HPSC HCS Prelims Test Series 2021: History of India and Indian National Movement Test 3

HPSC HCS Prelims Test Series 2021: History of India and Indian National Movement Test 3: Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) HCS Prelims Mock Test Series 2021: Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) is going to conduct the HCS Prelims Exam 2021 for the recruitment of candidates for different posts like SDM, Deputy Superintendent of Police, A Class Tehsildar, ETO and many more. The Preparation can’t be done without taking Mock Test Series for HCS Prelims. The HCS Prelims Mock test series not only enhances the knowledge but also provide a simulated practice for the Examination.

SYLLABI FOR THE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

1. GENERAL STUDIES

  • General Science.
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Culture, Indian Polity and Indian Economy.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Haryana-Economy and people. Social, economic and culture institutions and language of Haryana.

Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. In Geography, emphasis will be on Geography of India. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources. Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge on the country‘s political system and Constitution of India. Panchayati Raj, social systems and economic developments in India. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

We have designed our HCS Prelims Mock Test Series keeping these points in mind HPSC HCS Prelims 2021 is consists of two papers: – Paper-I is General Studies and Paper-II is CSAT.

2. Civil Services Aptitude Test

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc.-Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, date sufficiency etc. – Class X-level).

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1. Which of following was not recommendation of Motilal Nehru Committee (1928)?
A. Establishment of Federal Government
B. Elected Govt. in Provinces
C. Establishment of Dyarchy system
D. Provision of Civil Liberties’


2. In which of following act, amount of one lakh rupees was earmarked for education?

A. Chartered Act 1833
B. Chartered Act 1813
C. Chartered Act 1856
D. Chartered Act 1793


3. Which of following statement is incorrect about the 1857 Revolt?
A. Kunwar Singh revolted from Lucknow
B. This Revolt could not attract Masses
C. Greased Cartridge was immediate cause of revolt
D. Bahadur Shah Zafar was proclaimed as emperor of India in the initial stage of revolt


4.Which of following statement is correct about the Vernacular Press Act?
A. Lord Canning was behind the creation of this act
B. It was created by Lytton and repealed by the Lord Ripon
C. Vernacular Press Act was passed in year 1872
D. All of the above


5.Which of the following is not true of the Cabinet Mission plan?
A. It rejected the creation of a separate State of Pakistan.
B. It recognized India’s right to secede from the Commonwealth.
C. All members of the Indian Cabinet are to be Indians.
D. It gave scope to the communal representation

6.The Nehru-Liaquat Pact between India and Pakistan was signed  to solve the problem of:
A. Minorities
B.The accession of the Princely States
C. The Border Issues
D. Foreign Relations


7.Main reason behind the Surat Split was:
A. Differences between the Moderate and extremist over the spreading  the movement of anti- Bengal Partition to rest of India
B. Moderate did not want to confine the movement to Bengal.
C. Extremist wanted to confine anti-partition movement to Bengal
D. None of the above


8.In which year Dacca Anushilan Samiti was founded?
A.1905
B.1907
C.1902
D.1916


9.Which of following statement is/are correct about the Home Rule Movement
A. Idea of Home Rule was suggested by the Anne Besant in Bombay session in 1915.
B. During this movement, Tilak gave statement that ‘Swaraj is my Birthright’
C. Sindhi Community participated for first time in freedom struggle during the Home Rule Movement
D. All of the above

10.Which of following statement is / are correct about the Non-Cooperation Movement?

A. Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh massacre and other forms of oppression were main reasons behind this movement
B. It attracted the masses
C. Chaura-Chauri incident was responsible for withdrawal of this movement.
D. All of the above

11. Consider the following statements:
1. The French were the last to come to India in search of trade opportunities.
2. The Portuguese were the first European community to discover a direct sea route to India.
3. Queen Elizabeth I was a share holder of the British East India Company.

Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. All of the above

12. Which of the following statements is incorrect about “Drain of Wealth” theory in context of Indian freedom struggle?

a. The Drain of Wealth theory was systemically initiated by Dadabhai Naoroji.
b. Through this theory Naoroji sought to prove that Britain was draining money out of India.
c. Drain of Wealth included “Home Charges”.
d. All the statements are correct.



13. Consider the following statements about Permanent Settlement System.

1. Permanent Settlement System was introduced by Lord Wellesley in 1793.
2. It was introduced on the recommendations of Sir John Shore.

Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2


14. Consider the following statements about Lord William Bentinck.

1. Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India.
2. He was thought to be a reform oriented person.
3. He brought a law against Sati Pratha.

Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c.  3 only
d. 1, 2 and 3



15. The play ‘Neel Darpan’ is associated with the Indigo Revolt (1858) of Bengal. Who wrote this play?

a. Ishwar Chandra Gupta.
b. Deen Bandhu Mitra
c. Bhanu Bandopadhyay.
d. Rajshekhar Basu


16. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of formation of the Indian National Congress?

a. Lord Lytton
b. Lord Dufferin
c. Lord Elgin
d. Lord Minto

17. Who among the following is known as “The Father of the Indian Renaissance”?

a. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
b. Swami Vivekananda
c. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
d. Swami Dayanand Saraswati

18. Who is known as Father of Indian Unrest?

a. Bhagat Singh
b. Chandra Shekhar Azad
c. Mahatma Gandhi
d. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

19. “Our system acts very much like a sponge, drawing up all the good things from the banks of the Ganges, and squeezing them down on the banks of the Thames”. Who said this?

a.  John Sullivan
b. John Shore
c. Lord Minto
d. Lord Clive


20. Which of the following Indian province was annexed on account of alleged misgovernance?

a. Awadh
b. Satara
c. Jhansi
d. Mysore


21. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

a) Pitt’s India Act              : Warren Hastings
b) Doctorine of Lapse       : Dalhousie
c) Vernacular Press Act     : Curzon
d) Ilbert Bill                       : Ripon



22. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
c) the uprooting of Zamindari System and the end of serfdom
d) writing off all peasant debts



23. With reference to Indian History, the Members of the Constituent Assembly from the provinces were

a) directly elected by the people of those Provinces
b) Nominated by the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League
c) elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies
d) selected by the Government for their expertise in constitutional matters

24.  Which of the following is/are the principal features(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

1) Introduction of diarchy in the executive government of the provinces
2) Introduction of separate electorates for Muslims
3) Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) Only 1                   b) Only 2 and 3
c) Only 1 and 3         d) All of the above


25. Annie Besant was

1) Responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement
2) the founder of the Theosophical Society
3) once the President of the Indian National Congress

Select the correct statement using the codes given below.

a) Only 1                      b) Only 2 and 3
c) Only 1 and 3            d) All of the above


26. The “Instrument of Instructions” contained in the Government of India Act, 1935 have been incorporated in the constitution of India in the year 1950 as:

a) Fundamental Rights
b) Directive Principles of State Policy
c) Extent of executive power of State
d) Conduct of business of the Government of India


27. Who was the Governor General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny?

a) Lord Canning
b) Lord Dalhousie
c) Lord Hardings
d) Lord Lytton



28. Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service?

a) Warren Hastings        
b) Wellesley
c) Cornwallis
d) William Bentinck



29. Consider the following statements:

1) Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British Pattern.
2) A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.
3) The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a)  Only 1 and 2            b) Only 2 and 3
b)  Only 1 and 3            d) All of the above



30. Consider the following statements:

1) Robert Clive was the first Governor-General of Bengal.
2) William Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Only 1                b) Only 2
c) Both                   d) None


31. Consider the following statements:
1. Mahatma Gandhi called Rabindranath Tagore as ‘Gurudev’.
2. Rabindranath Tagore called Gandhiji as ‘Father of the Nation’.
3. Subhash Chandra Bose called Gandhiji as ‘Mahatma’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a)    1 only
b)    2 Only
c)    1 and 2 only
d)    1 and 3 only


32. Consider the following statements:
1. Brahmo Samaj was established by Raja Rammohan Roy.
2. Arya Samaj was established by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them


33. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. “Why Socialism” is a book written by Jayaprakash Narayan.
2. “New Lamps for Old” is a book written by Rabindranath Tagore.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them



34. Which of the following is correct about British Education Policy in India:
1. Wood’s dispatch (1854) brought downward filtration theory.
2. Charter Act of 1813 sanctioned 1 lakh rupees for educational development.

a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them



35. Which of the following were brought by Portuguese to India?
1. First printing press
2. Tobbaco and Red chillies
3. Spices

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) All of the above


36. Which of the following is correct about Governor-generals:
1) Lord Cornwallis created Covenanted Civil Services.
2) Lord William Bentinck banned Sati Pratha in India.

a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them



37. Consider the following statements:
1. “Do or Die” slogan was given by Mahatma Gandhi.
2. “Jai Hind” slogan was given by Jawahar Lal Nehru.
3. “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” slogan was given by Lal Bahadur Shastri.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) All of the above


38. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. Champaran Satyagraha was related to indigo farming.
2. Kheda Satyagraha was against the revenue policy of government.
a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them



39. Which of the following is correct about Government of India Act 1935?
1. This Act of 1935 provided for the abolition of ‘Dyarchy’at the provinces.
2. This Act was on the basis of Nehru Report of 1928.

a)    1 only
b)    2 only
c)    None of them
d)    Both of them


40. Which of the following is correct recommendations of  Simon Commission?
1. Abolition of diarchy
2. Continuation of Communal Electorates
3. Extension of responsible government to the provinces

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) All of the above


41. Bahadurshah of Gujarat ceded Bassein to

(a) English
(b) French
(c) Portuguese
(d) Dutch

42. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Vasco Da Gama was welcomed by Zamorin king at Muziris port.

(2) Thomas Roe visited the court of Aurangzeb to get permission to trade in India.

Codes:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Which of the following crops were introduced by the Portuguese in India?

(1) Sugarcane
(2) Maize
(3) Tomato
(4) Potato

Codes:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

44. Which of the following were the reasons for French decline in India?

(1) French army was no match for British army
(2) French monarchy had no stakes in the French company
(3) French were engaged in continental expansion in Europe

Codes:
(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) All of these

45. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Bethune School at Calcutta was founded by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

(2) The main aim of the school was to promote education among depressed classes.

Codes:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

46. Sarda Act was related to

(a) women education
(b) widow remarriage
(c) age of consent
(d) women property rights

47. Which of the following were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

(1)    The Peasants and Workers Party of India

(2)    All India Scheduled Castes Federation

(3)The Independent Labour Party

Codes

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) All of these

48. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?

(1) It opposed idolatry
(2) It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
(3) It emphasized on modern education

Codes:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) All of these

49. Which of the following statements about Swami Dayanand Saraswati are correct?

(1) He disregarded the authority of Puranas.
(2) He rejected the doctrine of karma.
(3) He gives his idea in his book Satya Shodhak Samaj.

Codes:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) All of these


50. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Sri Narayan Guru?

(1) He supported Mahatma Gandhi in his campaign against untouchability.
(2) He was the founder of Justice Party.

Codes:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

51. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Lord Ripon?

(1) He appointed Wood’s commission for education.
(2) He got enacted Vernacular Press Act, 1878.

Codes

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2



52. Which of following were introduced during Dalhousie’s Administration?

(1)  Indian Railways
(2) Public Works Department
(3) English as medium of instruction
(4) Permanent Settlement of land revenue

Codes:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) All of these



53. Ilbert bill was related to

(a) Press
(b) Education
(c) Judiciary
(d) Executive expansion



54. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Subsidiary Alliance System was introduced by Lord Curzon.
(2) Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by Lord Dalhousie.

Codes:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2



55. Strachey Commission was related to?
(a) Education policy
(b) Famine policy
(c) Land revenue policy
(d) Industrial policy



56. An engineering college at Roorkee was established on the recommendation of?

(a) Wood’s Dispatch
(b) Hunter Commission
(c) Raleigh Commission
(d) Sargeant Commission



57. The Indian University’s act, 1904 was passed with the aim of?

(a) establishing universities at Allahabad and Lucknow
(b) controlling political activities in colleges and universities
(c) increasing percentage of Indian teachers
(d) increasing percentage of female students



58. Who was appointed as the chairman of committee to work out the details of Wardha Scheme?

(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) S. Radhakrishnan
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Zakir Hussain



59. Mirat-ul-Akhbar is associated with which of the following popular personalities?

(a) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(d) Sir Agha Khan



60. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Metcalfe is called the liberator of Indian press.
(2) First Censorship on press was imposed by Lord Hastings.

Codes:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


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