Friday, September 3, 2021

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History MCQ For State PSC and Other Govt Exam P30


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BPSC - 2016
5753291. Kalinga’s King Kharvel was associated with:
A
Mahameghvahana dynasty
B
Chedi dynasty
C
Satvahana dynasty
D
Rath-Bhojak dynasty
B
Correct Answer: B. Chedi dynasty
SSC CGL - 2002
3925292. Carving in the famous Ajanta caves was first started during the reign of the
A
Kadambas
B
Satavahanas
C
Rashtrakutas
D
Marathas
B
Correct Answer: B. Satavahanas
WBCS PRE - 2014
7293. What was the policy of Samudragupta in the south?
A
Digvijay
B
Dharmavijaya
C
Conquest
D
None of the above
A
Correct Answer: A. Digvijay
Explanation:

This policy of Samudragupta is described as Digvijaya or defeating the enemy kings of the South, Grahana or getting the authority over the kingdoms and then Anugraha allowing them to rule their Kingdoms under his Suzerainty. In course of his Southern Campaign, he humbled as many as twelve princes.

WBCS PRE - 2008
57294. Chandragupta Maurya defeated of
A
Seleucus
B
Kalashoka
C
Poros
D
Alexander
A
Correct Answer: A. Seleucus
Explanation:

Chandragupta Maurya defeated the Greek Selucus Nicator (one of the generals of Alexander the Great) at the battle of Liberator in 305 BC.

WBCS PRE - 2000
89295. Ankor Wat was built by
A
Suryavarman
B
Kaniska
C
Chandragnpta II
D
Ajatasatru
A
Correct Answer: A. Suryavarman
Explanation: It is the largest religious monument in the world, located in Cambodia. Initially it was a Hindu temple (dedicated to Vishnu) for the Khmer Empire and gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple. It was build by Suryavarman II.
SSC CGL - 2000
3335296. Who among the following, was not a part of the Mauryan dynasty?
A
Ajatsatru
B
Bindusara
C
Chandragupta Maurya
D
None of these
A
Correct Answer: A. Ajatsatru
SSC CGL - 2009
3532297. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka's administrative policy?
A
The third Buddhist Council
B
The Kalinga War
C
His embracing of Buddhism
D
His sending of missionary to Ceylon
B
Correct Answer: B. The Kalinga War
SSC CGL - 1999
4773298. The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by:
A
Kanishka
B
Ashoka
C
Harsha
D
Fa-Hien
A
Correct Answer: A. Kanishka
SSC CGL - 2002
3805299. Purushapura is the other name for
A
Patna
B
Pataliputra
C
Peshawar
D
Punjab
C
Correct Answer: C. Peshawar
SSC CGL - 2007
3054300. Name the capital of the Pallavas
A
Kanchi
B
Vatapi
C
Trichnapalli
D
Mahabalipuram
A
Correct Answer: A. Kanchi
Explanation:

The Tamil country was divided between the Pallavas in the north with Kanchipuram as their capital, and Pandyas in the south with Madurai as their capital. It is also known as 'the city of Thousand Temples.'




WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History MCQ For Govt Job Preparation P29


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SSC CGL - 1999
4529281. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was:
A
Rajaraja I
B
Rajendra I
C
Rajadhiraja I
D
Kulottunga I
A
Correct Answer: A. Rajaraja I
SSC CGL - 2014
3143282. During which of the following periods of Indian History did the Kshatriya have a distinct identity ?
A
Age of the Buddha
B
Maurya period
C
Post-Maurya age
D
Gupta period
A
Correct Answer: A. Age of the Buddha
SSC CGL - 2000
4389283. The Gupta era was started by whom?
A
Ghatotkacha
B
Srigupta
C
Chandragupta I
D
Samudragupta
C
Correct Answer: C. Chandragupta I
UPPSC - 2017
5433284. The name 'Aghanya' mentioned in many passages of the Rig Vedarefers to:
A
Priest
B
Women
C
Cows
D
Brahmanas
C
Correct Answer: C. Cows
Explanation: • 'Aghanya' mentioned in many passages of the Rig Vedarefers to Cow.• Rigveda is ancient collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymn (1028 Hymns) withabout 10600 verses organized in ten books.
SSC CGL - 2002
3074285. Which ruler murdered his father, Bimbisara to ascend the throne ?
A
Ashoka
B
Ajatasatru
C
Kanishka
D
Simukha
B
Correct Answer: B. Ajatasatru
SSC CGL - 2002
4575286. The greatest Kushan leader who got converted to Buddhism was
A
Kulala
B
Vima
C
Kanishka
D
Kadphises
C
Correct Answer: C. Kanishka
WBCS MAIN - YYYY
1788287. The famous Jaina temples at Dilwara were built by?
A
Solankis
B
Chauhans
C
Paramaras
D
Chandellas
A
Correct Answer: A. Solankis
WBCS PRE - 2000
50288. Allahabad pillar inscription carved by
A
Rudradaman
B
Banabhatta
C
Harisena
D
Ravikirti
C
Correct Answer: C. Harisena
Explanation:

Allahabad pillar inscription was carved by Harisena, who was the court poet of Samudragupta.

UPPSC - 2016
5251289. PrithivyahPratham Veer' was the title of
A
Samdragupta
B
Rajendra-I
C
Amoghavarsha
D
GautamiputraShatkarni
A
Correct Answer: A. Samdragupta
SSC CGL - 2006
4665290. The capital of Pallavas was
A
Arcot
B
Kanchi
C
Malkhed
D
Banavasi
B
Correct Answer: B. Kanchi



WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History MCQ For SSC, UPSC, State PSC Exam P28


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WBCS MAIN - YYYY
1783271. Who was the founder of `Gajapati Dynasty' of Orissa?
A
Prataparudra
B
Vidyadhara
C
Purushottam
D
Kapilendra
D
Correct Answer: D. Kapilendra
SSC CGL - 2008
4524272. Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler?
A
Mahendravarman
B
Narasimhavarman I
C
Parameshwaravarman
D
Nandivarman I
B
Correct Answer: B. Narasimhavarman I
WBCS PRE - 2013
39273. The first permanent home of the Aryans in India was
A
Sindh
B
Gujarat
C
Punjab
D
Rajasthan
C
Correct Answer: C. Punjab
Explanation:

First Permanent Home was at Sapta Sindhu Region, Which is now in Punjab. 

WBCS PRE - 2011
33274. The oldest school of Indian Philosophy is
A
Vaisesika
B
Karma Mimansa
C
Yoga
D
Samkhya
D
Correct Answer: D. Samkhya
Explanation: There are six schools of Indian Philosophy. These are known as Vaishesika, Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Purva Mimansa, and Uttara Mimansa.
SSC CGL - 2005
3910275. Harshavardhana organised his religious assembly at
A
Mathura
B
Prayag
C
Varanasi
D
Tamralipt
B
Correct Answer: B. Prayag
SSC CGL - 2005
3243276. Which of the following literary works belongs to classical Sanskrit literature?
A
Dhammapada
B
Vedas
C
Meghadutam
D
Dighanikaya
C
Correct Answer: C. Meghadutam
SSC CGL - 2005
2829277. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of
A
religion
B
art
C
literature
D
architecture
B
Correct Answer: B. art
WBCS PRE - 2015
48278. Which of the following was a Buddhist genealogical text?
A
Abhidhammapitaka
B
Dipavamsa
C
Suttapitaka
D
Vinayapitaka
B
Correct Answer: B. Dipavamsa
Explanation: The other books which inform the Buddha's biography are Sutta Nipat, Jataka, Mahavamsam, etc., written in Pali language and Lalitavistara is written in Sanskrit.
SSC CGL - 2011
4182279. Which of the following is not the 'Tri Ratna' of Jainism ?
A
Right faith
B
Right knowledge
C
Right view
D
Right conduct
C
Correct Answer: C. Right view
SSC CGL - 1999
4362280. Mahabalipuram is an important city that reveals the interest in arts of
A
Pallavas
B
Cheras
C
Pandyas
D
Chalukyas
A
Correct Answer: A. Pallavas



WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Ancient Indian History MCQ | Practice Set | SSC CGL, UPPSC, MPPSC, BPSC P27


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SSC CGL - 2008
3751261. In the Gupta period, the largest number of coins were issued in
A
gold
B
silver
C
copper
D
iron
A
Correct Answer: A. gold
SSC CGL - 2002
3923262. The famous Kailasa temple cut out of the solid rock at Ellora was built under the patronage of the
A
Cholas
B
Kadambas
C
Pallavas
D
Rashtrakutas
D
Correct Answer: D. Rashtrakutas
SSC CGL - 2001
3785263. Gupta Dynasty was famous for
A
art and architecture
B
imperialism
C
revenue and land reform
D
None of these
A
Correct Answer: A. art and architecture
SSC CGL - 2006
3675264. Who defeated Harshavardhan on the banks of Narmada ?
A
Pulakesin
B
Pulakesln II
C
Vikrarnaditya
D
Nandivarrnan
B
Correct Answer: B. Pulakesln II
BPSC - 2019
5727265. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
A
Sushruta
B
Saumilla
C
Shudraka
D
Shaunaka
A
Correct Answer: A. Sushruta
WBCS PRE - 2001
31266. Which of the following Gods do not belong to the Rigvedic period ?
A
Shiva
B
Aditi
C
Indra
D
Marut
A
Correct Answer: A. Shiva
Explanation: Some major deities of the Vedic tradition include Indra, Surya, Agni, Ushas, Vayu, Varuna, Vishnu, Mitra, Aditi, Yama, Soma, Sarasvati, Prithvi, and Rudra.
SSC CGL - 2001
3328267. Which of the following dynasties conquered Sri Lanka and South-East Asian countries?
A
The Pandyas
B
The Chalukyas
C
The Cholas
D
The Rashtrakutas
C
Correct Answer: C. The Cholas
WBCS PRE - 2001
105268. Whose contemporary was famous of grammarian Patanjali ?
A
Vasudeva Kamba
B
Gantami Putra satakarni
C
Agri mitra Sunga
D
Pushya Mitra Sunga
D
Correct Answer: D. Pushya Mitra Sunga
Explanation: The famous work of Patanjali was Yoga Sutras, Mahabhashya in the Sanskrit language. Many thought that yoga text and grammar text was written by two different authors with the same name. Sunga dynasty was founded by Pushya Mitra Sunga.
WBCS PRE - YYYY
99269. The Gandhara School of Art is associated with
A
Harshavardhana
B
Pushyamitra
C
Kaniska
D
Pulakesi
C
Correct Answer: C. Kaniska
SSC CGL - 2009
3276270. The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was
A
Vishnu Gupta
B
Upagupta
C
Brahma Gupta
D
Brihadratha
B
Correct Answer: B. Upagupta



Monday, July 12, 2021

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

WBCS Books List Recommended For Prelims and Mains Exams | Updated

Recommended booklist For WBCS Prelims and Mains Exams


You can try our app WBCS EXAM PREPARATION APP available on the Play Store. It will help to boost your WBCS exam preparation. Buy a premium service at 65 Rs/- a month (Current Price on 07-Aug-2021). It will cover the previous year's questions of WBCS, SSC CGL, and selected questions from different State PSC Exam.

The expectation from aspirants is increasing day by day because of high competition in govt jobs. When we talk about the WBCS (West Bengal Civil Service ) exam it is not different. The number of real competitors is not so high in WBCS. But, competition among these competitors going tougher day by day. You can identify it clearly by observing the previous year's cut-off marks and the number of candidates attending the main exams. 

Whatever might be the situation the books preferred by WBCS aspirants always be the same. Everybody reading the same books and someone became a topper and others don't even able to crack the preliminary exams.

No matter how well you prepared, if you cannot perform well in the exam, the outcome will always be disappointing. Your performance always directly related to what you are reading. So, choosing the right books is the most important part of your preparation. We have come here with a list of standard books written in English and Bengali language. There are some WBCS Books especially recommended for WBCSers are in Bengali. These are the books preferred by most WBCS aspirants. It is not possible to cover high-volume books in every subject, so choose very wisely. Always prepare selectively and don't read the complete textbook in a single go. Every exam follows some pattern, so go through the previous year's question and try to find the pattern and what is important for WBCS Exam. If you are a beginner at this preparation I always recommend you to buy some guide books and you will learn during the process what needs to buy next. Don't take the internet for granted. Use the internet as much as you can. It will help you to prepare faster.

You can try our app WBCS EXAM PREPARATION APP available on the Play Store. It will help to boost your WBCS exam preparation. Buy a premium service at 65 Rs/- a month (Current Price on 07-Aug-2021). It will cover the previous year's questions of WBCS, SSC CGL, and selected questions from different State PSC Exam.
I would suggest you buy some guidebooks which contain an overview of the whole syllabus and important areas. Watch crash course from YouTube on the various subject in the beginning. Get the basics and then decided to buy a textbook on a certain subject. The guidebook is mentioned in the last of the list.  Practice previous year's question is one of the key factors for cracking the WBCS. We have covered all the previous year's questions in this portal which has been asked in the WBCS examination. We have also recommended some books among the alternative. This is a personal recommendation. You can only choose what is best for you. Hope this article useful to you. If you have some query please write below in the comment box. Wish you all the best and don't forget that you are awesome!

English Books


General Science Books


Indian History Books 


    Indian Geography


      Indian Economy


        • NCRT Macroeconomics Class 11 |  Recommended  
        • Bharoter Arthoniti - Tojammel Hossain
        • Class 11/12 books of Economy |  Recommended  
        • Bharater Arthonity by Joydeb Sarkar
        • Indian Economics by Ramesh Singh | Price Rs/- 358 | 650 pages (Link)
        • Mrunal Patel (Video) on YouTube (Link)  |  Recommended  

        Indian Polity


          Quant & Reasoning


          Current Affiars

          • Achievers Monthly Magazine For Current Affairs and Study Material |  Recommended  
          • Protijogita Dorpon Monthly Magazine |  Recommended 
          Follow any one of the above.

          Guide Books


            Additional Study Material

            • Lucent's Objective General Knowledge (Prelims & Main) (Link)
            • WBCS Preliminary Previous 10 Solved Question Paper(2010-Latest) |  Recommended  
            • WBCS Main Previous Solved 5 Question Paper(2014-Latest) |  Recommended  

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            Friday, June 18, 2021

            WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

            Exam Preparation of General Science (Chemistry) with PDF Notes P30


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            90074291. Oxygen which is vital for life is a product of photosynthesis and comes from
            A
            carbonates from soil
            B
            carbon dioxide
            C
            water
            D
            oxides of mineral elements
            C
            Correct Answer: C. water
            90115292. The gas used for artificial fruit ripening of green fruit is —
            A
            Ethylene
            B
            Acetylene
            C
            Ethane
            D
            Methane
            A
            Correct Answer: A. Ethylene
            90029293. Cokking gas is a mixture of
            A
            methane and ethylene
            B
            carbon dioxide and oxygen
            C
            butane and propane
            D
            carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
            C
            Correct Answer: C. butane and propane
            90047294. German silver is an alloy of
            A
            copper, nickel and silver
            B
            silver, copper and aluminium
            C
            zinc, copper and nickel
            D
            zinc, silver and copper
            C
            Correct Answer: C. zinc, copper and nickel
            90043295. Fermentation of milk to curd is due to
            A
            Mycobacterium
            B
            StaphylocoCcus
            C
            Lactobacillus
            D
            Yeasts
            C
            Correct Answer: C. Lactobacillus
            90176296. Which of the following imparts a deep blue color to glass?
            A
            Cobalt oxide
            B
            Cupric oxide
            C
            Ferrous oxide
            D
            Nickel oxide
            D
            Correct Answer: D. Nickel oxide
            90170297. Which metal is extracted from sea water?
            A
            Potassium
            B
            Magnesium
            C
            Aluminium
            D
            Beryllium
            B
            Correct Answer: B. Magnesium
            90054298. Helium gas is used in gas balloons instead of hydrogen gas because it is
            A
            lighter than hydrogen
            B
            more abundant than hydrogen
            C
            non-combustible
            D
            more stable
            C
            Correct Answer: C. non-combustible
            90173299. Which of the following elements is non-radioactive?
            A
            Uranium
            B
            Thorium
            C
            Plutonium
            D
            Zirconium
            D
            Correct Answer: D. Zirconium
            90145300. The tip of the match-stick contains
            A
            phosphorus pentoxide
            B
            white phosphorus
            C
            red phosphorus
            D
            phosphorus trichloride
            C
            Correct Answer: C. red phosphorus