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1. 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]


2. Which one of the following territories was not affected the Revolt of 1857? [2005]


3. In India, the first Bank of limited liability managed by Indi and founded in 1881 was: [2003].


4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008]
List-I (Person) - List-II (Position)
A. Nagender Singh - 1. Chief Election Commissioner of India
B. A N Ray - 2. President, International Court of Justice
C. R. K Trivedi - 3. Chief Justice of India
D. Ashok Desai - 4. Attorney General of India
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5. Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy's authority over his executive council by substituting "portfolio" or departmental system for corporate functioning? [2002]



6. Which one of the following statements is not correct? [2003]


7. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel'Anand Math'?


8. Match List I (Acts of Colonial Government of India) with List II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002]
List I (Acts of Colonial Government of India)
A. Charter Act, 1813
B. Regulating Act
C. Act of 1858
D. Pitt's India Act
List II (Provisions)
1. Set up a Board of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India
2. Company's trade monopoly in India was ended
3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown
4. The Company's directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the company
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9. The aim of education as stated by the Wood's despatch of 1854 was: [2003]


10. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny? [2006]


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