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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2006-2010- Modern History

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Modern History from the year 2006-2010 with answers.

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#1. With reference to Pondicherry (now Puducherry), consider the following statements: [2010] 1. The first European power to occupy Pondicherry were the Portuguese. 2. The second European power to occupy Pondicherry were the French. 3. The English never occupied Pondicherry. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

#2. What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the third battle of Panipat ? [2010]

#3. By a regulation in 1793, the District Collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. What was the reason for such a regulation ? [2010]

#4. Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service ? (2010)

#5. Consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Diamond Harbour. 2. The first Export Processing Zone in India was set up in Kandla. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#6. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta? (2009)

#7. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008] List-I (Author) List-II (Work) A. Bankimchandra 1. Shatranj ke Khilari B. Dinabandhu Mitra 2. Debi Chaudhurani C. Premchand 3. Nil-Darpan 4. Chandrakanta

#8. Who among the following wrote the book Bahubivah? (2007)

#9. Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the British in India? [2007]

#10. Consider the following statements: 1. Robert Clive was the first Governor-General of Bengal. 2. William Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?[2007]

#11. Who among the following Europeans were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders? [2007]

#12. The First Factory Act restricting the working hours of women and children and authorizing local government to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time? [2007]

#13. The ruler of which one of the following States was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance? (2007)

#14. Who among the following started the newspaper Shome Prakash? (2007)

#15. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny? (2006)

#16. With reference to the ‘revolt of the year’ who of the following was betrayed by ‘friend’ captured and put to death by the British? (2006)

#17. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel ‘Anand Math’? (2006)

#18. Consider the following statements: 1. The Charter Act, 1853 abolished East India Company monopoly of Indian trade. 2. Under the Government of India Act, 1858 the British Parliament abolished the rule of East India Company and undertook the responsibility of ruling India directly Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [2006]

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