IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 37]

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  • July 24, 2015
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 IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 37]


Topic- Polity – Administration of Special Areas; Federal System; Inter-State Relations, Environment and Current Affairs


1. When the Union government gives a ‘Special Status’ to a particular State, what does it imply?

  1. The budget deficit of a State will be bridged by the Union Government
  2. Subsequently large percentage of the Central assistance will be grants-in-aid
  3. The Union government meets entire expenditure of the State during the period of ‘Special Status’
  4. The extent of loan as a percentage of total assistance will be high



2. Consider the following statements:

  1. A tribal advisory council can be established either in a scheduled area or in a state having scheduled tribes but not both.
  2. Laws applicable to scheduled areas come under the Fifth schedule.
  3. In India, scheduled areas are those which are inhabited by the indigenous minority.

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

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


3. In the Indian Constitution, which one of the following comes under the concurrent list?

  1. Trade Unions
  2. Gambling
  3. Prisons
  4. Insurance




4. Which of the following federal principles are not found in Indian federation?

  1. Federal government can redraw the boundaries of the Indian Union by forming new states.
  2. Bifurcation of the Judiciary between the federal and the State government
  3. The Union cannot be destroyed by any state seceding from the Union at its will.
  4. The Federal and the State government have their own officials to administer their respective law and functions.

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

  1. 2 and 4
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 2 Only
  4. 2 and 3



5. Consider the following statements with regard to Zonal Council:

  1. Zonal Councils owe their origin to the parliament
  2. The creation of Zonal Councils was a logical outcome of the reorganisation of the States on a linguistic basis
  3. It can be used as an instrument to resist separatist tendencies
  4. They make recommendations on social and economic planning of the states.

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

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



6. The authority to declare an area to be a scheduled area rests with the

  1. Governor
  2. President
  3. Commission of Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  4. Parliament



7. With reference to the Finance Commission of India, which of the following statements is correct?

  1. It is a quasi-judicial body
  2. It is constituted by the Parliament every fifth year
  3. It ensures transparency in financial administration
  4. Specific grants for the welfare of the scheduled tribes are based on the recommendation of the Finance Commission

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

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



8. In the Indian Constitution, Article 263 provides for Inter-State Council. Which of the statement[s] are correct with regard to Inter-State Council?

  1. It was set up based on the recommendation on Sarkaria Commission
  2. The President is authorized to set -up the council based on interest of the public
  3. Prime Minister is the chairman of the council.

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

  1. 2 Only
  2. 1 Only
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3



9. Which of the following trends in the working of the political system reflects its federal spirit?

  1. Discussions over Goods and Services Tax
  2. Issue of Aadhar card
  3. The emergence of regional parties
  4. Land Acquisition Act, 2013
  5. Arbitrary removal of Governor by the President

Select the correct answer using the given codes below:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, and 5



10. According to the Constitution of India, if the Parliament makes a law based on the request of two or more states, then such a law

  1. Can be amended or repealed only by the Parliament
  2. Can be amended or repealed only by the concerned States
  3. Can be amended or repealed either by the Parliament or the concerned States
  4. Can be amended or repealed only by the Parliament with consent of the concerned States


11. A recent study shows that Indian Delta’s are sinking rapidly and presented some peculiar facts for this. What are the possible reasons for the same?

  1. Groundwater Mining
  2. Artificial levees
  3. Large dams putting more sediments into rivers
  4. Rise in sea level

Select the correct codes

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



12. Consider the following statements regarding Seagrass.

  1. They are non flowering plants
  2. They reproduce by pollination and seeding out seeds
  3. They are also used as fertilizers
  4. The major seagrass meadows in India exist along the southwest coast in the lagoons of islands from Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea.

Select the correct code

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



13. Consider the following about ‘Mammals’

  1. They can be oviparous (egg laying)
  2. They are warm blooded
  3. They don’t have milk producing glands

Select the correct code

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 2
  4. 1 and 3


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