April 17, 2024
Who among the following is responsible for the conduct of elections in the Parliamentary or assembly constituency?
  • (A) Returning Officer
  • (B) Chief Electoral Officer
  • (C) District Election Officer
  • (D) Electoral Registration Officer
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Electoral Bond ?
1. Any party that is registered under section 29A of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and has secured at least two per cent of the votes polled in the most recent General elections or Assembly elections is eligible to receive electoral bonds.
2. The electoral bonds will bear the name of the donor.
Code:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Which of the following statements are correct regarding PM CARES Fund?
1. The Prime Minister of India is Chairperson (ex-officio) of the PM CARES Fund
2. The trust deed of PM CARES Fund has been registered under the Registration Act, 1908
3. PM CARES Fund is audited by an independent auditor.
Code:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1,2 and 3
With reference to co-operative societies, consider the following statements:
1. Elections to a co-operative society are conducted by State Election Commission.
2. Number of directors of a co-operative society shall not exceed twenty-one.
3. Cooperative Board shall have atleast two women representatives.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the High Courts of Union territories?
  • (A) The High Court of Delhi was established by the Constitution under Article 239AA
  • (B) Establishing a High Court for a Union Territory would require a constitutional amendment.
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Central Council of Local Government?
1. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
2. It is constituted under Article 262 of the Constitution of India by an order of the President of India.
Code:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Arrange the following events of the Constituent Assembly in the correct chronological sequence.
1. Ratification of India’s membership of the Commonwealth.
2. Adoption of the national flag.
3. Adoption of the national anthem.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
  • (A) 1-2-3
  • (B) 2-1-3
  • (C) 3-1-2
  • (D) 3-2-1
Consider the following statements with respect to National Pension Scheme:
1. The scheme is open to all Indian citizens on a voluntary basis.
2. Non-resident Indians are also eligible for this scheme.
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
Which of the following suggested that the states having legislative councils should have representation from local governments?
  • (A) Rajamannar Committee (1969)
  • (B) Punchhi Commission (2007)
  • (C) Anandpur Sahib Resolution (1973)
  • (D) National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (2000)
Consider the following statements regarding the 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option in the Indian electoral process:
1. NOTA option was first introduced in India in 2014.
2. If the majority of the voters choose the NOTA option, then the election for that particular constituency is null and void.
3. NOTA is represented by a symbol of a ballot paper with a black cross.
4. The Election Commission of India introduced NOTA on the directive of the Supreme Court.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 4 only
Which of the following is not the criteria for a political party to be recognized as a national party?
  • (A) It secures six percent of the valid votes polled in any four or more states and four seats in a Lok Sabha general election.
  • (B) It wins two percent of the seats from at least three states in Lok Sabha general election.
  • (C) It is recognized as a state party in at least four states.
  • (D) It secures eight percent of the total valid votes polled in at least four states at a general election.
Consider the following statements about the office of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha:
1. He is selected and appointed by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
2. He is subordinate to the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
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
Which of the following statements are correct regarding Bharat Ratna Award?
1. It was instituted in the year 1954.
2. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President.
3. The Award does not carry any monetary grant.
Code:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) 1,2, and 3
Consider the following statements with regard to the Padma awards:
1. The Padma Awards Committee is headed by the Cabinet Secretary.
2. There is a provision for seeking the written consent of the recipient before the announcement of the award.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
The Governor of a state may exercise discretionary powers when:
1) He or she is not convinced by the advice of the Council of Ministers
2) the Constitution requires him/her to act in his/her discretion in certain matters
3) he or she is appointed as the administrator of an adjoining Union Territory
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1, 2 and 3
  • (B) 1 and 2 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) 3 only

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