April 17 – PREVIOUS YEAR UPSC PRELIMS QUESTIONS – MODERN INDIA & INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT Welcome to your April 17 - PREVIOUS YEAR UPSC PRELIMS QUESTIONS - MODERN INDIA & INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT Which of the following is the correct statement?[UPSC 2005]A. The modern Kochi was a Dutch colony till India's independence.B. The Dutch defeated the Portuguese and built Fort Williams in the modern Kochi.C. The modern Kochi was first a Dutch colony before the Portuguese took over them.D. The modern Kochi never became the part of the British colony. In the year 1613, Where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)?[UPSC 2006]A. BangaloreB. MadrasC. MasulipatnamD. Surat Which one of the following was the first Fort constructed by the British in India?[UPSC 2007]A. Fort WilliamFort St. GeorgeFort St. DavidFort St. Angelo Which of the following Europeans were the last to come to pre-independence India as traders?[UPSC 2007]A. DutchB. EnglishC. FrenchD. Portuguese With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat?[UPSC 2009]A. AkbarB. JahangirC. Shah JahanD. Aurangzeb Time is Up!