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UPSC question paper – 2015-2020 – Modern History

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#1. The Vital-Vidhvansak, the first monthly journal to have the untouchable people as its target audience was published by (2020)

#2. Which of the following statements correctly explain the impact of the Industrial Revolution on India during the first half of the nineteenth century? [2020-I]

#3. Wellesley established the Fort William College at Calcutta because [2020-I]

#4. ndigo cultivation in India declined by the beginning of the 20th century because of [2020-I]

#5. Consider the following pairs : [2019-I] Movement: Organization Leader 1. All India Anti-Untouchability League: Mahatma Gandhi 2. All India Kisan Sabha: Swami Sahajanad Saraswati 3. Self Respect Movement: E.V. Ramaswami Naicker Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

#6. Consider the following statements about 'the Charter Act of 1813' : [2019-I] 1. It ended the trade monopoly of the East India Company in India except for trade in tea and trade with China. 2. It asserted the sovereignty of the British Crown over the Indian territories held by the Company. 3. The revenues of India were now controlled by the British Parliament. Which of the statements given above are correct?

#7. With reference to land reforms in independent India, which one of the following statements is correct? [2019-I]

#8. Consider the following events: [2018-I] 1. The first democratically elected communist party government formed in a State in Indi(a) 2. India's then largest bank, 'Imperial Bank of India', was renamed 'State Bank of India'. 3. Air India was nationalised and became the national carrier. 4. Goa became a part of independent Indi(a) Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

#9. Which one of the following foreign travellers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India? (2018)

#10. Who among the following were the founders of the "Hind Mazdoor Sabha" established in 1948 ? [2018-I]

#11. Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India ? [2018-I] 1. Charter Act of 1813 2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823 3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy Select the correct answer using the code given below

#12. Regarding Wood's Dispatch, which of the following statements are true ? [2018-I] 1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduce(d) 2. Establishment of universities was recommende(d) 3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommende(d) Select the correct answer using the code given below :

#13. With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs of Institution vs Founder: [2018-I] 1. Sanskrit College at Benaras: William Jones 2. Calcutta Madarsa: Warren Hastings 3. Fort William College: Arthur Wellesley Which of the pairs given above is/are correct ? (2018)

#14. Which among the following events happened earliest ? [2018-I]

#15. Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the (2018)

#16. Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley? [2018-I]

#17. The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were [2018-I]

#18. With reference to cultural history of India, consider the following statements : [2018-I] 1. Most of the Tyagaraja Kritis are devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishn(a) 2. Tyagaraja created several new ragas. 3. Annamacharya and Tyagaraja are contemporaries. 4. Annamacharya kirtanas are devotional songs in praise of Lord Venkateshwar(a) Which of the statements given above are correct?

#19. The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War [2016-I]

#20. What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907? [2016-I]

#21. Consider the following : [2016-I] 1. Calcutta Unitarian Committee 2. Tabernacle of New Dispensation 3. Indian Reform Association Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?

#22. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to (2016)

#23. Satya ShodhakSamaj organized (2016)

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