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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2001-2005- Modern History

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Modern History from the year 2001-2005 with answers.

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#1. Who among the following was a proponent of Fabianism as a movement? (2005)

#2. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battles fought in India in the 18th Century? [2005]

#3. Consider the following statements: 1. Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British pattern. 2. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773. 3. The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860. Which of the statements given above are correct? [2005]

#4. Which one of the following is the correct statement? [2005

#5. Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act? (2005)

#6. Consider the following statements: 1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune School at Calcutta with the main aim of encouraging education for women. 2. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first graduate of the Calcutta University. 3. Keshav Chandra Sen's campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati by the Governor General. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [2005]

#7. Which one of the following territories was not affected by the Revolt of 1857 ? (2005)

#8. Which one of the following places did Kunwar Singh, a prominent leader of the Revolt of 1857 belong to ? [2005]

#9. Consider the following statements: 1. In the Third Battle of Panipat, Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Ibrahim Lodi. 2. Tipu Sultan was killed in the Third Anglo-Mysore War. 3. Mir Jafar entered in a conspiracy with the English for the defeat of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah in the Battle of Plassey. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [2004]

#10. Consider the following princely States of the British rule in India: [2004] 1. Jhansi 2. Sambalpur 3. Satara The correct chronological order in which they were annexed by the British is (2004)

#11. Consider the following Viceroys of India during the British rule: 1. Lord Curzon 2. Lord Chelmsford 3. Lord Hardinge 4. Lord Irwin Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of their tenure? (2004)

#12. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2004]

#13. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? List-I (Period) List-II 1. AD 1767–69 First Anglo-Maratha War 2. AD 1790–92 Third Mysore War 3. AD 1824–26 First Anglo-Burmese War 4. AD 1845–46 Second Sikh War Select the correct answer using the codes given below: [2004]

#14. n India, the first Bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was: (2003)

#15. With reference to colonial rule in India, what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883? [2003]

#16. Which one of the following provisions was not made in the Charter Act of 1833 ? [2003]

#17. Which one of the following statements is not correct? [2003]

#18. The aim of education as stated by the Wood's Despatch of 1854 was: [2003]

#19. In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at: [2003]

#20. With reference to the entry of European powers into India, which one of the following statements is not correct? [2003]

#21. During the colonial period in India, what was the purpose of the Whitley Commission?

#22. Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy's authority over his Executive Council by substituting "Portfolio" or departmental system for corporate functioning? [2002]

#23. Match List-I (Acts of Colonial Government of India) with List-II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002] List-I List-II (Acts of Colonial (Provisions) Government of India) A. Charter Act, 1813 1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India B. Regulating Act 2. Company's trade monopoly in India was ended C. Act of 1858 3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown D. Pitt's India Act 4. The Company's directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and docu- ments pertaining to the administration of the company

#24. With which one of the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765? (2002)

#25. Which one of the following submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India's direct representation in the British parliament? [2002]

#26. Who amongst the following Englishmen, first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English? [2001]

#27. Consider the following statements: [2001] 1. Arya Samaj was founded in 1835. 2. Lala Lajpat Rai opposed the appeal of Arya Samaj to the authority of Vedas in support of its social reform programme. 3. Under Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj campaigned for women's education. 4. Vinoba Bhave founded the Sarvodya Samaj to work among refugees. Which of these statements are correct?

#28. Under the Permanent Settlement, 1793, the Zamindars are required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was: [2001]

#29. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2001]

#30. Who among the following Indian rulers established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines? [2001]

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