63rd BPSC Exam Question Papers

BPSC General Studies Previous Year Questions:

History: (Previous Year Questions)

Art and Culture- Mauryan Art, Pala Art and Patna Kalam Painting

  1. Bring out the salient features of the Patna Kalam Paintings.
  2. Discuss the salient features of Mauryan Art.
  3. Discuss the salient features of Patna Kalam painting style.
  4. Analyse the salient features of Mauryan art and architecture.
  5. Describe the salient features of Pala architecture and sculpture.
  6. Discuss the chief characteristics of the Patna kalam painting.
  7. Critically examine the chief characteristics of Mauryan Art.
  8. Critically examine the salient features of Pala art.
  9. Identify the main features of the Mauryan Art as found from Bihar.
  10. Give a description of the main features of Pala Art in Bihar.
  11. What are the distinctive features of Mauryan Sculpture?
  12. Write an essay on the art and paintings of Bihar.

Tribal Movement in Bihar- Santhal Uprising and Birsa Movement

  1. Discuss the main causes of the Santhal Uprising. What were its consequences?
  2. “The underlying object of Birsa Movement was internal purification and desire to remove the alien government”. Explain.
  3. Discuss the causes and results of the revolt of Santhals (1855-56) in Bihar.
  4. “Santhal Uprising provides a model of popular armed resistance against British colonialism in India”. Explain.
  5. “Birsa provided a new religious leadership to the tribal struggles against the British”. Explain.
  6. ‘The Santhal Uprising was the first fierce reaction of the tribals against
    British colonial rule in India’. Elucidate.
  7. Write a critique of the Birsa Movement with special reference to its nature and the lesson it left on tribal administration.
  8. Briefly examine the tribal movements of Bihar with special reference to the Birsa movement.

1857 Revolt

  1. Critically examine the significance of the Revolt of 1857 with special reference to Bihar.
  2. Critically examine the role of Kunwar Singh in the revolt of 1857.
  3. Discuss the causes of the Outbreak of the revolt of 1857 in Bihar and account for its failure?
  4. Evaluate the role of Kunwar Singh in the revolt of 1857.
  5. “It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the so-called first national war of independence of 1857 is neither first, nor national, nor a war of independence”. Comment.

Partition of Bengal

  1. How did the partition of Bengal influence the course of India’s freedom struggles? Discuss.

Champaran Satyagraha

  1. What was the significance of Champaran Satyagraha for Peasant Uprising?
  2. Do you agree with the view that the Champaran satyagraha struggle in India?
  3. The Champaran Satyagraha is an important milestone in the history of freedom movement of India. Elucidate.
  4. Discuss the present movement of Bihar in general and the intervention of Gandhiji particularly in the Champaran Movement.

RabindraNath Tagore, Pandit Nehru and Gandhiji

  1. Define Nationalism. How was it addressed by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Discuss the relevance of Nehru in the making of modern India.
  3. Describe the social and cultural significance if the ideas of Rabindranath Tagore.
  4. Analyse the role of Gandhiji in the Mass Movement of Bihar.
  5. Critically evaluate the views of Gandhi on “Varna-Jati” system. Were they compatible with his activism against untouchability?
  6. What message did Gandhiji seek to convey through his insistence on Swadeshi?
  7. Describe the role of Rabindranath Tagore in the Indian national movement. How was it different from Congress.

Civil Disobedience Movement

  1. Assess the role of different social classes of Bihar in the civil disobedience movement.

Individual Satyagraha

  1. Desire the contribution of Bihar in the individual satyagraha of 1940-41.

Quit India Movement

  1. Describe the contribution of Bihar to the Quit India movement of 1942.
  2. Throw light on the septation of Bihar from Bengal and the rise of modern Bihar.
  3. Analyse the nature and extent of quit India movement with special reference to Bihar.
  4. Write a critical note on peasant movements in Bihar with special reference Swami Sahajanand Saraswati.
  5. Discuss the impact of the Quit India Movement on Bihar.
  6. What role did the ‘Azad Dasta’ play in Bihar during the Quit India movement?

Education and Press in Bihar

  1. Describe the development of technical education in Bihar during the period of your study.
  2. Describe the growth of education and press in modern Bihar and also describe the role of education and press on National movement.
  3. Give a critical account of the development of western education in Bihar during British rule.
  4. Trace the course of western education in Bihar from 1990 to 1947 with particular reference to technical education.
  5. Critically discuss the role played by western technical education in the economy of Bihar.

Socio-Economic Condition of Bihar

  1. What change was brought about in the socio-economic scenario of Bihar during the British rule?