KAS Prelims Test Series 2020 Test KAS-101

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This is the first test for KAS Prelims 2020. The test is based on the syllabus provided as per the schedule or in the time table. The test is free and anyone can attempt.


Q.1) In the following quotation,

“WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity: and to promote among them all;

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and the integrity of the Nation.

In our Constituent Assembly this ‘X’ do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.”, ‘X’ stands for:

(a) twenty-sixth day of January, 1950

(b) twenty-sixth day of November, 1949

(c) twenty-sixth day of January, 1949

(d) None of the above

Q.2) The Constitution of India recognises:

(a) only religious minorities

(b) only linguistic minorities

(c) religious and linguistic minorities

(d) religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities

Q.3) If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended?

(a) First

(b) Second

(c) Third

(d) Fifth

Q.4) Match List-I (Article of Indian Constitution) with List -II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List-I                                                                List-II

(Article of Indian Constitution)                     (Provisions)

A. Article 16 (2)                                               1. No person shall be deprived of his property                                                                      save by the authority of law

B. Article 29 (2)                                               2. No person can be discriminated against in the                                                                  matter of public appointment on the ground of                                                                    race, religious or caste

C. Article 30 (I)                                                3. All minorities whether based on religion or                                                                       language shall have to establish and administer                                                                    educational institutions of their choice

D. Article 31 (I)                                                4. No citizen shall be denied admission into any                                                                   educational institution maintained by the State,                                                                   or receiving State aid, on grounds of religion,                                                                       race, caste, language or any of them

Codes :

(a) A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1

(b) A-3, B-1, C-2, D-4

(c) A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4

(d) A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1

Q.5) The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by:

(a) First Amendment

(b) Eighth Amendment

(c) Ninth Amendment

(d) Forty Second Amendment

Q.6) Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

List-I (Item in the Indian Constitution)         List-II (Country from which it was derived)

A. Directive Principles of State Policy                         1. Australia

B. Fundamental Rights                                                2. Canada

C. Concurrent List in Union-State Relations               3. Ireland

D. India as a Union of States with greater                 4. United Kingdom

   powers to the Union

                                                                                    5. United States of America

Codes:

(a) A-5, B-4, C-1, D-2

(b) A-3, B-5, C-2, D-1

(c) A-5, B-4, C-2, D-1

(d) A-3, B-5, C-1, D-2

Q.7) Which one of the following schedules of the Indian Constitution lists the names of states and specifies their territories?

(a) First

(b) Second

(c) Third

(d) Fourth

Q.8) Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?

(a) It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States

(b) It contains the languages listed in the Constitution

(c) It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas

(d) It allocates seats in the Council of States

Q.9) Which Article of the Constitution of India says, ‘No child below the age of fourteen years shall the employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment’?

(a) Article 24

(b) Article 45

(c) Article 330

(d) Article 368

Q.10) Consider the following statements:

1. The Constitution of India has 40 parts.

2. There are 390 Articles in the Constitution of India in all.

3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (Amendment) Acts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.11) Which of the following is/are included in the Directive Principles of the State Policy?

1. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour

2. Prohibition of consumption except for medicinal purposes of intoxicating drinks and of other drugs which are injurious to health

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.12) With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following :

1. Fundamental Rights

2. Fundamental Duties

3. Directive Principles of the State Policy

Which of the above provisions of the Constitution of India is/are fulfilled by the Pradhan Mantri KIsan SAmman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) launched by the government of India?

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.13) Under the Constitution of India, which one of the following is not a fundamental duty?

(a) To vote in public elections

(b) To develop the scientific temper

(c) To safeguard public property

(d) To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals

Q.14) Consider the following provisions under the Directive Principles of State Policy as enshrined in the Constitution of India:

1. Securing for citizens of India a uniform civil code

2. Organizing village Panchayats

3. Promoting cottage industries in rural areas

4. Securing for all the workers reasonable leisure and cultural opportunities

Which of the above are the Gandhian Principles that are reflected in the Directive Principles of State Policy?

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.15) Which of the following is/are among the Fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Indian Constitution?

1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture

2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice

3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry

4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.16) According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country?

(a) Fundamental Rights

(b) Fundamental Duties

(c) Directive Principles of State Policy

(d) Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding the Directive Principles of State Policy:

1. The Principles spell out the socio-economic democracy in the country.

2. The provisions contained in these Principles are not enforceable by any court.

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.18) The ideal of Welfare State’ in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in its

(a) Preamble

(b) Directive Principles of State Policy

(c) Fundamental Rights

(d) Seventh Schedule

Q.19) “To uphold and protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India” is a provision made in the

(a) Preamble of the Constitution

(b) Directive Principles of State Policy

(c) Fundamental Rights

(d) Fundamental Duties

Q.20) In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the

(a) Preamble to the Constitution

(b) Directive Principles of State Policy

(c) Fundamental Duties

(d) Ninth Schedule

Q.21) Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

(a) Liberty of thought

(b) Economic liberty

(c) Liberty of expression

(d) Liberty of belief

Q.22) The mind of the makers of the Constitution of India is reflected in which of the following?

(a) The Preamble

(b) The Fundamental Rights

(c) The Directive Principles of State Policy

(d) The Fundamental Duties

Q.23) Which principle among the ‘following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution?

(a) Equal pay for equal work for both men and women

(b) Participation of workers in the management of industries

(c) Right to work, education and public assistance

(d) Securing living wage and human conditions of work to workers

Q.24) In the federation established by The Government on India Act of 1935. Residuary Power were given to the

(a) Federal Legislature

(b) Governor General

(c) Provincial Legislature

(d) Provincial Governors

Q.25) Which Article of the Constitution of India safeguards one’s right to marry the person of one’s choice?

(a) Article 19

(b) Article 21

(c) Article 25

(d) Article 29

Q.26) ‘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.27) 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.28) Which of the following writs are both preventive and curative in nature?

1. Prohibition

2. Certiorari

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.29) Which of the following writs can be issued against private individual as well as public authority?

1. Habeas Corpus

2. Mandamus

3. Prohibition

4. Certiorari

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

Q.30) The rights provided in Part III of the constitution are called Fundamental rights because:

(a) They place limitations on the powers of the authority of the state.

(b) They are part of Human Rights that are declared by United Nations.

(c) They are guaranteed by the Fundamental law of the land.

(d) They are guaranteed by nature for one who has born as human being.

Q.31) “To organize agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines”. The above directive principle is included in which of the following category

(a) Gandhian Principles

(b) Socialistic Principles

(c) Liberal Intellectual Principles

(d) New Directive Principles

Q.32) Which of the following can be amended by the Article 368 of the constitution?

1. Abolition or creation of legislative councils in states.

2. Fundamental Rights.

3. Provisions related to Supreme Court and high courts.

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.33) According to Dr B R Ambedkar, phrase ‘Union of States’ has been referred to ‘Federation of States’ to indicate,

1. The Indian federation is the result of an agreement among the states like the American federation.

2. The states have the right to secede from the federation.

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.34) Consider the following statements about emergency.

1. President can promulgate, when the Parliament is not in session, ordinances for the governance of the state during ‘constitutional emergency’.

2. A proclamation revoking of President’s Rule requires parliamentary approval.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None

Q.35) Which of the following is not specifically mentioned in Article 19 of the Constitution?

(a) Freedom of speech and expression

(b) Freedom to assemble peacefully without arms

(c) Freedom to move freely

(d) Freedom of the press

Q.36) Right to Constitutional Remedies comes under:

(a) Fundamental Rights

(b) Legal Rights

(c) Constitutional Rights

(d) Natural Rights

Q.37) Fundamental Freedoms under Article 19 are suspended during emergency caused by:

(a) war or external aggression

(b) failure of constitutional machinery of a State

(c) internal armed rebellion

(d) financial crisis

Q.38) Article 14 guarantees equality before law and equal protection of law to :

(a) all persons living within the territory of India

(b) all Indian citizens living in India

(c) all persons domiciled in India

(d) all persons natural as well as artificial

Q.39) Untouchability is abolished and its practice is punishable according to :

(a) Article 15

(b) Article 16

(c) Article 17

(d) Article 15(4)

Q.40) Right to education is a fundamental right emanating from right to :

(a) freedom of speech and expression under Article 19 (1) (a)

(b) culture and education under Articles 29 and 30

(c) life and personal liberty under Article 21

(d) equality before law and equal protection of law under Article 14

Q.41) Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian citizenship?

(a) Parliament

(b) State Legislatures

(c) President

(d) Attorney General

Q.42) Citizenship provisions are enshrined in the Constitution in :

(a) Part II

(b) Part II, Articles 5-11

(c) Part II, Articles 5-6

(d) Part I, Articles 5-11

Q.43) Which of the following Articles describes about the person voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to be citizens?

(a) Article 5

(b) Article 7

(c) Article 8

(d) Article 9

Q.44) Details on how citizenship may be acquired and terminated are enumerated in:

(a) Part II of the Constitution

(b) the Citizenship Act, 1955

(c) Schedule I of the Constitution

(d) various enactments by Parliament

Q.45) Indian citizenship of a person can be terminated if:

1. a person voluntarily acquires the citizenship of some other country.

2. a person who has become a citizen through registration is sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 10 years within five years of his registration.

3. the Government of India is satisfied that citizenship was obtained by fraud.

4. a person who is a citizen by birth indulges in trade with an enemy country during war.

(a) I and III

(b) I, II and III

(c) I, III and IV

(d) I, II, III and IV

Q.46) Which of the following rights was described by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as ‘The Heart and Soul of the Constitution’ ?

(a) Right of Freedom of Religion

(b) Right to Property

(c) Right to Equality

(d) Right to Constitutional Remedies

Q.47) Which of the following Fundamental Rights is also available to a foreigner on the soil of India?

(a) Equality of opportunity in the matter of public employment

(b) Freedoms of movement, residence and profession

(c) Protection from discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste or sex

(d) Protection of life and personal liberty against action without authority of law

Q.48) On whom does the Constitution confer special responsibility for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights?

(a) Parliament

(b) Supreme Court

(c) President

(d) State legislature

Q.49) Once the proclamation of emergency is made, the right of a citizen to move to the Supreme Court for the enforcement of his fundamental right is suspended by the:

(a) Prime Minister of India

(b) President of India

(c) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(d) Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Q.50) Under Article 368, Parliament has no power to repeal Fundamental Rights because they are:

(a) enshrined in Part III of the Constitution

(b) human rights

(c) transcendental rights

(d) part of bask structure of essential framework of the Constitution


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