CBSE Class 8 History Chapter 10 MCQs from the book Our Past III Book | History Chapter 10 “India After Independence” Multiple Choice Questions ‌with Answers

India After Independence MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 8 History Book Our Past III Chapter 10 – India After Independence.  Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference. Take Free Online MCQs Test for Class 8.




Q1- _____ is known as the Father of Indian Constitution.


A) Rajendra Prasad

B) S C Mukherjee

C) B R Ambedkar

D) Lala Lajpat Rai


Q2- Subjects such as taxes and defence were covered under _____.


A) Union List

B) Princely List

C) State List

D) Concurrent List


Q3- _____ was the first Indian Governor General.


A) C Rajgopalchari

B) Maulana Azad

C) Pandit Nehru

D) S C Bose


Q4- _____ died fasting for demand for a separate state for Telugu people.


A) A C Rao

B) Potti Sriramalu

C) Maulana Azad

D) T T Krishnamachari


Q5- Indian Constitution came into effect in _____.


A) 1948

B) 1950

C) 1947

D) 1949


Q6- _____ was formed on 1 October 1953.


A) Uttar Pradesh

B) Gujarat

C) Maharashtra

D) Andhra Pradesh


Q7- The Planning Commission was set up in ______.


A) 1947

B) 1950

C) 1952

D) 1953


Q8- At the time of independence in 1947, India’s population was _____


A) 350 million

B) 345 million

C) 322 million

D) 400 million


Q9- ______ was formulated in 1956.


A) Finance Commission

B) Second Five Year Plan

C) Planning Commission

D) Agriculture Commission


Q10- _____ river flows through Madhya Pradesh.


A) Godavari

B) Chambal

C) Ganga

D) Alaknanda


Q11- _____ was the first Prime Minister of India.


A) Rajendra Prasad

B) Jawaharlal Nehru

C) S C Bose

D) Mahatma Gandhi


Q12- ______ was the first woman Chief Minister of independent India.


A) Sucheta Kripalani

B) Aruna Asaf Ali

C) Indira gandhi

D) Vijaylakshmi Pandit


Q13- Under the Concurrent list, ____ was covered.


A) Taxes

B) Defence

C) agriculture

D) Constitution


Q14- Policy of Non-Alignment was introduced by ________.


A) Marshal Tito

B) Jawaharlal Nehru

C) K B Iyer

D) Rajendra Prasad


Q15- ______ was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee.


A) Rajendra Prasad

B) T T Krishnamachari

C) B R Ambedkar

D) S C Sinha


Q16- _____ was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.


A) B R Ambedkar

B) S C Bose

C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

D) C Rajaji


Q17- Dharavi is one of the largest slums of the world which is in _____.


A) Delhi

B) Mumbai

C) Dacca

D) Madras


Q18- Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by ________.


A) Ganesh Mavlankar

B) Nathuram Godse

C) M A Jinnah

D) Aga Khan


Q19- In 1930, the state of Bombay was divided into _____ and Gujarat.


A) Karnataka

B) Maharashtra

C) Tamilnadu

D) Madras


Q20- _____ was against Hindi being imposed on South India.


A) C Rajaji

B) Sarojini Naidu

C) T T krishnamachari

D) S P Mukherjee


Q21- ______is the older name of Karnataka.


A) Mysore

B) Hyderabad

C) Central Province

D) United province


Q22- In 1966, the state of Punjab was divided into Punjab and ______.


A) Delhi

b) Haryana

C) Kashmir

D) Rajasthan


Q23- Mahanadi river flows in ______.


A) Odisha

B) Punjab

C) Rajasthan

D) Maharashta


Q24- ______ is the old name of Madhya Pradesh.


A) United Province

B) Madras

C) Central Province

D) Bombay


Q25- The state of Jharkhand was formed in _____.


A) 2000

B) 2001

C) 1999

D) 2004


Q26- _____ led India’s delegation to the United Nations between 1952 and 1962.


A) Krishna Menon

B) Kanan Iyer

C) Vijaylakshmi Pandit

D) Indira Gandhi


Q27- Gandhi Sagar Dam is built on ______ river.


A) Mahi

B) Chambal

C) Ganga

D) Saraswati


Q28- _____ was the first foreign Minister of independent India.


A) Jawaharlal nehru

B) Vikaylakshmi Pandit

C) Krishna Iyer

D) Sardar Patel


Q29- Bhilai Steel Plant is in _____ state.


A) Madhya Pradesh

B) Chhattisgarh

C) Odisha

D) Bihar


Q30- Bhilai Steel Plant was set up with the help of _____ in 1959.


A) Soviet Union

B) United States of America

C) Britain

D) Burma


Answer key for Class 8 History Our Past III Book Chapter 10 – India After Independence MCQs


Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer Q. No. Answer
1 C 11 B 21 A
2 A 12 A 22 B
3 A 13 C 23 A
4 B 14 B 24 C
5 B 15 C 25 A
6 D 16 C 26 A
7 B 17 B 27 B
8 B 18 B 28 A
9 B 19 B 29 B
10 B 20 C 30 A


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