IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 Polity and Current Affairs [Day 50]

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So, here we are with the 50th 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 Bodies
  • Non-Constitutional Bodies
  • Tribunals


Q.1) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) exercises original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and service matters of public servants belonging to

  1. civilian employees of defence services
  2. officers of the Supreme Court
  3. all-India services
  4. secretarial staff of the Parliament
  5. state government employees

Select the correct code

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

Q.2) With reference to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which of the following statement is not true?

  1. The President determines the composition of Union Public Service Commission
  2. The jurisdiction of UPSC can be extended by the Parliament
  3. The UPSC is not consulted while making reservations of appointments or posts in favour of any backward class of citizens
  4. The members of UPSC can relinquish their offices at any time by addressing their resignation to their Chairman

Q.3) With regard to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which of the following statement in incorrect?

  1. The commission is not empowered to inquire into any matter after the expiry of one year from the occurrence of violation of human rights
  2. It has no power to punish the violators of human rights, nor to award any relief including monetary relief to the victim
  3. NHRC does not have suo motu powers to look into violation of human rights
  4. It has all the powers of a civil court and its proceedings have a judicial character.

Q.4) With reference to Election Commission of India, consider the following

  1. The President has the power to increase/decrease the number of election commissioners in the Election Commission
  2. In case of difference of opinion between the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners, the matter is decided by the Chief Election Commissioner
  3. The Election commission conducts elections to the office of the President and Vice-President

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

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

Q.5) In India, which of the following is/are not considered as Constitutional bodies?

  1. National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
  2. National Commission for Minorities
  3. National Human Rights Commission
  4. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  5. Advocate General of the State

Select the correct code

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

Q.6) Central Administrative Tribunal(CAT) was setup to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to the aggrieved public servants. With regard to CAT, which of the following statements is incorrect?

  1. Provisions for establishment of Tribunals in India was provided by 42nd Amendment Act of 1976
  2. Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 authorises the Parliament to establish one Central administrative tribunal and the state administrative tribunals
  3. CAT is guided by the principles of natural justice not by procedure laid down in the Civil Procedure Code of 1908
  4. An aggrieved public servant cannot approach the Supreme Court directly against an order of the CAT, without first going to the concerned High court

Q.7) According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the President of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?

  1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission
  2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee
  3. The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
  4. The Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  5. The Report of the Central Vigilance Commission

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.8) Consider the following

  1. Union Public Service Commission is the central personnel agency in India
  2. Both Central Vigilance Commission and Union Public Service Commission can be consulted by the government while taking disciplinary action against a civil servant

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.9) The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is required to investigate and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and legal safeguards of

  1. Other Backward Classes
  2. Anglo-Indian Community
  3. Scheduled Tribes
  4. Scheduled Castes

Select the correct code

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

Q.10) In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)?

  1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.
  2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.
  3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
  4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.11) Consider the following

  1. A State Human Rights Commission can inquire into violation of human rights only in respect of subjects mentioned in the State List and the Concurrent List of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution
  2. The chairperson and members of a State Human Rights Commission are appointed and removed by the Governor

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.12) Which of the following institutions/bodies have powers of a Civil Court?

  1. National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
  2. National Human Rights Commission
  3. Comptroller and auditor general of India
  4. Central Information Commission
  5. Central Vigilance Commission

Choose the correct code

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

Q.13) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) being the main investigating agency of the Central Government, plays an important role in the prevention of corruption and maintaining integrity in administration. With regard to CBI, consider the following

  1. The CBI is not a statutory body
  2. Establishment of the CBI was recommended by the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption
  3. Upholding human rights, protecting the environment, arts, antiques and heritage of our civilisation is one of the focus areas of CBI

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

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

Q.14) Match the following

National Commissions/Body                                      Ministry                     

  1. Inter-State Council                            –      Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Central Information Commission  –      Ministry of Personnel
  3. Central Bureau of Investigation      –      Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. National Human Rights Commission –      Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

Q.15) With regard to Joint State Public Service Commission (JSPSC), consider the following

  1. JSPSC is a statutory body
  2. A JSPSC presents its annual performance report to the President
  3. The number of members of a JSPSC and their conditions of service are determined by the President

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

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

Q.16) Which of the following countries is not a member of Eurasian Economic Union

  1. Armenia
  2. Belarus
  3. Georgia
  4. Kazakhstan

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Council of Europe

  1. All the members of Council of Europe are members of European Union
  2. United States, Japan and China have observer status with the Council of Europe

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 Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh (JSK)

  1. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. Shantushti strategy under JSK involves private sector gynaecologist and vasectomy surgeons to conduct operation in PPP mode
  3. Prerna strategy recognizes and awards couples who had broken the stereotype of early marriage and early childbirth

Select the correct statements

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

Q.19) Gazoldoba Barrage is located in which of the following states?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Sikkim
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Assam

Q.20) Togalu Gombeyaata is a puppet show unique to

  1. Odisha
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Kerala
  4. Karnataka

Q.21) Consider the following statements about Incremental Capital Output Ratio (ICOR)

  1. It refers to the additional capital required to generate additional output
  2. A country with a higher ICOR is better than a country with a lower ICOR

Select the correct statements

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

Q.22) Recently the Chinese diplomats have been using the famous traveller Hiuen Tsang’s legacy to rekindle ‘cooperation’ between India and China. Consider the following statements with regard to Hiuen Tsang

  1. He was known as ‘Prince of Pilgrims’
  2. He travelled India during the reign of Chandra Gupta II

Choose the appropriate code

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

Q.23) ______________ is the nodal agency to facilitate digital transition of residential townships across the country.

  1. Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd
  2. Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC)
  3. Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited
  4. Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd

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