UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements regarding the Zamindari system during the tenure of Lord Cornwallis as Governor-General of Bengal.
    1. The demand of the government on the revenue collected by the Zamindars was fixed at 70%.
    2. If a Zamindar failed to pay to the government its demand on the due date, his Zamindari was auctioned.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] As per the Zamindari system, Zamindars could keep\[\frac{1}{11}\,th\]of the revenue collected to themselves while the British got a fixed share of\[\frac{10}{11}\,th\] of the revenue collected.

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