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History Questions in UP Judiciary Exam - Previous Year Questions of Pre & Mains

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : May 15, 2023


Reader’s Digest - Welcome to the blog post where we will explore the history questions that are sure to come in UP Judiciary Exam! So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and get ready for the knowledgeable dose of some history questions!

On 10 December 2022, via an official notification, the UP Public Service Commission notified that the Prelims Exam will be held on 12 February 2023.

As per the UP PCS J Syllabus, the Prelims stage is divided into two papers - General Knowledge and Law. You must study history to maximise your score in the General Knowledge Paper.

To burst your cloud of doubts, history questions in UP Judiciary are not just based on the typical pattern of dates, years, dynasties, and battles but on conceptual information. 

History as a subject is quite lengthy. So, candidates must not study the entire length and breadth of the subject but rather study it as per the weightage allotted in the UP Judiciary Exam Pattern. However, the weightage of history questions in UP Judiciary is about 20-25 marks. Out of which, most questions are asked from Ancient History. 

Watch the video below for Ancient history preparation for judiciary exams. 

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The General Knowledge Paper's history section tests applicants’ historical knowledge of India and Indian Culture. This section comprises a variety of questions on the history of the UP. 

To simplify the judiciary preparation, the aspirants can divide the history into two parts - Indian Culture and Indian History. 

Further, the Indian history section is divided into three parts - Ancient India, Medieval India and Modern India.

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You must study history questions in UP Judiciary from the following topics:

  • Ancient History for Judiciary Exam: Explore the Indus Valley Civilization, the Maurya Empire, the Gupta Dynasty, and other important dynasties and events.
  • Medieval History for Judiciary Exam: Learn about the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, and Maratha Empire and their impact on India.
  • Modern History for Judiciary Exam: Understand the period of British rule, the Indian independence movement, and the formation of the Indian Constitution.
  • World History for Judiciary Exam: Analyse the significant events, innovations, and figures of world history, including the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Cold War.

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Refer to the list of following topics from Indian Culture:

  1. Indian Freedom Struggle
  2. Indian Civilisation
  3. Indian Epics
  4. Indian Religions
  5. Indian Languages
  6. Indian Architecture
  7. Indian Music and Dance
  8. Indian Cuisine
  9. Indian Festivals
  10. Indian Art and Crafts
  11. Indian Literature 

Previous Year History Questions in UP Judiciary Exam 

If preparing for the UP Judiciary Exam, you must be familiar with the importance of the previous year's history questions. The questions in this section often directly affect the candidate's success. 

History Questions in UP Judiciary Exam - Prelims (GK Paper)

Q1) Which personality is also sub-named (titled) as the following? (2018)

(i) Shaheed-e-Azam 

(ii) Swar Kokila 

(iii) Deshbandhu 

(iv) Dhing Express 

(v) Loknayak

Q2) Who are the authors of the following books? (2018)

(i) Judicial Reforms-Recent Global Trends 

(ii) We, the Nation

(iii) Matoshree

(iv) I Do What I Do 

(v) Swaraj 

Q3) Who said the following statements? (2018)

(i) Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara 

(ii) Back to the Vedas 

(iii) Jai Jagat 

(iv) Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan 

(v) Who lives if India dies 

Q4) What was the meaning of 'Renaissance'? Which duration of history is called the 'Period of Renaissance'? (2016)

Q5) Briefly discuss Rabindranath Tagore's role in the Banga-Bhanga Movement. (2016)

Q6) Discuss in brief the role of Gandhiji after the Chauri-Chaura incident. (2016)

Q7) What was 'Kamraj Plan'? Which six Central Ministers' resignations were accepted under this Plan? (2016)

Q8) Which personality is also sub-named (or titled) as the following? (2016)

  1. Missile man
  2. Lok Nayak
  3. Frontier Gandhi
  4. Iron Man (Loh Purush)
  5. Punjab Kesari

Q9) Who are the authors of the following books? (2016)

  1. Ashoka in Ancient India
  2. Citizen and Society
  3. All That Man Is
  4. One Indian Girl
  5. Modi"s Midas Touch on Foreign Policy 

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Q10) Who said the following statements? (2015)

  1. "1857 Revolution was not a Military Revolt; rather, it was a real National Revolution." 
  2. "Inqilab Zindabad." 
  3. "Freedom is our birthright, and we shall certainly get it."
  4. "Feel proud in announcing that we are Indian and every Indian is our brother." 
  5. "If country divides, it shall be on my dead body."

Q 11) Give the location and importance of the following: (2015)

(i) Eleventh rock edict of Ashoka 

(ii) Buland Darwaza 

(iii) Banawali 

(iv) Sarnath 

(v) Khusro Bagh

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Q 12) What were the reactions of Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah to the Government of India Act 1935? (2015)

Q 13) Who are the authors of the following books? (2015)

(i) Tahqiq-i-Hind 

(ii) Jai Somnath 

(iii) Soz-e-Watan 

(iv) The Man Who Divided India 

(v) Emerging India: Economics, Politics & Reforms

Q 14) Underline Moghul emperors' contribution to the literature development. (2013)

Q 15) (i) Who was the President of the Lahore Session of Congress in which the resolution of Poorna Swaraj was passed? (2013)

(ii) Which Gupta ruler is known as Indian Napolean? (2013)

(iii) Who headed the Press Committee of 1921 that looked into the functioning of press laws? (2013)

(iv) Who was the ablest of the Peshwa rulers? (2013)

(v) Which region was supposed to be the place of residence of Aryans, according to Lokmanya Tilak? (2013)

Q 16) In which State are the following situated and what is their importance? (2013) 

(i) Kokrajhar 

(ii) Bodh Gaya 

(iii) Ajanta 

(iv) Sriharikota 

(v) Perambur 

(vi) Narora 

(vii) Dilwara 

(viii) Kanchipuram 

(ix) Shantivan 

(x) Chittorgarh 

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Q 17) (i) Underline the contribution of Akbar and Dara Shikoh towards the development of Sanskrit literature. (2013) 

(ii) Discuss the role of the Nineteenth century reformist movements in improving the condition of Indian women. (2013)

Q 18) (i) The Mauryan had diplomatic relations with Syria. Name the Syrian ruler who was Ashoka's contemporary. (2013)

(ii) Who was controlling the Maratha power at the time of the death of Aurangzeb? (2013)

(iii) Name the two weekly papers of which Tilak was the editor. (2013)

Q 19) Which session of Indian National Congress was presided over by Mahatma Gandhi? (2013)

Q 20) How and when did Goa become a part of the Indian Republic? (2013)


We hope this blog solves all your doubts about the history questions in UP Judiciary Exams. Focus on Indian History for judiciary exams. Ace your GK history preparation for UP Judiciary. Good luck with your judiciary preparation. Happy Reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates can expect at least 20-25 questions from history in the Prelims Paper of UP PCS J.
Ancient History is the most scoring section in the UP Judiciary Exam.
Ancient history holds the most weightage in the UP PCS J Exam.
Yes. Studying history is essential for the UP PCS J Exam. 
Yes. Analysing the previous year's UP PCS J Papers, it can be concluded that Indian Culture holds a good weightage. Many questions based on titles, books, authors, and cultural literature were asked. 


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