Top 50 Indian Culture GK Questions Answers for UPSC (NDA) Exam

Indian Culture (GK) General Knowledge Questions Answers  shared by Ground Zero Defence Coaching Institute in Dehradun

  1. Where has the ‘Great Bath’ been excavated ? Mohenjodaro

  2. What material were used in making Harappan weapons ?                            Stone , Copper and Bronze

  3. Which Gupta rurer is known as the ‘Indian Napoleon’ ? Samudragupta

  4. In which year did Nicolo Conti visit Vijiayanagar ? 1420

  5. Who built the famous ‘ Victory Tower’ and ‘Vijaya Stambha’ at chittor to celebrate his victory over Malwa ?

    1. Rana Kumbha

  6. The Bengal Gazette or Calcutta General Advertiser brought out in 1780 by James Augustus Hickey

  7. Hsuan-Tsang (also spelt Yaan Chwang ) visited Indian during the reign of Harsha

  8. Ancient literture refers to five fold division of India. The term ‘Aparanta’ or ‘Pratichya’ refers to

    1. Western India

  9. What was the main motto of Ramkrishna Mission? To provide social service to the people

  10. Who was first to accept the ‘Sub-sidiary Alliance’ ?                                                     The Nizam of Hyderabad

  11. As the evidence from Koldihwa in the Belan Valley shows rice seems to have been domesticated in India by about :                                                                                                                                        7000 B.C.

  12. Among the few four Vedas, which one is a collection of spells and charms ? Atharvaveda

  13. The Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the Upnishadas are attached to one or the other of :

    1. The four Vedas

  14. Murshid Quli Khan became the diwan of Bengal in : 1700 AD

  15. The two popular assemblies which seems to have formed as essential feature of the government during the Age of Rig Veda are : Sabha and Samiti

  16. During the Age of Rig Veda, the grains are collectively called : Yava and Dhanya

  17. The Second Anglo-Mysore War took place between : 1780-1784 AD

  18. Which period is referred as the Classical Age or Golden Age of Ancient India?

    1. Gupta Period (319- 334 AD)

  19. Akbar the great Mughal Emperor Proclaimed a new religion Din-e-Ilahi in : 1581

  20. Guru Nanak Dev-the founded of Sikh religion was born in                                         The year 1469

  21. Who estabilshed ‘The Khalsa’ in 1699 ?

    1. Guru Gobind Singh (Tenth Guru of Sikhs)

  22. Subhash Chandra Bose was elected the president of the Indian National Congress in

    1. The year 1939 at its Tripuri Session

  23. Where did The Tebhaga Movement of Peasants occur in 1946 ? Bengal

  24. Who founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association ? Mahatama Ghandhi

  25. ‘Anekktavad’ is a core theory and Philosophy of which religion ? Jainism

  26. The founder of Sunga dynasty was Pushyamitra Sunga

  27. The East India Company secured the Dewani from

    1. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II (1728-1806)

  28. Who wrote Raghuvansam, Kumarsambhavam, Malvikagnimitram and Abhigyanshakuntalam

    1. Kalidasa

  29. ‘The Loyal Mohammadans of India’ was the newspaper brought out by :

    1. Sayyid Ahmad Khan

  30. Who founded the ‘Servants of Indian Society ‘ in 1905 Gopal Krishna Gokhle

  31. The biographyof Harshvardhan – Harshcharita was written by : Banabhatta

  32. Huin-Tsang, the Chinese traveller visited India during the reigon of :

    1. Harshvardhan’s region during fifth century A.D.

  33. The famous book of Huin-Tsang which forms an invaluable source to ancient Indian History is

    1. Si-Yu-Ki

  34. The three great Chinese Pilgrims who visited India in search of Knowledge , manuscripts and relics between the fifth and seventh centuries A.D. are

    1. Fa Hien, Huin-Tsang, and I- Tsing

  35. Katyayanaprakarna is book on grammar of : Pali Language

  36. The first Carnatic War between the French and the England took place between : 1746 and 1748

  37. Swami Vivekanand was born : On January 12, 1863 in Calcutta

  38. Who was the commander of revolt of 1857 in Rohilkhand ? Ahmadullah

  39. Who wrote the book “The Wonder that was India” ? L. Basham

  40. Who said that “The Mythology, as well as cosmogony of the Egyptians ,Greeks and Romans were borrowed from the doctrines of the Brahmins” Nanthaniel Halhed

  41. Vedic Literature includes : Vedas, the Brahmanas , the Aranyakas and the Upanishads

  42. The first definite mention of Bharata as a region is to be found in :

    1. Panini who lived about sixth century B.C.

  43. The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases namely :

    1. Lower Palaeolithic (Handaxe and cleaver industries) , Middle Palaeolithic (Tools made on flakes ) and upper palaeolithic  ( Tools made on flakes and blades )

  44. The Harappan civilization was discovered in 1920-21 following excavation :

    1. By R. D. Banerjee (at Mohenjodaro) and By D. R. Sahni (at Harappa)

  45. Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah founded the state of Hyderabad in : 1724

  46. Tipu Sultan was the Sultan (ruler) of Mysore from : 1782 to 1799

  47. The Sikh Khalsa was formed to instil a strong martial spirit in the Sikhs by :

    1. Tenth Sikh Guru Guru Govind Singh in 1699

  48. The Chief of Sukarchakiya misl (a Sikh confederacy ) was : Maharaja Ranjit Singh

  49. Which Sultan of Delhi established a separate agriculture department which planned rotation of crops ?

    1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq

  50. The Dharm Chakra Pravartan mentioned in the Buddist test is :

    1. The first sermon delivered by Buddha at Sarnath

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