UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements related to the administration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
    1. Amaranayakos were a class of feudatories, bound by ties of military service to the king.
    2. Forts were considered quite important, and were of 2 kinds - sthala durga and vana durga.
    3. The Ayagors (the village functionaries) did not have a hereditary right over their offices.
    Which of the statements] given above is/are not correct in regard of the same?

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  2 and 3            

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  None of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The forts in the Vijayanagara empire were of 4 kinds- sthla durga, jala durga, gin durga and vana durga. The Ayagare had a hereditary right over their respective offices and could even sell or mortgage them.

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