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With reference to educational institutions during colonial rule in India, Consider the following pairs:  (2018)

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 3 only


Who amongst the following Englishmen, first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English[2001]

(a) William Jones

(b) Charles Wilkins

(c) Alexander Cunningham

(d) John Marshall


In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta? [2009]

(a) Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

(c) Keshab Chandra Sen

(d) Raja Rammohan Roy


Which of the following led to the introduction of english education in India?  (2018)

  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:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3


The aim of education as stated by the Wood’s Despatch of 1854 was[2003]

(a) the creation of employment opportunities for native Indians

(b) the spread of western culture in India

(c) the promotion of literacy among the people using English medium

(d) the introduction of scientific research and rationalism in the traditional Indian education


Regarding wood’s dispatch, which of the following statements are true ? (2018)

  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:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3


What is the correct chronological sequence of the following?

  1. Wood’s Education Despatch
  2. Macaulay’s minute on education
  3. The Sargent Education Report
  4. Indian Education (Hunter Commission)

Select the correct answer using the code given below: [1997]

(a)2, 1, 4, 3

(b)2, 1, 3, 4

(c)(c) 1, 2, 4, 3

(d) 4, 3, 1, 3


Consider the following landmarks in Indian education:  [1996]

  1. Hindu College, Calcutta
  2. University of Calcutta
  3. Adam’s Report
  4. Wood’s Despatch

The correct chronological order of these landmarks is:

(a)1, 3, 4, 2

(b)1, 4, 3, 2

(c) 3, 1,4, 2

(d) 3, 2, 4, 1


Assertion (A): The first ever Bill to make primary education compulsory in India was rejected in 1911.

Reason (R): Discontent would have increased if every cultivator could read. [1998]

(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

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