IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Polity and Current Affairs [Day 13]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 13th 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 2: 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




  • Constitutional Amendment
  • Union Executive



Q.1) In the Indian Constitution which of the following provisions can be amended by a Simple Majority?

  1. Fifth Schedule- administration of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes
  2. Delimitation of constituencies
  3. Provisions related to Directive principles of State Policy
  4. Citizenship- acquisition and termination

Choose correct codes from the above options:

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

Q.2) Basic structure as a new doctrine was laid down by which of the following?

  1. Golaknath case
  2. Minerva Mills case
  3. Kesavananda Bharati case
  4. Shankari prasad case

Q.3) Consider the following:

  1. Secular character of the Constitution
  2. Welfare state
  3. Harmony and balance between Fundamental rights and Directive Principles
  4. Rule of law
  5. Free and Fair elections

Which of the above is/are the feature[s] of Basic Structure of the Constitution?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements:

  1. To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor
  2. To secure for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the country
  3. To protect and improve the environment and to safeguard forests and wild life

Which of the following Directive Principles were added to the original list by 42nd Amendment Act of 1976?

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

Q.5) With regard to President of India, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  1. Can be elected any number of terms
  2. Should be qualified for election as a member of the Lok Sabha
  3. Can resign by addressing the resignation letter to the Supreme court of India
  4. Has veto power with respect to State Legislation

Q.6) In case of vacancy (caused by the expiration of the term of the sitting President) in the President’s office, which of the following statements is correct?

  1. An election to fill the vacancy must be held before the expiration of the term.
  2. In case of any delay in conducting the election of new President, the Vice-President discharges the functions of the President.

Choose the correct statement[s]

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

Q.7) With regard to procedure for amendment of the Constitution as per Article 368, consider the following statements

  1. An amendment bill can be introduced by both minister and private member.
  2. An amendment bill is introduced only in Lok Sabha and must be passed with Special majority.
  3. President can neither withhold his assent to the amendment bill nor send it back for reconsideration of the Parliament

Choose correct code

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

Q.8) Match the following:

1.      The amendment provides for the formation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). a.      99th amendment
2.      Amendment related to the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh. b.      100th amendment
3.      Amendment provided special provisions for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region of the state of Karnataka c.       98th amendment


Match the codes:

  1. 1-a, 2-c, 3-b
  2. 1-c, 2-b, 3-a
  3. 1-b, 2-c, 3-a
  4. 1-a, 2-b, 3-c

Q.9) Consider the following statements:

  1. Council of ministers cannot exist without the Prime Minister
  2. Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Parliament
  3. Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15 percent of the total number of members of the House of People.

Choose correct statements:

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

  1. Cabinet Committees are non-constitutional bodies
  2. Cabinet Committees are set up by the Prime Minister

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements

  1. A resolution to impeach the President must be passed by a majority of not less than two-third of those present in the house
  2. Members of Legislative Councils of the States participate in the election of the President of India
  3. When the offices of both the President and the Vice-President are vacant, Chief Justice of India performs the function of the office.

Choose the correct codes:

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

Q.12) The Constitution of India can be amended by

  1. Simple majority of the Parliament
  2. Special majority of the Parliament
  3. Special majority of the Parliament and the ratification of half of the state legislatures

Choose the correct code

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

Q.13) Which of the statements is not true with regard to office of the Vice-President of India?

  1. A person seeking election to this office must be at least 35 years of age
  2. The Electoral College for election to this office consists of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and holds office for a term of six years
  3. In the event of death of the President, he/she can hold that office for a period not exceeding six months
  4. The incumbent of this office is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Q.14) In comparison to the offices of President and Vice-President, consider the following statements

  1. While office of President is designed on British model, office of Vice-President of India is designed on lines of American Vice-President.
  2. While Presidential candidate should be qualified to be a Rajya Sabha MP, Vice-Presidential candidate should be qualified to be a Lok Sabha MP.
  3. While the President holds the office for a term of five years, the Vice President holds the office for a term of six years

Choose correct codes

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

Q.15)  In Indian context, which of the following statements is not true with regard to the Prime Minister

  1. The Constitution does not contain any procedure for the selection and appointment of the Prime Minister
  2. As per the constitutional provisions, the President has to appoint the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha as the Prime Minister
  3. A person who is not a member of either House of Parliament can be appointed as Prime Minister for six months
  4. Constitutionally, the Prime Minister may be a member of any of the two Houses of parliament

Q.16) In India, the Prime Minister is the chairman of which of the following institution/organizations?

  1. National Integration Council
  2. Inter-State Council
  3. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
  4. National Board for Wild Life
  5. Department of Atomic Energy

Select the correct code

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

Q.17) ‘Project C.A.T is

  1. A trap-neuter-return initiative for community cats in Mumbai
  2. A project aimed at conserving the wild tiger population, by Discovery Communications and NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  3. A concept for a unmanned single-stage reusable spaceplane capable of horizontal takeoff and landing by HAL
  4. None of the above

Q.18) Consider the following statements about ‘Helmeted Hornbill’

  1. It is found in the Western Ghats
  2. It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List
  3. The helmeted hornbill is revered by ancient forest-dwelling Dayak communities of the Borneo Island

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Borneo Island is politically divided among which of the following countries?

  1. Philippines
  2. Malaysia
  3. Brunei
  4. Indonesia

Select the correct code:

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

Q.20) Global Hunger Index is released by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization
  3. World Bank
  4. None of the above

Q.21) Consider the following statements about Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)

  1. It promotes institutional delivery among the poor pregnant women
  2. It is a 100 % centrally sponsored scheme and it integrates cash assistance with delivery and post-delivery care
  3. It has identified ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) as well as AWC (Anganwadi Workers), as an effective link between the Government and the poor pregnant women

Select the correct statements

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

Q.22) Which of the following Ministries deals with the management of Haj Pilgrimage and including administration of the Haj Committee Act, 1959?

  1. Ministry of Minority Affairs
  2. Ministry of External Affairs
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Q.23) Recently the New Delhi Declaration on Education was adopted by

  1. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. SAARC
  3. BRICS
  4. None of the above

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