Quiz 204 – Modern India (1857 – 1947) Practice Paper

1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. During the regime of Lord Curzon the Government intensified the desire for political advance among the Indians.
  2. Lord Curzon took little interest in checking the force of Indian Nationalism.
  3. Satyandra Praad Sinha was the first Indian to get the honour of being appointed Law Member of the Governor- General Council.
  4. The government of India Act, 1935 did not change the legal position of the Secretary of State.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) All are correct


2. The Report on Indian Constitutional reforms, commonly known as the Mantagu-Chelmsford Report was published in:

(a) April, 1918

(b) May, 1918

(c) June, 1918

(d) July, 1918


3. Congress members were invited to a garden party by the Governor General Lord Duffering in the Year:

(a) 1885

(b) 1886

(c) 1887

(d) 1888


4. Who had utilized the local self Government as the basis of election for the first time?

(a) Lord Cornwallis

(b) Lord Lansdowne

(c) Lord Bentick

(d) Lord Ripon


5. The author of the famous classical book ‘A Passage To India’ is:

(a) Nayantara Sahgal

(b) Bipin Chandra

(c) EM Foster

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


6. Put the following in chronological order:

  1. Formation of All India Untouchability League
  2. Formation of Indian national Congress
  3. Formation of Muslim league
  4. Formation of All India Trade Union Congress

(a) 2, 3, 4, 1

(b) 1, 3, 2, 4

(c) 1, 4, 3, 2

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4


7. Nagpur was absorbed into the British empire in the year:

(a) 1848

(b) 1849

(c) 1852

(d) 1853


8. A great stimulus was provided to the development of local self-Government by the Government of India’s Resolution of:

(a) 1873

(b) 1872

(c) 1871

(d) 1870


9. In Madras the system of Government by three Commissioners continued till:

(a) 1866

(b) 1865

(c) 1864

(d) 1867


10. Who uttered this day “Will be remembered by future generations of Bengalees as that which marks the extinction of local self-government” in the city of Calcutta.

(a) Din Bandhu Mitra

(b) Surendranath Banerjee

(c) Lalmohan Ghose

(d) C. Banerjee



  1. (c)
  2. (a) It formed the basis of the Government of India Act, 1919.
  3. (b)
  4. (d)
  5. (c)
  6. (a)
  7. (d)
  8. (d)
  9. (d)
  10. (b)

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  1. Sir, in which language the question paper of priliminary and main of IAS will be set ? Can I choose bengali as a language of question paper and answering in preliminary and main ? Pls inform details ?

    • U CAN CHOOSE ANY LANGUAGE…THERE R 18 LANGUAGES,and bengali is one of the language among them.u can write as well as interview will also be in bengali,if u wish.so it is upto ur preference.

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