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UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 5
                                                                                                    March 11, 2018

1. With reference to Modern History of India, consider the following statements regarding the Viceroy Lord Ripon:
1. During his tenure the first Factory Act was passed.
2. He enacted the Royal Titles Act.
3. He appointed the Hunter Commission for education.
4. He repealed the Vernacular Press Act.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 4     
(b) 1, 3 and 4    
(c) 1, 2 and 4    
(d) All are correct

2. Consider the following statement regarding ‘Treaty of Salbai’.
1. It was signed during the tenure of Lord Cornwallis.
2. This treaty was signed after second Anglo Maratha war.
3. This treaty was forced on Maratha after their defeat in war with British.
Choose the incorrect statement/s
(a) 1 and 3    
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 only    
(d) 1, 2 and 3

3. Consider the following statements regarding the Regulating act of 1773.
1. The Company’s territories in India were for the first time called the ‘British possessions in India’.
2. It provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court at Calcutta comprising one chief justice and three other judges.
3. It made the governors of Bombay and Madras presidencies subordinate to the governor general of Bengal
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 Only    
(b) 2 Only
(c) 1 and 2    
(d) 1 and 3

4. Which of the given statements about Dharma Sabha are correct?
1. It was organized by Raja Radhakant Deb.
2. It’s objective was to purify Hindu religion from the evil practices that had crept into it.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the Above

5. Which among the following became the first state in the country to pass a resolution in support of demonetization?
(a) Gujarat     
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Punjab    
(d) Jharkhand

6. Consider the following statements about the establishment of modern Postal system and introduction of the telegraph and mark the correct one/ones?
1. It was introduced by William Bentick.
2. The first telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Madras.
3. Lord Dalhousie introduced Postage stamps.
(a) 1 and 2   
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 3   
(d) None of the above

7. Consider the following statements about land revenue system of British period.
1. Warren Hastings auctioned the right to collect revenue to the highest bidders.
2. The permanent settlement was introduced by Lord Cornowalis in 1793 in Bengal and Bihar.
3. The zamindars and revenue collectors became owners of land through permanent settlement.
4. Their rights were also made hereditary.
5. Permanent settlement was planned by John Shore.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1,2,3 and 4   
(b) 2,3,4 and 5
(c) 1,3,4 and 5   
(d) All of the above

8. Consider the following statements about East India Company (EIC) for the period of 1600-1757.
1. East India Company’s role in India was that of a trading corporation.
2. It increased the export of India.
3. It tried to open new market for Indian goods in Britain and other countries.
Which of the following are correct?
(a) 1 and 2   
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3   
(d) All of the above

9. Consider the following statement regarding battle of Plassey.
1. Battle of Plassey took place in the year 1757.
2. Mir Madan and Mohan Lal were the main traitors against Siraj-ud-Daulah.
3. Siraj-ud-Daulah was killed by Mir Jafar who became nawab after him.
Choose the correct statement/s
(a) 1 and 3   
(b) 2 Only
(c) 1 Only   
(d) 1, 2 and 3

10. Consider the following sentences regarding ‘Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index’.
1. It was launched by NITI Aayog.
2. The areas identified for immediate reforms includes agricultural market reforms, land lease reforms and reforms related to forestry on private land.
3. Gujarat achieved first rank in this index.
Which of the above sentences are true?
(a) 1 and 2   
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3   
(d) 1, 2 and 3