|The French failed compared to British in India. This was because of:|
|1. French company was subjected to excessive government control.|
|2. French did not possess great naval power like the British|
|3. French officers were corrupt, while British officers were honest.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) 1 and 2 only
B) 1 and 3 only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 1, 2 and 3
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] British officers were also corrupt. In fact, some sources mention that they were even more corrupt than French. Thus corruption was not the reason for French failure. Unlike the English East India Company, the French East India Company was a State concern, depending for anything and everything on the home government its freedom of action was very much limited by the charter and the whims and fancies of the rulers.
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