September 29, 2023
Consider the following statements:
1. It is a battle fought between the Peshwa forces and the British in 1818.
2. The British army comprised mainly of Dalit soldiers and fought against the upper caste-dominated Peshwa army.
3. The victory pillar also known as Ranstambh was erected in the commemoration of this battle.
The above statements most appropriately explaining which of the following battles of India’s Modern history?
  • (A) Bhima-Koregaon Battle
  • (B) . Battle of Haldighati
  • (C) Battle of Chausa
  • (D) Battle of Wandiwash
Which medieval ruler introduced the ‘Taccavi’ (farm loan) for rehabilitation following a disastrous famine?
  • (A) Firoz Tughlaq
  • (B) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
  • (C) Humayun
  • (D) Babur
Devayatanam’ was in the news in year 2022. It is a –
  • (A) A type of temple architecture
  • (B) A Conference on Temple Architecture
  • (C) Recently found remains of Shiva temple from Chola period
  • (D) Another name for Sun temple of Konark
Consider the following pairs:
Theatre Forms State
1. Bhavai - Gujarat
2. Jatra - West Bengal
3. Koodiyattam - Karnataka
4. Yakshagana - Kerala
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 4 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Who was the founder of Lodhi Dynasty?
  • (A) Bahlol Lodhi
  • (B) Shah Lodhi
  • (C) Sikander Lodhi
  • (D) Ibrahim Lodhi
Consider the following statements regarding Kalbeliya Dance:
1. It is associated with one of the Rajasthani tribes.
2. It was included in UNESCO’S list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in 2010.
3. The dance is performed by women only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
In which of the following battles was Porus defeated by Alexander?
  • (A) Battle of Gaugamela
  • (B) Battle of Hydaspes
  • (C) Battle of Persian Gate
  • (D) Battle of Issus
The Manikya dynasty ruled the which north-eastern state from the late 13th century until the signing of the Instrument of Accession with the Indian government in 1949?
  • (A) Assam
  • (B) Tripura
  • (C) Arunachal Pradesh
  • (D) Mizoram
Who built the famous Charminar of Hyderabad?
  • (A) Krishndev Rai
  • (B) Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
  • (C) Nadir Shah
  • (D) Aurangzeb
Consider the following pairs:
Tamil Literature - Author
1. Tirukkural - Tolkappiyar
2. Silappathikaram - Elango Adigal
3. Manimegalai - Sittalai Sattanar
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their
  • (A) Martial arts in north-east India
  • (B) Musical tradition in north-west India
  • (C) Classical vocal music in south India
  • (D) Pietra dura tradition in Central India
Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two?
  • (A) Vihara is a place of worship, while Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks
  • (B) Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks
  • (C) Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave, while Vihara is the hall axial to it
  • (D) There is no material difference between the two
Which of the following dynasty patronised Mahabalipuram .
  • (A) Chola
  • (B) Chera
  • (C) Pandya
  • (D) Pallava
Consider the following statements:
1. Megasthenesan was an ambassador of Seleucus I Nicator.
2. Megasthenes was an author of the book Indika.
Choose the correct answer from the given codes:
  • (A) Only 1
  • (B) Only 2
  • (C) Both
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which one of the following Upanishads first used the term ‘Trimurti?’
  • (A) Maitrayana Upanishad
  • (B) Svetasvatara Upanishad
  • (C) Mundaka Upnishad
  • (D) Katha Upnishad

© 2023 Civilstap Himachal Design & Development