UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    Consider the following statements about the Government of India Act, 1858.
    1. The East India Company's control came to an end.
    2. The Board of Directors was abolished.
    3. The basic court of proprietors came to an end.
    4. Secretary of state became a member of British Cabinet.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  2 and 3

    B)                     1 and 2            

    C)  None of these

    D)         All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] In 1858, Government of India was placed directly under the crown through the secretary of State for India and all matters were to be seen by him. This Act had following parts The East India Company's control came to an end. Governor-General of India - He was placed under the Secretaries of State. It ended the system of double government by abolishing the Board of Control and Court of Directors. A new office of Secretary of State for India was created, which was to be a member of British Cabinet.

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