POLITY FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-3

Q 1. Consider the following statements:
1. District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) were instituted under the Mines and Minerals (Development  and Regulation) (MMDR)
Amendment Act 2015.
2. District Mineral Foundation (DMF) is a trust set up as a non-profit body, in those districts affected by the mining works.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 2. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding National commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)?
1. NCBC is a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
2. The Commission consists of five members including a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and three other members appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal
3. It has all the powers of a civil court while trying a suit.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 3. Indian Parliament consists of which of the
following?
1. President of India
2. Lok Sabha
3. Rajya Sabha
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3

Q 4. Consider the following statements:
1. Article 233 and 234 of the constitution vested all powers of recruitment and appointment (Judicial services of the state) with the State Public Service Commission and High Courts.
2. The Constitution of India was amended in 1977 to provide for an All-India Judicial Services under Article 311.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 5. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act of 2019 has added three judges to strength. It increased the judicial strength from 31 to 34, including the CJI.
2. Constitution authorises the CJI to appoint other place or places as seat of the Supreme Court. He can take decision in this regard only with the approval of the President.
3. The High Court for Telangana is the 25th High Court in the country.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 6. Consider the following statements:
1. A law made by the Parliament during the operation of the President’s Rule in a state is co-terminus with the duration of the President’s Rule
2. Statutory grants provided to the states under Article 275 are charged expenditure on the consolidated Fund of India.
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

Q 7. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding National Population Register (NPR)?
1. The National Population Register (NPR) updation exercise will be undertaken alongside Census 2021.
2. It will be conducted by the Office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) under the Home Ministry.
3. The NPR will contain three elements of data: Demographic Data, Biometric Data, and Aadhaar –
UID Number.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 8. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Money bills can be introduced in the Parliament only with prior recommendation of President.
2. President constitutes a finance commission after every four years
3. No demand for a grant can be made except on recommendation of President .
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 9. Consider the following statements:
1. The constitution clearly specifies the procedure for
the selection and appointment of the prime Minister of India.
2. The Union ministers hold the office during the pleasure of the president.
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

Q 10. Consider the following pairs:
1. Absolute veto : withholding of assent to the bill passed by the legislature.
2. Qualified veto : which can be over ridden by the legislature with an ordinary majority.
3. Suspensive veto : which can be overridden by the legislature with a higher majority.
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3