Kerala Administrative Services Examination Prelims: Indian History- Syllabus, Question Paper and Answer Key

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Kerala Administrative Services Examination Prelims: Indian History- Syllabus, Question Paper and Answer Key

Indian History is the most important subject for both prelims and Mains Examination of KAS. Question is generally coming from Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History. In both preliminary exams conducted by Kerala PSC, the total number of questions coming from Indian History portions are 10.

 Indian History: KAS Syllabus

Ancient India: Salient features and major landmarks of ancient and medieval India; Art, culture, literature and Architecture; Major Dynasties, their administrative system, social, religious and economic conditions prominent movements; Modern Period:

 Modern Indian History (from the 18th century up to the present) significant events; personalities and issues; India – Struggle for independence; Social and religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century; India after Independence, Post-independence consolidation and reorganization; Independent India and her neighbours

 Kerala PSC Kerala Administrative Service Prelims Examination on February, 2020

1.    Which kingdom had matriarchy in South India?

         (A)  Pandya

         (B)  Chera

         (C)  Pallava                                                    

         (D)  Chola

2.    Which script was introduced in South India by Ashoka?

         (A)  Prakrit

         (B)  Pali

         (C)  Brahmi

         (D)  Kharosthi

3.    Mark the correct statement:

1.     “Mughal rule began and ended at Panipat”.

2.     Marathas were defeated in the Third Battle of Panipat.

3.     French rule began with Panipat.

4.     French power ended with Panipat.

         (A)  1 is correct.

         (B)  2 is correct.

         (C)  Both 1 and 2 are correct.

         (D)  None of the above

4.    Growth of vernacular literature in Medieval India was the greatest contribution of:

         (A)  Vijayanagar Kingdom

         (B)  Bahmani Kingdom

         (C)  Bhakti movement saints

         (D)  Sultans of Delhi

5.    Mark the correct statement:

1.     Nizamuddin Auliya was the contemporary of Muhammad Tughluq.

2.     Tulsidas was influenced by Shaikh Salim Chishti.

         (A)  1 only

         (B)  Both 1 and 2

         (C)  2 only

         (D)  Neither 1 nor 2

6.    Which ruler of South India planted the Tree of Liberty?

         (A)  Tipu  

         (B)  Haider Ali

         (C)  Prataparudra Deva

         (D)  Dost Muhammad

7.    Mark the incorrect statement:

1.     Ashtapradhan is associated with Shivaji.

2.     Shivaji was the organiser of Maratha Rajya.

3.     Sulh-i-kul was the idea of Shivaji.

4.     Treaty of Purandar took place with Shivaji.

         (A)  1 is incorrect.

         (B)  2 is incorrect.

         (C)  3 is incorrect.

         (D)  All are incorrect.

8.    Mahmud Gawan was the minister of

         (A)  Bahmani Kingdom

         (B)  Vijayanagar

         (C)  Bidar

         (D)  Berar

9.    Which ruler used marble in his buildings?

         (A)  Akbar

         (B)  Jahangir

         (C)  Shah Jahan

         (D)  Aurangzeb

10.  Who wrote the book ‘A Nation in the Making’?

(A)  Sarojini Naidu

(B)  Jawaharlal Nehru

(C)  Abul Kalam Azad

(D)  S.N. Banerjee


1.    D

2.    C

3.    B

4.    A

5.    C

6.    A

7.    C

8.    A

9.    B

10.  D

KAS Question papers of the Gazetted Teachers’- Stream 3 supplementary test conducted on December 2020

1.    The Harappan site Kalibangan situated on the banks of river

         (A)  Saraswathi

         (B)  Ghaggar

         (C)  Hindon

         (D)  Bhogavo

 2.   Which one of the following dynasties of Kashmir mentioned in Rajatharangini written by Kalhana?

         (A)  Aditya

         (B)  Karkota

         (C)  Lohara

         (D)  All the above

 3.   The Third Buddhist Council convened by Ashoka at Pataliputra was presided over by Buddhist saint

         (A)  Upagupta

         (B)  Aswagosha

         (C)  Mogali Putta Tissa

         (D) Nagarjuna

 4.   One of the Delhi Sultanate ruler was not ready to recognise the authority of Calipha

(A)        Qutubuddin Mubarak

(B)        Alauddin Khilji

(C)        Iltutmish

(D)        Balban

 5.   “If there be paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this” -words of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan engraved in the walls of

(A)        Moti Masjid, Agra

(B)        Taj Mahal

(C)        Diwan-i-khas, Delhi

(D)        Red Fort, Delhi

 6.   The social reformer wrote ‘Gift of Monotheist’:

(A)        Dayananda Saraswathi

(B)        Vivekananda

(C)        Annie Besant

(D)        Raja Ram Mohan Roy

 7.   Indian nationalist characterised British conquest of India as “Everlasting, increasing, everyday increasing foreign invasion”

(A)        Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

(B)        Dada Bai Naorojee

(C)        Surendra Nath Banerjee

(D)        Romesh Chandra Dutt

 8.   Which of the following related to the 1857 Revolt is not correctly matched?

(A)        Delhi- General Bakht Khan

(B)        Lucknow- Hazrat Mahal

(C)        Bihar- Hafiz Rahmat Khan

(D)        Farizabhad- Maulavi Ahmadullah

 9.   Who among the following was selected as second Sathyagrahi by Gandhi during Individual Satyagraha?

(A)        Sardar Vallabai Patel

(B)        Acharya Vinobha Bave

(C)        Jawaharlal Nehru

(D)        Jayaprakash Narayana

 10. The Chairman of the State Reorganisation Commission of 1953

(A)        Fazal Ali

(B)        K. M. Panikkar

(C)        Govind Vallabh Pant

(D)        H. N. Kunzru

Answer key

1.    B

2.    D

3.    C

4.    A

5.    C

6.    D

7.    B

8.    C

9.    C

10.  A

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