June 23, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. The Chakmas and Hajongs are tribes only found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
2. The Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh are migrants from the Chittagong Hill Tracts of erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The Hoysala temples show strong influences of the Nagara traditions of northern and western India.
2. The Hoysala temple is laid out in the shape of an intricately-designed star.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. It was built in the 13th century by King NarasimhadevaI.
2. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.
3. It is also referred to as the Black Pagoda.
The above statements most appropriately are related to which of the following temples in India.?
  • (A) Konark Sun Temple
  • (B) Jagannath Temple
  • (C) Tara Tarini Temple
  • (D) Lingaraja Temple
Which of the following dynasties ruled in South India during the Sangam Period?
1. Cheras
2. Pandyas
3. Cholas
4. Pallavas
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1, 2 and 4
  • (B) 2, 3 and 4
  • (C) 1, 2 and 3
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Which of the following ancient texts mentions about the republics in India?
1. Arthashastra
2. Mahanibbana Sutta
3. Avadaana Shatak
4. Ashtadhyayi
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1 and 4 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Buddhism was first brought to Sri Lanka during the reignof the following rulers?
  • (A) Ashoka
  • (B) Bimbisara
  • (C) Ajatshatru
  • (D) Kanishka II
Consider the following statements regarding Gaudiya Vaishnavism:
1. It is a religious movement inspired by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
2. The focus of Gaudiya Vaishnavism is the devotional worship of Vitthala, an incarnation of lord Vishnu.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements regarding Qutub Minar :
1. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. It is a red sandstone tower built by Muslim conquerors to commemorate their final triumph over the Rajput rulers of Delhi.
3. Its construction was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and finished by Iltutmish.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to the ‘Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple’, consider the following statement:
1. The temple is built in the Chera style of architecture.
2. The Lord Vishnu is found in Anantha Shayana posture in the temple..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The Lothal is the Indus Valley Civilization site in Gujrat famous for the world’s earliest known dockyard.
2. The Lothal site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
3. The National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) is proposed to be built at Lothal.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements:
1. Anurag Sagar, Bijak, and Sakhi Granth were written by Sant Kabir Das.
2. Many parts of Sant Kabir Das' work was collected by the Guru Arjan Dev.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. It is also called the dormitory of the Mughals.
2. It is an example of the charbagh with pools joined by channels.
3. It was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
The above statements describe which of the following Mughal Architectures most appropriately?
  • (A) Badshahi Mosque
  • (B) Humayun’s Tomb
  • (C) Red Fort
  • (D) Taj Mahal
Consider the following statements regarding Jainsim:
1. Jainism teaches utmost importance to Ahimsa or nonviolence.
2. The teaching of Brahmacharya in Jainism was given by first tirthankara Rishabhnatha.
3. Jainism condemns the varna system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Anangpal II?
1. He was the ruler of present-day Delhi and Haryana in between the 8th-12th centuries.
2. He was defeated by Ghurid forces in the Battle of Tarain.
3. He founded a city named Dhillika Puri.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements about the empire of Vijayanagara:
1. The empire was established by Harihara and Bukka of the Tuluva dynasty.
2. The capital of Vijayanagar is a UNESCO world heritage site.
3. The empire was stretched along the river Krishna.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3

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