IAS Prelims 2014: Gs Paper I: Polity And Governance: Previous Year Questions

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  • 1. 
    What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?
    • A. 

      The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha

    • B. 

      The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further

    • C. 

      The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration

    • D. 

      The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time

    • B. 

      The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President

    • C. 

      No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post

    • D. 

      In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support

  • 3. 
    Consider the following statements 1. An amendment to the Constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only. 2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the Constitution, the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 4. 
    Consider the following statements: Attorney General of India can 1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha 2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha 3. speak in the Lok Sabha 4. vote in the Lok Sabha Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 4

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 5. 
    Which of the following bodies does not / do not find mention in the Constitution? 1. National Development Council 2. Planning Commission 3. Zonal Councils Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 6. 
    The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties
    • A. 

      With the consent of all the States

    • B. 

      With the consent of the majority of States

    • C. 

      With the consent of the States concerned

    • D. 

      Without the consent of any State

  • 7. 
    Consider the following statements: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) (1) consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha (2) scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of Government (3) Examines the report of CAG. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 8. 
    The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?
    • A. 

      To provide self-governance

    • B. 

      To recognize traditional rights

    • C. 

      To create autonomous regions in tribal areas

    • D. 

      To free tribal people from exploitation

  • 9. 
    Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?
    • A. 

      State Forest Department

    • B. 

      District Collector/Deputy Commissioner

    • C. 

      Tahsildar /Block Development Officer / Mandal Revenue Officer

    • D. 

      Gram Sabha

  • 10. 
    According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country?
    • A. 

      Fundamental Rights

    • B. 

      Fundamental Duties

    • C. 

      Directive Principles of State Policy

    • D. 

      Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

  • 11. 
    In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government? 1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament. 2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament. 3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      3 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 12. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. The Council of Ministers in the Centre shall be collectively responsible to the Parliament. 2. The Union Ministers shall hold the office during the pleasure of the President of India. 3. The Prime Minister shall communicate to the President about the proposals for legislation. Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1,2 and 3

  • 13. 
    ‘Economic Justice’ as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitution has been provided in
    • A. 

      The Preamble and Fundamental Rights

    • B. 

      The Preamble and the Directive Principles of State Policy

    • C. 

      The Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission. 2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India. 3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1,2 and 3

  • 15. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that House. 2. While the nominated members of the two Houses of the Parliament have no voting right in the presidential election, they have the right to vote in the election of the Vice President. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 16. 
    Who among the following constitute the National Development Council? 1. The Prime Minister 2. The Chairman, Finance Commission 3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet 4. Chief Ministers of the States Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 3 only

    • B. 

      1, 3 and 4 only

    • C. 

      2 and 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 17. 
    With reference to National Legal Services Authority, consider the following statements: 1.Its objective is to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society on the basis of equal opportunity. 2.It issues guidelines for the State Legal Services Authorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 18. 
    The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with which of the following provisions of the constitution of India? 1. Right to healthy environment, construed as a part of Right to life under Article 21 2. Provision of grants for raising the level of administration in the Scheduled Tribes under Article 275(1). 3. Power and functions of Gram Sabha as mentioned under Article 243 (A) Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 19. 
    In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is
    • A. 

      To allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance

    • B. 

      To let opposition members collect information from the ministers

    • C. 

      To allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant

    • D. 

      To postpone the proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behavior on the part of some members

  • 20. 
    Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India: 1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code 2. Organisation village Panchayats 3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas 4. Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and cultural opportunities Which of the above are the Gandhian Principles that are reflected in the Directive Principles of State Policy?
    • A. 

      1, 2 and 4 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1, 3 and 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 21. 
    In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, what is the Role/power of Gram Sabha? 1. Gram Sabha has the power to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas. 2. Gram Sabha has the ownership of minor forest produce. 3. Recommendation of Gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting license or mining lease for any mineral in the Scheduled Areas. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 22. 
    Consider the following statements:1. Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha.2. It is within the preview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes.3. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      None

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court? 1. A dispute between the Government of India and one or more States 2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the Parliament or that of Legislature of a State 3. A dispute between the Government of India and a Union Territory 4. A dispute between two or more States Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 4

    • D. 

      3 and 4

  • 24. 
    Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker, consider the following statements: 1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President. 2. He/She need not be a member of the House at the time of his/her election but has to become a member of the House within six months from the date of his/her election. 3. If he/she intends to resign, the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      3 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • D. 

      None

  • 25. 
    With reference to consumers' rights / privileges under the provisions of law in India, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Consumers are empowered to take samples for food testing. 2. When a consumer files a complaint in any consumer forum, no fee is required to be paid. 3. In case of death of a consumer, his/her legal heir can file a complaint in the consumer forum on his/her behalf. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

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