Indian History MCQ for Competitive Exams

Indian History MCQ for Competitive Exams

Welcome to our comprehensive blog on Indian History MCQ, designed specifically to help you prepare for competitive exams.  Indian history is a rich tapestry of diverse cultures, ancient civilizations, notable empires, and influential leaders. It encompasses a vast timeline, starting from the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day. Studying this subject is crucial for competitive exams, as it not only provides insight into the nation's past but also helps in understanding the context of current affairs.

Indian History MCQ

In this article Indian History MCQ, we present a collection of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that cover various periods, events, and significant personalities in Indian history. These Indian History MCQ aim to test your knowledge, improve your understanding, and enhance your exam readiness.

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Indian History MCQ for Competitive Exams

Q :  

Which revolutionary of the freedom struggle was hanged at the age of 14?

(A) Batukeshwar Dutt

(B) Khudiram Bose

(C) Bhagat Singh

(D) Sukhdev

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Khudiram Bose, at the age of eighteen, was executed on 11 August 1908, making him one of the youngest revolutionaries in India to be hanged by the British.

Q :  

Write the name who was the political guru of Mahatma Gandhi?

(A) R. N. Tagore

(B) Vivekananda

(C) G.K. Gokhale

(D) Ao Hume

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Mahatma Gandhi said, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was his political Guru and a true servant of India. Gokhale's motto was to spiritualize the public life. His noble dream was the Servants of India Society , which he founded.

Q :  

In which of the following sessions of INC, the National Anthem was sung for the first time?

(A) 1915

(B) 1885

(C) 1911

(D) 1902

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Jana Gana Maana, a symbol of India's united culture was composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and was first sung on December 27, 1911 at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress (INC).

Q :  

Surya Sen was associated with which of the following events during the Indian freedom struggle?

(A) Chittagong Armory Raid

(B) Kakori Conspiracy

(C) Civil Disobedience Movement

(D) Home Rule Movement

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Surya Sen, also known as Surya Kumar Sen (22 March 1894 – 12 January 1934), was an Indian revolutionary who was influential in the independence movement against British rule in India and is best known for leading the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid.

Q :  

Who got the Grand Trunk Road repaired from Calcutta to Delhi?

(A) Lord Dufferin

(B) Shre Shah Suri

(C) Sir Charles Metcalfe

(D) Lord Canning

Correct Answer : B

Q :  

In what ways did the early nationalists successfully undermine the moral foundations of British rule?

(A) Start your movement for constitutional reforms.

(B) Advocating open rebellion.

(C) By seeking foreign help against the British.

(D) By seeking support from Indians living abroad.

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Their powerful economic critique of imperialism was to serve as the main plank of nationalist agitation in the later years of active mass struggle against British Colonialism. They had, by their economic agitation, undermined the moral foundations of British rule by exposing its cruel, exploitative character.

Q :  

What were the things related to the background in which Jinnah's words were correct?

I. It was given at the meeting of All India Muslim League (1929).

II. This was in reaction to Nehru's report which he considered a death warrant.

III. Initially some reforms were suggested by Aga Khan and Karim Jalal, later Jinnah collected them and prepared a 14 point draft on the reaction of Hindus.


(A) Only I and II

(B) Only I and III

(C) II and III only


Correct Answer : A

Q :  

What was the outcome of the meetings of the Constituent Assembly and the attitude of the League towards the Interim Government?

(A) The League grew with the appointments and decisions of members of Congress.

(B) The League entered into an alliance with the Congress in its fight for Pakistan.

(C) The British tried to influence the League by including it in the Interim Government although the League objected to it.

(D) None of these

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The interim government was formed by the newly elected Constituent Assembly of India. The Congress Party won a majority of seats in the assembly, and its leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, became the prime minister. The Muslim League also joined the interim government, but it refused to accept the Cabinet Mission Plan.

Q :  

Which court was considered the highest criminal court of appeal during the rule of the East India Company?

(A) circuit court

(B) provincial court

(C) Sadar Diwan

(D) Sadar Nizamat

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The Sadr Diwani Adalat was the Supreme Court of Revenue in British India established at Calcutta by Warren Hastings in 1772.

Q :  

What is the correct chronological order of the following Viceroys?

1. Lord Reading

2. Lord Irwin

3. Lord Willingdon

4. Lord Linlithgow

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1,2,3,4

(B) 4,3,2,1

(C) 3,1,4,2

(D) 2,4,3,1

Correct Answer : A

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