History Questions & Answers for IAS Exam

UPSC exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams conducted in the country and the preparation for the same requires thorough preparation and deep knowledge of various subjects included in the IAS syllabus. History constitutes to be one of the most important subjects for both prelims and mains examination.

Aspirants looking for brief answers to clear their queries regarding the wide-ranging ancient, medieval and modern history questions have landed at the correct place. We, at BYJU’S, bring to you direct, brief and crisp answers to questions based on history topics for your IAS Exam preparation.

Given below is the list of questions and candidates can find their answers for a better and easy understanding of concepts, with a special focus on General Studies I paper for the mains examination.

The major objectives of Swaraj Dal, also known as Swaraj Party, was to achieve greater political freedom and self-government for the Indian...
The full name of General Dyer is Reginald Edward Harry Dyer. Born on October 9, 1864 he is well known for his role in the Jallianwala Bagh...
No changers were those who opposed an end to the mandatory requirement for Congressmen to spin khadi cloth and do social service as a...
The Khilafat committee was formed to defend the powers of the Ottoman Caliph which was restricted following the Treaty of Sevres at the end of...
The causes of the Khilafat movement are as follows: World War I had ended in a defeat for Ottoman Turkey, dealing a fatal blow to the...
Michael O’Dwyer was killed by Udham Singh with a revolver concealed in a book. Michael O’Dwyer was giving a speech at Caxton Hall...
General Dyer opened fire on the gathering at Jallianwala Bagh in order to strictly enforce Martial Law prevailing that was in effect at Amritsar...
The Salt Law was broken by Mahatma Gandhi during the infamous Salt Satyagraha. It was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India...
The main demand of the Kheda peasants was relaxation in paying the revenue. They were unable to pay the revenue because of excessive taxes and an...
Kheda is located in the state of Gujarat. Kheda was the site of a satyagraha movement in 1918 which was led by Mahatma Gandhi. It was a major...
Bombay spinning & weaving company was known to be the first textile mill which was established in Bombay (now called Mumbai) in 1853 by...
The mill workers of Ahmedabad demanded better pay and safer working conditions. The Ahmedabad Mill Strike was an episode in Modern Indian History...
As per British government estimates about 379 people died and about 1200 were wounded. Although other records do indicate that more than a...
The massacre at Jallianwala Bagh caused many moderate Indians to abandon their previous loyalty to the British and become nationalists...
General Reginl Dyer suffered a series of strokes during the last years of his life and he became increasingly isolated due to the paralysis and...
The two main leaders of the Khilafat movement were the brother Shaukat and Muḥammad ʿAlī The Khilafat movement was a campaign launched by the...
The Khilafat movement was led by the brothers Shaukat and Muḥammad ʿAlī and by Abul Kalam Azad.  The Khilafat movement was a movement...
Mahatma Gandhi was the spiritual head of the Kheda Satyagraha. He was assisted in this endeavour by Sardar Vallabhai Patel and other local...
Khalifa or Khalifah is a name or title which means "successor", "ruler" or "leader". It most commonly refers to the leader of a Caliphate, but is...
Mahatma Gandhi was invited to Champaran at the behest of Raj Kumar Shukla and Sant Raut. His arrival at Champaran would begin a satyagraha...

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