Mughal Dynasty : Akbar– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. In which of the following places Akbar was enthroned on getting the information of Humayun’s death?

(a) Kabul
(b) Lahore
(c) Sirhind
(d) Kalanaur
(e) None of the above

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


2. The main aim of Akbar in fighting the Battle of Haldighati was –

(a) To subdue Rana Pratap
(b) To polarise Rajputs
(c) To satisfy the sentiments of Man Singh
(d) Imperial policy

[R.A.S. / R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


3. The Battle of Haldighati was fought in –

(a) 1756 A.D.
(b) 1576 A.D.
(c) 1756 B.C.
(d) l 576 B.C.

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


4. Who was the commander of Rana Pratap’s army in the Battle of Haldighati?

(a) Amar Singh
(b) Man Singh
(c) Hakim Khan
(d) Shakti Singh

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


5. Who was the Commander in Chief of Maharana Pratap’s Rajput Army in the ‘Battle of Haldighati’?

(a) Ibrahim Khan Gardi
(b) Hakim Khan Sur
(c) Tardi Beg
(d) Mohammed Lodi

[U.P.R.O/A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


6. Who was the Commander in Chief of the Rajput Army, besides Maharana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati?

(a) Ibrahim Gardi
(b) Hakim Sur
(c) Tardi Beg
(d) Mahmood Lodi

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2016]


7. The first matrimonial alliance with the Rajputs was established by Akbar with the house of :

(a) Bundelas
(b) Kachhwahas
(c) Rathore
(d) Sisodias

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


8. Which of the following families was the first to have a matrimonial alliance with Akbar?

(a) Rathore
(b) Sisodiya
(c) Kachhwaha
(d) Chauhan

[U.P. R.O./ A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


9. The Mausoleum (Dargah) of which Chishti Saint was visited by Akbar?

(a) Muinuddin Chishti
(b) Shaikh Nasimuddin Chirag Dehalvi
(c) Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
(d) Shaikh Farid Sanj-ai-Shakar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


10. Who among the following was personally killed by Akbar?

(a) Adham Khan
(b) Bairam Khan
(c) Baz Bahadur
(d) Pir Muhammad Khan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


11. Which of the following Rajputana state did not accept the supremacy of Akbar willingly?

(a) Amber
(b) Mewar
(c) Marwar
(d) Bikaner

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


12. Which Rajput ruler continued his struggle for independence against the Mughals and did not surrender?

(a) Raja Rai Singh of Bikaner
(b) Rao Chandrasena of Marwar
(c) Raja Bharmal of Amber
(d) Maharana Amar Singh of Mewar

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2012]


13. Durgavati, who fought against Akbar, was the queen of –

(a) Mandla
(b) Mandu
(c) Asirgarh
(d) Ramgarh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


14. Yousuf Shah Chak, the last Muslim ruler of Kashmir valley, was exiled to Bihar by the Mughal emperor Akbar and was buried in –

(a) Pataliputra
(b) Rajgir
(c) Munger
(d) Nalanda
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


15. Abul Fazl’s death was caused by –

(a) Prince Salim
(b) Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan
(c) Prince Murad
(d) Prince Daniyal

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


16. Which of one of the following factors is not conducive to establishing Akbar as a nationalist-

(a) Akbar had forsaken Islam
(b) Administrative unity and unity in Law
(c) Akbar’s effort at cultural unity
(d) Akbar’s religious policy

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


17. The causes of Akbar’s popularity were –
A. Mansabdari system B. Religious policy
C. Land Revenue System D. Social reforms
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below :

(a) A and B
(b) B only
(c) C only
(d) A, B, C, D

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


18. Who of the following Muslim rulers abolished the pilgrimage tax?

(a) Bahlul Lodi
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Humayun
(d) Akbar

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


19. Who among the following emperors may be called “an enlightened despot”?

(a) Babur
(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Aurangzeb

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


20. Who among the following had ordered that a man should marry only one wife and could marry another only when the first wife was barren?

(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Akbar
(d) None of the above

[.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


21. Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?
1. Akbar tried to fix the age of marriage for boys and girls.
2. Akbar gave freedom to girls to marry at their own will and not under parental pressure.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


22. Reign of Akbar is known for :
(1) Annexation of regions
(2) Provincial administrative system
(3) Judicial Administration
(4) His religious intolerance
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1,2 and 3
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) All above

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


23. The head of the military department under the recognized central machinery of administration during Akbar’s reign was :

(a) Diwan
(b) Mir Bakshi
(c) Mir Saman
(d) Bakshi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


24. The military system in the reign of Akbar was based on :

(a) Mansabdari
(b) Zamindari
(c) Feudalistic
(d) Ain-i-Dahsala

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


25. The first person to be given the proper status of the Diwan by Akbar was –

(a) Asaf Khan
(b) Munim Khan
(c) Muzaff ar Khan Turbati
(d) Raja Todarmal

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2003, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2002]


26. The Mansabdari System introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system followed in –

(a) Afghanistan
(b) Turkey
(c) Mongolia
(d) Persia

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1994]


27. Assertion (A): During the time of Akbar, for every ten cavalrymen, the mansabdars had to maintain twenty horses.
Reason (R): Horses had to be rested while on the march and replacements were necessary in times of war.

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not a correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


28. Zabti system was introduced by –

(a) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
(b) Sikandar Lodi
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Akbar

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


29. In which measures Todarmal achieved fame?

(a) Military campaign
(b) Land Revenue
(c) Humor
(d) Painting

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


30. Consider the following statements related to the mughal emperor Akbar and choose the correct answer:
Statement I: ‘Tansen’ was the title given to Rambali Pandey by the Mughal emperor Akbar
Statement II: Akbar was married to the sister of Raja Man Singh
Statement III: Abul Fazl was the author of ‘Ain-i-Akbari’
Statement IV: Raja Todarmal was the commander-in-chief of Akbar’s army

(a) Only Statements I and II are correct
(b) Only Statements III and IV are correct
(c) Only Statement III is correct
(d) Only Statement IV is correct

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


31. Which revenue system among the following is also known as the Bandobast System?

(a) Zabti
(b) Dahsala
(c) Nasq
(d) Kankut

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


32. Which among the following systems of levying land revenue in Deccan was prevalent during the reign of Akbar?

(a) Kankut
(b) Number of plows
(c) Zabt
(d) Ghallabhakshi

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


33. Todarmal was associated to –

(a) Law
(b) Land Revenue Reforms
(c) Literature
(d) Music

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


34. Who among the following was the connecting link between Sher Shah and Akbar inland revenue administrative measures?

(a) Birbal
(b) Todarmal
(c) Bhagwandas
(d) Bharmal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


35. During the Akbar period, the land revenue system “ Ain-iDahsala” was developed by :

(a) Shahnawaz Khan
(b) Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan
(c) Todarmal
(d) Mulla Do Pyaza

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2010]


36. Akbar launched “Din-i-Ilahi” in the year_____

(a) 1570
(b) 1578
(c) 1581
(d) 1582

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


37. Which ruler had promoted ‘’Din-i-Ilahi?

(a) Babur
(b) Akbar
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Shah Jahan

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


38. Who promulgated Din-e-elahi?

(a) Babar
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. Re-Exam (Pre) 2020]


39. Which historian said ‘’Din-i-Ilahi’’ is a religion?

(a) Abul Fazl
(b) Abdul Qadir Badauni
(c) Nizamuddin
(d) None of these

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


40. Who constructed Ibadat Khana?

(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Akbar
(d) Firuz Tughluq

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


41. Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was –

(a) The mosque for the use of the Royal Family
(b) Akbar’s private prayer chamber
(c) The hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions
(d) The room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


42. Which monument is not at Fatehpur Sikri?

(a) Golden Palace
(b) Panch Mahal
(c) Jodha Bai Palace
(d) Akbari Mahal

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


43. Which historical monument in Delhi is a synthesis of Persian and Indian styles of Architecture?

(a) Qutb Minar
(b) Lodi’s Tomb
(c) Humayun’s Tomb
(d) Red Fort

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2003]


44. The theory of ‘’Sulh-i-Kul’’ was promulgated by :-

(a) Nizamuddin Auliya
(b) Akbar
(c) Zainul Abidin
(d) Shaikh Nasiruddin Chirag

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


45. The concept of ‘Sulh-i-Kul’ (universal peace and fraternity) adopted by Akbar was the result of 

(a) Political generosity
(b) Religious tolerance
(c) Liberal cultural attitude
(d) All the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


46. Against which Mughal Emperor was a ‘Fatwa’ issued from Jaunpur?

(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Aurangzeb

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


 47. Consider the following statements :
Assertion(A): Constructed ‘’Buland Darwaza’’at Fatehpur Sikri.
Reason(R): Akbar built this monument to commemorate the birth of his son Jahangir.
Which one of the following is correct in reference to the above:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are Wrong, but (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


48. Which of the following has been built by Akbar?

(a) Buland Darwaza
(b) Jama Masjid
(c) Qutb Minar
(d) Taj Mahal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


49. Which of the following Mughal Emperors introduced educational reforms?

(a) Jahangir
(b) Shah Jahan
(c) Humayun
(d) Akbar

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


50. The finest monuments constructed by Akbar are found in–

(a) Agra Fort
(b) Lahore Fort
(c) Allahabad Fort
(d) Fatehpur Sikri

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


51. Which monument was built by Akbar and was architected like a Buddhist Monastery?

(a) Panch Mahal
(b) Diwan-i-Khas
(c) Jodha Bai Mahal
(d) Buland Darwaza

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


52. Akbar was constructed in Fatehpur Sikri –

(a) Moti Mahal
(b) Panch Mahal
(c) Rang Mahal
(d) Heera Mahal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


53. Jahangir Mahal is located at –

(a) Delhi
(b) Aurangabad
(c) Agra
(d) Lahore

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


54. Where is the Tomb of Akbar located?

(a) Sikandara
(b) Agra
(c) Aurangabad
(d) Fatehpur Sikri

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


55. Which of the following forts was not constructed in the reign of Akbar?

(a) Red Fort of Delhi
(b) Agra Fort
(c) Allahabad Fort
(d) Lahore Fort

[U.P.P.C.S. (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2015]


56. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists :

List-I  List-II
(Emperors) (Tombs)
A. Babur 1. Lahore
B. Akbar 2. Agra
C. Jahangir 3. Kabul
D. Shah Jahan 4. Sikandara

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 2 1 3 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


57. Match List- 1 (Mughal Ruler) with List- 2 (Place of Tomb) on the basis of codes –

List-I  List-II
(Mughal Ruler) (Place of Tomb)
A. Babur 1. Delhi
B. Humayun 2. Kabul
C. Akbar 3. Lahore
D. Jahangir 4. Sikandara

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 3 2 1

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


58. The translation of the Mahabharat into Persian in the time of Akbar was carried out under the supervision of :

(a) Utbi
(b) Naziri
(c) Abul Fazl
(d) Faizi

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999]


59. Who among the following translated the Mahabharata into Persian?

(a) Abdul Qadir Badauni
(b) Abul Fazl
(c) Nizamuddin Ahmad
(d) Shaikh Mubarak

[U.P. R.O./ A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


60. The Persian translation of the Mahabharat is titled as–

(a) Anwar-i-Suhaili
(b) Razmnama
(c) Hasht Bahisht
(d) Ayar Danish

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


61. The Persian translation of Mahabharata, which was done in the 16th century is called

(a) Alamgirnama
(b) Razmanama
(c) Hamzanama
(d) Badshahnama

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


62. “Rajm-nama” is the Persian translation of which Hindu text?

(a) Ramayana
(b) Mahabashya
(c) Mahabharata
(d) Ashtadhyayi

[U.P.R.O/A.R.O. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2016]


63. Who translated the Ramayan into the Persian language in accordance with the wishes of Akbar?

(a) Abul Fazl
(b) Abul Qadir Badauni
(c) Faizi
(d) Abdr Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


64. Who among the following translated Ramayana into the Persian language?

(a) Mulla Sheri
(b) Abul Fazl
(c) Faizi
(d) Abdul Qadir Badauni

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


65. Who wrote Tabaqat-i-Akbari?

(a) Abul Fazal
(b) Abdul Qadir Badauni
(c) Akbar Khan Sarwani
(d) Nizamuddin Ahmed

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]

66. Who of the following was awarded the honor of “Zari qalam” by King Akbar :

(a) Muhammad Hussain
(b) Muqammal Khan
(c) Abdussamad
(d) Mir Sayyid Ali

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


67. The Jain monk who stayed for a few years in the Court of Akbar and was honored with the title of Jagadguru was

(a) Hemachandra
(b) Hari Vijay Suri
(c) Jinasena
(d) Umaswati

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


68. Famous Jain Scholar who was respected by Akbar?

(a) Chandraprabhu Suri
(b) Hari Vijay Suri
(c) Pushpadant
(d) Yashobhadra

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


69. The famous painter of Mughal Emperor Akbar was –

(a) Abul Hasan
(b) Daswant
(c) Kisan Das
(d) Ustad Mansoor

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


70. European paintings were introduced in the court of -:

(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan
(e) None of the above/ More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C (Pre.) 2017]


71. ‘Jaswant and Dasawan’ famous painters were courtiers of the Mughal emperor :

(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Aurangzeb
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


72. Who was the ruler of India when the English East India Company was formed?

(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Humayun
(e) None of the above/ More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C (Pre.) 2017]


73. Indian ruler, a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth I of England, was

(a) Akbar
(b) Shah Jahan
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Bahadur Shah

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


74. The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is :

(a) Malik Muhammad Jaisi
(b) Amir Khusrau
(c) Raskhan
(d) Abul Fazl

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


75. First Englishman who visited Akbar’s court was –

(a) Ralph Fitch
(b) Sir Thomas Roe
(c) John Hawkins
(d) Peter Mundi

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


76. Arrange the following events of Akbar’s regime in their chronological order :
1. Abolition of Jizya
2. Construction of Ibadat Khana
3. Singing of Mahzar
4. Foundation of Din-i-Ilahi
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 2, 3, 4, 1
(c) 1, 3, 2, 4
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006, U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


77. Akbar merged Bengal and Bihar in his empire :

(a) 1590 A.D.
(b) 1575 A.D.
(c) 1576 A.D.
(d) 1572 A.D.

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]