History – WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

History - WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2019

3. Which city of Indus Valley Civilization has the largest inscription?

(A) Mohenjodaro

(B) Harappa

(C) Kalibangan

(D) Dholavira


19. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar used a reference from which Vedic source to justify his widow remarriage movement?

(A) Oiteriya Brahman

(B) Toitiriya Samhita

(C) Satapatha Brahman

(D) Parasar Samhita


25. Who designed the final form of Indian National Flag?

(A) Sarojini Naidu

(B) Acharya Kripalani

(C) Pingali Venkayya

(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


31. Which Mughal Emperor’s tomb is situated in contemporary Pakistan?

(A) Humayun

(B) Akbar

(C) Jahangir

(D) Aurangzeb


54. What was the name of the capital of Vijaynagar kingdom?

(A) Mysore

(B) Aihole

(C) Hampi

(D) Kanchipuram


61. In the Rig Veda there is mention of a battle known as

(A) Kurukshetra

(B) Ten Kings

(C) Hundred kings

(D) Dev-Asura



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2018

42. Alexander the Great conquers Asia and moves to India

(A) 563 – 483 B.C.

(B) 336 – 323 B.C.

(C) 2500 – 1500 B.C.

(D) 600 B.C.


43. The Battle of Plassey was held between

(A) East India Company and Mirjafar

(B) Clive and Siraj

(C) Nawab of Bengal and French

(D) Mughals and English


45. Who calls for “Do or Die”?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru

(C) Rajendra Prasad

(D) Lala Lajpat Rai


46. The first electric train runs between

(A) Bombay VT and Kurla

(B) Howrah and Bandel

(C) Delhi and Agra

(D) Bombay and Madras


47. Subhas Chandra Bose was elected as President of Congress in the year

(A) 1938

(B) 1933

(C) 1928

(D) 1923


58. Who had written “Shakunthalam”?

(A) Krittibas

(B) Balmiki

(C) Kautilya

(D) None of the above


60. On which date the Indian Museum (Kolkata) was established?

(A) December 16, 1951

(B) August 15, 1949

(C) February 2, 1814

(D) February 24, 1857

64. The author of the book ‘Anandamath’ is

(A) Bangladeshi

(B) Indian

(C) Pakistani

(D) None of the above


65. Mahatma Gandhi has written which one of the following books?

(A) Conquest of Self

(B) Crescent Moon

(C) Crime and Punishment

(D) Descent of Man


66. Who has authored the book ‘Essays on Gita’?

(A) Bankim Chandra

(B) Mahatma Gandhi

(C) R. N. Tagore

(D) Aurobindo Ghosh



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-1)

15. Which emperor has been called ‘Napoleon of India’ ?

(A) Asoka     

(B) Kanishka     

(C) Samudragupta     

(D) Chandragupta II Vikramaditya


40. Who wrote the ‘Ain-i-Akbari’?

(A) Abul Fazal      

(B) Badaoni      

(C)  Faizi      

(D) Gulbadan Begum


43. Who was the inspiration behind ‘Young Bengal’ Movement ?

(A) Madhusudan Dutt      

(B) Henry Louis Vivian Derozio      

(C) Krishnamohan Banerjee    

(D) Ramgopal Ghosh


47. Who is called “Sher-i-Punjab” ?

(A)  Ranjit Singh      

(B) Amar Singh        

(C) Lala Lajpat Rai       

(D) Bhagat Singh


61. In which year the ‘Great Escape’ of Subhas Chandra took place?

(A) 1939 A.D.       

(B) 1940 A.D.        

(C) 1941 A.D.      

(D) 1942 A.D.


63. Which territories of India were first liberated from British rule and renamed as ‘Sahid’ and ‘Swaraj’?

(A) Kohima       

(B) Delhi        

(C) Andaman and Nicobar Islands      

(D) Nagaland


81. India’s earliest contact with Islam came through

(A) Arab invasion of Sindh

(B) Turkish invasion

(C) Sufi saints and Arab travellers

(D) Arab merchants of Malabar Coast



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-2)

12. Which one is written by Kalidasa?

(A) Kadambari

(B) Harshacharita

(C) Gitogobindo

(D) Raghu-Vangsha


32. Which Mughal ruler was known as ‘Zinda Pir’ (Living Saint)?

(A) Akbar

(B) Shah Jahan

(C) Jahangir

(D) Aurangzeb


54. The Governor-General who decided in favour of Western Education in India

(A) Lord Cornwallis

(B) Lord William Bentinck

(C) Lord Ripon

(D) Lord Curzon


67. Who was the General of Sher Shah?

(A) Brahmjit Gaur

(B) Diler Khan

(C) Shaista Khan

(D) Jai Singh


71. Who bestowed command of the Indian National Army (I. N. A.) on Subhas Chandra Bose

who renamed it Azad Hind Fauz?

(A) Captain Mohan Singh

(B) Rashbehari Bose

(C) Shah Nawaz Khan

(D) Lakshmi Bai


91. Name one famous poet of the Delhi Sultanate who adorned with the title of ‘The Parrot of


(A) Ziauddin Barani

(B) Utbi

(C) Alberuni

(D) Amir Khusrau


94. The metal first discovered by man is

(A) Iron

(B) Copper

(C) Aluminium

(D) Gold


100. In which year Kashmir was acceded to India?

(A) 1947 A.D.

(B) 1948 A.D.

(C) 1949 A.D.

(D) 1950 A.D.



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2011

10. Who introduced the ‘Subsidiary Alliance‘?

(A) Dalhousie

(B) Wellesley

(C) Ripon

(D) Minto


18. In which year did the Muslim League first give the call for a separate state of Pakistan?

(A) 1939

(B) 1940

(C) 1941

(D) 1942


64. Who wrote ‘Indica‘?      

(A) Fa-Hien

(B) Heuen Song

(C) I-Singh

(D) Megasthenes


69. Who of the following became a member of the ‘Din-i-Ilahi’?      

(A) Man Singh

(B) Todar Mal

(C) Tansen

(D) Birbal


80. Buddha was born in

(A) 523 BC

(B) 563 BC

(C) 623 BC

(D) 602 BC


82. Who was the last king of the Maurya dynasty?

(A) Ashoka

(B) Brihadratha

(C) Chandragupta II

(D) Pushyamitra Sunga


89. The first medieval ruler to propound the divine theory of kingship was

(A) Iltutmish

(B) Balban

(C) Firoz Tughlaq

(D) Alauddin Khilji



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2010

7. The man popularly known as Gurudev is

(A) Guru Gobind Singh

(B) Rajguru

(C) Rabindranath Tagore

(D) None of the above


46. ​​Who formed the Indian National Army in Singapore in 1941?

(A) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

(B) Captain Mohan Singh

(C) Rash Behari Bose

(D) Lala Hardayal


57. Who wrote ‘Arthasastra’?

(A) Bindusara

(B) Pushyamitra

(C) Kautilya

(D) Chandragupta Maurya


75. Who founded the first independent Sultanate of Bengal?

(A) Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah

(B) Murshid Quli Khan

(C) Hussain Shah

(D) Alivardi Khan


81. Who said, ‘Swaraj is my birthright‘?

(A) Bipin Chandra Pal

(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(C) Lala Lajpat Rai

(D) G. K. Gokhale


86. Who was the woman to preside over Indian National Congress in 1925?

(A) Sarojini Naidu

(B) Padmaja Naidu

(C) A. Besant

(D) Pritilata Waddedar


89. Who was among the Mughal Emperors, the ‘Zinda Pir’ to the Sunni Muslims?

(A) Aurangzeb

(B) Akbar

(C) Babur

(D) Humayun


93. Who was the General of Sher Shah?

(A) Dilir Khan

(B) Brahmjit Gaur

(C) Shayesta Khan

(D) Jai Singh



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