General Awareness is one of the most important sections in competitive exams like SSC CGL, IBPS PO, SBI PO, Railways and other entrance examinations. In this post we have provided you with some Important Questions on General Awareness from Modern History of India.
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Here we have given important modern history mcq for upsc preliminary exam....
1. Which of the following is called “Magna Carta of English Education in India”?
A. Wood’s Dispatch
B. Macaulay Commission
C. Vernacular Act
D. Both A & B
Ans: A

2. Which of the following act was the revision of Vernacular Act?
A. Indian Press act, 1910
B. Newspaper Act, 1908
C. Both A & B
D. None of the above
Ans: A

3. Which of the following reform is the legislative contribution of Raja Rammohan Roy?
A. Abolition of sati
B. Indianisation of superior services
C. Reduction of export duties on Indian goods
D. Abolition of east India company’s trading rights
Ans: A

4. The first lawful Hindu widow remarriage among upper castes in our country was celebrated under which of the following reformer:
A. Raja Rammohan Roy
B. Keshub Chandra Sen
C. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
D. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Ans: C

5. The Bengal Regulation Act of 1829 dealt with which of the following issues primarily:
A. Abolition of sati
B. Female infanticide
C. Child marriages
D. Dowry prohibition
Ans: A

6. Which of the following provisions are included under female infanticide act of 1870?
I. Declared female infanticide illegal equivalent to murder
II. Parents to register the birth of all babies compulsorily.
III. Verification of female children after some years of birth particularly in areas where the custom is still prevalent.
A. Only I
B. All the above statement
C. Only II and III
D. Only I and II
Ans: B

7.  Match the following regarding various acts passed regarding child marriage
I. Age of consent a. changed marriageable age to 18 and 14 for boys and girls
II. Child marriage act of 1872 b. changed marriage age to 18 and 21 for girls and boys
III. Sarda act c. not applicable to Hindus, Muslims and other recognized faiths
IV. Child marriage restraint act 1978 d. forbade marriage of girls below 12 years
Options are-
A. I- a    II-b   III-c    IV-d
B. I-b    II-c   III-d     IV-a
C. I-d    II-c   III-a     IV-b
D. I-c    II-d   III-b     IV-a
Ans: C

8. Which of the following legislative measures taken till 1861 regarding women rights and marriage are true?
I. Permitted inter-caste marriage
II. Daughter to be treated equal with son regarding inheritance
III. Equal remuneration to both men and women
IV. Immoral traffic of women to be illegal
Options are-
A. I and II
B. II and III
C. III, II and I
D. All the above
Ans: A

9. Charles wood’s dispatch deals with which of the following issues?
A. Child marriages
B. Female education
C. Abolition of sati
D. Female infanticide
Ans: B

10. Which of the means adopted under Self Respect Movement?
I. Violent protests against upper classes
II. Undermine position of Brahmin priests by formalizing weddings without them
III. Boycott of temples and places of Brahmin residence
Options are-
A. I and III
B. Only II
C. Only III
D. All the above
Ans:  B

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 Most important mcq gk questions for SSC CGL exam...
1. Vasco da Gama a sailor belongs to…………
(a) Portuguese
(b)  American
(c) German
(d) South American

2. Who discovered a direct sea route to India?
a) Portuguese
b)  Germans
c) The French
d) The Dutch

3. Where Dutch does founded their first factory in India?
(a) Nagapatam
(b) Masaulipatam
(c) Pulicat
(d) Cochin

4. Which European power was the last who reached India?
(a) Portuguese
(b)  Germans
(c) The French
(d) The Dutch

5. Where French established their first factory?
(a) Surat
(b) Masaulipatam
(c) Pulicat
(d) Cochin

6. Which of the following statement is not correct about The French East India Company?
(a) The French East India Company took hold of Yanam in 1723 AD, Mahe on Malabar Coast in 1725 AD and Karaikal in 1739 AD.
(b) They established their first company in Surat
(c) The French East India Company was formed in 1764 AD
(d) The French East India Company was formed during the reign of King Louis XIV

7. Which of the following statement is NOT correct?
(a) Battle of Wandiwash fought between French and Portuguese
(b) The French came to India mainly with a purpose of trade and commerce.
(c) In 1673 AD the Mughal Subedar of Bengal allowed the French to set up a township at Chandernagore.
(d) India Company was formed in 1664 AD

8. Which of the following statement is not correct?
(a) Anglo-Dutch Treaty was signed in 1814 AD.
(b) The Dutch, during their stay in India, tried their hands on the minting of coinages.
(c) The Dutch, minted coins with an image of Lord Venkateswara, (God Vishnu).
(d) All of the above are wrong

9. Which of the following statement is not correct about Portuguese?
(a) They brought tobacco cultivation in India.
(b) They spread Catholicism in western and eastern coast of India.
(c) They established first printing press in India at Goa in AD 1556.
(d) ‘The Indian Medicinal Plants’ was the first scientific work which was published at Andhra Pradesh in 1563.

10. Who introduced the Subsidiary Alliance System in India?
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Ripan
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) None of these

Question   Answer
   1.        A
   2.        A
   3.        B
   4.        C
   5.        A
   6.        C
   7.        A
   8.        D
   9.        D
  10.        C

A basic knowledge of the history of India is important not only for students trying to crack entrance exams but also to understand the current events in the country. As you will see from the post below, there have been many instances in history where one dynasty was displaced by another or a foreign power invaded and conquered parts of the country. Indian freedom struggle objective questions and answers pdf

Modern history mcq for psc wbcs preliminary exam....
1. Which of the following is not correct about Prarthana Samaj?
A. The Prarthana Samaj was founded in Bombay in1867.
B. The  Prarthana Samaj was founded by Athmaram panduranga (with the help of Keshav Chandra Sen).
C. The main aim behind the establishment of the Prarthana Samaj was to make people believe in one God and worship only one God.
D. This society was against the widow remarriage.
Ans:  D

2. Who was the founder of Satyashodhak Samaj?
A. Jyotiba Phule
B. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
C. Mahadew Govind Ranade
D. Ramakrishna Bhandarkar
Ans: A

3. What was the original name of Dayananda Saraswati?
A. Malku das
B. Mul Shankara
C. Narendra
D. Dadu
Ans: B

4. Who is the author of the book “Satyarth Prakash”?
A. Dayanand Saraswati
B. Rajaram Mohan Ray
C. Mahadev Govind Ranade
D. Ramakrishna Bhandarkar
Ans: A

5. Which of the following is not correct about Arya Samaj?
A. The Arya Samajists opposed child marriages and encouraged remarriage of widows.
B. It was founded in 1875.
C. Its main motive was to promote faith in one God.
D. None of the above is correct.
Ans: D

6. Which of the following statement is not correct?
A. Veda Samaj was established in Madras in 1864.
B. By drawing inspiration from the Brahmo Samaj, the Veda Samaj was established.
C. An outstanding leader of the reform movements in western India was Kandukuri Veeresalingam.
D. Veda Samaj also condemned superstitions and rituals of orthodox Hinduism and propagated belief in one supreme God.
Ans: C

7. Where was Narayana Guru born?
A. Kerala
B.  Maharashtra
C. Bengal
D. Punjab
Ans: A

8. Where was the Devdasi System prevailed in India?
A. Southern India
B. Northern India
C. East India
D. West  India
Ans: A

9. Who advocated the concept of one caste, one religion and one God’ for all?
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Narayan Guru
C. Periyar
D. Swami Vivekananda
Ans: B

10. Who founded the Sri Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam?
A. Daya Nand Saraswati
B. Periyar Swami
C. Narayan Guru
D. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Ans: C

General Studies is one of the main section in SSC, NDA, CGL, NIPC, Railways and all other competitive exams. As we all know that GS questions are asked from the topics like Geography, Indian History, Culture. In this article I have given most important general awareness question of General Studies for upcoming exams 2021.

Quiz on indian history from 1857 to 1947 are given in this post for the competitve exams.......
1. What was the role of Tatia Tope in the 1857 mutiny?
A. He was commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb
B. He organized Bhils of Panchamahal region against the British
C. Both A and B
D. Neither A nor B
Ans. C

2. Who was the governor-general during the Revolt of 1857?
A. Lord Canning
B. Lord Irwin
C. Lord Lytton
D. Lord Willington
Ans A

3. Who was the prominent leader in Lucknow during the Revolt of 1857?
A. Begum Hazrat Mahal
B. Rani Laxmi Bai
C. Kuar Singh
D. Bahadur Shah Zafar
Ans. A

4. Sir Huge Rose described whom as ‘the best and bravest military leader of the rebel’?
A. Begum Hazrat Mahal
B. Rani Laxmi Bai
C. Kuwar Singh
D. Bahadur Shah Zafar
Ans. B

5. Who is the author of the book” The First Indian War of Independence- 1857-59”?
A. Karl Marx
B. Syed Ahmad Khan
C. R. C. Mazumdar
D. S. N. Sen
Ans. A

6. Consider the following statements related to the cause of the 1857  revolt and select the right one.
A. It was a great disparity in salaries between the Indian and European soldiers.
B. The Indian sepoys were treated with contempt by their European officers.C
C, The sepoys were sent to distant parts of the empire but were not paid any extra allowance.
D. All the above
Ans. D

7. Which of the following is one of the social reasons for 1857 revolt?
A. The English could not establish any social relationship with the Indians.
B. The racial arrogance of the British created a difference between the rulers and the ruled.
C. Both A & B
D. The company’s trade policy destroyed Indian handicrafts.
Ans. C
8. Which of the following leader associated with Barout in Uttar Pradesh during the 1857 revolts?
A. Shah Mal
B. Maulavi Ahamadullah Shah
C. Tatya Tope
D. Veer Kuwar Singh
Ans. A

9. Who among the following British Officials suppressed the Revolt of Jhansi?
A. Colin Campbell,
B. Henry Havelock
C. Henry Lawrence
D. Hugh Rose
Ans. C

10. Consider the following statement (s) related to the administrative causes of the 1857 revolt and select the correct one.
A. Deprivation of the traditional ruling classes of their luxury due to the establishment of the company's suzerainty over the Indian states;
B. Introduction of new and revenue system which snatched the land from cultivator and gave it to the moneylender or traitor.
C. Lord Canning's announcement to that Mughals would lose the title of King and be mere Princess.
D. None of the above
Ans. C

We all know that in our country we have to appear for Civil Services Examination, Competitive Exam and other Competitive Exams. For preparing these exams we need to study well so that we can clear these exams with good marks. So here we are providing you some important questions on Modern history of India in which you can get some idea.

Sample modern history questions are provides here for upcoming competitvie exams....
1. Who called Muazzam as Shahi-i- Bekhabar?
A. Kafi Khan
B. Zulfikar khan
C. Kam Baksh
D. Nur Jahan

2. Which of the following Mughal ruler who tried to create affinity between Sikh and Maratha by granted the right to collect Sardesh Mukhi of Deccan but not Chauth to the Marathas?
A. Jahander Shah
B. Muazzam
C. Akbar
D. Farukhsiyar

3. Which Mughal Ruler’s gave permission for collecting Chauth and Sardesh Mukhi on Maratha land to Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath?
A. Farrukhsiyar
B. Rafi-ud-Darajat
C. Rafi-ud-Daula
D. Muhammed Shah

4. Who among the following  Mughal Emperor became the first pensioner of the  East India Company?
A. Ahmed Shah
B. Akbar II
C. Bahadur Shah
D. Muhammed Shah

5. Consider the following statement(s) related to Mughal’s decline.
I. Mughal’s noble were well known for their loyalty but war of successor degenerated the nobility led to the decline of Mughal.
II. Mughal Empire declined due to over decentralization of administration.
Which statement (s) is/are correct?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I and II

6. Match the following
     List I                    List II
a) Peshwa                I. In charge of justice and charitable grants.
b) Majumdar            II. Assist the king with his correspondence
c) Surnavis             III. Accountant
d) Punditrao           IV. looked after the finance and general Administration    
        a        b         c           d

A.    IV       III        II          I
B.    I         II         III         IV
C.    IV       I          II          III
D.    III      IV         II          I

7. Who was Nur Jahan's son-in-law?
A. Khurram
B. Nazim
C. Abdul
D. Shahryar

8. The Mughal leader Babur originally invaded northern India
A. To creates a Shiite Muslim state.
B. Because he was unable to achieve his ambitious goals in central Asia.
C. To control the trade routes into Southeast Asia.
D. To defeat his longstanding enemy, the sultan of Delhi.

9. Which of the following statement is not related to the Akbar's reign?
A. Religious toleration for Hindus and Sikhs.
B. A syncretic religion, called "divine faith," which stressed loyalty to the emperor.
C. A centralized administrative structure with ministers appointed to regional provinces.
D. Education and basic rights for Indian women.

10. Which of the following statement is related to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb?
A. Replaced many Hindu temples with mosques.
B. Promoted religious toleration.
C. Converted to Hinduism.
D. Presided over an era of religious harmony.

Question  Answer
   1.           A
   2.           B
   3.           A
   4.           B
   5.           A
   6.           A
   7.           D
   8.           B
   9.           D
  10.           A