Prelims-IAS –HISTORY MCQ Ans-07



  • ANS-C
  • The rulers of allying Indians state were compelled to accept the permanent stationing of a British Force within his territory and to pay a subsidy for its maintenance.
  • Indian ruler’s were not free to negotiate with any other Indian ruler without consulting the Governor General.


  • ANS-A
  • As a consequence of the victory of battle of Plassey,even the British merchants and and officials were no longer asked to pay any taxes on their private trade.


  • ANS-D
  • Lord Wellesley started Policy of subsidiary alliance to expand British authority in India.
  • All major powers such as Hyderabad and Awadh accepted subsidiary alliance treaty offered by Governor General.
  • By signing subsidiary alliance treaty, Indian ruler virtually lost his independence. It lost right to self defence, right to maintaining diplomatic relations.


  • ANS-C
  • Before 1828 Persian was official language in courts. But William Bentinck introduced some changes.
  • Now the suitor has option to use Persian or vernacular language. Also, the language of Supreme court became English.
  • Law commission was set up under lord Macaulay for codification of Indian Laws in 1835.
  • Lord Cornwallis separated revenue and justice administration.
  • In the Cornwallis code there was separation of revenue and justice administration.


  • ANS-A
  • Lord Cornwallis introduced Permanent Settlement in Bengal that fixed land revenue, which Cornwallis thought would encourage the landholders to invest in modernisation of agriculture.
  • He was inspired by the British model of farming where feudal lords were permanent owners of land.
  • However, he was criticised by other British administrators for not paying heed to Indian tradition and experience.

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