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GK Chapterwise – CDS Previous Year Papers

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41. Consider the following statements relating to Raja Rammohan Roy
1. He knew that the spread of Western education was necessary to develop a national and scientific attitude in the Indian society.
2. He played a pioneering role in the religious and social reform movements of 19th century, Bengal.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (I) 2017

42. Match the following List I List II
(Person) (Satyagraha)
A. Raj Kumar Shukla 1. Kheda Satyagraha
B. Ambalal Sarabhai 2. Ahmedabad Mill Strike
C. Indulal Yagnik 3. Bardoli Satyagraha
D. Vallabhbhai Patel 4. Champaran Satyagraha Codes:

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

CDS (I) 2015

43. The Ashtadhyayi of Panini, the Mahabhasya of Patanjali and the Kashika Vritti of Jayaditya deal with

(a)Principles of Law
(b) Principles of Phonetics
(c) Principles of Grammar
(d) Principles of Linguistics
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2019

44. The Doctrines of ‘Non-Violence’ and ‘Civil Disobedience’ associated with Mahatma Gandhi were influenced by the works of

(b) Ruskin-Tolstoy-Thoreau
(c) Thoreau-Humen-Shaw
(d) Cripps-Tolstov-Howes
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2012

45. ‘A Forgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell is about which one of the following empires?

(a)Kushan empire
(b) Mauryan empire
(c) Vijayanagar empire
(d) Mughal empire
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2007

46. Which British military officer defeated Tipu Sultan in India, Napolean Bonaparte in Europe and eventually, became the Duke of Wellington?

(a)Arthur Wellesley
(b) Robert Clive
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) Richard Wellesley
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2009

47. Fa-Hien’s mission to India was to

(a)learn about the administrative system of the Gupta kings
(b) understand the social position of women during the Gupta period
(c) visit the Buddhist institutions and to collect copies of Buddhist manuscripts
(d) get full knowledge about the condition of peasants during the period of Gupta kings
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2018

48. Consider the following statements relating to Sher Shah
1. During Sher Shah’s region, the village Panchayat and Zamindars were not allowed to deal with civil and criminal cases at the local level.
2. Sher Shah set-up army cantonments in different parts of the empire and a strong garrison was posted in each of them.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2016

49. Which of the following statements on Gandhian movements is not correct?

(a)Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of mass movement
(b) Gandhian movements were non-violent in nature
(c) In Gandhian movements, leadership had no role
(d) Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of passive resistance
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2008

50. Sheikh Moin-ud-din, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Farid-ud-din Ganji-
Shakar were

(a)prominent military leaders of the Sultanate period
(b) prominent painters from the Sultanate period
(c) prominent chisti saints
(d) prominent poets from the courts of the Sultanate period
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2010

51. Consider the following statements about Swami Vivekananda
1. He said that Vedanta was the religion of all.
2. He believed in reviving all the best traditions of Hinduism.
3. He was impressed by the status of women in the West.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

CDS (II) 2015

52. Which one of the following statement about Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur, is not correct?

(a)The temple is a splendid example of Chola architecture
(b) It was built by emperor Rajaraja
(c) The temple is constructed of granite
(d) The temple is a monument dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2011

53. Assertion (A) First War of independence broke out in India in 1857, soon after the departure of Lord Dalhousie from India.
Reason (R) Lord Dalhousie’s annexationist policy had caused great discontent. Codes:

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2013

54. Consider the following statements about National Calendar of India
1. The National Calendar based on the Saka era with Chaitra as its first month.
2. Dates of the National Calendar have a permanent correspondence with dates of the Gregorian calendar.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2.
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2017

55. Consider the following statements
1. Dayanand Saraswati founded the Arya Samaj in 1875.
2. The Arya Samaj repudiated the authority of the caste system.
3. Dayanand Saraswati was born in the Brahman family.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

56. After the death of Raja Rammohan Roy, the Brahmo Samaj split into two sections; the Brahmo Samaj of India and the Adi Brahmo Samaj. Who were the leaders of the two sections, respectively?

(a)Keshab Chandra Sen and Debendranath Tagore
(b) Radhakanta Deb and Debendranath Tagore
(c) Keshab Chandra Sen and Radhakanta Deb
(d) Debendranath Tagore and Radhakanta Deb
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2019

57. Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan civilisation is correct?

(a)The standard Harappan seals were made of clay
(b) The inhabitants of Harappa had neither knowledge of copper nor bronze
(c) The Harrapan civilisation was rural based
(d) The inhabitants of Harappan grew and used cotton
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2012

58. Which one of the following inscriptions mentions Pulakesin II’s military success against Harshavardhana?

(a)Allahabad Pillar inscription
(b) Aihole inscription
(c) Damodarpur Copperplate inscription
(d) Bilsad inscription
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2007

59. Which of the following statements about Annie Besant are correct?
1. She founded the Central Hindu College at Benaras.
2. She organised the Home Rule League.
3. She introduced the Theosophical Movement in India.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2009

60. Which among the following was not one of the provisions of the ‘Communal Award’?

(a)Member of the depressed classes were assigned reserved seats and separate electorates
(b) Separate electorates for the Muslims
(c) Separate electorates for the Europeans and the Sikhs
(d) The separate electorates were to lapse at the end of 10 years
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2018

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