PSC Repeated Questions on Revolt of 1857

Previous Year PSC Questions on Revolt of 1857
This post lists some of the previous years' repeated PSC questions and answers on 'Revolt of 1857.'

Revolt of 1857

  • ഇന്ത്യയുടെ ഒന്നാം സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യ സമരം എന്ന് അറിയപ്പെടുന്നത് – 1857-ലെ വിപ്ലവം. (Previous PSC Questions: Tradesman 2018)
  • The First War of Indian Independence took place in – 1857. (Previous PSC Questions: Draftsman Grade-III(Civil)/Overseer Grade-III(Civil)/Tracer( Special .st), Harbor Engineering, 2015)
    • ഇന്ത്യയുടെ ഒന്നാം സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യസമരം നടന്ന വർഷം – 1857. (Previous PSC Questions: Security Guard- Government Secretariat 2018)
  • The revolt of 1857 started at – Meerut. (Previous PSC Questions: Vocational Instructor in Fisheries 2018, Senior Lecturer in Tuberculosis and Respiratory 2018)
    • ഒന്നാം സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യ സമരം പൊട്ടിപ്പുറപ്പെട്ടത് എവിടെ – മീററ്റ്. (Previous PSC Questions: LGS 2018; LDC Ernakulam 2014)
    • The Revolt of 1857 broke out at – Meerut. (Previous PSC Questions: Lineman Public Works 2018)
    • Revolt of 1857 began at Meerut near Delhi on – 10th May 1857. (Previous PSC Questions: DTP Operator, Information And Public Relations, 2017)
  • Who among the following English men described the 1857 Revolt was a 'National Rising'?(Previous PSC Questions: Secretariat Assistant 2015)
    • (A) T.R. Holmes (B) James Mill (C) Benjamin Disraeli (D) Sir James Outram
  • Which of the following was the main reason for the outbreak of 1857 revolt? (Previous PSC Questions: Vocational Instructor in Fisheries 2018)
    • (A) Introduction of Enfield rifle (B) Introduction of Doctrine of Lapse (C) Introduction of Subsidiary alliance (D) Both (A) and (B)
  • Who was the Governor-General of India during the Revolt of 1857 – Lord Canning. (Previous PSC Questions: Junior Assistant KSFE /KSEB/KSRTC 2018, Company/ Corporation Assistant & Assistant Information Officer, 2018)
    • Name the Governor-General when the 1857 revolt broke out – Lord Canning. (Previous PSC Questions: Women Civil Excise Officer 2018)
  • Which of the following was not the centers of the Revolt of 1857? (Previous PSC Questions: Computer Programmer, Technical Education (Engg.Colleges), 2015)
    • (A) Delhi (B) Kanpur (C) Lucknow (D) Madras
  • ”The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was not one was many.” The above statement has been made by – C.A. Bayly. (Previous PSC Questions: Pharmacist, Grade-II, 2016)
  • ’Vellore Mutiny’ was the first instance of a mutiny by the Indian Sepoys against the British East India Company. It predates even the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 by nearly half a century. When did it take place? – May 10, 1806. (Previous PSC Questions: Secretariat Assistant, 2007)

Leaders of the Revolt of 1857

  • Jhansi – Rani Lakshmi Bhai
  • Kanpur – Nana Sahib
  • Gwalior – Thantya Tope
  • Delhi – Bahadur Shah II, General Bhakth Khan
  • Bareilly – Khan Bahadur
  • Lucknow – Begum Hazrat Mahal & Ahmadullah
  • Jagdishpur (Ara) – Kunwar Singh

Bahadur Shah II

  • At Delhi, the revolt of 1857 was led by – Bahadur Shah II. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Professor Architecture 2018)
    • 1857-ലെ മഹത്തായ വിപ്ലവത്തിന് നേതൃത്വം നൽകിയ മുഗൾ ചക്രവർത്തി – ബഹദൂർഷ II. (Previous PSC Questions: Women Police Constable NCA 2018)
    • Who was the leader of the revolt of 1857 in Delhi – Bahadur Shah II. (Previous PSC Questions: Laboratory Technician Grade II, Animal Husbandry, 2015, Assistant Engineer(Mechanical), Plantation Corporation, 2015)
    • Who was made the leader of 1857 revolt – Bahadur Shah II. (Previous PSC Questions: Vocational Instructor-Maintenance & Repairs of Automobiles, VHSE, 2018)
  • In the course of the Rebellion of 1857______ was proclaimed emperor of India – Bahadur Shah II. (Previous PSC Questions: Junior Instructor in Milk and Milk Products 2018)

Jhansi Rani

  • What was the real name of Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai – Manikarnika. (Previous PSC Questions: Junior Chemist Mining & Geology 2018)
    • ഝാൻസി റാണിയുടെ യഥാർത്ഥ നാമം – മണികർണിക. (Previous PSC Questions: Police Constable Driver 2018)
  • In the revolt of 1857, Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi was defeated by the English General – Hugh Rose. (Previous PSC Questions: Assistant Professor in Pathology 2018
    • Which of the following European officers defeated Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi during the Revolt of 1857 – General Hugh Rose. (Previous PSC Questions: Civil Police Officer 2018)

Rest of the Leaders

  • 1857-ലെ ഒന്നാം സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യ സമര കാലത്ത് ലക്നൗവിൽ സമരം നയിച്ചതാര് – ബീഗം ഹസ്രത്ത് മഹൽ. (Previous PSC Questions: Ayah 2018)
    • ശിപായി ലഹള എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന 1857-ലെ കലാപത്തെ 'ലക്നൗവിൽ ' നയിച്ചത് ആരാണ്? ബീഗം ഹസ്രത്ത് മഹൽ (SSLC Main: Assistant Salesman, 2021)
  • Maulavi Ahammadullah led the 1857 Revolt in – Faizabad. (Previous PSC Questions: Civil Police Officer 2018)
  • The Revolt of 1857 led at Kanpur by – Nana Sahib. (Previous PSC Questions: Perfusionist 2018)
    • Who was the leader of the revolt of 1857 in Kanpur? Nana Saheb. (Previous PSC Questions: Deputy Collector, 2019)
    • The adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II was fought in the Revolt of 1857 – Nana Sahib. (Previous PSC Questions: Pharmacist II 2018)
  • ബിഹാറിൽ ഒന്നാം സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യ സമരം നയിച്ചത് ആരായിരുന്നു? കൺവീർ സിംഗ്. (Previous PSC Questions: LDC Alappuzha, 2014)
  • An important center of 1857 revolt was Barout in Uttar Pradesh. Who led the Revolt at Barout – Shah Mal. (Previous PSC Questions: Clinical Psychologist 2018)
    • Who was the leader of 1857 revolt in Baraut Pargana in Uttar Pradesh – Shah Mal. (Previous PSC Questions: Civil Excise Officer, 2017)
  • Who was the leader Revolt of 1857 in Bareilly – Khan Bahadur. (Previous PSC Questions: Cine Assistant- Unit Boy (NCA), Film Development Corporation, 2014)

Results of 1857

  • First Martyr of the Revolt of 1857 is – Mangal Pandey. (Previous PSC Questions: Junior Instructor Machinist 2018)
    • The first martyr of 1857 revolt – Mangal Pandey. (Previous PSC Questions: Electrician (Ground Water, Printing, Agriculture, Kerala Ceramics), 2015, Librarian Grade IV, Kerala Common Pool Library, 2016)
    • The pioneer martyr of 1857 Revolt – Mangal Pandey. (Previous PSC Questions: Block Panchayat 2016)
    • Who was the first victim in the Revolt of 1857 – Mangal Pandey. (Previous PSC Questions: Junior Instructor - Industrial Training 2018, Junior Instructor(Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant English) 2018)
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