Important Objective GK from History
GK on History of India for Competitive Exams

Why to Study GK:

Yes, you should have a good knowledge of History to score good in the General Awareness section. Study these 60 selected multiple choice questions with answers to acquire good marks in any competitive exam.

Here, you will find the most frequently asked and important questions on Indian History, Indian National Movement and pre-historic events of India. 

These objective questions with answers are useful for any competitive exams like IAS. BANK PO, SSC, RAS, CDS, UPSC, RRB, NTSP, NAVY and any entrance exam.

Study these GK questions carefully. Because, you know that, GK questions can be answered in less time then arithmetic or reasoning sections and this will help you to save your time too.

Some Important GK for Exams:

1. Shikh guru Gobind Singh wrote a letter to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb which is known as-

a. Zafarnama
b. Akbarnama
c. Kesar E Hind
d. Charak

2. ‘Do or Die‘ is the famous slogan given by-

a. Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel
b. Mahatma Gandhi
c. Subhas Ch. Bose
d. Bipin Ch. Paul

3. Alberuni was a historian during the period of-

a. Alauddin Khilji
b. Humayun
c. Muhmud of Ghazni
d. Vikramaditya

4. Algebra was invented in India by-

a. Kautilya
b. Manu
c. Aryabhatta
d. Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad

5. The first and the last Muslim woman rular of Mediaval India was-

a. Mamtaz
b. Raziya
c. Jodha
d. Nur Jahan

6. The city of Agra was made capital in 1504 by-
a. Akbar
b. Mirzafar
c. Ibrahim Lodi
d. Sikandar Lodi

7. Raja Ramnohan Roy is associated with-

a. Hindu College
b. Brahmo Samaj
c. Ramkrishna Mission
d. Bengal Gazette

8. The strategy ‘Divide and Rule’ was adopted by-

a. Lord Karjon
b. Lord Mountbatten
c. Lord Irwin
d. Muslim Leage

9. HumayunNama was written by-

a. Gulbadan
b. Kabir
c. Humayun
d. Sher Shah

10. In 1576 Akbar fought the battle of Haldighat with-

a. Mewae Forces
b. British
c. Jahangir
d. Bairam Khan

11. Hari Jan Sewak Sangha was organized by –

a. Brahmo Samaj
b. Mahatma Gandhi
c. Dayanand Saraswati
d. Dr Ambedkar

12. Megasthenis toured India during the reign of –

a. Maharana Pratap
b, Humayun
c, Pulakesin II
d. Sivaji

13. Mahabharata was written by-

a. Valmiki
b. Vyasa
c. Arjuna
d. Krishna

14. Who among the mentioned below was associated with Nalanda

a. Harshavardhana
b. Akbar
c. Kumargupta
d. Bimbisara

15. Brahmo Samaj was associated with a great person of India. He is –

a. Swami Vivekananda
b. Dadabhai Naororjee
c. Sarat ch. Chattopaddyay
d. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

16. Md Ghori was the roler of –

a. Afganistan
b. Turkistan
c. Myanmar
d. Arab

17. First Governor General of free India and last Viceroy of British India was –

a. Lord Mountbatten
b. Lord Irwin
c. Robert Clive
d. Lord Rippon

18. The oldest Veda is Rig Veda. Its salient feature is –

a. Worship of God Shiva
b. Collection of melodies
c. Worship of Nature
d. Worship of Godess Durga

19. Probably the Aryans came to India from –

a. China
b. Central Asia
c. Europe
d. Barma

20. The fourth Buddhist council was held during the reign of –

a. Kanishka
b. Ashoka
c. Kumargupta

21. In 1911, Mahatma Gandhi started his first Satyagraha in India at –

a. 18

a. Champaran
b. Delhi
c. Sabarmati Ashram
d. Lucknow

22. Who was the founder of Mouryan Dynasty?

a. Skandagupta
b. Ashoka
c. Chandragupta Mourya
d. Chanakya

23. Among the nine gems in the court of a King one of the greatest was Kalidasa. The king was-

a. Chandragupta II
b. Ashoka
c. Skandagupta
d. Samudragupta

24. Buland Darawaja in Fatehpur Sikri was build by Akbar to comamorate
his conquest of –

a. Delhi
b. Gujrat
c. Agra
d. Haldighat

25. Tulsidas composed his ‘Ram Charit Manash’ during the reign of –

a. Akbar
b. Babar
c. Shah Jahan
d.Bahadur Shah

26. ‘The Great Bath’ of Indus Valley Civilization was found at the site of –
a. Harappa
b. Surkotda
c. Lothal
d. Mohenjodaro

27. Whome did Shubhas Chandra Bose considered his political Guru?

a. C. R. Das
b. Mahatma Gandhi
c. Jawaharlal Nehru
d. Dr. Rajendra Prashad

28. The author of the famous play ‘Mrichchakatika’ was-

a. Kalidasa
b. Shudraka
c. Vishnu Sharma
d. Varahmihir

29. Who wrote the Adi Kavya – Ramayana ?

a. Valmiki
b. Saga Vyasa
c. Kalidasha
d. Kashyapa

Objective GK from History

These General Knowledge questions from History are useful to the candidates who have applied for SSC Exam too.

30. Charak was the famous court physician in the court of –

a. Ashoka
b. Kanishka
c. Vikramaditya
d. Bimbisara

31. Who discovered Harappa in 1921?

a. Dayaram Sahani
b. RD Bannerjee
c. Lord Irwin
d. Lord Canning

32. The first foreign traveller to visit India was –

a. Fahien
b. Huen Tsang
c. Megasthenes
d. Vasco Da Gama

33. English was made the medium of higher education in British India by –

a. Lord William Bantinck
b. Lord Wellesley
c. Robert Clive
d. Lord Lytton

34. Who was called the ‘Nepolion of India’?

a. Samudragupta
b. Kanishka
c. Bindushara
d. Udayin

35. Mahayana and Hinyana are the two Sects of –

a. Jainism
b. Buddhism
c. Hinduism
d. Shikhism

35. Matashya Purana is the oldest of ___ Puranas-

b. 108

c. 4
d. 3

36. The ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ was introduce by —

a. Queen Elizabeth
b. Dal housie
c. Lord Canning

37. Revolt of 1857 was started at–

a. Kanpur
b. Pune
c. Calcutta
d. Meerut

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38. Who was political guru of M.K.Gandhi–

a. Gopal Krisna Gokhle
b. Dr Ambedkar
c. Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose
d. Nana Shahib

39. In the court of AlaUddinKhilji Who was the courtier mentioned below –

a. Birbal
b. Amir Khushru
c. Ibrahim Lodi
d. Tegh Bahadur

40. The Pala Dynasty was founded by-

a. Dharmapala
b. Gopala
c. Farukhsiyar
d. Nepala

40. The Pala Dynasty was founded by-

a. Dharmapala
b. Gopala
c. Farukhsiyar
d. Nepala

41.How many Vedas are there?

a. 108
b. 4
c. 1
d. 18

42. Who was the founder of Vikramshila University?

a. Shidhunaga
b. Dharmapala
c. Ashoka
d. Kanishka

43. Adhai-din-ka-jhopra at Ajmer was built by-

a. Qutubuddin Aibak
b. Jahangeer
c. Sikandar Lodi
d.Haidar Ali

44. The Saka era which is used by Indian Government was started in 78AD by-

a. Kanishka
b. Ashoka
c. Maharana Pratap
d. Samudragupta

45. Nalanda University was founded by –

a. Dharmapala
b. Kumargupta
c. Gopala
d. Chanakya

46. Dayanand Saraswati founded the following –

a. Arya Samaj
b. Ramkrishna Mission
c. Devide and rule
d. Brahmo Samaj

47. Dandi March was started by Gandhiji on 12/03/1930 from Sabamati Asram with the following number of followers –

a. 101
b. 78
c. 35
d. 302

49. The first Indian Newspaper Published in India was –

a. The Times of India
b. The Hindustan Times
c. Bengal Gazette
d. News of India

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50. The practice of Sati was declared illegal by –

a. Lord William Bentick
b. Lord Rippon
c. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar
d. Mahatma Gandhi

51. Which dynasty established the largest domination in southern India?

a. Cholas
b. Marathas

52. The author of the slogan “Delhi chalo” is–

a. M K Gandhi
b. S.C. Bose
c. Ani Besant
d. GK Gokhle

53. The capital of Pallava king was –

d. Canjeevaram

54. What was the original name of Valmiki —

a. Ramanuj
b. Ratnakara
c. Kashyap

55. Who was founded the Ramkrisna mission ?

a. Ram Krishna Paramhansh
b. Swami Dayananda
c. Swami Vivekananda
d. Swami Achyutananda

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56. Two brothers Mohmud ali and Shaukat ali started –

a. Khilafat Movement
b. Divide and rule
c. Muslim League
d. Partition of Bengal

57. Who is the father of Indian Renaissance–

b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Ambedkar
d. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

58. The Bhakti movement was first organised by —

a. Kabir
b. Ramanujan
c. Chaitanyadev
d. TV Channels

59. Charak Samhita was written by Charak in the reign of –

a. Kaniska
d. Chandragupta Mourya

60. Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Qutub Minar after the name of –

a. His grandfather
b. Kkwaja Qutubuddin Bhaktiyar Kaki
c. Himself
d. None of above


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