Q 1 . Consider the following languages: [UPSC 2014]
1 . Gujarati
2 . Kannada
3 . Telugu
Which of the above has/have been declared as ‘Classical Language / Languages’ by the Government?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q 2 . Consider the following statements:[UPSC 2014]
1 . ‘Bijak’ is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.
2 . The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q 3 . Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha? [UPSC 2014]
1 . Avanti
2 . Gandhara
3 . Kosala
4 . Magadha
Select the correct nswer using the code given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 3 and 4
Q 4 . Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy? [UPSC 2014]
(a) Mimamsa and Vedanta
(b) Nyaya and Vaisheshika
(c) Lokayata and Kapalika
(d) Sankhya and Yoga
Q 5 . Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was [UPSC 2014]
(a) the mosque for the use of Royal Family
(b) Akbar’s private chamber prayer
(c) the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions.
(d) the room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs.
Q 6 . The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from [UPSC 2014]
(a) Katha Upanishad
(b) Chandogya Upanishad
(c) Aitareya Upanishad
(d) Mundaka Upanishad
Q 7 . Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days? [UPSC 2014]
(a) 22 March (or 21st March)
(b) 15th May (or 16th May)
(c) 31st March (or 30th March)
(d) 21st April (or 20th April
Q 8 . In medieval India, the designations ‘Mahattara’ and ‘Pattakila’ were used for [UPSC 2014]
(a) military officers
(b) village headmen
(c) specialists in Vedic rituals
(d) chiefs of craft guilds
Q 9 . Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally [UPSC 2015]
Q 10 . Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? [UPSC 2015]
(a) Georg Bilhler
(b) James Prinsep
(c) Max Muller
(d) William Jones