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IAS Prelims 2016: GS Paper I: Medieval History Previous Year Questions

Jan 28, 2016 11:57 IST

    Medieval India is nowhere mentioned in the IAS Prelims Syllabus but the Syllabus mentions History of India which means all the sum total of events and happening till date. So it contains Ancient History as well as Medieval History of India. This section of the Syllabus is also very vast but the number of question asked in the IAS Prelims is relatively less.

    The Candidates cannot ignore the Medieval Indian History because of the two reasons. Firstly in IAS Prelims even one questions matters and Secondly in IAS Main Exam , the General Studies Paper I also ask for the History of India, which the candidates cannot ignore.

    Tips to Prepare Medieval History

    The following are the questions of the Medieval History Questions asked in the IAS Prelims Question Papers.

    Q 1. The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.
    2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person.
    3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    (a) 1 only
    (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 1 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3

    Answer. b

    Q 2.Consider the following Bhakti Saints:
    1. Dadu Dayal
    2. Guru Nanak
    3. Tyagaraja
    Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?
    (a) 1 and 3
    (b) 2 only
    (c) 2 and 3
    (d) 1 and 2

    Answer. b

    Q 3. With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?
    1. Meditation and control of breath
    2. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
    3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    (a) 1 and 2 only
    (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3

    Answer. d

    The Candidates can share their preparation related Queries and Experiences at the IAS/PCS Group of Myjosh.

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