UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-3 (Polity)

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Q1. ‘August Offer’ of 1940 of the British government relates to

a) Appointment of a representative Constitution Making Body after the Second World War.

b) Partition of India based on a referendum.

c) Setting up provisional governments in the Princely states.

d) Abolition of the system of communal electorates if India participated in the Second World War.

Q2. Consider the following statements.

  1. It made the Governor-General of Bengal as the Governor-General of India and vested all civil and military powers in him.
  2. The Governor-General of India was given exclusive legislative powers for the entire British India.

The provisions above were made in which of the following Acts?

a) Charter Act of 1833

b) Charter Act of 1853

c) Government of India Act of 1858

d) Pitt’s India Act of 1784

Q3. The Supreme Court has declared which of the following rights as part of Article 21: Right to Life and Liberty?

  1. Right to free legal aid
  2. Right against delayed execution
  3. Right to shelter
  4. Right to decent environment
  5. Right to livelihood

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 3 and 5 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q4. January 26 was specifically chosen as the ‘date of commencement’ of the Constitution because

a) It was on this day in 1930 that Purna Swaraj day was celebrated.

c) The members of the Constituent assembly appended their signatures to the Constitution of India on this date.

d) The Government of India Act 1935 was enacted on this date, which became the bedrock of the Indian constitution.

e) The transfer of power from the British Crown to native Indian government took place on this date.

Q5. Which of the Acts passed by the British Parliament introduced an open competition system of selection and recruitment of civil servants in India before independence?

a) Charter Act of 1853

b) Indian Councils Act of 1861

c) Indian Councils Act of 1892

d) Charter Act of 1833

Q6. The right to property is a legal right and not a fundamental right. This has which of the following implications?

  1. There is no guaranteed right to compensation in case of acquisition of a private property by the state.
  2. It can be regulated without a constitutional amendment by an ordinary law of the Parliament.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

Q7. Cultural and educational rights given under Articles 29 and 30 of the Indian constitution imply

  1. Minorities have the right to conserve their language and script.
  2. Minorities have a fundamental right to receive financial support from the government to preserve their traditions.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None

Q8. Which of the following were introduced or provided for by the Government of India Act of 1919?

  1. Bicameralism
  2. Direct Elections
  3. Central Public Service Commission
  4. Autonomy to provincial legislatures to enact their budgets

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

Q9. Which of the following is the competent authority to change the name of any State of India

a) Concerned State Legislature

b) Governor concerned

c) Parliament

d) Union Home Minister

Q10. The Preamble to the Indian Constitution is based on the

a) Preamble of the Nehru Report produced in 1928.

b) Prelude of the Government of India Act, 1935.

c) ‘Objectives Resolution’ adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1946.

d) ‘Outcome Paper’ of the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress, 1930.


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