April 24, 2024
Consider the following pairs:
1. Treaty of Sagauli = East India Company and Baji Rao II
2. The Indus Navigation Treaty = Maharaja Ranbir Singh and Lord William Bentick
3. Treaty of Amritsar (1809) = Ranjit Singh and British East India Company
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to the ‘Durand Commission’ setup during colonial time, consider the following statements:
1. It was set up to define the boundary between India and Afghanistan.
2. Lord Lansdowne was the Governor General at that time.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
With reference to the Raja Ram Mohan Roy, consider the following statements:
1. He opposed the introduction of modern capitalism.
2. He supported the Permanent Settlement system.
3. He was the founder and editor of Sambad Kaumudi.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to the ‘Ryotwari System’, consider the following statements:
1. The high status of Zamindars prevalent under permanent settlement was further elevated by the introduction of Ryotwari system.
2. Under Ryotwari system, government retained the rights to enhance land revenue at will.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
With reference to the “Indigo revolt” of 1859-60, consider the following statements.
1. The price paid to the peasant for indigo plants was far below market price.
2. Intelligentsia of Bengal were hostile to this revolt.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
With reference to the tenure of Lord William Bentinck as a Governor General, consider the following statements:
1. He was officially declared by East India Company as the first Governor General of Bengal.
2. He undertook measures for the abolition of Sati.
3. English was made the official and literary language of India during his tenure.
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
With reference to the main provisions of the ‘Pitts India Act, 1784’, consider the following statements:
1. A Board of Control consisting of four members who were appointed by the Crown was created.
2. The Court of Directors was retained with an alteration in its composition.
3. The Act reduced the number of the members of the Governor-General’s Council from four to three excluding the Commander-in-Chief.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
With reference to terms of Subsidiary alliance between British (paramount power) and Indian State (the protected state), consider the following statements:
1. The protected state was forbidden to have any political contact with other Indian powers without the permission of the British.
2. Indian rulers were not allowed to have their independent armed forces.
3. The ruler of the protected state should not employ Europeans in his service without the sanction of the paramount power.
4. The paramount power has rights to interfere in the internal affairs of the protected state.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1, 2 and 3 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
With reference to ‘Tipu Sultan’, consider the following statements:
1. Napoleon Bonaparte, the French commander-in-chief, sought an alliance with Tipu Sultan.
2. He sent missions to Afghanistan, Arabia and Turkey to forge Anti-British alliance.
3. After the death of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatnam in 1799, Mysore fell to British as per the policy of Doctrine of Lapse.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3 only
With reference to the ‘Indian Councils Act, 1892’, consider the following statements:
1. First law commission was established as per this Act.
2. The members were given the right to ask questions on the budget.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2

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