WBCS MAIN PAPER V : INDIAN POLITY - POLITY CURRENT AFFAIRS AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. The States were reorganized in the year 1956 mainly on the basis of
(A) Linguistic and Cultural uniformity.
(B) Administration facility
(C) Geographic similarity:
(D) Administrative uniformity
2.The national forest policy aims to bring what percentage of total area under forests?
(A)25% (B)33% (C)22% (D)27%
3.What was the central theme of the Chipko Movement started by Sundarlal Bahuguna in 1973? (Chamoli Dist, Uttarakhand)
(A) Conservation of forests
(B) Conservation of river water
(C) Protection of birds
(D) Protection of cheetahs
4. Who was the First Deputy Prime Minister of India?
(A) V. R. Gill
(B) R. N. Shukla
(C) Chaudhary Devi Lal
(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
5.Service tax is not levied in which of the states?
(B) Arunachal Pradesh
(D) Jammu and Kashmir
6.Our financial system has provided for the transfer of resources from the centre to the states; the important means of resource transfer are
(A) tax sharing (B) grant-in aids (C) loans (D) All of the above
1.Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(C) Alladi Krishna Swami Ayyar
(D) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2.In which year did Goa become the 25th State of India ?
(A) 1987 (B) 1988 (C) 1989 (D) 1990
3.Who is known as the Father of the Lok Sabha ?
(A) G.V. Mavalankar (B) Rabi Ray (C) Balram Jakhar (D) P. A. Sangma
4.Abolition of Zamindary system in West Bengal took place in the year
(A) 1951 (B) 1953 (C) 1960 (D) 1961
5.The Panchayat system is a
(A) two tier system (B) three tier system (C) four tier system (D) five tier system
1."What cannot be done directly cannot be done indirectly" This statement epitomizes the doctrine of
(A) ancillary powers (B) colourable legislation (C) implied powers (D) pith and substance
2.Which of the following is not true ?
(A) Parliament has exclusive power to make law on any matter in the Union List.
(B) Parliament and State Legislatures have power to make law on any matter in the Concurrent List.
(C) In certain exceptional circumstances, State Legislatures can make law on the subject given in the Union List..
(D) Parliament can make laws on subjects in the State List in certain circumstances.
3.Which one of the following is no longer considered an adequate ground for the issue of Proclamation of Emergency ?
(A) Armed rebellion (B) External aggression (C) Internal disturbance (D) War
1.The Central Government can issue directions to the States with regard to
I.Union List II. State List III. Concurrent List.
(A) I (B) II and III (C) I and III (D) I, II and III
2."What cannot be done directly cannot be done indirectly". The doctrine relates to
(A) implied powers (B) ancillary power (C) pith and substance (D) colourable legislation
1.The concept of 'Judicial Activism' has gained currency in India in
(A) 1960's (B) 1980's (C) 1990's (D) 1970's
2.The State List contains
(A) 96 subjects (B) 106 subjects (C) 66 subjects (D) 79 subjects
3.List II (Union List) in Seventh schedule contain how many items ?
(A) 76 (B) 87 (C) 97 (D) 99
1.Which of the following states in India is exempted from reservation for Scheduled Castes in Panchayati Raj institutions ?
(A) Rajasthan (B) Assam (C) Arunachal Pradesh (D) Sikim
2.Choose the incorrect sentence among the following :
(A) The objective resolution passed by Pt. Nehru was what became the Preamble of our constitution.
(B) Preamble is enforceable in court of law.
(C) Preamble of Indian constitution has been amended only once in 1976.
(D) Jawahar Lai Nehru was the strongest advocate of socialism.
3.In Indian states the tribal population is largest in-
(A) Assam and Tripura
(B) Kerala and Tamil Nadu
(C) Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
(D) Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
3.When is the annual meeting of Gram Sabha being held ?
(A.) December (B) June (C) October (D) August
4.Consider the following specific stages of demographic transition associated with economic development-
(1) Low birth rate with low death rate
(2) High birth rate with high death rate
(3) High birth rate with low death rate
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(A) 1, 2, 3 (B) 2, 1,3 (C) 2, 3, 1 (D) 3, 2, 1
5.January 26, 1957 is known for which of the following ?
(A) Second parliamentary term began
(B) Second general elections
(C) Second five year plan terms started
(D) Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir came into force
6.Which of the following was included as part of the land reforms initiated in India ?
(A) Abolition of intermediaries
(B) Tenancy reforms
(C) Reorganisation of agriculture
(D) All of the above
7.Who summons the meeting of the Gram Panchayat Sabha ?
(A) B.D.O (B) S.D.O (C) Gram Pradhan (D) Zilla Parishad
8.More than one-third of India's population is concentrated in the states of -
(A) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar
(B) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
(D) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
1.India is Union of States. This means
(A) That the Indian federation is not the result of an agreement between States
(B) That the original federation of States gave way to Sovereign Republic
(C) That the Constituent Assembly has created the unitary State of India
(D) That the making of the Indian Union was preceded by the prolonged struggle for freedom from foreign rule.
2.English is the official language of which one of the following States ?
(A) Nagaland (B) Assam (C) Manipur (D) Tripura
3.How many subjects are found in the concurrent list in the Indian Constitution ?
(A) 52 (B) 62 (C) 42 (D) 72
4.Parliament of India has exclusive power to legislate on items in the Union list. How many subjects are in the Union list at present ?
(A) 100 (B) 80 (C) 87 (D) 99
5.What is the criteria for a regional party to be recognised as a national party ?
(A) Must be recognised in at least 4 states
(B) Must be recognised in at least 3 states
(C) To get 1/10th seats in the Lok Sabha
(D) Must get 1/10th seats in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
6.The Constitution of India has defined which of the following ?
Select the correct answer
- Scheduled Caste 2. Scheduled Tribe 3. Anglo Indians
(A) 1 and 2 only (B) 1, 2 and 3 only (C) 3 only (D) 2 and 3 only
7.Who was the first woman to become a Chief Election Commissioner of India ?
(A) V. S. Ramadevi (B) G. D. Das (C) S. K. Bedi (D) R. M. Nikam
8.Which of the following subjects is included in the Union list ?
(A) Agriculture (B) Extradition (C) Public health, Sanitation, Hospitals (D) Libraries, Museums
9.What is the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir ?
(A) Indian laws are not applicable
(B) It is not part of the Indian Union
(C) It has its own constitution
(D) It is a protected territory
10.Within what time should information be provided under RTI in case of life and personal liberty of a person ?
(A) 24Hrs. (B) One Week (C) 48Hrs. (D) 30 Days
11.Right to Information Act came into force in
(A) 12th Oct, 2005 (B) 12th Oct, 2006 (C) 12th Oct, 2007 (D) 12th Oct, 2008
1.The Constitution of India describes India as a :
(A) Union of states (B) Quasi federal
(C) A federation of states and Union territories
(D) Partly unitary and partly federal
2.The States Reorganisation Commission set up in 1953 to consider the demand for linguistic states, was headed by :
(A) Saiyid Fazl Ali (B) K. M. Panniker (C) H. N. Kunzru (D) M. C. Mahajan
3.The States re-organisation Act, 1956 divided the entire country into :
(A) 22 states and 9 union territories
(B) 14 states and 9 union territories
(C) 17 states and 7 union territories
(D) Four categories of states
4.Which among the following is the middle unit of Three Tier Panchayati Raj System ?
(A) Gram Panchayat (B) Panchayat Samiti (C) Zila Parishad (D) Gram Sabha
5.The first Finance Commission was constituted in :
(A) 1951 (B) 1962 (C) 1947 (D) 1952
6.The Anti-Defection Law was enacted in :
(A) 1985 (B) 1980 (C) 1983 (D) 1982
7.How many types of emergencies have been envisaged by the Constitution ?
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 1