IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 Polity & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 49]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 49]


Q.1) Consider the following statements about the appointment of CVC:

  1. He is appointed by the President
  2. The recommendation of the nominee of the post comes from the Council of Ministers
  3. Appointment of CVC cannot be challenged in court

Choose the correct answer using the codes below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 only

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities’:

  1. The Original Constitution did not have any provision for Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities.
  2. The commissioner for Linguistic Minorities has his head office at Allahabad.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements related to organisation of Panchayats

  1. A Gram Sabha consists of all the adults i.e. voters living in the area of a Gram Panchayat.
  2. Gram Sabha is an executive committee but not a legal body.
  3. Gram Panchayat is the village assembly of Gram Sabha.

Choose the correct codes

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) None of the above

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. Collective responsibility is the bedrock principle of parliamentary government
  2. The ministers are collectively responsible to the Parliament
  3. The principle of collective responsibility implies that the Parliament can remove the ministry from office by passing a vote of no confidence.

Choose the correct codes

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) All of the above

Q.5) With regard to Finance Commission, consider the following statements

  1. It is a quasi-judicial body.
  2. It is constituted by the President every fifth year or even earlier.
  3. It is required to make recommendations to the Parliament on the distribution of the net proceeds of taxes to be shared between the Centre and the states, and the allocation between the states, the respective shares of such proceeds.
  4. The Constitution envisages the Finance Commission as the balancing wheel of fiscal federalism in India.

Choose the correct codes from below options:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) 1 and 4

Q.6) Panchayats receive funds from which of the following resources?

  1. Funds released by State Governments on recommendations of Central Finance Commission
  2. Funds for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes
  3. Local body grants as recommended by Central Finance Commission

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Sources of Income of Gram Panchayats are:

  1. taxes on property, land, goods and cattle
  2. grants-in- aid from the State government only
  3. land revenue collected by the Panchayats
  4. tax on extraction of minerals

Choose the correct codes from below options:

a) 1 only

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 2 only

d) All of the above

Q.8) Right to Livelihood as part of the Right to Life was established in

a) D.M. Jabalpur Vs S. Shukla 1976

b) Maneka Gandhi versus Union of India 1978

c) Olga Tellis vs Bombay Municipal Corporation 1985

d) Indira Sawhney Vs Union of India 1992

Q.9) Which among the following is/are the powers and responsibilities that are delegated to panchayats at the appropriate level?

  1. Preparation of the economic development plan and social justice plan.
  2. Implementation of schemes for economic development and social justice in relation to 29 subjects given in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.
  3. To levy and collect appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees.

Choose the appropriate answer:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of the above

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. The state governments are under the constitutional obligation to adopt the new Panchayati Raj system.
  2. The compulsory provisions of the act have to be included in the state laws creating the new Panchayati Raj system.
  3. The voluntary provisions may be included at the discretion of the states.

Which of the above given statement(s) is/are incorrect in regard to Panchayati Raj System of India?

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 only

d) None

Q.11) The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act. 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for which of the following?

  1. Constitution of District Planning Committees.
  2. State Election Commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
  3. Establishment of state Finance Commissions.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 

Q.12) Which of the following committees were appointed by the government specifically for Panchayti Raj?

  1. Balwantrai Mehta Committee
  2. Ashok Mehta Committee
  3. G V K Rao Committee
  4. L M Singhvi Committee

Select the code from below:

a) All of the above

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 4

d) 3 and 4

Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct recommendations of the Ashok Mehta Committee?

  1. The three-tier system of panchayati raj should be replaced by the two-tier system.
  2. The panchayati raj institutions should have compulsory powers of taxation to mobilise their own financial resourses.
  3. Political parties should not participate in panchayati elections.

Select the code from the following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.14) Who of the following personalities came up with the concept of ‘Gram Swaraj’?

a) Madan Mohan Malviya

b) J P Narayan

c) Vallab bhai Patel

d) Mahatma Gandi

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding State Finance Commission:

  1. It is appointed by the State Government in every five years.
  2. It determines development requirement for the State Government for formulating State Five Year plan.
  3. It determines the budgetary requirements of different departments of state.
  4. It determines pattern of distribution of state’s tax revenue between the state government and local bodies (both rural and urban) and the pattern of grant-in-aid to local bodies.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3

b) 4 only

c) 1 and 4

d) All of the above

Q.16) According to 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, the minimum age for contesting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions should be—

a) 18 years

b) 30 years

c) 21 years

d) 25 years

Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding the Civil Society Organisations:

  1. They are sovereign bodies.
  2. They are voluntary, non-profit making bodies.
  3. They work in close proximity with people.
  4. They create awareness; educate and sensitise people on common issues and act as catalysts of social change.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) All of the above

b) 1,2 and 3

c) 1,3 and 4

d) 2,3 and 4

Q.18) Consider the following statements:

  1. A cantonment board is established for municipal administration for civilian population in the cantonment area.
  2. A cantonment board is created as well as administered by the Central government.
  3. It works under the administrative control of the defence ministry of the Central government.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.19) Under which of the following circumstances can President remove the Chairman or any other member of UPSC?

  1. If he is adjudged an insolvent (that is, has gone bankrupt).
  2. If he engages, during his term of office, in any paid employment outside the duties of his Office.
  3. If he is, in the opinion of the Supreme Court, unfit to continue in office by reason of infirmity of mind or body.

Select the code from following:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.20) Which of the following statements correctly defines the term ‘Gerrymandering’?

a) Manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favour one party or class.

b) Ballot capturing or illegal voting.

c) Stopping a certain category of people from voting so that one specific party can be benefitted.

d) None of the above

Q.21) The elements of one of the following faith dominate Sittannavasal painting—identify the dominating faith from the options given below:

a) Brahanical

b) Jainism

c) Buddhism

d) Tantric Cult

Q.22) Identify this Solar System object/body that are composed mainly of frozen volatiles such as methane, ammonia and water—

a) Asteroid

b) Meteors

c) Kuiper Belt Object

d) Satellites of Pluto

Q.23) Identify the committee set up to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961—

a) Abhijit Sen Committee

b) Justice R.V.Easwar Committee

c) Ashok Mehta Committee

d) Naresh Chandra Committee

Q.24) The Archaeological Survey of India was established by

a) Sir William Jones

b) Lord Cornwallis

c) James Princep

d) Alexander Cunningham

Q.25) Identify the tool that allows developing countries to raise tariffs temporarily to deal with import surges or price falls—

a) Special Drawing Rights

b) Special Safeguard mechanism


d) National Treatment Obligation


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