50 History Questions For AFCAT and CDS Exam 2017

General Awareness constitutes a significant part in every competitive exam and learning history has always been a hurdle for the aspirants. The upcoming AFCAT exam will also have some history questions in the General Awareness section. In AFCAT exam, the questions are asked directly with four options. To help the candidates in getting the idea of the type of question that they will face in AFCAT and CDS examination, we are here with some of the dummy questions from history.


  1. The famous Khujuraho Sculptures are located in which state – Madhya Pradesh
  2. Dandi march was an act to show – Civil Disobedience
  3. Who was the political guru of Gandhiji – Sh. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
  4. The founder of forward block was – Subhash Chandra Bose
  5. Who proposed the name Pakistan – Chaudhary Rahmat Ali
  6. Aaga khan founded which party – All India Muslim League
  7. State kidnapping policy was started in – Punjab
  8. The headquarter of Gadar Party was in – San Francisco
  9. Who is known as “the father of India’s unrest” – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  10. Who raised the slogan “Inqualab Zindabad” – Bhagat Singh
  11. Who was the founder of Prayer Society – Atmaram Pandurang
  12. The fourth Buddhist council was held in – Kashmir
  13. Who is named as the father of Ayurveda – Charak
  14. The last ruler of Shunga dynasty was – Devabhuti
  15. Who is known as the Napoleon of India – Samudragupta
  16. The meaning of Buddha is – The Enlightened One
  17. Mongols firstly invaded India during the reign of – Iltutmish
  18. Vishnugupta is another name of – Chanakya
  19. Moti masjid in Agra was built by – Shahjahan
  20. The Mugal ruler who banned music and dancing was – Aurangzeb
  21. First Madarasa by British was set up in – Calcutta
  22. The main character of Indus valley civilization was – town planning
  23. Tipu sultan took support of which power to fight British – French
  24. Which war was ended by the treaty of Madras – 1st Mysore war
  25. Kadambiri was written by – Banbhatta
  26. Nadir Shah invaded India during the reign of – Muhammed Shah
  27. The official language of Delhi sultanate was – Persian
  28. The elite feature of Rigveda was – performance of sacrifices
  29. The first English person to visit the Akbar’s court was – Ralph Fitch
  30. Who was thrice selected as the president of the Indian national congress – Dada Bhai Naroji
  31. Epigraphy is – study of inscriptions
  32. Sher Shah died in the war of – Kalinger
  33. During Akbar’s reign, Mir Bakshi was to check – Military Affairs
  34. Todar mal was related to which field – Finance
  35. Tipu Sultan was a ruler of – Mysore
  36. The first Muslim president of Indian National Congress was – Badaruddin Tayabazi
  37. The doctrine of lapse was started by – Lord Dalhousie
  38. Gadar party was established by – Lala Hardyal
  39. The writer of “The Indian War of Independence” was – V. D. Sawarkar
  40. The commission that emphasized on the primary and secondary education was – Charles commission
  41. The founder of prayer society was – Atmaram Pandurang
  42. The battle in which British defeated French was – battle of Vandivash
  43. Akal Takht was constructed by – Guru Nanak
  44. Who was sent by Aurangzeb to defeat Shivaji – Raja Jai Singh
  45. Din-i-Ilahi was started by – Akbar
  46. Who was the regent of Akbar – Bairam Khan
  47. Who was the first to use artillery in India – Babur
  48. Delhi sultanate started in – 1206 AD
  49. Harshcharita was written by – Banbhatta
  50. Pulkashin II was a great ruler of – Chalukya of Vatapis
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Conclusion – The above history questions are for providing hints to the aspirants of the level of the questions asked in the Defence competitive exams. The questions asked in CDS are usually in statement form while the questions asked in AFCAT are direct. The above questions are important questions to give out the level of the questions asked. Go through these questions and prepare as per the plan and strategy for the exam.

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