IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Polity and Current Affairs [Day 37]

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So, here we are with the 37th 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




  • Administration of Special Areas – Scheduled and Tribal Areas
  • Federal System
  • Central State Relations
  • Inter-State relations



Q.1) Consider the following statements

  1. The term Federation is not mentioned in the constitution.
  2. The Indian federal system is based on the American model
  3. In Keshvanandabharathi case the Supreme Court laid down that the Constitution is federal and characterised federalism as its ‘basic feature’

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

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

Q.2) According to Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956

  1. The Act empowers the Parliament to set up an ad hoc tribunal for the adjudication of a dispute between two or more states in relation to inter-state river waters
  2. The decision of the tribunal set-up would be final and binding on the parties to the dispute

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 Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, consider the following statements

  1. The Governor is empowered to organise and re-organise the autonomous districts
  2. Each autonomous district has a district council consisting of both elected and nominated members

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

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements

  1. Under Article 263, the Parliament can at any time establish a Inter-State council to serve the public interest
  2. The Inter-State Council was established under the recommendation of Sarkaria Commission

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

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

Q.5) Which of the following statement[s]  is/are correct with regard to Zonal Councils?

  1. The Zonal Councils are statutory bodies.
  2. SardarVallabhbhai Patel is associated with the idea of creation of Zonal Councils for National Integration
  3. The Prime Minister acts as the common chairman of the six Zonal Councils

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. None
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) Which of the following is/are Federal features of the Constitution of India?

  1. Bicameral Legislature
  2. Written Constitution
  3. President’s Veto over State Bills
  4. Supremacy of the Constitution
  5. Parliament’s Authority over State List

Select the correct code

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

Q.7) With regard to 5th Schedule of the Constitution, consider the following statements

  1. Each state having scheduled areas has to establish a tribes advisory council
  2. The Governor is empowered to make regulations for the peace and good government of a scheduled area after consulting the tribes advisory council

Select the correct code:

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

Q.8) With regard to Inter-State Council, established under Article 263 of the Constitution of India, consider the following statements

  1. It looks into issues between Central Government and Union Territories
  2. It is not a permanent constitutional body for coordination between the states and union government
  3. Prime Minister is the chairman of the council

Choose the correct code

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

Q.9) The Constitution of India contains  “Full Faith and Credit” clause, to make sure that the public acts and public records of one state may be recognised in another state.

With regard to the above statement, consider the following

  1. Public Acts includes both legislative and executive acts of the government.
  1. Public record can include any official book, register or record made by a public servant in the discharge of his official duties.

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

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

Q.10) Which of the following states have scheduled areas?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Gujarat
  3. Karnataka
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Tamil Nadu

Select the correct code

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

Q.11) Consider the following statements

  1. Laws of the Parliament are applicable to the Indian citizens and their property in any part of the world
  2. The Parliament can make laws on any matter in the State List for implementing the international treaties or agreements

Select the correct code

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

Q.12) The Constitution of India provides for a three-fold distribution of legislative subjects between the Centre and State. Which of the following subjects fall under concurrent list?

  1. Education
  2. Public Health
  3. Labour Welfare
  4. Economic and Social planning
  5. Prisons
  6. Forests

Select the correct code

  1. 1, 3, and 6
  2. 1, 3, 4 and 5
  3. 3, 4 and 6
  4. 1, 3, 4, and 6 

Q.13) The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties 

  1. without the consent of any State
  2. with the consent of all the States
  3. with the consent of the majority of States
  4. with the consent of the States concerned 

Q.14) The service tax you pay for availing insurance in India is a

  1. tax imposed, collected and appropriated by the Central Government.
  2. tax imposed by the Central Government but collected and appropriated by the State Government
  3. tax imposed by the State Government but collected by the Central Government
  4. tax imposed by the Centre Government but collected and appropriated both by Centre and State Government

Q.15) Which of the following is not correct?

  1. A cess is a tax on tax, levied by the government for a specific purpose
  2. Surcharge collected by the government can be used for any purpose
  3. The money collected out of Cess goes to the Consolidated fund of India
  4. None

Q.16) Consider the following statements

  1. A mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) is an agreement between two or more countries for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information in an effort to enforce public or criminal laws
  2. Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal Ministry and the Central authority for seeking and providing mutual legal assistance in criminal law matters

Select the correct statements

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements about National Productivity Council (NPC)

  1. It is under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  2. NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an Inter-Governmental Body, of which the Government of India is a founder member

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about ‘Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health’

  1. It is supported by World Health Organisation (WHO), UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  2. India Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the only Asian countries to be a part of this network

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Middle Income Group Scheme

  1. It is a self-supporting scheme which provides legal services to litigants whose gross income does not exceed ?60,000 per month or ?7.5 lakh per annum in the Supreme Courtonly
  2. The members of the governing body include the Chief Justice of India as patron-in-chief, the Attorney General as ex-officio vice-president, the Solicitor General as honorary secretary

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) “Lectures from Colombo to Almora” is based on the experiences of which one of the following?

  1. Annie Besant
  2. RamkrishnaParamhansa
  3. Swami Vivekanand
  4. Veer Savarkar

Q.21) Incontex with the business and banking, what is CRAR?

  1. Credit to Risk Asset Ratio
  2. Capital to Risk Asset Ratio
  3. Credit to Risk Assessment Ratio
  4. Credit Rate Asset Ratio

Q.22) ‘GyanSangam’ is concerned with

  1. Water Sharing
  2. Banks
  3. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  4. Observer Research Foundation

Q.23) “Northwest Africa 7635” is a

  1. A coastal road along Mauritiana, Morocco, Algeria and Libya
  2. A meteorite, discovered in Algeria
  3. A free trade agreement between Maghreb countries
  4. None of the above

Q.24) Cholanaickan tribe primarily inhabit the state of

  1. Odisha
  2. Kerala
  3. Mizoram
  4. Jharkhand

Q.25) The term ‘oil zapper’ is concerned with

  1. Remediation of oily sludge and oil spills
  2. Under­sea oil exploration
  3. Genetically engineered high biofuel yielding maize variety
  4. Technology to control the accidentally caused flames from oil wells

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