Social Studies Questions

Which of the following provision(s) of the Constitution of India became effective from November 26, 1949?

  1. Elections
  2. Citizenship
  3. Emergency provisions
  4. Appointment of the Judges

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 2 and 4

The Superintendence, direction and control of elections in India is vested in

  1. The supreme Court of India
  2. The Parliament of India
  3. The Election Commission of India
  4. The Chief Election Commissioner

Which one of the following statements with regard to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is not correct?

  1. He is appointed by the President of India.
  2. He can be removed from office in the same way as the judge of the Supreme Court of India.
  3. The CAG is eligible for further office under the government of India after he has ceased to hold his office.
  4. The salary of the CAG is charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.

Which one of the following about the Parliament of India is not correct?

  1. The Parliament consists of the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
  2. There are no nominated members in the Lok Sabha.
  3. The Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved.
  4. Some members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President.

Who among the following was the author of Humayun Nama?

  1. Roshanara Begum
  2. Ruquaiya Sultan Begum
  3. Gulbadan Begum
  4. Gauhara Begum

Which of the following is / are not historical biography / biographies?

  1. Dipavamsa
  2. Harshacharita
  3. Vikramankadevacharita
  4. Prithvirajavijaya

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. Only 1
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. All of these

Who among the following are the two civil servants who assisted the Constituent Assembly in framing the Constitution of India?

  1. BN Rau and KM Munshi
  2. SN Mukherjee and Alladi Krishnaswamy Aiyar
  3. BN Rau and SN Mukherjee
  4. KM Munshi and Alladi Krishnaswamy Aiyar

Name the rebel who fought against the British in the Battle of Chinhat in the course of the 1857 Revolt?

  1. Ahmadullah Shah
  2. Shah Mal
  3. Mangal Pandey
  4. Kunwar Singh

Who among the following introduced the Permanent Settlement of Bengal in 1793?

  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Lord Ripon
  3. Robert Clive
  4. John Adam

Name the first major voluntary association representing primarily Indian landlord interests that was set-up in Calcutta in 1851?

  1. British Indian Association
  2. Landholder’s Society
  3. Madras Native Association
  4. Bombay Association

Who among the following social reformer started a society for the encouragement of widow remarriage in 1866 in Maharashtra?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Jyotirao Phule
  3. Vishnushastri Pandit
  4. Pandita Ramabai

What is the name of the award given to meritorious men in the Mughal Court in the form of a robe of honour that was once worn by the Emperor?

  1. Sarapa
  2. Patka
  3. Padma murassa
  4. Khilat

Who gifted the Badshah Nama to King George in 1799?

  1. Abul Fazl
  2. Abdul Hamid Lahori
  3. Nawab of Awadh
  4. William Jones

Which of the following are essential prerequisites for establishment of a thermal power station?

  1. Availability of fossil fuels
  2. Proximity to a river, lake or sea
  3. Good transport network
  4. Proximity to an urban centre

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Which one of the following centres is not known for iron and steel industry?

  1. Bhadravati
  2. Salem
  3. Vishakhapatnam
  4. Renukoot

Which one of the following is a local wind that blows out from Siberia?

  1. Bora
  2. Purga
  3. Mistral
  4. Blizzard

Bharatmala Project is related to

  1. Improving road connectivity
  2. Interlinking ports and railways
  3. Interlinking of rivers
  4. Interlinking major cities with gas pipelines

Which of the following conditions is/are essential for tea cultivation?

  1. Tropical and sub-tropical climate.
  2. Heavy rainfall ranging from 150 cm to 250 cm.
  3. Soil should contain good amount of lime.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. All of these
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. Only 1

Which one of the following rivers is not a tributary of river Cauvery?

  1. Hemavati
  2. Arkavati
  3. Indravati
  4. Amravati

Which one of the following Himalayan vegetation species is found between the altitudes of 1800 to 2600 m?

  1. Saal
  2. Chir
  3. Spruce
  4. Deodar

Which of the following statements about Ring of Fire is/are correct?

  1. It is a zone of convergence plate boundaries.
  2. It is an active seismic and volcanic zone.
  3. It is associated with deep trench.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 1
  4. All of these

Chemical weathering of rocks is much greater in place with

  1. cold and dry climate
  2. hot and humid climate
  3. hot and dry climate
  4. cold and humid climate

Which of the following is/are coastal erosional feature(s)?

  1. Notch
  2. Sea Arch
  3. Cliff
  4. Hook

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 3
  4. Only 1

Which one of the following is not a coastal depositional feature?

  1. Tombolo
  2. Sand bar
  3. Stack
  4. Spit

Which one among the following is the largest tiger reserve of India in terms of area of the core/critical tiger habitat?

  1. Manas
  2. Pakke
  3. Nagarjunasagar Srisailam
  4. Periyar

Which one of the following is not a tributary of Indus river?

  1. Beas
  2. Ravi
  3. Chenab
  4. Tawi

Which one of the following is the driest desert of the world?

  1. Atacama
  2. Gobi
  3. Sahara
  4. Kalahari

Which one of the following Union Territories has the highest female literacy rate?

  1. Chandigarh
  2. Lakshadweep
  3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  4. Puducherry

Arrange the following features formed by rivers in its course starting from upstream:

  1. Meanders
  2. Falls
  3. Delta
  4. Oxbow Lake

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1-4-2-3
  2. 2-1-4-3
  3. 1-2-3-4
  4. 2-1-3-4

The well-known painting "Bani Thani" belongs to the

  1. Bundi school
  2. Jaipur school 
  3. Kangra school 
  4. Kishangarh school

Which one of the following reflects the nicest, appropriate relationship between law and liberty?

  1. If there are more laws, there is less liberty.
  2. If there are no laws, there is no liberty.
  3. If there is liberty, laws have to be made by the people. 
  4. If laws are changed too often, liberty is in danger.

In the federation established by The Government on India Act of 1935. Residuary Power were given to the

  1. Federal Legislature
  2. Governor General
  3. Provincial Legislature
  4. Provincial Governors

In which one of the following States is Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary located?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Manipur
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Nagaland

Right to Privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty. Which of the following in the Constitution of India correctly and appropriately imply the above statement?

  1. Article 14 and the provisions under the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution
  2. Article 17 and the Directive Principles of State Policy in Part IV
  3. Article 21 and the freedoms guaranteed in Part III
  4. Article 24 and the provisions under the 44th Amendment to the Constitution

With reference to digital payments, consider the following statements:

  1. BHIM app allows the user to transfer money to anyone with a UPI-enabled bank account.
  2. While a chip-pin debit card has four factors of authentication, BHIM app has only two factors of authentication.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

India enacted The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in order to comply with the obligations to

  1. ILO
  2. IMF
  3. UNCTAD
  4. WTO

Consider the following pairs:

Tradition - State

1. Chapchar Kut festival - Mizoram 
2. Khongjom Parba ballad - Manipur 
3. Thang-Ta dance - Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 
  3. 3 only 
  4. 2 and 3

Consider the following pairs:

Craft - Heritage of

1. Puthukkuli shawls - Tamil Nadu 
2. Sujni embroidery - Maharashtra 
3. Uppada Jamdani saris - Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only 
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3

Regarding Wood's Dispatch, which of the following statements are true?

  1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced. 
  2. Establishment of universities was recommended. 
  3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

With reference to educational institutes during colonial rule in India, consider the following pairs:

Institution - Founder 

1. Sanskrit College at Benaras - William Jones
2. Calcutta Madarsa - Warren Hastings
3. Fort William College - Arthur Wellesley

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 only 
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 3 only

With reference to agricultural soils, consider the following statements:

  1. A high content of organic matter in soil drastically reduces its water holding capacity.
  2. Soil does not play any role in the sulphur cycle.
  3. Irrigation over a period of time can contribute to the salinization of some agricultural lands.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3

In 1920, which of the following changed its name to "Swarajya Sabha"?

  1. All India Home Rule League
  2. Hindu Mahasabha
  3. South Indian Liberal Federation
  4. The Servants of India Society

Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India?

  1. Charter Act of 1813
  2. General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
  3. Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then

  1. the Assembly of the State is automatically dissolved. 
  2. the powers of the Legislature of that State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament. 
  3. Article 19 is suspended in that State. 
  4. the President can make laws relating to that State.

Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the

  1. increase in the export of Indian handicrafts 
  2. growth in the number of Indian owned factories 
  3. commercialization of Indian agriculture 
  4. rapid increase in the urban population

After the Santhal Uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government?

  1. The territories called `Santhal Paraganas' were created.
  2. It became illegal for a Santhal to transfer land to a non-Santhal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. Both 1 and 2 
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Increase in absolute and per capita real GNP do not connote a higher level of economic development, if

  1. industrial output fails to keep pace with agricultural output.
  2. agricultural output fails to keep pace with industrial output.
  3. poverty and unemployment increase.
  4. imports grow faster than exports.

If a commodity is provided free to the public by the Government, then

  1. the opportunity cost is zero.
  2. the opportunity cost is ignored.
  3. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the tax-paying public.
  4. the opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the Government.

Which one of the following statements correctly describes the meaning of legal tender money?

  1. The money which is tendered in courts of law to defray the fee of legal cases.
  2. The money which a creditor is under compulsion to accept in settlement of his claims.
  3. The bank money in the form of cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, etc.
  4. The metallic money in circulation in a country.

Which one of the following links all the ATMs in India?

  1. Indian banks' Association 
  2. National Securities Depository Limited 
  3. National Payments Corporation of India 
  4. Reserve Bank of India