UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-14 (Polity)

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Q1. In the colonial legacy of government in India, the Directive Principles in the present Indian Constitution resemble which of the following colonial enactments?

a) Codes’ enacted under Act of 1919
b) Instrument of Instructions’ enacted under Independence Act, 1947
c) Instrument of Instructions’ enumerated in the Government of India Act of 1935
d) Duties of State enumerated in the Morley-Minto Act of 1909


Q2. As per the Supreme Court of India, if a law may transgress certain fundamental rights, but seeks to give effect to a Directive Principle, the law may be saved from unconstitutionality.

Which of the fundamental rights may be transgressed by law this way?

  1. Article 14
  2. Article 19
  3. Article 21
  4. Article 30

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) All of the above
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 3 and 4 only


Q3. Which of the following is NOT a „Directive Principle of State Policy?

  1. Free legal aid to poor
  2. Public assistance in cases of unemployment
  3. Secure the participation of workers in the management of industries

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) All are Directive Principles


Q4. In the constitution, the ideal of Economic Equity is implied in

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Universal Adult franchise
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Part IX and X of the Constitution

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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


Q5 .To secure for all citizens a uniform civil code throughout the country” is one of the Directive Principles.
It means that

a) All citizens will be under the same laws irrespective of their caste
b) All citizens will be under the same laws irrespective of  their religion
c) All citizens will be under the same laws irrespective of their political authority and status
d) All citizens will be under the same laws irrespective of them residing or not residing in India


Q6. The 97th Amendment Act of 2011 added a new Directive Principle relating to cooperative societies in the Constitution. The amendment is concerned with which of the following aspects of cooperative societies?

  1. Autonomous functioning
  2. Democratic control
  3. Professional management

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q7. As per the Constitution, which of the following is/are fundamental in the governance of the country?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Preamble

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

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


Q8. Directive Principles of State Policy help in

  1. Amplifying the Preamble
  2. Guiding courts in Judicial review of legislative and executive acts
  3. Supplementing fundamental rights of citizens

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

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


Q9. Consider the following statements.

  1. Fundamental Rights are subordinate to Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP).
  2. DPSP is not enforced automatically by merely being a part of the Constitution; it requires a legislation to enforce it.

Which of the above is/are correct?

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


Q10. For a citizen of India, the duty to pay taxes is a:

a) Fundamental Duty
b) Legal obligation
c) Constitutional obligation
d) Moral obligation



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