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241. The Right to Education was added to the fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India through the

(a)Constitution (86th Amendment) Act, 2002
(b) Constitution (93th Amendment) Act, 2005
(c) Constitution (87th Amendment) Act, 2003
(d) Constitution (97th Amendment) Act, 2011
Ans: (a)
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242. The category of Overseas citizens of india was entered in the citizenship Act of India through an amendement in the year:

(b) 1992
(c) 1996
(d) 2003
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2010

243. BRICS leader signed the agreement to establish a New Development Bank at the summit held in:

(a)New Delhi, India (2012)
(b) Durban, South Africa (2013)
(c) Fortoleza, Brazil (2014)
(d) Ufa, Russia (2015)
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2015

244. Which one of the following nations not a member of the Eurasian Economic Union ?

(b) Russia
(c) Kazakhstan
(d) Uzbekistan
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (I) 2011

245. A Member of Lok Sabha does not become disqualified to continue as a Member of the House if the Member

(a)voluntarily gives up his / her membership of the political party from which he /she was elected
(b) is expelled by the political party from which he / she had been elected to the House
(c) Joins a political party after being elected as an independent candidate
(d) abstains from voting contrary to the direction by his / her political party
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2013

246. The National Policy for Children, 2013 recognizes every person as a child below the age of:

(a)12 years
(b) 14 years
(c) 16 years
(d) 18 years
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2017

247. Which one of the following is not among th aims of the Second Five Year Plan (1956 – 57 to 1960 – 61)?

(a)Rapid industrialization with particular emphasis on the development of basic and heavy industrics
(b) Large expansion of employment opportunities
(c) Achieve self – sufficiency in food grains and increase agricultural production to meet the requirements of industry and exports
(d) Reduction of inequalities in income and wealth and a more even distribution of economic power
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2015

248. In which one of the following cases, the Constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Divorce) Act 1986, was upheld by the Supreme court of India?

(a)Muhammad Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum
(b) Danial Latifi v. Union of India
(c) Mary Roy v. State of Kerala
(d) Shankari Prasad v. Union of India
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2019

249. Consider the following statements about the President of India.
1. The President has the right to address and send message to The Council of Ministers to elicit specific information
2. The President can call for information relating to proposal for legislation
3. All decisions of the Council of Ministers relating to administration of the Union must be communicated to the President Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

CDS (I) 2012

250. Which of the following statement about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?
1. The CAG will hold office for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office, He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 years term
2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in constitution with the prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

CDS (II) 2007

251. Which one of the following Articles Schedules in the Constitution of India deals with Autonomous District Councils?

(a)Eighth Schedule
(b) Article 370
(c) Sixth Schedule
(d) Article 250
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2009

252. Which of the statement given below is / are correct?
1. The ideal of a common civil code is set forth in Article 44 of the Constitution of India
2. In certain respects, the High Courts in India have been given more extensive power than the Supreme Court
3. The Supreme Court of India, the first fully independent Court for the country was set up under the Constitution of India in 1950 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 3 only
Ans: (a)
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253. What were the 12 states of the Sikh confederacy called ?

(b) Gumata
(c) Sardari
(d) Rakhi
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2016

254. Which one of the following language is not recognized in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India

(b) Sanskrit
(c) Urdu
(d) Nepali
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2008

255. As per the Constitution of india, the Writ of Prohibition relates to an order:
1. issued against judicial and quasi judicial authority
2. to prohibit an inferior Court from proceeding in a particular case where it has no jurisdiction to try
3. to restrain a person from holding a public office to when he is not entitled Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

CDS (I) 2010

256. The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (2005) was concerned with

(a)reforms in institutional arrangements for good governance
(b) reforms in the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Justice System
(c) creating an ombudsma mechanism for reduction of corription in public life
(d) devising new measures for urban governance and management
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

257. Consider the following statements:
1. The President of India shall have the power to appoint and remove the Speaker of Lok Sabha
2. The Speaker has to discharge the function of his office himself throughout of his office term and cannot delegate his function to the Deputy Speaker during his absence from the station or during his illness.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

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

CDS (I) 2011

258. In which one of the following judgments of the Consitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of India, the ‘rarest of rare’ principle in the award of death penalty was first laid down?

(a)Bachan Singh v. State of Punjab (1980)
(b) Gopalanachari v. State of Kerala (1980)
(c) Dr. Upendra Boxi v. State of UP (1983)
(d) Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra (1979)
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2013

259. Which of the following statements relating to the Scheduled Tribe and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 are correct ?
1. The Act recognizes forest rights of forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes who have been occupying the forest land before October 25, 1980
2. The onus of implementation of the Act lies at the level of the State / UT Governments
3. The Act seeks to recognize and vest certain forest rights in the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2017

260. Which among the following Acts were repealed by Article 395 of the Constitution of India?
1. The Government of lndia Act, 1935
2. The Indian Independence Act, 1947
3. The Abolition of Privy Council Jurisdiction Act, 1949
4. The Government of India Act, 1919 Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

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