Q1. The President can promulgate Presidential Rule in a State under Article

(A) 256 (B) 356
(C) 400 (D) 360

Three Kinds of emergency can be proclaimed by the President only after getting written recommendation of the Cabinet –

  1. National Emergency (Article 352).
  2. Constitutional Emergency (Article 356).
  3. Financial Emergency (Article 360)

Q2. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed by the

(A) Prime Minister
(B) Parliament
(C) President at his sweet will
(D) President on the recommendation of Parliament

  • The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed by the president on the basis of a resolution passed to that effect by both the houses of Parliament with special majority either on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

Q3. The judges of the Supreme Court hold office till they reach the age of

(A) 58 years (B) 60 years
(C) 65 years (D) There is no upper age limit

  • Judges of the High Court hold office till they reach the of 62.

Q4. Indian Constitution can be amended under Article

(A) 312 (B) 368
(C) 390 (D) 249

Q5. Under which article of the Constitution, the Government has instituted Bharat Ratna and Padmashri awards?

(A) Article 22 (B) Article 19
(C) Article 18 (D) Article 14

Q6. The maximum term of a member of the Rajya Sabha is

(A) Two years (B) Three years
(C) Four years (D) Six years

  • One-third members of Rajya Sabha retire after every two years.

Q7. The Vice-President of India is elected by

(A) The people directly
(B) The Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(C) The Members of Rajya Sabha
(D) The Members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Legislatures

  • Vice President is indirectly elected by means of single transferable vote.
  • State Legislatures do not take part in the election of Vice-President.
  • Article 66 is related to the election of Vice President.

Q8. The primary part of the three-tier system of Panchayati Raj is

(A) Village Panchayat (B) Panchayat Saimiti
(C) Ziia Parishad (D) Zila Samiti

  • The three-tier system was recommended by Balwant Mehta Committee, 1957.
  • Part IX of the Constitution envisages a three tier system of Panchayats.

Q9. Panchayati Raj was first introduced in

(A) Bihar (B) Gujarat
(C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Rajasthan

  • The Panchayati Raj system was first adopted by the state of Rajasthan in Nagaur district on 2 Oct, 1959.

Q10. How many Schedules are there in the Indian Constitution?

(A) Nine (B) Ten
(C) Eleven (D) Twelve

  • Currently, the Constitution of India has 448 Articles in 25 Parts and 12 Schedules.

Q11. The concept of Welfare State is included in the Constitution of India in the

(A) Preamble (B) Fundamental Rights
(C) Fourth Schedule (D) Directive Principle of State Policy

  • Part IV (article 36-51) of the Constitution is related to Directive Principle of State Policy. It was
    borrowed from the Irish Constitution.

Q12. The Supreme Court of India consists of a Chief Justice and

(A) 25 judges (B) 11 judges
(C)9 judges (D) 7 judges

  • Currently 30 judges and 1 chief justice. Total 31 judges.

Q13. Who is the final authority to expound the meaning of the Constitution?

(A) The Parliament (B) The President
(C) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha (D) The Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court of India came into existence on 26th January, 1950.

Q14. Centre-State financial relations are looked after by

(A) Finance Commission (B) Sarkaria Commission
(C) Ministry of Finance (D) Planning Commission

  • The First Finance Commission was constituted in 1951.

Q15. The first Chief Minister of post-independence West Bengal is

(A) Dr. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh (B) Dr. B.C. Roy
(C) Shri Haren Mukhe’rjee (D) Fazlul Haq

  • He was the Chief Minister in two West Bengal governments, first in the Indian National Congress government from 15 August 1947 to 14 August 1948, then in the Progressive Democratic Alliance Front government from 2 November 1967 to 20 February 1968. —wikipedia

Q16. The dispute relating to the sharing of the water of Kaveri river concerns

(A) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
(B) Karnataka and Kerala
(C) Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
(D) Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Q17. The fifth five-year plan was terminated at the end of fourth year because

(A) There was no fund
(B) The Janata Party wanted to start a new plan with changed objective and patterns
(C) Of severe draught condition
(D) The emergency had ended

  • The Fifth Plan (1974-79) was suspended in 1978.
  • Objective(s) of 5th Plan — Poverty eradication and attainment of self reliance.

Q18. Who finally approves the draft five-year plans?

(A) Parliament and State Legislatures
(B) National Development Council
(C) Planning Commission
(D) The President of India

  • NDC was formed in 1952.

Q19. The main objective of International Monetary Fund’s (I.M.F.) loan to India is to

(A) Meet the balance of payment
(B) Increase agricultural production
(C) Decrease deficit in the Union budget
(D) Improve technology

  • IMF was established 27th December, 1945, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States.

Q20. West Bengal’s own industrial policy was declared in the year

(A) 1992 (B) 1994
(C) 1995 (D) 1996

Q21. The heavy and basic industrialisation is associated with India’s

(A) First five-year plan (B) Fourth five-year plan
(C)Sixth five-year plan (D) Second five-year plan

  • Second Five Year Plan –> 1956-61

Q22. The “Poverty line” in India has been defined on the basis of

(A) Standard of living of the people
(B) Income level of the majority of the people
(C) Calorie intake index of the people
(D) None of the above

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommends per-person per-day calorie norms of 2400 kcal for rural areas and 2100 kcal for urban areas, while Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) uses a common minimum required calorie norm of 1800 kcal per-person per-day for both rural and urban population. — > #Link

Q23. Which of the following increases continuously with increase in production?

(A) Fixed cost (B) Variable cost
(C) Average cost (D) Marginal cost

  • Variable Cost includes wages, equipment, maintenance, raw materials cost etc.

Q24. Green Revolution has led to marked increase in

(A) Productivity of wheat (B) Regional inequalities
(C) Inter personal inequalities (D) All of the above

  • Green Revolution started in the late 1960s.
  • M. S. Swaminathan was the father of green revolution.

Q25. In a developed economy the major share of employment originates in the

(A) Primary sector (B) Secondary sector
(C) Tertiary sector (D) None of the above

  • Tertiary Sector includes construction, trade, transport, hostels and communication, finance, insurance , real estates, community, social and personal services.

Q26. After which five-year plan, planning had to be given a short holiday?

(A) First five-year plan (B) Second five-year plan
(C) Third five-year plan (D) Fourth five-year plan

  • Third Plan term — 1961-66
  • 3rd Plan Objective(s) — Self sustaining growth
  • Plan Holiday — 1966-69
  • Fourth Plan term — 1969-74
  • 4th Plan Objective(s) — Growth with stability and progress towards self-reliance

Q27. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established in

(A) 1980 (B) 1983
(C) 1985 (D) 1984

  • Members of SAARC — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • Founded — 8 December 1985, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Headquarters — Kathmandu, Nepal.

Q28. Which of the following is not required while considering GNP (Gross National Product)?

(A) Purchase of goods by Government
(B) Private investment
(C) Per-capita income of citizens
(D) Net foreign investment

  • Gross National Product at Market Price = GDP at Market Price – NFIA (Net factor Income from abroad).
  • Gross National Product at factor cost = GDP at Market Price – Indirect taxes + Subsidies + NFIA.
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