UPSC General Studies Questions And Answers for competitive exams

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1.

Which among the following are correct about the provisions of the Government of India Act, 1858?


a

It ended the system of double government by abolishing the Board of Control and Court of Directors

b

It also provided for the establishment of new legislative councils for Bengal

c

It reconstituted the Council of the Governor-General

d

The number of additional member in the Provincial Legislative Councils was also increased

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


2.

Which among the following Act marked a second milestone towards a completely responsible government in India?


a

1909 Act

b

1935 Act

c

1858 Act

d

1919 Act

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :


3.

Which among the following are true about Cabinet Mission Plan Proposal?


a

Rejection of Pakistan

b

It ended the British rule in India

c

Expansion of Viceroy’s executive council

d

The Princely states could not be persuaded to accede to the federation

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


4.

Which among the following proposal is made under August Offer?


a

Expansion of Viceroy’s executive council

b

It abolished the Council of India, established by the Government of India Act of 1858.

c

One important development during the period was the evolution of the office of the Speaker

d

It enlarged the deliberative functions of the legislative councils at both the levels

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


5.

Who among the following gave the idea of a Constituent Assembly for India in the year 1934?


a

M.N.Roy

b

B.R.Ambedkar

c

Jawaharlal Nehru

d

H.C. Mukherjee

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


6.

Who among the following members were present in the drafting Committee of the Constitution of India?


a

N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar

b

B. Kripalani

c

H.C. Mukherjee

d

Sardar Patel

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


7.

Which among the following amendment has added Right to Education as a fundamental duty of every parent to send their children to School 0-6 years of age?


a

94th Amendment act

b

73rd Amendment act

c

86th Amendment Act

d

97th Amendment Act

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :


8.

The objective of this Amendment is to encourage economic activities of cooperatives which in turn help progress of rural India. The amendment referred to is


a

73rd Amendment Act

b

86th Amendment Act

c

97th Amendment Act

d

94th Amendment Act

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option C
Explanation :


9.

In which year was the Keshavananda Bharati Case implemented in the basic structure of the Constitution?


a

1973

b

1976

c

1978

d

1980

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


10.

Who among the following stood for total revolution in the country?


a

Jai Prakash Narayan

b

Jyotiva Phule

c

Anne Besant

d

Mahatma Gandhi

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


11.

Which of the following is true about statutory bodies?


a

Statutory bodies are set up by statutes which Parliament and State Legislatures can pass

b

Statutory bodies are set up by statutes of the constitution

c

Statutory bodies are set up by statutes which Parliament and State Legislatures cannot pass

d

Statutory bodies must exist even if Parliament is unhappy with.

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


12.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is a


a

Constitutional Body

b

Quasi-Statutory Body

c

Neither statutory nor Constitutional

d

Statutory body set up by the Union government in1956

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option D
Explanation :


13.

Securities and Exchange Board of India is a


a

Quasi Judicial body

b

Regulatory body

c

Advisory body

d

Constitutional body

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option B
Explanation :


14.

The Election Commission of India has a


a

Quasi Judicial Power

b

Advisory power

c

Constitutional power

d

Regulatory power

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :


15.

The quasi judicial power of the Central Information Commission means


a

The Commission can order inquiry into any matter if there are reasonable grounds (suomoto power).

b

The Commission does not have the power to secure compliance of its decisions from the public authority.

c

The Commission does not submit an annual report to the Central Government on the implementation of the provisions of this Act.

d

Is a high-powered independent body which inter alialooks into the complaints made to it and decides not to appeal

Answer and Explanation
Answer : Option A
Explanation :