Tuesday, November 23, 2021

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

BEST BOOKS FOR MPPSC PRELIMS & MAIN EXAM IN HINDI AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE

You need to know what are you preparing for? So, read the syllabus thoroughly and check the exam pattern through the previous year's questions. We have listed a few important books for the MPPSC prelims and mains exam.

You can prepare the basic Concepts of History, Geography, Polity, Science from NCERT (prefer the old version of NCRT if available class 6,7,8,12) + State Board Books.

·         ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY

o   Ancient India by RS Sharma 

·         MEDIEVAL  INDIAN HISTORY

o    Medieval India by Satish Chandra 

·         MODERN INDIAN HISTORY

o   Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Publication)

o   Modern India by Bipin Chandra

o   Spectrum ForModern India

o   India After Independence Bipin Chandra (selective reading)

·         INDIAN POLITY

o   M. Laxmikant’s

o   NCERT-11th Class 

o   Governance in India by Laxmikanth [Hindi Or English] 

o   Public Administration – Laxmikanth [Hindi or English]  (Note – Read Only Selected Chapters )

·         ECONOMICS

o   State Board school Textbooks (Class 11th and 12th)

o   NCERT – 11th and 12th [Hindi or English] 

o   Ramesh Singh (11th edition)/ Sanjiv Verma (selective reading)

o   Economic Survey & Budget – Union and Madhya Pradesh 

·         Art & Culture

o   Bhartiya Kala Evam Sanskriti - Nitin Singhania (Hindi Or English  For Main)

o   NCERT 11th Class 

·         Geography

o   NCERT – 6,7,8,9,10 & 11,12 [Hindi or English] Note – 11th and 12th are most Important.

o   Atlas 

o   Cosmos geography a comprehensive study - Mahesh Barnwal (For Main)

·         Sociology

o NCERT -11th (Understanding Society), 12th (Indian Society, Social Change And Development In India) 

o   Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja 

·         Science & Technology

o   NCERT – 6,7 And 8,9,10

o   Computer- Internet or Lucent Computer Book [Hindi or English] 

·         Energy & Environment

o   Shankar IAS [English]

o   Majid Hussain [Hindi] 

o   NCERT 12th Biology 

·         STATE GK

o   Madhyapradesh Ek Parichaya - McGraw hill publication

o   An Introduction to Madhya Pradesh general knowledge - Sonali Bansal

o   MP General Knowledge - Arihant Publication

·         MATH & GI:

o   Fast track objective Arithmetic - Rajesh Verma

o   A new approach to reasoning verbal, non-verbal & Analytical - Arihant Publication

o   Quantitative Aptitude for a competitive exam - RS Agarwal

·         General Books:

o   Lucent General Knowledge [Hindi or English]

o   Pratiyogita Nirdeshika (last six months), Samsyamiki Semi-annual (Maheshwari)

o   Indian Yearbook - GOI Publication

o Madhya Pradesh objective question bank: the complete guide to starting civil service preliminary and Mains exam - Monisha kharole (For Main)

o   MPPSC Mains paper 2 - Surendra Sharma (For Main)

o   Nibandh Manjusha - McGraw-Hill Publication (For Main)

The MPPSC Mains exam will test your detailed knowledge and thus the list of books for each subject is vast. Before going to the paper-wise books, here are some of the books that must be referred to at the starting of the preparations for the Mains exam:

  • NCERT Class X-XII Social Studies, Economics, and some Culture topics.
  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikanth
  • India Year Book (GOI publication)
  • Newspaper/Judicious internet usage

 

·         Ethics

o Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude TMH Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by M.Karthikeyan.

·         Hindi   

o   Lucent's Samanya Hindi

o   Lucent's Sampurna Hindi Vyakaran Aur Rachna

·         Hindi Essay

o   Nimband Manjushaby Samiratmaj Mishra

o 151 Nibandh for IAS/PCS & other Competitive Exam by Disha Expert

o Hindi magazines – Pratiyogita Darpan/ghanta chakra for contemporary updates



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