WBCS Prelims 2016 History of India Question and Solution



   In West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) Preliminary Examination 2018, total 18 questions was asked from Indian History.

1. The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragapta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanskrit Play.

[A]  Mrichhakatika 

[B]  Devi Chandragupta        

[C]  Mattavilasa        

[D] Mudrarakshasa

Correct Answer: [D] Mudrarakshasa

2. The most famous Indo-Greek ruler of India was:

[A]  Demetrius 

[B]  Antiochus I        

[C]  Menander

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [C]  Menander

3. Which of the following gives an account of Balban period ?

[A]  Tahqiq-i-Hind       

[B]  Shahnama

[C]  Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi      

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [C]  Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi      

4. Which King founded the Vikramasila University ?

[A]  Dharmapala

[B]  Dhruva 

[C]  Devapala 

[D] Ballal Sen

Correct Answer: [A]  Dharmapala

5. India’s earliest contact with Islam came through
[A]  Arab invasion Sindh in the seventh century

[B]  Turkish invasions of the eleventh-twelfth centuries

[C]  Arab merchants of Malabar coast

[D] Sufi saints and Arab travellers

Correct Answer: [C]  Arab merchants of Malabar coast

6. Who were the participants in the tripartite struggle in northern India from the 8th to the 10th Century ?

[A]  Palas, Cholas, Pallavas        

[B]  Palas, Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas

[C]  Cholas, Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas      

[D] Palas, Cholas, Rashtrakutas

Correct Answer: [B]  Palas, Pratiharas, Rashtrakutas

7. The first Muslim incursions on Deccan occurred during the reign of —

[A]  Balban

[B]  Raziya

[C]  Jalaluddin Khalji        

[D] Firoz Tughluq

Correct Answer: [C]  Jalaluddin Khalji        






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9. The official language of the Mughal empire was-
[A]  Urdu

[B] Persian

[C]  Persian and the local language        

[D] Turkish

Correct Answer: [B] Persian

10. Who introduced the Duh-Aspah Sih-Aspah system?

[A]  Shah Jahan        

[B]  Akbar 

[C]   Jahangir        

[D] Aurangzeb

Correct Answer: [C]   Jahangir        

11. Todarmal is associated with the Revenue system known as –

[A]  Nasaq       

[B]  Ghalla Bakshi        

[C]  Zabti 

[D] Kankut

Correct Answer: [C]  Zabti 

12. Who organised the ‘Council of Barabhais’?
[A]  Madhav Rao Narayan        

[B]  Baji Rao II       

[C]  Mahadji Scindia       

[D] Nana Phadnavis

Correct Answer: [D] Nana Phadnavis

13. Who of the following became a member of the Din-Ilahi?

[A]  Raja Man Singh       

[B]  Todarmal

[B]  Tansen

[D] Raja Birbal

Correct Answer: [D] Raja Birbal

14. Who is considered as the father of Indian Archaeology?

[A]  Alexander Cunningham      

[B]  Gordon Child        

[C]  Mortimer Wheeler       

[D] John Marshall

Correct Answer: [A]  Alexander Cunningham      

15. Rice cultivation is associated with the Harappan site of:

[A]  Kalibangan

[B]  Lothal

[C]  Kot Diji        

[D] Ropar

Correct Answer: [B]  Lothal

16. The Upanishadas were compiled around :

[A]  600 BC

[B]  800 BC

[C]  1000 BC

[D] 1600-600 BC

Correct Answer: [A]  600 BC

17. According to Buddhism the cause of all sorrows is :

[A]  Maya  

[B]  Kama

[C]  Trishna

[D] Krodh

Correct Answer: [C]  Trishna

18. What was ‘Taccavi’ ?

[A]  Loans to the Peasants        

[B]  A fertile category of land

[C]  A tax on the Hindus        

[D] Barren land

Correct Answer: [A]  Loans to the Peasants        

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