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1. Consider the following statements regarding Portuguese in India


1. The first governor of the Portuguese in India was Pedro Alvarez Cabral.
2. Pedro Alvarez Cabral negotiated and established a factory at Calicut.
3. Albuquerque captured Goa from the ruler of Bijapur and later became the capital of the
Portuguese settlements in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

2. Consider the following events


1. Annexation of Burma by British
2. The Second Afghan War by British
3. Invasion of Tibet under Curzon

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?
A. 1-2-3
B. 3-2-1
C. 1-3-2
D. 2-1-3

3. Consider the following statements regarding the Brahmo Samaj:


1. It was founded by Raja Rammohan Roy
2. It opposed idol worship.
3. It supported widow remarriage.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

4. Consider the following statements regarding Dutch East India Company


1. The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602.
2. The Dutch founded their first factory in Masulipatnam (in Andhra) in 1605.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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5. Consider the following statements regarding the Thalassemia disease:


1. It is an inherited blood disorder.
2. It is caused when the body doesn’t make enough of hemoglobin.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

6. With reference to Nationalist’s response to British’s foreign policy, consider the following statements
1. Nationalists condemned the imperialist efforts to divide China by foreign forces.
2. They expressed the solidarity with other colonies fighting for freedom such as Russia and
Ireland.
3. Congress supported for Burma’s freedom

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 2 only
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 3 only

7. Consider the following statements regarding arrival of British in India.


1. The English East India Company was established in 1600.
2. Captain Hawkins arrived at the royal court of Jahangir to seek permission to establish English
trading centre at Calcutta.
3. The ‘Golden Farman’ issued by the Sultan of Golconda is regarded the Magna Carta of the
Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

8. Consider the following statements regarding Pandita Ramabai:


1. She set up the Brahmo Mahila Samaj in Poona.
2. She brought out a book in Marathi, Stree Dharma Niti.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

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9. With reference to the Nationalist response to World Wars, consider the following statements
1. The nationalists didn’t support the British Indian Government in World War I
2. Congress condemned the dispatch of Indian Army to suppress the Chinese nationalist army
under SunYat-Sen.
3. The Japanese attack on China was condemned by the nationalists.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

10. Which of the following group of countries is/are members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue
(QUAD) group?

A. Qatar, UAE, Algeria and Djibouti


B. India, USA, Japan and Australia
C. China, Russia, Uzbekistan and Pakistan
D. India. China, Russia and South Korea

11. Consider the following statements regarding French settlements in India


1. The first French factory in India was established at Surat.
2. Francois Martin founded Pondicherry in 1673 and was the first governor of Pondicherry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

12. Which of the following criteria’s a country must meet to become a part of Non-Aligned Movement?
1. A country should follow an independent policy based on peaceful co-existence and non-
alignment.
2. It should have consistently supported national freedom movements in other countries.

Select the correct answer using the code given below


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

13. Consider the following statements regarding the political organizations during 19th century in India:

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1. The Bangabhasha Prakasika Sabha was formed in 1836 by associates of Rammohun Roy.
2. Indian league was started in Calcutta by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
3. Bengal British India Society was set up in 1843 by Sisir Kumar Ghosh in London.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

14. Which of the following are the causes for the English success over French?
1. The English company was a private enterprise whereas the French company was controlled
and regulated by the French government.
2. The English navy was superior to the French navy.
3. The English held three important places, namely, Calcutta, Bombay and Madras whereas the
French had only Pondicherry.
4. The French subordinated their commercial interest to territorial ambition, which made the
French company short of funds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A. 1, 2 and 3 only
B. 2, 3 and 4 only
C. 1, 2 and 4 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

15. Consider the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN):
1. It is a Centrally Sponsored scheme.
2. The entire responsibility of identification of beneficiary farmer families rests with the State /
UT Governments.
3. The fund is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

16. Which of the following is/are the principles of Panchsheel?


1. Mutual non-aggression
2. Mutual co-operation in the matter of internal issues.
3. Mutual support in case of foreign aggression.

Select the correct answer using the code given below


A. 1, 2 and 3

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B. 1 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. None

17. Consider the following statements regarding Danes rule in India:


1. The Danes were the last Europeans to come to India with the purpose of trade.
2. The Danes are better known for their missionary activities than for commerce.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

18. Which of the following organization started the ‘Shuddhi movement’?

A. Brahmo Samaj
B. Satya Shodak Samaj
C. Arya Samaj
D. Indian Social Conference

19. “The misery hardly finds a parallel in the history of commerce; the bones of cotton weavers are
bleaching the plains of north India.”
Which of the following personality expressed the above view in the context of economic policies of the
British?

A. D.H. Buchanan
B. William Bentinck
C. Shashi Tharoor
D. Lord Macaulay

20. Alliance 8.7, sometimes seen in news, aims to eradicate:


1. Forced Labour
2. Human Trafficking
3. Child Labour

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

21. Consider the following statements regarding British settlements in India

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1. Francis Day established the city of Madras and constructed the Fort St. George.
2. The city of Calcutta was fortified by Job Charnock and named it Fort William.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

22. With reference to the Economic exploitation of British, consider the following statements
1. The drain theory was put forward by Romesh Chandra Dutt.
2. The major components of drain were salaries and pensions of civil and military officials,
interests on loans taken by the Indian Government from abroad.
3. The drain of wealth checked and retarded capital formation in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

23. Consider the following statements regarding Savitribai Phule:


1. Phule along with her husband started one of the first Indian girls' school in Poona.
2. She set up a home, Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha, to prevent the killing of widows.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

24. Consider the following statements regarding administration before the enactment of The Regulating
Act of 1773
1. In India, each of the three presidencies was independent and responsible only to the Home
Government.
2. The Home government in England consisted of the Court of Directors and the Court of
Proprietors.
3. The Court of Directors were elected annually and practically managed the affairs of the
Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only

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D. 1, 2 and 3

25. Agatti Island, recently seen in news, is located in:

A. Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands


B. Lakshadweep
C. Gulf of Khambhat
D. Gulf of Mannar

26. Which of the following personalities was/were the critics of economic policies of British?
1. Dadabhai Naoroji
2. Prabhat Kumar Roy
3. G. Subramaniya Iyer

Select the correct answer using the code given below


A. 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

27. Consider the following statements regarding the Regulating Act of 1773
1. The Act brought the affairs of the Company under the control of the Parliament.
2. It proved that the Parliament of England was concerned about the welfare of Indians.
3. The main defect of the Act was that the Governor-General was made powerful and created
arbitrary rule.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

28. Consider the following statements regarding Ramabai Ranade:


1. She started 'Hindu Ladies Social and Literary Club' in Bombay.
2. She was one of the founding members of Seva Sadan.
3. She wrote ‘Stree Purush Tulana’ (or Comparison of Men and Women).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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29. Consider the following statements regarding the provisions of Pitt’s India Act, 1784
1. A Board of Control consisting of six members was created and they were appointed by the
Crown.
2. It increased the number of the members of the Governor-General’s Council from three to six.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

30. Consider the following statements regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC):
1. It was constituted under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
2. The Union Finance Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the committee.
3. The meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee shall be held at least two times a year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. None

31. Consider the following statements regarding Deccan Riots


1. The ryots of Deccan region of western India suffered heavy taxation under the Ryotwari
system.
2. As a conciliatory measure with ryots, the Deccan Agriculturists Relief Act was passed in 1879.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

32. The battle of Hooghly (1759), dealt a crushing blow to the ambitions of

A. Danes
B. Portuguese
C. Dutch
D. French

33. Who among the following social reformers established the Advaita Ashram at Aluva?

A. K. M. Kesavan

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B. T. K. Madhavan
C. Sree Narayana Guru
D. E. M. S. Namboodiripad

34. Consider the following statements regarding the Carnatic Wars


1. The First Carnatic War was an extension of the Anglo-French War in Europe which was caused
by the Austrian War of Succession.
2. The Second Carnatic War was an extension of the Anglo-French War in Europe which was
caused by the Seven Years War (1756-63).
3. Third Carnatic War was due to rivalry in India for power, political influence and expansion of
territories.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

35. Consider the following statements regarding the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN):
1. It aims to provide real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures
across all cold chain points in the country.
2. It is being implemented under National Health Mission (NHM) by Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

36. Consider the following events


1. Eka Movement
2. Bardoli Satyagraha
3. Tebhaga Movement

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?
A. 2-3-1
B. 1-2-3
C. 1-3-2
D. 2-1-3

37. Consider the following statements regarding Muhammad Shah


1. Muhammad Shah was given the title of ‘Rangeela’ due to his luxurious life-style.

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2. He introduced izara system to improve the financial condition of the empire.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

38. Which of the following is/are can be considered as causes of the Sepoy Revolt 1857:
1. The annexation of Jhansi by Dalhousie employing the Doctrine of Lapse.
2. Oppressive land revenue system.
3. Spread of the news that the fat of cows and pigs was used in the greased cartridges.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

39. Consider the following statements


1. Under the reign of Alamgir II, the Third Battle of Panipat took place.
2. Under the reign of Shah Alam II, two decisive battles the Battle of Plassey and the Battle of
Buxar took place.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

40. Consider the following statements regarding the Pokkali Rice:


1. It is known for its salinity tolerance.
2. It is grown in the coastal districts of Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

41. Consider the following statements regarding the system of Dual Government in Bengal:
1. Robert Clive introduced the dual system of government.
2. The Nizamat rights, i.e., police and judicial functions, came under the control of the Nawab.

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3. The Diwani rights, i.e., collecting revenues, came under the control of the Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

42. Which of the following personalities participated during Swadeshi Movement?


1. Ashwini Coomar Banerjea
2. Prabhat Kumar Roy
3. Subramaniya Siva

Select the correct answer using the code given below


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 2 and 3 only

43. Who among the following social reformers started the newspaper ‘Rast-Goftar’?

A. Anand Mohan Bose


B. Surendranath Banerjea
C. Dadabhai Naoroji
D. Raja Rammohan Roy

44. Consider the following pairs


Anglo-Maratha War Treaties
1. First Anglo-Maratha War: Treaty of Salbai
2. Second Anglo Maratha War: Treaty of Bassein
3. Third Anglo-Maratha War: Treaty of Poona

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


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

45. Consider the following statements regarding the Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
1. It was launched by the Ministry of Culture.
2. It is a central sector scheme.
3. It aims to develop theme-based tourist circuits in the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

46. The Treaty of ‘Eternal Friendship’ was signed by British with

A. Afghanistan
B. Sindh
C. Bhutan
D. Nepal

47. Consider the following statements regarding the Lord Macaulay’s Minute
1. It recommended for the education of masses.
2. Lord Macaulay held the view that Indian learning was inferior to European learning.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

48. Consider the following statements regarding the Prarthana Samaj:


1. It was founded in 1867 in Bombay by Atmaram Pandurang.
2. The Prarathana Samaj continued its work mainly through educational work directed at women
and workers at the lower level.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

49. Consider the following statements regarding Anglo-Sikh Wars


1. The Anglo-Sikh wars gave the two sides a mutual respect for each other’s fighting prowess.
2. The first Anglo-Sikh War ended with Treaty of Amritsar.
3. John Lawrence became the first chief commissioner of Punjab.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

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50. Consider the following statements regarding the Teesta River:


1. It originates in the Sikkim Himalayas.
2. The Rangeet River is a main tributary of Teesta River.
3. It forms the border between Sikkim and West Bengal.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

51. Consider the following statements regarding the Subsidiary System:


1. Satara was the first state which was brought under Wellesley’s Subsidiary System.
2. Wellesley reversed the non-intervention policy of his predecessor and formulated the
‘Subsidiary Alliance’.
3. The Indian state was called ‘the protected state’ and the British hereinafter were referred to
as ‘the paramount power’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

52. With reference to the education policies of British, consider the following statements
1. Wood’s Despatch was considered as the “Magna Carta of English Education in India”
2. Wood’s Despatch recommended English as the medium of instruction at all levels of the
education.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

53. Which of the following Acts provided for the right to ask questions and discuss the budget?

A. Indian Councils Act, 1892


B. Charter Act, 1833
C. Charter Act, 1813
D. Indian Councils Act, 1861

54. Consider the following statements regarding the Charter Act of 1833

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1. The liberal and utilitarian philosophy of Bentham was made popular by the provisions of this
Act.
2. A Law Member was appointed to the Governor-General’s Council and T. B. Macaulay was the
first Law Member.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

55. Consider the following statements regarding the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation
Programme (PMEGP):
1. It is a credit linked subsidy programme for generation of employment opportunities through
establishment of micro enterprises in rural areas only to arrest the forced urban migration.
2. It is central sector scheme to be administered by the Ministry of Rural Development.
3. The Scheme is implemented by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 3 only
D. None

56. Consider the following statements regarding the administrative reforms by Bentinck
1. In the military department, he abolished the system of double batta.
2. In the judicial department, he abolished the provincial courts of appeal established by
Cornwallis.
3. Introduction of English in the lower courts and higher courts in the place of Persian.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

57. Consider the following statements regarding the education policies of British
1. Mass education was largely neglected leading to widespread illiteracy.
2. Education became a monopoly of upper and richer classes and city dwellers.
3. Emphasis was given on scientific and technical education.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 3 only

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B. 2 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. None

58. Consider the following statements regarding Gopal Hari Deshmukh:


1. He was popularly known by the name ‘Lokahitawadi’.
2. He started a weekly Hitechchhu in both Gujarati and English.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

59. Consider the following statements regarding the policy of the Doctrine of Lapse
1. Dalhousie maintained that there was a difference in principle between the right to inherit
private property and the right to govern.
2. According to the Hindu Law, one can adopt a son in case of no male heir to inherit the
property.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

60. Which among the following peaks is the highest peak of Aravalli Hills?

A. Guru Shikar
B. Dhupgarh
C. Arma Konda
D. Parasnath

61. The Policy of Masterly Inactivity was started by:

A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Auckland
C. Lord Lytton
D. John Lawrence

62. With reference to the Development of Vernacular Education during British times, consider the
following statements
1. Lord Dalhousie expressed strong opinion in favor of English education.

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2. The Hunter Commission held that State should make special efforts for extension and
improvement of vernacular education.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

63. Consider the following statements regarding the Paramahansa Mandali:


1. It was founded by Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
2. It encouraged freedom of thought and rationality.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

64. Consider the following statements:


1. The Anglo-Nepalese war ended with the Treaty of Sagauli.
2. First Burma War ended with the Treaty of Yandabo.
3. Second-Anglo Afghan War ended with the Treaty of Gandamak.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

65. Which of the following countries is/are border Israel?


1. Lebanon
2. Syria
3. Egypt
4. Jordan

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A. 1, 2 and 3 only
B. 2, 3 and 4 only
C. 1 and 4 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

66. Younghusband mission was sent to

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A. Nepal
B. Tibet
C. Bhutan
D. Kashmir

67. Consider the following statements


1. Jagannath Shankar Seth was the active promoter of girls’ schools in Maharashtra.
2. Bhau Daji founded the Widow Remarriage Association in the 1850s.
3. Veerasalingam Pantulu promoted education in Madras region.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. None

68. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Councils Act of 1861:
1. It provided that the Viceroy shall nominate at least one Indian into his Executive Council.
2. It took way the legislative powers from the Bombay and Madras Presidencies.
3. It empowered the Viceroy to issue ordinances, but with the concurrence of the legislative
council, during an emergency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3
D. None

69. Who founded the women organization ‘Bharat Stree Mahamandal’?

A. Sarla Devi Chaudhurani


B. Pandita Ramabai Saraswati
C. Cornelia Sarabji
D. Tarabai Premchand

70. Which among the following organizations/institute released the Envistats India 2020 report?

A. The Forest Survey of India (FSI)


B. The National Statistical Office (NSO)
C. The Central Statistics Office (CSO)
D. National Environment Protection Authority (NEPA)

71. The founder of the independent principality of Awadh was

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A. Nizam-ul-Mulk
B. Zulfikar Khan
C. Burhan-ul-Mulk
D. Murshid Kuli Khan

72. Who was the first lady barrister of India?

A. Shaffi Tyabji
B. Cornelia Sarabji
C. Kamla Devi Chattopadhyaya
D. Lady Dorab Tata

73. Consider the following statements regarding the Charter Act of 1853:

1. It separated the legislative and executive functions of the Governor-General’s council.


2. It ended the open competition system of selection and recruitment of civil servants.
3. It allowed East India Company (EIC) to retain the possession of Indian territories on trust for
the British Crown for next twenty years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 2 only
D. 2 only

74. Consider the following statements


1. Nil Darpan was a Bengali play written by Dinabandhu Mitra in 1858–1859.
2. Raja Rammohan Roy was the author of Bahubivah book

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

75. Consider the following statements regarding the Island Development Agency (IDA):
1. It was constituted under the aegis of Union Ministry of Shipping in 2017 for the development
of islands.
2. Union Minister of Shipping is the ex-officio chairperson of the Island Development Agency
(IDA).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
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C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

76. Who among the following gave the title of Raja to Rammohan Rai?

A. Bahadur Shah I
B. Jahandar Shah
C. Shah Alam II
D. Akbar II

77. Consider the following events


1. First Anglo-Maratha War
2. Fourth Anglo-Mysore War
3. Second Sikh War

Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?
A. 3-2-1
B. 3-1-2
C. 2-1-3
D. 1-2-3

78. Consider the following statements regarding the National Pharmaceutical Authority (NPA)
1. It is an independent body of experts under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
2. It implements and enforces the provisions of the Drugs Price Control Order.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

79. Consider the following statements regarding provisions of the Charter Act of 1793
1. The Home Government members were to be paid out of British revenues.
2. The revenue administration was separated from the judiciary functions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

80. Recently, which of the following state reserved all government jobs to its state residents?

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A. Maharashtra
B. Punjab
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. West Bengal

81. Consider the following statements regarding provisions of the Charter Act of 1813
1. The Company’s shareholders were given a 50 per cent dividend on the revenue of India.
2. The Company’s monopoly over trade in India ended.
3. Christian missionaries were permitted to come to India and preach their religion.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

82. With reference to the Carnatic Wars, consider the following statements
1. The First Carnatic war ended with signing of the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
2. During second Carnatic war the French recalled Dupleix.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

83. Which of the following is/are the functions of the National Testing Agency?
1. It aims to create a question bank for all subjects using the modern techniques.
2. It aims to establish a strong R&D culture as well as a pool of experts in different aspects of
testing.
3. It aims to undertake the reforms and training of school boards as well as other bodies where
the testing standards should be comparable with the entrance examinations.

Select the correct answer using the code given below


A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 2 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

84. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Civil Service Act, 1861:
1. This Act reserved certain offices for covenanted civil servants.
2. The examination was held in England in English language, based on classical learning of Greek
and Latin.

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3. Satyendra Nath Tagore became the first Indian to qualify for the Indian Civil Service.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

85. Consider the following statements regarding the TRIFOOD Scheme


1. It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and
TRIFED.
2. Under this scheme, a tertiary value addition center will be setup in the rural areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

86. Consider the following statements regarding the First Carnatic War (1740-48)
1. Carnatic was the name given by the Arabs to the Coromandel Coast and its hinterland.
2. The First Carnatic War was an extension of the Anglo-French War in Europe.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

87. Consider the following statements regarding the Policy of Ring-Fence


1. Lord Wellesley followed a policy of ring-fence.
2. It aimed at creating buffer zones to defend the Company’s frontiers.
3. Policy of subsidiary alliance was an extension of the ring-fence system.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. None

88. Identify the national park based on the given facts


1. It is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.
2. The park was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

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3. The sanctuary hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


A. Kaziranga National Park
B. Manas National Park
C. Dibru Saikhowa National Parrk
D. Nameri National Park

89. Consider the following statements regarding the Treaty of Allahabad


1. Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula agreed to surrender Allahabad and Kara to Emperor Shah Alam II.
2. Shah Alam II agreed to issue a farman granting the diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the
East India Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

90. What is the correct sequence of island located in Indian Ocean as one proceeds from Lakshadweep?

A. Maldives-Chagos Archipelago-Seychelles-Mauritius
B. Maldives-Mauritius- Seychelles-Chagos Archipelago
C. Mauritius-Maldives- Seychelles-Chagos Archipelago
D. Mauritius- Chagos Archipelago-Seychelles-Maldives

91. Consider the following statements


1. Haidar Ali died of cancer during first Anglo-Mysore war.
2. Lord Ripon took control of Mysore on grounds of misgovernance in 1831.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

92. Who among the following freedom fighters wrote the book regarding the Revolt of 1857 as ‘The War of
Indian Independence’?

A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak


B. Surendranth Banerjea
C. V.D. Savarkar
D. Subash Chandra Bose

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93. Dehing Pataki Wildlife Sanctuary, sometimes seen in the news, is located in

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Assam
C. West Bengal
D. None of the above

94. The Lottery Committee (1817) was concerned with:

A. Relationship with Princely States


B. Civil Service
C. Town planning
D. Gambling

95. With reference to the Global Geo-Park, Consider the following statements
1. They are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international
geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and
sustainable development.
2. It empowers local communities and gives them the opportunity to develop cohesive
partnerships with the common goal of promoting the area’s significant geological processes,
features etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

96. 'No religion, No caste and No God for mankind’ is a statement ascribed to:

A. E. V. Ramaswamy Naicker
B. Sahadran Ayyappan
C. Shri Narayana Guru
D. Mahatma Gandhi

97. Consider the following statements regarding the Islamic Reform Movements during 19th century in
British India:
1. Ahmadiya movement had progressive outlook which opposed polygamy, veiling of women and
classical rules of divorce.
2. Deoband Movement aimed at propagating the pure teachings of the Quran and Hadis among
Muslims.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

98. Consider the following statements regarding the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
(ITER) Project
1. It is an experimental fusion facility construction in Europe.
2. India is not a part of this project.
3. ITER will be the first fusion device to test the integrated technologies, materials and physics
regimes necessary for the commercial production of fusion-based electricity.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

99. Consider the following pairs of centres of


Revolt of 1857 and leaders associated:
Revolt Centre: Leaders:
1. Bihar Begum Hazrat Mahal
2. Lucknow Nana Sahib
3. Jhansi Laxmibai

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


A. 1 and 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 2 and 3 only

100. Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is constituted under the aegis of

A. The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980


B. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
C. The Water (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act, 1974
D. The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

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