Consider the following statements about Rig Vedic period:

  1. The societies were patriarchal in nature during the period
  2. Agriculture was the most dominant occupation of people during the period
  3. Gold and copper were the widely used metals during the period

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 1 and 3 Only

Second statement is incorrect because pastoralism was the dominant occupation of people during the period. Agriculture was negligible and was mainly developed towards the end of this period.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module