Tuesday, January 17, 2017


1Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress?Dadabhai Naoroji
2During whose Viceroyalty, Queen Victoria was crowned with 'Kaiser-i-Hind' in Delhi Durbar?Lytton
3Who was the political guru of Gandhiji?Gopal Krishna Gokhale
4Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to which place?Daulatabad
5Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India?Razia Sultan
6In which book has Buddha been described as an ocean of wisdom and compassion?Amarakosa
7What was the crux of early Buddhism?Renunciation of desire
8During which time was Gandhara school of art developed?Mauryas
9The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose presidentship?Vasurnitra
10Which Generals of Alauddin Khilji ultimately became the first Sultan of the Tughlaq dynasty?Ghazi Malik
11The first Muslim conquest of the Hindu Kingdoms of Deccan was effected by whose forces?Alauddin Khilji
12Since when has US been a member of the UN?1945
13Buland Darwaza, built by Akbar, is to commemorate the victory of which state?Gujarat
14Where is the tomb of Babar?Kabul
15To which battle of the beginning of the British political sway over India can be traced?Plassey
16The final defeat of the Maratha Confederacy came during the time of which governor?Hastings
17In 'March 1925, who was elected as the President of the Central Legislative Assembly?Vithalbhai Patel
18Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for whom?72 0 65292Bahubali
19The first Buddhist Council was held in which city?Rajgriha
20Which was the Mughal Emperor who prohibited the use of tobacoo?Aurangzeb
21Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Shambhaji?Raja Ram
22How were the ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas known?Brahmanas
23From which place did the Aryans came to India?Central Asia
24According to whom was persecutor of Buddhism?Divyavadana
25To which region did Satavahanas belonged?Decan region
26Which rulers began the construction' of the famous Kailasa rock-cut temple at Ellora?Krishna-I
27What is the mean of Epigraphy?The study of inscriptions
28Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?Dantidurga
29During the Mughal period which trader first came to-India?Portuguese
30Sher Shah died while fighting in which war?Kalinjar


1On which date was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?30-Jan-48
2Where was a Buddhisit council during the reign of Ashoka held?At Pataliputra
3Which Mughal painter according to Abul Fazl was excellent in drawing of features?Basawan
4Who was the first Engish person who visited the court of Akbar?Ralph Fitch
5In which age the Man passed from the food gathering stage to the food producing stage?Neolithic Age
6What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age?Fire
7In which the claim of Ashoka's greatness cheifly lay?Promotion of welfare of his people
8Which Ashokan inscription gives an account of the Kalinga war and its effects?Minor Rock Edict XIII
9'Who among the following are credited to have built the famous Ellora caves?Rashtrakutas
10When was petroleum discovered first in commercial quantitie in India?1890
11Who was a blind poet who worshipped Krishna and spread Krishna Bhakti cult?Surdas
12Who invited Babar to invade India?Alam khan, uncle of Ibrahim Lodhi
13Who focused his work chiefly on Sher Shah Suri?Abbas khan Sarwani
14During the reign of Emperor Akbar, who where the famous men Haribans, Mukund and Daswant?Painters
15Who said, "Good government was never a good substitute for self government"? 65292Swami Dayananda
16Who had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of America?Madame Blavatsky
17In which year did Mahatma Gandhi enter into freedom struggle in India?1915
18Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami?Rashtrakutas
19Who was the Chola King to have conquered Bengal?Rajendra I
20The Vijay Satambha (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by which ruler?Rana Kumbha
21Who built the temple of the Sun God at Konark?Narsimha
22Of which metal was the The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavations of Harappa?72 0Bronze
23Who transferred his capital from Rajgir to Pataliputra?Udayin
24Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali?Shishunaga
25Which ancient Mahajanapadas was located on the bank of Yamuna?Vatsa
26Who were the originators of the Dravidian style of architecture and sculpture in South India?Cholas
27Which was the dynasty that succeeded the Chalukyas in Western India?Rashtrakutas
28During the reign of Iltutmish which was a silver coin in use?Tanka
29Which was the original name of Tansen, the famous musician in the court of Akbar?Ramtanu Pande
30Of which kingdom was Malik Ambar the Prime Minister?Ahrnadnagar


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1In which year, the Battle of Buxar was fought?1764
2Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo- Burmese was started?Lord Amherst
3From where The Great Granary of the Indus Valley Civilization has been discovered?Mohenjodaro
4Where was the Great Bath of the Indus Valley Civilization discovered?Mohenjodaro
5Who was the Greek ambassador in the' court of Chandragupta Maurya?Megasthenese
6Megasthenese was the Ambassador of which rular?Seleucus Nikator
7The Khajuraho shrines built by Chandella rulers are dedicated to which god?Vishnu and Shiva
8Who built the famous Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in the 13th century?Tejapala
9By whom was the Persian style of Sabaq-i-Hindi adopted?Amir Khusrau
10Which acquired the double dome for the first time?Tomb of Sikandar Lodi
11Which Mughal emperor is credited with the composition of Hindi songs?Jahangir
12Which first Mughal building to have been built entirely of marble?Itmad-ud-Daula's tomb
13Which is the oldest surviving newspaper in India?Bombay Samachar
14Who remarked 'the bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India'?William Bentinck
15Who founded the Banaras Hindu University?Madan Mohan Malviya
16Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of river Godawari?Assaka
17Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander's invasion?Nanda
18Amir Khusrau played a pioneer role in the development of which thing?Khari Boli
19Which god was not worshipped during the time of Rigvedic Aryans?Shiva
20Which was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion? 65292Performance of sacrifices
21Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?Vardhamana Mahavira
22Who was the first monarch of Magadh kingdom In the sixth century B.C.?Bimbisara
23The rock-cut caves at Elephanta belong to which period?Chalukyas
24The images of which deities are in the temple of Angkorvat?Hindu deities
25When did Bahmani Kingdom in South India extinguish?72 0In beginning of 16th century
26What was the The capital of Bahmani Kingdom?Gulbarga
27Which was the most prominent industry that f1uorished during the Mughal period?Cotton textiles
28By whom was ltmad-ud-daula's tomb at Agra was built?Nur Jahan
29Where was the Arya Samaj setup for the first time in 1875?Bombay
30Which event was characterised by Montague as 'Preventive Murder'?Massacre of Jallianwala Bagh


1Where did Alexander die?Babylon
2Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with howmany hands?Four hands
3During which reign did the Vimana style in temple architecture come into vogue?Cholas
4The most important feature in the economic measures pursued by Alauddin Khalji what was that?Market control
5Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroj in India?Balban
6Chand Bibi, who ceded Berar to Akbar, was the ruler of which kingdom?Ahmednagar
7Who was regarded as 'Zinda pir'?Aurangzeb
8When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly?After Sepoy Mutiny
9Nadir Shah invaded India during which reign?Muhammed Shah
10Who recaptured Delhi from the rebels for the British?John Nicholson
11During the 1857 Revolt who captured Gwalior from the Scindhia?Rani Lakshmibai
12Who was the first to receive the Nobel prize?Rabindranath Tagore
13In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated with which event? 65292Dandi March
14Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon?Rajendra I
15Hyder Ali was defeated at porto Novo by which British General?Sir Eyrecoot
16Who issued Firman granting Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the English?Shah Alam II
17Howmany hymns does the Rigveda consists?1028
18In Rigvedic society, which was unknown?Child marriage
19Which edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?Maski
20To whom was the title 'Devanam Priya' given?Ashoka
21Where did the Pallava kings make of rock-cut temples?Mahabalipuram
22By whom was the temple of Konark built?72 0Narsimha of the Eastern Ganges
23Who was the founder of the second Afghan Empire in India?Sher Shah Suri
24What was the official language of the Delhi sultanate?Persian
25Which popular Sufi Silsilah tried to counteract the liberal religious policy of Akbar?Naqshbandi
26Who was the first Mughal emperor to issue a firman in favour of the British to open a factory at Surat?Jahangir
27Who concluded the Treaty of Srirangapatnam with Tipu Sultan?Cornwallis
28What was the earlier name of Surinam?Dutch Guyana
29Who was the Hindu saint to have as disciple both Hindus and Muslims?Sri Chaitanya
30Who was the most radia of the Bhakti Saints?Kabir


1Who was the ruler of medieval India who is credited with the building of the Grand Trunk Road?Sher Shah Suri
2Tansen, the greatest musician of Akbar's court, belonged to which place?Gwalior
3Which Mughal ruler was ignorant of the art of reading and writing?Akbar
4Who had the Revenue system during Akbar's reign?Todar Mal
5Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on Balaji Vishwanath?Shahu
6When Raja Wodeyar founded the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire?Ranga II
7Against whom did Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in protest?Enactment of Rowlatt Act
8Which Sultan had greatest number of slaves in his court?Firoz shah Tughlaq
9Who was the ruler of Deogiri at the time of Alauddin Khalji's invasion?Ramchandra Dev
10Which Sikh Guru assumed the title 'Sachcha Badshah'?Guru Teg Bahdur
11Which Governor General had entertained Ranjit Singh with great honour at Ropar?William Bentich
12What is Mohenjodaro is also known?Mound of the Dead
13Which Harappan site is showing evidence of two cultural phases, Harappan and pre-Harappan,?Chanhu-daro
14In early ancient India, which was "the largest urban centre?Pataliputra
15Which leaders took major initiative in the formation of the League of Nations?Franklin Roosevelt
16Which, ancient' Indian King claimed ekarat (the sole sovereign) or the first Imperial ruler of India? 65292Udayin
17By whom was Kadambari was written?Banabhatta
18Who was the head of the University of Nalanda the great Bengali scholar?Sheelabhadra
19Which ruler is most famous for building a large number of canals for irrigation?Firoz Shah Tughlaq
20Who was assigned the first Iqta in India by Mohammad Ghori?Qutbuddin Aibak
21Which is similar to the Taj Mahal in construction?Humayun's tomb
22The most famous musician at the court of Akbar was Tansen. what was his original name?72 0Ramtanu Pande
23The Maratha, confederacy was virtually dissolved after which battle?Third Battle of Panipat
24Which Indian king requested Napoleon for help to drive the British from India?Tipu Sultan
25What was the earliest public association formed in the history of modern India in 1837?The Landholder's Society
26Who identified the name Sandrocottus as Chandragupta Maurya?William Jones
27During the Mughal rule, by which name was the copper coin known?Dam
28The Battle of Khanwa in 1527 was fought between which rulers?Babur and Rana Sanga
29'The world is God and God is my soul' In which is the philosophy contained?Upanishads
30One the banks of which. river were Alexander and Porus involved in a grim battle?Jhelum

Monday, January 16, 2017


1The silver coins of the Gupta period were known by which name?Rupyaka
2Which structure was constructed by Emperor Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri?Panch Mahal
3Who was the first Indian Hindi scholar of the Mughal period?Abdur Rahim
4Which distinguishes the Harappan from other contemporary civilizations of the world?Town planning and drainage
5What was the primary purpose of a seal in the Indus Valley Civilisation?To signify ownership of property
6Who presided over the first Buddhist Council held at Rajgriha?Maha Kasyapa
7In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141 were nationalised in India?1980
8What was the first discourse of Buddha at Deer Park in Sarnath called?Dharmachakra pravartan
9Which inscription describes the achievements of Kharavela, king of Kalinga?Hathigunipha inscription
10St. Thomas came to India in 1st century A. D. to propogate christianity. During which reign did he come? 65292Gondophernes
11Which Sultan of Delhi had accepted the Suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh?Khizr Khan Sayyid
12Which part of Delhi where Aibak laid the foundation of the first so called 'Seven cities' of medieval Delhi,?Mehrauli
13When Abdur Razzak from Persia visited Hampi, who was the ruler of Vijayanagar in South India?Devaraya II
14From where Alauddin Khalji captured the Delhi throne after securing fabulous wealth?Devagiri
15Who was the first Mughal emperor to allow Britishers to establish trade links with India?Jahangir
16During the decline of the Mughal empire By whom were the Jats were organised into a political force?Badan Singh
17In which year was the Third Battle of Panipat fought?1761
18Who among the following Governor-Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan? 72 0Lord Cornwallis
19Who pioneered Khilafat Movement?Ali Brothers
20Who voted against the partition of India in the A.I.C.C. meeting held on 14 June 1947?KhanAbdul Ghaffar Khan
21Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of which ruler?Mohammad ShahTughlaq
22Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana Saheb?Balaji Baji Rao
23Which Maratha Peshwa followed the ideal of Hindu Pada-Padshahi?Baji Rao I
24To which age the Indus Valley Civilization belongs?Neolithic age
25Which sites of Harappan are not in India?Mohenjodaro and Harappa
26Which craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans?Blacksmith
27What is the number of puranas?18
28On which river did Pulakesin II defeat Harshavardhana?Narmada
29Who was the first Muslim ruler to formulate the theory of Kingship similar to the theory of divine right of King?Balban


1Which lady wrote a historical account during the Mughal Period?Gulbadan Begam
2Between which the Battle of Khanwa was fought?Babar and Rana Sanga
3Which war was ended by the Treaty of Madras?First Mysore war
4To whom the credit of discovering the sea route of India goes?Portuguese
5Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?Atharva-veda
6Which Indian leader was dismissed by British from the Indian Civil Service?Surendranath Banerji
7Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920?Lala Lajpat Rai
8Who is known as the Ught of Asia?Lord Buddha
9Which king was an ardent follower of Jainism?Kharavela
10In which century did the famous Chinese pilgrim Fahien visit India?5th century AD
11Which was the official language of Gupta period?Sanskrit
12Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India in which year?1498
13Which was capital of Raja Ranjit Singh of Punjab?Lahore
14Which God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals, represented on a seal from Mohenjodaro?Pashupati
15Who was the first foreigner to invade India?Darius I
16Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the Interim Government in 1946?Sardar Patel
17Which Gupta ruler was related to the Licchavis on his mother's side?Samudragupta
18In which inscription are the achievements of Samudragupta described?65292Allahabad pillar inscription
19Which Sultan of Delhi has been described by the historians as the 'mixture of opposites'?Muhammad Tughluq
20Nicolo Conti, the traveller, who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D., belongs to which country?Italy
21In the Delhi Sultanate, the work of 'Mustauf-i-Mamalik' was related to which?Auditing
22Where did Akbar build the Panch Mahal, noted for its various types of pillars?Fatehpur Sikri
23Who built the mausoleum of Jahangir and where?Nur Jahan at Lahore
24By whom were India's famous Peacock Throne and the diamond Koh-e-Noor taken away?72 0Nadir Shah
25With reference to the Revolt of 1857, who laid siege to Jhansi in March 1858?Sir Hugh Rose
26Dhondu Pant is better known as which name?Nana Saheb
27Whose ideas had Influenced Mahatma Gandhi's thought?Tolstoy
28With reference to Indian freedom struggle which event occurred earliest?Lucknow Pact
29In India, in which sector was the co-operative movement initiated?Agricultural credit
30The 'Paditrupputtu' is a collection of poems in the praise of which king?Chera


1Which religion was patronised by Rashtrakutas?Jainism
2Tipu Sultan took support of which power to fight the English?French
3Who was the founder of the autonomous kingdom of Avadh?Saadat Khan Burhan-ul-Mulk
4With which had the Indus Valley people trade relations?Mesopotamia
5Which Directive Principle is based on Gandhian ideology?Promotion of cottage industries
6At which Harappan site have traces of a horse been found?Surkotda
7By whom was the Fourth Buddhist-Council held?Kanishka
8Who said 'At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom'?Jawaharlal Nehru
9Late Raja Ravi Verma, was an eminent figure in which field?Painting
10In whose rule was Islam, as the state religion, abolished?Akbar
11With whom did Alberuni come to India?Mahmud of Ghazni
12Who was teh most famous court-poet (in Hindi literature) of Akbar?Abdur Rahim-Khan-i-Khanan
13By whom was Agra Fort built?Akbar
14The treaty of Purandhar was signed in 1665 with Shivaji by which soldier statesman?Raja Jai Singh
15Who was the successor of Shivaji?Sambhaji
16Who was the leader of the Young Bengal Movement?Henry Vivian Derozio
17Who composed the National Anthem 'Jana Gana Mana'?Rabindranath Tagore
18On the death of Gandhiji, who said that "The light has gone out of our lives....."?Jawaharlal Nehru
19Where was Swarajya declared as the goal of the Congress at its session held in 1906? 0 65292Calcutta
20During which Gupta king's reign did the chinese traveller Fahien visit India?Chandragupta II
21Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the' Napolean of India'?Samudragupta
22Which was a renowned Jain scholar who greatly honoured by Akbar?Harivijaya
23Of which site of Harappan is associated with rice cultivation?Lothal
24Who usurped the throne of Magadlia in 322 B. C.?Chandragupta Maurya
25Which ruler of southern India were the contemporaries of kings of the Gupta empire?72Vakatakas
26Which was the great Hindu king who combined in himself the qualities of Samudragupta and Ashoka?Harshavardhana
27Who used the phrase 'Un-British' to criticize the English colonial control of India?Dadabhai Naoroji
28The writer of Mahabhasya 'Patanjali' was a contemporary of which ruler?Pushyamitra Sunga
29Who laid the foundation of the first independent Turkish kingdom in India?Qutubuddin Aibak
30Who first divided his empire into Iqtas during the process of civil administration?Iltutmish


1Megasthenes was an envoy of which king?Seleucus
2Who in ancient India assumed the title amitraghata?Bindusar
3Which Mauryan ruler did conquer the Deccan?Bindusara
4In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancient India, what was a district called?Ahara
5The Bahmanis of the Deccan rose to prominence in which century?14th century
6Which Governor General is associated with Doctrine of Lapse?Lord Dalhousie
7Which Sikh Guru helped the rebel prince Khusro with money and blessings?Guru Arjun Dev
8Which presents the most significant feature of Indus Valley Civilization?Burnt brick buildings
9Of which thing were the Indus Valley houses built?Bricks
10In which reign was the first Buddhist Council held?Ajatashatru
11Which ruler of India who ruled over territories in Central Asia beyond the Pamirs?Kanishka
12By whom was Saka era founded?Kanishka
13The temples built during the medieval period by which dynasty are known as 'Seven Pagodas'?Pallavas
14Which Sultan added the Alai Darwaza to the Qutab Minar?Alauddin Khalji
15'Arhai-Din-Ka Jhonpra' built by Qutbuddin Aibak, where is this located?Ajmer
16By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made?Dadabhai Naoroji
17Akbar founded his own religion known as 'Din-i-Ilahi' what was its mean?Divine faith
18In which year did Akbar defeat Rana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati?1576
19Which territory was outside the boundaries of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar?Bijapur
20When Akbar surrounded Chittor fort, who saved it for four months?Jaimal
21Which was adopted from the Maurya dynasty in the emblem of Government of India? 0 65292Four lions
22Who is known as the 'Grand Old Man of India'?Dadabhai Naoroji
23Which upheaval took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857?Indigo Disturbances
24Who has directed the film 'Little Buddha'?Bernardo Bertolucci
25Which is the largest mustard oil growing state?U.P.
26Which revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his noval Anand Math?72Sanyasi rebellion
27By whom was the Indian Independence League set up?Ras Behari Bose
28Quit India Movement started after the failure of which proposal?Cripps' proposal
29Which dynasty succeeded Sungas?Kanvas
30The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram were built under the patronage of which king?Pallava kings