UPSC prelims online quiz
Duration: 5 min
#1. When martial law is imposed, Parliament cannot make law in respect of which one of the following matters?
#2. Which of the following is not true of Article 32 of the Indian Constitution?
#3. Which of the following statements is/are not true for the category of the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) inserted by the amendment to the Citizenship Act of India in 2003? 1. It gives dual citizenship to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who are citizens of another country. 2. It gives Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who are citizens of another country, an OCT card without citizenship. 3. It permits the OCI to vote in general elections in India. 4. It allows the OCI to travel to India without visa Select the correct answer using the code given below:
#4. Which of the following is/are the characteristic(s) of the Sannyasi and Fakir uprisings? 1. These uprisings refer to a series of skirmishes between the English East India Company and a group of sannyasis and fakirs. 2. One reason for the uprising was the ban on free movement of the sannyasis along pilgrimage routes. 3. In the course of the uprisings in 1773, Warren Hastings issued a proclamation banishing all sannyasis from Bengal and Bihar. 4. Are contemporaneous with the Non-Cooperation Movement. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
#5. The Central Industrial Security Force is under the administrative control of which of the following ministries?
#6. Which of the following is/are not the characteristic(s) of the First Past The Post System (FPTP)? 1. It is a majoritarian system where minorities are likely to remain unrepresented. 2. A candidate may win an election even if he/she gets less than the majority of the votes cast. 3. It generates proportionality between the votes cast and the seats won. 4. It always leads to a two party system and a stable and accountable government. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
#7. Which among the following features of a federal system is not found in the Indian Political System?
#8. A Parliamentry Democracy is one where 1. a balance of popular participation and elite rule takes place. 2. the government is responsible not to the public but to the elected representatives. 3. the parliamentarians are delegated the responsibility of thinking and acting on behalf of their constituents. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
#9. Which of the following statement(s) with regard to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is/are correct? 1. The Act is applicable only to the States of Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland. 2. A person taken into custody under the above Act must be handed over to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station with least possible delay. 3. An area can be declared as a disturbed area under the above Act only when the State Government is of the opinion that the use of the armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary to contain a dangerous condition in the concerned area.Select the correct answer by using the code given below:
#10. Which of the following features of the State of Arcot in 18th century South India are correct? 1. The founders of the dynasty that ruled Arcot were Daud Khan Penni and Sa’adatullah Khan. 2. Arcot became the site of a protracted struggle between the English and Dutch East India Companies from the 1740s. 3. Decentralization was a key feature of the State of Arcot in the 18th century. 4. The other major State to emerge in South India at this time was Mysore. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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