IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 1]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the very first Day of 60 Days Plan. It is the third edition of 60 Days program but seems like the first one because of the excitement involved everywhere, including us 🙂

We are equally excited and pumped. Our Team is working hard to make you realize your dream. Do not take it insincerely and let us down. Your faith and participation has to be in sync with the amount of hard work and effort we do.

Let us pledge to make it a big game changer (better than last year) in the next 60 days!

Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self track yourself after updating the score. In the end you can cross check your performance through disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.


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. Do not cheat 😛

Baba’s Gyan for REVISION

Many of you, almost all, asks about effective revision strategy! Can there be any?

Let us tell you something Baba does 😀 

You guys study a lot and there is no issue with the hard work that has been put in. But when it comes to input-output comparison, your performance is questionable.

What to do?

Just do this for a Week: Go to bed before stipulated time of your sleep, at least 1 hour before. Close your eyes and try to relax your mind. You should attain full comfort and calmness.

Do this on the First Day: Imagine the full story of a recent movie that you have watched. Try to recollect from starting to end. See, whether you are able to depict the clear picture or not!

Now, do the same for everything you learnt from morning specially the ones you struggled with. Since it is fresh, most of the things should flow into your mind smoothly. Check what is your recollecting capacity.

For example, if you prepared Polity Day 1: Topics- Try to collect all important concepts and learning of the day.

Trust us, this exercise if done with sincerity will give you immense confidence as well as boost your performance. There is no ideal time for revision and there cannot be any specific date put for it, as commonly done.

This will always expose your weaknesses the very same day and if you tend to forget something, can always get back to consolidate and cement it.


Must to Do: Read the detailed article regarding Micro Analysis Matrix and follow the guidelines- Click Here

Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!


Are you ready? Let’s start





  • Constitution – Historical Background, Making of the Constitution, Philosophy of the Constitution
  • Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship


Q.1) Which of the following pair[s] is/are correctly matched?

       Provision                                                                     Source

  1. Institution of Speaker and her role –                USA
  2. The idea of residual powers –                             Canada
  3. Law making procedure –                                     United Kingdom

Select the correct code:

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

Q.2) Which of the following is/are the features of Parliamentary form of the government?

  1. Bicameralism
  2. Leadership of the Chief Minister
  3. Collective responsibility of the executive to the Parliament
  4. Membership of the ministers in the legislature

Choose the correct option

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

Q.3)After the great revolt of 1857, the British Government felt the necessity of seeking the cooperation of the Indians in the administration of their country. In pursuance of this policy of association, many Acts were enacted.

Which Act, introduced, for the first time, bicameralism and direct elections in the country?

  1. Morley-Minto Reforms
  2. Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms
  3. Government of India Act, 1935
  4. Government of India Act, 1892

Q.4) With regard to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution, consider the following statements

  1. In the event of a conflict between the Preamble and a specific provision of the Constitution the former will prevail.
  2. The Preamble is a part of the Constitution.
  3. It was held by the Supreme Court as not a part of the Constitution in Berubari Union Case.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.5) In India, who is constitutionally empowered to act as the final interpreter of the Constitution?

  1. President
  2. Union Council of Ministers
  3. Parliament
  4. Supreme Court

Q.6) Federalism is a key feature of the Indian constitution. Which of the following statements concerning this is INCORRECT?

  1. Both Central and state governments have been established by the constitution.
  2. Both governments derive their power from the constitution.
  3. Since the State governments are autonomous political units, the Central government cannot enforce any order on them.
  4. Indian citizens are governed by laws and rules made by both Central and state governments at the same time.

Q.7) Which of the following is not a pillar of the Parliamentary democracy in India?

  1. Universal adult suffrage
  2. Political representatives are accountable to the people
  3. All eligible citizens are allowed to contest elections without discrimination.
  4. Separation of powers

Q.8) Consider the following with regard to Constituent Assembly of India

  1. It was constituted under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan
  2. The Assembly included all important personalities of India at that time, with the exception of M A Jinnah
  3. Its members were directly elected by the people of India

Choose the correct code

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 and 2 Only
  3. 3 Only
  4. None of the above

Q.9) Consider the following statements

  1. In India, both a citizen by birth as well as a naturalised citizen are eligible for the office of President
  2. Parliament has the power to make any provision with respect to the acquisition and termination of citizenship and all other matters relating to citizenship

Select the correct code

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.10) The federation as prescribed by Government of India Act, 1935 never came into being because

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

Q.11) Suppose the Parliament of India wants to admit a new State X’, then which of the following Article should be invoked?

  1. Article 1
  2. Article 2
  3. Article 3
  4. Article 4

Q.12) Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A) :The Parliament can redraw the political map of India according to its will

Reason (R) : The territorial integrity of any state is not guaranteed by the Constitution

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

Q.13) Consider the following statements

  1. The Preamble is a source of power to the legislature
  2. The Preamble was enacted by the Constituent Assemblyafter the rest of the Constitution was already enacted.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.14) Which of the following provisions of the Constitution reveal the Secular character of the Indian State?

  1. Article 30
  2. Article 14
  3. Article 29
  4. Article 44

Select the correct code

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

Q.15) Allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha to the States and the Union territories is mentioned in

  1. 3rd Schedule
  2. 4th Schedule
  3. 2nd Schedule
  4. 8th Schedule

Q.16) Consider the following statements about ‘Juang tribe’

  1. They belong to the Khasic ethnic group
  2. Juang tribe is identified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)

Select the correct statements

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.17) The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale/QUESS, the world’s first quantum satellite, which will help it establish ‘hack-proof’ communications between space and the ground was recently launched by

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  2. European Space Agency (ESA)
  3. Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA or Roscosmos)
  4. None of the above

Q.18) Which of the following states is the first State in the country to draft its own internal security act?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Chhattisgarh

Q.19) Consider the following statements

  1. It is dedicated towards Lord Shiva
  2. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as “Great Living Chola Temples”
  3. It is popularly known as ‘Big Temple’

Select the correct code:

  1. Khajuraho Temple
  2. Angkor Wat Temple
  3. The Konark Sun Temple
  4. Brihadeeswarar Temple

Q.20) Consider the following statements about ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ (CCIT)

  1. It is proposed by India in 1996 and is now adopted by the UNGA
  2. It addresses the issue of Pakistan’s alleged support for cross-border terrorism in South Asia

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

Q.21) Consider the following statements about ‘Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee’

  1. It is established under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  2. It is the apex body for approval of activities involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and recombinants

Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.22) Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

Place in news            Country

  1. Xi’an                       South Korea
  2. Ashgabat                Kazakhstan
  3. Aleppo                    Iraq

Select the correct code:

  1. Only 2
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. None of the above

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