POLITY FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-4

Q 1 . Consider the following statements about Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)
Act, 2012.
1. The Act defines a child as any person below sixteen years of age.
2. The act protects children from sexual harassment and pornography.
3. The act provides for speedy trial of offences through special courts.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1, 2
b) 1, 3
c) 2, 3
d) 1, 2, 3

Q 2 . Consider the following statements with respect to powers of Election Commission.
1. Election Commission can disqualify candidates who commit electoral malpractices.
2. The Constitution empowers the Election Commission to decide whether a candidate has
incurred disqualification by holding an office of profit.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both
d) None

Q 3 . What are the possible actions an Election Commission can take against candidates and
political parties ?
1. Election Commission cannot bar candidates or leaders from campaigning for specified periods.
2. The EC monitors the adherence of political parties and candidates to the ‘Model Code of Conduct’.
3. It can postpone elections to any constituency, cancel an election already notified, but cannot
abrogate or annul an election already held.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect ?
a) 1, 2
b) 2 only
c) 1, 3
d) 3 only

Q 4 . A voter having his/her name in the electoral roll and no voter id, can produce which of the
following documents for casting their vote ?
1. Passport
2. MNREGA job card
3. PAN card
4. Pension document with photograph
5. Service identity card with photograph issued to employees of Private and Public Limited
Companies.
Select the correct code:
a) 1, 3, 4, 5
b) 1, 2, 3, 5
c) 1, 2, 3, 4
d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Q 5 . Consider the following statements about Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
(EAC-PM).
1. It is a permanent, non-constitutional body constituted to give advice on economic and
related issues to the Prime Minister.
2. It functions under the Ministry of Finance.
3. It addresses issues of macroeconomic importance either suo-motu or on reference from the
Prime Minister.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect ?
a) 1 only
b) 1, 2
c) 1, 3
d) 3 only

Q 6 . Consider the following statements about VVPAT machines.
1. VVPAT allows the voters to verify that their votes are cast as intended.
2. VVPAT will be used in all the polling stations with the EVM in 2019 Indian general election.
3. It shows the printed paper slip having the name, serial number and election symbol of the chosen candidate for seven seconds to the voter.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3

Q 7 . Consider the following statements about Director of CBI.
1. The Central Government will appoint the Director of CBI on the recommendation of a three-member committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India.
2. The CBI Director is an Indian Police Service officer with a rank of Director General of Police.
3. The Director of CBI has been provided security of two-year tenure in office.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3

Q 8 . Which of the following bodies are headed by the Prime Minister of India ?
1. Department of Atomic Energy 2. National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)
3. Department of Space 4. National Security Council (NSC)
5. Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)
Select the correct code:
a) 1, 2, 3, 5
b) 1, 3, 5
c) 1, 3, 4, 5
d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Q 9 . Consider the following statements about National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
1. It is constituted under the Companies Act, 2013 for hearing appeals only against the orders of National Company Law Tribunal.
2. The decisions of NCLAT are final and there are no further appeals.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both
d) None

Q 10 . Consider the following statements about Electoral Bonds.
1. Political party registered under the Representation of People’s act, 1951 and securing not
less than ten percent of the votes polled in the preceding election is entitled to receive the
electoral bonds.
2. Electoral Bonds can be purchased by only citizen of India.
3. If the Electoral Bond is deposited after expiry of the validity period, no payment is made to
any Political Party.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
a) 1, 2
b) 3 only
c) 2, 3
d) 1, 2, 3