Civil Service Preliminary Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on Indian Polity & Governance - 2012

1)   In India other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose what is the importance of the office of the CAG?
1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the parliament when the president of India declares national emergency/ financial emergency
2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the PAC/
3. Information form CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
4.While dealing with audit and accounting of govt. companies. CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

Which of the above are correct?
(A)       1, 3 and 4 only
(B)        2 only
(C)        2 and 3 only
(D)       1, 2, 3 and 4


2)  The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/ her appointment
(A) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
(B)  need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
(C)  must be a member of one of the Houses of the parliament
(D) must be a member of the Lok Sabha


3) With reference to the Delimitation Commission, consider the following statements:
  1. The orders of the Delimitation Commission cannot be challenged in a Court of Law.
  2. When the orders of the Delimitation Commission are laid before the Lok Sabha or  State Legislative Assembly, they cannot effect any modifications in the orders.
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


4) According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the President of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?
  1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission
  2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee
  3. The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
  4. The Report of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes
Select the correct answer the using the codes given below:
(A)       1 only
(B)        2 and 4 only
(C)        1, 3 and 4 only
(D)       1, 2, 3 and 4


5) A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and Rrajya sabha calls for a joint sitting of the parliament during the passage of
  1. ordinary legislation
  2. money bill
  3. constitution amendment bill
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(A)       1 only
(B)        2 and 3 only
(C)        1 and 3 only
(D)       1,2 and 3


6) Which of the following is/ are among the fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Indian Constitution?
1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice
3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry
4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1, 3 and 4 only
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4


7) What is the provision to safeguard the autonomy of the supreme court of India?
1. While appointing the Supreme Court judges, the president of India has to consult the CJI.
2. The SC judges can be removed by the CJI only
3. The salaries of judges are charged on the consolidated fund of India to which the legislature does not have to vote.
4. All appointments of officers and staffs of the SC are made by the govt only after CJI

which are correct
(A) 1, 3
(B) 3, 4
(C) 4
(D) 1, 2, 3, 4


8) The distribution of powers between the Centre and the States in the Indian Constitution is based on the scheme provide in the
(A) Marley-Minto reforms 1909
(B)Montagu Chelmsford act 1919
(C) Govt. of India act, 1935
(D)Indian independence act 1947


9) Which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India have a bearing on Education?
1. Directive Principles of State Policy
2. Rural and Urban Local Bodies
3. Fifth Schedule
4. Sixth Schedule
5. Seventh Schedule

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(A)      1 and 2 only
(B)      3, 4 and 5 only
(C)      1, 2 and 5 only
(D)      1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


10) In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 what is the role/ power of Gram Sabah?
1. Gram Sabah has the power to prevent alienation of land in the scheduled area.
2. Gram Sabah has the ownership of minor forest produce
3. Recommendation of gram Sabah is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the scheduled areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1  
(B) 1 and 2 only
(C) 2 and 3 only 
(D) 1, 2 and 3


11) In the parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is
(A) to allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance
(B) to leer opposition members collect information from the ministers
(C) to allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant
(D) to postpone th proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members


12) Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India:
1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code
2. Organising village panchayats
3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas
4. Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and cultural opportunities.

Which of the above are the Gandhian Principles that are reflected in th Directive Principles of State Policy?
(A) 1, 2 and 4 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1, 3 and 4 only
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4


13) Consider the following statements:
1. Union territories are not presented in the Rajya Sabah
2. It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes
3. According to the constitution of India, parliament consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabah only

which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1 Only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1and 3 only
(D) None


14) With reference to consumer’s rights / privileges under the provision of law in India which of the following statements correct?
1 Consumer are empowered to take samples for food testing
2 when consumer files a complaint in any consumer forum, no fee is required to be paid.
3. In case of death of consumer, his/her legal heir can file a complaint in the consumer forum on his/her behalf.
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 1, 2 and 3


15) Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha speaker consider the following statements:
1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President
2 He/She need not be a member of the house at the time of his/her election but has to become a member of the House within six moths from the date of his/her election
3. If he/she intends to resign the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker.

Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?
(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 3 only
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) None


16) Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?
1. Dispute between the Government of India and one or more States
2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the parliament or that of Legislature of a State
3 A dispute between the Government of India and Union Territory
4 A disputes between two or more States.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C)1 and 4
(D) 3 and 4


17) Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance in India?
1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before the Parliament
2. Withdrawal of moneys from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the Appropriation Bill
3. Provisions of supplementary grants and vote-on-account
4. A periodic or at least a mid-year review of programme of the Government against macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a Parliamentary Budget Office.
5. Introducing Finance Bill in the Parliament

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(A) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
(B) 1, 2 and 4 only
(C) 3, 4 and 5 only
(D) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


18) Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India?
(A) To change the existing territory of a State and to change the name of a State
(B) To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and to create one or more All India Services
(C) To amend the election procedure of the President and to determine the pension of the President after his/her retirement
(D) To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners.

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