Concept Application and Fact Day-1

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This is the Day-1 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The key answers and explanations of this test will be live today at 9.00pm. The maximum time to attempt the 20 questions is 15 minutes.


Q.1) ‘Macaulay Committee 1854’ was also known as

(a) the Committee on the Indian Civil Service.

(b) the Committee on the Indian Law Service.

(c) the Committee on the Indian Education Service.

(d) the Committee on the Indian Judicial Service.


Q.2) Consider the following pairs

Part of the constitution Taken from
1. structural part Government of India Act of 1935
2. philosophical part British Constitution
3. political part American and Irish Constitutions

Which of the pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All the above


Q.3) India is a Republic country. Consider the following statements

  1. Vesting of political sovereignty in the people and not in a single individual like a king.
  2. All public offices being opened to every citizen without any discrimination.

Which of the above statements is/are correct about Republic nature of a country?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.4) With reference to provisions regarding citizenship in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Indian Constitution identifies only the persons who became citizens of India at its commencement but not subsequent to that.
  2. A person shall not be a citizen of India if he/she has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of any foreign state.
  3. Both Parliament and State legislature have the power to make provisions regarding citizenship.

Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) None


Q,5. Which of the following functions is/are performed by Constitution in a democracy?

  1. It restricts the exercise of power by the state.
  2. It empowers and as well as restricts the freedom of the people.
  3. It represents a collective demand for political self-determination.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.6) Indian Constitution is called a living document because

  1. Indian Constitution is open to changes as per the changing needs of the society.
  2. The constitution provides enough flexibility of interpretation for both political class and the Judiciary.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Councils Act of 1861.

  1. It made a beginning of representative institutions.
  2. It further centralized the governance and administration in India.

Select the correct statement(s) using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.8) Consider the following statements.

  1. The Company’s territories in India were for the first time called the ‘British possessions in India’ by the Government of India Act of 1858.
  2. The Government of India act of 1858 did not alter in any substantial way the system of government that prevailed in India.

Identify the correct statements and choose the right option from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.9) Which of the following is/are the function/s performed by Constituent Assembly?

  1. It ratified the India’s membership of Commonwealth in May 1948.
  2. It adopted the national anthem and the national song on January 24, 1950.
  3. It elected Dr Rajendra Prasad as the first President of India on January 24, 1950.
  4. Enacted ordinary laws.

Identify the incorrect statements and choose the right option from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) None


Q.10) Which of the following is/ are the non-federal features of Indian constitution.?

  1. Rigidity of the Constitution
  2. Integrated judiciary
  3. Independent judiciary
  4. Flexibility of the constitution

Choose the correct option from the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4


Q.11) Consider the following and identify the correct statements.

  1. The Preamble to the Indian Constitution is based on the Objective Resolution drafted and moved by Motilal Nehru and adopted by constituent assembly.
  2. The word socialist was implicit in the constitution.
  3. Indian socialism is a blend of Marxism and Gandhism, leaning heavily towards Gandhian socialism.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.12) Consider the following statements and identify the correct ones.

  1. Without Equality, Liberty would produce the supremacy of the few over the many.
  2. Equality without Liberty would kill individual initiative.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.13) With respect to Cauvery Water Management Authority, which of the following are correct?

  1. It consists of one chairman and two whole time members.
  2. Its headquarters is in Bengaluru.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.14) Which of the following seas comes under the Indo-Pacific region?

  1. East China Sea
  2. South China Sea
  3. Banda Sea
  4. Celebs Sea
  5. Arabian Sea

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 5 only

(b) 1, 3, 5 only

(c) 1, 2, 3, and 5 only

(d) All the above


Q.15) Which of the following countries share border with Mongolia?

  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Kyrgyzstan

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 3, and 4 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) All the above


Q.16) Consider the following statements about the Preamble of the Constitution.

  1. It is justiciable in nature.
  2. It cannot be amended.
  3. It cannot override provisions of the constitution.
  4. It has been a source of power to the legislature.

Select the incorrect answer using the codes below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All the above


Q.17) The word socialist in the Preamble imply which of the following principles?

  1. Social equality
  2. Economic equality
  3. Political equality
  4. Cultural equality

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3 only


Q.18) One person, one vote and one value imply

(a) Social equality

(b) Economic equality

(c) Political equality

(d) Both b and c


Q.19) Consider the following statements about the Constitution.

  1. The constitution of a country is a set of written rules that are accepted by all people living together in a country.
  2. Constitution is the supreme law that determines the relationship among people living in a territory (called citizens).
  3. Constitution is the supreme law that determines the relationship between the people and government.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) All the above

(d) 1 and 3 only


Q.20) Which of the following are related to reservation in promotion for SC and STs?

  1. 77th Constitutional Amendment
  2. 85th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2001
  3. Indira Sawhney case (1992)

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) All the above


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