UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-13 (Polity)

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Q1. Which of the following are extra-constitutional devices to promote cooperation and coordination between the Centre and the states?

  1. Zonal Councils
  2. Inter-State Councils
  3. North-Eastern Council
  4. Central Council of Indian Medicine

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q2. From the various judgements of the Supreme Court,
which of the following have emerged as elements of ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution?

  1. Separation of powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary
  2. Harmony and balance between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles
  3. Supremacy of the Constitution
  4. Principle of reasonableness
  5. Welfare state and ideals of Socio-economic Justice

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q3. Statutory grants given under Article 275 are

a) Grants given to states in need of financial assistance and not to every state
b) Grants made for any public purpose by the Centre to the States
c) Temporary grants given by the Centre to the states which the states must repay in due time
d) Grants recommended by erstwhile Planning Commission


Q4. The President can proclaim a national emergency when

a) Cabinet gives a written recommendation to the President
b) The Parliament passes a resolution by simple majority to this effect
c) The President is individually satisfied that it is in the best national interest
d) The National Security Council recommends it to the President


Q5. During a national emergency

  1. State governments are suspended and Centre takes the control of the states.
  2. Parliament becomes empowered to make laws on any subject mentioned in the State List.

Which of the above is/are correct?

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


Q6. The presidential proclamation imposing President’s Rule is subject to judicial review was declared by the Supreme Court in

a) D.C. Wadhwa Case
b) S.R. Bommai Case
c) Rameshwar Prasad Case
d) M.C. Mehta Case


Q7. A constitutional amendment bill that amends major federal features can be passed by

a) Special majority in each house of the Parliament
b) Absolute Majority in any one house of the Parliament
c) Simple majority in both house of Parliament as well as in majority of State Legislatures
d) None of the above is correct


Q8. Consider the following about the inter-state council.

  1. Chief Ministers of all the states are its members.
  2. Five Ministers nominated by the Prime Minister are permanent invitees to the Council.
  3. The council is a recommendatory body
  4. The Council meets once biannually.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q9. Article 355 of the Constitution of India is an important instrument that enables the Centre to exercise control over State administration. It imposes which of the following duties on the Centre?

  1. To protect every state against external aggression and internal disturbance
  2. To protect the financial integrity of the states
  3. To ensure that the government of every state is carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution
  4. To resolve conflicts between States through negotiations or binding executive orders.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q10. The “Directive Principles of State Policy” denote the ideals that the State should keep in mind while formulating policies and enacting laws. These principles are applicable to which of the following organs?

  1. Legislative
  2. Executive
  3. Local authorities
  4. Public Sector enterprises (PSUs)

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) All of the above
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only



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  • shreyas

    c b b a b c c a a b

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