IASbaba Prelims 2016: [DAY 1]/60 DAY PLAN

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the very 1st Day of 60 Days Plan. Let us pledge to make it a game changer in the next 60 days!

The importance of this initiative stands time bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How you can make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only.

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So make effort to know the answers of all questions.

Don’t cheat with wiki/xyz….

Kindly Note

We won’t publish the solution the very day. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box with actual time taken. Interact with peers to know your mistakes. Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!

Solution will be activated the next day. 

But make sure you check the solutions of all the next day.

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Q.1) Consider the following statements with regard to Constitution of India and select the incorrect statement/s from the codes given below:

  1. Constitution authorises the Parliament to alter the areas or boundaries of the existing states without the consent of concerned state legislature or union territory.
  2. Constitution does not guarantee any state of its territorial integrity or continued existence
  3. Constitution declares that laws made for admission or establishment of new states can be passed by a simple majority

Choose the appropriate code

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) None

Q.2) Which among the following are the features of Government of India Act of 1935?

  1. It introduced responsible governments in provinces
  2. It created a new office, Secretary of State for India
  3. It provided for the establishment of a Reserve Bank of India
  4. It provided for the establishment of Supreme Court, which was set up in 1937

 Choose the correct code

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 1, 3 and 4 


Q.3) According to Dr B R Ambedkar, which among the following is a ‘novel feature’ of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Directive Principles of State Policy

(b) Fundamental Rights

(c) Preamble

(d) Judicial Review

Q.4) In which of the following points is the Indian Constitution similar to that of Canadian Constitution?

  1. Federation with a strong Centre
  2. Office of Governor
  3. Advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  4. Vesting of residuary powers in the Centre

Choose the correct codes

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) All of the above

Q.5) Which one of the following Acts of British India established a system of double government?

(a) Government of India Act of 1919

(b) Indian Councils Act of 1909

(c) Government of India Act of 1935

(d) Pitt’s India Act of 1784

Q.6) Consider the following statements with regard to States and Union Territories. Which of the following statement is/are incorrect?

  1. ‘Union of India’ is a wider expression than the ‘Territory of India’.
  2. The states are the members of the federal system and share a distribution of powers with the Centre.
  3. The union territories and the acquired territories, on the other hand, are directly administered by the Central government.

Choose the correct codes

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) None

Q.7) In which case, the Supreme Court held that ‘the Indian Constitution is founded on the bedrock of the balance between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles’?

(a) Kesavananda Bharati case

(b) Berubari case

(c) Golaknath case

(d) Minerva Mills case

Q.8) Which Schedule of the Constitution deals with Acts and Regulations of the state legislatures dealing with land reforms and abolition of the zamindari system?

(a) Schedule Eight

(b) Schedule Nine

(c) Schedule Eleventh

(d) Schedule Twelfth

Q.9) Which one of the following Acts of British India introduced for the first time – bicameralism and direct elections in the country?

(a) Indian Council Act of 1892

(b) Government of India Act of 1919

(c) Government of India Act of 1935

(d) Indian Independence Act of 1947

Q.10) Match the following

             Type of Writ                                        Meaning

  1. Habeas Corpus                            A. we command
  2. Certiorari                                      B. to be certified
  3. Mandamus                                   C. you may have the body
  4. Quo-Warranto                             D. what is your authority

Select the correct code

(a) 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D

(b) 1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-D

(c) 1-C, 2-B, 3-A, 4-D

(d) 1-D, 2-B, 3-C, 4-A 

Q.11) Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy’s authority over his executive council by substituting ‘Portfolio’ or departmental system for corporate functioning?

(a) Indian Council Act, 1861

(b) Government of India Act, 1858

(c) Indian Council Act, 1892

(d) Indian Council Act, 1909

Q.12) Consider the following statements with regard to the Constitution

  1. The Constitution prohibits discrimination against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth but not on the ground of residence.
  2. The Constitution of India has introduced the system of single citizenship and provided uniform rights for the people of India to promote the feeling of fraternity and unity among them and to build an integrated Indian nation.

Which among the above statements is/are true?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Nether 1 nor 2

Q.13) The detailed provisions regarding acquisition and termination of Indian citizenship are contained in the Citizenship Act which was passed by

(a) The Indian Parliament in 1955

(b) The Indian Parliament in 1950

(c) The British Parliament in August 1948

(d) The Constituent Assembly in 1949

Q.14) Consider the statements regarding loss of citizenship:

  1. If a person voluntarily renounces Indian citizenship, every minor child of that person also loses his citizenship.
  2. When a citizen voluntarily acquires the citizenship of another country, his Indian citizenship automatically terminates. This provision does not apply during a war in which India is engaged.
  3. The citizenship is terminated if the citizen has unlawfully traded or communicated with the enemy during a war.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) All of the above

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding Constitutional provisions of Citizenship:

  1. The Part II of the Indian Constitution deals with Citizenship.
  2. Detailed provisions of acquisition and loss of citizenship are mentioned in the Constitution.
  3. Any law made regarding citizenship is considered as a Constitutional Amendment.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q.16) Which of the statements regarding Overseas Citizen of India cardholder are correct?

  1. They get a multiple entry, multipurpose lifelong visa for visiting India.
  2. They get parity with NRIs in respect of economic, financial and education fields except acquisition of agricultural lands.
  3. They are required to register with local police authorities once their stay in India exceeds 180 days for the first time.

Select the correct code from the following:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) All of the above

Q.17) Consider the following statements with respect to Asiatic Lion

  1. The Gir Forest, in Gujarat, is the last natural range wild Asiatic lions.
  2. It is critically endangered as per IUCN red list

Select the correct answer

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both

(d) None

Q.18) India successfully test-fires advanced interceptor missile from Abdul kalam Island. Select the correct option with respect to Abdul kalam Island.

(a) It is the new name of Sri Hari Kota located in Andhra Pradesh.

(b) It is located in French Guinea

(c) It is an island located off Odisha coast.

(d) It is located in Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Q.19) Consider the following statements with respect to “Porpoises”

  1. Porpoises are group of Marine amphibians
  2. Vaquita marina is the world’s smallest porpoise
  3. They are critically endangered
  4. They are endemic to Gulf of California and Mexico

Select the correct option

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1,2,3 and 4 only

Q.20) Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary accounted for a large number of fatalities over the past six months. Chinnar Wild life sanctuary is located in which of the following state/UT of India

(a) Karnataka

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Puducherry

(d) Kerala

Q.21) Consider the following statements about the Fiscal Policy.

  1. Fiscal policy is the use of government spending and taxation to influence the economy
  2. The most immediate effect of fiscal policy is to change the aggregate demand for goods and services.
  3. Fiscal policy is said to be loose or expansionary when revenue is higher than spending.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All

Q.22) The High Court of Rajasthan has declared the practice of ‘Santhara’ as illegal. Which of the statements correctly explains Santhara?

(a) It is a ritual of sacrificing Bulls in front of Goddess Kali in local annual festival.

(b) It is a Jain custom of voluntary death by performing fast until death.

(c) It is the name given to the performance of Child marriage in Rajasthan.

(d) It is a practice of honour killing of a couple if a girl and a boy of same village gets married to each other.

Q.23) Consider the following statements regarding the scheme ‘Sakhi’:

  1. The scheme is meant to help women suffering from sexual, mental or emotional harassments.
  2. It is an initiative of Union Government under the ‘Nirbhaya Fund’ for women safety.
  3. Women will be provided vocational training to make them feel confident and earn livelihood as a part of ‘Skill India’ initiative.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q.24) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a new joint project named SERVIR-Mekong. Which of the following statements regarding this project are correct?

  1. The SERVIR program helps governments and development stakeholders in incorporating Earth observations and geospatial technologies into natural disaster response to improve food security, safeguard human health and manage water and natural resources.
  2. It is recently launched for five South Asian countries namely Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.25) Consider the following statements:

  1. Bank of Baroda has introduced Maharaja Sayyaji Rao Gaekwad award.
  2. The award will be conferred to such personality every year which has made significant contribution in creating awareness and spreading Marathi language amongst people.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.26) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’:

  1. The campaign has been launched by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  2. The campaign focuses on making public buildings accessible to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
  3. The campaign also focuses on enhancing the accessibility and usability of Public Transport, and information & communication.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) All of the above


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