UPSC Level 2 Polity Pre Quiz #12

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#1 Consider the following statements with reference to ‘right to constitutional remedies’: 1. Right to constitutional remedies empowers the citizens to move a court of law in case of any denial of the fundamental rights under Article 20. 2. If the court finds that it is not, the person will have to be freed. 3. In case of imprisonment, the citizen can ask the court to see, if it is according to the provisions of the law of the country. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#2 Consider the following statements: 1. The constitution provides for more All India Civil Services branches to be set up by giving the power to the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Parliament of India) to resolve by a two-thirds majority to establish new all-India services. 2. The Indian Forest Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) are the three services set up under this constitutional provisionSelect the correct answer using the codes given below:

#3 Consider the following statements: 1. The Constitution provides a federal system of government in the country even though it describes India as ‘a Union of States’. 2. The term implies that firstly, the Indian federation is not the result of an agreement between independent units, and secondly, the units of Indian federation cannot leave the federation. 3. The Indian Constitution contains, federal and nonfederal features. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#4 Consider the following statements: 1. Functions of the Finance Commission can be explicitly stated as: 2. Distribution of net proceeds of taxes between centre and the states, to be divided as per their respective contributions to the taxes. 3. Determine factors governing grants-in aid to the states and the magnitude of the same. 4. To make recommendations to president as to the measures needed to augment the consolidated fund of a state to supplement the resources of the Panchayats and municipalities in the state on the basis of the recommendations made by the Finance Commission of the state. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#5 Under which Ministry of Union Government the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) comes ?

#6 The President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of: 1. The elected members of both houses of Parliament; 2. The elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states. 3. The elected members of the legislative councils of the states. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#7 Consider the following statements: 1. Legislative power is constitutionally vested in the Parliament of India of which the president is the titular head. 2. All bills passed by the Parliament can become laws. 3. The President can return a bill to the Parliament, if it is not a money bill or a constitutional amendment bill, for reconsideration. 4. When, after reconsideration, the bill is passed and presented to the President, with or without amendments, the President is obliged to assent it.The President cannot withhold his/her assent to a bill when it is initially presented to him/her (rather than return it to the Parliament). Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#8 Consider the following statements: 1. All money bills originate in Parliament, but only if the President recommends them. 2. He or she presents the Annual Budget and supplementary budget before Parliament. 3. No money bill can be introduced in Parliament without his or her assent. 4. The President appoints a finance commission every six years. 5. The Contingency Fund of India is at the disposal of the President. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#9 Consider the following statements with regard to judicial powers of President of India: 1. The President appoints the Chief Justice of the Union Judiciary and other judges on the advice of the Prime Minister. 2. He or she dismisses the judges if and only if the Lok Sabha pass resolutions to that effect by a simple majority of the total members. 3. If the President considers a question of law or a matter of public importance has arisen, he or she can ask for the advisory opinion of the Supreme Court. Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below:

#10 Consider the following statements with regard to diplomatic powers of President of India: 1. All international treaties and agreements are negotiated and concluded on behalf of the President. 2. The President represents India in international forums and affairs where such a function is chiefly ceremonial. 3. The President may also send and receive diplomats, i.e. the officers from the Indian Foreign Service. 4. The President is the first citizen of the country. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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