Civil Service Preliminary Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Indian Polity & Governance - 2011

1) The authorization for the withdrawal of funds from the Consolidated Fund of India must come from
(a)  The President of India
(b)  The Parliament of India
(c)  The Prime Minister of India
(d)  The Union Finance Minister



2) In India, if a religious sect/community is given the status of a national minority, what special advantages it is entitled to ?
1.   It can establish and administer exclusive educational institutions.
2.   The President of India automatically nominates a representative of the community to Lok Sabha.
3.   It can derive benefits from the Prime Minister's 15-Point Programme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 and 3 only
(c)  1 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3


3) India is home to lakhs of persons with disabilities. What are the benefits available to them under the law ?
1.   Free schooling till the age of 18 years in government-run schools.
2.   Preferential allotment of land for setting up business.
3.   Ramps in public buildings.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 and 3 only
(c)  1 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3


4) With reference to "Look East Policy" of India, consider the following statements :
1.   India wants to establish itself as an important regional player in the East Asian affairs.
2.   India wants to plug the vacuum created by the termination of Cold War.
3.   India wants to restore the historical and cultural ties with its neighbours in Southeast and East Asia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  1 and 3 only
(c)  3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3


5) When the annual Union Budget is not passed by the Lok Sabha,
(a)  the Budget is modified and presented again
(b)  the Budget is referred to the Rajya Sabha for suggestions
(c)  the Union Finance Minister is asked to resign
(d)  the Prime Minister submits the resignation of Council of Ministers


6) Under the Constitution of India, which one of the following is not a fundamental duty?
(a)  To vote in public elections
(b)  To develop the scientific temper
(c)  To safeguard public property
(d)  To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals


7) With reference to the Finance Commission of India, which of the following statements is correct ?
(a)  It encourages the inflow of foreign capital for infrastructure development
(b)  It facilitates the proper distribution of finances among the Public Sector Undertakings
(c)  It ensures transparency in financial administration
(d)  None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct in this context


8) What is the difference between "vote-on-account" and "interim budget" ?
1. The provision of a "vote-on-account" is used by a regular Government, while an "interim budget" is a provision used by a caretaker Government.
2. A "vote-on-account" only deals with the expenditure in Government's budget, while an "interim budget" includes both expenditure and receipts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2


9) Consider the following:
1. Right to education.
2. Right to equal access to public service.
3. Right to food.

Which of the above is/are Human Right/Human Rights under "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" ?
(a)  1 only
(b)  1 and 2 only
(c)  3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3


10) The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for which of the following ?
1.   Constitution of District Planning Committees.
2.   State Election Commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
3.   Establishment of State Finance Commissions.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a)  1 only
(b)  1 and 2 only
(c)  2 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3



11) Consider the following statements :
      In India, a Metropolitan Planning Committee
1.   is constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
2.   prepares the draft development plans for metropolitan area.
3.   has the sole responsibility for implementing Government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area.

Which of the statements given above is /are correct ?
(a)  1 and 2 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  1 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3

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