Political Organizations Established Before Congress – Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The first Political Organization established in India in 1838 was known as

(a) British India Society
(b) Bengal British India Society
(c) Settlers Association
(d) Zamindari Association

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


2. Which one of the following submitted 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding India’s direct representation in the British Parliament?

(a) The Deccan Association
(b) The Indian Association
(c) The Madras Mahajan Sabha
(d) The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


3. Who was the founder of the Indian Association?

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) A.O. Hume
(d) Surendranath Banerjee

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


4. Who amongst the following was the founder of ‘Indian Association’

(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) S.N. Banerjee

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


5. The most important of the pre-Congress Nationalist Organisation was the

(a) Bengal British India Society
(b) East India Association
(c) Young Bengal Association
(d) Indian Association of Calcutta

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


6. Which one of the following Indian leaders was dismissed by the British from the Indian Civil Service?

(a) Satyendranath Tagore
(b) Surendranath Banerji
(c) R.C. Dutt
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

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


7. Which of the following year Surendra Nath Banerjee was eliminated from Indian Civil Services?

(a) 1874 AD
(b) 1877 AD
(c) 1885 AD
(d) 1892 AD
(e) None of the above/ More than one of the above

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


8. Name the organization formed by Surendranath Banerjee which merged with the Indian National Congress in 1886:

(a) East India Association
(b) London India Society
(c) Indian Association
(d) Indian National Conference

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


9. Who was the first Indian to resist the political reforms?

(a) Dadabhai Naroji
(b) Surendra Nath
(c) Ram Mohan Roy
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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


10. Arrange the following organizations on the basis of their correct order:
1. Bombay Association 2. Madras Mahajan Sabha
3. Indian Association 4. Indian League
Code :

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

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


11. The Madras Mahajan Sabha was established in the year-

(a) 1880
(b) 1881
(c) 1882
(d) 1884

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


12. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was founded in:

(a) 1858 by Mahadev Govind Ranade
(b) 1870 by mahadev Govind Ranade
(c) 1870 by Pandita Ramabai Ranade
(d) 1870 by Surendranath Banerjee
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


13. Who amongst the following was one of the founders of the Bombay Presidency Association in 1885?

(a) Feroz Shah Mehta
(b) P. Anand Charlu
(c) M. V. Raghav Cheriyar
(d) S. N. Banerjee

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


14. Which of the following was not the objective of the Indian National Congress as pointed out by W.C. Banerjee in 1885?

(a) To promote contact and friendship among the protectors of the interests of the country
(b) To promote the feeling of nationalism among fellow countrymen by removing the feeling of casteism, communalism, and regional biases.
(c) To express the viewpoint on the necessary social issues with due consent of the educated class
(d) To determine on which direction and on which basis the work has to be done in the coming years for the Indian public interest.
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


15. Which of the following pairs do not match? Find your answer with the help of the given code:
1. British India Society – London
2. East India Association – Calcutta
3. National India Association – London
4. Indian Association – Bombay
Code :

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

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]


16. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Dadabhai Naoroji organized the East India Association in 1866 in London to discuss Indian questions.
Reason (R): He wanted to influence the British Public Opinion.
Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

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

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre.) 2021]

17. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Institution   Founder

(a) Servants of India Society – G.K. Gokhale
(b) Social Service League – N.M. Joshi
(c) Seva Samiti – H. N. Kunzru
(d) Social Reform Association – Shri Ram Bajpai

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


18. Consider the following organizations:
1. Bangabhasha Prakasika Sabha
2. Landholders Society
3. Bengal British India Society
4. Indian League
Select the correct chronological order of the founding of these organizations from the code given below:

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

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


19. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List- I  List- II
(Organizations)  (Founders)
A. Land Holders’ Society 1. S.N. Banerji
B. British India Society 2. Anand Mohan Bose
C. Indian Society 3. William Adams
D. Indian Association 4. Dwarkanath Tagore
Code :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


20. Which of the following was not one of the political associations to be set up during the pre-congress phase?

(a) The British India Association
(b) The Indian Association
(c) Madras Native Association
(d) Landholder’s Society at Calcutta

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


21. Consider the following pairs:
1. Radhakanta Deb – First President of the British Indian Association
2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty – Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
3. Surendranath Banerjee – Founder of the Indian Association
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


22. Who was the first president of ‘The British Indian Association’?

(a) Surendra Nath Banerjee
(b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(c) Radha Kant Dev
(d) Anand Mohan Bose

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


23. Match the List-I with List-II:
A. Indian League  1. Shishir Kumar Ghosh
B. Indian Association  2. Anand Mohan Bose
C. India National Liberal Federation  3. Syyad Ahmad Khan
D. United Indian Patriotic Association  4. Surendranath Banerjee
Code :
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 1 2 4 3

[U.P. Lower sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


24. Who among the following was the founder of the ‘United Indian Patriotic Association’ with Syed Ahmad Khan?

(a) Abdul Aziz
(b) Mohammed-ul-Hasan
(c) Raja Shivaprasad
(d) Govind Das

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


25. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

List-I List-II
(a) Indian Association 1. Anand Charlu
(b) Poona Sarvjanik Sabha  2. Surendra Nath Benerji
(c) Bombay Presidency Association  3. Mahadev Govind Ranade
(d) Madras Mahajan Sabha  4. Pherozshah Mehta

Codes :

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

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


26. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Asiatic Society of Bengal – 1784 A.D.
(b) Asiatic Society of Bombay – 1804 A.D.
(c) Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain – 1813 A.D.
(d) Land Holders Society of Bengal – 1844 A.D.

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


27. Who was the founder of the ‘Asiatic Society of Bengal’?

(a) Jonathan Duncan
(b) Sir William Jones
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) William Bentinck

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre.) 2021]


28. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the code given below the Lists:
List-I (Founders)
A. British Indian Association
B. Bombay Presidency Association
C. Central Mohammadan National Association
D. Servants of India Society
List II (Founders)
1. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
2. K.T. Telang
3. Radha Kant Dev
4. Sayyid Amir Ali
Code :

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

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


29. Bombay Presidency Association was established by -:

(a) Ferozshah Mehta
(b) K. T. Tailang
(c) W.C. Banerjee
(d) Tayabjee
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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