Civil Service Preliminary Paper-1 Previous Year Solved Questions for the year 2012


51)   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


52)  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


53) 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


54) 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


55) 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


56) 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


57) 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


58) 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


59) 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


60) 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



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