If you are participating in the competitive exams, you will notice that Questions of history are approximately covered one-thirds of general studies. You know that questions are mostly asked from the history of India in the various exams. But when you see the questions of Indian history, Sometimes make you feel bored.


Don't worry! If you want to do better in the history section of general studies then memorize these popular and selected objective questions on history to get better results in examinations because all these questions are asked again and again in competitive exams.


Objective Questions of History for competitive Exams

Keep Memorized These Objective Questions of History for competitive Exams


The most important questions for history have been given below separately section wise. Answers key to the questions have been also provided in the box after every 20 and 30 questions.


Questions for Ancient History of India


1. Which one of the following is the oldest scripture of India?

A. Yajur Veda

B. Sama Veda

C. Rig Veda

D. Atharva Veda


2. Which one of the following was a Seaport of the Indus valley civilization?

A. Lothal

B. Kalibangan

C. Dholavira

D. Kotadiz


3. In which Mandalas of Rig Veda described the Purush sukta?

A. 9th Mandala

B. 10th Mandala

C. 7th Mandala

D. 8th Mandala


4. Which one of the following Vedas is considered to be the source of origin of the Indian music?

A. Rig Veda

B. Yajur Veda

C. Sama Veda

D. Atharva Veda


5. When did the wheel get invented? 

A. Copper age

B. Iron age

C. Neo stone age

D. Later stone age


6. Which of the following metal was firstly used by humans?

A. Iron

B. Aluminium

C. Tin

D. Copper


7. Where from the earliest evidence of Rice is found in India?

A. Mehrgarh

B. Koldihwa

C. Ropar

D. Banmali


8. Which of the following is related to the Gupta Dynasty?

A. Vayu Puran

B. Vishnu Puran

C. Matsya Puran

D. Shiva Puran


9. What are the acceptable periods of the Vaidik Civilization?

A. 1500 - 1000 BC

B. 1000 - 600 BC

C. 1500 - 600 BC

D. 2400 - 1700 BC


10. The major city of Indus Civilization 'Harappa' was located on the bank of __.

A. Sindhu river

B. Ghaghara river

C. Ravi river

D. Jhelum river


11. According to Maxmuller, where was the native place of the Aryans?

A. Europe

B. Central Asia

C. North Africa

D. East Asia


12. The word 'Satyameva Jayate' was taken from the

A. Rajatarangini

B. Mundakopanishad

C. Sankhya Philosophy

D. Manu Smriti


13. Who was the originator of the philosophy of Yoga?. Gautama

A. Shankaracharya

B. Patanjali

C. Kapila

D. Jemini


14. In which one of the following is mentioned the '16 Mahajanapada'?

A. Majhima Nikaya

B. Khuddaka Nikaya

C. Digha Nikaya

D. Angutar Nikaya


15. Which animal was called as the 'Adhanya' in the Vaidik Periods?

A. Bull

B. Cow

C. Elephant

D. Ox 


16. Who established the 'Pillar of Sarnath'?

A. Ashoka

B. Harshvardhan

C. Kanishka

D. Gautam Buddha


17. Which one was the most venerable In the Harappan Civilization?

A. Hump Bull

B. Horse

C. Cow

D. Elephant


18. When did Gautam Buddha was born?

A. 483 BC

B. 543 BC

C. 563 BC

D. 540 BC


19. Who was the founder of the Patliputra city?

A. Ashoka

B. Chandragupt

C. Udayin

D. Ajatshatru


20. Who was the master of Alexander?

A. Selyukas

B. Aristotle 

C. Plato

D. Filip


Answer Key for Q. 01 - 20

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

C

A

B

C

C

D

B

A

C

C

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

B

B

C

D

B

A

A

C

C

B


21. Where did Buddha deliver his most sermon?

A. Kushinagar

B. Sarnath'

C. Lumbini

D. Shravasti


22. Who was the founder of 'Ajivika Sect'?

A. Puran Kashyap

B. Makkhali Putra

C. Kachayan

D. Vethali Putra


23. Who was also known as 'Vishnu Gupta' in Indian history?

A. Chanakya

B. Samudragupta

C. Harshvardhan

D. Chandragupta


24. Where did Mahavir swami born?

A. Lumbini

B. Kundgram

C. Sarnath

D. Sravasti


25. The 3rd Buddha Council was held in___.

A. Vaishali

B. Patliputra

C. Rajgruhi

D. Kundlaban


26. Which one capital of Mahajanapada is not matched in given below list

A. Magadha - Grivarj

B. Anga - Champa

C. Gandhar - Takshashila

D. Kamboz - Matura


27. Prabhas Giri which is a famous pilgrim spot of __.

A. Jainism

B. Buddhist

C. Shaiva

D. Vaishnav


28. Who was the writer of 'Ashtadhyayi'?

A. Kalidas

B. Panini

C. Varahmihir

D. Chanakya


29. Who started the Shak Samvat in 78 AD?

A. Kanishka

B. Ashoka

C. Vikramaditya

D. Rudradaman


30. Who was the founder of Vikramshila VishwaVidyalaya?

A. Harshvardhan

B. Gopal

C. Dharmpal

D. Chandragupta


31. In which the king's court, Famous 'Badhya Jivak' was live?

A. Chandragupta I

B. Bimbisar

C. Ashok

D. Chandragupta II


32. Where does the Dashavatar of Vishnu refer?

A. Vayu Puran

B. Vishnu Puran

C. Matsya Puran

D. Shiva Puran 

33. The Zend Avesta holy scripture is related to__.


A. Zoroastrian

B. Buddhist

C. Cristian

D. Sikhism


34. Which one of the following is known as the Napoleon of India?

A. Chandragupta

B. Samudragupta

C. Bhanugupta

D. Kumar Gupta


35. In which one Inscription (Rock Edict) of Ashoka is explained of the Dhamma - policy?

A. 9th Inscription

B. 10th Inscription

C. 11th Inscription

D. 13th Inscription


36. In which of the following king's court Megasthenese came India?

A. Chandragupta Maurya

B. Harshavardhan

C. Chandragupta II

D. Bindusara


37. Who was the author of 'Kitab-Ul-Hind'?

A. Megasthenese

B. Alberuni

C. Ibn Battuta

D. Fahiyan


38. List of Inscriptions and related persons have been given below, Which one does not match in the list?

A. Junagadh (Girnar) - Rudradaman

B. Elephant cave - Kharvel

C. Ahole - Pulkeshin II

D. Prayag - Skandagupta


39. Which one of the following dynasties was related to the 'King Bhoj'?

A. Pal

B. Pratihar 

C. Parmar

D. Chouhan


40. Which one of the following was the capital of the Chola Dynasty?

A. Kanchipuram

B. Manykheta

C. Thanjavur

D. Amkond


Answer key for Q. 21 - 40


21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

D

B

A

B

B

D

A

B

A

C

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

B

C

A

B

C

A

B

D

C

C


Questions of history related to Medieval India


41. Who was the founder of the Gulam Dynasty?

A. Allauddin Khilji

B. Kutubuddin Ebak

C. Balvant

D. Iltutmish


42. When did Mohhamd Ghazni attack the Somnath temple?

A. 1001 AD

B. 1008 AD

C. 1027 AD

D. 1025 AD


43. Who adopted the Iron and blood policy towards the opponents?

A. Balban

B. Aurangzeb

C. Firoz Tuglaq

D. Sikandar Lodi


44. In whose court the famous poet 'Amir Khoosro' lived?

A. Firoz Shah Tughlaq

B. Gyasudin Balban

C. Iltutmish

D. Aurangzeb


45. Who was the commander of Aibak which Destroyed Nalanda Vishwavidyalaya?

A. Allauddin Khilji

B. Bakhtiyar Khilji

C. Muhammad Kafur

D. Mustafa


46. Who gave permission firstly to set up the factory in India for British?

A. Shahjahan

B. Akbar

C. Jahangir

D. Aurangzeb


47. What was the Diwan-E-Kohi in the Sultanate period?

A. Military department

B. Agriculture department

C. Finance department

D. Pension department


48. In whose reign Italian 'Nikol Konty' came to Vijaynagar of India?

A. Devrai I

B. Devrai II

C. Krishnadevaraya

D. Mallikarjun


49. Who firstly laid the foundation of a permanent army?

A. Allauddin Khilji

B. Iltutmish

C. Firozshah Tughlaq

D. Jalalidin Khilji


50. British ambassador 'Captain Hawkins' came to India during the reign of __.

A. Jahangir

B. Akbar

C. Shahjahan

D. Aurangzeb


51. Where was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire?

A. Raigarh

B. Hampi

C. Bijapur

D. Thanjavur


52. When was the first battle of Panipat?

A. 1526

B. 1527

C. 1556

D. 1761


53. Who was the founder of the Sangama Dynasty?

A. Krishnadev rai

B. Mallikarjun

C. Harihar & Bukka

D. Achutya rai


54. Who started the custom of Patta and Qabuliyat?

A. Shivaji

B. Shershah

C. Jahangir

D. Sikander


55. The Battle of Ghagra was fought between the__.

A. Lodi and Babur

B. Babur and Rana Sanga

C. Medini Rai and Babur

D. Babur and Afghans


56. Who brought the religious movements from south India to North India?

A. Ramanuja

B. Ramanand

C. Nimbarkacharya

D. Kabir


57. What was called copper coins in the Mughal period? 

A. Rupya

B. Tanka

C. Dam

D. Shamsi


58. In whose reign Gurunanak Dev established Sikh Religion?

A. Humayun

B. Firozshah

C. Sikandar Lodi

D. Aurangzeb


59. Who was the patron of King Akbar?

A. Asaf Khan

B. Bairam Khan

C. Man Singh

D. Mubarak Khan


60. What was the name of the childhood of Birbal?

A. Abdur Samad 

B. Mahesh Das

C. Farid Khan

D. Ambar Das


61. Where did Sivaji make his capital in 1656?

A. Raigarh

B. Jaipur

C. Golkonda

D. Devgaon


62. Who was the first Maratha's king who attacked Delhi?

A. Bajirao - I

B. Bajirao - II

C. Balaji 

D. Shambhaji


63. Which of the following Mughal rulers won southern states Bijapur and Golconda?

A. Akbar

B. Shahjahan

C. Aurangzeb

D. Muhammad Shah


64. Who was the founder of Din-E-Ilahi religion?

A. Babur

B. Humayun

C. Akbar

D. Aurangzeb


65. Who was the member of the Jacobin club?

A. Sivaji 

B. Tipu Sultan

C. Haider Ali

D. Guru Gobind Singh


66. When did the Treaty of Purandar?

A. 1665

B. 1685

C. 1765

D. 1785


67. What were the lands which were under the control of the king in the Mughal period?

A. Pokal

B. Jahir

C. Madad-E-Mass

D. Khalsa


68. In whose reign, the Mughal painting was at its peak

A. Jahangir

B. Shahjahan

C. Aurangzeb

D. Akbar


69. Who implemented the 'Dahsala settlement' system?

A. Birbal

B. Todarmal

C. Daswant

D. Shershah


70. Who wrote the 'Akbarnama' text?

A. Mahesh Das

B. Hussain Faiz

C. Abul Fazal

D. Gulbadan Begam


Answer Key for Q. 41 - 70


41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

B

D

A

B

B

C

B

A

A

A

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

60

B

A

C

B

D

B

C

C

B

B

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

A

A

C

C

B

A

D

A

B

C



Objective questions for the modern history of India


71. When did Vasco-Da-Gama come to India?

A. 1492

B. 1498

C. 1608

D. 1609


72. Where did the British set up his first factory?

A. Musilipatnam

B. Kolkata

C. Surat

D. Baroda


73. When did Captain Howkins come to India?

A. 1600

B. 1605

C. 1609

D. 1611


74. Who was the last Mughal Emperor?

A. Muhammad Shah

B. Bahadur Shah Jafar

C. Farrukh Siyar

D. Ahmed Shah


75. Who was the British commander of the Battle of Plassey?

A. Hector Munro

B. Robert Clive

C. Warren Hastings

D. Kartiar


76. Who became the first governor-general of Bengal under the East India company?

A. Robert Clive

B. Warren Hastings

C. Lord Kaining

D. Lord Wellesley


77. Who was the governor-general of India during the 4th Angl-Maisur

battle?

A. Warren Hastings

B. Lord Cornwallis

C. Lord Wellesley

D. Lord Curzon


78. Who wrote the book 'The Poverty and Un-British Rule in India?

A. Sardar Patel

B. Dadabhai Naoroji

C. Swami Vivekanand

D. B R Ambedkar


79. Who was the leader of Moola Revolt?

A. Chitar Singh

B. Ali Musliar

C. Tiriya Singh

D. Seva Ram


80. Which of the following National Congress sessions is known as the first Congress split?

A. Bombay Session 1889

B. Madras Session 1898

C. Surat Session 1907

D. Lucknow Session 1916


81. Which one of the following does not match in the list?

A. Indian Lig - Shishir Kumar Ghosh

B. Prarthana Society - Joyotiba Fule

C. Ashiyatic Society - Villium Jon's

D. British Sarvajanik Sabha - Dada Bhai Noroji


82. Which one of the following was Gandhi's first civil movement in India?

A. Kheda Movement

B. Non-Cooperation Movement

C. Khilafat Movement

D. Champaran Satyagrah


83. When was the Civil Disobedience Movement done in India by Gandhi?

A. 1920-22

B. 1925-27

C. 1930-34

D. 1942-44


84. Who introduced the Permanent Settlement System in India?

A. Lord Cornwallis

B. Lord Wellesley

C. Lord Curzon

D. Lord Dalhousie


85. Who was the leader of the Revolt of 1857 from Lucknow?

A. Nana Saheb

B. Begum Hazrat Mahal

C. Liyaqat Ali

D. Khan Bahadur Khan


86. Who was the founder of 'Hindustan Republican Association'?

A. Bhagat Singh

B. Abdul Gaffar Khan

C. Sachindra Sanyal

D. M G Ranade


87. In which Congress Session Mahatma Gandhi became the president?

A. Kolkata

B. Bombay

C. Lahore

D. Belgaum


88. Which one does not match in the given below list?

Books/Magazines   Writer

A. The Marathas - B G Tilak

B. Hind Swaraj - Md. Ali

C. Indian Struggle - S C Bose

D. New India - Ani Besant


89. Which year the Bengal partition declaration was cancelled?

A. 1905

B. 1906

C. 1911

D. 1912


90. Some movements and affected regions have been given below. Which one does not match in the list?

A. Kol Movement - Asam

B. Sanyasi Movement - Bengal

C. Mopala Movement - Kerala

D. Kuka Movement - Punjab


91. Which Governor-general adopted the 'Doctrine of Lapse' policy?

A. William Bentick

B. Lord Dalhousie

C. Lord Harding

D. Lord Irwin


92. When does the British Cabinet Mission visit India?

A. 1931

B. 1932

C. 1942

D.1946


93. In which of the following Round Table Conferences Indian National Congress did not participate? 

A. 1st Conference

B. 2nd Conference

C. 3rd Conference

D. Participating in all Conferences


94. Which freedom fighter died in jail due to the hunger strike?

A. Bhagat Singh

B. Bipin Chandra pal

C. Rajendra Lahiri

D. Jatin Das


95. Who was known as the Liberator of the Indian Press?

A. Sir Charles Metcalfe

B. Lord Macaulay

C. Lord Meyo

D. William Bentick


96. The Poona Pact of 1932 was related to__.

A. Hindu-Muslim unity

B. Educational improvement

C. Dalit Class

D. Constitutional progress


97. Who was the first president of the all-India Trade Union Congress?

A. Diwan Chamanlal

B. M G Ranade

C. N G Ranga

D. Lala Lajpat Rai


98. Which of the following revolutionaries was not related to the Kakori Conspiracy Case?

A. Ram Prasad Bismil

B. Bhagat Singh

C. Roshan Singh

D. Asfak Ullah Khan


99. After the second World War which one came to India?

A. Cripps Mission

B. Simone Commission

C. Cabinet Mission

D. Wewel Plans


100. Which one of the following does not match in the below list?

A. Civil disobedience movement - 1930

B. Khilafat movement - 1920

C. Non-Cooperation movement - 1924

D. Quit India movement - 1942


Answer Key for Q. 71 - 100


71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

B

C

C

B

B

B

C

B

B

C

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

B

D

C

A

B

C

D

B

C

A

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

100

B

D

C

D

A

C

D

B

C

C


Indian history is mainly divided into three parts- Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern history of India. Each part or section is more valuable for the competitive exams. But due to its broad syllabus, It is not possible, you remember and solve all the questions of history. So try to memorize all the above objective questions on history. As soon as possible, you also read and revised some selected chapters like Indus valley civilisation, Magadh Empire, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal emperor, National freedom movement, etc.


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