IAS prelims 2016 Solutions – Modern India

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  • Only six questions from modern India <trend is of 6-7 questions only>
  • 5/6 very easy <as per trend>
  • All the questions from most important topics mentioned in our analysis of past years paper series
  • Can be solved by reading titbits and solved papers
  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

  • Very simple
  • Covered in titbits/ many times in solved papers
  • Swadeshi movement against partition of Bengal
  1. 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

(e) A peasant movement in Punjab

  • Very simple
  • Lower caste movement by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule in Mahrashtra
  1. The Montague-Chelmsford Proposals were related to

(a) social reforms

(b) educational reforms

(c) reforms in police administration

(d) constitutional reforms

  • Very simple / titbits/ solved papers
  • Constitutional reforms of govt of India act of 1909
  • Communal electorate

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

  • Difficult
  • But you must know everything about Ram Mohan roy
  • Calcutta Utilitarian association by him not Keshav Chandra sen
  • You could eliminate 2 options
  • You still had to know about 2, which is true
  1. 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

  • Simple / titbits/ solved papers
  • Bengal agitation issues led to partition
  • Extremists didn’t have faith in moderates
  • A, c and d anyway are bogus options
  1. 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

  • Done in Solved papers so many times
  • Dominion status by Cripps
  • There wasn’t even mention of complete independence

By Dr V

Doctor by Training | AIIMSONIAN | Factually correct, Politically not so much | Opinionated? Yes!

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