UPSC IAS Prelims 2016 Subject Questions Analysis: Modern History Questions

IAS Prelims Exam 2016 conducted on 7 August 2016 came heavily to the IAS aspirants as the paper was heavily skewed towards the current affairs and the  traditional subject were not given their due share.  Each and every subject has its own importance and cannot be neglected for the IAS Prelims 2017. The good analysis of the IAS Prelims Subject Questions will help in the IAS Prelims 2017 and will help the candidates to prepare well for the Civil Services  -IAS Exam

IAS Prelims Exam 2016 GS Answer Key

Here we are providing the subject specific questions analysis so that the candidates can ascertain the level of difficulty of the IAS Prelims Question Paper and hence it will help them to arrive at the right and accurate cut off marks.

IAS Prelims Exam 2016 Expected Cut Off Marks

Modern History Questions

1. The ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘Boycott’ adopted as methods of struggle for the first time during the

a.    agitation against the Partition of Bengal
b.    Home Rule Movement
c.    Non-Cooperation Movement
d.    visit of the Simon Commission to India

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Answer .a

Difficulty Level: Easy

This is a very straight question from the NCERT and the standard Text books. This is a sort of repeated questions and is given at various places in the explanations of other previous year questions.

2. Satya Shodhak Samaj organized

a.    a movement for upliftment of tribals in Bihar
b.    a temple-entry movement in Gujarat
c.     an anti-caste movement in Maharashtra
d.    A peasant movement in Punjab

Answer .  c

Difficulty Level: Easy

Social and Cultural Awakening is one of the most important topics from the Modern History Section of the History Syllabus. It is a simple and factual question asked straight from the NCERT and Strandard text books. It can be covered even if the important personalities of Modern India are covered. Lower caste movement by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule in Mahrashtra

3. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

a.    social reforms
b.    educational reforms
c.    reforms in police administration
d.    constitutional reforms

Answer .d

Difficulty Level: Easy

Montague-Chelmsford Proposals was one of the most important developments in the British period and laid down the new rules for the elections and the Political structure of the country. There is no difficulty in answering such questions.  It is one of the important Act of Reform passed by the Britishers.  Constitutional reforms of govt of India act of 1919.

4. Consider the following:

1.    Calcutta Unitarian Committee
2.    Tabernacle of New Dispensation
3.    Indian Reforms Association

Keshab Chandra Sen is associated with the establishment of which of the above?
a.    1 and 3 only
b.    2 and 3 only
c.    3 only
d.    1, 2 and 3

Answer. b

Difficulty Level:  difficult

Keshav Chandra Sen is one of the most important personalities of the Social Cultural Awakening of the Society. But it is very difficult to research about his association with the different Committees of his times. This question is difficult in its orientation.

5. What was the main reason for the split in the Indian National Congress at Surat in 1907?

a.    Introduction of communalism into Indian politics by Lord Minto.
b.    Extremists’ lack of faith in the capacity of the moderates to negotiate with the British Government
c.    Foundation of Muslim League
d.    Aurobindo Ghosh’s inability to be elected as the President of the Indian national Congress

Answer. b

Difficulty Level:  easy

This question is little bit twisted due to its options. But overall picture is very clear for the person who has studied the Indian Freedom Struggle in detail. The question can be clearly sighted in the standard text books.  Surat Split is one of the important event in the Modern History of India and is given in detail in each and every book.

6. The plan of Sir Stafford Cripps envisaged that after the Second World War

a.    India should be granted complete independence
b.    India should be partitioned into two before granting independence
c.    India should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the Commonwealth
d.    India should be given Dominion status

Answer. d

Difficulty Level:  Moderate

The Sir Stafford Cripps Mission Plan was not a standalone entity in the series of events. It was very much linked with the events occurring in Great Britain and its reflections on the Indian Freedom Struggle Chronology. So it is a question with moderate orientation. The Complete Independence was not mention in the whole Stafford Cripps Plan.

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