1. Consider the following statements regarding the Union Council of Ministers and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(i) The first Administrative Reforms Commission recommended that the number of Ministers including Prime Minister should be sixteen.
(ii) The Constitution (Ninety-first Amendment) Act, 2003 specify that the total number of Ministers shall not exceed 15 percent of the total number of members of the House of people.
(iii) The Constitution has classified the members of the Council of Ministers into different ranks.
(iv) The National Democratic Alliance Government (headed by Mr. A .B. Vajpai) had all the three types Ministers.

(A) (i), (ii)
(B) (ii), (iii)
(C) (iii), (iv)
(D) (ii), (iv)

2. How many members can be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by president of India?

(A) 10
(B) 12
(C) 14
(D) 18

3. Which of the following statements is not correct about the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)?

(A) It was constituted in 2004 after Kargil War.
(B) If is located in P.M.O. under the supervision of National Defence Adviser.
(C) R.A.W., I.B., and Police Stations of the Country are interlinked with NTRO.
(D) It stocks technical intelligence reports.

4. Who of the following is the chairman of the National Water resources council ?

(A) Prime Minister of India
(B) Union Minister of Water resources
(C) Union minister of agriculture
(D) Union Minister of earth sciences

5. What is the legal basis for the establishment of Cabinet Committees in India?

(A) Rules for Parliamentary procedure.
(B) Allocation of Business Rules, Government of India.
(C) Resolution of Cabinet.
(D) Decision of Prime Minister.

6. Who is the chairmen of National Integration Council ?

(A) President of India
(B) Prime Minister of India
(C) Minister of Minority affair
(D) Chief Justice of India

7. Which of the following Committee/Commissions recommended the repeal of Article 310 and Article 311 in the Indian Constitution.

(A) First Administrative Reforms Commission.
(B) Rajamannar Committee
(C) P.C. Hota Committee
(D) Second Administrative Reforms Commission.

8. Which one of the following dealt with the subject of Local self Government?

(A) Balwant rai Mehta Committee
(B) Kothari Commission
(C) Veerappa Moily Committee
(D) Venkatachalam Commission

9. Under which of the following provision of the Indian Constitution an appropriate legislature may by law regulate the recruitment and conditions of service of Union or State Public Services?

(A) Article 308
(B) Article 309
(C) Article 310
(D) Article 311

10. Which of the following statements about Budget are correct?

(i) Budget is an economic horoscope of the country.
(ii) Budget is a political document which provides a glimpse of entire philosophy of Government.
(iii) Budget is formulated by legislature.
(iv) Budget is nut-bolt of public policy.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) (i), (ii)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii)
(C) (i), (iii), (iv)
(D) (i), (ii), (iv)

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