UPSC question paper – 2015-2020 – Indian National Movement





#1. The Gandhi-Irwin Pact included which of the following? [2020] 1. Invitation to Congress to participate in the Round Table Conference 2. Withdrawal of Ordinances promulgated in connection with the Civil Disobedience Movement 3. Acceptance of Gandhi’s suggestion for enquiry into police excesses 4. Release of only those prisoners who were not charged with violence Select the correct answer using the code given below

#2. With reference to the book “Desher Katha” written by Sakharam Ganesh Deuskar during the freedom struggle, consider the following statements : [2020-] 1. It warned against the Colonial State’s hypnotic conquest of the mind. 2. It inspired the performance of swadeshi street plays and folk songs. 3. The use of ‘desh’ by Deuskar was in the specific context of the region of Bengal. Which of the statements given above are correct?

#3. With reference to the history of India, “Ulgulan” or the Great Tumult is the description of which of the following events? [2020]

#4. With reference to Indian National Movement, consider the following pairs : [2019] Persons: Position head 1. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru : President, All India Liberal Federation 2. K.C. Neogy : Member, The Constituent Assembly 3. P.C. Joshi : General Secretary, Communist Party of India Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?

#5. With reference to the British colonial rule in India, consider the following statements : [2019] 1. Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in the abolition of the system of 'indentured labour'. 2. In Lord Chelmsford's War Conference', Mahatma Gandhi did not support the resolution on recruiting Indians for World War. 3. Consequent upon the breaking of Salt Law by Indian people, the Indian National Congress was declared illegal by the colonial rulers. Which of the statements given above are correct?

#6. With reference to Swadeshi Movement, consider the following statements : [2019] 1. It contributed to the revival of the indigenous artisan crafts and industries. 2. The National Council of Education was established as a part of Swadeshi Movement. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#7. In 1920, which of the following changed its name to "Swarajya Sabha"? (2018)

#8. Which one of the following is a very significant aspect of the Champaran Satyagraha? (2018)

#9. After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government? 1. The territories called 'Santhal Paraganas' were create(d) [2018] 2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non- Santhal. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#10. He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji and Shrikrishna; stayed in America for some time; and was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was (2018)

#11. Consider the following statements: [2017] 1. The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions. 2. N.M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

#12. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for (2017)

#13. The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to? [2017]

#14. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events : 1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy 2. Quit India Movement launched 3. Second Round Table Conference What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events? (2017)

#15. In the context of Indian history, the principle of "Dyarchy (diarchy)" refers to (2017)

#16. Consider the following pairs: [2017] 1. Radhakanta President of the British Indian Association 2. GazuluLakshminarasuChetty: FDeb: First ounder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha 3. Surendranath Banerjee: Founder of the Indian Association Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

#17. Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule? 1. Lord Cornwallis 2. Alexander Reed 3. Thomas Munro Select the correct answer using the code given below: (2017)

#18. The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ were adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the (2016)


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