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IASbaba – Daily Prelims Test [Day 1] – Polity

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  • June 18, 2015
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IASbaba – Daily Prelims Test  [Day 1]

 

Please take this test sincerely and share your suggestions and views in the comment box. Also you can find the ‘Solutions’ below.

SUBJECT – POLITY

TOPICS:

  1. Constitution – Historical Background, Making of the Constitution, Philosophy of the Constitution
  2. Union and its Territory
  3. Citizenship

PRELIMS MCQ’s:

1. At the time of British rule in India, the direct elections were for the first time incorporated under which Law/Act?

  1. Indian Councils Act, 1892
  2. Indian Councils Act, 1909
  3. Government of India Act, 1919
  4. Government of India Act, 1935

 

2. The federation as prescribed by Government of India Act, 1935 never came into being because

  1. It was optional for the Indian States to join the federation
  2. The administration of State subjects like agriculture, law and order was under Governor-General.
  3. The Muslim League did not support federalism, rather they wanted a strong Centre to safeguard their interest.
  4. None of the above

 

3. Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of Government of India Act, 1919?

  1. Introduced dyarchy at the Centre
  2. Separated for the first time, provincial budget from the Central budget.
  3. Introduced separate representation for the Muslim community and sowed the seeds of separatism.
  4. Introduced provincial autonomy

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 4 only
  4. 2 and 4

 

4. ‘Objective Resolution’ presented by Jawaharlal Nehru in December, 1946 is an historic event in the making of the Constitution. What did this resolution contain?

  1. abolition of communal electorate
  2. the composition of the Constituent Assembly
  3. the fundamentals and philosophy of the constitutional structure
  4. ratified India’s membership of the Common wealth

 

5. A democratic polity is based on the doctrine of popular sovereignty. With regard to this principle, consider the following

  1. Plebiscite
  2. Referendum
  3. Recall
  4. Initiative

Which of the above is/are used in direct democracy?

  1. 2,3 and 4
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. All of the above

 

6. Which of the following statements is correct with regard to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution?

  1. The Preamble is a source of power to the legislature
  2. Preamble is a part of the Constitution
  3. Preamble cannot be amended
  4. It is non-justiciable, or it is not enforceable in courts of law.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 2 and 4
  2. 2 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 4

7. The first schedule of the Indian Constitution pertains to

  1. Names of States
  2. Names of Union territories
  3. Citizenship
  4. Forms of Oaths and Affirmation

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 4 only
  4. 1 only

 

8. In India, the Citizenship Act of 1955 prescribes which of the following ways to acquire citizenship?

  1. By naturalisation
  2. By descent
  3. By incorporation of territory
  4. By registration

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 1,2 and 3
  3. 1, 2 and 4
  4. All of the above

 

9. Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A) : Article 1 describes India, as a ‘Union of States’ rather than ‘Federation of States’

Reason (R) : Indian Federation is not the result of an agreement among the States

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. Both A and R are True and R is the correct explanation of A
  2. Both A and R are True but R is not the correct explanation of A
  3. A is True and R is False
  4. A is False and R is True

 

10. According to the Constitution of India, Article 3 authorises the Parliament to reorganise the States. With this authority, the Parliament can

  1. alter the name of any state
  2. diminish the area of any state
  3. alter the boundaries of any state
  4. increase the area of any state

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 3 and 4
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. All of the above

 

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