UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following pairs.
    1. Diwan-i-risalat Dealt with religious matters
    2. Diwan-i-insha Dealt with military department
    3. Diwan-i-arz Dealt with state correspondance
    In the context of Sultanate period administration, which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  Only 1             

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Diwan-i-risalat dealt in the religious matters, pious foundations and stipends to deserving scholars and men of pity. The President of this Department of Chief 'Sadr', who was generally an eminent qazi, Diwan-i-insha dealt with state correspondence.  It collected the information of the correspondents either formal or confidential. Diwan-i-arz was second most important department of the state after Wazir. It dealt with military activities. Head of this department was Ariz-i-mamalik.             

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