SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam – History Questions (2013 to 2017)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2013 – History Questions

Q) Who gave the title of “Mahamana” to Madan Mohan Malviya?
(a) Bal Gandadhar Tilak
(b) Dada Bhai Naurozi
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

Q) Who was the Viceroy of the time of Quit India Movement?
(a) Lord Irwin
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Lord Wavell
(d) Lord Lin Lithgow

Q) Who was the other Congress leader who joined with Motilal Nehru to start the Swaraj Party in

(a) G.K. Gokhale
(b) B.G. Tilak
(c) Chittaranjan Das
(d) M.K. Gandhi

Q) What is the first sermon of Buddha called as?
(a) Mahaparinivansutta
(b) Brahmajalasutta
(c) Dhammachakkaparibattanasutta
(d) Kachchayanagottasutta

Q) From which of the following banks did Madan Mohan Malaviya take loans for financing “The
Hindustan Times”?

(a) State Bank of India
(b) Punjab National Bank
(c) Bank of Maharashtra
(d) Bank of Baroda

Q) Where are the Todas found?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Tamil nadu
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Aruncachal Pradesh

Q) Rowlatt Act 1919 was enacted during the period of?
(a) Lord Chelmford
(b) Lord William
(c) Lord Minto
(d) Lord Bentinck

Q) Panchayati Raj System was implemented first in the pair of states?
(a) Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan
(b) Assam and Bihar
(c) Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
(d) Punjab and Chandigarh

Q)Which of the following tribes is associated with the “Tana Bhagat” movement?
(a) Uraon
(b) Munda
(c) Santhal
(d) Kondadora

Q) Who founded the Naujawan Bharat Sabha?
(a) B. C. Pal
(b) G. Subramania Iyer
(c) Sardar Bhagat Singh
(d) Rukmani Lakshmipathi

Q) The Narendra Mandal or Chamber of Princes was inaugurated in 1921 by?
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Wellesley
(c) Duke of Cannaught
(d) Duke of Wellingdon

Q) Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha together are known as?
(a) Triratna
(b) Trivarga
(c) Trisarga
(d) Trimurti

Q) Who was called Lichchavi Dauhitra?
(a) Chandragupta I
(b) Skandagupta
(c) Kumaragupta
(d) Samudragupta

Q) Pulakesin II was the greatest ruler of the?
(a) Chalukyas of Kalyani
(b) Pallavas of Kanchi
(c) Cholas of Tamil Nadu
(d) Chalukyas of Badami

Q) The Uttaramerur inscription provides information on the administration of the?
(a) Pallavas
(b) Cholas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Satavahanas

Q) Pitts India Act of 1784 was a/an?
(a) Ordinance
(b) Resolution
(c) White paper
(d) Regulation Act

Q) Which one of the following statements is not true in respect of A.O. Hume?
(a) He founded the Indian National Congress.
(b) He presided over the Congress Annual Sessions twice.
(c) He was an ornithologist.
(d) He was a member of the Indian Civil Service.

Q) Which of the following movements saw the biggest peasant guerilla war on the eve of independence?

(a) Punnapra Vayalar Movement
(b) Telangana Movement
(c) Noakhali Movement
(d) Tebhaga Movement

Q) The founder of the Lodi Dynasty was?
(a) Bahlol Lodi
(b) Sikandar Shah Lodi
(c) Jalal Khan Lodi
(d) Ibrahim Lodi

Q) The Gandharva School of art is also known as the?
(a) Buddhist-Roman art
(b) Dravidian-Roman art
(c) Greco-Roman art
(d) Greco-Roman-Buddhist art

Q) The Bolshevik Revolution of Russia symbolized following:
(a) coming of the Communist Rule
(b) establishment of Republic of Russia
(c) establishment of Democracy in Russia
(d) overthrow of Romanov Dynasty

Q) Which General, who commanded the British forces against the Americans in their War of Independence later became Governor-General of India?
(a) Dalhousie
(b) William Bentinck
(c) Wellesley
(d) Cornwallis

Q) Who established the Indian Civil Liberties Union in 1936?
(a) Subhash Chandra Bose
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d) Rajendra Prasad

Q) Which of the following was established first?
(a) Banaras Hindu University
(b) University of Bombay
(c) Aligarh Muslim University
(d) University of Allahabad

Q) The first Indian Satellite Aryabhatta was launched in:
(a) 1972
(b) 1975
(c) 1977
(d) 1979

Q) Where did Aurangzeb die?
(a) Pune
(b) Aurangabad
(c) Ahmad Nagar
(d) Mumbai

Q) Who gave the title of “Sardar” to Ballabh Bhai Patel?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Vinoba Bhave
(c) Women of Bardoli
(d) Peasants of Gujrat

Q) What Satyagraha was held at Nagpur in 1923?
(a) Salt Satyagraha
(b) Individual Satyagraha
(c) Ryots Satyagraha
(d) Flag Satyagraha

Q) Which one of the following is not a sect of Buddhism?
(a) Mahayana
(b) Hinayana
(c) Digambar
(d) Theravad

Q) Who was the viceroy when Delhi became the capital of British India?
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Minto
(c) Lord Hardinge
(d) Lord Wavell

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2014 – History Questions

Q. Multan was named by the Arabs as
(a) City of beauty
(b) City of wealth
(c) City of gold
(d) Pink city

Q. Which one of the following was the book written by Amoghvarsha, the Rashtrakuta King?
(a) Adipurana
(b) Ganitasara Samgraha
(c) Saktayana
(d) Kavirajamarga

Q. Who built the Kailasanatha Temple at Ellora?
(a) Rajendra I
(b) Mahendra Varman I
(c) Krishna I
(d) Govinda I

Q. The land measures of the Second Pandyan Empire was mentioned in:
(a) Thalavaipuram Copper Plates
(b) Uttirameru Inscription
(c) Kudumiyammalai Inscription
(d) Kasakudi Copper Plates

Q. Who was the greatest ruler of the Satavahanas?
(a) Satkarni I
(b) Gautamiputra Satkarni
(c) Simuka
(d) Hala

SSC CGL 2015 Tier 1 Exam – History Questions

Q. The greatest king of the Pratihara dynasty was:
(a) Bhoj (Mihir-Bhoj)
(b) Dantidurga
(c) Nagbhatta II
(d) Vatsaraj

Q. In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Congress Party defeating:
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(c) V.B. Patel
(d) Pattabhi Sitharamayya

Q. Jallianwala incident took place at:
(a) Lucknow
(b) Surat
(c) Amritsar
(d) Allahabad

Q. Who was the founder of Lodhi dynasty?
(a) Sikandar Lodhi
(b) Bahlol Lodhi
(c) Ibrahim Lodhi
(d) Daulat Khan Lodhi

Q. Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched?
(a) Akbar – Todarmal
(b) Chanakya – Chandragupta
(c) Vikramaditya – Chaitanya
(d) Harshvardhan – Hiuen Tsang

Q. What is ‘Reformation’?
(a) Revival of classical learning
(b) The revolt against authority of pope
(c) Rise of absolute monarchy
(d) Change in attitude of man

Q. Swaraj is my Birth Right and I shall have it. This was advocated by:
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) Sardar Patel
(d) Lokmanya Tilak

Q. Gandhiji’s Famous Quit India Movement call to the British was given in:
(a) 1940
(b) 1942
(c) 1941
(d) 1943

Q. In which year was the Indian National Congress formed:
(a) 1901
(b) 1835
(c) 1875
(d) 1885

Q. Bangladesh was created in:
(a) 1973
(b) 1970
(c) 1972
(d) 1971

Q. Raja Ram Mohan Roy was the founder of:
(a) Brahmo Samaj
(b) Prathna Samaj
(c) Ram Krishna Mission
(d) Arya Samaj

Q. Who initiated the movement to form the Indian National Congress:
(a) Annie Besant
(b) A.O. Hume
(c) W.C. Banerjee
(d) Gandhi ji

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Exam – History Questions

Q. Kamarup is an ancient name of which region of India?
(a) Bihar
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Karnataka
(d) Assam

Q. Which battle led to the downfall of the Vijayanagar empire?
(a) Battle of Takkolam
(b) Battle of Talikota
(c) Battle of Kanwah
(d) Battle of Panipat

Q. Who introduced Mansabdari system in India?
(a) Babur
(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Jahangir

Q. The ‘Cabinet Mission’ of 1946 was led by 1946:
(a) Lord Linlithgow
(b) Lord Mountbatten
(c) Sir Pethic Lawrence
(d) Sir Mountford

Q. What did Gandhiji meant by ‘Sarvodaya’?
(a) Non-violence
(b) Upliftment of untouchables or dalits
(c) The birth of a new society based on ethical values
(d) Satyagraha

Q. Harsha moved his capital from _ to .
(a) Thanesar, Kanauj
(b) Delhi, Deogiri
(c) Kamboj, Kanauj
(d) Valabhi, Delhi

Q. A collective term used by the Jains for their sacred books is
(a) Prabandhas
(b) Agamas
(c) Nibandhas
(d) Charits

Q. Who propounded the “Doctrine of Passive Resistance”?
(a) Balgangadhar Tilak
(b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal

Q. The first Muslim to be elected President of ‘Indian National Congress’ was?
(a) Maulana Azad
(b) Mohammed Ali
(c) Badruddin Tyabji
(d) Shah Wali-ullah

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam – History Questions

Q. Who has built the Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory) in Chittorgarh?
(a) Maharana Pratap
(b) Rana Kumbha
(c) Rana Sanga
(d) Kunwar Durjan Singh

Q. Who raised the slogan “Swaraj is my birth-right and I shall have it”?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

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