182) The 6th Schedule of the Constitution deals with administration of tribal areas in

a) Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura And Manipur

b) Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura And Mizoram

c) Assam,Meghalaya,Nagaland And Manipur

d) Assam,Meghalaya,Nagaland And Mizoram

183) Who headed the commission appointed in 1960 to look into the administration of Scheduled areas and welfare of the Scheduled tribes in the states?

a) Kothari

b) Dilip Singh Bhuria

c) Un Dhebar

d) Santhanam

184) The President appoints

1.Cheif Election Commissioner

2.Election Commissioners

3.Regional Election Commissioners


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

185) The Cheif Election Commissioner holds office for a

a) Term Of 6 Years Or Till The Age Of 62 Years

b) Term Of 5 Years Or Till The Age Of 65 Years

c) Term Of 6 Years Or Till The Age Of 65 Years

d) Term Of 5 Years Or Till The Age Of 62 Years

186) Article 371 G deals with special provision with respect to the state of

a) Mizoram

b) Sikkim

c) Manipur

d) Nagaland

187) Bankruptcy and insolvency is included in the

a) Union List

b) State List

c) Concurrent List

d) None Of The Above

188) Among the following who occupies the highest position in the order of precedence?

a) Chairman, Upsc

b) Attorney General Of India

c) Deputy Speaker, Loksabha

d) Cheif Election Commissioner

189) Electronics Corporation of India Limited is under the

a) Ministry Of Science And Technology

b) Ministry Of Communications And Information &Technology

c) Department Of Atomic Energy

d) None Of The Above

190) Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs comes under the

a) Ministry Of Home Affairs

b) Ministry Of Defence

c) Prime MinisterS Office

d) Cabinet Secretariat

191) Who is authorised by the Constitution to determine the conditions of service of Chairman and members of UPSC?

a) President

b) Parliament

c) Central Government

d) None Of The Above

192) Union Public Service Commission is a

1.Central Recruiting agency   2.Central Personnel agency


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

193) The Staff Seletion Commission was established in 1975 by

a) Constitutional Provision

b) An Act Of Parliament

c) An Order Of Central Government

d) None Of The Above

194) The chairman and members of State Public Service Commission hold office for a

a) Term Of 5 Years Or Till The Age Of 65 Years

b) Term Of 5 Years Or Till The Age Of 62 Years

c) Term Of 6 Years Or Till The Age Of 65 Years

d) Term Of 6 Years Or Till The Age Of 62 Years

195) The UPSC functions can be classified into

1.executive   2. regulatory   3.quasi-judicial


a) 1 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

196) The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in

a) Usa

b) Canada

c) Uk

d) South Africa

197) Dinesh Goswami Committee was related to

a) Police Reforms

b) Electoral Reforms

c) Civil Service Reforms

d) Criminal Justice Reforms

198) Lokayukta was established first in the state of

a) Rajasthan

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

d) Uttar Pradesh

199) The 98th Amendment Act deals with

a) Exchange Of Enclaves With Bangladesh

b) Formation Of National Judicial Appointments Commission

c) Functioning Of Co-Operatives

d) Development Of Hyderabad-Karnataka Region

200) National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention is under the administrative control of

a) Cabinet Secretariat

b) Prime MinisterS Office

c) Department Of Atomic Energy

d) Ministry Of Defence

201) The Finance Commission consists of

a) Chairman And Two Members

b) Chairman And Three Members

c) Chairman And Four Members

d) Chairman And Five Members

202) Who was the Chairman of first Finance Commission?

a) Kc Neogy

b) Ak Chanda

c) Rajamannar

d) Kc Pant

203) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Finance Commission is a quasi-judicial body.

2.Chairman and members of Finance Commission are not eligible for reappointment.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

204) Which of the following are Constitutional bodies ?

1.National Commission for Scheduled Castes

2.National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

3.National Human Rights Commission


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1,2 And 3

d) None Of Them

205) National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was bifurcated by which amendment?

a) 88Th Amendment Act

b) 89Th Amendment Act

c) 90Th Amendment Act

d) 91St Amendment Act

206) Which Article provides for the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

a) Article 145

b) Article 146

c) Article 147

d) Article 148

207) Which of the following are correct ?

1.The CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) holds office for a period of six years or until the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. 2.The manner and grounds for removal of CAG is similar to the removal of judge of Supreme Court.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

208) Which of the following were the features of Government of India Act, 1919 ?

1.Bicameralism

2.Abolished Council of India

3.Grant of Franchise to limited number of people.

4.Created office of High commissioner for India in London.


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1,2 And 3 Only

c) 2,3 And 4 Only

d) 1,3 And 4 Only

209) The Principle of anonymity of civil servants goes with

a) Principle Of Neutrality

b) Principle Of Commitment

c) Principle Of Ministerial Responsibility

d) Principle Of Rationality

210) Which of the following rights of adivasis are recognized by the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act, 1996 ? 1.ownership of minor forest produce

2.management of minor water bodies


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

211) The Comptroller and Auditor General acts as the guide, friend and philosopher of

a) Estimates Comiittee

b) General Purpose Committee

c) Public Accounts Committee

d) Joint Parliamentary Committee

212) Who was the first Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

a) Narhari Rao

b) Ak Chanda

c) Ranganathan

d) Ak Roy

213) The Comptroller and Auditor General is considered as the agent of

a) President

b) Prime Minister

c) Union Cabinet

d) Parliament

214) Which of the following are correct ?

1.Article 76 provides for the office of Attorney General for India.

2.Attorney General is the highest law officer in the country.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

215) Which of the following regarding Attorney General is correct ?

1.His term of office is fixed by the Constitution.

2.He has the right of audience in all courts within India.

3.He has the right to speak in both the Houses of Parliament.


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 2 And 3 Only

c) 1 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

216) Which of the following are correct?

1.Article 165 provides for the office of Advocate General for the states.

2.The Advocate General of the State is appointed by the President.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

217) Which one of the following recommended Constitutional status for National Development Council?

a) Santhanam Committee

b) Sarkaria Commission

c) Kothari Committee

d) Bp Jeevan Reddy Commission

218) Which one of the following is incorrectly matched?

a) Articles Subject Matter

b) Article 86 - Special Address By The President

c) Article 93 - Speaker Of Loksabha

d) Article 112 - Annual Financial Statement

219) Which among the following was the first to recommend the institution of Lokpal?

a) National Police Commission

b) Commission On Centre-State Relations

c) Administrative Reforms Commission

d) Inter-State Council

220) National Green Tribunal Act (2010), draws inspiration from the Constitutional provision of

a) Article 12

b) Artcle 21

c) Article 46

d) Article 51 A

221) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was established by

a) Constitution

b) An Act Of Parliament

c) Executive Order

d) Resolution Of Cabinet Secretariat

222) The Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission should be

a) Retired Cheif Justice Of India

b) Judge Of Supreme Court

c) Judge Of Supreme Court Or High Court

d) Either A Or B

223) Which of the following regarding National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is/are correct ?

1.NHRC consists of Chairman and four members.

2.The chairman and members hold office for a term of five years or until the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

224) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was set up on the recommendation of

a) Santhanam Committee

b) Sarkaria Commission

c) Administrative Reforms Commission

d) National Development Council

225) The Central Bureau of Investigation (1963) was set up by a resolution of the

a) Cabinet Secretariat

b) Prime MinisterS Office

c) Ministry Of Personnel

d) Ministry Of Home Affairs

226) Who is empowered by Article 323 A for the setting up of administrative tribunals for adjudication of disputes related to public servants?

a) President

b) Parliament

c) Supreme Court

d) None Of Them

227) Who is considered as the "Father of All-India Services"?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Subash Chandra Bose

c) Vallabhbhai Patel

d) Ambedkar

228) The correct chronology of following committees on civil service reforms :

1.Kothari Committee   2.Surinder Nath Committee   3.Satish Chandra Committee


a) 1/2/2003

b) 1/3/2002

c) 2/1/2003

d) 2/3/2001

229) Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ? Articles Subject Matter

1.Article 267 - Contingency Fund

2.Article 312 - All-India Services

3.Article 346 - Official Language of the Union


a) 2 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 1 And 2 Only

d) 1,2 And 3

230) Which of the following regarding Central Information commission is incorrect ?

1.It is a statutory body.

2.It was established in the year 2003.

3.The first Cheif Information Commissioner of India was Wajahat Habibullah.


a) 3 Only

b) 1 And 2 Only

c) 2 Only

d) 2 And 3 Only

231) The first Chairman of Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC ) was

a) K Hanumanthaiah

b) Morarji Desai

c) Jagjivan Ram

d) C Rangarajan

232) The main objective of State Directorate is

a) Policy Making

b) Policy Implementation

c) Policy Evaluation

d) Both A And B

233) The Speaker is the ex-officio Chairman of the

1.Committee on Government assurances

2.Rules Committee


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

234) Who was the first person to have served as both an acting President and President of India?

a) Vv Giri

b) Mohammad Hidayatullah

c) Zail Singh

d) Zakir Hussain

235) Who selects the Cheif Secretary?

a) Cheif Minister

b) State Cabinet

c) Governor

d) President

236) Which of the following statements are correct ?

1.Hindi written in Devanagari script is the official language of the Union.

2.The official language for different States is not specified in the Constitution.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

237) Which of the following are correct ?

1.National Commission for Minorities was set up in the year 1993.

2.National Commission for Minorities is a statutory body.


a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 And 2

d) Neither 1 Nor 2

238) Who was the head of the National Commission to review the working of the Constitution?

a) Rs Sarkaria

b) Mn Venkatachaliah

c) Subash Kashyap

d) Lalit Mohan Sharma

239) 11th Schedule of the Constitution related to Panchayats contains

a) 18 Subjects

b) 21 Subjects

c) 27 Subjects

d) 29 Subjects

240) The post of Deputy Prime Minister

a) Is A Constitutional Post

b) Is A Statutory Post

c) Is By Convention

d) Is For Political Reasons

241) Who is hailed as father of local self-government in India?

a) William Bentick

b) Ripon

c) Mayo

d) Dalhousie

242) The powers and functions of Chief Secretary are provided by

a) Constitution

b) An Act Of Parliament

c) An Act Of State Legislature

d) Rules Of Business

243) Originally Indian Constitution had

a) 22 Parts, 395 Articles And 10 Schedules

b) 20 Parts, 395 Articles And 10 Schedules

c) 22 Parts, 395 Articles And 8 Schedules

d) 20 Parts, 395 Articles And 8 Schedules

244) In 1786, the first Board of Revenue was created in

a) Bengal

b) Madras

c) Bombay

d) United Provinces

245) Who is empowered to authorize withdrawal of funds from the Consolidated Fund of India?

a) President

b) Parliament

c) Finance Minister

d) Finance Secretary

246) The Directive Principles of State Policy are similar to the Instruments of Instructions included in the

a) Government Of India Act, 1858

b) Government Of India Act, 1935

c) Indian Independence Act, 1947

d) June 3Rd Plan

247) According to 73rd amendment, in case of dissolution of Panchayat before the expiry of five years, elections has to be held within a period

a) Of 6 Months

b) Of 3 Months

c) Decided By The State Election Commission

d) Decided By The Central Election Commission

248) The grounds of removal of Comptroller and Auditor General is similar to

a) Speaker Of Loksabha

b) Chairman Of Rajyasabha

c) Judge Of Supreme Court

d) None Of The Above

249) Which of the following is/are correctly matched ?

1.1858 Act - Secretary of State for India

2.1919 Act - Provincial Autonomy

3.1935 Act - Dyarchy at Centre


a) 1 Only

b) 1 and 3 Only

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 and 3

250) Which of the following statements regarding Lok Adalat are correct ?

1.The award/decision made by Lok Adalat is deemed to be a decree of a civil court.

2.There is no appeal against the award/decision of the Lok Adalat.

3.There is no court fee payable when a matter is filed in a Lok Adalat.


a) 1 And 2 Only

b) 1 And 3 Only

c) 2 And 3 Only

d) 1,2 And3

1) Gadgil  formula  is  related  to


a) allocation of central assistance for state plans

b) sharing of tax proceeds between states and centre

c) market borrowings

d) capital expenditure

2) Index  of  Industrial  Production   is  released  by  


a) Ministry of Commerce

b) Ministry of Finance

c) Central Statistical Organisation

d) Labour Bureau

3) The  rate  at  which  RBI  borrows  from  commercial   banks  is


a) Repo Rate

b) Reverse Repo Rate

c) Bank Rate

d) Base Rate

4) Who  was  the  Chairman  of  the  National  Income  Committee (1949) ?


a) KV Rao

b) PC Mahalanobis

c) C Subramanium

d) K Shanmugam

5) Global  Competitiveness  Report  is  released  by


a) World Economic Forum

b) World Bank

c) International Monetary Fund

d) OECD

6) Which  one  of  the  following  regarding  Non-Banking  Financial  Companies (NBFCs)  is  incorrect ?


a) NBFCs can accept demand deposits

b) NBFCs cannot issue checks

c) NBFC deposits dont have insurance cover

d) both a and b

7) Which  one  of  the  following  is  not  a  fiscal  measure    to  control  inflation ?


a) Increase in direct taxes

b) Decrease in indirect taxes

c) Demonetisation

d) Reducing expenditure

8) Tendulkar  Committee  is  related to


a) poverty

b) unemployment

c) drug abuse

d) labour welfare

9) The  period  of  unemployment   during  the  gap   when  people  change  from  one  job  to  another  is  called


a) structural unemployment

b) frictional unemployment

c) open unemployment

d) natural unemployment

10) Which  of  the  following  are  included  in  the  'Narrow  Money' ? 

1.Currency  with  the  public

2.Time  deposits

3.Demand  deposits


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

11) A-TUFS (Amended  Technology  Upgradation  Fund  Scheme)  is  related  to


a) Electronics

b) Textiles

c) Food Processing

d) Automobiles

12) Which  Five  Year  Plan  was  based  on  Mahalanobis  model ?


a) First

b) Second

c) Third

d) Fourth

13) Which  of  the  following  are  the  benefits  of  Foreign  Direct  Investment ?

1.Availability  of  capital

2.Transfer  of  Technology

3.Providing  skill  and  expertise


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

14) The  theme  of  12th  Five  Year  Plan  (2012-2017)  was


a) growth with justice and equity

b) balanced and inclusive growth

c) inclusive growth and women empowerment

d) faster ,more inclusive and sustainable growth

15) 'Most    Favoured   Nation'  concept  frequently  in  the  news  is  related  to


a) World Trade Organization

b) World Bank

c) International Monetary Fund

d) European Union

16) The  duration  of  Plan  Holiday  was  from


a) 1965 to 1968

b) 1966 to 1969

c) 1967 to 1969

d) 1964 to 1968

17) Which  plan  had  the  focus   'growth  with  justice  and  equity' ?


a) 8th five year plan

b) 9th five year plan

c) 10th five year plan

d) 11th five year plan

18) Which   sector  provides  the  largest  source  of  employment  next  to  agriculture ?


a) Textile

b) Tourism

c) Banking and Insurance

d) None of the above

19) The  first  Union  Budget  of  Independent  India  was  presented  by


a) John Mathai

b) Jawaharlal Nehru

c) RK Shanmukam Chetty

d) CR Rao

20) A  budgetary  deficit  means


a) capital expenditure is more than capital revenue

b) total expenditure is more than current revenue

c) total expenditure is more than total revenue

d) None of the above

21) Stagflation  means 


a) Inflation with growth

b) Deflation with growth

c) Inflation with depression

d) Deflation with depression

22) Foreign  currency  which  has  a  tendency  of  quick  migration  is


a) hot currency

b) soft currency

c) scarce currency

d) none of them

23) World  Economic  Outlook    report  is  released  by


a) International Monetary Fund

b) World Bank

c) World Economic Forum

d) World Trade Organization

24) Which  of  the  following  are  trade  protection  measures  taken  by  World  Trade  Organization  members ?

1.special  safeguard  mechanism

2.anti-dumping  duty

3.countervailing  measure

Select  the  correct  answer from  the code  given  below :


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

25) What  is  deflation ?


a) sudden fall in the value of domestic currency

b) sudden fall in the rate of inflation

c) decrease in the general price level of goods and services

d) none of the above

26) The  agricultural  commodity  from  India  with  largest  export  value  is 


a) Basmati Rice

b) Tea

c) Coffee

d) Spices

27) A  shift  in  the  pattern  of  industrialization  with  lower  emphasis  on  heavy  industries  and  higher  emphasis  on  infrastructure  began  with


a) fifth plan

b) sixth plan

c) seventh plan

d) eighth plan

28) The  Private  Transfers   which  comes  under  Current  Account  include

1.Remittances

2.Grants

3.Gifts

Select  the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below :


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

29) Which  one  of  the  following  does  not  come  under  Current  Account ?


a) Non-factor services

b) Remittances

c) Commercial Borrowings

d) Exports

30) What  is  American  Depository  receipts ?


a) Depository receipts raised by Indian Companies in American market

b) Depository receipts raised by American companies in Indian market

c) both a and b

d) None of the above

31) The  foreign  exchange  reserve  includes

1.Foreign  currency  assets

2.Gold

3.Special  Drawing  Right  holdings

4.Reserve  Tranche

Select  the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below :

 


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

32) Which  of  the  following  are correct ?

1.Special  Drawing  Right  (SDR)  is  both  an  exchange  rate  system  and  an  loan  arrangement.

2.SDR  is  also  known as  paper  gold. 


a) 1 only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

33) Which  one  of  the  following  is  not  a  Direct  Tax ?


a) Securities Transaction Tax

b) Service Tax

c) Wealth Tax

d) Income Tax

34) Which  of  the  following  are  considered  as  part  of   "fiscal  stimulus" ?

1.Tax  cuts

2.High  Government  Spending

3.Incentives

Select  the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below  :


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

35) The  headquarters  of  Organisation  for  Economic  Co-operation  and  Development  is  located  at


a) Paris

b) NewYork

c) Washington

d) Vienna

36) Which  of  the  following  steps  can  be  termed  as  part  of   'financial  inclusion' ?

1.Nationalisation  of  banks

2.Priority  Sector  Lending

3.Strengthening  of  Cooperatives

Select  the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below :


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

37) The  supply-side  economics lays  greater  emphasis  on  the  point  of  view  


a) producer

b) global economy

c) consumer

d) middle-man

38) Which  of  the  following  are  the  functions  of  the  Reserve  of  Bank  of  india ?

1.Bank  of  Issue

2.Banker  and  debt  manager  to  government

3.Banker's  bank

4.Custodian  and  Manager  of  Foreign  Exchange

5.Controller  of  Credit

Select   the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below :


a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 5 only

c) 1, 2 ,3 and 5 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

39) Reserve  Bank  of  India  (RBI) was  established  in  the  year


a) 1926

b) 1935

c) 1948

d) 1950

40) Which  one  of  the  following  is  not  a  method   included  in  selective  credit  control ?


a) Market Stabilisation Scheme

b) Regulation of Margin Requirements

c) Rationing of Credit

d) None of the above

41) Which  one  of  the  following  is  not  a  Public  Sector  Bank ?


a) Allahabad Bank

b) United Bank of India

c) Corporation Bank

d) Yes Bank

42) Which  of  the  following  are  correct ?

1.Local  Area  Banks  were  set  up  with  the objective  of   mobilizing  rural  savings   and  make  them  available  for  investments  in  local  areas.

2.Local  Area  Banks  are  registered  under  Company  Act , 1956.


a) 1 only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

43) Disguised  unemployment  generally  means  


a) prevalence of huge unemployment

b) high level of temporary unemployment

c) marginal productivity of labour is zero

d) productivity of workers is low

44) A  closed  economy  is  an  economy  in  which 


a) money supply is fully controlled

b) only exports take place

c) only imports take place

d) neither exports nor imports take place

45) World  Development  Report  is  released  by


a) World Bank

b) International Monetary Fund

c) World Economic Forum

d) World Trade Organization

46) Which  of  the  following  contributes    the  largest  share  of  power  generation  in  India ?


a) Thermal

b) Solar

c) Nuclear

d) Wind

47) Who  coined  the  term   'Hindu  Rate  of  growth' ?


a) KV Rao

b) Raj Krishna

c) C Rangarajan

d) Gadgil

48) With  respect  to  Securities  and  Exchange   Board  of  India (SEBI), which  of  the  following  are  correct ?

1.SEBI  was  established  in  1988.

2.SEBI  has  quasi-judicial, quasi-executive  and  quasi-legislative   functions.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

49) Statutory  Liquidity  Ratio  (SLR), is  maintained  in  the  form  of  

1.Gold

2.Cash

3.Treasury  Bills


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

50) Who  heads  the  Monetary  Policy Committee  (MPC) ?


a) Finance Minister

b) Governor, RBI

c) Cheif Economic Advisor

d) Finance Secretary

51) Which  of  the  following  regarding  Bharat  Bill  Payment  System  (BBPS) are  correct ?

1.The  objective  of  the  system is  to  promote  digital  payments.

2.The  system  facilitates  the  customer  to  pay  several  bills  (water, gas, electricity etc)  at  a  single  location.

3.The  bills  can be  paid  only through  electronic  mode.


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

52) India  has  established  Investment  Facilitation  Mechanism with  which  one  of  the  following  to  atract  investments ?


a) European Union

b) World Bank

c) ASEAN

d) New Development Bank

53) Who  is  the  Chairperson  of  NITI  Aayog ?


a) Prime Minister

b) Finance Minister

c) Cheif Economic Advisor

d) None of the above

54) Non-Agricultural  Market  Access  (NAMA)  is  related  to


a) World Trade Organization

b) World Bank

c) International Monetary Fund

d) None of the above

55) What  is  Washington  Consensus ?


a) trade facilitation norms

b) set of neoliberal economic prescriptions

c) deals with market access for agricultural products from emerging economies

d) related to trade in service sector

56) Which  of  the  following  comes  under  non-plan  expenditure ?

1.Interest  Payments

2.Subsidies

3.Salaries  and  Wages


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

57) Open market  operation  refers to


a) purchase and sale of securities by commercial banks

b) purchase and sale of Government Securities by Reserve Bank of India

c) borrowing and lending by public sector banks

d) both a and b

58) In  July  2017, India imported crude  oil  for the  first  time   from


a) UK

b) USA

c) Libya

d) Venezuela

59) Which  one  of  the  following  has  launched  the  world's  longest  submarine  cable  system ?


a) Reliance Jio

b) Vodafone

c) Airtel

d) None of the above

60) The  5 member  anti-porfiteering  authority  is  related  to


a) GST

b) Transfer Pricing

c) Cartelisation

d) None of the above

61) Which  is  the  correct  order  of  shareholders  in  Asian  Infrastructure  Investment  Bank (AIIB) , starting  from  the  largest ?


a) China-India-Russia-Japan

b) China-India-Germany-Japan

c) China-Russia-India-Japan

d) China-India-Russia-Germany

62) The  Securities  Exchange  Board  of  India  has  asked  the  Commodity  Derivatives  Exchanges to  set  up

1.Investor  Protection  Fund

2.Investor  Service  Fund


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

63) Performance  Budgeting  originated  in


a) France

b) USA

c) Canada

d) UK

64) Which  of  the  following  are  involved  in  Budget  formulation ?

1.Ministry  of  Finance

2.Administrative  Ministries

3.Comptroller  and  Auditor-General (CAG)


a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

65) Venture  Capital  means


a) short-term capital provided to industries

b) long-term start-up capital provided to new entrepreneurs

c) funds provided to industries at times of incurring losses

d) funds provided for replacement and renovation of industries

66) Which  of  the  following  are  correct ?

1.Asian  Development  Bank  has  67  members.

2.India  is   a  member  of  Asian  Development  Bank.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

67) Which  of  the  following  come  under  non-tax  revenue ?

1.Aid  and  Loan

2.Surplus  from  Public  enterprises

3.Sale  of  assets


a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

68) Department  of  Industrial  Policy  and  Promotion  (DIPP)  comes  under  


a) Ministry of Finance

b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

c) Prime Ministers Office

d) NITI Aayog

69) The  report  titled , 'World  Economic  Situation  and  Prospects'  was  released  by  


a) United Nations

b) International Monetary Fund

c) World Economic Forum

d) World Bank

70) The  new  base  year  for  Index  of  Industrial  Production (IIP)  and  Wholesale  Price  Index  (WPI)  is


a) 2010-11

b) 2011-12

c) 2012-13

d) 2103-14

71) Which  of  the  following sectors have  contributed  to  the  major  chunk  of  bad loans/ non-performing  assets ?

1.Power

2.Steel

3.Road

4.Textiles


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

72) Which  one  of  the  following  has  launched  'Express  Wi-Fi'  in  India   to  expand  internet  connectivity ?


a) Facebook

b) Vodafone

c) Reliance Jio

d) None of the above

73) Which  of  the  following  are  correct ?

1.Article  280  provides  for  a  Finance  Commission.

2.Finance  Commission  is  a  quasi-judicial  body.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

74) Which  of  the  following  are  incorrectly  matched  ?

Finance  Commission (FC)                      Chairman

1.11th  FC                               -          KC  Pant

2.12th  FC                               -          C  Rangarajan

3.13th  FC                               -          Vijay L Kelkar

4.14th  FC                               -          YV  Reddy

5.15th  FC                               -           NK  Singh

Select  the  correct  answer  from  the  code  given  below :

 


a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 only

c) 4 and 5 only

d) 2 only

75) Global  Financial  Centres  Index  is  released  by  


a) World Bank

b) World Economic Forum

c) International Monetary Fund

d) None of the above

76) India  is  world's 


a) largest oil importer

b) 2nd largest oil importer

c) 3rd largest oil importer

d) 4th largest oil importer

77) Which  is   the  largest  commodity  exchange  by  volume ?


a) Multi Commodity Exchange

b) National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange

c) Indian Commodity Exchange

d) Bharat Multi Commodity Exchange

78) Uday  Kotak  Committee  is  related  to


a) Corporate Governance

b) Non-Performing Assets

c) Artificial Intelligence

d) Restructuring of Public Sector Banks

79) The  government  can  reduce  revenue  deficit  by

1.increasing  revenue  receipts

2.decreasing  revenue  expenditure


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

80) International  Finance  Corporation  is  an  investment  arm  of


a) World Bank

b) World Trade Organization

c) International Monetary Fund

d) None of the above

81) Which  of  the  following  regarding  'Masala  Bonds'  are  correct ?

1.They  are  rupee  denominated  bonds.

2.They  are  issued  in  offshore  capital  markets.

3.They  are  a   source  of  debt  financing.


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

82) The  Revised  Prompt  Corrective  Action (PCA)  framework  of  Reserve  Bank  of  India  is  related  to


a) Money Laundering

b) Black Money

c) Non-Performing Assets

d) None of the above

83) Which  of  the  following  are  examples  of  Virtual  Currencies ?

1.Bitcoin

2.Litecoin

3.Dogecoin

4.Primecoin


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 1,2,3 and 4

84) Which  of  the  following  are  included  in  the  global   basket  of  reserve  currencies  under  International  Monetary  Fund ?

1.US  Dollar

2.Euro

3.British  Pound

4.Chinese  Renminbi

5.Japanese  Yen


a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 , 3 and 5 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

85) Ease  of  Doing  Business  Index  is  released  by


a) World Bank

b) World Trade Organization

c) International Monetary Fund

d) World Economic Forum

86) Who  heads  the  Financial  Stability  and  Development  Council ?


a) Finance Minister

b) Cheif Economic Advisor

c) Chairman, NITI Aayog

d) None of the above

87) Which  of  the  following  are  correct  regarding  'European  Stability  Mechanism' ?

1.It  is a  EU  agency  that  provides  financial  assistance  to  eurozone  countries.

2.It  is  based  in  Luxembourg.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

88) The  total  value of  all  final  goods  and  services  produced  within  the country  during  a  particular  period  is   termed  as 


a) Gross Domestic Product

b) Gross National Product

c) Net National Product

d) None of the above

89) Global  Financial  Stability  Report  is  published  by  the


a) World Bank

b) International Monetary Fund

c) European Central Bank

d) World Trade Organization

90) The  Regional  Comprehensive  Economic  Partnership  (RCEP) is  a  trade  agreement   of


a) ASEAN

b) European Union

c) G 20

d) World Trade Organization

91) The  purpose  of  'Marginal  Cost  of  Funds  based  Lending  Rate  (MCLR)'  announced  by  RBI  includes

1.improving  the  transparency  in  the  methodology  followed  by  banks  for  determining  the  interest  rates  on advances

2.ensuring  availability  of  bank  credit  and  interest  rates    which  are  fair  to   the  borrowers  as  well  as  the  banks.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

92) Regional  Rural  Banks  (RRBs)  were  set up  by

1.Reserve Bank  of  India

2.Public  Sector  Banks


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

93) National  Bank  for  Agriculture and  Rural  Development (NABARD)  was  set  up  in  


a) 1980

b) 1982

c) 1984

d) 1986

94) Which  of  the  following  are  correct  ?

1.The  first  phase  of  Nationalisation  of  Banks  took  place  in  1969.

2.The  second  phase  of  Nationalisation  of  Banks  took  place   in  1980.


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

95) Cash  Reserve  Ratio  has to  be  kept  in  the  form of  

1.cash

2.gold

3.bond


a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1 and 3 only

96) Economic  Freedom  Index  is  released  by  


a) World Bank

b) World Economic Forum

c) International Monetary Fund

d) None of the above

97) The  purpose  of  Indradanush 2.0  plan  is


a) bank recapitalisation

b) guidelines for payment banks

c) revamping co-operative banks

d) None of the above

98) The Meena  Hemachandra  Committee  deals  with


a) cyber security

b) infrastructure

c) bank consolidation

d) None of the above

99) Universal  Basic  Income  was  recommended  by


a) Economic Survey 2015-16

b) Economic Survey 2016-17

c) Economic Survey 2017-18

d) None of the above

100) Corruption  Perception  Index  was   relased  by


a) World Bank

b) International Monetary Fund

c) World Economic Forum

d) None of the above