UPSC PRELIMS DAILY QUIZ 13.01.2020 | IASBYHEART

  1. The principles of parliamentary system of government is not detailed in the constitution, but dealt in two articles 74,75. With reference to it, which of the following  are true ? I) council of ministers are collectively responsible to the parliament.  II) President administers the oath of office and secrecy to the members of the parliament.

a) I only

b) Both I and II

c) II only

d) Neither I nor II

 

  1. Given below are certain scenarios from the Indian History post-independence.

I) Disputes between states over river water sharing

II) Creation of new smaller states from the earlier larger states

III) Imposition of President’s rule on federal units

IV) Territorial disputes between the states

Which of them are representative of the federal spirit of India?

a) I,II,III only

b) I, IV only

c) I,II,IV only

d) I,II,III,IV

 

  1. The Prime Minister of India is the real executive authority. In reference to the office, which of the following statements is incorrect?

a) Constitution does not contain procedure to select and appoint the prime minister

b) On death of the incumbent Prime minister, the ruling party cannot elect its own Prime minister. The President exercises his discretion here

c) Constitutionally Prime Minister can be member of Rajya Sabha

d) The term of Prime Minister is not fixed

 

  1. About the cabinet committees which of the following statements are correct.?

I) Their existence is rooted in the constitution. But new committees shall be formed based on need

II) members include only the cabinet ministers

III) They are permanent in nature and continue to exist

IV) They are always headed by the Prime Minister

 

a) I,III only

b) II,IV only

c) I,II,III,IV

d) none of the above

5. For the Indian federation, which of the following statements are true?

I) The term federation is nowhere seen in the constitution except article 1

II) India is an indestructible union with indestructible states

a) II only

b) I only

c) Neither I nor II

d) Both I and II

 

  1. Parliament of India enjoys legislative precedence and also legislates on important subjects of all India relevance. With respect to power of parliament, which of these statements are incorrect?

I) Parliament can unilaterally change area, boundaries or name of any state

II)parliament only requires a special majority to accomplish it

 

a) I only

b) II only

c) Both I and II

d) Neither I nor II

 

  1. Governor, as the constitutional head of state has which of the following statements correct?

 

I) The Union government can ask any Governor to resign anytime

II) President can transfer a governor to another state for the rest of his term

III) Governor can never hold office beyond the term of 5 years

IV) He acts as the Vice Chancellor of Universities in the state

 

a) I,II,III only

b) I,II,IV only

c) I,II only

d) I,II,III,IV

 

 

  1. Which of the following is described as the super cabinet?

a) Cabinet committee on economic affairs

b) The Prime Minister’s office

c) Cabinet secretariat

d) Political affairs committee

 

  1. The GoM( Group of Ministers) are empowered to make decisions or recommend decisions to cabinet.  Which of the following statements is correct with respect to its current status?

a) These are Ad Hoc bodies formed and disbanded

b) Currently there are 21 GoM

c) These are constitutional in origin

d) Ministries and departments process pending matters before the GoM

 

  1. Consider the following statements with respect to the executive and legislative authority of the state and choose the incorrect option.

a) If there arises a question whether a matter falls within the Governor’s discretion or not, the decision of the Governor is final

b) A minister can have the right to speak, take part and vote in any committee of the state legislature

c) When a no confidence motion is passed, all ministers including those from the legislative council have to resign

d) It is not required for a minister to countersign an order of Governor for a public act

 

 

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