UPSC Civil Services Political Science Practice test
Political Science Model Soved Questions UPSC Civil Services prelims
Political Science Practice Set for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination
1. Consider the following statements:
1. No discussion can take place in the Legislature of a state with respect to the conduct of any Judge of the Supreme Court as per the provisions of Constitution of India.
2. There is no restriction on the discussion to take place in the Legislature of a State with respect to the conduct of any Judge of the State’s High Court as per provisions of the Constitution of India..
3. Courts cannot enquire into any proceedings of the Legislatures as per the provisions of Constitution of India.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. President’s Rule can be imposed on a State under the provision of which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India?
1. Article 356
2. Article 360
3. Article 352
4. Article 365
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1 and 4
3. Under Article 312 of the Constitution of India, the Rajya Sabha has exclusive power to recommend the Constitution of which one of the following?
(a) River-valley development authorities
(b) Zonal Councils
(c) Administrative tribunals
(d) New All-India Services
4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
(Constitution (Major Subject)
of Indian Amendment Act)
A. 19th 1. Reservation of seats for SC/ST in Lok Sabha and
Legislative Assemblies in the States
B. 25th 2. Duties of the Election Commission
C. 31st 3. Compensation in the acquisition of property
D. 45th 4. Increase in the elected seats in Lok Sabha
A B C D
(a) 4 1 2 3
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 2 1 4 3
5. How can an amendment in a list in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India be initiated?
If the Bill seeking amendment is passed in either House of Parliament by
(a) a majority of the total membership of that house.
(b) a majority of the total membership of that house and by a majority of not less than two-third of the members of that House present and voting.
(c) (b) above and the amendment shall require to be ratified by the Legislatures of States by not less than one-half of the members of the States.
(d) (b) above and the amendment shall require to be ratified by the Legislatures of States by not less that than two-third of the members of the States.
6. Which one of the following statements with regard to Finance Commissions in states in India is not correct?
(a) The 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India provides for the establishment of a Finance Commission by a State to review the financial position of the municipalities
(b) The Chief Minister of the State decides the composition of the Finance Commission and nominates the Chairman
(c) The Finance Commission is expected to recommend the division of resources between the State and the municipalities within the State
(d) The Finance Commission is authorized to make recommendations with regard to grants-in-aid to the Panchayats from the Consolidated Fund of a State
7. Welfare states, in general, are focused on which of the following provisions?
(a) Separation of state from religion, education and health
(b) Employment, infrastructure and education
(c) Minority rights, employment and education
(d) Education, employment and health
8. Identify the French author who coined the term ‘Third World’?
(a) Jean Paul Sartre
(b) Alfred Sauvy
(c) Franz Fanon
(d) Pierre Bourdieu
9. Which one of the following can be characterized as a ‘new social movement’?
(a) Workers’ movement
(b) Peasants’ movement
(c) Peace movement
(d) Anti-colonial movement
10. Consider the following events:
1. Tokyo Round
2. Doha Round
3. Kennedy Round
4. Uruguay Round
What is the correct chronological order of the above events?
(a) 4 - 2 - 3 - 1
(b) 3 - 1 - 4 – 2
(c) 4 - 1 - 3 - 2
(d) 3 - 2 - 4 - 1
11. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the successor to which one of the following institutional arrangements?
(a) World Trade Community
(b) International Trade and Development Association
(c) General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs
(d) Association for Economic and Social Reconstruction
12. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) LTTE — Tamil Eelam
(b) HAMAS — Independent Palestine
(c) IRA — Irish Republic
(d) Sendero Laminoso
(Shining Path) — Bolivian Revolution
13. According to National Human Rights Commission Act, 1993, who among the following can be its Chairman?
(a) Only a retired Chief Justice of a High Court
(b) Only a retired Chief Justice of India
(c) Any serving judge of the High Court
(d) Any serving judge of the Supreme Court
14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
A. Anarchy State and Utopia 1. Milton Friedman
B. A Theory of Justice 2. Robert Nozick
C. Democracy and its Critics 3. John Rawls
D. Capitalism and Freedom 4. Robert Dahl
A B C D
(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 4 1 2 3
15. Match List-I with List-Il and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
(School of Historiography) (Views on Communalism)
A. Imperialist School 1. The inhabitants of the sub-continent are prone
to religious appeal as they are superstitious
B. Cambridge School 2. Communalism is a false consciousness
C. Nationalist School 3. It is a result of conscious British policy of
divide and rule
D. Marxist School 4. Communalism is a product of the ambition of
A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 1 4 3 2
16. Based on the census 2001, consider the following statements:
1. Female/male ratio in India in the year 2001 is more than that in the year 1951.
2. After Delhi and Chandigarh, Pondicherry has the highest population density amongst all the States and Union Territories.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
17. Which one of the following is not an anti-poverty programme of Govt. of India?
18. Based on the census 2001, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh is higher than that in Karnataka
(b) The literacy rate in India in the year 2001 was about 3.5 times of that in the year 1951
(c) The literacy rate in Daman and Diu is minimum amongst the Union Territories
(d) In Assam, population of the Scheduled Tribes is nearly double than population of Scheduled Castes
Directions: The following items consist of two statements are labelled the ‘Assertion A’ and the other labelled the ‘Reason R’. You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason. R are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answer to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly.
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but l. is not a correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true
19. Assertion (A): Education is the fundamental right of every child between the age of 6 and 14 years.
Reason (R): One out of every four children in India does not go to school.
20. Assertion (A): If different cultures are unequally valued, it affects the freedom of their members.
Reason (R): The self is constituted, at least partly, in and through its culture.