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201. Which among the following about the Rangarajan Panel Report on poverty estimation (submitted in July, 2014) is/ are correct?
1. The report states that three out of ten people in India are poor
2. The report endorsed the Tendulkar committee suggestion on determining poverty line in India Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (a)

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202. Which of I the following statements about Indian Judiciary is not correct ?

(a)The Constitution of India has not provided for double system of courts as in the United States
(b) The organization of the subordinate judiciary in India varies slightly from State to State
(c) Every State in India has separate High Court
(d) The Supreme Court has issued direction to constitute an All India Judicial Service to bring about uniformity in designation of officers in criminal and civil side
Ans: (c)

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203. Consider the following statements about State Election Commission ?
1. The State Election Commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor of the State.
2. The State Election Commission shall have the power of even preparing the electoral rolls besides the power of superintendence, direction and control of election to the panchayats.
3. The State Election Commissioner cannot be removed in any manner from his office until he demits himself or completes his tenure.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 only
Ans: (b)
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204. Which of the following is/are department(s) in Ministry of Defence ?
1. Department of Defence
2. Department of Defence Research and Development
3. Department of Defence Production
4. Department of Defence Finance Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1 only
Ans: (b)

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205. 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:

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 only
Ans: (b)

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206. Notification regarding commencement on cessation of a state of war is the responsibility of

(a)Ministry of Home Affairs
(b) Ministry of Defence
(c) Ministry of External Affairs
(d) None of the above
Ans: (c)

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207. Which one of the following categories of persons is not treated at par so far as the availability of Fundamental Rights is concerned ?

(a)Members of the armed forces
(b) Members of the forces charged with the responsibility of maintenance of public order
(c) Members of the forces employed in connection with the communication systems set up in the country
(d) Members of the forces employed in connection with the communication systems set up for maintenance of public order
Ans: (a)
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208. Which of the following statement(s) is/are not correct for the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India ?
1. It was inserted by the first amendment in 1951.
2. It includes those laws which are beyond the purview of judicial review.
3. It was inserted by the 42nd Amendment.
4. The laws in the Ninth Schedule are primarily those which pertain to the matters of national security.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 3 only
Ans: (c)

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209. In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court rule that Constitutional – Amendments were also laws under Article 13 of the Constitution of India, which could be declared void for being inconsistent with Fundamental Rights ?

(a)Keshavanand Bharati Case
(b) Golaknath Case
(c) Minerva Mills Case
(d) Maneka Gandhi Case
Ans: (a)

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210. The power to decide the date of an election to a State Legislative Assembly rests with the

(a)President of India
(b) Chief Minister and his/her Cabinet
(c) Election Commission of India
(d) Parliament
Ans: (c)

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211. 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 OCI 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:

(a)1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 4
Ans: (c)
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212. Which of the following is not true of Article 32 of the Indian Constitution ?

(a)It gives the Supreme Court and the High Courts the power to issue writs for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights.
(b) It is included in Part III of the Indian Constitution and is therefore itself a Fundamental Right.
(c) Dr. Ambedkar called it the ‘very soul of the Indian Constitution’.
(d) An aggrieved person has no right to complain under Article 32 where a Fundamental Right has not been violated.
Ans: (d)

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213. Which among the following features of a federal system is not found in the Indian Political System ?

(a)Dual citizenship
(b) Distribution of powers between the Federal and the State Governments
(c) Supremacy of the Constitution
(d) Authority of the Courts to interpret the Constitution
Ans: (a)

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214. When martial law is imposed, Parliament cannot make law in respect of which one of following matters ?

(a)Indemnify any person in respect of any act done by him in connection with the maintenance of order in the area where martial law was in force
(b) Parliament can by law validate any sentence passed when martial law was in force in the area
(c) A law of Parliament can validate forfeiture ordered when martial law was in force in the area
(d) Any act done under martial law can be validated by Parliament by law
Ans: (d)
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215. Which of the following is/are not central feature(s) of Article 343 of the Constitution of India?
1. Hindi in Devanagari Script shall be the national language of the Union.
2. The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devanagari Script.
3. English language shall continue to be used for official purposes within States.
4. If two or more States agree, Hindi language should be the official language of communication between the States.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1, 3 and 4
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 2 only
Ans: (a)
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216. A Bill is deemed to be a ‘Money Bill’ if it has any provisions dealing with
1. imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax
2. appropriation of money from the Consolidated Fund of India
3. imposition of fines or other pecuniary penalties
4. payment of fee for licences or fee for service rendered Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 only
Ans: (a)

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217. The Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution contains provisions for the administration of Tribal areas. Which of the following States is not covered under this Schedule ?

(b) Manipur
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Tripura
Ans: (b)

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218. Which would be the most appropriate description concerning the Punjab Naujawan Bharat Sabha ? It aspired to

(a)do political work among youth, peasants and workers.
(b) spread the philosophy of revolution among students.
(c) initiate discussions regarding anti-imperialism among workers.
(d) help the formation of a Trade Union Movement in Punjab.
Ans: (b)
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219. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?

(a)The President cannot pardon a person sentenced by a Court Martial.
(b) The supreme command of the defence forces of the Union vests in the President, but its exercise has to be regulated by law.
(c) A person awarded rigorous imprisonment cannot be compelled to do hard work as this would amount to violation of Article 23 of the Constitution of India.
(d) The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 excludes the powers of the High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution of India in relation to service matters of persons in the armed forces.
Ans: (a)

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220. Which one of the following is not a component of the Realist Theory?

(a)The State is the preeminent actor
(b) State sovereignty is important for the affirmation of juridical authority over territory
(c) The primary objective of all States is survival
(d) Survival can be assured in cooperation with international organizations
Ans: (d)

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