Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-11 Polity

This is the Day-11 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 at 9.00pm. The maximum time to attempt the 20 questions is 25 minutes.

Q.1) The system of rural local self-government has been established in all the states of India by

(a) Acts of the Parliament

(b) Acts of the state legislatures

(c) Order of the President

(d) Order of the state governors

Q.2) Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in

(a) Federalism

(b) Democratic decentralisation

(c) Administrative delegation

(d) Direct democracy

Q.3) Consider the following statements

  1. The minimum age prescribed for any person to be a member of Panchayat is 25 years.
  2. A Panchayat reconstituted after the dissolution continues only for the remaining period.

Which of the statements given above correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.4) Of the various sources of income to the Gram Panchayats, one source is

(a) Income tax

(b) Sales tax

(c) Professional tax

(d) Levy duties

Q.5) Which of the following States are not covered by the Panchayati Raj?

(a) Tripura and Sikkim

(b) Manipur and Assam

(c) Meghalaya and Nagaland

(d) Assam and West Bengal

Q.6) Consider the following.

Assertion (A): Panchayati Raj institutions were set up-to decentralise planning to village level.

Reason (R): Village panchayats are in a better position to have a proper appreciation of their developmental needs.

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.7) The subject of ‘Local Government’ is mentioned in the

(a) Union List

(b) State List

(c) Concurrent List

(d) Residuary item

Q.8) At the Central level, the subject of ‘urban local government’ is dealt with by the following

  1. Ministry of Urban Development
  2. Ministry of Defence
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.9) Consider the following pairs about evolution of urban local government in India.

Act/commission/policy Headed by
financial decentralisation Lord Ripon
‘Magna Carta’ of local self-government. Lord Mayo
Royal Commission on decentralisation Hobhouse

Which of the pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.10) Which among the following is/are constitutional bodies?

(a) Nagar Panchayat

(b) Municipal Council

(c) Municipal Corporation

(d) All the above

Q.11) Consider the following statements about 74th Constitutional Amendment Act.

  1. The act provides for the reservation of seats for the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes in every municipality in proportion of their population to the total population in the municipal area.
  2. The act provides for the manner of reservation of offices of chairpersons in the municipalities for SCs, STs and women.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.12) Consider the following statements.

  1. All questions of disqualifications of a member of a municipality shall be referred to State Election Commission.
  2. The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls and the conduct of all elections to the municipalities shall be vested in the state election commission.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.13) Which among the following is neither an elected body nor a statutory body?

(a) Notified Area Committee

(b) Town Area Committee

(c) Cantonment Board

(d) Township

Q.14) Who among the following is empowered to declare an area to be a scheduled area as per Fifth Schedule of the Constitution?

(a) Parliament

(b) President

(c) State Legislature

(d) Governor 

Q.15) Which of the following is called as statue of equality?

(a) Statue of Ramanujacharya.

(b) Statue of Buddha

(c) Statue of Sardar Patel

(d) Statue of Mahavir

Q.16) ‘dat la wakor’ is recently in news is a

(a) A game similar to football played by Jaintia tribe.

(b) A dialect of Jaintia tribe

(c) A festival celebrated by Naga tribes for bumper harvest.

(d) A dance performed by Angami tribes.

Q.17) Which state topped the Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018?

(a) Karnataka

(b) Gujarat

(c) Kerala

(d) Maharashtra

Q.18) E-Governance Index a composite index based on three indices

  1. Telecommunications Infrastructure Index
  2. Human Development Index
  3. Online Service Index

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) All the above

Q.19) 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

Q.20) Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?

(a) State Forest Department

(b) District Collector / Deputy Commissioner

(c) Tahsildar / Block Development Officer / Mandal Revenue Officer

(d) Gram Sabha

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