Time – Three Hours Fifteen Minutes
(First fifteen minutes for reading the question paper only)
Full Marks – 90
(For Regular and Sightless Regular Candidates)
Full Marks – 100
(For External and sightless External Candidates)
Special credits will be given for answers which are brief and to the point.
Marks will be deducted for spelling mistakes, untidiness and bad handwriting
Figures in the margin indicate full marks for each question
[Group A to E are common for both Regular and External Candidates. Group F is meant only for External Candidates]
(All questions Group A are compulsory. Candidates should follow the alternatives in other groups. Sightless Candidates will answer the alternative question as per directive in Group B Other will attempt map pointing)
Group – A
1. Choose the correct answer : [1 x 20 = 20]
1.1 ‘Jibaner Jharapata’ is －
(a) a novel
(b) a book of poems
(b) a biography
(d) an autobiography
1.2 ‘Somprakash’ was －
(a) daily paper
(b) a Weekly paper
(c) a Fortnightly paper
(d) a Monthly paper
1.3 The publisher of English Translation of ‘Neeldarpan’ was －
(a) Kaliprasanna Singha
(b) Michael Madhusudan Dutta
(c) Harischandra Mukhopadhyaya
(d) Rev. James Long
1.4 The practice of Sati was prohibited in －
(a) 1828 A.D.
(b) 1829 A.D.
(c) 1830 A.D.
(d) 1856 A.D.
1.5 The ideal of Sarva Dharma Samannwaya was propagated by －
(a) Bijoy Krishna Goswami
(b) Swami Vivekananda
(c) Sri Ramakrishna
(d) Keshab Chandra Sen
1.6 ‘Kol’ rebellion (1831-32) took place in －
1.7 The First Forest Act was passed in India in －
(a) 1859 AD.
(b) 1860 AD.
(c) 1865 AD.
(d) 1878 AD.
1.8 The Revolt of 1857 was described as India’s First War of dependence by －
(a) Rameshchandxa Mazumdar
(b) Surendranath Sen
(c) Binayak Damodar Savarkar
(d) Dadabhai Nauroji
1.9 The rule of East-India Company in India came to an end in －
(a) 1857 AD.
(b) 1858 AD.
(c) 1919 AD.
(d) 1947 AD.
1.10 First President of Indian Association was －
(a) Surendranath andyopadhyay
(b) Anandamohan Bose
(c) Rev. Krishnamohan andyopadhyay
(d) Sibnath Sastri
1.11 The first printed book of Bengali language was －
(b) A Grammar of the Bengal Language
(c) Mangal amachar Matier
1.12 The scientist of the Indian Association for the Cultivation Science who was awarded Nobel prize was －
(a) Jagadish Chandra Bose
(b) C.V. Raman
(c) Prafulla Chandra Roy
(d) Satyendranath Bose
1.13 The Boycott movement economically affected－
(a) Peasants of Bengal
(b) Middle Class
1.14 Baba Ramchandra led peasants movement in －
(b) United Province
1.15 Rampa Tribal rebellion was organised in －
(a) Malabar region
(b) Konkon Coastal area
(d) Godavari Valley
1.16 ‘Nari Karma Mandir’ was established by －
(a) Urmila Devi
(b) Basanti Devi
(c) Kalpana Dutta
(d) Leela Roy (Nag)
1.17 The revolutionary group founded by Surya Sen was known as－
(a) Anushilan Samity
(b) Gadar Dal
(c) Indian Republican Army
(d) Bengal Volunteers
1.18 Dalits were called ‘Harijan’ by －
(a) Jyotiba Phule
(b) Narayan Guru
(d) Dr. Ambedkar
1.19 Separate linguistic state of Andhra Pradesh was formed in the year －
(a) 1947 A. D.
(b) 1950 A.D
(c) 1953 A.D
(d) 1955 A.D
1.20 Goa became a part of India In－
(a) 1947 A. D
(b) 1956 A. D
(c) 1961 A. D
(d) 1971 A.D
Group – B
2. Answer any sixteen questions, taking at least one from each segment : [1 x 16 = 16]
Answer each of the following questions in one sentence :
(2.1.1) In which historical context the ‘Bharatmata’ was painted?
(2.1.2) Where was founded the All India Trade Union Congress (1920)?
(2.1.3) In which year was the Forward Bloc founded?
(2.1.4) Who is the founder of the Matua Community?
Identify which of the following is ‘True’ or ‘False’ :
(2.2.1) Uday Shankar encouraged educated middle-class Bengalees in dance.
(2.2.2) Indian Association protested against the Ilbert Bill.
(2.2.3) Faraji is the name of an ancient tribe.
(2.2.4) Vidyasagar introduced Linotype in Bengali.
Match Column ‘A’ with Column ‘B’ :
|Column A||Column B|
(2.3.1) Jawaharlal Nehru
(2.3.2) Birendranath Sashmal
(2.3.3) Kaliprasanna Singh
(2.3.4) Dr. Ambedkar
(1) Non co-operation movement
(2) Poona pact (1932)
(3) “letter from a Father to his Daughter”
(4) Hutom pyanchar Naksha
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