Modern India before 1857 – History – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

Modern India before 1857 WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

Modern India before 1857

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2020

30. The English established their first factory in India at
(A) Bombay
(B) Surat
(C) Sutanuti
(D) Madras
 
32. What was the Act III,1872?
(Special Marriage Act)
(A) Social Reform Act
(B) Jury Act
(C) Revenue Act
(D) Executive Act
 
47. In which Act yearly Rs.1 lakh was allotted for the education of Indians ?
(A) 1813 Charter Renewal Act
(B) 1773 Regulating Act
(C) 1784 Pitt’s India Act
(D) 1833 Charter Renewal Act
 
72. In which year was India’s first cotton textile industry set up in Ghusuri near Kolkata ?
(Fort Gloster, Howrah)
(A) 1818
(B) 1821
(C) 1819
(D) 1823
 
118. Who was the founder of the Tattabodhini Sabha?
(1839)
(A) Debendranath Tagore
(B) Rammohon Roy
(C) Keshabchandra Sen
(D) Iswarchandra Vidyasagar
 
127. When the Hindu College was founded?
(20 Jan)
(A) 1800 A.D
(B) 1817 AD
(C) 1855 A.D
(D) 1857 A D
 
135. Under whose Governor Generalship the Railways were introduced in India ?
(1848-56)
(A) Lord Wellesley
(B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Canning
(D) Lord Dalhousie
 
142. Through which Educational Report Calcutta University came into existence?
(1854)
(A) Macaulay’s Minute
(B) Hunter Commission
(C) Charter Act.
(D) Wood’s Despatch
 
146. Who was the Governor General during the annulment of Sati?
(4 Dec 1829)
(A) Lord Bentinck
(B) Lord Hastings
(C) Lord Dalhousie
(D) Lord Canning
 
147. Who planted the ‘Tree of Liberty‘ at Serangapatnam ?
(A) Hyder Ali
(B) Tipu Sultan
(C) Chin Qilich Khan
(D) Murshld Quli Khan
 
173. Who started the first English Newspaper in India ?
(1780)
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) J. A. Hickey
(D) Lord William Bentinck
 
183. Who was Birjis Kader?
(A) The Nizam of Hyderabad
(B) The Nawab of Oudh
(C) The Mughal Emperor
(D) The Nawab of Bengal
 
193. What was meant by ‘Kherwari Hul‘ ?
(June 1855)
(A) Chuar movement
(B) Paik revolt
(C) Santhal movement
(D) Indigo revolt
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2019

57. Between whom Carnatic Wars were fought ?
(1742 to 1763)
(A) French East India Co. and English East India Co.
(B) French East India Co. and Dutch East India Co.
(C) Dutch East India Co. and the Portuguese
(D) English East India Co. and the Dutch (OLONDAZ)
 
60. Who among the following, led the sepoys at Kanpur in the 1857 uprising ?
(A) Tantia Tope      
(B) Rani Lakshmibai     
(C) Nana Sahib     
(D) Kunwar Singh
 
61. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by
(1784)
(A) C. F. Andrews      
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy      
(C) Sir William Jones      
(D) William Marshal
 
66. The Battle of Buxar was fought in
(21 Oct)
(A) 1762      
(B) 1764       
(C) 1768      
(D) 1772
 
67. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat ?
(1613)
(A) Akbar      
(B) Jahangir       
(C) Shahjehan        
(D) Aurangzeb
 
68. When did Vasco-da-Gama come to India ?
(21 May 1498)
(A) 1498 A.D.      
(B) 1409 A.D.      
(C) 1496 A.D.      
(D) 1492 A.D.
 
196. Which battle established the supremacy of the British rule in India ?
(A) Battle of Plassey, 1757
(B) Battle of Buxar, 1764
(C) 3rd Mysore War, 1790-92
(D) 4th Mysore War, 1799
 

 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2018

41. Who among the following was associated with the French?
(a) Haidar Ali
(b) Safdar Jang
(c) Mir Qasim
(d) Tipu Sultan
 
61. Leader of Lucknow during the revolt of 1857 was
(a) Bahadur Shah
(b) Liyaqat Ali
(c) Nana Sahib
(d) Begum Hajrat Mahal
 
64. Which Governor General of India advocated rapid railway construction in India?
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Hardinge
(d) Lord Hastings
 
68. Who first came to India for trading purposes?
(a) The French
(b) The Dutch
(c) The Portuguese
(d) The English
 
76. Who was the Nawab of Bengal at the time of Battle of Buxar (1764)?
(a) Mir Qasim
(b) Mir Jafar
(c) Nizam-ud-Daulah
(d) Saja-ud-Daulah
 
85. Who was the editor of the ‘Hindoo Patriot’?
(1853)
(a) Surendranath Banerjee
(b) Motilal Ghosh
(c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(d) Harish Chandra Mukherjee
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2017

89. Dewan Velu Thampi’s rebellion against the British took place in the Indian state of
(1808, Kerala)
(A) Awadh        
(B) Kashmir          
(C) Travancore        
(D) Mysore
 
91. The custom of ‘Sati’ was banned through legislation in the year
(A) 1795       
(B) 1800         
(C) 1829       
(D) 1858
 
96. The title ‘Raja’ was conferred on Ram Mohan Roy by the Mughal emperor
(A) Jahandar Shah       
(B) Mohammad Shah        
(C) Akbar II      
(D) Bahadur Shah Zafar
 
104. With which Revolt names of Sindu and Kanu are associated?
(1856)
(A) Santhal       
(B) Chakma        
(C) Khasi        
(D) Indigo
 
105. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of the outbreak of the Revolt of 1857?
(A) William Bentinck       
(B) Lord Cornwallis       
(C) Lord Canning       
(D) Lord Dalhousie
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2016

68.  The English set up their first factory on Indian soil in 1613 at –
(Gujarat)
(A) Goa        
(B) Surat
(C) Calicut       
(D) Madras
 
71.  Ranjit Singh was a leader of the
(1780 to 1839)
(A) Sukerchakia misl
(B) Bhangi misl      
(C) Kanheya misl       
(D) Gobind misl
 
76.  Tipu’s final defeat came at the hands of
(1782-99)
(A) Lord Wellesley         
(B) Lord Cornwallis       
(C) Lord Dalhousie      
(D) John Shore
 
93.  Who organised the ‘Council of Barabhais’ ?
(1773 by Maratha Machiavelli)
(A) Madhav Rao Narayan       
(B) Baji Rao II  
(C) Mahadji Scindia   
(D) Nana Phadnavis 
 
95.  In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta ?
(1817- Presidency University)
(A) Derozio 
(B) Vidyasagar      
(C) Keshab Chandra Sen       
(D) Raja Rammohan Roy 
 
126.   During whose Governor-Generalship, Indian Civil Service (I.C.S.) was introduced ?
(1786-93)
(A) Lord Dalhousie 
(B) Lord Curzon 
(C) Lord William Bentinck       
(D) Lord Cornwallis 
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2015

27.   In which year was the Pitt’s India Act passed ?
(A) 1773       
(B) 1781       
(C) 1784       
(D) 1858
 
31.  Which language was replaced by English as the official language for the government of India in 1835 ?
(Macaulay’s Minute)
(A) Arabic       
(B) Persian
(C) Turkish       
(D) Urdu
 
34.  Between whom and when was the Treaty of Bassein signed ?
(2nd Anglo-Maratha War)
(A) Peshwa Baji Rao II and the English, 1802
(B) Tipu Sultan and the English. 1784
(C) Marathas and Ahmed Shah Abdali, 1761
(D) Ranjit Singh and the English, 1809
 
37.  During the uprising of 1857, which part of India was largely unaffected ?
(A) Bengal      
(B) Punjab        
(C) Awadh      
(D) All of the above
 
40.   When was the Hindu Widow Remarriage Act passed ?
(26 July, Canning & Bidyasagar)
(A) 1856     
(B) 1817      
(C) 1838     
(D) 1867
 
51.   Who introduced the system of Civil Services ?
(A) Lord Hardinge      
(B) William Bentinck      
(C) Warren Hastings       
(D) Lord Dalhousie
 
55.    Who was Titumir ?
(A) Wahabi Movement    
(B) Faraji Movement     
(C) Sepoy Mutiny 
(D) Indigo Revolt 
 
58.   Who introduced the railways and telegraphs in India ?
(A) Lord Dalhousie   (1848-56)      
(B) Lord Canning      
(C) Lord Hardinge     
(D) Lord Ripon
 
68. The first Maratha War took place during the tenure of
(Treaty of Salbai, Maratha victory)
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) William Bentinck     
(C) Marquess Cornwallis    
(D) Charles Canning
 
71.   Tattwabodhini Sabha was founded by
(1839)
(A) Debendranath Tagore
(B) Sivnath Sastri  
(C) Keshab Chandra Sen    
(D) Raja Ramohan Roy
 
99.   Who was known as the Liberator of the Press ?
(15 Sept 1835)
(A) Bentinck      
(B) Macaulay       
(C) Hastings        
(D) Metcalfe 
 
118.  Who was the main inspirator of the Young Bengal Movement ?
(Hindu College)
(A) Rammohan Ray      
(B) Derozio      (1809-31) 
(C) Debendra Nath Tagore      
(D) David Hare
 
123.  Who is called a traditional modernizer ?
(Amales Tripathi)
(A) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar   
(B) Vivekananda      
(C) Rammohan Roy  
(D) B. G. Tilak
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2014

143.  Who organised “The Council of Barbhais” ?
(1773)
(A) Nana Phadnavis
(B) Madhav Rao Narayan      
(C) Baji Rao II     
(D) Mahadji Scindia
 
160.  The centre of Portuguese power in India was
(A) Cochin   
(B) Calicut       
(C) Bijapur   
(D) Goa
 
164.  Who was the Governor-General of India during the revolt of 1857 ?
(A) Canning
(B) Dalhousie      
(C) Elgin     
(D) Ripon
 
170.  Who founded the Asiatic Society ?
(1784)
(A) David Hare      
(B) Alexander Duff      
(C) H. V. Derozio      
(D) William Jones
 
178.  Which one of the following is known as the ‘Magna-Carta’ of English Education in India ?
(Wood’s despatch)
(A) Charter of Act of 1813       
(B) Indian Education Commission’s Report of 1882
(C) Indian Universities Act of 1904      
(D) Educational Despatch of 1854
 
199.  Who among the following was not the active leader of the Brahmo Samaj ?
(20 Aug 1828)
(A) Devendra Nath Tagore      
(B) Keshab Chandra Sen
(C) Akshay Kumar Datta       
(D) Swami Vivekananda
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2013

140. In which year was the Asiatic Society founded ?
(15 Jan, William Jones)
(A) 1784      
(B) 1785      
(C) 1794       
(D) 1796
 
146.  Who said : ‘Sab Lal ho Jayega’ ?
(1801-39)
(A) Guru Gobind Sing      
(B) Ajit Sing       
(C) Tegh Bahadur       
(D) Ranjit Singh 
 
149.  Where did Bhil revolt take place ?
(1818, Rajasthan, MP)
(A) Chhotonagpur      
(B) Singbhum        
(C) Satara      
(D) Khandesh
 
150.  Who introduced the ‘Sunset Law’ ?
(1786, Permanent Settlement)
(A) Warren Hastings       
(B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Bentink      
(D) Lord Canning
 
151.  Who was the leader of the Tariqa movement in Bengal ?
(Tariqah-i-Muhammadiya)
(A) Dudu Mian      
(B) Titu Mir      
(C) Haji Shariatullah        
(D) Sayed Ahmed 
 
155.  The ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ was introduced by –
(A) Lord Wellesley        
(B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Lord Canning        
(D) Lord Linlithgo
 
158.  Which place did the Santhal call Damin-i-Koh ?
(Jharkhand)
(A) Dhalbhum      
(B) Palamau        
(C) Rajmahal hills      
(D) Hazaribag
 
160.  Tipu’s final defeat came at the hands of
(1799, 4th Anglo-Mysore war)
(A) Lord Wellesley
(B) Lord Cornwallis       
(C) Lord Dalhousie       
(D) John Shore
 
164.  In which year was the widow-remarriage Act passed ?
(16th July)
(A) 1829       
(B) 1833        
(C) 1856
(D) 1890
 
169.  Which Act allowed the Christian Missionaries to enter India ?
(A) Charter act of 1793   
(B) Charter act of 1813
(C) Charter act of 1833  
(D) Pitt’s India act of 1784
 
199.  The first jute mill was set up in India in –
(Acland Mill, Rishra)
(A) 1920       
(B) 1850
(C) 1800      
(D) 1755
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2012

26.  Who was the Editor of ‘Hindu Patriot’ ?
(1853-55, Girish Chandra Ghosh)
(A) Harischandra Mukherjee (1855-61)  
(B) Krishna Mitra  
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal  
(D) Shivnath Shastri
 
141. The Santhal Revolt took place in the year 
(Murmu Brothers-Sidhu, Kanhu)
(A) 1855    (30 June)
(B) 1857      
(C) 1859      
(D) 1871
 
181.  In which year Permanent settlement introduced by the British in Bengal –
(Cornwallis)
(A) 1791 AD       
(B) 1792 AD      
(C) 1793 AD      
(D) 1794 AD
 
184.  Why is 1761 is important in Indian history ?
(14 Jan 1761)
(A) The English Company became the Diwan of Bengal
(B) The Marathas were defeated in Third Battle of Panipat
(C) Occupation of Delhi by the English Company’s army
(D) Death of Haider Ali of Mysore
 
189.   Who, among the early British rulers, introduced the system of Subsidiary Alliance ?(Nizam of Hyderabad, 1798)
(A) Lord Weliesley
(B) Warren Hastings     
(C) Lord Cornwallis  
(D) Sir John Shore
 
193.  Who succeeded Murshid Quli Khan as the ruler of Bengal ?
(1740)
(A) Sarfaraz Khan       
(B) Shaukat Jung       
(C) Alivardi Khan       
(D) Shajauddin
 
196.   When did Lord Dalhousie annex Awadh ?
(grounds of misrule)
(A) 1848 AD      
(B) 1857 AD      
(C) 1853 AD       
(D) 1856 AD
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2011

40.  Who introduced Permanent Settlement ?
(1793)
(A) Lord Cornwallis
(B) Warren Hastings      
(C) John Shore     
(D) Lord Bentinck
 
73.  Who is called ‘the Morningstar’ of Indian Renaissance ?
(1772 – 1833)
(A) Rabindranath Tagore     
(B) Raja Rammohan Roy
(C) M.K. Gandhi    
(D) Swami Vivekananda
 
105.  Indian Civil Service was introduced during the Governor-General ship of
(1786-93)
(A) Lord Dalhousie      
(B) Lord Curzon      
(C) Lord William Bentinck       
(D) Lord Cornwallis
 
148.   When was University of Calcutta founded ?
(A) 1854       
(B) 1857
(C) 1860      
(D) 1874
 
152.   Which Indian ruler was made the prisoner of the Revolt of 1857 ?
(A) Rani Lakshmi Bai     
(B) Nana Shaheb     
(C) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(D) None of the above
 
165.  The first political society started under British rule in India was
(1838, Dwarkanath Tagore)
(A) Brahma Samaj  
(B) Arya Samaj   
(C) Bengal land-holders’ society  
(D) None of the above
 
183.  The policy of Subsidiary Alliance was introduced by
(A) Dalhousie       
(B) Canning        
(C) Wellesley
(D) Warren Hastings
 
187.  Who was the main inspiration of the Young Bengal movement ?
(Hindu College)
(A) Raja Rammohan Roy      
(B) L. V. Derozio
(C) Debendranath Tagore     
(D) David Hare
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2010

64.  The Treaty of Amritsar was signed by the English with Ranjit Singh in the year
(A) 1807 A.D.
(B) 1809 A.D.
(C) 1811 A.D. 
(D) 1813 A.D.
 
66.  Prohibition of Sati was enacted by Regulation XVII in year
(Bentinck, Bengal Sati Regulation)
(A) 1829 A.D.
(B) 1830 A.D.      
(C) 1835 A.D.      
(D) None of the above
 
88.  Who was the main inspiration of the Young Bengal movement ?
(Hindu College, Calcutta)
(A) Rammohan        
(B) Derozio
(C) Debendranath      
(D)  David Hare
 
89.  Who is called “A traditional moderniser” ?
(Book – 1974, Amales Tripathi)
(A) Vidyasagar
(B) Swami Vivekananda       
(C) Rammohan Roy      
(D) B. G. Tilak
 
90. The capital of Tipu Sultan was at 
(A) Mysore        
(B) Seringapattam
(C) Sringeri       
(D) Belur
 
98.  Who was the Governor-General who decided in favour of Western education in India ?
(Macaulay minute 1835)
(A) Lord Cornwallis        
(B) Lord Bentinck
(C) Lord Ripon       
(D) Lord Curzon
 
99.  Who was the Governor-General of India when Widow Remarriage Act was passed ?
(A) Lord Ripon        
(B) Lord Canning
(C) Lord Dalhousie
(D) Lord Bentinck
 
122.  The first to be designated as the Governor General of India was
(1773-85) 
(A) Lord Clive       
(B) Sir John Shore        
(C) Warren Hastings    
(D) Lord Cornwallis
 
130.  Who is called “Sher-e-Punjab”
(1780–1839)
(A) Ranjit Singh
(B) Amar Singh      
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai     
(D) Bhagat Singh
 
150.  Who founded the “School Book Society” ?
(1817, Radhakanta Deb)
(A) William Jones       
(B) Hyde East       
(C) D. Bethune       
(D) David Hare
 
163.  The Diwani of Bengal was granted to Clive in the year
(Treaty of Allahabad, Shah Alam II)
(A) 1757 A.D.        
(B) 1765 A.D.
(C) 1772 A.D.      
(D) 1784 A.D.
 
176.  The Medical College in Kolkata was established in the year
(A) 1829 A.D.       
(B) 1835 A.D.        
(C) 1858 A.D.       
(D) 1884 A.D.
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2009

(1818, Baptist Mission Press, Serampore)
(A) Samachar Darpan
(B) Samvad Kaumudi      
(C) Samvad Prabhakar    
(D) Tattvadohini Patrika
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2008

27. The East India Company secured the Diwani from
(A) Suja-ud-Daulah
(B) Aurangzeb
(C) Bahadur Shah I
(D) Shah Alam II
 
30. Who was the Governor General of India at the time of the Sepoy Mutiny ?
(A) Lord Hastings
(B) Wellesley
(C) Daihousie
(D) Canning
 
50. The Civil Service was brought into existence in Indian by
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Cornwallis
(C) Dalhousie
(D) Ripon
 
57. Who was the Governor General when the first Anglo-Burmese war started ?
(A) George Barlow
(B) Lord Hastings
(C) Lord Minto
(D) Lord Amherst
 
58. The Calcutta University was founded in the year
(A) 1855
(B) 1856
(C) 1857
(D) 1858
 
36. Sidhu was associated with the
(A) Sannyasi Rebellion
(B) Kol Rebellion
(C) Munda Rebellion
(D) Santhal Rebellion
 
83. Permanent Settlement was a feature of
(A) Zamindari System
(B) Mahalwary System
(C) Ryotwari System
(D) None of the above
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2007

29. Who was the first secretary of the Brahmo Sabha?
(A) Chandrasekhar Deb
(B) Tarachand Chakraborti
(C) Prasanna Tagore
(D) Dwarakanath Tagore
 
61. Who was called “Chanakya of Maratha Politics“?
(A) Baji Rao II
(B) Balaji Viswanath
(C) Nana Phadnavis
(D) Mahadaji Scindia
 
76. Who founded Asiatic Society of Bengal?
(A) William Jones
(B) Drinkwater Bethune
(C) David Hare
(D) Lord Ripon
 
101. Who was inspiration behind Young Bengal Movement?
(A) Madhsudan Dutt
(B) Henry Vivian Derozio
(C) Krishnamohan Banerjee
(D) Ramgopal Ghosh
 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2006

68. Who is called the prophet of New India?
(a) Sri Ramakrishna
(b) Mahatma gandhi
(c) Suredranath Banerjee
(d) Rammohan Roy
 
70. Who was the Governor General of India when Widow Remarriage Act was passed?
(a) Lord Bentinck
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Canning
(d) Lord Ripon
 
74. The Regulating Act was passed by
(a) Bengal Council
(b) Company’s Govt.
(c) British Parliament
(d) Privy Council
 
81. Who is called “A traditional modernizer”?
(Author: Amales Tripathi)
(a) Vidyasagar
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Rammohan Roy
(d) B.G. Tilak
 
108. ‘Digdarshan’ monthly was published by
(a) Marshman
(b) Rammohan Roy
(c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(d) Dwarakanath Tagore
 
122. Lord William Bentinck became Governor General in
(a) 1820
(b) 1825
(c) 1828
(d) 1830
 
145. Who among the following annexed Punjab into British Dominion?
(1849)
(a) Elgin
(b) Dalhousie
(c) Minto
(d) Morley
 
150. The Times of India was first published in
(Mumbai)
(a) 1875
(b) 1861
(c) 1862
(d) 1838
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2005

28. Who was the main inspiration behind the Young Bengal Movement?
(a) Derozio
(b) Rammohan
(c) Dsbendranath
(d) David Hare
 
97. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Revolt of 1857?
(a) Lord Dalhousie
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Lord Lytton
(d) Lord Ripon
 
113. In which year was the Treaty of Bassein signed?
(a) 1765
(b) 1792
(c) 1802
(d) 1805
 
153. Who was proclaimed as an Emperor of India during the Revolt of 1857?
(a) Bahadur Shah II
(b) Tantia Topi
(c) Nana Shaheb
(d) Mangal Pandey
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2004

63. Which battle dashed the hopes of Dupleix to establish an empire in India?
(A) First Carnatic War
(B) Second Carnatic War
(C) Third Carnatic War
(D) Battle of Plassey
 
78. Who was the Governor General who decided in favour of Western education in India?(1835)
(A) Lord Cornwallis
(B) Lord Ripon
(C) Lord Bentinck
(D) Lord Curzon
 
117. The founder of the Atmiya Sabha was(1815)
(A) Raja Rammohan Roy
(B) Devendranath Tagore
(C) Keshab Sen
(D) Rajnarayan Bose
 
134. Who founded the “School Book Society”?
(1817, Mrityunjay Vidyalankar, Radhakanta Deb)
(A) David Hare
(B) Hyde East
(C) William Jones
(D) Bethune
 
152. ‘Samachar Darpan’ Was published by(1818)
(A) Bhabani Charan Bandyopadhyay
(B) Tarachand Datta
(C) Hansh Chandra Mukherjee
(D) J.C. Marshman
 
153. Who was the Governor General who enacted widow remarriage in India?
(A) Lord Bentinck
(B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Lord Ripon
(D) Lord Canning
 
180. What was the name of the first Bengali Newspaper?
(1818, William Carey)
(A) Sambad Kaumudi
(B) Samachar Darpan
(C) Tattabodhini Patrika
(D) Sambad Prabhakar
 
186. “Sab Lai ho Jayega”- who of the Indian “rulers said this?
(A) Ranjit Singh
(B) Alivardi Khan
(C) Haider Ali
(D) Tipu Sultan
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2003

32. Royal Asiatic Society was founded in
(William Jones)
(A) 1784
(B) 1761
(C) 1771
(D) 1791
 
35. Hindu Female School was founded by
(Bethun Colleage 1849)
(A) Madanmohan Tarkalankar
(B) Bethun
(C) De Rozio
(D) Parry Chand Mitra
 
52. Who introduced Dual Government in Bengal?
(A) Warren Hastings
(B) Lord Clive
(C) Vansittart
(D) Cornwallis
 
58. The East India Company received its Charter from(1600)
(A) Queen Elizabeth
(B) James I
(C) Charles I
(D) Queen Victoria
 
90. Tattwabodhini Patrika was started by(1843)
(A) Madhusudan Datta
(B) Vidyasagar
(C) Ramtanu Lahiri
(D) Debendranath ThakuK
 
102. English as the medium of instruction of education among the Indians was officially announced in
(A) 1825
(B) 1835
(C) 1845
(D) 1855
 
112. The first Bengali newspaper is
(A) Samachar Darpan
(B) Samachar Chandrika
(C) Sambad Provakar
(D) Banga Darshan
 
142. Titumir was associated with the movement.
(A) Wahabi
(B) Faraji
(C) Aligarh
(D) Ahmadiya
 
170. First Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University was
(A) William Colvile
(B) Ritchie
(C) Erskine
(D) Maine
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2002

33. Who pioneered the 19th Century Renaissance in India?
(A) Raja Rammohan Roy
(B)Radhakanta Deb
(C) Keshab Sen
(D) Devendranath Tagore.
 
42. The most significant battle in the establishment of British Supremacy in India was that of
(A) Wandiwash
(B) Plassey
(C) Buxar
(D) Seringapatta’nam
 
97. The system of open competition through examination for entering civil services was introduced in
(A) 1813
(B) 1833
(C) 1853
(D) 1858
 
127. Who called the 1857 revolt “a planned war Of national independence”?
(A) Sir John Seeley
(B) R. C. Majumbar
(C) V.D. Savarkar
(D) Benjamin Disraeli
 
129. Which is the first Bengali Newspaper in this country?
(A) Samachar Darpan
(B) Sambad Koumbdi
(C) Sambad Prabhakar
(D) Jugantar
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2001

28. What was the Wahavi movement?
(A) Rebellious Movement led by S.A. Brelvi
(B) Movement to organize people
(C) A move to oppose religious attitude
(D) None of these
 
88. Who among following was not a leader of the Revolt of 1857?
(A) Nana Saheb
(B) Rani Lakshmi Bai
(C) Man sing
(D) Kunwar Singh
 
104. Who abolished the Dual Government in Bengal?(1773)
(A) Clive
(B) Holwell
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Cornwallis
 
128. The East India Company set up its first factory in the South at
(A) Madras
(B) Telengana
(C) Masulipatnam
(D) Hyderabad
 
132. Pitt’s India Government Act. which was meant to remove the defects of the Regulating Act was passed in the year
(A)1781
(B) 1782
(C) 1784
(D) 1786
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question – 2000

91. Who founded the Asiatic Society in Calcutta?
(A) William Jones
(B) Lord Bentinck
(C) David Hare
(D) Drinkwater Bethune
 
92. Which was the first newspaper in Bengali?
(A) Sambad Kaumudi
(B) Sambad Prabhakar
(C) Samachar Darpan
(D) Tatwabodhini Patrika
 
93. Who founded the Atmiya Sabha?
(A) Rammohan Roy
(B) Debendranath Tagore
(C) Shibnath Shastri
(D) Keshab Chandra Sen
 
145. who, among the following did first unfurl the flag of revolt of 1857?
(A) Nana Sahed
(B) Tantia Topee
(C) Rani Lakshimi
(D) Mangal Pande
 

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