Q. Which of the following given statement is/are correct?
1. Zat means personal and it fixed the personal status of a person.
2. Sawar rank indicated the number of cavalrymen of a person who was required to maintain.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Mansabdari System:

  • Akbar introduced the Mansabdari system in his administration.
  • Under this system every officer was assigned a rank (mansab).
  • lowest rank was 10 and the highest was 5000 for the nobles.
  • Princes of royal blood received even higher ranks. The ranks were divided into two – zat and sawar. Zat means personal and it fixed the personal status of a person.
  • Sawar rank indicated the number of cavalrymen of a person who was required to maintain. Every sawar had to maintain at least two horses.
  • The mansab rank was not hereditary. All appointments and promotions as well as dismissals were directly made by the emperor.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11