MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – National Symbols

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – National Symbols

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding National Flag:

  1. The ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 5:4.
  2. The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on July 22, 1947.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding State Emblem of India:

  1. It is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Asoka.
  2. The motto “Satyameva Jayate”-Truth alone triumphs-written in Devanagari script below the profile of the Lion Capital is part of the State Emblem of India.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding National Anthem of India:

  1. It was first sung on December 27, 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
  2. The playing time of the full version of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding National Song of India:

  1. It has a lower status with respect to Jana-gana-mana.
  2. The song Vande Mataram is national song of India and was composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding National Calendar:

  1. The National Calendar is based on the Saka Era, with Chaitra as its first month with 1
    Chaitra falling on March 22 normally.
  2. Dates of the National Calendar have a permanent correspondence with dates of the Gregorian calendar, which is used alongwith national calendar for official purposes.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1bThe ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 3:2.
2c
3cThe first stanza of song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindra Nath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on January 24, 1950.
4bIt has an equal status with Jana-gana-mana.
The first political occasion when it was sung was the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.
5cNational Calendar was adopted from March 22, 1957. National calendar has 365 days.

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