UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-4 (Polity)

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Q1. The Indian Constitution establishes certain independent bodies like Election Commission of India, Union Service Public Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. How does it secure their independence from the government?

  1. The Government has no right to appoint or remove the chairman of these bodies.
  2. These bodies are not financed from the Consolidated Fund of India.
  3. These bodies are not legal entities like the government.
  4. The government cannot take any action against these bodies or their office holders.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 4 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above


Q2. Which of the following most appropriately explains the system of ‘diarchy’ introduced by the Government of India Act of 1919?

a) There was a division of control of the Government of India between the British Secretary of State and the Viceroy

b) Administration of India was divided between Central and provincial governments

c) Both the official and non-official councils of Governor General got the right to issue ordinances

d) None of the above


Q3. The British Government announced the appointment of a seven-member statutory Simon commission in 1927 to

a) Study and report on Constitutional reforms in India

b) Review the working of bureaucracy in India

c) Propose amendments in educational reforms made by Wood’s despatch, 1854

d) Report on land revenue policy of the British government in India


Q4. The Government of India Act of 1935 marked a major milestone towards establishing a ‘responsible government’ in India. What do you understand by ‘responsible government’ in this context?

a) The Governor was required to act with the advice of ministers responsible to the provincial legislature.

b) Government of India took major steps in promoting the welfare of vulnerable sections of Indian population

c) The Viceroy, Governor and Ministers would conduct themselves strictly based on laws

d) Bureaucracy will act as per the instructions of the elected representatives instead of the Governor and Viceroy


Q5. Apart from framing the Constitution and enacting ordinary laws, the Constituent Assembly also

  1. Ratified India’s membership of the Commonwealth
  2. Adopted the national flag and anthem
  3. Elected the first President of India

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


Q6. The Constitution of India establishes a federal system of government. It contains all the usual features of a federation which are?

  1. Division of powers between Central and Regional governments
  2. Flexibility of the Constitution
  3. Independent Judiciary
  4. All-India Services

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q7. The writ of Certiorari is issued by

a) A higher court to a lower court or tribunal

b) Judiciary to the executive

c) Judiciary to the legislature

d) A higher court to its officers


Q8. The guarantor of the fundamental rights of the Indian citizens is the

a) President of India

b) Parliament

c) Supreme Court of India

d) National Human Rights Commission


Q9. Consider the following statements about the Indian constitution.

  1. Public comments were invited while finalizing the constitutional document.
  2. It was put to referendum.
  3. Some provisions of the constitution came in force even before India adopted the constitution fully on the first republic day.

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


Q10. The Constitution contains not only the fundamental principles of governance but also detailed administrative provisions. This fact can be supported by looking up in which of the following provisions of the constitution?

  1. Fifth and Sixth schedule
  2. Centre-state relations
  3. Appointment and functions of several constitutional bodies

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


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