UPSC IAS Prelims Exam : Modern History : MCQ Set 6

Modern History is the critical component of the IAS Prelims and the candidates must practice the MCQs of Modern History to get an edge

1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Lord Ripon?

(1) He appointed Wood’s commission for education.
(2) He got enacted Vernacular Press Act, 1878.


(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. d

2. Which of following were introduced during Dalhousie’s Administration?

(1)  Indian Railways
(2) Public Works Department
(3) English as medium of instruction
(4) Permanent Settlement of land revenue


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) All of these

Ans. (a)

3. Ilbert bill was related to

(a) Press
(b) Education
(c) Judiciary
(d) Executive expansion

Ans. c

4. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Subsidiary Alliance System was introduced by Lord Curzon.
(2) Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by Lord Dalhousie.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. b

5. Strachey Commission was related to
(a) Education policy
(b) Famine policy
(c) Land revenue policy
(d) Industrial policy

Ans. b

6. An engineering college at Roorkee was established on the recommendation of

(a) Wood’s Dispatch
(b) Hunter Commission
(c) Raleigh Commission
(d) Sargeant Commission

Ans. a

7. The Indian University’s act, 1904 was passed with the aim of

(a) establishing universities at Allahabad and Lucknow
(b) controlling political activities in colleges and universities
(c) increasing percentage of Indian teachers
(d) increasing percentage of female students

Ans. b

8. Who was appointed as the chairman of committee to work out the details of Wardha Scheme?

(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) S. Radhakrishnan
(c) Rajendra Prasad
(d) Zakir Hussain

Ans. d

9. Mirat-ul-Akhbar is associated with which of the following popular personalities?

(a) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(c) Sisir Kumar Ghosh
(d) Sir Agha Khan

Ans. b

10. Which of the following statements are correct?

(1) Metcalfe is called the liberator of Indian press.
(2) First Censorship on press was imposed by Lord Hastings.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. a

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