Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-46

This is the Day-46 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 link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 20 questions is 25 minutes.

Q.1) Consider the following statements.

  1. President allocates and reshuffles various portfolios among the ministers.
  2. Prime Minister can ask a minister to resign or advice the President to dismiss him in case of difference of opinion.
  3. Speaker presides over the meeting of council of ministers and influences it’s decisions.

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

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 2 only

(d) 1 and 3

Q.2) Who among the following were the non-congress ministers of the first Lok Sabha?

  1. Dr. B R Ambedkar
  2. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
  3. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All the above

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Prime Minister.

  1. He is directly elected by the people.
  2. He is head of the state.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.4) Which among the following is the highest forum of discussion and debate on public issues and national policy?

(a) Cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs.

(b) Council of Ministers

(c) Cabinet

(d) Parliament

Q.5) Which of the following functions are performed by the parliament?

  1. To Select the National Government
  2. To Control, Guide and Inform the Government
  3. Law-Making


(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) All the above

(d) 1 and 3 only

Q.6) He was the Captain of first national Hockey team. Founder President of Adivasi Maha Sabha. Later: founder of Jharkhand Party.

(a) Rajendra Prasad

(b) Jaipal Singh

(c) H C Mukharjee

(d) T T Krishnamachari

Q.7) The first state in India to hold an election based on universal adult franchise

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Gujarat

(c) Manipur

(d) Jammu and Kashmir

Q.8) In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government?

  1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.
  2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.
  3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.

Choose the correct answers from the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.9) Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time

(b) The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President

(c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post

(d) In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support

Q.10) The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties

(a) with the consent of all the States

(b) with the consent of the majority of States

(c) with the consent of the States concerned

(d) without the consent of any State

Q.11) Consider the following statements: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (PAC)

  1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha
  2. scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of Government
  3. Examines the report of CAG.

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.12) What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

(a) The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha

(b) The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further

(c) The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration

(d) The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill

Q.13) Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State?

  1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule
  2. Appointing the Ministers
  3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India
  4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only.

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only.

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.14) Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion in India:

  1. There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.
  2. A Motion of No-Confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.

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

Q.15) Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament?

(a) The Committee on Public Accounts

(b) The Committee on Estimates

(c) The Committee on Public Undertakings

(d) The Committee on Petitions

Q.16) Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. A Bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses on its prorogation.

2. A Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha, which has not been passed by the Lok Sabha, shall not lapse on dissolution of the Lok Sabha.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.17) The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission has produced Reports on:

  1. Ethics in Governance
  2. Local Governance
  3. Combating Terrorism
  4. Eradication of Corruption

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 3 and 4

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.18) Under Article 355 of the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the Union to:

(a) protect States against external aggression and internal disturbance.

(b) allow the extension of executive powers of the Union to any State.

(c) declare that the powers of the legislature of a State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament.

(d) allow the Parliament to include or exclude any caste, race or tribe into the list of the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.

Q.19) Consider the following statements regarding the Union budget in Indian Parliament.

1. No money can be drawn from Consolidated fund of India without the passing of the Appropriation Bill in the Parliament.

2. The Charged expenditure of Consolidated fund of India can neither be discussed nor be subject to voting in Parliament

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

Q.20)   Which of the following fund is/ are operated by executive action?

  1. Consolidated Fund of India
  2. Public Account of India
  3. Contingency Fund of India

Select the correct answer by using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 2 and 3 only

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