UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-7 (Polity)

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Q1. Consider the following statements.

  1. Territory of India‘ is a wider expression than the Union of India‘ as the former includes only states & UTs.
  2. India can acquire foreign territories according to the modes recognised by international law.
  3. Parliament can establish new states that were not a part of the Union of India

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. Article 3 of the Constitution authorizes the Parliament to

  1. Increase or diminish the area of any state
  2. Merge a state and Union Territory to form a new state
  3. Grant special status to the newly created weak states

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


Q3. The Supreme Court of India is

  1. A federal court
  2. The guarantor of the fundamental rights of the citizens
  3. The guardian of the Constitution
  4. The enforcer of Central as well as state laws

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q4. That the ―Indian Constitution is founded on the bedrock of the balance between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles has been

a) Ruled by the Supreme Court
b) Provided for in the Constitution of India
c) Affirmed by a resolution of the Parliament
d) Affirmed by a resolution of the Constituent assembly of India


Q5. The Constitution of India stands for a secular state. Hence, it does not uphold any particular religion as the official religion of the Indian State. Which of the following articles of the Constitution reveal the secular character of the Indian State?

  1. Article 14

  2. Article 15 and 16

  3. Article 30

  4. Article 44

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 4 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q6. Consider the following statements about the process of creation of new states.

  1. A bill which intends to form a new state can be introduced in the Parliament only with the prior recommendation of the President.
  2. Before the bill is approved by the Parliament, it refers the same to the state legislature concerned for expressing its views within a specified period.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None


Q7. The term State‘ has been used in different provisions concerning the fundamental rights against which the citizens are protected. State‘ can include which of the following?

  1. A Public Sector Undertaking
  2. District Planning Committee
  3. A Private party under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract with the government

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


Q8. Article 14 of the constitution says that the State shall not deny to any person ―equality before the law or the ―equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.

Which of the following would come under ―equal protection of the laws ?

  1. The equal subjection of all persons to the ordinary law of the land administered by ordinary law courts.
  2. Similar application of the same laws to all persons who are similarly situated
  3. Equality of opportunity to all under the laws made by the Parliament

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only


Q9. Writ of Mandamus is a command issued by the court. It can be issued to

  1. Governors
  2. Tribunals
  3. Inferior courts

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above


Q10. As per the Supreme Court, which of the following are included in the Freedom of Speech and expression?

  1. Right against tapping of telephonic conversation
  2. Right to know about government activities.
  3. Right against bandh called by a political party or organisation

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) All of the above

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only


Q11. Right to fair trial, Right to hearing, Right to speedy trial and Right to free legal aid are provided to citizens under which of the following fundamental rights?

a) Equality before law and equal protection of laws

b) Right to Life and Liberty

c) Right against arbitrary arrest and detention

d) Right against exploitation


Q12. Article 23 of the Constitution prohibits traffic in human beings, forced labour and other similar forms of forced labour. It is enforced by which of the following laws made by the Parliament?

  1. Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  2. Contract Labour Act, 1970
  3. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) All of the above

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only


Q13. The Indian constitution explicitly contains which of the following provisions for exercising direct democracy?

  1. Referendum

  2. Plebiscite

  3. Recall

  4. Initiative

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 only

c) 3 and 4 only

d) None of the above


Q14. Which of the following provisions of the chapter on
Fundamental Rights in the Constitution ensure civic
equality?

  1. Article 13

  2. Article 14

  3. Article 16

  4. Article 19

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


Q15. The status of the Preamble of the Constitution has always been a question of debate in the country. The present opinion of the Supreme Court about the status of the Preamble is that

a) It is a part of the constitution but cannot be amended.

b) It is a not part of the constitution and cannot be amended.

c) It is a part of the constitution and can be amended.

d) It is not a part of the constitution but can be amended



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