Q. With reference to Alexander the great, consider the following statements:
1. He succeeded his father, King Phillip II.
2. He defeated Darius I in the Battle of Hydaspes.
3. He was contemporary to Chandragupta Maurya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

Statement 1 and 3 are correct. 

Statement 2 is incorrect: In 330 BC, he defeated Darius III in the Battle of Gaugamela. After that, he crossed the Hindu Kush and entered the Kabul valley.  

Beyond the Jhelum, he was challenged by the legendary warrior whom Greek sources have identified as Porus. Alexander defeated Porus in the Battle of Hydaspes. 

SourceIndian Express