UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-12 (Polity)

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Q1. Which of the following Directive Principles did NOT exist in the unamended original constitution?

  1. To protect and improve the environment and to safeguard forests and wild life
  2. To secure for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the country
  3. To secure the right to adequate means of livelihood for all citizens

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


Q2. The Parliament can enact laws to implement which of the following fundamental duties under Part IVA of the Constitution?

  1. Penalty for not filing tax returns
  2. Penalty for not voting in elections
  3. Punishment for spreading communal hatred

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


Q3. Which of these is/are NOT Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen?

  1. To properly nourish his/her children.
  2. To safeguard national property.
  3. To defend the country and render national service when called upon.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only


Q4. Consider the following statements.

Assertion (A):
The president must give her assent to a Constitutional amendment bill passed by due process.

Reason (R):
The Constitution makers did not give the office of the President any responsibility with regard to protecting the constitution.

In the context of the above, which of these is correct?

a) A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation of A.
b) A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation of A.
c) A is incorrect, but R is correct.
d) A is correct, but R is incorrect.


Q5. Which of the following provisions of the Constitution can be amended by a simple majority in the Parliament?

  1. Conferment of more jurisdiction on the Supreme Court
  2. Delimitation of constituencies
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Election of the President and its manner

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q6. The lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, can be dissolved by

a) The President on recommendation of the Prime Minister
b) The Prime Minister on the advice of the Council of Ministers
c) The Supreme Court on an inquiry conducted by a Parliamentary Committee
d) The Speaker on the recommendations of a Joint Committee of both houses.


Q7. The principle of collective responsibility is the bedrock principle of parliamentary government. The principle implies that the

  1. Lok Sabha can remove the council of ministers from office by passing a vote of no confidence.
  2. The Council of Ministers as a whole is bound by consensus.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None


Q8. The parliamentary system of government in India is largely based on the British parliamentary system.
However the Indian system differs from the British in which of the following?

  1. India is a Republic whereas Britain is a constitutional Monarchy.
  2. Citizens other than MPs cannot be appointed as Ministers in India unlike in Britain.
  3. In Britain the prime minister should be a member of the Lower House unlike in India where he can be a member of any house.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q9. Which of the following trends in the working of Indian political system reflects its federal spirit?

  1. Territorial disputes between states
  2. Demand for creation of new states
  3. Demand of the states for more financial grants from the Centre to meet their developmental needs
  4. Emergence of Regional parties and their contribution in national politics
  5. Opposition of the State to the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2, 4 and 5 only
c) 3, 4 and 5 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Q10. The Constitution empowers the Parliament to make laws on any matter enumerated in the State List under which of the following extraordinary circumstances?

  1. When the President exhorts the Council of Ministers to do so in national interest
  2. When the lower house passes a resolution to this effect by special majority
  3. When a National Emergency is in operation
  4. When the National Security Council recommends so in the interest of national security

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4



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  • Aghav umesh laxman

    1-b
    2-b
    3-d
    4-a
    5-a
    6-a
    7-a
    8-c
    9-c
    10-b

  • Aghav umesh laxman

    I like this test

  • 1.C
    2.B
    3.C
    4.D
    5.A
    6.A
    7.C
    8.C
    9.D
    10.B

  • Bhagya

    1 c
    2 b
    3 c
    4 d
    5 c
    6 a
    7 c
    8 c
    9 c
    10 b

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