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All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

Indian culture Test - 4

Que.1

Which of the following statements are correct about Gaudiya Nritya?
1. It is a Bengali classical dance tradition.
2. The antiquity of Gaudiya Nritya is based on literature, sculpture and paintings.
3. It is recognised as an Indian classical dance by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

1 and 3

D.

All

Que.2

Consider the following statements related to the features of coins during the Ancient India:
1. Indo-Greeks coins were made up of silver, inscripted with the Greek gods and goddesses rather than portraits of the issuer.
2.Kushan Coins portrayed the inscriptions of Siva, Buddha and Kartikeya.
3.Satvahanas coins were made up of copper and carried the motifs of fauna.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A.

1 and 3

B.

Only 2

C.

2 and 3

D.

All

Que.3

Which of the following are the Ancient India's contributions in the field of astronomy?
1.The calculation of occurrences of eclipses.
2.Determination of Earth's cir-cumference.
3.Determination of number of planets under our solar system.
4.Keeping track of the constellations.
Codes:

A.

1, 2 and 3

B.

Only 1

C.

1 and 2

D.

All

Que.4

Consider the following statements about  Nalanda University:
1.It is an international institution of academic excellence.
2.Thailand has committed to the establishment of the Nalanda University Library.
3.Members of East Asia Summit (EAS)are signatories to the MoU with India on the establishment of Nalanda University.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 3

C.

1 and 2

D.

All

Que.5

Identify the correct period from the following options:
1.The kings patronized the classical Sanskrit literature.
2.They helped liberally the scholars and poets of Sanskrit.
3.Many great poets, dramatists and scholars appeared during this period.
4.The  works in Sanskrit reached great heights.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:

A.

Post-medieval period

B.

Vijayanagara period

C.

Vedic period

D.

Gupta Period

Que.6

Which of the following pairs of the symbols and motifs on South Indian coin with their dynasties are correctly matched?
1.Pallava: Bull
2.Chera: Bow and Arrow
3.Chola: Eight-petalled lotus
4.Yadavas: Tiger
Codes:

 

A.

1, 2 and 3

B.

3 and 4

C.

1 and 2

D.

2, 3 and 4

Que.7

Consider the following statements about the role of Christian Missionaries:
1.They published dictionaries and grammar in several local languages.
2.They had established printing presses for printing literature in English for the benefit of the new, or would-be converts.
3.The missionaries also taught in English language replacing vernacular for spreading Christainity.
Which of the above stated roles is/are correct:

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 2

C.

1, 2 and 3

D.

2 and 3

Que.8

Which of the following statements is/are correct about architecture of "Harappan Civilization"?
1.Residential buildings were located in the lower town.
2.A distinct feature of houses were presence of double storey marked with absence of "Courtyard".
3.Privacy was of the highest concern , while building house.
4.Every house has it's own bathroom and drainage link.
Codes:

A.

1, 2 and 3

B.

1, 3 and 4

C.

1 and 4

D.

All

Que.9

Which of the following statements is/are correct related to Indian literature?
1.Hindi was evolved during the Apabhramsa stage.
2.Prithviraj Raso is supposed to be the first book in the Sanskrit language.
3.Surdas wrote Sur Sagar in Sanskrit.
4.Bharatendu Harishchandra was one of the earliest to produce poems in Hindi.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Codes:

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 4

C.

2, 3 and 4

D.

1, 2 and 3

Que.10

Which of the following contributions of different dynasties to the architectural development in India is/are correct?
1.Sunga Dynasty: Enlarged the Sanchi Stupa built during the reign of Ashoka.
2.Satvahanas Dynasty: Patronized the Amravati School of Sculpture.
3.Kushanas Dynasty: Monumental images of Yaksha, Yakhinis and animals formed the part of sculpture.
Codes:

A.

1 and 2

B.

Only 2

C.

Only 3

D.

All

Que.11

Consider the following statements:
i.Vivekananda's neo-Advaita reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism.
ii.The Ramkrishna Mission does not consider itself to be a sect of Hinduism.
iii.He was for using technology and modern science in the service of mankind.
Which of the above statements are correct?

A.

Only 1 & 2

B.

Only 2 & 3

C.

Only 1 & 3

D.

All of the above

Que.12

What is theravali in Jainism?

 

A.

It contains rules for the ascetics namely the rules for the rainy reason.

B.

The second section of the Jain Kalpasutra containing a list of schools (gana) and their heads etc.

C.

The code of conduct prescribed for the monks.

D.

None of the above.

Que.13

Which of the following statements about Third Buddhist Council is/are true?
i.It was presided over by the elder Moggaliputta Tissa.
ii.The Abhidhamma Pitaka was established in this Council.
iii.One of the most significant achievements was the sending forth of monks to teach Dhamma in nine different countries.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A.

Only 1 & 2

B.

Only 1 & 3

C.

Only 2 & 3

D.

All of the above

Que.14

Correctly match the following
Column A   Column B
1.Siksha    A. Rituals
2.Nirukta    B. Astrology 
3.Kalpa      C. Pronunciation
4.Jyotisha  D. Etymology
Codes:

 

A.

1 - A, 2 - C, 3 - D, 4 - B

B.

1 - C, 2 - D, 3 - A, 4 - B

C.

1 - A, 2 - B, 3 - C, 4 - D

D.

1 - C, 2 - B, 3 - A, 4 - D

Que.15

Correctly match the following
Books                         Authors
1.Devichandraguptam   A.Varahamihira
2.Kavyamimamsa        B. Rajasekhara
3.Kadambari                C. Vishakhadatta
4.Mrichchakatika          D. Sudraka
5.Brihat Samhita           E. Ban
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A.

1 - C, 2 - B, 3 - E, 4 – D, 5 - A

B.

1 - A, 2 - D, 3 - C, 4 – E, 5 - B

C.

1 - B, 2 - A, 3 - D, 4 – C, 5 – E

D.

1 - D, 2 - C, 3 - A, 4 – B, 5 – E

Que.16

The well-known seated figure of fasting Siddhartha of Gandhara School is depicted with hands in

 

A.

Bhumisparsa mudra

B.

Dharmachakra mudra

C.

Dhyana mudra

D.

Abhaya mudra

Que.17

Consider the following features about Vijaynagar temple architecture?
1.Temple pillars often have engravings of charging horses.
2.The Mandapas are built on square or polygonal plinths and have ornate stepped entrances on one side.
Which of the above statements are incorrect?

 

A.

Only 1

B.

Only 2

C.

Both 1 & 2

D.

Neither 1 nor 2

Que.18

Consider the following statements regarding Bhakti movement:
1.It originated in the Seventh Century Maharashtra & then spread to the rest of India.
2.The movement started with the Shaiva Nayanars and the Vaishnava Alvars.
3.The Bhakti saints mostly belonged to upper section of society.
Which of the above statements are incorrect?

A.

Only 1 & 2

B.

Only 2 & 3

C.

Only 1 & 3

D.

All of the above

Que.19

Which of the following statements with respect to the different religions are correct?
1.Confucianism teaches that individual should fulfill one's role in society with propriety, honor, and loyalty.
2.Zoroastrians are fire-worshippers as fire represents God's light.
3.Shinto teaches important ethical principles but has no commandments.
Codes:

 

A.

1 and 3

B.

2 and 3

C.

1 and 2

D.

None

Que.20

According to the recent report by the Archaeological Survey of India, which of the following statement related to Indus Valley civilisation is/are correct?
1.Rakhigarhi in Haryana has been declared as the biggest excavation site of Harappancivilisation.
2.Mohenjo-daro has been declared as the oldest excavation site of Harappancivilisation.
3.Bhirrana in  Haryana has been declared as the oldest excavation site of Harappancivilisation.
Codes:

 

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 3

C.

1 and 2 

D.

All

Que.21

Which of the following prominent personalities are associated with Indian Classical Dance?
1.Sonal Man Singh
2.BirjuMaharaj
3.AnjolieElaMenon
Codes:

 

A.

1 and 2

B.

2 and 3

C.

Only 2

D.

All

Que.22

Which of the following is correctly matched?
1.SangeetNatakAkademi is an Autonomous body of Ministry of Culture.
2.Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory organisation, constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
3.National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) is a statutory body of  Ministry of Statistics.
Codes:

 

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 2

C.

2 and 3

D.

Only 2

Que.23

Consider the following statements related to AYUSH:
1.Ayurveda is the oldest health practice and has been associated with Rig Veda.
2.Unani system of medicine has originated in Greece but was brought to India by Arabs and Persians.
3.Naturopathy system of medicine was discovered by German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

A.

Only 1

B.

1 and 2

C.

2 and 3

D.

1 and 3

Que.24

Recently the Ministry of Tourism has launched National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) to beautify and improve the amenities and infrastructure at pilgrimage centres of all faiths. Which of the following pilgrimage centres from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been included under the scheme?

 

A.

Mathura, Varanasi and Kedarnath.

B.

Varanasi, Ayodhya, Kedarnath and Badrinath.

C.

Sarnath, Ayodhya and Badrinath.

D.

Mathura, Ayodhya, Varanasi and Kedarnath.

Que.25

Which of the following definition of criteria used by UNESCO for declaring a language as endangered are correct?
1.Definitely endangered: Children no longer learn the language as mother tongue in the home.
2.Severely endangered: Language is spoken by grandparents and older generations; while the parent generation may understand it, they do not speak it to children or among themselves.
3.Extinct: It is no longer the first tongue that infants learn in their homes, and that the last speaker who did learn the language has passed on within the last five decades.
4.Critically Endangered: High antiquity of its early texts/ recorded history over a period of 1500-2000 years but not spoken now.
Codes:

 

A.

1, 2 and 3

B.

2, 3 and 4

C.

1, 3 and 4

D.

All

Rank List

 
Rank
Name
Marks Obtained
kowsalya
1
kowsalya
50.00
Pavan Kumar Galiveeti
3
Pavan Kumar Galiveeti
25.38
S. Sowmya
5
S. Sowmya
24.72
ankita
7
ankita
23.38
Agrish Sharma
9
Agrish Sharma
20.00
sandeep kumar pathak
11
sandeep kumar pathak
19.40
Ramnaresh
13
Ramnaresh
18.08
sanmoy
15
sanmoy
18.06
Pradeep
17
Pradeep
18.04
sarbajeet
19
sarbajeet
16.74
aakash veswal
21
aakash veswal
16.72
BRAHM
23
BRAHM
14.06
MOHAMMED JAFFER
25
MOHAMMED JAFFER
14.06
natarajan
27
natarajan
12.76
mahitosh maheep
29
mahitosh maheep
12.08
Naina Agarwal
31
Naina Agarwal
11.40
SHREYAS
33
SHREYAS
10.74
waqar younis
35
waqar younis
10.72
Sukhbir
37
Sukhbir
9.42
SUPRADEEP
39
SUPRADEEP
8.76
lokendra meena
41
lokendra meena
8.74
Mayur Pethkar
43
Mayur Pethkar
8.72
bharath
45
bharath
8.70
Shikha Dwivedi
47
Shikha Dwivedi
8.68
BHOOKYA DINESH
49
BHOOKYA DINESH
8.06
Deepanshu Sharma
51
Deepanshu Sharma
5.36
Pratik
53
Pratik
4.72
ashwini
55
ashwini
4.68
Tribeni Das
57
Tribeni Das
4.06
chaitanya sanjay kalamkar
59
chaitanya sanjay kalamkar
3.44
ravi kumar
61
ravi kumar
3.40
Gaurav anand
63
Gaurav anand
2.78
shyltwain
65
shyltwain
2.76
Pooja
67
Pooja
2.12
Dibyojyoti chatterje
69
Dibyojyoti chatterje
2.12
Ramanujam Siddharth
71
Ramanujam Siddharth
2.12
Tinish
73
Tinish
2.08
Tarunkumar
75
Tarunkumar
2.00
ankit kumar
77
ankit kumar
1.34
umapathi
79
umapathi
0.68
mohd haseen
81
mohd haseen
0.00
PKM
83
PKM
0.00
Venkatraman
85
Venkatraman
0.00
ravindra
87
ravindra
0.00
jaganjohn
89
jaganjohn
0.00
saurabhsangat
91
saurabhsangat
0.00
rajeev
93
rajeev
0.00
Rajarshi Majumder
95
Rajarshi Majumder
0.00
Abhishek K
97
Abhishek K
0.00
CHANDRA PRAKASH
99
CHANDRA PRAKASH
0.00
YASHWANT
101
YASHWANT
0.00
aashishjosephdavis
103
aashishjosephdavis
0.00
pk
105
pk
0.00
107
0.00
Tejaswi
109
Tejaswi
0.00
Harsh Kushwaha
111
Harsh Kushwaha
0.00
ARUL MOZHI
113
ARUL MOZHI
0.00
Prasada Rao
115
Prasada Rao
0.00
aarti sharma
117
aarti sharma
0.00
Narasimha Sandeep
119
Narasimha Sandeep
0.00
sheik
121
sheik
0.00
Sumit Machra
123
Sumit Machra
0.00
SUBHASHIS
125
SUBHASHIS
0.00
harisha
127
harisha
0.00
anusha
129
anusha
0.00
anjani
131
anjani
0.00
RAJESH RAVI
133
RAJESH RAVI
0.00
ram pratap kumar
135
ram pratap kumar
0.00
Amitkumargupta
137
Amitkumargupta
0.00
Surya Kumar Shukla
139
Surya Kumar Shukla
0.00
bhupendre
141
bhupendre
0.00
S PANDIYARAJAN
143
S PANDIYARAJAN
0.00
Aloke Kumar Saha
145
Aloke Kumar Saha
0.00
pro
147
pro
0.00
anjibabu
149
anjibabu
0.00
Priyadarshini
151
Priyadarshini
0.00
Abhinav
153
Abhinav
0.00
AMANULLAH TAK
155
AMANULLAH TAK
0.00
nitin
157
nitin
0.00
159
0.00
Ankush Bansal
161
Ankush Bansal
0.00
jijo
163
jijo
0.00
gowtham
165
gowtham
0.00
sapna jaim
167
sapna jaim
0.00
ISHA
169
ISHA
0.00
Lovejot
171
Lovejot
0.00
SARAH NASREEN
173
SARAH NASREEN
0.00
aakash kumar
175
aakash kumar
0.00
MUHAMMED ARFATH
177
MUHAMMED ARFATH
0.00
Sandeep
179
Sandeep
0.00
Trishee Goyal
181
Trishee Goyal
0.00
Hani jassal
183
Hani jassal
0.00
Anjali Pandey
185
Anjali Pandey
0.00
G SATHISH
187
G SATHISH
0.00
Mukesh
189
Mukesh
0.00
sathishkumar
191
sathishkumar
0.00
Shareen E Sunny
193
Shareen E Sunny
0.00
imran
195
imran
0.00
shiva
197
shiva
0.00
 V SIVA NAIK
199
V SIVA NAIK
0.00
Junaid Rahman
201
Junaid Rahman
0.00
Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
203
Jeevaraj Radhakrishnan
0.00
vidya
205
vidya
0.00
Burad ANIL
207
Burad ANIL
0.00
209
0.00
anamika
211
anamika
0.00
Sathish
213
Sathish
0.00
Rakshit Sharma
215
Rakshit Sharma
0.00
sai swaroop
217
sai swaroop
0.00
karthikeyan
219
karthikeyan
0.00
Karthi
221
Karthi
0.00
V D Srikar
223
V D Srikar
0.00
mvssp
225
mvssp
0.00
Satish Kumar
227
Satish Kumar
0.00
jadeja pruthvirajsinh
229
jadeja pruthvirajsinh
0.00
rahul gautam
231
rahul gautam
0.00
anil
233
anil
0.00
Jyoti Sharma
235
Jyoti Sharma
0.00
aditya kumar jha
237
aditya kumar jha
0.00
RATIKANTA  PRADHAN
239
RATIKANTA PRADHAN
0.00
anjali
241
anjali
0.00
jathavi
243
jathavi
0.00
MALLESWARI NAGIDI
245
MALLESWARI NAGIDI
0.00
muthuvadde
247
muthuvadde
0.00
Pauras
249
Pauras
0.00
Dynamic Nitesh
251
Dynamic Nitesh
-0.64
Jivan Ghodke
253
Jivan Ghodke
-0.66
GOPINATHAN
255
GOPINATHAN
-0.66
Aju K Raju
257
Aju K Raju
-0.66
SAURABH KUMAR
259
SAURABH KUMAR
-0.66
Yatindra
261
Yatindra
-0.66
arif
263
arif
-1.32
APURVA THAKRE
265
APURVA THAKRE
-1.90
chinmay krovvidi
267
chinmay krovvidi
-1.96
UTSAV BHARDWAJ
269
UTSAV BHARDWAJ
-1.98
devesh
271
devesh
-2.56
siddappa
273
siddappa
-3.20
Swapnil tiwari
275
Swapnil tiwari
-3.24
Jega
277
Jega
-4.56
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