IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Polity and Current Affairs [Day 49]

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So, here we are with the 49th 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




  • Panchayati Raj & Urban Local bodies



Q.1) With regard to the Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  1. The chairperson of panchayats at the intermediate and district levels shall be elected indirectly
  2. To bring about uniformity in the structure of Panchayati Raj throughout the country, the Act makes it mandatory for all states to have a three-tier system
  3. The chairperson of a panchayat at the village level shall be elected in such manner as the State legislature determines
  4. All the members of panchayats at the village, intermediate and district levels shall be elected directly by the people

Q.2) At the Central level, the subject of ‘urban local government’ is dealt with which of the following ministries?

  1. Ministry of Defence
  2. Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Ministry of Urban Development

Select the correct code

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

Q.3) Which of the following committee recommended for constitutional status of Panchayati Raj institutions?

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements

  1. The idea of establishment of 3-tier Panchayat-raj system was recommended by Ashok Mehta Committee
  2. Andra Pradesh was the first state to establish Panchayati Raj

Choose the correct code

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

Q.5) According to the Seventy-Third Amendment Act, 1992

  1. The minimum age prescribed for any person to be a member of Panchayat is not less than 18 years
  2. Matters related to disqualifications of members of Panchayat Raj shall be referred to Governor of a State

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.6) Organisation of village panchayats is mentioned in

  1. Directive Principles of State Policy
  2. Fundamental Rights
  3. Seventy-Fourth Amendment Act
  4. None of the above 

Q.7) Consider the following statements

  1. Lord Mayo is known as the father of local self-government in India
  2. A Panchayat reconstituted after premature dissolution continues only for the remainder period.
  3. According to 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, validity of any law relating to the delimitation of constituencies cannot be questioned in any court

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.8) Which of the following does not fall under the compulsory provisions of Seventy-Third Amendment Act, 1992

  1. Fixing tenure of five years for panchayats at all levels
  2. Constitution of a State Finance Commission after every five years to review the financial position of the panchayats
  3. Holding fresh elections within six months in the event of supersession of any panchayat
  4. Authorizing panchayats to levy, collect and appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees

Q.9) 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:

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

Q.10) With regard to urban local bodies in India, which of the following is incorrect?

  1. Notified area committee is an entirely nominated body
  2. Mayor is the chief executive authority of a Municipal corporation
  3. Mayor is elected for a period of one year renewable term
  4. Notified area committee is neither an elected body nor a statutory body

Q.11) In India, a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC)

  1. Is constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
  2. Has the sole responsibility for implementing Government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area
  3. MPC prepares draft development plan with regard to nature of investments to be made in the Metropolitan area by agencies of the Government of the concerned State and Government of India as well

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.12) With regard to Specialized purpose agency, a type of urban local body, consider the following

  1. These are area-based urban bodies
  2. These are single purpose bodies
  3. They function as subordinate agencies of the local municipal bodies
  4. They can be established either as statutory bodies or through an executive resolution

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

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

Q.13) In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, what is the role/power of Gram Sabha?

  1. Gram Sabha has the power to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas.
  2. Gram Sabha has the ownership of minor forest produce.
  3. Recommendation of Gram Sabha is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the Scheduled Areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.14) With regard to the affirmative provisions provided in 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which of the following is incorrect ?

  1. The act provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of the total number of seats for women
  2. The act provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of the total number of seats for SCs and STs in panchayats at all the three levels.
  3. The State Legislature can make provisions for reservation of seats (both members and chairpersons) for backward classes in panchayats at any level.
  4. None

Q.15) Which of the following is not true with regard to State Election Commission?

  1. Preparation of electoral rolls and the conduct of all elections to the panchayats is vested in the State Election Commission
  2. The State Election Commissioner is appointed by the Governor of that State
  3. The State Election Commissioner is removed by the President based on the recommendation of the Parliament
  4. None 

Q.16) Travel and Tourism Competitive Index is released by

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. Airbnb
  3. World Bank
  4. None of the above

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Kyasanur Forest disease

  1. It is a vector borne disease
  2. It is also known as Mad Cow disease
  3. It is endemic to South Asia

Select the correct statements

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Belmont Forum

  1. India and China are the only Asian countries to be members of the Belmont Forum
  2. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change represents India as a member of the Belmont Forum

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 “BRS Conventions”

  1. Basel Convention is concerned with Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
  2. Rotterdam Convention is concerned with Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in international trade
  3. Stockholm Convention is concerned with Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Select the correct statements

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

Q.20) Which of the following countries imposed blanket ban on metal mining?

  1. Guatemala
  2. El Salvador
  3. Honduras
  4. Nicaragua

Q.21) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Albedo is reflectivity of an object in space
  2. Lowering of albedo will result in decrease in temperature of the planet

Select the correct code:

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

Q.22) 900-year-old World Heritage Site Rani ki Vav beat 10 other iconic heritage structures across the country to bag an award for the “Cleanest Iconic Place” at the Indian Sanitation Conference (INDOSAN) 2016. It is located in

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra

Q.23) Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) is under the Ministry of

  1. Railways
  2. Shipping
  3. Road Transport and Highways
  4. Commerce and Industry

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