SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Consider the following regarding the Pitt's India Act of 1784:
    (I) According to the provisions of the Act the company's territories in India were for the first time called the British possessions in India.
    (II) According to the provisions of the Act the British Government was given the supreme control over company's affairs and its administration in India.

    A)  Only I is correct

    B)         Only II is correct

    C)  Neither I or II is correct  

    D)  Both I and II are correct

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Pitts India Act of 1784 somewhat amended at various times, established the system of dual control of India by the government of Great Britain and the British East India Company. These changes continued till 1858. The first major regulation in this act was the relationship of the company to the British government. With the Pitts India Act of 1784, East India Company's political functions were differentiated from its commercial activities.

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