IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Polity and Current Affairs [Day 25]

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Hello Friends

So, here we are with the 25th 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




Q.1) The President is elected not directly by the people but by members of Electoral College consisting of

  1. the elected and nominated members of both the Houses of Parliament
  2. the elected members of the legislative assemblies of all the Union Territories
  3. the elected members of the legislative assemblies of all the states

Which of the above statement[s] is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following, with reference to the President’s veto power

  1. Suspensive veto of the President can be overridden by re-passage of the bill by a simple majority of the Parliament
  2. The President has no veto power over a Constitutional amendment bill

Select the correct code

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

Q.3) With regard to ‘Motion of  Thanks’, consider the following

  1. The first session after each general election and the first session of every fiscal year is addressed by the President
  2. It is discussed in Lok Sabha only
  3. A failure to get motion of thanks passed amounts to defeat of government and leads to collapse of government

Select the correct code

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements

  1. A minister who is a member of one House of Parliament does not have the right to speak and to take part in the proceedings of the other House
  2. A minister can vote only in the House of which he/she is a member

Choose the correct code

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

Q.5) Consider the following statements with regard to powers of Prime Minister (PM)

  1. The PM can ask a minister to resign or advise the President to dismiss him in case of difference of opinion.
  2. The PM advises the President with regard to summoning and proroguing of the sessions of the Parliament.
  3. The PM can recommend dissolution of the Lok Sabha to President at any time.

Which of the above statement[s] is/are correct?

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

Q.6) In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is

  1. to allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant
  2. to allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance
  3. to postpone the proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members
  4. to let opposition members collect information from the ministers

  Q.7) Consider the following statements

  1. The ordinance making power of the President is an executive power.
  2. The President’s satisfaction on issuing an ordinance is non-justiciable on the ground of malafide.
  3. Ordinance making power is a discretionary power of the President.

Select the correct code

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

Q.8) With regard to Secretariat of Parliament, consider the following  

  1. The recruitment and service conditions of the Secretariat are regulated by the presiding officer of the House
  2. Secretary-general of the Secretariat is appointed by the President

 Select the correct code

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

Q.9) With regard to Attorney General for India, the highest law officer in the country, which of the following is incorrect?

  1. The office of the Attorney General is not created by the Constitution.
  2. His/Her term of office is not fixed by the Constitution.
  3. He/She resigns when the government or the council of ministers resigns
  4. He/She holds office during the pleasure of the president.

Q.10) Which of the following statement is incorrect?

  1. Prime minister may be a member of any of the two houses of Parliament
  2. The Prime Minister has a fixed term of five years
  3. The advice tendered by Ministers to the President shall not be inquired into in any court
  4. The Constitution does not contain any specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the Prime Minister

Q.11) Consider the following

  1. When the Lok Sabha passes a no-confidence motion against the council of ministers, all the ministers have to resign including those ministers who are from the Rajya Sabha
  2. Any exercise of executive power by the President without the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers is considered to be unconstitutional

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

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

Q.12) With regard to Public Accounts Committee, consider the following statements

  1. This committee was setup under the provisions of the Government of India Act of 1935.
  2. The members are nominated by the Speaker for a term of one year.
  3. As per the convention, the chairman of the committee is selected from the Opposition.

Select the correct code

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

Q.13) With regard to pardoning power of the President, which of statements given below is incorrect?

  1. The power to pardon is to be exercised by the President on the advice of the Union Cabinet
  2. The President cannot pardon sentences inflicted by court martial
  3. The Constitution does not provide for any mechanism to question the legality of decisions of President
  4. None

Q.14) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Censure motion’?

  1. It can be moved against any individual minister
  2. It should state the reasons for its adoption in the Lok Sabha.
  3. If it is passed in the Lok Sabha, the council of ministers need not resign from the office.

Choose the correct code

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

Q.15) Consider the following statements with regard to a Private Bill?

  1. It can be introduced by any member of Parliament
  2. Its rejection by the House has an implication on the parliamentary confidence in the government

Select the correct code

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

Q.16) Which of the following motion can be moved to reduce any Demand for grant?

  1. Superseding motion
  2. Cut motion
  3. Ancillary motion
  4. Closure motion

Q.17) Consider the following statements about ‘Vanjeevan’

  1. It is launched by National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC)
  2. The scheme is focused on North Eastern states in its first phase
  3. It is a National resource centre for tribal livelihood

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) ‘Urban Plus approach’ was seen in news recently. It is associated with

  1. BRICS
  2. G4
  3. United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
  4. None of the above

Q.19) Consider the following statements about ‘Kafala System’

  1. Under this system both domestic and foreign workers are obliged to seek their employer’s permission to change jobs or leave the country
  2. All the GCC countries have abolished the kafala system

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) The Paracel Islands are located in

  1. Ross Sea
  2. South China Sea
  3. Adriatic Sea
  4. Celebes Sea

Q.21) Consider the following statements about Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

  1. It is a statutory organization under Electricity Act, 2003
  2. It develops programs which will increase the conservation and efficient use of energy in India
  3. Draft National Electricity Plan, 2016 was prepared by CEA which calls for doubling the coal based capacity addition by 2025

Select the correct statements

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

Q.22) Muhuri, a transnational river flows between India and

  1. Myanmar
  2. Nepal
  3. Pakistan
  4. Bangladesh

Q.23) Section 498A in the Indian Penal Code is related to

  1. LGBT community or Homosexuality
  2. Unlawful Assembly
  3. Domestic Violence
  4. Sedition

Q.24) OraQuick is

  1. A question and answer website
  2. HIV self-testing kit
  3. A German supercomputer
  4. None

Q.25) Which of the following is correctly matched

  1. Khardung La :: J&K
  2. Pir Panjal :: Himachal Pradesh
  3. Saser La :: J&K
  4. Bom Di La :: Sikkim

Select the correct code:

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

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