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    WBCS Preliminary Exam Sample Multiple Choice Questions MCQs- History Of India Part

    In West Bengal Civil Services (W.B.C.S) Preliminary Examination, there exists a total of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from eight different fields, each having 25 questions.Here we are providing only the questions that appeared from the History Of India Part of the W.B.C.S Preliminary previous years Question Paper.Continue Reading WBCS Preliminary Exam Sample Multiple Choice Questions MCQs- History Of India Part

    1>> Who was the founder of the Bahmani dynasty?
    • Ala-ud-din Hasan Bahman Shah
    • Muhammad Shah I
    • Firoz Shah
    • Ahmad Shah
    2>> Which one of the following newspapers / journals was from Maharashtra?
    • Kranti
    • Atmasakti
    • Sarathi
    • Sandhya
    3>> In which year the second battle of Panipath was fought?
    • 1605 AD
    • 1707 AD
    • 1757 AD
    • 1556 AD
    4>> Who organized ‘The Council of Barabhais’?
    • Nana Phadnavis
    • Madhav Rao Narayan
    • Baji Rao II
    • Mahadji Scindia
    5>> The centre of Portuguese power in India was:
    • Cochin
    • Calicut
    • Bijapur
    • Goa
    6>> Sufism reached India in the:
    • Eleventh century
    • Twelfth century
    • Fourteenth century
    • Thirteenth century
    7>> Who is the author of ‘Indica’?
    • Herodotus
    • Megastenes
    • Strabo
    • Plutrach
    8>> The first National News Agency of India was:
    • The Indian Review
    • The Free Press of India
    • The Hindustan Review
    • The Associated Press of India
    9>> Where is the tomb of Jahangir situated?
    • Agra
    • Delhi
    • Lahore
    • Srinagar
    10>> Who was the founder of the ‘Delhi Sultanate’?
    • Muhammad Ghori
    • Qutubuddin Aibak
    • Iltutmish
    • Ghiyasuddin Balban
    11>> Taxila was the famous site of:
    • Early Vedic Age
    • Gandhara Art
    • Gupta Art
    • Mauryan Art
    12>> Name the Maratha leader who put forward the ideal of founding Hindu Empire before the Marathas.
    • Shivaji
    • Balaji Viswanath
    • Baji Rao I
    • Baji Rao II
    13>> The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan died in:
    • 1658 AD
    • 1659 AD
    • 1662 AD
    • 1670 AD
    14>> Who was the founder President of the Indian National Congress?
    • W. C. Bonnerjee
    • S. N. Banerjee
    • G. K. Gokhale
    • A. O. Hume
    15>> Alexander fought against Perus on the banks of the river:
    • Indus
    • Jhelum
    • Ravi
    • Iravati
    16>> The oldest Veda is:
    • Atharvaveda
    • Rigveda
    • Yajurveda
    • Samveda
    17>> Who among the following was not a member of the Congress Socialist Party?
    • Achyut Patwardhan
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Jayaprakash Narayan
    • Acharya Narendra Dev
    18>> The President of the Indian National Congress at the time of independence was:
    • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • J. B. Kripalani
    19>> In India, the Federal Court was constituted by an act of:
    • 1891
    • 1909
    • 1919
    • 1935
    20>> Who among the following founded a national paper, a national school, and a national gymnasium in the second half of the nineteenth century?
    • Jatindranath Tagore
    • Rajnarayan Bose
    • Nabagopal Mitra
    • Satyendranath Tagore
    21>> Which ruler was contemporary of both Buddha and Mahavira?
    • Bimbisara
    • Chandragupta
    • Pradyot
    • Ajatasatru
    22>> Which was a major port of the Indus Valley?
    • Lothal
    • Kalibangan
    • Chanhudaro
    • Mehargarh
    23>> Chandragupta Maurya was succeeded by:
    • Bindusara
    • Ajatasatru
    • Ashoka
    • Harsha
    24>> What was the policy of Samudragupta in the south?
    • Conquest
    • Dharma vijaya
    • Digvijay
    • None of the above
    25>> Sasanka belonged to the:
    • Pal Dynasty
    • Sen Dynasty
    • Gauda Dynasty
    • Kamrup Dynasty
    26>> ‘Sulh-i-Kul’ was a policy introduced by:
    • Akbar
    • Aurangzeb
    • Jahandar Shah
    • Mohammad Shah
    27>> Rana Pratap belonged to the Rajput dynasty of:
    • Kachwa
    • Sisodiya
    • Solanki
    • Paramara
    28>> ‘Razmnama’ was a Persian translator of:
    • Upanishad
    • Ramayana
    • Geeta
    • Mahabharata
    29>> The author of ‘Ain-i-Akbari’ was:
    • Badayuni
    • Abul Fazl
    • Shaikh Mubarak
    • Faizi
    30>> The Sikh Guru executed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was:
    • Tegh Bahadur
    • Nanak
    • Govind Sing
    • Arjun Dev
    31>> The Satnami rebellion took place during the reign of Mughal Emperor:
    • Akbar
    • Jahangir
    • Shah Jahan
    • Aurangzeb
    32>> The title ‘Raja’ was conferred on Ram Mohan Roy by the Mughal emperor:
    • Jahandar Shah
    • Mohammad Shah
    • Akbar II
    • Bahadur Shah Zafar
    33>> The author of ‘Neel Darpan’ was:
    • Rabindranath Tagore
    • Dinabandhu Mitra
    • Girish Chandra Ghosh
    • Bepin Chandra Pal
    34>> Dewan Velu Thampi’s rebellion against the British took place in the Indian state of:
    • Awadh
    • Kashmir
    • Tranvancore
    • Mysore
    35>> Who was the founder of the Harijan Sevak Sangh?
    • B. G. Tilak
    • N. M. Lokhandy
    • M. K. Gandhi
    • B. R. Ambedkar
    36>> The Younghusband Mission to Tibet was sent by which viceroy?
    • Ripon
    • Lytton
    • Mayo
    • Curzon
    37>> The first session of the Indian National Congress in 1885 was held in the city of:
    • Calcutta
    • Bombay
    • Madras
    • Allahabad
    37>> The nationalist organization ‘Poona Sarvajanik Sabha’ was established in the year:
    • 1870
    • 1885
    • 1890
    • 1900
    39>> The custom of ‘Sati’ was banned through legislation in the year:
    • 1795
    • 1800
    • 1829
    • 1858
    40>> The leader of Munda Rebellion (Ulgulan) was:
    • Sidho
    • Birsa
    • Bapat
    • Korra Malya
    41>> Which Mughal emperor wrote his own autobiography?
    • Babur
    • Akbar
    • Shah Jahan
    • Aurangzeb
    42>> Which historian is famous for his research on Mughal History?
    • Sumit Sarkar
    • Jadunath Sarkar
    • Sushobhan Chandra Sarkar
    • S. Gopal
    43>> The Delhi Sultan who transferred the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad (Devagiri) was:
    • Qutbuddin Aibak
    • Iltutmish
    • Muhammad-bin Tughlaq
    • Firoz Shah Tughlaq
    44>> The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang came to India during the reign of:
    • Samudragupta
    • Ashoka
    • Harsavardhan
    • Kulotunga I
    45>> The Mauryan ruler who used the name ‘Piyadasi’ in his official declaration was:
    • Bimbisara
    • Ashoka
    • Chandragupta Maurya
    • Brihaddrata
    46>> The author of ‘Kadambari’ was:
    • Kshemendra
    • Kalhana
    • Bhababhuti
    • Banabhatta
    47>> The famous physician during Buddha’s time was:
    • Kautilya
    • Nachiketa
    • Charaka
    • Jivaka
    48>> Which of the following is a Harappan site located in Rajasthan?
    • Mohenjo Daro
    • Suktagen Dor
    • Kalibangan
    • Lothal
    49>> Which Magadha ruler was known as ‘Seniya’?
    • Bimbisara
    • Ajatashatru
    • Mahapadma Nanda
    • Chandragupta Maurya
    50>> ‘Ashtadiggajas’ were patronized by:
    • Deva Raya I
    • Deva Raya II
    • Vira Narasimha
    • Krishna Deva Raya
    51>> The author of Kadambari was—
    • Khemendra
    • Kalhana
    • Bhababhuti
    • Banabhatta
    52>> Which was the ancient port of Indus Civilization?
    • Harappa
    • Lothal
    • Dholavira
    • Surkotada
    53>> Who is called a traditional modernizer?
    • Iswarchandra Vidyasagar
    • Swami Vivekananda
    • Rammohan Roy
    • B. G. Tilak
    54>> Which of the following was a Buddhist genealogical text?
    • Suttapitaka
    • Vinayapitaka
    • Abhidhammapitaka
    • Dipavansa
    55>> Simon Commission was appointed for—
    • Indian Constitutional Reforms
    • Administrative Reforms
    • Educational Reforms
    • Jail Code Reforms
    56>> Partition of Bengal was withdrawn in—
    • 1905
    • 1906
    • 1911
    • 1909
    57>> In which year the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?
    • 1905
    • 1911
    • 1931
    • 1947
    58>> Which among the following sultans of the Slave dynasty was not a slave?
    • Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    • Iltutmish
    • Raziya
    • Balban
    59>> During whose rule was the Zabt system of revenue settlement introduced?
    • Ala-ud-din Khilji
    • Sher Shah
    • Akbar
    • Shah Jahan
    60>> Which English Governor General of India was murdered by a convict in the Andaman Islands?
    • Clive
    • Ripon
    • Mayo
    • Northbrook
    61>> Identify the Mughal painter not mentioned by Abul Fazl:
    • Farooq
    • Mushkin
    • Mansur
    • Mukund
    62>> Between whom and when was the Treaty of Bassein signed?
    • Peshwa Baji Rao II and the English, 1802
    • Tipu Sultan and the English, 1784
    • Marathas and Ahmed Shah Abdali, 1761
    • Ranjit Singh and the English, 1809
    63>> When was the Hindu Widow Remarriage Act passed?
    • 1856
    • 1817
    • 1838
    • 1867
    64>> Which language was replaced by English as the official language for the Government of India in 1835?
    • Arabic
    • Persian
    • Turkish
    • Urdu
    65>> Who was known as the Liberator of the Press?
    • Bentinck
    • Macaulay
    • Hastings
    • Metcalfe
    66>> Who wrote the autobiography “One Life is not Enough”?
    • Sanjay Baru
    • Arjun Singh
    • Brajesh Mishra
    • K. Natwar Singh
    67>> Who introduced the system of Civil Services?
    • Lord Harding
    • William Bentinck
    • Warren Hastings
    • Lord Dalhousie
    68>> Who was referred to by Lord Mountbatten as the “one man frontier army”?
    • Abdul Ghaffar Khan
    • Subhas C. Bose
    • Sarat Bose
    • M. K. Gandhi
    69>> When the Muslim League was established?
    • 1901
    • 1906
    • 1910
    • 1915
    70>> Who was the defence lawyer of the INA trials of 1946?
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    • Bhulabhai Desai
    • Tejbahadur Sapru
    • All of the above
    71>> Name one book written by Swami Vivekananda:
    • Kathamrita
    • Kathamala
    • Baratman Bharat
    • A Nation in Making
    72>> Who introduced the railway and telegraphs in India?
    •  Dalhousie
    • Canning
    •  Harding
    •  Ripon
    73>> The First Maratha War took place during the tenure of:
    • Warren Hasting
    • William Bentinck
    • Marquess Cornwallis
    • Charles Canning
    74>> Who was the founder of Indian Association?
    • W. C. Bonerjee
    • Surendra Nath Banerjee
    • Lala Lajpath Rai
    • Dadabhai Naoraji
    75>> Tattwabodhini Sabha was founded by:
    • Debendranath Tagore
    • Svinath Sastri
    • Kashab Chandra Sen
    • Raja Rammohan Roy

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