UPSC Prelims Test Series 2019 - Test 13

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UPSC Prelims Test Series 2019 - Test 13

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify correct statements from the following. 1. Appointment to public office can be challenged by any person irrespective of the fact whether his fundamental or any legal right has been infringed or not. 2. Article 13 of the Constitution of India provides for the doctrine of Judicial review. Codes:
    • A. 

      Only 1.

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2.

  • 2. 
    Consider the following statement(s) regarding Lok Adalats in India: 1. Lok Adalats are statutory bodies. 2. The award (decision) made by the Lok Adalats is deemed to be a decree of a civil court and is final and binding on all parties and no appeal against such an award lies before any court of law Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1.

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2.

  • 3. 
    Consider the following statements regarding office of the Governor: I. It is an independent constitutional office. II. Governor’s office is under the control of the Central government Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 4. 
    Consider the following authorities. 1. Election Commission of India. 2. Chief Secretary of a State. 3. All India Service Officers. 4. Legislative Assembly of a state. The writ of certiorari can be issued against which of the above bodies?
    • A. 

      1 Only

    • B. 

      2, 3 & 4 Only.

    • C. 

      1, 2 & 3 Only.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 5. 
    In context of the Gram Nyayalaya, consider the following statements: 1. Gram Nyayalayas are mobile village courts in India established under Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 for speedy and easy access to justice system in the rural areas of India. 2. It exercises the powers of both Criminal and Civil Courts. 3. The presiding officer (Nyayadhikari) is appointed by the Governor in consultation with the High Court of the State concerned. 4. The Gram Nyayalayas will not be bound by the rules of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to any rule made by the High Court. Which of the above-mentioned statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      1, 2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 3 and 4 only

  • 6. 
    Consider the following statements: I. A member of either House of Parliament can be appointed as a Governor. II. When the same person is appointed as the governor of two or more states, the emoluments and allowances payable to him are shared by the states in such proportion as determined by the Parliament.. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is incorrect?
    • A. 

      The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act can be considered as implementation of Article 48 A of the Directive Principles of State Policy.

    • B. 

      In conflicts between the fundamental rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy, it is the former that always prevails.

    • C. 

      Though Directive Principles of State Policy are not legally enforceable, they do have political justifiability.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statement(s) is/are not correct regarding the Fast Track Courts (FTCs) in India? 1. FTCs are not bound by the rules of evidence provided in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and Criminal Procedure Code. 2. The parties of the case are allowed to be represented by the lawyers. 3. The decisions of FTCs are not subject to appeal before the higher courts. 4. The funds for setting up of FTCs have been provided by the Central government to decrease the pendency particularly in those cases involving under trails. Select from the codes given below:
    • A. 

      2 and 4 only

    • B. 

      2, 3 and 4 only

    • C. 

      1, 3 and 4 only

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Governor has which of the following powers? 1. Executive powers. 2. Legislative powers. 3. Financial powers. 4. Judicial powers. 5. Emergency powers.
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4,5

    • B. 

      1,2,3 Only

    • C. 

      2,3,4 Only

    • D. 

      1,2,3,4 Only.

  • 10. 
    Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and kashmir recently. It is called the President’s rule in the rest of India. Which of the following is true regarding the Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir ?
    • A. 

      Article 356 of the Constitution is not applicable to the state of  J&K.

    • B. 

      The failure of governmental function results in Governor’s rule under Section 92 of the constitution of J&K.

    • C. 

      The Governor’s rule can be imposed indefinitely in J&K provided that such a proclamation is approved by the Parliament.

    • D. 

      All of the above statements are true.

  • 11. 
    Consider the following statements regarding Administrative Tribunals: 1. Setting up administration tribunals at the union and state levels has been made in part- XIV-A of the constitution by 44th Amendment Act. 2. The Central Administrative Tribunal exercises original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and all service matters of public servants of Centre and civilian employees of defence services. 3. It is guided by the principles of natural justice. Which of the above-mentioned statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not the correct statement regarding Governor?
    • A. 

      Governor can remit a death sentence.

    • B. 

      Governor's ordinance making power is co-extensive with the legislative power of the state legislature.

    • C. 

      Governor can grant pardon in respect to sentence by a court-martial.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Identify correct statements from the following. 1. Scheduled castes or tribes can avail benefit of reservation in government jobs only in their home states.. 2. The opinion of the government regarding the backwardness of Scheduled castes or tribes should be based on quantifiable data according to the observations of of Supreme Court in Nagraj Judgement. Codes:
    • A. 

      Only 1.

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2.

  • 14. 
    Consider the following statements with respect to National Green Tribunal (NGT): 1. Only a judge of Supreme Court can be appointed as the chairman of the Tribunal. 2. Members of the tribunal are not eligible for re-appointment 3. The NGT is not bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. 4. NGT cannot impose penalties under Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972. Which of the statements given above are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2, 3 and 4 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Who among the following administers oath of office to Chief Minister?
    • A. 

      Chief justice of concerned state High Court.

    • B. 

      Speaker of State legislative assembly.

    • C. 

      Governor.

    • D. 

      Protem Speaker.

  • 16. 
    Swayangsiddha scheme of the West Bengal can be linked to the provisions of which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India ?
    • A. 

      Article 14.

    • B. 

      Article 25.

    • C. 

      Article 23

    • D. 

      Article 24.

  • 17. 
    With reference to the constitution of the Water Dispute Tribunals in India consider the following statements: 1. The inter-state river water disputes tribunals are constituted under Inter- State River Water Disputes Act of 1956. 2. Till date no inter-state river water disputes tribunal has been constituted. 3. The Chairman and members of such tribunal are nominated by the Chief Justice of India. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
    • A. 

      3 only

    • B. 

      1 and 3 only

    • C. 

      2 only

    • D. 

      2 and 3 only

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are correct statements? 1. When no party has a clear majority in the assembly, then the governor may exercise his personal discretion in the selection and appointment of the Chief Minister. 2. Before appointment of Chief Minister, he or she has to prove majority in the State legislative assembly. 3. Speaker of State legislative assembly advises the governor with regard to the summoning and proroguing of the sessions of the state legislature.
    • A. 

      1,2,3

    • B. 

      1, 3 Only

    • C. 

      3 Only

    • D. 

      1 Only

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are true regarding the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951?
    • A. 

      Section 123 in the Representation of the People Act, 1951 deals with Corrupt practices.

    • B. 

      Umesh Sinha was appointed to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 in view of social media expansion...

    • C. 

      Lily Thomas case is related to the Representation of Peoples Act,  1951?

    • D. 

      All of the statements given above are correct.

  • 20. 
    With reference to the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) consider the following statements: 1. It has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act of 1987. 2. It provides free Legal Services to all sections of the Indian society. 3. The Chief Justice of India is the Executive Chairman of it. Which of the above statements are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Consider the following statements: I. On the advice of the chief minister, Governor can remove a minister at a time when the council of ministers enjoys the confidence of the legislative assembly. II. Council of ministers are collectively responsible to the legislative assembly of the state. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding the MPLADS scheme? 1. A Nominated MP must choose a constituency from the state of his domicile to implement the MPLADS scheme. 2. The scheme is funded and administered through the Union Ministry of Finance. Codes:
    • A. 

      Only 1.

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2.

  • 23. 
    With reference to the family courts in India consider the following statements: 1. These are the specialized courts which exclusively deal with family matters. 2. They have restrictive jurisdiction and does not have the power to decide on issues of contempt. 3. They are established by the Union Government in consultation with the High Court concerned. Which of the above statement(s) is/are not correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 3 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      3 only

    • D. 

      2 only

  • 24. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Maximum strength of State legislative assembly of all states in India is fixed at 500. II. In some states, some members of legislative assemblies are elected indirectly. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 25. 
    Identify correct statements from the following. 1. The principles of natural justice are an integral part of the guarantee of equality assured by Art. 14 2. In India, the constitution is the result of the rights of individual. Codes:
    • A. 

      Only 1.

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 & 2.

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2.

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