UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-6 (Polity)

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Q1. Consider the following statements about the constituent assembly (CA).

  1. It was based on a scheme suggested by the Cabinet mission.

  2. All provinces and princely state were to be represented in the CA as per the decided scheme.

  3. There were to be no nominated members in the CA as per the decided scheme.

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


Q2. The structural part of the Constitution is, to a large extent, derived from the Government of India Act of 1935.
This argument is supported by which of the following features/provisions of the constitution?

  1. Public Service Commission of Union and States

  2. Federal polity

  3. Division of powers in lists between Centre and states

  4. Bicameralism in state assemblies

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) All of the above


Q3. Consider that you belong to the religion Zoroastrianism. You are outside a Hindu temple managed by the state and want to enter. But somewhere at the entry you find this written ―Only Hindus are allowed. Now consider the following courses of action.

  1. Complain to the local police authority about this discrimination and violation of your fundamental right of free movement

  2. Approach the state High court of this violation of fundamental right

  3. Approach the Supreme Court with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the same issue

Which of the above options are legally and constitutionally appropriate?

a) 2 only

b) 3 only

c) All of the above

d) None of the above


Q4. India has adopted the parliamentary system of Government. It is based on the principle of

a) Doctrine of separation of powers between the legislature and executive organs

b) Cooperation and co-ordination between the legislative and executive organs

c) Doctrine of separation of powers between the legislature and judicial organs

d) Doctrine of separation of powers between the executive and judicial organs


Q5. Consider the following statements.

  1. The term Federation‘ has nowhere been used in the Constitution.

  2. The state and local governments derive their authority from the constitution rather than from the Union government.

Which of the above is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None


Q6. Consider the following statements.

  1. As per the Independence Act of 1947, the constituent assembly was to become the first dominion legislature.

  2. The constituent assembly was not a fully sovereign body.

Which of the above is/are true?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None


Q7. Among all the committees of the Constituent Assembly, the most important committee was the Drafting Committee. Who among the  following were NOT the members of the committee?

  1. N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar

  2. Syed Mohammad Saadullah

  3. T T Krishnamachari

  4. Dr K M Munshi

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 4 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) All were the members


Q8. Consider the following statements about the Charter Act of 1833.

  1. The act created, for the first time, a Government of India having authority over the entire territorial area possessed by the British in India.

  2. It ended the activities of the East India Company as a commercial body.

  3. It separated, for the first time, the legislative and executive functions of the Governor-General‘s council.

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. In India, all citizens irrespective of the state in which they are born or reside enjoy the same political and civil rights of citizenship all over the country and no discrimination is made between them excepting in few cases in

  1. Tribal areas

  2. State of J&K

  3. Areas mentioned under Article 371 of the Constitution

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. Which of the following terminologies find a mention in the Constitution of India?

  1. Consolidated fund of India

  2. State Public Service Commission

  3. Financial emergency

  4. Quasi-legislative

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q11. State emergency or President‘s rule can be applied to an Indian state on which of the following grounds?

  1. Failure to comply with Centre‘s directions

  2. Breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state

  3. Threat to the financial stability of the state

  4. Internal aggression in the state

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 4 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q12. Consider the following statements about the Preamble of the Constitution.

  1. The Preamble of the source of authority of the Constitution.

  2. It declares the nature of the Indian state.

  3. It envisages political as well as social ideals.

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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