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[QUOTE=JOY SANKAR;735969]Please sent me wbcs main exam 2014 question set. ( compulsory subject, other main subject and optional subject (philosophy)
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Can you provide me WBCS Previous year Question Papers for Main Exam???
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As you are asking for WBCS Previous year Question Papers for Main Exam so on your demand I am providing same here :

1. Who is the author of the Book "Asoka and decline of the Mauryas" ?
(A) D. N. Jha (B) RomilaThapar (C) R. S. Sharma (D) A. L. Basham

2. Who composed the Aihole Inscription ?

(A) Ravikirti (B) Harisen (C) Bilhan (D) None of the above

3. King "Chandra" of Mehrauli Iron Pillar inscription has been identified with

(A) Chandragupta Maurya (B) Chandragupa I (Gupta) (C) Chandrasen (D) Chandragupta II (Gupta)

4. The ruins of Harappa were first noticed by

(A) M. S. Vats (B) M. Wheeler (C) B. B. Lal (D) Charles Mason

5. Both Lord Buddha and Mahavira died in the reign of

(A) Bimbisara (B) Ajatasatru (C) Udayin (D) Dasratha

6. Who was the founder of the 'Ajivika' sect ?

(A) Purana Kassap (B) Pakudha Kaccayana (C) Makkaii Gosala (D) Ajit Kesakambalin

7. Which of the following is not a representative of the Buddhist art ?

(A) Stupa (B) Gopuram (C) Vihara (D) Chaitya

8. Which of the following periods was considered by Gordon Childe as a period of "revolution" ?

(A) Palaeolithic (B) Mesolithic (C) Neolithic (D) Harappan

9. Among the Bronze Age Civilizations which one was undoubtedly the largest in extent ?

(A) Egyptian (B) Mesopotamian (C) Harappan (D) Mehargarh

10. The urban centres of the Harappan Civilisation faded out around -

(A) 2200 BC (B) 2100-2000 BC (C) 2000-1900BC (D) 1800-1750BC

11. The most prominent deity in the Rigveda was

(A) Agni (B) Indra (C) Vishnu (D) Shiva

12. Which of the following areas were viewed as impure by the later Vedic authors ?

(A) Anga (B) Magadha (C) Vanga (D) All of the above

13. The most celebrated river in the Rigveda was

(A) Ganga (B) Saraswati (C) Sindhu (Indus) (D) Yamuna

14. Which geographical region of India witnessed the maximum concentration of the Mahajanapadas in the 6th century BC ?
(A) North India (B) Godavari valley (Q Malwa plateau (D) North-West frontier of the subcontinent

15. Which one of the following events of Buddha's life did not take place on a full moon day (Purnima) ?

(A) Birth (B) Death (C) Enlightenment (D) Renunciation

16. Which of the following pairs is not matched correctly ?

(A) Sandhyakarnandi - Ramacharita

(B) Jaysimha - Kumarapalacharita

(C) Gaudavaho - Vakpati

(D) Bilhana - Prithvirajacharita

17. In the long history of domestication of animals, according to Wenke which was he earliest animal to be domesticated ?

(A) Goat (B) Pig (C) Horse (D) Dog

18. Microliths are typical of

(A) Paleolithic Age (B) Mesolithic Age (C) Neolithic Age (D) Chalcolithic Age

19. The earliest evidence of settled agriculture in the subcontinent comes from

(A) Mehargarh (B) Amri (C) Kalibangan (D) Dholavira

20. In which State of India Ataranjikheda is situated ?

(A) Bihar (B) Madhya Pradesh (C) U.P. (D) Gujarat

21. The first Indian rulers to issue gold coins on the Roman pattern were

(A) Sungas (B) Kushanas (C) Indo-Greeks (D) Vakatakas

22. Which of the following 7th century Chinese travellers lived for ten years in the great monastery of Nalanda ?

(A) FaHien (B) Hiuen Tsang (C) Yijing (D) Arrian

23. Which of the following is considered to be the earliest Indian text on music ?

(A) Krishna Yajurveda (B) Atharva Veda (C) SamaVeda (D) Purusha Shukta

24. The earliest known stone tools in the Indian subcontinent have been discovered from-

(A) Potwar plateau in Pakistan

(B) Hungsi Valley (Karnataka)

(C) Didwana (Rajasthan)

(D) Bhimbetka (M.P.)

25. The oldest deciphered script of the Indian subcontinent.

(A) Brahmi (B) Harappan (C) Prakrit (D) Devanagari

26. In the Buddhist context, which one refers to texts that are supposed to contain what the Buddha himself said ?

(A) Sutta (B) Vinaya (C) Abhidhamma (D) Milindapanha

27. There are Four Vedas and each Veda has ---- parts.

(A) two (B) three (C) four (D) six

28. Rummindei pillar of Ashoka is put up to mark Buddha's

(A) Birth (B) Enlightenment (C) First Sermon (D) Death

29. D. D. Kosambi (1907-66) is a pioneer of

(A) Nationalist historiography

(B) Marxist historiography

(C) Subaltern historiography

(D) Imperialist historiography

30. Name the author of 'Panchatantra' and 'Svapna-Vasavadatta'.

(A) Kalidasa (B) Bhasa (C) Ashvaghosha (D) Kalhan

31. Who was popularly known as Nana Saheb ?

(A) Baji Rao I (B) Balaji Baji Rao (C) Balaji Biswanath (D) Sawai Madhav Rao

32. Which Mughal building is said to possess the unique feature of being exactly equal in length and breadth ?

(A) Red fort (B) Agra fort (C) Taj Mahal (D) Buland Darwaja

33. How many Mughal provinces were there under Akbar and Aurangzeb respectively ?

. (A) 15 and 21 (B) 17 and 19 (C) 14 and 20 (D) 16 and 19

34. Which Mughal ruler conferred the title of 'Raja' on Ram Mohan Roy and requested him to go to England to plead for a hike in the Emperor's pension ?

(A) Saha Alam ll (B) Akbar II (C) Bahadur Shah II (D) None of the above

35. By which Act did education officially come under Indian control for the first time ?

(A) Indian Council Act of 1892

(B) Indian Council Act of 1909

(C) Govt. of India Act of 1919

(D) Govt. of India Act of 1935

36. An elite body formed by the slave officers of which Delhi Sultan is popularly known in history as "Crop of Forty" (Chahalgani / Chihalgani) ?

(A) Qutbuddin Aibak (B) Iltutmish (C) Raziya (D) Balban

37. Which Mughal emperor for the first time divided the empire into provinces ?

(A) Babur (B) Humayun (C) Jahangir (D) Akbar

38. The royal ritual of 'Jharokha Darshan' was introduced by the Mughal emperor

(A) Akbar (B) Shajahan (C) Aurangzeb (D) Bahadur Shah

39. The 'Jagir' of the Mughals is equal to which of the following units of Sultanate period ?

(A) Waqf (B) Khalisa (C) Inam (D) Iqta

40. The type of painting which made remarkable progress during the reign of Jahangir was

(A) Fresco painting (B) Battle scenes (C) Portrait painting (D) Miniature painting

41. Who was known as 'Lakh Buksh' ?

(A) Qutbuddin Aibak (B) Iltutmish (C) Balban (D) Raziya

42. Muhammad bin Tughlaq lived in a camp called 'Svargadvari' for 2 years on the bank of which river was this camp located ?

(A) Sutlej (B) Indus (C) Yamuna (D) Ganges

43. During the reign of which Delhi sultan was 'Jizya' collected even from Brahmins

(A) Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq (B) Balban (C) Muhammad-bin Tughlaq (D) Firuz Tughlaq

44. Policemen of Vijaynagar were paid out of taxes collected from

(A) Wine shops (B) Land revenue (C) Taxes on goods (D) Prostitutes

45. The Battle of Panipat (1761) resulted in the defeat of

(A) The Marathas (B) Ahmad Shah Abdali (C) The East India Company (D) Nadir Shah

46. Which style of architecture was developed by the Chalukyas of Badami ?

(A) Vesara (B) Dravida (C) Nagara (D) Gopuram

47. Who among the following gave official sanction to the education of girls in India ?

(A) William Bentinck (B) Hardinge I (C) Lord Dalhousie (D) Lord Canning

48. The 'Drain Theory' was first propounded by

(A) Womesh Chandra Banerjee (B) G. V. Joshi (C) Dadabhai Naoroji (D) Romesh Chandra Dutt

49. Jayadev's "Gita Govinda" deals with the cult of

(A) Rama (B) Shiva (C) Krishna (D) Shakti

50. From which of the following countries did Tipu Sultan seek help to expel the British from India ?

(A) France (B) Turkey (C) Arabia and Afghanistan (D) All of the above

51. Which dynasty described itself as the 'Brahma-Kshatriya' ?

(A) Senas (B) Palas (C) Rashtrakutas (D) Pratiharas

52. The dynasty which Harshavardhan belonged to was

(A) Varmans (B) Maukharis (C) Pushyamitras (D) Pushyabhutis

53. The Iqtadaras during the Sultanate period were also known as

(A) maliks (B) muqtis (C) mamlatdars (D) munhias

54. By whom was the kulinism (system of nobility among Brahmins and kayasthas) in Bengal started ?

(A) Gopal (B) Dharmapal (C) Vijayasena (D) Ballalasena

55. The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Hakim Azmal Khan (B) Abul Kalam Azad (C) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai (D) BadruddinToyabji

56. Which phase is considered to be the liberal phase in the history of Indian National Congress ?

(A) 1880-1885 (B) 1885-1905 (C) 1905-1915 (D) 1905-1925

57. The 96 years old man who was captured and behaded at Talikota (Bannihatti) in 1565 was

(A) Rama Raya (B) Krishna Deva Raya (C) Bukkal (D) Saluva Narsimha

58. The term 'Malaimandalam' refers to

(A) Coromandal coast (B) Malabar coast (C) Pandya coast (D) Konkan coast

59. Which of the following was not a storm-centres of the Revolt of 1857 ?

(A) Madras (B) Arrah (C) Jhansi (D) Bareilly

60. Which Bahamani ruler shifted the capital from Gulbarga to Bidar ?

(A) Ala-ud-din ll (B) Ahmad Shah Wali (C) Muhammad Shah I (D) Muhammad III

61. Who among the following was greatly influenced by Islam ?

(A) Namadeva (B) Chaitanya (C) Ramananda (D) Ramanuja

62. Which Mughal is credited with prohibiting 'Sati' unless the widow herself, on her own free will, persistently desired it ?

(A) Babur (B) Humayun (C) Akbar (D) Aurangzeb

63. During the reign of which Mughal was tobacco introduced in India ?

(A) Aurangzeb (B) Jahangir (C) Akbar (D) Shahjahan

64. According to a legend, whom did Sikandar Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, try to kill by various means ?

(A) Nanak (B) Mirabai (C) Kabir (C) Chaitanya

65. By whom and when the Gupta era was started ?
(A) Kumargupta I in 324 CE

(B) Srigupta in 309-10 CE .

(C) Chandragupta l in 319-320 CE

(D) Samudragupta in 324 CE

66. Who among the following was the first to describe Sudras as a class of agriculturists ?

(A) Manu (B) Fa Hien (C) Hiuen Tsang (D) Narad

67. Which of the following Gupta rulers is said to have embraced Buddhism towards the end of his life and also founded the Nalanda University ?

(A) Skandagupta (B) Buddhagupta (C) Purugupta (D) Kumaragupta l

68. Which Governor General created the Covenanted Civil Service of India, which came to be known as Indian Civil Service from 1861 onwards ?

(A) William Bentinck (B) Lord Wellesley (C) Lord Cornwallis (D) Warren Hastings

69. The Delhi Sultan who styled himself "The Second Alexander" (Sikandar-i-Sani) was

(A) Balban (B) Alauddin Khilji (C) Sikandar Lodi (D) Sikandar Khan

70. Which Chalukya ruler is credited with repelling the Arab invasion of South Gujarat ?

(A) Vikramaditya I (B) Pulakesin I (C) Pulakesin ll (D) Vikramaditya II

71. In 1934, Mahatma Gandhi withdrew himself from all political activities and made a country-wide tour covering a distance of 12504 miles. This tour is known as

(A) Jan Jagaran Yatra (B) Harijan Yatra (C) Samaj Samta Yatra (D) Swaraj Yatra

72. The British Prime Minister Attlee made the historic announcement of the end of the British rule of India on

(A) February 20,1947 (B) August 16,1946 (C) March 07,1947 (D) December 09,1946

73. On August 11,1947, who told the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan — "You may belong to any religion or caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of state" ?

(A) The Nawab of Junagadh

(B) The Nizam of Hyderabad

(C) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

(D) Liyaqat Ali Khan

74. Out of eleven, in how many provinces Congress Ministries were formed in July, 1937 ?

(A) 05 (B) 06 (C) 07 (D) 08

75. The society of 'Khudai Khidmatgars' organized by the Pathans under the leadership of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan is popularly known as

(A) Blue Shirts (B) Green Shirts (C) Red Shirts (D) Pathan Shirts

76. Who wrote to the Governor from prison: "The individual must die so that the nation may live. Today I must die so that Indian may win Freedom and glory." ?

(A) Jatin Das (B) Bhagat Singh (C) Subhas Bose (D) Ram Prasad 'Bismil'

77. Lord Mountbatten's Declaration on the Freedom of India and its partition is known as

(A) The June 3rd Plan (B) The June 2nd Plan (C) The August Plan (D) The Partition Plan

78. In 1903, which leader ridiculed the idea of Swaraj by saying— "Only mad men outside lunatic asylums could think or talk of independence" ?

(A) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (B) Pheroz Shah Mehta (C) A. O. Hume (D) Mrs, Annie Besant

79. By whom was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress presided over in 1929, which adopted the 'Poorna Swaraj' resolution ?
(A) Motilal Nehru (B) Subhas Chandra Bose (C) Jawahar Lal Nehru (D) Bipin Chandra Pal

80. Which Mughal ruler became the unifying symbol of the Revolt of 1857 ?

(A) Bahadur Shah I (B) Bahadur Saha Jafar (C) Saha Alam I (D) None of the above

81. The founder president of the Gadar Party in USA

(A) Lala Hardayal (B) Bhai Parmanand (C) Sohan Sing Bakhna (D) Ramchandra Bharadwaj

82. Under whose overall leadership was the 'Quit India Movement' carried on ?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Jawaharlal Nehru (C) Sardar Patel (D) None of the above

83. Which of the following statements about RIN mutiny is not correct ?

(A) Socialists like Aruna Asaf Ali sympathised with the rebels.

(B) Gandhiji condemned the violence.

(C) Sardar Patel persuaded the ratings to surrender all.

(D) The mutiny started in Calcutta.

84. Of the four events mentioned below, which was the last to take place ?

(A) The Cripps Mission (B) Simla Conference (C) Cabinet Mission Plan (D) The Ratings Mutiny

85. The worst communal carnage as a result of the Muslim League's call for 'Direct Action Day' took place

(A) Calcutta (B) Bombay (C) Dacca (D) Lahore

86. "The Indian Struggle" is the autobiography of

(A) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (B) Chittaranjan Das (C) Jawahar lal Nehru (D) Subhas Chandra Bose

87. Which of the following parties / organizations did not support the Quit India Movement of 1942 ?

(A) The Hindu Mahasabha (B) The Communist Party of India (C) The R.S.S (D) All of the above

88. The Congress-Khilafat Swarajya Party with C.R. Das as its President was formed in

(A) 1922 (B) 1925 (C) 1926 (D) 1927

89. Leaders of which organizations raised objections on the Nehru Report at the All Party Convention held at Calcutta in
December, 1928 ?

(A) Muslim League (B) Hindu Mahasabha (C) Sikh League (D) All of the above

90. The inaugural session of the All-India Trade Union Congress in 1920, was presided over by

(A) Lala Lajpat Rai (B) Motilal Nehru (C) Mrs. Annie Besant (D) Acharya Narendra Dev

91. Mohammad Ali Jinnah left India for Karachi (Pakistan) on

(A) March 07,1947 (B) July 07,1947 (C) August 07,1947 (D) August 11, 1947

92. Which movement was suspended by Gandhiji after the Chauri Chaura incident ?

(A) Bardoli Satyagraha

(B) Champaran Satyagraha

(C) Non-cooperation movement

(D) Salt Satyagraha

93. The open mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) took place in
(A) February, 1946 (B) February, 1945 (C) August, 1946 (D) August, 1947

94. Which resolution of the Muslim league did formally proclaim the Indian Muslims as a nation ?

(A) Lahore Resolution (1929)

(B) Karachi Resolution (1930)

(C) Lahore Resolution (1940)

(D) Direct Action Day Resolution

95. To which of these struggles did Gandhiji associate himself during 1916-1918 ?

(A) Champaran struggle (B) Kheda struggle (C) Rowlatt satyagrah (D) Both (A) and (B)

96. Which of the following funds was started to finance the Non-cooperation Movement ?

(A) Tilak Swaraj fund

(B) Non-cooperation fund

(C) Non-cooperation-Khilafat fund

(D) None of the above

97. The historic Dandi March of Gandhi began on

(A) January 31,1930 (B) January 26,1930 (C) March 12,1930 (D) April 06,1930

98. After the creation of two new provinces of Sind and Orissa through the Govt, of India Act, 1935, the total no. of provinces in British India became

(A) 10 (B) 11 (C) 12 (D) 13

99. The 'Safety Valve' theory is related to the foundation of which organization ?

(A) The Indian Association

(B) The Indian National Conference

(C) The British Indian Association

(D) The Indian National Congress

100. Jamia Millia Islamia of Aligarh, the Bihar Vidyapith, the Kashi Vidyapith and Gujarat Vidyapith came into existence during the period of

(A) Swadeshi and Boycott Movement, 1905-1908

(B) Non-cooperation Movement, 1921-1922

(C) Civil Disobedience Movement, 1930-1934

(D) Quit India Movement, 1942-1943
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