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IAS Previous Year Modern India Questions – Lecture – 21 – STHAAPNA Series

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The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of Lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions ?  [2011]

(a) Making Zamindar’s position stronger Vis-Vis the Ryot

(b) Making East India Company an overlord of Zamindars

(c) Making judicial system more efficient

(d) None of the (a), (b) and (c) above


Under the Permanent Settlement, 1893, the Zamindars are required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was:  [2001]

(a) the Zamindars were trusted by the farmers

(b) there was no officials check upon the Zamindars

(c) it was the responsibility of the British government

(d) the farmers were not interested in getting pattas


With reference to Ryotwari Settlement, consider the following statements [2012]

  1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government.
  2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots.
  3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None


Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the british rule? (2017)

  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Alexander Read
  3. Thomas Munro

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3


Which amongst the following provided a common factor for tribal insurrection in India in the 19th century? [2011]

(a) Introduction of a new system of land revenue and taxation of tribal products

(b) Influence of foreign religious missionaries in tribal areas

(c) Rise of a large number of money lenders, traders and revenue farmers as middlemen in tribal areas

(d) The complete disruption of the old agrarian order of the tribal communities


After the santhal uprising subsided, what was/were the measure/measures taken by the colonial government? (2018)

  1. The territories called ‘santhal paraganas’ were created
  2. It became illegal for a santhal to transfer land to a non santhal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel ‘Anand Math’? [2006]

(a)Bhil uprising

(b)Rangpur and Dinapur uprising

(c) Bishnupur and Birbhum rebellion

(d) Sanyasi rebellion


With which one of the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765?  [2002]



(c) Kukis

(d) Tipperahs


Consider the following events: [1999]

1.Indigo Revolt

2.Santhal Rebellion

  1. Deccan Riot
  2. 4. Mutiny of the Sepoys

The correct chronological sequence of these events is:

(a)4, 2, 1, 3

(b)4, 2, 3, 1

(c) 2, 4, 3, 1

(d) 2, 4, 1, 3


The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for  [2013]

(a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third

(b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land

(c) the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom

(d) writing off all peasant debts


With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element/elements of the feudal system?  [2015]

  1. A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority
  2. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land
  3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3



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