1. Who opposed the entry of Political Parties to the Local Bodies Election?

(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Jaiprakash Narayan
(C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(D) Abdul Kalam Azad

2. Who was the prime Minister of India when a Constitutional status for the Panchayati raj and urban self-governing institutions was accorded ?

(A) Indira Gandhi
(B) Rajeev Gandhi
(C) PV Rarasimha Rao
(D) Atal Bihari Vaipayee

3. Assertion (A): Panchayati Raj Institutions could not become effective even after 73rdConstitutional Amendment.

Reason (R): State Governments have not given adequate powers, finances and personnel to Panchayati Raj Institutions.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

4. When both Offices of President and Vice-President happen to be vacant simultaneously who will discharge the duties of the President?

(A) Prime Minister
(B) Union Home Minister
(C) Speaker of Lok sabha
(D) Chief Justice of India

5. What is correct about the formation of new State/s in Indian Union? Use the codes given below for correct answer:

(i) It can be done by separation of territory from any existing State.
(ii) It can be done by uniting two or more States or part of States.
(iii) The creation of new States can be accomplished by an ordinary legislation.
(iv) The Parliament cannot alter the territory of the States without their consent.

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

6. Who among the following was the first chief Justice of India  and assumed office on 26th Jan. 1950 ?

(A) Meher Chand mahajan
(B) Patanjali sastri
(C) Harilal Kania
(D) BK Mukherjea

7. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

List – I
List – II
a. Public Accounts Committee
i. Suggests alternative policies for bringing efficiency and economy in administration.
b. Estimates Committee
ii. Comprises of members from both the Houses.
c. Committee on Public Undertakings
iii. Scrutinizes the report of CAG in regard to the appropriation accounts of the Government.
d. Joint Parliamentary Committee
iv. An adhoc Committee of the Parliament.
     a    b    c    d
(A) i    ii    iii    iv
(B) ii   i     iv    iii
(C) iii  i     ii     iv
(D) iii  ii    iv    i

8. Which Constitutional Article lays down the provision for a National Commission for SC and ST ?

(A) Article 337
(B) Article 334
(C) Article 338
(D) Article 339

9. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution, the President is empowered to promulgate an ordinance?

(A) Article 53
(B) Article 54
(C) Article 122
(D) Article 123

10. Which community gets special provision for Central Services in Article 336?

(A) Sikh Community
(B) Muslim Community
(C) Hindu Community
(D) Anglo-Indian Community

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