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How well do you know India's finance ministers?

Last updated on: June 30, 2014 17:22 IST

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Finance Ministers play a key role in shaping the country's economy.

So, how well do you know the finance ministers of India, who have contributed towards India's economic success?

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1. Which portfolios has Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held earlier as a minister?

1. Finance & Commerce
2. Commerce & Disinvestment
3. Disinvestment & Information and Broadcasting

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2. Which finance ministers went on to become the President of India?

1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan/ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2. Giani Zail Singh/Pratibha Patil
3. Pranab Mukherjee/R Venkataraman

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3. Which finance minister earlier served as an officer in the Indian Army?

1. Jaswant Singh
2. Yashwant Sinha
3. P Chidambaram

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4. Who was the first finance minister of independent India?

1. T T Krishnamachari
2. R K Shanmukhan Chetty
3. Jawaharlal Nehru

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5. Which finance minister was an Indian Administrative Service officer?

1. Yashwant Sinha
2. P Chidambaram
3. Jaswant Singh

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6. Who was India's only woman finance minister?

1. Vasundhara Raje Scindia
2. Brinda Karat
3. Indira Gandhi

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7. Which finance minister began his career as a clerk?

1. Yashwant Sinha
2. Pranab Mukherjee
3. Jaswant Singh

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8. How many prime ministers have held the portfolio of the finance ministry?

1. Two
2. Five
3. Three

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9. Which of the two finance ministers have presented five budgets in a row?

1. Yashwant Sinha/Manmohan Singh
2. Pranab Mukherjee/ P Chidambaram
3. VP Singh/Yashwant Sinha

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10. Which finance minister has presented the maximum number of Budgets?

1. P Chidambaram
2. Morarji Desai
3. Dr Manmohan Singh

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