The Civil Services (Mains) exam 2016 for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) posts, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), will be held on December 3 this year. The Mains round is the second round of the recruitment exam process. The UPSC had released the result of the UPSC Civil Services prelims exam earlier on its official website.

Given here are some important questions based on sample papers released by the Chanakya IAS Academy, an IAS coaching institute. Candidates should attempt to solve these question papers and time themselves at the same time so as to get an idea about the kind of questions that would be asked during the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam 2016.

Q. 1. Consider the following:

1. Mir Qasim

2. Shiraj-ud-Daula

3. Shuja-ud-Daula

4. Shah Alam II

Who among the above did not fight against British during battle of Buxar 1764?

(a) 3 only (b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 4 only

Question. 2. Which of the following events doesn’t influence the Ghadar Movement?

(a) The arrest and escape of Har Dayal

(b) The Komagata Maru incident

(c) The outbreak of the First World War

(d) None of the above

Question 3. Consider the following Governor Generals of India:

1. Lord Hastings

2. Lord Wellesley

3. Lord Cornwallis

4. Lord Dalhousie

Which of the below is the correct chronological order in which they served as governor general of India?

(a) 3-4-1-2 (b) 3-2-4-1

(c) 3-1-4-2 (d) 3-2-1-4

Question 4. Consider the following statements

1. Megalithic culture is concentrated in Deccan and South India.

2. Menhir and dolmens are burial monuments associated with Megalithic age.

3. Dolmen is generally a tall upright monumental stone (monolith).

Menhir is generally a burial monument consisting of two or more large, upright stones set with a space between and capped by a horizontal stone.

Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

Question 5. Consider the following:

1. Self respect movement – E.V. Ramasamy Naicker

2. Aruvippuram movement – Sri Narayana Guru

3. Vaikom Satyagraha – K.P. Kesava

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

(a) Provide a class of office workers for the company.

(b) Promote the work of Christian missionaries.

(c) Create an awareness of scientific and technical developments.

(d) All of the above.

1. To politically educate people.

2. To develop and propagate an anti-colonial nationalist ideology.

3. To achieve Swaraj within 20 years from the formation of Indian National Congress.

Codes:

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

1. Annulment of Partition of Bengal was done mainly to curb the menace of revolutionary terrorism.

2. The Muslim political elite were happy over the decision of menace of partition of Bengal.

Which of the statements is/are true?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

(a) It wanted to gain political experience by forming the government.

(b) It wanted to expose the hollowness of the reforms provided by the act.

(c) It wanted to cooperate with the government.

(d) It wanted to curtail the influence of no changers.

1, There were two Home Rule League.

2. The movement became strong because of her mass agitation could not be launched by the Congress during the World War.

3. The government was non-reactive to the movement.

Which of the above statements regarding Home Rule League in India are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

1. The Buddhist stupa is a hemispherical dome, a solid structure into which one can enter.

2. It’s considered to be a glorified, beautified, enlarged funerary mound and the resting place of bones and ashes of Holyman.

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

Question 12. Name the person/persons who invited Babur to invade India:

(i) Daulat Khan Lodi

(ii) Mahmud Lodi

(iii) Bhara Mal of Amber

(iv) Rana Sanga of Mewar

(v) Alam Khan Lodi

Choose the correct answer from the code below:

(a) i, ii, iii (b) ii, iii, iv

(c) i, iv, v (d) iii, iv, v

 

Question 13. Which of the following famous sculpture belongs to Gandhara art?

1. Buddha’s great departure sculpture

2. Standing Bodhisattava

3. Headless statue of Kushana king

Choose the correct answer:

(a) 1 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only (d) None

Question 14. Consider the following statements:

1. Chowk and Tribhanga are two basic postures of classical dance Sattriya.

2. The Chowk is a position imitating a square – a very masculine stance with the weight of the body equally balanced.

3. The Tribhanga is very feminine stance where the body is deflected at neck, torso and knee’s.

Which of the statements given above is/are true?

(a) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) None

1. The Buddhist stupa is a hemispherical dome, a solid structure into which one can enter.

2. It’s considered to be a glorified, beautified, enlarged funerary mound and the resting place of bones and ashes of Holyman.

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

Question 12. Name the person/persons who invited Babur to invade India:

(i) Daulat Khan Lodi

(ii) Mahmud Lodi

(iii) Bhara Mal of Amber

(iv) Rana Sanga of Mewar

(v) Alam Khan Lodi

Choose the correct answer from the code below:

(a) i, ii, iii (b) ii, iii, iv

(c) i, iv, v (d) iii, iv, v

 

Question 13. Which of the following famous sculpture belongs to Gandhara art?

1. Buddha’s great departure sculpture

2. Standing Bodhisattava

3. Headless statue of Kushana king

Choose the correct answer:

(a) 1 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 only (d) None

Question 14. Consider the following statements:

1. Chowk and Tribhanga are two basic postures of classical dance Sattriya.

2. The Chowk is a position imitating a square – a very masculine stance with the weight of the body equally balanced.

3. The Tribhanga is very feminine stance where the body is deflected at neck, torso and knee’s.

Which of the statements given above is/are true?

(a) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) None