1400+ History Questions In English For All Competitive Exams

1400+ History Questions In English For All Competitive Exams

In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families?Grama

What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions?Brahmi

Which ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period?Broach

Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi?Anangpal

Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India?Feroze Shan Tughlaq

Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period?The Bijapur School

Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhiji in South Africa?Polak

Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing bank?Mahatma Gandhi

At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?Champaran

Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?Jahangir

Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India?Aurangzeb

In which nomad man started settling?Neolithic Age

Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest?Second and seventh

Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras?Mahavira

Which site, where Ashokan pillars exist, has the bull capital?Rampurva

During which reign was Kalidasa lived?Chandragupta II

Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram?Krishna III

Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud

The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar in the battle of Talikota?Berar

Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British?Sher Shah Suri

Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’?Aurangzeb’s wife

Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third Anglo Maratha War?The Peshwa

By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism) started?Swami Dayanand Saraswati

“The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels” about whom was this said by Sir Hugh Rose?Rani of Jhansi

During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’?Protest against Rowlatt Act

In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom?Rajgir

Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?Prithviraj III

Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin?Kashmir

Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle?Plassey

Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley Civilization percolated to far south?Krishna

The term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in latertirnes, what did it denote?A coin

Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha?Jatakas

Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society into feudal society?Practice of land grants

By whom was the ‘Shahnama’ written?Firdausi

The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of which rular?Achyuta Raya

Which Mughal Emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar?Akbar

Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military force?Guru Gobind Singh

Which decisive battle was fought during the Third Carnatic War between the English and the French?Wandiwash

The ruler of which State was removed from power by the British on the protext of misgovernance?Awadh

What was the original name of Tansen, the most famous musician at the court of Akbar?Ramtanu Pande

Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern lines?Tipu Sultan

When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished?During 2500-1750 B.C

What are the main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley Civilization?A r c h a e o l o g i c a l excavations

What was the rate of land revenue as ‘given in the dharma shastras?6-Jan

In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India?Srilanka

Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism?Kanishka

Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas?Skanda Gupta

To which work is Devichandraguptam related?Chandra Gupta II

Who is most famous for” the establishment of an elaborate system of municipal administration?Chandragupta Maurya

By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504?Sikandar Lodi

Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transfer his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad?To control South India better

During which reign was the East India Company founded in London?Akbar

Who was known as ‘Lady with Lamp’?Florence Nightingale

Which Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar?Sisodiya

Where was Shivaji crowned as an independent king?Raigarh

Which saint name is associated with Shivaji?Ram Das

By whom was Island of Bombay was given to the English Prince Charles II as dowry?Portuguese

Which first Europeans came to India?Portuguese

During which movement was ‘Mahatma’ added before Gandhiji’s name?Champaran satyagraha

Who was impeached in England for his actions in India?Warren Hastings

Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress?Dadabhai Naoroji

When was the monopoly of East India Company in trade brought under the control of the British Crown?1773 A.D.

By whom was the Home Rule Movement in India was started?Annie Besant and Tilak

After whose name was a women’s division of the Indian National Army named?Rani Jhansi

Who started the newspaper Shome Prakash?Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

In whose court was a Chinese embassy sent by Tang emperor?Harshavardhana

Which inscription mentions Pulkesin II’s military success against Harshavardhana?Aihole Inscription

Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in whose book?Vishakhdatta

Who stated that there was no slavery in India?Megasthenes

Which ruler had granted Diwani to the East India company?Shah Alam II

What is the name of the group of languages spoken by the largest number of people in India?Indo-Aryan

On which thing did the Buddhism and Jainism both give stress?Non-violence

Which silver coins Issued by the Guptas?Rupayaka

By whom was the rare work on architecture, Samarangana Sutradhara written?Bhoja Paramara

Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to introduce the practice of ‘Sijda’?Balban

Which Sultan of Delhi imposed Jazfya on the Brahmins also?Firoz Tughlaq

Who got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India?Dr. Zakir Hussain

The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar from which system was it borrowed from?Mongolia

The Maratha power reached the zenith of its glory during which reign?Shivaji

Which Land tenure systems was introduced by Lord Cornwallis?Zamindari

By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first made?Dadabhai Naoroji

Who is the author of the book ‘Glimpses of World History’?Jawaharlal Nehru

Who attended the Second Round Table Conference as the representative of the Congress?Gandhiji

Which reservoir is constructed on Chambal?Gandhi Sagar

Which state was in the development of hydroelectricity the pioneering state?Karnataka

Which is the most malleable metal?Gold

During the Mughal period which trader first came to India?English

A Fortgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, is about which Empire?Vijaynagar Empire

Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Later Vedic period?Varuna

Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism?Menander

During which reign did both Vardhaman Mahavira and Gautama Buddha preach their doctrines?Bimbisara

What is the name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his inscriptions?Priyadarsi

Which Gupta ruler was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal accomplishment?Chandragupta-II

Who contributed the Chalukya in Western India?Guptas

The Kalachuri era counted from A.D. 248 what was mostly in currnet?Andhra

By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made?Dadabhai Naoroji

Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din Khalji?Kashmir

Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles?Balban

Who built Char Minar?Quli Qutb Shah

On the ruins of which Hindu kingdom was the kingdom of Golconda founded?Kakatiyas

Where is Buland Darwaza situated?Fatehpur Sikri

During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed?Sher Shah

By whom was the Sikh Khalsa founded?Guru Gobind Singh

On 13th April of which year Guru Gobind Singh established Khalsa?1699

The Maratha power reached its zenith during which Peshwaship?Balaji II

Which lake in India has the highest water salinity?Sambhar

In which year did the Peshwa became the official head of Maratha administration?1748 A.D.

Bhopal gas tragedy struck in the year 1984 due to the leakage of which gas?Methyl-iso-cyanate

Which is the first company-managed major port in India?Ennore

Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre?Lord Chelmsford

What was the first venture of Gandhiji in all-India politics?Rowlatt Satyagraha

During the reign of which Indian National Congress banned and over 1,20,000 persons were arrested?Lord Willingdon

Who led the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905)?Surendranath Banerjee

Who among the following had led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi?Syed Haider Raza

A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at which place?Kashmir

Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art?Kushans

Which is the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India?Damodar Valley Corporation

Recently reserves of diamond have been reported in Madhya Pradesh from which place?Devbhog

Who is associated with Tashkent Agreement?Lal Bahadur Shastri

In India, where did the Dutch establish their earliest factory?Masulipattanam

In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?Seals

In which year was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered?1921

Purushsukta is a part of which veda?Rigveda

What are the brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha?Dhrupad vocalists

Which was common both to the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?Horses

Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha?Mahakassapa

By which method is the age of most ancient geological formations estimated?C4 method

Ban-Ki-Moon the Secretary general of UNO belongs to which country?South Korea

In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan?Malia

Who is the Father of local self government in India?Lord Ripon

Who was the last ruler of Sunga dynasty?Devabhuti

What was the pen name of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye?Kamla Kant

‘Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny’ book was written by which person?Swami Vivekananda

Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda?Charaka

In ancient India, Nalanda University was a great centre for the study of which religion?Mahayana Buddhism

By whom was the first Muslim invasion of India lead?Muharnmad-bin-Oasim

The Arab conquest of Sind took place in which year?712 A.D.

Which was the medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of agriculture?Mohammad Bin Tughlaq

Why is Sher Shah is well known for his administrative skill,?Land revenue system

By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in Bangladesh) built?Sher Shah

The Upanishads were translated into Persian by the orders of which rular?Dara Shikoh

‘Padmavat’ of Malik Muhammad Jaisi, a notable, work in Hindi, was completed during which reign?Sher Shah

Who commanded the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat?Sadashiv Rao Bhau

Tejaswini Sawant is the first Indian woman to be crowned World Champion in which sports?Shooting

Which forms the western boundary of the Indian sub-continent?Hindukush

Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of which family?Satyashodhak Samaj

By whom was the practice of Sati was declared illegal?Lord William Bentinck

Who was the leader to have the unique distinction of firing the first shot in the rebellion of 1857?Mangal Pande

The world famous ‘Khajuraho’ sculptures are located in which State?Madhya Pradesh

In the Interim Government formed in the year 1946, who held the portfolio of Defence?Baldev Singh

From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his historic Dandi March?Sabarmati Ashram

Who first voiced the idea of a separate Muslim state in India?Mohammad Iqbal

Who was responsible for the integration of Indian Princely States?Sardar Patel

By which was Yavanika (Curtain) introduced in Indian theatre?Greeks

The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in which language?Ardhamagadhi

Kula, Kufri, Kajjair and Dalhousie are all tourists place of which state?Himachal Pradesh

Of which Religion-wise the sculpture were found at Kankali tila in Mathura?Jaina

By whom was the famous ‘Kirti Stambha’ at Chittor built?Rana Kumbha

Which of the British Officials defeated Portuguese at Sowlley?Thomas Best

Which element of Hinduism was practised in the Indus Valley Civilization?Cult of Shiva

What was the script of Indus Valley Civilization?Undeciphered

What are Brahmanas?Texts on sacrificial rituals

What is the meaning of ‘Buddha’?The Enlightened one

Kautilya was the Prime Minister of which Indian ruler?Chandragupta Maurya

Before ascending the Maurya throne, Ashoka served as–As a Viceroy of Taxila

What were the two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan?Works of the Gupta Art

Who has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’?Samudragupta

During the reign of which Pallava ruler did the Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visit Kanchi?Narasimhavaram I

What was Sher Shah’s real name?Farid

Which battle was fought in 1192 A.D.?Second Battle of Tarain

During whose reign did the Mongols first invaded India?Iltutmish

Who was contemporary of Namdev?Sena

Who was the earliest Sufi Saint to have settled at Ajmer?Sheikh Moinuddin Chisti

Under whose reign did Mughal Empire extend up to Tamil territory in the South?Aurangzeb

Which Rajput mansabdar revolted against Aurangzeb?Durgadas Rathore

Which was the last governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal emperor?Murshid Quli Khan

Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’?Guru Hargovind

Who was the first Indian to get selected in ICS?Surendranath Banerjee

Who was the first Governor General of Bengal?Warren Hastings

What was the real name of Tantiya Tope?R a m c h a n d r a Panduranga

Who was the British PM at the time of Revolt of 1857?Pamstern

The Cabinet Mission to India headed by–Lord Pethick Lawrence

Who advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India?Jawaharlal Nehru

Who also had the name Devanama Piyadasi?Mauryan King Ashoka

Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress?Dadabhai Naoroji

Which historical personality of India is also known as Vishnugupta?Chanakya

The English East India Company founded a permanent factory at Surat in which year?1613

Which Harappan site had a dock?Lothal

Which Veda throws light on the beliefs and practices of the non-Aryans?Atharvaveda

Lathyrism is caused by excessive consumption of which thing?Khesari Dal

The code of conduct of the Vedic society was laid out in which text?Smritis

Who was the founder of the Nanda dyansty?Mahapadma Nanda

Who was a great ruler of Kalinga in ancient times?Kharavela

What was the language of the Satavahana inscription?Prakrit

The great grammarian Patanjali of ancient India was contemporary of–Pushyamitra Sunga

Who deciphered the Brahmi script?James Princep

Which ruler was adorned with the title of ‘Maharajadhiraja’ (King of Kings)?Chandragupta I

In ancient peninsular India, who assumed the title ‘Vatapikonda’?Narasimhavarman

Prithviraj Chauhan belonged to which Rajput dynasty?Gahadavalas

Under which Sultan, Khalisa land increased considerably?Alauddin Khilji

By whom was the structure of Qutab Minar was completed?Iltutmish

When Akbar was young, Who was his guardian?Bairam Khan

In which year Akbar assumed actual control over the administration of his empire?1560

By whom was Nishat Garden built?Jahangir

Which Mughal ruler banned music and dancing?Aurangzeb

Who succeeded Siraj-ud-Daulah as Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Plassey?Mir Jafar

Where did Shahjahan build the Moti Masjid?Agra

In which year was Vande Mataram first sung at the session of the Indian National Congress?1896

Which State was first annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the Doctrine of Lapse?Satara

Which leader of the Revolution of 1857 had the real name of Ram Chandra Pandurang?Tatiya Tope

Where has the largest concentration of Harappan sites been found?Ghaggar-Hakra

Where was a copper chariot of Harappa times was discovered?At Daimabad

Which Chola ruler converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chela lake’?Rajendra I

Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?Dantidurga

Which ruler at first assumed the title of ‘Hazrat-i-Ala’ and afterwards ‘Sultan’?Sher Shah Suri

Mughal dynasty was to Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’ as Lodi dynasty was to which ruler?Ibrahim Lodi

When the first metal tool came into being why was it used for?Clearing jungles

When did the concept of pollution emerge clearly?In the Post-Vedic period

Which of the Vedas was divided into ‘White’ and ‘Black’ parts?Yajur

Who is often described as the second ‘Parasurama’ or the exterminator of the entire kshatriya race?Mahapadrna

Who, was the Nanda ruler at the time of Alexander’s invasion?Dhana Nanda

To whom the ‘Yavanas’ refer?Greeks

Who earned the title of a ‘Liberator’?Ashoka

Vatapi was the capital of the which reign?Chalukyas

Which Muslim emperor was attracted by the beauty of Queen Padmini?Alauddin Khilji

By whom was the ‘Tahqiq-i-Hind’, a famous literary work, written?Alberuni

Which Bhakti saint wrote the commentary on Vedanta sutras in Sanskrit?Vallabhacharya

During the reign of emperor was the artillery most perfect and numerous?Aurangzeb

Who was last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne?Muhammad Shah

From which ruler did Albuquerque capture Goa?Bijapur

Which European were the last to come- to pre-independence India as traders?French

Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?Badruddin Tyyabji

Who was the first Englishman to preside over a Congress session?George Yule

Which Urdu poets was invited, to the Second and Third Round Table Conference?Muhammad Iqbal

Which first movement was launched against the British in India?Swadeshi Movement

When did East African Development Bank come into force?1967

Who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the Second Round Table Conference?Ramsay Macdonald

By whom was the first republic of the world established in Vaishali?Lichhavi

Between which was the ancient town of Takshasila located?Indus and Jhelum

Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj (Department of Arrears)?Alauddin Khalji

Who deserves the credit for contruction of Lal Quila?Shahjahan

Who was the daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb?Zebunnisa

Which veda contains the Gayatri Mantra?Rigveda

The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rigveda is dedicated to which deity?Savitri

With which religion is Kalvalya associated?Jainism

Who was the greatest Buddhist commentator of the Buddhist canonical literature?Ashvaqhosha

During the Sangam Age which dynasty was not in power?Pallavas

With which external trade of the Sangam were people carried on?Romans

Which Chola king fought against the Shailendia king of Shri Vijaya and defeated him?Rajendra Chola I

The titles of ‘Mummadi Chola’, ‘Cholamartanda’ and ‘Raja Kesari Aromoli’ were assumed by which Chola ruler?Rajaraja

In which field did Indians in ancient time learn a lot from the Greeks?Music

Which ruler died while playing ‘Chaugan’?Jalal-ud-din-Khilji

Who ruler was the builder of Jahan-Panah, Delhi’s fourth city?Sultan Muhammad-bin- Tughlaq

Which Kingdom was annexed by Bahlol Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, in 1484 AD?Jaunpur

When Akbar was born, Humayun was under the shelter of which king?Raja of Amarkot

The Maratha kingdom was founded by Shivaji during which reign?Aurangzeb I

The Maratha Chief, Sambhaji was executed during which reign?Aurangzeb

Who was the first European to translate the Bhagwad Gita into English?Charles Wilkins

By whom was the Asiatic Society established in Calcutta?Sir William Jones

Which reformer from Maharashtra was known as Lokhitavadi?Gopal Hari Deshmukh

Where was the sepoys revolted openly in 1857?Meerut

By whom was the Civil Disobedience Movement led in the North-West Frontier Province?Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

What was the capital of Kakatiya dynasty?Warangal

During the freedom struggle, who established ‘The Deccan Educational Society’?M. G. Ranade

With whom was the last opportunity to avoid the partition of India lost?Cabinet Mission

Which ruler in India challenged the authority of the Ulemas or Muslim clergy?Alauddin Khilji

Who organised Ashwamedha Yajna in Gupta Period?Samudragupta

Who was the Mughal Emperor to have lifted the Jaziya on Hindus?Akbar

Who was defeated at kannauj in the hands of Sher Shah in 1540?Humayun

Where was first Madarasa set up by the British in India?Calcutta

Which archaeologist initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilization?Rakhal Das Banerji

What was the main characteristic of the Indus Valley Civilization?Town planning

Which Mauryan emperor abdicated his throne and migrated to the south to live as Jain ascetic?Chandragupta Maurya

Which Gupta ruler was a poet and a musician and was adorned with the title of Kaviraja or King of poets?Samudragupta

Who is considered as the first national ruler of India?Chandragupta Maurya

Which ruler was known as Amitraghata, the ‘destroyer of foes’?Bindusara

By whom was the largest grant of villages to temples and brahmanas given?The Guptas

Who was the first and the last woman ruler of Delhi?Razia Sultan

Which General of Ala-ud-din Khilji, was known as the Rustam of the age and the hero of the time?Malik Kafur

When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagara empire in South India?Krishna Deva Raya

Who was a contemporary of Chingiz Khan?Iltutmish

The number of wives of which Mughal ruler ‘fell short even of the Quranic allowance of four’?Aurangzeb

During which ruler were Upanishads translated into Persian?Shah Jahan

In where were Bengal the headquarters of East India Company located?Fort William

Who set up the Atmiya Sabha in Kolkata in the first half of the nineteenth century?Ram Mohan Roy

What was the original name of Swami Dayananda Saraswati?Mula Shankar

Who had started ‘Mitra Mela’ Association?Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Which was a revolutionary who later turned into a yogi and a philosopher?Aurobindo Ghosh

With how many volunteers did Gandhiji start on his famous Dandi march on March 12, 1930?78

Who opposed Mahatma Gandhi’s association with the Khilafat movement?Mohammed Alix Jinnah

Where has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Buddha been installed?Bamiyan

Who taught the doctrine of Shunyata (Shunyavad)?Nagarjuna

Who appointed Ibn Batuta as the Chief Qazi of Delhi?M o h a m m a d - b i n - Tughlaq

Which philosophical system was founded by Vallabhacharya?Suddhadvaita

Which Europeans, were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders?French

Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India?Jyoti Basu

Which Indus citiy was known for water management?Mohenjo-daro

The vedic deity Indra was the god of which thing?Rain and thunder

A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. it is heard at New York on which day?The same day at 7.30 a.m.

Which was the last Buddhist text produced in India?Vamsathapakasini

Buddha died in which Mahajanpada?Mall

During the Sangam Age, Uraiyur was the capital of which rular?Cholas

In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called ‘paragana’ was headed by an official?Amil

Mughal dynasty was to Bahadur Shah Zafar-as what was Lodi dynasty to?Ibrahim Lodi

Whose philosophy is called the Advaita?Shankaracharya

Which Mughal emperor’s tomb is outside India?Jahangir

When the East India Company came into existence, By whom was England was ruled?Tudors

Who was the Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmed Shah Abdali’s invasion of India?Shah Alam II

Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on which date?43568

The first major inscription in classical Sanskrit is that of which king?Rudradaman

Which is considered an encyclopedia of Indian Medicine?Charaka Samhita

Which part was called Babul Makka (Gate of Makka) during the Mughal Period?Surat

Who among the following has issued the coin rupee for the first time?Shershah Suri

Who was the Governor General tomerge Sindh in British India?Lord Ellenborough

In what commodity the English first conducted trade from India?Indigo

In which veda is the famous Vedic saying “War begins in the minds of men” stated?Atharvaveda

Tradition has it that By whom was Ajatasatru instigated to murder his father?Devadatta

Shishunaga dynasty is credited to have destroyed which mahajanpada?Avanti

Which Gupta ruler defeated the Huna ruler, Mihirakula?Yasodharman

In the context of the reign of Guptas and their successors, what is Vishti’?Forced labour

Which was the first dynasty of the Vijayanagar kingdom?Sangama

The Kingdom of Vijayanagar came into existence during which reign?M u h a m m a d - b i n - Tughlaq

Which was the king generally considered to be the greatest ruler of Kashmir in the 15th century?Zain-ul-Abidin

Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?Jehangir

Raja Rammohan Roy and David Hare were associated with the foundation of which college?Hindu College

Who was the founder of the Radha Swami Satsang?Siva Dayal Saheb

Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was passed during which Viceroyality?Curzon

What are the birth and death years of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?1891, 1956

In which year did the Congress loose its monopoly of power in the States for the first time after the elections?1967

By whom was General Dyer who was responsible for Jallianwala Bagh massacre was shot dead?Udham Singh

Megasthenes was an envoy of which king?Seleucus

Who in ancient India assumed the title amitraghata?Bindusar

Which Mauryan ruler did conquer the Deccan?Bindusara

In the kingdom of Satavahanas of ancient India, what was a district called?Ahara

The Bahmanis of the Deccan rose to prominence in which century?14th century

Which Governor General is associated with Doctrine of Lapse?Lord Dalhousie

Which Sikh Guru helped the rebel prince Khusro with money and blessings?Guru Arjun Dev

Which presents the most significant feature of Indus Valley Civilization?Burnt brick buildings

Of which thing were the Indus Valley houses built?Bricks

In which reign was the first Buddhist Council held?Ajatashatru

Which ruler of India who ruled over territories in Central Asia beyond the Pamirs?Kanishka

By whom was Saka era founded?Kanishka

The temples built during the medieval period by which dynasty are known as ‘Seven Pagodas’?Pallavas

Which Sultan added the Alai Darwaza to the Qutab Minar?Alauddin Khalji

‘Arhai-Din-Ka Jhonpra’ built by Qutbuddin Aibak, where is this located?Ajmer

By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made?Dadabhai Naoroji

Akbar founded his own religion known as ‘Din-i-Ilahi’ what was its mean?Divine faith

In which year did Akbar defeat Rana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati?1576

Which territory was outside the boundaries of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar?Bijapur

When Akbar surrounded Chittor fort, who saved it for four months?Jaimal

Which was adopted from the Maurya dynasty in the emblem of Government of India?Four lions

Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’?Dadabhai Naoroji

Which upheaval took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857?Indigo Disturbances

Who has directed the film ‘Little Buddha’?Bernardo Bertolucci

Which is the largest mustard oil growing state?U.P.

Which revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his noval Anand Math?Sanyasi rebellion

By whom was the Indian Independence League set up?Ras Behari Bose

Quit India Movement started after the failure of which proposal?Cripps’ proposal

Which dynasty succeeded Sungas?Kanvas

The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram were built under the patronage of which king?Pallava kings

Which religion was patronised by Rashtrakutas?Jainism

Tipu Sultan took support of which power to fight the English?French

Who was the founder of the autonomous kingdom of Avadh?Saadat Khan Burhan- ul-Mulk

With which had the Indus Valley people trade relations?Mesopotamia

Which Directive Principle is based on Gandhian ideology?Promotion of cottage industries

At which Harappan site have traces of a horse been found?Surkotda

By whom was the Fourth Buddhist-Council held?Kanishka

Who said ‘At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom’?Jawaharlal Nehru

Late Raja Ravi Verma, was an eminent figure in which field?Painting

In whose rule was Islam, as the state religion, abolished?Akbar

With whom did Alberuni come to India?Mahmud of Ghazni

Who was teh most famous court-poet (in Hindi literature) of Akbar?Abdur Rahim-Khan-i- Khanan

By whom was Agra Fort built?Akbar

The treaty of Purandhar was signed in 1665 with Shivaji by which soldier statesman?Raja Jai Singh

Who was the successor of Shivaji?Sambhaji

Who was the leader of the Young Bengal Movement?Henry Vivian Derozio

Who composed the National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’?Rabindranath Tagore

On the death of Gandhiji, who said that “The light has gone out of our lives…..”?Jawaharlal Nehru

Where was Swarajya declared as the goal of the Congress at its session held in 1906?Calcutta

During which Gupta king’s reign did the chinese traveller Fahien visit India?Chandragupta II

Which king of the Gupta Dynasty was called the’ Napolean of India’?Samudragupta

Which was a renowned Jain scholar who greatly honoured by Akbar?Harivijaya

Of which site of Harappan is associated with rice cultivation?Lothal

Who usurped the throne of Magadlia in 322 B. C.?Chandragupta Maurya

Which ruler of southern India were the contemporaries of kings of the Gupta empire?Vakatakas

Which was the great Hindu king who combined in himself the qualities of Samudragupta and Ashoka?Harshavardhana

Who used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India?Dadabhai Naoroji

The writer of Mahabhasya ‘Patanjali’ was a contemporary of which ruler?Pushyamitra Sunga

Who laid the foundation of the first independent Turkish kingdom in India?Qutubuddin Aibak

Who first divided his empire into Iqtas during the process of civil administration?Iltutmish

Which lady wrote a historical account during the Mughal Period?Gulbadan Begam

Between which the Battle of Khanwa was fought?Babar and Rana Sanga

Which war was ended by the Treaty of Madras?First Mysore war

To whom the credit of discovering the sea route of India goes?Portuguese

Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?Atharva-veda

Which Indian leader was dismissed by British from the Indian Civil Service?Surendranath Banerji

Who was the first President of the Indian Trade Union Congress in 1920?Lala Lajpat Rai

Who is known as the Ught of Asia?Lord Buddha

Which king was an ardent follower of Jainism?Kharavela

In which century did the famous Chinese pilgrim Fahien visit India?5th century AD

Which was the official language of Gupta period?Sanskrit

Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India in which year?1498

Which was capital of Raja Ranjit Singh of Punjab?Lahore

Which God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals, represented on a seal from Mohenjodaro?Pashupati

Who was the first foreigner to invade India?Darius I

Who was made the Home Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru formed the Interim Government in 1946?Sardar Patel

Which Gupta ruler was related to the Licchavis on his mother’s side?Samudragupta

In which inscription are the achievements of Samudragupta described?Allahabad pillar inscription

Which Sultan of Delhi has been described by the historians as the ‘mixture of opposites’?Muhammad Tughluq

Nicolo Conti, the traveller, who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D., belongs to which country?Italy

In the Delhi Sultanate, the work of ‘Mustauf-i-Mamalik’ was related to which?Auditing

Where did Akbar build the Panch Mahal, noted for its various types of pillars?Fatehpur Sikri

Who built the mausoleum of Jahangir and where?Nur Jahan at Lahore

By whom were India’s famous Peacock Throne and the diamond Koh-e-Noor taken away?Nadir Shah

With reference to the Revolt of 1857, who laid siege to Jhansi in March 1858?Sir Hugh Rose

Dhondu Pant is better known as which name?Nana Saheb

Whose ideas had Influenced Mahatma Gandhi’s thought?Tolstoy

With reference to Indian freedom struggle which event occurred earliest?Lucknow Pact

In India, in which sector was the co-operative movement initiated?Agricultural credit

The ‘Paditrupputtu’ is a collection of poems in the praise of which king?Chera

The silver coins of the Gupta period were known by which name?Rupyaka

Which structure was constructed by Emperor Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri?Panch Mahal

Who was the first Indian Hindi scholar of the Mughal period?Abdur Rahim

Which distinguishes the Harappan from other contemporary civilizations of the world?Town planning and drainage

What was the primary purpose of a seal in the Indus Valley Civilisation?To signify ownership of property

Who presided over the first Buddhist Council held at Rajgriha?Maha Kasyapa

In which year, some more commercial banks in addition to the first lot of 141 were nationalised in India?1980

What was the first discourse of Buddha at Deer Park in Sarnath called?Dharmachakra pravartan

Which inscription describes the achievements of Kharavela, king of Kalinga?Hathigunipha inscription

St. Thomas came to India in 1st century A. D. to propogate christianity. During which reign did he come?Gondophernes

Which Sultan of Delhi had accepted the Suzerainty of the Timurid ruler Mirza Shah Rukh?Khizr Khan Sayyid

Which part of Delhi where Aibak laid the foundation of the first so called ‘Seven cities’ of medieval Delhi,?Mehrauli

When Abdur Razzak from Persia visited Hampi, who was the ruler of Vijayanagar in South India?Devaraya II

From where Alauddin Khalji captured the Delhi throne after securing fabulous wealth?Devagiri

Who was the first Mughal emperor to allow Britishers to establish trade links with India?Jahangir

During the decline of the Mughal empire By whom were the Jats were organised into a political force?Badan Singh

In which year was the Third Battle of Panipat fought?1761

Who among the following Governor-Generals formed the Triple Alliance against Tipu Sultan?Lord Cornwallis

Who pioneered Khilafat Movement?Ali Brothers

Who voted against the partition of India in the A.I.C.C. meeting held on 14 June 1947?Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of which ruler?Mohammad Shah Tughlaq

Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana Saheb?Balaji Baji Rao

Which Maratha Peshwa followed the ideal of Hindu Pada-Padshahi?Baji Rao I

To which age the Indus Valley Civilization belongs?Neolithic age

Which sites of Harappan are not in India?Mohenjodaro and Harappa

Which craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans?Blacksmith

What is the number of puranas?18

On which river did Pulakesin II defeat Harshavardhana?Narmada

Who was the first Muslim ruler to formulate the theory of Kingship similar to the theory of divine right of King?Balban

By whom was the agitation against the partition of Bengal led?Surendranath Banerjee

Who was the ruler of medieval India who is credited with the building of the Grand Trunk Road?Sher Shah Suri

Tansen, the greatest musician of Akbar’s court, belonged to which place?Gwalior

Which Mughal ruler was ignorant of the art of reading and writing?Akbar

Who had the Revenue system during Akbar’s reign?Todar Mal

Who bestowed the Office of Peshwa on Balaji Vishwanath?Shahu

When Raja Wodeyar founded the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire?Ranga II

Against whom did Gandhiji started Satyagraha movement in 1919 in protest?Enactment of Rowlatt Act

Which Sultan had greatest number of slaves in his court?Firoz shah Tughlaq

Who was the ruler of Deogiri at the time of Alauddin Khalji’s invasion?Ramchandra Dev

Which Sikh Guru assumed the title ‘Sachcha Badshah’?Guru Teg Bahdur

Which Governor General had entertained Ranjit Singh with great honour at Ropar?William Bentich

What is Mohenjodaro is also known?Mound of the Dead

Which Harappan site is showing evidence of two cultural phases, Harappan and pre-Harappan,?Chanhu-daro

In early ancient India, which was “the largest urban centre?Pataliputra

Which leaders took major initiative in the formation of the League of Nations?Franklin Roosevelt

Which, ancient’ Indian King claimed ekarat (the sole sovereign) or the first Imperial ruler of India?Udayin

By whom was Kadambari was written?Banabhatta

Who was the head of the University of Nalanda the great Bengali scholar?Sheelabhadra

Which ruler is most famous for building a large number of canals for irrigation?Firoz Shah Tughlaq

Who was assigned the first Iqta in India by Mohammad Ghori?Qutbuddin Aibak

Which is similar to the Taj Mahal in construction?Humayun’s tomb

The most famous musician at the court of Akbar was Tansen. what was his original name?Ramtanu Pande

The Maratha, confederacy was virtually dissolved after which battle?Third Battle of Panipat

Which Indian king requested Napoleon for help to drive the British from India?Tipu Sultan

What was the earliest public association formed in the history of modern India in 1837?The Landholder’s Society

Who identified the name Sandrocottus as Chandragupta Maurya?William Jones

During the Mughal rule, by which name was the copper coin known?Dam

The Battle of Khanwa in 1527 was fought between which rulers?Babur and Rana Sanga

‘The world is God and God is my soul’ In which is the philosophy contained?Upanishads

One the banks of which. river were Alexander and Porus involved in a grim battle?Jhelum

Where did Alexander die?Babylon

Bronze coins of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with howmany hands?Four hands

During which reign did the Vimana style in temple architecture come into vogue?Cholas

The most important feature in the economic measures pursued by Alauddin Khalji what was that?Market control

Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroj in India?Balban

Chand Bibi, who ceded Berar to Akbar, was the ruler of which kingdom?Ahmednagar

Who was regarded as ‘Zinda pir’?Aurangzeb

When did the British Govt. start ruling India directly?After Sepoy Mutiny

Nadir Shah invaded India during which reign?Muhammed Shah

Who recaptured Delhi from the rebels for the British?John Nicholson

During the 1857 Revolt who captured Gwalior from the Scindhia?Rani Lakshmibai

Who was the first to receive the Nobel prize?Rabindranath Tagore

In the history of the freedom movement of India, the year 1930 is associated with which event?Dandi March

Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon?Rajendra I

Hyder Ali was defeated at porto Novo by which British General?Sir Eyrecoot

Who issued Firman granting Diwani of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to the English?Shah Alam II

Howmany hymns does the Rigveda consists?1028

In Rigvedic society, which was unknown?Child marriage

Which edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka?Maski

To whom was the title ‘Devanam Priya’ given?Ashoka

Where did the Pallava kings make of rock-cut temples?Mahabalipuram

By whom was the temple of Konark built?Narsimha of the Eastern Ganges

Who was the founder of the second Afghan Empire in India?Sher Shah Suri

What was the official language of the Delhi sultanate?Persian

Which popular Sufi Silsilah tried to counteract the liberal religious policy of Akbar?Naqshbandi

Who was the first Mughal emperor to issue a firman in favour of the British to open a factory at Surat?Jahangir

Who concluded the Treaty of Srirangapatnam with Tipu Sultan?Cornwallis

What was the earlier name of Surinam?Dutch Guyana

Who was the Hindu saint to have as disciple both Hindus and Muslims?Sri Chaitanya

Who was the most radia of the Bhakti Saints?Kabir

In which year, the Battle of Buxar was fought?1764

Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo- Burmese was started?Lord Amherst

From where The Great Granary of the Indus Valley Civilization has been discovered?Mohenjodaro

Where was the Great Bath of the Indus Valley Civilization discovered?Mohenjodaro

Who was the Greek ambassador in the’ court of Chandragupta Maurya?Megasthenese

Megasthenese was the Ambassador of which rular?Seleucus Nikator

The Khajuraho shrines built by Chandella rulers are dedicated to which god?Vishnu and Shiva

Who built the famous Dilwara temple at Mount Abu in the 13th century?Tejapala

By whom was the Persian style of Sabaq-i-Hindi adopted?Amir Khusrau

Which acquired the double dome for the first time?Tomb of Sikandar Lodi

Which Mughal emperor is credited with the composition of Hindi songs?Jahangir

Which first Mughal building to have been built entirely of marble?Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb

Which is the oldest surviving newspaper in India?Bombay Samachar

Who remarked ‘the bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India’?William Bentinck

Who founded the Banaras Hindu University?Madan Mohan Malviya

Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of river Godawari?Assaka

Which dynasty was ruling over North India at the time of Alexander’s invasion?Nanda

Amir Khusrau played a pioneer role in the development of which thing?Khari Boli

Which god was not worshipped during the time of Rigvedic Aryans?Shiva

Which was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion?Performance of sacrifices

Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?Vardhamana Mahavira

Who was the first monarch of Magadh kingdom In the sixth century B.C.?Bimbisara

The rock-cut caves at Elephanta belong to which period?Chalukyas

The images of which deities are in the temple of Angkorvat?Hindu deities

When did Bahmani Kingdom in South India extinguish?In beginning of 16th century

What was the The capital of Bahmani Kingdom?Gulbarga

Which was the most prominent industry that f1uorished during the Mughal period?Cotton textiles

By whom was ltmad-ud-daula’s tomb at Agra was built?Nur Jahan

Where was the Arya Samaj setup for the first time in 1875?Bombay

Which event was characterised by Montague as ‘Preventive Murder’?Massacre of Jallianwala Bagh

On which date was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?54087

Where was a Buddhisit council during the reign of Ashoka held?At Pataliputra

Which Mughal painter according to Abul Fazl was excellent in drawing of features?Basawan

Who was the first Engish person who visited the court of Akbar?Ralph Fitch

In which age the Man passed from the food gathering stage to the food producing stage?Neolithic Age

What was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age?Fire

In which the claim of Ashoka’s greatness cheifly lay?Promotion of welfare of his people

Which Ashokan inscription gives an account of the Kalinga war and its effects?Minor Rock Edict XIII

‘Who among the following are credited to have built the famous Ellora caves?Rashtrakutas

When was petroleum discovered first in commercial quantitie in India?1890

Who was a blind poet who worshipped Krishna and spread Krishna Bhakti cult?Surdas

Who invited Babar to invade India?Alam khan, uncle of Ibrahim Lodhi

Who focused his work chiefly on Sher Shah Suri?Abbas khan Sarwani

During the reign of Emperor Akbar, who where the famous men Haribans, Mukund and Daswant?Painters

Who said, “Good government was never a good substitute for self government”?Swami Dayananda

Who had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of America?Madame Blavatsky

In which year did Mahatma Gandhi enter into freedom struggle in India?1915

Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami?Rashtrakutas

Who was the Chola King to have conquered Bengal?Rajendra I

The Vijay Satambha (Tower of Victory) at Chittor was built by which ruler?Rana Kumbha

Who built the temple of the Sun God at Konark?Narsimha

Of which metal was the The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavations of Harappa?Bronze

Who transferred his capital from Rajgir to Pataliputra?Udayin

Which transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali?Shishunaga

Which ancient Mahajanapadas was located on the bank of Yamuna?Vatsa

Who were the originators of the Dravidian style of architecture and sculpture in South India?Cholas

Which was the dynasty that succeeded the Chalukyas in Western India?Rashtrakutas

During the reign of Iltutmish which was a silver coin in use?Tanka

Which was the original name of Tansen, the famous musician in the court of Akbar?Ramtanu Pande

Of which kingdom was Malik Ambar the Prime Minister?Ahrnadnagar

Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress?Dadabhai Naoroji

During whose Viceroyalty, Queen Victoria was crowned with ‘Kaiser-i-Hind’ in Delhi Durbar?Lytton

Who was the political guru of Gandhiji?Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to which place?Daulatabad

Who was the first woman ruler of medieval India?Razia Sultan

In which book has Buddha been described as an ocean of wisdom and compassion?Amarakosa

What was the crux of early Buddhism?Renunciation of desire

During which time was Gandhara school of art developed?Mauryas

The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose presidentship?Vasurnitra

Which Generals of Alauddin Khilji ultimately became the first Sultan of the Tughlaq dynasty?Ghazi Malik

The first Muslim conquest of the Hindu Kingdoms of Deccan was effected by whose forces?Alauddin Khilji

Since when has US been a member of the UN?1945

Buland Darwaza, built by Akbar, is to commemorate the victory of which state?Gujarat

Where is the tomb of Babar?Kabul

To which battle of the beginning of the British political sway over India can be traced?Plassey

The final defeat of the Maratha Confederacy came during the time of which governor?Hastings

In ‘March 1925, who was elected as the President of the Central Legislative Assembly?Vithalbhai Patel

Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for whom?Bahubali

The first Buddhist Council was held in which city?Rajgriha

Which was the Mughal Emperor who prohibited the use of tobacoo?Aurangzeb

Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Shambhaji?Raja Ram

How were the ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas known?Brahmanas

From which place did the Aryans came to India?Central Asia

According to whom was persecutor of Buddhism?Divyavadana

To which region did Satavahanas belonged?Decan region

Which rulers began the construction’ of the famous Kailasa rock-cut temple at Ellora?Krishna-I

What is the mean of Epigraphy?The study of inscriptions

Who laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?Dantidurga

During the Mughal period which trader first came to-India?Portuguese

Sher Shah died while fighting in which war?Kalinjar

The First Anglo-Burmese War was concluded by a treaty Which is that?Treaty of Yandaboo

What was Tipu Sultan’s major interest in building ships?To promote trade and commerce

In which movements Vande Mataram was adopted as a slogan for agitation?Partition of Bengal in 1905

Who deciphered the Brahmi inscription of Ashoka first time?James Princep

With whose reign is the Gandhara school of art associated?Kanishka

Revenue system during Akbar’s reign was in the hands of which person?Todarmal

Which Upanishads were translated into Persian by Dara Shikh?Sirr-i-Akbar

In which culture is the earliest evidence of silver in India found?Harappan Culture

Which was initially the most powerful city state of Indian in the 6th century B. C.?Magadh

Upto where Chandraqupta Maurya’s empire extended in the north-west?Hindukush

By whom were The Chalukyas of Badami were succeeded?Rashtrakutas

Which Rashtrakuta king founded the capital city’ of Manyakheta?Dantidurga

From which ruler did Humayun received the Kohinoor diamond?The Ruler of Gwalior

Which was the medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America?Abul Fazl

Who united all the Sikhs and founded a kingdom in the Punjab?Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Which was the capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?Lahore

Who was the founder of the Muslim League in India?Nawab Salimulla

By the time of which ruler was Gautama Buddha elevated to the position of God?Kanishka

Who presided over the Buddhist Council held during the reign of Kanishka at Kashmir?Vasumitra

What was the main reason for the evolution of kingship in Vedic society?Desire to conquer new land

On the which bank was the ‘Battle of Ten Kings’ fought?Parushni (Ravi)

Which were the contemporaries of Kanishka?Nagarjuna,Asvaqhosha, Vasumitra

Which countries were involved in 100 year war?England and France

Who were the first to issue gold coins?Indo Greeks

Why was the Delhi Sultanate virtually ended?Due to the invasion of Timur

Whose nickname was the Cholisa or the Group of Forty?Turkish nobility created by Iltutmish

Who invented the technique of extracting scent from Rose?Nurjahan

The bitterest war of succession under the great Mughals was fought among whose sons?Shahjahan

Under which system of assessment, the British Government collected revenue directly from the farmers?Ryotwari

When was the decimal system of currency introduced in India?1957

Where was the first Indian university opened in 1857?Calcutta

Who was named as Mira Ben by Mahatma Gandhi?Madeline Slade

Which ruler from Central Asia conquered North India in 1192?Shihabuddin Mohd. Gori

Who witnessed the reign of seven Sultans of Delhi?Amir Khusarau

During which reign was Buddhism split up’ into the Hinayana and Mahayana sects at the Buddhist Council?Kanishka

In which two seets was Jainism divided into?Svetambara and Digambara

Nalanda University flourished during the reign of which ruler?Harsha

After the decline of the Gupta, a By whom was larger part of North India reunited?Harshavardhana

In which region of India was the Firdausi order of Sufism popular?Bihar

By whom are the oldest compositions in Punjabi devotional compositions?Baba Farid

Who was the founder of the autonomous kingoni of Avadh?Saadat Khan Burhan-ul Mulk

Which was the most significant battle in the establishment of British supremacy in India?Buxar

In 1889 a British Committee of the Indian National Congress was started. Who was its Chairman?W. Wedderburn

The Governor General of Kolkata William became the Governor General of India under which Charter Act–1833

Which Veda contains an account of magical charms and spells?Atharvaveda

When Alexander invaded India, who were the rulers of Magadha?Nandas

In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called Paragana was headed by an official?Amil

Which Sultan built the fifth storeys of Qutub Minar?Firoz Shah Tughlaq

To which veda does Ayurveda owe its origin?Yajurveda

What wass the name of the tax which the kings used to collect from the people in the Vedic period?Bali

Which Gupta ruler had led a campaign to the south and was an expert ‘Veena’ player?Samudragupta

Who was the ruler of Chittor, when Alauddin Khilji attacked and conquered it in 1303 A.D.?Rana Ratan Singh

Who was the founder of the first Afghan dynasty in India?Bahlol Lodi

Which Sikh Guru who was killed by the orders of Aurangzeb?Guru Teg Bahadur

What is the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh?Patna

The Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah II was exiled by British and where was to sent?Mandalay

By whom was the All India Muslim League founded?Agha Khan

In which year was the Harappan Civilization discovered?1921

Who was defeated by Babur in the first battle of Panipat?Ibrahim Lodi

Who built the tomb of her Emperor husband?Haji Beghum

On the which bank of river is the site of Harappa located?Ravi

To which satvahana king is the Prakrit text ‘Gatha Saptasai’ is attributed?Hala

Who was the first winner of’ Dada Saheb Phalke Award?Prithvi Raj Kapoor

In which year was India was invaded by Timur Lame?1398

In which battle did Dara Shikoh finally loose the war of succession to Aurangzeb?Sarnuqarh

The great painter Khwaja Abdus Samad flourished at the Court of which ruler?Shershah

In city was the East India Association founded by Dadabhai Naoroji in 1866?London

In which state was the Nalanda University located in India?Bihar

Knowledge about the- existence of which animal is doubtful in the Indus VaElley Civilization?Cat

Who is popularly known as Nightingale of India?Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Which has proved the best source of information for depicting India’s ancient history?Inscriptions

By whom was Decimal system introduced?Bhaskara

How was the Gupta administration?Monarchial

The Rajatarangini by Kalhana ‘is Sanskrit verse, when was it written?12th century A.D.

What is the range of Prithvi III, the naval version of Prithvi?250 km-300 km

Who sent Hienu-Tsang as an envoy to Harsha’s’ court?Tai Tsung

Who constructed the world famous Jagannath Temple at Puri?Anantvarman

Which animal was known to ancient Vedic people?Lion

Which is the source of information about early Vedic period?Rigveda

The Chola empire reached its zenith under which rular?Rajendra Chola I

Which kingdom was annexed to tile Mughal empire during the reign of Shahjahan?Ahmadnagar

Crop sown soon after the onset of south-west monsoon in India, what is this called?Kharif

How was Akbar’s land revenue system known?As Zabti system

Karl Marx’s book ‘Das Kapital’ was published in which year?1867

The title of Governor-General was changed to that of Viceroy in which year?1858 A.D.

Which South Indian Kingdom is not mentioned in the Ashokan inscription?Satvahan

Which is the most southerly test match grounds of England?The Lords

In which period did iron come to be used by the Vedic people?In around 1000 B.C

By whom was ‘Mitakshara’, an authoritative treatise on Hindu law, written?Vagneswara

Who lost his kingdom in Hindustan but retrieved it after about 15 years in exile?Humayun

By whom was the coin rupia first issued?Sher Shah

Who among the following was an eminent Painter?Sarada Ukil

Who Shot himself in a shooting encounter in Allahabad?Chandra Shekhar Azad

Who was known as Tuti-e-Hindustan (the parrot of India)?Amir Khusrau

Who was the Sikh Guru to be slaughtered by Aurangzeb?Teg Bahadur

Who was the first General-Secretary of the Indian National Congress?Dadabhai Naoroji

Which animal had the Stone Age people first?Sheep

Who were the first to attribute coins to the kings?Indo Greeks

Which script of ancient India was written from right to left?Kharoshti

On which bank is Hampi is situated?Tungabhadra

What is categorized as millet?Sorghum

Which rulers fought the fourth Anglo-Mysore in which he was killed?Tipu Sultan

Of which treaty was the Third Carnatic War ended?Parts

Which Sultan founded a town where now stands Agra?Sikandar Lodi

Amir Khusarau, the ‘Parrot of India’, was born at which place?Patiali

Which music composers was deaf?Beethovan L.V.

When did the battle which is the story of Mahabharata most probably take place?Around 1000 B. C

At where an example of Chola architecture can be seen?Tanjore


Between which the famous Battle of Takkolam in South India was fought?Cholas and Rashtrakutas


Which queen enjoyed political power along ‘with her husband?Nur Jahan

Which Englishmen was honoured by Jahangir with the title of ‘Khan’?William Hawkins

Who started the Public Works Department in India in AD 1848?Lord Dalhousie

Why was the Indus Valley Civilization Non-Aryan?Because it was urban

Which is the God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’?Indra

Who, according to Jains, was the founder of Jainism?Rishabha

Sushil Kumar is associated with which Game?Wrestling

Who called himself as the ‘Second Alexander’?Alauddin Khalji

Which was a Pala Ruler who was raised to the throne by different sections of people?Gopala

During which reign was Tobacco introduced for cultivation?Jahangir

By whom was the first English newspaper in India started?Rabindranath Tagore

During the reign of which dynasty did Kalidasa flourish?Guptas

Who according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha?Kalki

Where are the Relics of Buddha preserved?In Stupa

By tradition, the famous lexicographer Amaraslmha was a contemporary of which poet?Kalidasa

Which Sikh Guru fought Mughals?Guru Gobind Singh

During which Sikh Guru Arjun Dev was killed?Jahangir

Who was involved in the Alipore Bomb case?Aurobindo Ghosh

Which Chief Justice of India has acted as President of India?M. Hidayatullah

On whom was the title ‘Punjab Kesari’ was conferred?Lala Lajpat Rai

Which Sultan provided employment to unemployeds?Firoz shah Tughlaq

In the Sultanate period, which was the highest rural authority for land revenue?Chowdhary

In whom did the Government of India Act, 1935 veste the residuary power?Governor-General

Which was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age?Caste system

Of which dynasty does Vishnu Purana give an account?Mauryan dynasty

By which act was the office of Governor General of India created?Government of India Act, 1858

By whom was Zero invented?An unknown Indian

Which literary figure of the Gupta Age is given the title of ‘Indian Shakespeare’?Kalidasa

Who gave the town Masulipatnam to the French?Salabat Jang

Tipu Sultan died fighting the English forces under which general?Lord Cornwallis

Who was the first lady to preside over the Congress?Annie Besant

By whom was the slogan ‘Inquilab Zinda bad’ first raised?Bhagat Singh

Who was called by the British rulers as the leader of Indian unrest?Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Which kingdom was annexed by Bahlol Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, in A.D. 1484?Jaunpur

Who was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha?Vardhaman Mahavira

Who stabbed Guru Govind Singh to death?Gul Khan

What was the family of the Rigvedic Aryans?Patriarchal

Who directed the world famous film ‘The Gandhi’?Richard Attenborough

What was the ancient name of Bengal?Gauda

Who said, “God helps those who help themselves”?Swami Vivekananda

Which Mughal king tried to stop the practice of sati?Aurangzeb

Who deserves the credit for the construction of Lal Quila at Agra?Akbar

Who Gandhian follower was a teacher by profession?J. B. Kriplani

Who conceived the idea of Pakistan?Chowdhary Rahmat Ali

Which Mughal Emperor introduced the policy of Sulah-i-kul?Akbar

Tulsidas composed his ‘Ramcharitamanasa’ in the reign of which ruler?Akbar

In which veda does the word ‘gotra’ first appear with the meaning of ‘a clan’?Atharva Veda

By which monk was Ashoka much influenced?Upagupta

Which dynasty’s founder was an elected king?Pala

Where is Greeco-Roman influence in Indian art found?Gandhara

Who wrote the poem, Subh-e Azadi?Faiz Ahmed Faiz

For whom was the Peacock throne made?Shahjahan

Who is considered the father of Sahatara (Sitar)?Amir Khusro

To whom was place for Amritsar given by Mughal emperor Akbar?Guru Ram Das

By whom the Mahatma Gandhi was referred to ‘Father of the Nation’ first?Subhash Chandra Bose

Where was the All India Muslim League formed in 1906?Dacca

Which Mughal Emperor had the longest reign?Muhammad Shah

The treaty of Bassein (1802) was signed with the British by which Peshwa?Baji Rao II

Who was the great Hindu law-giver?Manu

In which veda is the ancient time state craft and polity described?Arthashastra

With which man Al Beruni came to India?Mahmud of Ghazni

Who was the first Muslim ruler in India?Muhammad Ghori


Who laid the foundations of Portuguese power in India?Alfonso de Albuquerque


In 1757, By whom was the Siraj-ud-daula defeated?Clive

According to the Govt. of India Act of 1935, India had been divided into how many provinces?11

Why is the date April 6, 1930 known in Indian History?Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhi

In which inscription was the name Dharmasoka found?Sarnath Inscription

Which was the The most important industry in Sangam age?Production of cloth

Defeating by whom Babar laid the foundation of Mughal empire in 1526?Ibrahim Lodi

Who were the two great Mughal rulers who wrote their own memoirs?Babar and Jahangir

Which was the first association to be formed?Bangabhasa Pradesika Sabha

Who was the only Governor-General/Viceroy to be assassinated in India?Lord Mayo

Which dynasty ruled over India after the invasion of Timur?Sayyid dynasty

Who had called Subhash Chandra Bose as ‘Desh Nayak’?Rabindranath Tagore

The Qutub Minar was completed by which famous rule?Iltutmish

Buddha and Mahavira died during which reign?Ajatashatru

By whom were the triratnas were stressed?Mahavira

Who where the Slave Dynasty Sultans?Ilbari Turks

Which Sultan of Delhi, declared himself as a lieutenant of Caliph?Iltutmish

Theosophist, educationist and Indian’ national leader’. To whom is this description?Annie Besant

Who gave the motto ‘Go back to the Vedas’?Swami Dayanand Saraswati

Who wrote Sanskrit Grammar?Panini

During whose viceroyalty was the system of Budget introduced in India?Canning

Which was not a kingdom in ancient India?Hampi

“The Vedas contain all the truth” was interpreted by which person?Swami Dayanand

By whom was a Public Works Department set up in India?Lord Dalhousie

During which viceroyalty system of budget was introduced in India?Canning

Which place was famous as a seat of Mahayana learning?Nalanda

In which seet did Gandhara school of art came into existence?Mahayana sect

Why did Mahmud of Ghazni attack India?To establish his empire in India

The extent of the Delhi Sultanate empire was the greatest during which reign?Alauddin Khilji

By whom was the Doctrine of Lapse introduced?Lord Dalhousie

Which Bahmani ruler built the famous Gol Gumbaj at Bijapur?Muhammd Adil Shah

Mostly inh which form was the literature of the Sangam Age written?Poetry form

Who was the founder of Sunga dynasty?Pushyamitra

Which Mughals is regarded more as an adventurer than a ruler?Babar

Who was the first Indian ruler to organise Haj pilgrimage at the expense of the state?Akbar

Who founded the ‘East India Association’?Dadabhai Naoroji

Which Peshwas was popularly known as Nana-Saheb?Balaji Baji Rao

When did Ikhtiyaruddin-bin-Bakhtiyar Khalji invade Bengal?1206 AD

Who popularised the theory of ‘Arctic Region’ as the original home of Aryans?B. G. Tilak

Which is the oldest Veda?Rigveda

Which was the Sultan who called himself Naib-i-Khudai or Deputy of the God,?Balban

Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress?Annie Besant

The Champaran Satyagraha was started by Mahatma Gandhi in which year?1917

With which case was Ram Prasad Bismil was associated?Kakori Conspiracy Case

With reference to Delhi Sultanate, who was the founder of Sayyid Dynasty?Khizr Khan

Who was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission?Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

Coins of which Muslim ruler been image of Devi Lakshmi?Muhammad Gori

Which was not included in the Eight Fold Path prescribed by Buddha?Right knowledge

In which language did Buddha preach?Pali

Which ruler assumed the title of Hazrat-i-Ala?Sher Shah Suri

By whom was Din-i-Ilahi was accepted?Birbal

Who started the Bhoodan Movement?Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Who wrote the Kalpasutra?Bhadrabahu

During which ruler did Bernier visit India?Shahjahan

Between which was the battle of Dharmat fought?Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

The monuments at Khajuraho belong to the period of which rular?Chandelles

Kanchi was the capital of which rulers?Pallavas

In which year was Goa captured by the Portuguese?1510 A.D.

Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India?Fort St. George

Where and when was the first official Non-Aligned Movement Summit held?Belgrade, 1961

During the time of Harshavardhana, where was a great Buddhist assembly held?Prayag

To whom is the phrase ‘The Light of Asia’ applied?Buddha

Which was the Mughal emperor, who died to a’ sudden fall from the staircase,?Humayun

Where is the mausoleum of Sher Shah?Sasaram

Who annulled the Partition of Bengal?Lord Hardinge

With which did the Civil Disobedience Movement in India commence?The Dandi March

In ancient India, which was the earliest capital of Magadha Kingdom?Rajgir

During which reign was the Moti Masjid in Delhi built?Aurangzeb

At the time of Shahjahan’s illness, Aurangzeb was the viceroy of which area?Deccan

Which ruler established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines?Tipu Sultan

Which struggley of Mahatma Gandhi was related to Industrial worker?Ahmedabad Struggle

Who was associated with Kakori Conspiracy case?Ashfaqulla

From which site, was the famous Bull-seal of Indus Valley found?Mohenjodaro

By which peshwa was the Treaty of Bassein signed with the British?Baji Rao II

Who was called as ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’?Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Who appoints the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?President

Which ruler of Vijayanagar had sent his embassy to the emperor of China?Bukka I

By whom was the Bahmani Kingdom founded?Hasan

Which saint wrote ‘Bijak’?Kabir

“Bhanu Singha” was the pen name of famous writer?Rabindra Nath Tagore

In which year did the Indian Naval Mutiny against the British take place?1945

The distribution of seats of the Parliament are based on which census?1971

Where was the resolution to start the Quit India Movement adopted by INC at its session?Bombay

The oldest inhabitants of India are considered by which name?Negritoes

Which was the Prince who was responsible for the death of his father?Ajatasatru

Who were the first Europeans to set up sea trade centres in India?The Portuguese

With which one of the following is the classic ‘Jivaka Chintamani’ associated?Jainism

Who is considered as ‘trimutri’ (Trinity) of Carnatic Music?Muthuswami Dikshitar

By whom were Sakas were finally overthrown?Gautamiputra Satakarni

In Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan, which officer looked after the foreign affairs?Sumant

Which Emperor had the longest reign?Muhammad Shah

Where did the Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period?Bhubaneswar

Vikramasila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of which dynasty?Pal Dynasty

From which age can Idol worship in India be traced?Pre-Aryan

In which battle Porus was defeated by Alexander?Hydaspes

Which Sikh Gurus started the Gurumukhi script?Guru Angad

Who was the Finance Minister under Shivaji?Amatya

Who was given the title of Andhra-Kavita- Pitamaha?Peddana

Which Sultan of Delhi introduced measures for improving the quality of fruits?Firoz shah Tughlaq

When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu?1969

Who built the stupa at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh?Ashoka

Which temple got the name of Black Pagoda?Sun Temple

By whom was the first weekly Bengali newspaper ‘Samachar Darpan’ published?Marshman

Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?Indo-Greeks

Which art style combines Indian and Greek feature?Gandhar

Who was the mediator between man and gods according to the Vedic people?Agni

To which age the Painted Grey Ware (PGW) belongs?The Vedic age

By whom was the ‘Jaziya’ abolished?Akbar

By whom was capital of the Mughal Empire shifted from Agra to Delhi?Shahjahan

Alberuni lived during the period of which king?Mahmud Ghaznavi

How were the streets of cities in Indus Valley civilization?Wide and straight

Ruins of Harappa and Mohanjodaro were found on which of the following river bank?Ravi

Which was the only city of the Indus without fortification?Chanhudaro

Which was the biggest building in mohanjodaro?Granary

Whose statue was an important creation of the people of Indus Vally civilization?Dancing girl

Warship of mathergoddess was related to –With the Indus Valley civilization

Which was the part of Indus Valley civilization?Lothal

At a place called Lothal, artificial dockyard was from which civilization-Indus, Valley

What was the strength of Indus economy-Agriculture

Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites?Cow

Staple foad of Vedic Aryans was - -Milk and its products

Which of the following grain was first used by humans?Barley

What was the first metal used by Vedic People?Copper.

What the meaning of ‘Veda’?Knowledge

‘Aryans are the one’ who was the first European to say that?Max Muller

Where is the oldest settlement of Aryan tribes?Sapta Sindhavah

Which one of the tribal assembly was included in the Election of tribal chief (sardar)?Committee (Samiti)

The tax, which was buied on the people by the king, was called –Bali

From where the famous ‘Gayatri Mantra’ has been taken –Rig Veda

The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in the state Emblem of India were taken from?Mundaka Upanishad

Which one scholar, challenged invinicible yajnavalkya far debate?Gargi

Gautama Buddha was born atLumbini

Gautama Buddha’s birthplace is marked by whom?Rummindei pillar of Ashoka Maurya

Name the clan Buddha belonged to-Sakya

Where was the first Buddhist council held?Rajagriha

Who organized the fifth Buddhist council?Harsha

‘Buddha’ means—The Enlightened one

Which was the last Buddhist text produced In India?Vamsathapakasini

In Buddhism, ‘Bull’ is related to what incident of Buddha’s life?Birth

The ancient university of India was established at –Nalanda

Where did the Buddha attain enlightenment?Bodh Gaya

Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha together are known as.Triratna

“Desire is the cause of all sufferings”. Which religion promoted this?Buddhism

Spherical dome structure, that’s built on the sacred ruins of Buddhist is called –Cavin (Stoopa)

In which year Budha died-483 B.C.

In which era, Kshatriya had their specific Identity?In the times of Buddha

Who was Mahavira?24th Tirthankar

Who was the founder of Jainism in India?Mahavira

Which is Parinirvana place of Mahavira?Pava

Jain literature is called ----Anga

Who was the last ruler of India that adopted Jainism in his last days?Chandra Gupta

The famous Jain centre in south India is situated at-----Sravenbelgola

In India, ancient Iron age is attached with-Gray pattery

Which was in great stock before the 6th century b.c.,Iron

Which ruler was responsible for the rise of Magadha?Bimbisara

Which was the first stte to use elephants in their battles?Magadha

Who was the teacher of Sikandhara the Great?Arastu(Aristotle)

What was the suitable language for saurcematerial in ancient times?Sanskrit

Herodatus is considered as ---Father of History

Who faced greek ruler Alexander on the bank of Jhelum?Porus

Religious lessons of ‘Jews’ are called—Musa Sanhita (Torah)

Mahabhasaya was written by—Patanjali

Recognise the medicinal trio of ancient India from the following options.Charak Sushruta, and Banbhatta

What was the suitable language for source material in ancient times?Sanskrit

Who took the throne after Chandra Gupta Maurya?Bindusara

Who exiled Greeks from India?Chandra Gupta Maurya

Who exiled Greeks from India?Chandra Gupta Maurya

Where were the riats during Bindusara’s time?Taxila

Chandra Gupta Maurya spend his last days here-Sravanbelgola

Which description is best suitable for Ashoka’s monarchy-Centralised monopoly

Ashoka changed his administrative policy due to which incident?Kalinga battle

Which person was also known as Devenama Priyadassi (Priyadarshi)?Mauryan king Ashoka

Who is famous as ‘Devanamapriya’?Ashoka

Which remarked the king Ashoka’s conversion?Rick edict XIII

Who was the greek ambassador that come to Chandra Gupta Maurya’s court –Megasthenes

Who wrote the Indica?Megasthenes

Who was the greek ambassador in Mauryan court?Megasthenes

Ashoka adopted Buddhism under whose influence?Upagupta

The famous teacher Chanakya was related to which university?Taxila

Kalinga war happened in which year?261 B.C.

Effect of Kalinga war on Ashoka appeared at-Rock-edict 13

Which was famous centre for education during Mauryan’s perios?Taxila

Who was the creatur of Arthashastra?Kautilya

Ashokans inscription is written in which language?Brahmi

Who deciphered Ashokans inscriptions for the first time and when?1837-James Prinsep

Which famous ruler is called as ‘father of Inscriptions’?Ashoka

Who provided protection to third Buddhist council?Ashoka

Who was the spatial (Sthaanik) during Mauryan’s period?District administrator

Which dynasty ruled over ‘Magadha’ after Mauryan dynasty?Shunga

What is ‘Milindapanho’?Buddhist text

Charak was a doetar in whose court?Kanishka

Which art is a combination of Indo-Greek style during kushan peiord?Gandhara art

Who was the famous king of kushan dynasty?Kanishka

In which year, Kanishka took over the thrown?78 AD

Who started saka samvat and when?Kanishka in 78 AD.

Which was the ruler of Kushan dynasty, who protected Buddhism?Kanishka

Gandhara art blossom in whose reign?Kanishka

What is the name of art style of the integrateol characteristics of Indian-Greek art?Gandhara

Who was the author/ writer during the reign of Kanishka?Nagarjun and Ashwagosh

In the ancient time who amongst the below was the great ruler of Kalinga?Kharival

Ruler Kharwal was the greatest ruler of which Chedi Dynasty?Kalinga

Who was the great ruler of Satvahan dynasty?Gautamiputra Shatkarni

Which is the oldest learning school?Taxila

Who is the first known ruler of Gupta dynasty?Shree Gupta

Who established the rust-free iron pillar of Mehrauli(Delhi)?Gupta

Who was the king who acquired the title of ‘Vikraditya’?Chandragupta II

What was the other name of Chandragupta II?Vikramaditya

What ere the silver coins during the Gupta age called?Rupyak

Harisena was the courtpoet of which King?Samudragupta

Who is known as Liccchavi Davhitra?Samudragupta

Who put an end by attacking Rome, to the Roman empire – Indian business?Somalians

Who coins amongst the following show love towards music?Guptas

Who because of his victories was called the Napolean of India?Samudragupta

Which Indian ruler is famous after the ‘The Napolean of India’?Samudragupta

What was the ‘Golden Era’ of Indian culture?Gupta Era

What was the greatest mumbered metal introduced during the Gupta Era.Gold

In which year did the famous Gupta samvat start?319 AD

Whose achievements have been inscribed on the Allahabad pillar?Samudragupta

Who constructed the Allahabad pillar inseription?Harisenan

During whose reign, did Fahien visit India?Chandragupta II

Which historic creation is related to classical Sanskrit literature?Meghadutam

Who compiled the stories in ‘Panchatantra’?Vishnu Sharma

Who is the writer of “Meghadutam”?Kalidasa

In the ancient India, in whose court did Dhanvantri, the famous doctor give advice?Chandragupta II

Who was Varahmihir?Astromomer

Under whose reign were the caves of Ajanta constructed?Gupta

What is the center of Roman business during Sangam Age?Arikmedu

What do the Shilatkiran Temple and Ajanta caves represent?Hinduism & Buddhism and Jainism

Who created the Choleshwar Temple?Vijayalaya

Who was the king who took the river Ganga from North to South?Rajendra

Most Chola Temples were devoted to which God/ Godess?Shiva

Who created the Kaliastmath temple in Ellora?Krishna I

The famous temple of Shiva, in Ellora was constructed by-Rashtrakuta ruler Krishna I

The caves of Ellora and Shailkrit temple represent-Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

The seven Pagoda of Mahabalipuram is witnessed by which protected art?Pallavas

Whose great ruler was Pulkashin II?Chalukya of Vatapis

Which one of the inscription in related to Chalukya king, Pulkeshin IIAehol

Who was the famous ruler of the west Chalukya dynasty?Pulkeshin II

Who won Lanka at first?Rajaraja I

What information do we get from the Uttarmorure inscription?Cholas

Which Chola ruler made the new Capital ‘Gangaikanda Cholapuram’?Rajendra I

Where is the longest corridor of the temple?Rameshwaram

Under whome protection was Kailash temple constructed?Rasthrakutas

Where is the famous Dilvada temple situated?Maharashtra

The empire of Chola rulers was—Tamilnadu

What was the capital of ancient Chola empire?Uraiyur

The land measurement of the second Pandaya empire is mentioned in-Thalvaipuram, copper plates

Who wrote the book ‘Kathasaritsagar’?Somdev

Who was the writer of Vikramdevcharit?Bilhad

Who was the writer of ‘Harshcharita’?Banabhatta

Who is the writer of the famous Roman play Kadambari?Banbhatta

Which of the following dyad do not match?Vikramaditya-chaitanya

Who Consturucted the famous Dilvada temple in Mt. Abu in Rajasthan in the 13th century?Tejpal

Who constructed the khusjurao temples?Chandel Rajput

Mihir Bhaj is related to which dynasty of Rajputa?Pratihar

Who was the great ruler of Pratihar dynasty?Bhoj

In whosereign did Hevintsang visit India?Harshvardhana

What was the name of the chiese traveler who visited India in the reign of Harshvardhana?Huentsang

Who was given the name of ‘Prince of Pilgrims’?Huien Tsang

In which state of India in Nalanda University?Bihar

Who established the four monasteries Shringeri, Badrinath, Dvarka, and, Puri?Shankaracharya

Who was the main emponent of the monistical philosophy?Madhavachary

Name the Muslim Invader who destroyed Nalanda University?Mahammad Bin Bakhtiyar

Who defeated Harshavardhana?Pulkeshin II

Who was the south Indian contemporary ruler of Harshavardhana?Pulkeshin II

Where was the Introductary capital of Harsha?Jhaneshwar

Who defeated Arabian in 738 AD.Pratiharas

Who is the God of ‘Konark temple”?Sun

The great stupa of Sanchi is in-Madhya Pradesh

Kalinga’s ruler Kharvel gave his protection to –Jainism

Tell the name of Arab military commander who conquered Sindh-Muhammad bin Qasim

Which was attacked by Mahmud Ghazni?Somnath

Who defeated Prathviraj in the second battle of Tarain?Muhammad Ghori

Muhammad Ghori defeated Prathviraj chauhan in which battle?Tarain, 1192 AD

Which battle opened the area of Delhi for Muhammad Ghori?Second battle of tarain’battle of khanva

Which Rajput king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?Baghel Bheem

When did the regime of Delhi sultan start?1206 AD

Who built adhayi din ka jhopda in Ajmer?Kutubuddin Aibak

The famous ruler who completed Kutubminar was?Iltutmish

Balban was the prime minister of which Sultan before he took over to throne?Nasiruddin

Which was first sovereign sultan of Delhi?Iltutmish

Who was the saviar of Delhi sultanate?Gayasuddin Balban

Changez khan while chasing Jalaluddin, attacked on the barders of India in whose reign?Iltutmish

Who destroyed a powerful nobel’s group ‘Chihalgani’?Blaban

Who introduced the famous Persian festival ‘Navroj’?Balban

Which was only queen, who ruled over Delhi?Razia Sultan

Whose daughter of Razia Sultan was-Iltutmish

Who were those who descendant, that ruled just before and after of Khilzi rulers?Gulam and Tuglak

Who was the khilzi sultan of Delhi?Turks

Who called himself second Alexander (Sikandar-e-sani)?Alauddin Khilzi

Largest permanent army of sultanat dynasty was made by-Allauddin Khilzi

Malik Kafoor was whose general?Allauddin Khilzi

Which general of Delhi reached successfully till Madurai?Malik Kafoor

To whom, responsibility of consquering the south India was given by allauddin Khilzi?Malik Kafoor’

Market Regulation system was started by-Allauddin Khilzi

Who was the Sultan, who refused to accept the authority of ‘the Caliph’?Allauddin Khilzi

Which of the following is called ‘Parrat of India?Amir khusrao

Which is used the protection of all Sultans, from Balban to Gayasuddin tuglak?Amir Khusrow

Which sultans imposed Jizya on Brahmans?Firoj Tuglaq

Who started leather coin in India?Muhammad bin tuglaq

Who is known as ‘Maniyaro ka Rajkumar’?Muhammad bin tuglaq

Who reconstructed Kutubminar?Firoj Tuglaq

Which dynasty ruled for the maximum time?Tuglaq dynasty

Which Sultan tried to stop Sati custom?Muhammad Bin tuglaq

Traveller Ibnbatuta came from where?Marocco

Ibnbatuta came to India in whose reign?Muhammad Bin Tuglaq

Who was the founder of Lodi dynasty?Bahlol Lodi

Period of Delhi sultanate finished in –1526 AD

Last dynasty of Delhi sultanat was-Lodi dynasty

What is the meaning of ‘Pir’ in sufi tradition?Sufi master (Guru of sufis)

From where sufi movement was started?Persia

Sufi orders were known as which name?Silsila

Contribution of saints of Bhakti and sufi movements was-In religious harmony

From state, development of Alvar saints began?Tamilnadu

Which language was used by Bhakti-preacher Shankara Dev?Assamese

Who was the contemporary Maratha saint of Shiva ji?Saint Tukaram

Analects is sacred text of ---Confucius religion

Who founded ‘Vijayanangar’?Sangam dynasty

Rulers of Vijayanagar encouraged---Telgu, Urdu and Sanskrit

Which Vijayanagar ruler annexed the important part of Goa from Bahmanis?Harihar II

Which Italian traveler came to Vijayanagar empire in 1420 AD?Nikolo Di Konti

Which book is written by Krishna Dev Ray?Amukta Malyad

Telugu works Amuktmalyad was written by?Krishna Dev Ray

Which literature was written by Krishna Dev RayAmukta Malyad

Whose works is ‘Amuktamalyad’?Krishnadev Ray

Medieval city of Vijayanagar is known as –Hampi

Famous battle of Talikata happened in –1565 AD

Who built Gol Gumbaj?Muhammad Aadilshah II

Which Bahmani rulers built Golgumbaj in Bijapur?Muhammad Aadilshah

Where is Gol Gumbaj?Bijapur

Bijapur is known for-Golgumbaj

Which dynasty established independent regime in Bijapur?Aadilshahi

Which ruler built Victory tower?Rana kumbha

‘Kirti stambh’ was built by which ruler?Rana Kumbha

Which built Madrasah in Beedar?Mahmud Gavan

Who was the founder of Bahmani state?Alauddin Bahyman shah (Jafar khan)

The famous diamond ‘Kohinoar’ was found from which mine?Golkunda

Who was the first mugal king of India?Babar

First battle of Panipat was fought in-1526

Memories of Babur (Tuzk-e-Baburi) was written in which language?Turki

By which battle mugal empire started in Delhi?First battle of Panipat

Who was the first one to use artillery in India?Babur

In the battle of Khanva, which Rajput king was defeated by Babur?Rana Sanga

Where did Babar die?Agra

Purana Qila in Delhi was built in whose reign?Humayun

Purana qila was built by-Shershah

After which battle in 1540 AD, Humayun faced banishment from India?Kannoj

Humayun ran from India after defeating which battle?Kannoj

Battle of Kannoj was faught in –1540

Humayun tomb in Delhi was built by-Haji Begum

Who was served by Revenue officer Todarmal?Shershah

What was the age of Akbar at the time of his coronation in Kalanaur?Thirteen years

‘Razmnama’ is Persian translation of which one of the following?Mahabharata

Who translated Mahabharta in Persian?Badayuni

Who translated Ramayana in Persian language?Badayuni

Where did Akbar built Panchmahal?Fatehpur sikri

Which wrote biography of Akbar?Abul Fajal

Which famous Jain scholar was respected by Akbar?Hari vijaya

What was the basic purpose of Din_i-Ilahi?Cosmapalitanism

Who is the writer of Ain-i-Akbari?Abul Fajal

Who wrote Akbarnama?Abul Fajal

The battle of Haldighati was between-Akbar and Rana Pratap Singh

Who started Mansabdari system in Mughal administration?Akbar

Who started Mansabdari system?Akbar

Which began Mansabdari system?Akbar

Who built Fatehpur Sikri?Akbar

Where did Akbar discuss his regigious views?Ibadat khana (House of Worship)

Who named ‘Prayag Nagar’ as ‘Alahabad-Allah”?Akbar

Who was the regent of Akbar in his early days?Bairam khan

Who was the regent of Akbar?Bairam khan

Which ruler ended ‘Jajiya’ tax?Akbar

How much part of actual production was fixed for states as their demand in seizure system?One third

Who was the famous revenue minister of Akbar?Todarmal

What was the original name of tansen who was the famous musician of Akbar’s court?Ram tanu Pandey

Which started ‘Din-i-ilahi’ religion?Akbar

Who was the member of ‘Din-i-Ilahi’?King Birbal

Who was the only courtier that accepted ‘Din-i-Ilahi’?Birbal

Which person was illiterate?Akbar

Which Mughal emperar got credit of composition of Hindi songs?Akbar

Who was the Mughal emperor of India, when East India company formed?Akbar

Tulsidas wrote RamcharitManas in whose reign?Akbar

In whose reign Tulsidas wrote RamcharitManas?Akbar

What is the meaning of Jahangir?World champion

Which Mughal emperar wrote autobiography?Babar and Jahangir

Drawing was at it’s highest level in whose reign?Jahangir

Which Mughal emperar prohibited the use of tobacco?Jahangir

Which mughal emperare transferred his capital to Delhi from Agra?Shah jahan

Who had taken the famous takht-e-taus of Shahjahan in 1739 AD?Nadir shah(from Persia)

In which city Moti Mosque situated?Agra

Which Mughal emperor banned dance and musicAurangjeb

Which son of Aurangjeb became emperor of India by the name of ‘Bahadur shah’?Muhammad Muazzam

Who was the successor of Aurangjeb?Muazzam

What was the courtly language of Mughal rulers?Persian

Where is Bibi ka Maqbara (tomb of the lady) in India situated at?Aurangabad

Tajmahal is built by whom?Shahjahan

During whose reign one rupee coin was minted in Indian?Shershahi suri

‘Taka’ or ‘Rupya’ was introduced by whom?Shershah suri

Grand trunk road built by shershah connects Punjab with which state?East Bengal

Where did shershah die during war?Kalinger

What was the original name of Nana Fadanvis?Bala ji Janardan Bhanu

Who was the teacher of Shiv ji?Ramdas

Which Maratha King fought with Aurangjeb, bravely_Shiva Ji

Auranjeb sent which person to defeat Shiva Ji?Raja Jay singh

Aurangjeb sent which general to arrest Shiva Ji?Shaista Khan

How many times Shiva Ji loated Surat?Two times

Coronation of Shivaji was done in –1679 AD

Where was the capital of Shiva Ji?Raygarh

Who was famous as ‘Nana Sahed”?Bala Ji Baji Rao

Which was founder of Peshwas?Bala ji vishwanath

First Anglo-Maratha was ended by which treaty?Salbai

Britishers finished Peshwa system during the reign of which Peshwa?Bajirao II

Where did Britishers establish their first factory in India?Surat

Where was the first colony of Dutches in India?Masulipattnam

Which was head office of Potugese?Goa

Britisher Charles II got Bombay as dowry for marrying which princess?Portugal

Who discovered the sea route to India?Portuguese

Who was the Indian king that welcomed Portuguese traveler Vasco-da-gama?Jamorin

Who discovered the sea route to India through ‘Cape of good hope’?Vasco – da- gama

Which was the first one to come in India and last one to leave India?Portuguese

Who was the great Portuguese governor to found Portuguese power in India?Albukark

In which you was the Khalsa sect established by Guru Gobind Singh?1699

Who established ‘Khalsa’?Guru Govind Singh

The Akal Takht was constructed byGuru Nanak

What was the birth place of Guru Nanak?Talvandi

Who was the descendant of Guru Nanak?Guru Angad

Which Sikh Guru called him the ‘True King’?Guru Arjun Dev

Who was the last Guru of the Sikhs?Guru Govind Singh

The capital (Political) of Ranjit Singh was Lahore. Which is known as its religious capital?Amritsar

Which governor General Very respectfully welcomed Ranjit Singh in Repad?William Bantink

In which state did loud kaining change the Government’s ‘Company’ to ‘Samrat’Allahabad

Who was the ruler, when Nadir Shah attacked in Delhi?Muhammad Shah

In which battle did Nadir shah defeated Muhammad Shah?Karnal

Who was the founder of the autonomous state of Awadh?Saadat Khan

Who was the Governor – general of the second battle of Anglo–Mysore?Warren Hastings

Tipu Sultan was the ruler of which state?Mysore

Who amongst the given, was the governor who battled against. Tipu Sultan in the 3rd battle of Mysore?Lord Cornwallis

Where did the Black hole calamity befall?Kolkata

Who betrayed Siraj-ud-Daulah in the battle of Plassey in 1757?Mair Zafar

Who was the Nawab of Bengal during the battle of Plassey?Siraj-ud-Daulah

Between who was the Battle of Plassey fought?Siraj-ud-Daulah and Robert Clive

In which year did the British merge the state of Punjab with their state?1849 AD

Where in India, the remains of Portugal culture can be found?Goa

Which fight proved as the decide of the Anglo–French animosity in India?Battle of Vandivash

In which battle did the British completely defeated the French?Battle of Vandivash

In which battle was the fate of French decide in India?Battle of Vandivash

Where did Swami Dayanand Saraswati I, established the Arya Samaj in 1875 A.D.?Bombay

Who was the founder of ‘Arya Samaj’?Dayanand Saraswati

Who founded the Ramkrishna Mission?Vevekanand

When did the British made English the medium of Education in India?1835

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