Medieval Indian History Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC and States PCS Examinations

Multiple choice questions on Medieval Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

11. Which of the following Mughal emperors was famous as Shah-i-Bekhabar ?

[A] Shah Alam
[B] Jahangir
[C] Shahjahan
[D] Bahadur Shah I

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12. In context with the Ashta Pradhan, that helped with the administration of the Maratha empire of Shivaji, who among the following was in charge of General Administration?

[A] Moro Trimbak Pingale
[B] Ramchandra Neelkanth Mujumdar
[C] Annaji Datto
[D] Dattaji Trimbak Waknis

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13. Which of the following Gurudwara in India is the site where the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded on the orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1675 A.D?

[A] Gurdwara Moti Bagh Sahib
[B] Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
[C] Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
[D] Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

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14. Sayana, a very important commentator of Vedas flourished in which of the following?

[A] Hoysala Empire
[B] Kakatiya dynasty
[C] Vijaynagar Empire
[D] Pandyan Empire

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15. Consider the following statements: 

  1. During Farrukhsiyar reign, in 1717, that the British East India Company purchased duty-free trading rights in all of Bengal for a mere three thousand rupees a year
  2. The son-in-law of Mir Jafar, who was made Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Chinsura opposed the Imperial Dastak because it was discriminatory
  3.  Mir Kasim abolished all the taxes of the Local traders 

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] All are correct
[D] Only 2 & 3 are correc

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16. Silapaddikaram’ and ‘Manimekalai’ are the immortal epic works belonging to which of the following period?

[A] Pre-Mauryan Age
[B] Sangam Age
[C] Gupta Age
[D] Early Medieval Age

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17. Which of the following is / are correct observations about the Bhakti cult called “Chaitanya Movement”?

  1. This movement was started by Gauranga (Chaitanya) in the present state of West Bengal
  2. Chaitanya was a great theologist and prolific writer of his era
  3. The present leaders of the sect are generally called gosvamins
  4. Swami Prabhupada belonged to this movement

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 4 are correct
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4 are correct
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3 are correct
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4 are correct

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18. Consider the following statements about Devadasi system in India:

  1. The system is more prevalent in South India
  2. The system originated during the 6th century AD

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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19. During the medieval India, the trade and commerce was improved by Shershah Suri by ___:
1.Renovating the grand trunk road
2.Building up sarais for the travellers and merchants to stay at
3.Making the provincial governors and other officials responsible for the protection of merchants going through their territory
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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20. Various tenets of Din-i Ilahi were borrowed from which of the following?

  1. Sufism / Islamic Mysticism
  2. Hinduism
  3. Jainism
  4. Zoroastrianism
  5. Roman Catholicism

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

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