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Explore popular questions from Science and Technology (General Science for UPSC. This collection covers Science and Technology (General Science previous year UPSC questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was : —

Rajaraja I

B

Rajendra I

C

Rajadhiraja I

D

Kulottunga I

Q 2.

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The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks —

Satavahanas

B

Mauryas

C

Guptas

D

Cholas

Q 3.

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Who, according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha —

A

Atreya

Maitreya

C

Nagaijuna

D

Kalki

Q 4.

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The subject-matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to —

A

Jainism

Buddhism

C

Vaishnavism

D

Shaivism

Q 5.

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The Harappan Civilisation was discovered in the year : —

A

1935

B

1942

C

1901

1922

Q 6.

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How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians —

A

Malay amandalam

B

Yavadwipa

Suvarnabhumi

D

Suvarnadwipa

Q 7.

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The Rathas of Mahabalipuram was built during the reign of the —

A

Palas

B

Cholas

C

Rashtrakutas

Pallavas

Q 8.

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--Who is hailed as the “God of Medicine” by the practitioners of Ayurveda -----

A

Susruta

B

Chyavana

Dhanwantari

D

Charaka

Q 9.

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Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard —

Lothal

B

Kalibangan

C

Harappa

D

Mohenjo Daro

Q 10.

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Which dynasty succeeded the Chalukyas in the Western India —

A

Cholas

B

Kakatiyas

C

Pallavas

Rashtrakutas

Q 11.

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Upto where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the north-west —

A

Ravi river

Indus river

C

Satluj river

D

Hindukush range

Q 12.

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Prince Ellara conquered Sri Lanka in the second century BC. With which dynasties of Dravida ruler was he associated —

A

Chera

Chola

C

Pandya

D

Pallava

Q 13.

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Harshavardhana organised his religious assembly at —

A

Mathura

Prayag

C

Varanasi

D

Tamralipt

Q 14.

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Which domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilisation —

A

Buffalo

B

Sheep

Cow

D

Pig

Q 15.

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Which is the sacred book of the Buddhists —

A

Upanishad

B

Vedas

Tripitaka

D

Jatakas

Q 16.

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Ashoka called the Third Buddhist Council at —

Pataliputra

B

Magadha

C

Kalinga

D

Sarnath

Q 17.

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The number system ‘Zero’ was invented by —

A

Ramanujam

Aryabhatta

C

Patanjali

D

An unknown person

Q 18.

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Whose achievements are recorded in the Allahabad Pillar inscription —

A

Chandra Gupta Maurya

Samudra Gupta

C

Vikramaditya

D

Skand Gupta

Q 19.

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Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by —

A

Pratiharas

B

Rashtrakutas

C

Palas

Chalukyas

Q 20.

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In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year — —

A

260 BC

261 BC

C

126 BC

D

232 BC

Q 21.

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Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play —

Banabhatta

B

Harshavardhana

C

Baskaravardhana

D

Bindusara

Q 22.

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During which Gupta King’s reign did the Chinese traveller Fa-hien visit India —

A

Chandra Gupta I

B

Samudra Gupta

Chandra Gupta II

D

Kumara Gupta

Q 23.

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St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the —

A

Cheras

Parthians

C

Pandyas

D

Cholas

Q 24.

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--The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of -----

Pucca bricks

B

Stone

C

Wood

D

All of the above

Q 25.

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Who started the Saka Era and when —

A

Kadphises in 58 BC

B

Rudradaman I in AD 78

C

Vikramaditya in 58 BC

Kanishka in AD 78