Here we have listed Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013 which are regularly been asked in SSC and banking exams under General Awareness section. We have included some interesting facts based on questions asked in SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, SSC MTS, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC AAO, etc. This list will be helpful for your ongoing SSC MTS Exam and upcoming IB, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk Exams. You can download the complete Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013 as free PDF from the link given below.
Important Years/Dates in Indian History 1851 to 2013
First telegraph line in India is operational between Calcutta and Diamond Harbor.
First train in India runs from Bombay to Thane.
First war of Indian independence also called the Sepoy Mutiny.
End of East India Companies rule. India’s administration passes to the British crown.
Indian Councils Act.
The first census of population conducted on a uniform basis throughout India.
Formation of Indian National Congress by A.O. Hume, Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinshaw Wacha, W.C. Bonnerjee and others.
Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon.Swadeshi Movement launched.
All India Muslim League founded.
Surat Split (division in Congress)
Indian Council Act popularly known as Minto Morley reforms passed.
Visit of King George V to India.India’s capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.Jana Gana Mana first sung at Calcutta session of INC.Launch of first air mail in India & World from Bumraulli to Allahabad.
Lucknow Session (reunion of the moderate and radical wings of the Congress)
Government of India Act.1919 Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.Introduction of Diarchy, Rowlatt Act,.
Khilafat movement by the Ali brothers- Mohammed Ali and Shaukat Ali. Launch of Non-cooperation movement.
Chauri Chaura outrage in UP resulting in the Suspension of Non-cooperation movement.Formation of Swaraj Party initiated by Moti Lal Nehru.
Visit of Simon Commission to IndiaDeath of Lala Lajpat Rai
Resolution of complete independence (Poorna Swaraj) at Lahore session of Indian National Congress.
Dandi March by Gandhiji.Launch of the Civil Disobedience Movement. First Round Table Conference
Gandhi Irwin pact.Execution of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.Second Round Table Conference( Gandhiji Participated in the Conference at London)
Poona Pact agreement between Hindu leaders in India granting new rights to untouchables.(Gandhiji and B.R. Ambedkar )
Government of India Act.
Quit India movement.Formation of Azad Hind Fauz.
Visit of Cripps Commission to India.Indian National Army formed at Singapore by Subhash Chandra Bose.
British Cabinet mission visited India.Formation of interim government at the centre.Direct Action by Muslim League
Independence and partition of India.
Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, 1st Pak aggression
India became republic
1st Five year plan and 1st Asian Games in Delhi
1st General elections
Panchasheel signed by India and China
Reorganisation of Indian states on linguistic basis
Introduction of decimal system in currency
First television service started in India in New Delhi.
Liberation of Goa from the Portuguese
Death of Jawaharlal Nehru
Death of Lal Bahadur Shastri
Split in Indian National Congress and nationalisation of 14 banks. India’s first Atomic Power Station Tarapur commences commercial operation.
Simla agreement signed between India and Pakistan
First nuclear test codenamed Smiling Buddha carried out at Pokhran (Rajasthan)(May 18).
First Indian satellite Aryabhatta launched, Imposition of Emergency in the country.
Congress loses power for the first time at the centre
Return of Congress to power, nationalisation of six more banks.
Colour television comes to India. IX Asian Games held in Delhi.
Death of Indira Gandhi.
Death of Rajiv Gandhi. Commencement of economic liberalisation in India.
Demolition of Babri Masjid.
Internet comes to India.
India’s second nuclear test codenamed Operation Shakti.
Kargil invasion by Pakistani troops.
India’s population reaches 1 billion mark.
Earthquake in Gujarat (January), Attack on Indian Parliament (December).
Tsunami in Indian Ocean.
Launch of India’s first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1.
Launch of Mars Orbiter Mission.