[CSP-2020] Diagnostic Test 7

Instructions:

1. This test contains 25 items (questions). Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark as your answer. In case you feel there is more than one correct response, mark the response you consider the best.

2. All items carry equal marks.

3. Penalty for wrong answers: THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate given more than one answer, it will treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is give by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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#1. Consider the following statements:

1. Right to Constitutional Remedies is a fundamental right.

2. Right to Constitutional Remedies is a basic feature of the Constitution.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#2. In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court ruled that there cannot be any blanket immunity from judicial review of the laws included in the Ninth Schedule?

(a) I R Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu

(b) Indra Sawhney v. Union of India

(c) Balaji Raghavan v. Union of India

(d) A K Gopalan v. State of Madras

#3. Which of the following is/are part of the Directive Principles of State Policy?

1. To encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

2. To develop scientific temper and spirit of inquiry.

3. To promote cottage industries in rural areas.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#4. In which of the following cases, did the Supreme Court held that ‘the Indian Constitution is founded on the bedrock of the balance between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles’?

(a) Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

(b) Golak Nath v. State of Punjab

(c) Menaka Gandhi v. Union of India

(d) Minerva Mills v. Union of India

#5. Which of the following schedules of the Constitution deals with the separation of power between the Union and the States?

(a) Fifth Schedule

(b) Sixth Schedule

(c) Seventh Schedule

(d) Eighth Schedule

#6. Consider the following statements:

1. ‘Economic and Social planning’ is mentioned under the Concurrent List.

2. ‘Organisation of the High Courts’ is mentioned under the State List.

3. ‘Agriculture including agricultural education and research’ is mentioned under the Union List.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#7. Consider the following statements:

1. A judge of a High Court can be removed from her/his office by an order of the President.

2. The Judges Enquiry Act regulates the procedure relating to the removal of a judge of a High Court.

3. Only one judge of a High Court has been removed by way of impeachment so far.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#8. Consider the following statements:

1. The advocate general of a state is appointed by the Governor.

2. The chairman of a state public service commission can be removed by the Governor.

3. The state election commissioner is appointed by the Governor.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#9. Consider the following statements:

1. Prime Minister is the administrative head of the Cabinet Secretariat.

2. Cabinet Secretariat facilitates smooth transaction of business in ministries and also ensures inter-ministerial coordination.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#10. Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional bodies set up by the Prime Minister as per the exigencies and requirements of the time. In this context, which of the following cabinet committees have been constituted recently?

1. Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth

2. Cabinet Committee on Climate Change

3. Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development

4. Cabinet Committee on Critical Infrastructure and Cyber-Security

Select the correct answer using the codes given below. 

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 4

#11. Which of the following is/are among the rights conferred on a consumer under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019?

1. Right to be protected against marketing of the hazardous goods

2. Right to be informed of the price of the goods

3. Right to seek redressal against the unfair trade practices

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#13. Sitakant Mohapatra Committee of 2003 was related to the

(a) criterion for inclusion of languages in the Eighth Schedule

(b) judicial review of the laws placed in the Ninth Schedule

(c) provisions related to Article 360 of the Constitution

(d) division of legislative power between the Union and the States

#12. Consider the following statements:

1. Panchayati Raj Institutions were conferred the constitutional status during the Tenth Lok Sabha.

2. Directive Principles of State Policy call upon the state governments to organise village panchayats.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#13. With reference to the Parliament of India, which among the following committees was constituted earliest?

(a) Committee on Papers Laid on the Table

(b) Ethics Committee

(c) Committee on Empowerment of Women

(d) Committee on Government Assurances

#14. With reference to the Parliament of India, which of the following action follows if a ‘Closure Motion’ to cut short a debate is approved by the House?

(a) The debate is stopped and the matter is abandoned

(b) The debate is stopped and the matter is put to vote

(c) The debate is rescheduled for a later date

(d) The debate is continued but its duration is cut short

#15. Which of the following articles of the Constitution calls upon the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health?

(a)  Article 47

(b)  Article 45

(c)  Article 49

(d)  Article 41

#16. Under which one of the following Constitution Amendment Acts, the total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Central Council of Ministers was restricted to the maximum of fifteen percent of the total strength of the Lok Sabha?

(a) 86th Constitution Amendment Act

(b) 91st Constitution Amendment Act

(c) 92nd Constitution Amendment Act

(d) 93rd Constitution Amendment Act

#17. Consider the following statements:

The Estimates Committee of the Parliament

1. suggests alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration

2. has its chairperson elected by its members from among themselves

3. has no representation from Rajya Sabha

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#18 .The power of a High Court of a State to decide disputes relating to the election of members of the State Legislature falls under its

(a) original jurisdiction

(b) appellate jurisdiction

(c) supervisory jurisdiction

(d) writ jurisdiction

#19 .Consider the following statements:

1. A joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is governed by the Rules of Procedure of the Lok Sabha.

2. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha cannot preside over a joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#20 .Consider the following statements:

1. No Union Territory participates in the election of the President.

2. No State Legislative Assembly participates in the election of the Vice President.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#21. Which of the following functionaries are appointed by the President of India?

1. Chief Justice of India

2. Members of UPSC

3. Attorney General of India

4. Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1, 3 and 4 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

#22. Consider the following statements:

A Constitution Amendment Bill

1. can be introduced in either House of the Parliament

2. can be introduced only with prior permission of the President

3. must be passed by each House of the Parliament separately

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#23. Consider the following statements:

1. Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is not bound by the procedure laid down in the Civil Procedure Code.

2. Orders of the CAT can be challenged only in the Supreme Court.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#24. Consider the following statements:

1. If a censure motion is passed in the Lok Sabha, the council of ministers must resign from the office.

2. Council of ministers ceases to hold office immediately after the Lok Sabha is dissolved.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#25. Which of the following is/are not constitutional bodies?

1. National Human Rights Commission

2. Finance Commission

3. Central Information Commission

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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