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GK Chapterwise – CDS Previous Year Papers

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21. In which of the following years was the first Railway line between Bombay and Thane laid?

(b) 1854
(c) 1856
(d) 1858
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2018

22. In Buddhism, what does Patimokkha stand for?

(a)A description of Mahayana Buddhism
(b) A description of Hinayana Buddhism
(c) The rules of the Sangha
(d) The questions of king Menander
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2016

23. Who among the following was the founder of the Muslim League?

(a)Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(b) Shaukat Ali
(c) Nawab Salimullah
(d) Aga Khan
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2008

24. Whose philosophy is called the Advaita?

(b) Shankaracharya
(c) Nagarjuna
(d) Vasumitra
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2010

25. The Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as ‘Turning of the wheel of law’ at

(b) Sarnath
(c) Sravasti
(d) Bodh Gaya
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

26. Who among the following has started the Public Works Department in India in AD 1848?

(a)Lord William Bentinck
(b) Lord Dalhousie
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) Lord Cornwallis
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2011

27. Who among the following was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress?

(a)Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Surendranath Banerjee
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhl
(d) Shankaran Nair
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2013

28. Match the following List I List II
(Person) (Associated in Formation of)
A. GK Gokhaie 1. Servants of Indian Society
B. MM Malaviya 2. Banaras Hindu University
C. C Rajagopalachari 3. Free India Society
D. VD Savarkar 4. Swatantra Party Codes:

(a)1 2 4 3
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 3 2 4 1
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2017

29. Who among the following Urdu poets was invited to the Second and Third Round Table Conference?

(a)Faiz Ahmad
(b) Josh Malihabadi
(c) Muhammad Iqbal
(d) Firaq Gorakhpuri
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

30. What is the correct sequence of the following events?
1. Bardoli Satyagraha
2. Rajkot Satyagraha
3. Champaran Satyagraha
4. Nagpur Satyagraha Codes:

(a)1, 2, 4, 3
(b) 4, 3, 1, 2
(c) 3, 1, 4, 2
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2019

31. Who among the following has issued the coin rupee for the first time?

(a)Muhammad bin Tughluq
(b) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Akbar
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2012

32. Which one of the following was the original name of Tansen, the famous musician in the court of Akbar?

(a)Mahananda Pande
(b) Lal Kalwant
(c) Baz Bahadur
(d) Ramtanu Pande
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2007

33. Who among the following was not a member of the Cabinet Mission?

(a)Sir Stafford Cripps
(b) AV Alexander
(c) Radcliffe
(d) Pathick Lawrence
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2009

34. What is the correct sequence of the following events?
1. Rowlatt Act
2. Gandhi-lrwin Pact
3. Morley-Minto Reforms
4. Illbert Bill Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1, 2, 4, 3
(b) 3, 4, 1, 2
(c) 4, 1, 3, 2
(d) 4, 3, 1, 2
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2018

35. Under which one of the following systems of assessment, the British Government collected revenue directly from the farmers?

(b) Ryotwari
(c) Annawari
(d) Desaiwari
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2016

36. The head of a district (Ahara), the principal coordinator of the revenue and the officer incharge of general and military functions in his jurisdiction during Mauryan empire was known as

(b) Rajuka
(c) Foujdar
(d) Chirastadar
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2008

37. Who among the following had moved the objectives resolution which formed the basis of the Preamble of the Constitution of India in the Constituent Assembly on December 13, 1946?

(a)Dr B R Ambedkar
(b) Dr Rajendra Prasad
(c) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(d) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2010

38. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?

(a)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) Acharya JB Kriplani
(c) Lok Nayak Jayprakash
(d) K M Munshi
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2015

39. Who among the following was elected as the President of All India Khilafat Conference met at Delhi in 1919?

(a)Motilal Nehru
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) M A Jinnah
(d) Shaukat Ali
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2011

40. In which of the following years was the All India Trade Union Congress formed in Bombay?

(b) 1919
(c) 1920
(d) 1921
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2013

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