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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 15 – STHAAPNA Series

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Consider the following statements:

  1. Lord Mountbatten was the Viceroy when the Shimla conference took place.
  2. Indian Navy Revolt, 1946 took place when the Indian sailors in the Royal Indian Navy at Bombay and Karachi rose against the Government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [2005]

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


With reference to Indian Freedom Struggle, consider the following events: (2017)

  1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
  2. Quit India Movement Launched
  3. Second Round table Conference

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

(a) 1-2-3

(b) 2-1-3

(c) 3-2-1

(d) 3-1-2


The Indian National Congress agreed in 1947 to the partition of the country mainly because:  [1998]

(a) the principal of two-Nation theory was then acceptable to them

(b) it was imposed by the British Government and the Congress was helpless in this regard

(c) they wanted to avoid large-scale communal riots

(d) India would have otherwise lost the opportunity to attain freedom


As an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he: [2000]

(a) postponed granting of independence

(b) invited Jinnah to form the government

(c) invited Nehru and Jinnah to form the government together

(d) invite the army to take over for some time


The Balkan Plan for fragmentation of India was the brain child of : [2000]

(a) W. Churchill

(b) M.A. Jinnah

(c) Lord Mountbatten

(d) V.P. Menon


Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A): The British sovereignty continued to exist in free India.

Reason (R): The British sovereign appointed the last Governor General of free India.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? [1996]

(a) Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


The President of Indian National Congress at the time of partition of India was: [2002]

(a) C. Rajagopalachari

(b) J. B. Kripalani

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad


At the time of India’s Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was: [1998]

(a) a member of Congress Working Committee

(b) not a member of the Congress

(c) the President of the Congress

(d) the General Secretary of the Congress


At the time of partition of India, which one of the following provinces of British India came forward with a plan for a united and independent existence?  [2000]



(c) Bengal

(d) Bihar



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