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UPSC EPFO Exam History Study Material 2021: Check Indian Freedom Struggle Topics & Important Questions with Answers

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UPSC EPFO Exam History Study Material 2021: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed EPFO 2021 Exam and will release the new exam dates on its official website - The written exam will be conducted in offline mode across different exam centres for recruitment to 421 posts of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer in Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), M/o Labour and Employment.

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The Recruitment Test (RT) will be an Offline Exam (Pen & Paper Based) consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

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Total Marks/ Duration

Recruitment Test (Offline)

(a) General English – To evaluate candidate’s understanding of English language and workman–like use of words

(b) Indian Freedom Struggle

(c) Current Events and Developmental Issues

(d) Indian Polity and Economy

(e) General Accounting Principles

(f) Industrial Relations and Labour Laws

 (g) General Science and

Knowledge of Computer Applications

 (h) General Mental Ability & Quantitative Aptitude

 (i) Social Security in India

300 Marks

(2 Hours)

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a) The test will be of two hours duration.

b) All questions will carry equal marks.

c) The test will be objective-type questions with multiple choices of answers.

d) The medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.

e) 1/3rd marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

f) PwD candidates shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour in the RT and facility of Scribe

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UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam - Important History - Indian Freedom Struggle Topics

Here are some important topics from the History - Indian Freedom Struggle Subject of UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam:



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History - Indian Freedom Struggle

Revolt of 1857 – First War of Independence Against British; Causes of the Rise of Indian National Movement; Indian Nationalism – The Moderate Phase; Morley-Minto Reforms; Partition of Bengal 1905; Indian National Movement – Extremist Period; Important Indian Freedom Fighter; Revolutionaries in the Indian Freedom Movement; The Rise of Gandhi in Indian Freedom Struggle; The Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre; The Lucknow Pact, 1916; Non-Cooperation Movement; Home Rule Movement; Salt Satyagraha; Moplah Rebellion of 1921; Simon Commission; Swaraj Party; Gandhi-Irwin Pact; First Round Table Conference 1930; Poona Pact; Cripps Mission; Quit India Movement; Indian National Congress Sessions; Indian Independence Act 1947

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UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Important Questions for History - Indian Freedom Struggle

Below are some important questions covering the main concepts of History - Indian Freedom Struggle:

1. Who is the author of the work, The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India: A Study in the Provincial Decentralization of Imperial Finance?

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji

(b) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

(c) M. N. Roy

(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: B

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2. What were the peasant associations set up in Kerala in the 1930s called?

(a) Kisan Sabha

(b) Kirti Kisan

(c) Karshaka Sangam

(d) Kisan Morcha

Answer: C

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3. In the context of international affairs, which one of the following is correct about Lord Curzon?

(a) He advocated a pacifist policy

(b) He wanted to establish a British sphere of influence over the Persian Gulf and Seistan.

(c) He wanted England and Russia to become friends against China.

(d) He wanted to lead a flag-waving mission to the USA.

Answer: B

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4. Why did Congress declare 9th May to be ‘Ethiopia Day’?

(a) Because the Ethiopians declared their support for the cause of Indian independence from British rule.

(b) Because Ethiopia became independent from Britain on that day.

(c) Because Ethiopia was attacked by Italy in early 1936 and their resistance was considered freedom struggle.

(d) Because Ethiopian leaders denounced Mussolini.

Answer: C

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5. Which one of the following is correct about Assam in British India?

(a) It was a part of the North-East Frontier Agency.

(b) It was made a province in 1865.

(c) It was separated from Bengal in 1874, and along with Syihet made into a Chief Commissioner’s province.

(d) It was a Princely State ruled by Ahom kings.

Answer: C

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6. Who set up the Bharat Stree Mahamandal which first met in Allahabad in 1910?

(a) Annie Besant

(b) Meherbai Tata

(c) Saraladevi Chaudhurani

(d) Tarabai Shinde

Answer: C

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7. Which one of the following is not a feature of the Non-Cooperation Movement?

(a) Economic boycott was intense and successful.

(b) The middle class participated in very large numbers in the movement.

(c) It was marked by uneven geographical spread and regional variations.

(d) Along with Non-Cooperation, other Gandhian social reform movements like the anti-liquor campaign achieved some success.

Answer: B

8. Which one of the following publications was started by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in 1928?

(a) Pakhtun

(b) Khudai Khidmatgar

(c) Young India

(d) India Awakens

Answer: A

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9. Who among the following was the founder of the Arya Mahila Samaj in the early 1880s?

(a) Swami Dayananda Saraswati

(b) Swami Vivekananda

(c) Pandita Ramabai

(d) Ramabai Ranade

Answer: C

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10. Who among the following is considered to be the first Indian to go to jail in performance of his duty as a journalist?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Rabindranath Tagore

(c) Lokmanya Tilak

(d) Surendranath Banerjee

Answer: D

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