MCQs Based on Indian Polity 2017

MCQs Based on Indian Polity 2017

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

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Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding constitutional & legal provision with regard to Inter state water disputes:

  1. Art 262 of the constitution provides for adjudication of inter-state water disputes.
  2. Neither the Supreme Court nor any other court shall exercise jurisdiction in respect of any such dispute or complaint as referred under article 262

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding recognition of Political Parties by Election Commission of India:

  1. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) has become the 7th national party in India
  2. A party without a single seat in Lok Sabha can become National Party.
  3. A party without a single seat in State Assembly can become State Party.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 only

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding form of accounts of the Union and of the States:

  1. Comptroller and Auditor General of India is the principal advisor on accounting matters to the Union Government.
  2. As per article 150, the accounts of the Union and of the States shall be kept in such form as the President may, on the advice of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, prescribe.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ scheme:

  1. The programme aims to give a boost to the existing cultural connect between different parts of the country and enhance interaction between people living in different states.
  2. Union territories have been excluded under this program.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Zonal councils:

  1. Zonal councils are constitutional bodies under Article 263 of the constitution.
  2. North-Eastern council- was established under North-Eastern councils act.
  3. There are 6 zonal councils at present in India.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 2 only

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding disqualification of legislators on grounds of holding office of Profit:

  1. Under the Constitution, a person shall be disqualified for being chosen or for being a member of House of Parliament, Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council if he holds any office of profit under the Government of India or Government of any state.
  2. The definition of “Office of Profit” is clearly defined under the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Prevention of Insults to National Honours Act,1971 :

  1. The Prevention of Insults to National Honours Act,1971 recognizes the Constitution, National flag and National Anthem as symbols of national honor.
  2. The act mandates that people stand up when National Anthem is being sung.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Vanjeevan:

  1. It has been launched by Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC).
  2. Vanjeevan will help identify the problems in livelihood issues and focus on identifying local
    resources keeping in view the existing skill levels.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding special status of J&K in the Indian Constitution:

  1. Art 370 of the Indian constitution gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. Unlike other states, residual powers are vested in state government in J&K.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016:

  1. The Bill does not extend to illegal Muslim migrants.
  2. The Bill provides that the registration of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders may be cancelled if they violate any law.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q11. Consider the following Statements regarding Public Accounts Committee:

  1. It was first set up in 1921 under the provisions of Government of India Act 1919.
  2. It consists of not more than 22 members- 15 from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha, nominated by chairperson of each house.
  3. A minister cannot be a member of the committee.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 3 only

Q12. In which landmark judgement did the Supreme Court held that the legislative power of the executive to promulgate Ordinances is to be used in exceptional circumstances only:

a) D.C. Wadhwa Case
b) Berubari Union Case
c) Keshvanand Bharti Case
d) Minerva Mills Case

Q13. Consider the following Statements regarding VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail):

  1. VVPAT is a small printer like machine attached to Electronic Voter Machine (EVM) which allows to the voters to verify that their vote has been cast correctly.
  2. The voter is allowed to take the print out of the acknowledgment generated by the VVPAT machine.
  3. Mizoram was the first state to introduce VVPAT on a large scale.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 3 only

Q14. Consider the following Statements regarding lok adalats:

  1. Lok Adalats have been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.
  2. If the parties are not satisfied with the award of the Lok Adalat though there is no provision for an appeal against such an award.
  3. There is no court fee payable when a matter is filed in a Lok Adalat.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 2 only

Q15. Consider the following Statements regarding Electoral bonds:

  1. Electoral bonds provide a way for donating anonymously to a political party.
  2. These bonds can be purchased by donors by making payments digitally or direct deposit by cash at the notified bank.
  3. Electoral bonds will be issued by a notified bank for specified denominations.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 2 only

Q16. Consider the following Statements regarding office of Attorney General:

  1. The Delhi High Court has ruled that the office of the Attorney General of India does not come under the purview of Right to Information Act (RTI).
  2. He is also allowed to take up private practice, provided the other party is not the state.
  3. The Attorney General gets a retainer, paid from Consolidated Fund of India, equivalent to the salary of a judge of a Supreme Court.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 2 only

Q17. Consider the following Statements regarding Contempt of court:

  1. Contempt of court is not defined in the Indian constitution but in the Contempt of Courts Act of 1971.
  2. Criminal contempt is when a person willfully disobeys any order of a court.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q18. Consider the following Statements regarding Doctrine of Essential Religious
Practices:

  1. This doctrine has been established by the Supreme Court  with regard to the protection under Art 25 and 26
  2. The protection is accorded to only those practices that are regarded by the said religion as its essential and integral part.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q19. Consider the following Statements regarding Exit polls in India:

  1. The Commission bars publication of exit poll results till the last round of elections is over.
  2. Section 126A of Representation of People Act prohibits conduction of Exit poll and dissemination of their results during the period: from commencement of polls in the first phase and half hour after the time fixed for close of poll for the last phase in all the States.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q20. Consider the following Statements regarding Opinion Polls in India:

  1. It is a pre-election survey that shows people’s views on various political issues.
  2. Section 126(1)(b) of the RP Act, 1951 bars publication of Opinion polls in all mediums for 48 hours prior to an election in that polling area.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q21. Consider the following Statements regarding ordinance making power of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi:

  1. Ordinance can be promulgated only after taking permission from the President.
  2. He can promulgate Ordinance even when assembly is in session.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q22. Consider the following Statements regarding Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of
Agreement (LEMOA):

  1. The agreement between India & US provides access to each other’s  military facilities for fuelling and logistic support on a reimbursable basis.
  2. It also provides for the establishment of bases or basing arrangements in each other’s territory.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q23. Consider the following Statements regarding Defence Acquisition Council (DAC):

  1. DAC is headed by the Defence Minister.
  2. It is responsible for decision making in regard to according in principle’ approval of Capital Acquisitions in the long term perspective plan.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q24. Consider the following Statements regarding Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement
of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016:

  1. The Bill confers admiralty jurisdiction on High Courts located in coastal states of India and this jurisdiction extends upto territorial waters.
  2. It applies to every vessel irrespective of place of residence or domicile of owner.
  3. It does not apply to warships and naval auxiliary and vessels used for non-commercial purposes.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 only

Q25. Consider the following Statements regarding water disputes tribunal in India:

TribunalStates
1Ravi & Beas Water TribunalPunjab, Haryana & Rajasthan
2Krishna Water Disputes TribunalKarnatka, Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh
3Vansadhara Water Disputes TribunalAndhra Pradesh & Odisha
4Mahadayi Water Disputes TribunalGoa, Karnataka & Maharashtra

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 3 & 4 only

Q26. Consider the following Statements regarding Special Category States:

  1. The concept of a special category state was first introduced in 1969 by the 5th Finance Commission.
  2. Apart from central assistance, they are also given preferential treatment when it comes to sharing of the central tax revenue.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q27. Consider the following Statements regarding Inter-State Council (ISC):

  1. It is a permanent constitutional body.
  2. Home Minister acts as the chairman of the council.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q28. Consider the following Statements regarding Eighth Schedule of the Constitution:

  1. There is “no established set of criteria” for inclusion of languages in the Eighth schedule.
  2. Bhojpuri and Rajasthani are included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q29. Consider the following Statements regarding privileges of National Parties:

  1. Unique symbol Free airtime on public broadcasters AIR and Doordarshan during the Lok Sabha elections.
  2. Two free copies of electoral rolls while their candidates need only one proposer to file their nomination papers.
  3. Deploy 40 star campaigners whose expenditure is not clubbed with the election expenses of an individual candidate.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 3 only

Q30 Which of the following extraordinary powers are available to armed forces under AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act):

  1. Fire upon anyone after giving warning who is acting against law & order in the disturbed area.
  2. Arrest anyone without warrant.
  3. Stop and search any vehicle or vessel.
  4. Armed forces personnel have legal immunity for their actions.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1, 2 & 3 only
b) 2, 3 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 2 & 3 only

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