POLITY FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-2

Q 1 .  Consider the following statements:
1. Lord Mayo is known as the father of local self-government in India
2. A Panchayat reconstituted after premature dissolution continues only for the remainder period.
3. According to 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, validity of any law relating to the delimitation of constituencies cannot be questioned in any court
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only

Q 2 . Consider the following statements:
1. The First Amendment to the Constitution of India was made in 1955.
2. The First Amendment to the Constitution of India made some changes in Article 19 and Article 31.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 3 . Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The constitutional remedy under Article 32 is available only in case of fundamental rights, not
in the case of rights which follow from some other provision in the Constitution.
2. Both the Supreme Court and High Courts can issue the writs of habeas corpus, mandamus,
prohibition, certiorari and quo-warranto only for the purpose of enforcement of fundamental rights.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q  4 . Consider the following statements:
1. The Chairman and the members of the UPSC are appointed by the President.
2. The Chairman and the members of the UPSC are eligible for further employment under the
Government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q  5 . Where was the first position of ombudsman instituted to safeguard the rights of citizens?
(a) Austria
(b) Sweden
(c) Finland
(d) Denmark

Q 6 . Consider the following statements:
1. The Constitution of India classifies the members of the Council of Ministers at the Centre into
different ranks.
2. A member of one House of the Parliament who has been chosen as a Union Minister does not
have the right to vote in the House of which he is not a member.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 7 .  Which of the following does not fall under the compulsory provisions of Seventy-Third Amendment Act, 1992?
(a) Fixing tenure of five years for panchayats at all levels
(b) Constitution of a State Finance Commission after every five years to review the financial position of the panchayats
(c) Holding fresh elections within six months in the event of supersession of any panchayat
(d) Authorizing panchayats to levy, collect and appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees

Q 8 .  The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for which of the following?
1. Constitution of District Planning Committees.
2. State Election Commissions to conduct all panchayat elections.
3. Establishment of State Finance Commissions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 9 .  With regard to urban local bodies in India, which of the following is incorrect?
(a) Notified area committee is an entirely nominated body
(b) Mayor is the chief executive authority of a Municipal corporation
(c) Mayor is elected for a period of one year renewable term
(d) Notified area committee is neither an elected body nor a statutory body

Q 10 .  In India, a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC)
1. Is constituted under the provisions of the Constitution of India.
2. Has the sole responsibility for implementing Government sponsored schemes in the metropolitan area
3. MPC prepares draft development plan with regard to nature of investments to be made in the Metropolitan area by agencies of the Government of the concerned State and Government of India as well
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3