(iv) Dhruvadikara-nikas        (D) Treasury officers
(a) i-C, ii-B, iii-D, iv-A
(b) i-B, ii-C, iii-D, iv-A
(c) i-C, ii-B, iii-A, iv-D
(d) i-C, ii-A, iii-D, iv-B
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are correct and ‘R’ explains
Mark (b) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct, and ‘R’ does not explain ‘A’.
Mark (c) if only ‘A’ is correct.
Mark (d) if only ‘R’ is correct.
Assertion (A): Uttar Pradesh seems to have been a more important province
for the Guptas than Bihar.
Reason (R): Early Gupta coins and inscriptions have been mainly found in
Uttar Pradesh.
Assertion (A): A guild of silk weavers migrated from Gujarat to Malwa in AD
473 and adopted non-productive professions.
Reason (R): There was not much demand for the cloth produced by them as
foreign trade declined.
Assertion (A): The judicial system was far more developed under the Guptas
than in earlier times.
Reason (R): For the first time civil and criminal law were clearly defined and
demarcated besides several law books being compiled.
Assertion (A): Trade and commerce were on the general decline during the
Gupta period.
Reason (R): Guptas issued the largest number of gold coins in ancient India.
Assertion (A): Survivals of non-religious art from ancient India are few.
Reason (R): In ancient India art was mostly inspired by religion.
Assertion (A): Brahmins possessed many plots of land which they were not
able to cultivate.
Reason (R): Brahmins were not       permitted to take to cultivation by any law