June 16, 2024
The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?
  • (A) To provide self-governance
  • (B) To recognize traditional rights
  • (C) To create autonomous regions in tribal areas
  • (D) To free tribal people from exploitation
Consider the following statements:
1. The Constitution (Seventy-Third Amendment) Act, 1992, which aims at promoting the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country, provides for the establishment of District Planning Committees.
2. The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with Right to healthy environment, construed as a part of Right to life under Article 21.
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
Consider the following statements:
1. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the National Awards- Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan etc. and these can used as suffixes or prefixes to the names of awardees.
2. The Janata Party government had discontinued the National Awards- Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan etc. in 1979.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The provident fund deposits, Judicial deposits and remittances constitutes Public Account of India.
2. The Payments from Public Account of India can not be made without the parliamentary appropriation.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following Statements:
1. The district judge possesses original and appellate jurisdiction in both civil as well as criminal matters.
2. The sessions judge can impose capital punishment, but it must be confirmed by the High Court, whether there is an appeal or not.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The phrase ‘Judicial Review’ has been used in Constitution under Article 13 and 226.
2. The 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 had curtailed the judicial Review of the High Court not of Supreme Court .
Which of the following is/are incorrect.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following Statements:
1. The 7th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.
2. The Chief justice of the concerned state high court may be appointed temporarily to discharge the functions of the governor of that state.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
The Supreme Court is bound to declare a law as invalid if it violates:
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Directive Principles of State Policy
3. Fundamental Duties
Select the correct answer using code given below.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
‘Everyone has the right to speak and no one to hear’. This phrase is generally associated with which of the following parliamentary practice in India.
  • (A) Question Hour
  • (B) Zero Hour
  • (C) Adjournment Motion
  • (D) No Confidence Motion
Consider the following statements regarding procedure of amendment:
1. An amendment of the Constitution can be initiated only by the Parliament.
2. In case of a disagreement between the two Houses, there is a provision for holding a joint sitting for the passage of the amendment bill.
3. The President cannot reject the amendment bill passed by the Parliament.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1 and 3 only
Consider the following Statements:
1. The Linguistic minorities can be determined on a state-wise basis.
2. The Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains were notified as minority communities earlier and Zoroastrians (Parsis) was added in 2014.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements regarding the National Integration Council (NIC) in India. Choose the correct statements for the UPSC examination:
1. The National Integration Council was established in 1961 by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
2. The NIC is a statutory body with its powers and functions mentioned explicitly in the Constitution of India.
3. The NIC has a fixed membership of 75 members, including the Prime Minister, the Chief Ministers of all states, and representatives from various social and cultural organizations.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 1 and 3 only
Consider the following statements:
1. The Constitution has prescribed the legal and administrative qualifications of the members of the Election commission.
2. The Election commission grants recognition to political parties and allot election symbols to them.
3. Chief Election Commissioner of India, Rajiv Kumar acted as the International Observer in elections in Nepal in 2022.
4. T.N Seshan, a Ramon Magsaysay Award winner was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Which of the following is/are correct.
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1 & 3 only
  • (C) 2, 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Consider the following statements:
1. The Part XIII is related to the Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within the Territory of India.
2. S K Dhar Commission recommended the reorganisation of states on the linguistic basis.
3. The state of Hyderabad was integrated to India through means of referendum while Junagarh through the police action.
Which of the statements given above are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1, 2 and 3
  • (D) 1 and 3 only
'To provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years' is a provision made in the:
  • (A) Fundamental Duties
  • (B) Directive Principles of State Policy
  • (C) Fundamental Rights
  • (D) Eleventh Schedule

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