Polity : Civil Services Exam 2013 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Polity Section of Civil Services exam 2013

Polity Previous Year Questions Analysis
By   @shriyansh,   2 years ago

In this article we will analyse the Questions asked from polity section in the Civil Services exam 2013. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed



Questions


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Legislature > Parliamentary Committees > PAC

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements- The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts.

1. Consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha.

2. Scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of the Government.

3. Examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Executive > Union Cabinet

Resource : NCERT

In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are, implied institutionally in the parliamentary government?

1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.

2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.

3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.

Select

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Executive > Union Government

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements:

1. The Council of Ministers in the Centre shall be collectively responsible to the Parliament.

2. The Union Ministers shall hold the office during the pleasure of the President of India.

3. The Prime Minister shall communicate to the President about the proposals for legislation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Non-Constitutional Bodies, Executive, Local Government

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements:

1. National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission.

2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.

3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Legislature > Parliament

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements:

1. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that House.

2. While the nominated members of the two Houses of the Parliament have no voting right in the presidential election, they have the right to vote in the election of the Vice President.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Judiciary

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

With reference to National Legal Services Authority consider the following statements:

1. Its objective is to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker section of the society on the basis of equal opportunity.

2. It issues guidelines for the State Legal Services Authorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Non-Constitutional Bodies

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Who among the following constitute the National Development Council?

1. The Prime Minister

2. The Chairman, Finance Commission

3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet

4. Chief Ministers of the States

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Legislature > Bills

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

  1. The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha
  2. The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further
  3. The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration
  4. The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Executive > Governer

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Which one of the following statements is correct?

  1. In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time.
  2. The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President
  3. No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post
  4. In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Legislature > Bills > Constitutional Amendment

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements:

1. An amendment to the Constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only.

2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the Constitution, the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of India. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Constitutional Bodies > Attorney General

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Consider the following statements: Attorney General of India can

1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha

2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha

3. speak in the Lok Sabha

4. vote in the Lok Sabha

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3 only 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Constitutional Bodies, Non-Constitutional Bodies

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution?

1. National Development Council

2. Planning Commission

3. Zonal Councils

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Legislature > Parliament

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing International treaties

  1. with the consent of all the States
  2. with the consent of the majority of States
  3. with the consent of the States concerned
  4. without the consent of any State 


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Local Government

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

The Government enacted, the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996.

Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?

  1. To provided self-governance
  2. To recognize traditional rights
  3. To create autonomous regions in tribal areas
  4. To free tribal people from exploitation


Difficulty : Medium

Topic Hierarchy : Local Government

Resource : Indian Polity - Laxmikant

Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?

  1. State Forest Department
  2. District Collector/Deputy Commissioner
  3. Tahsildar/Block Development Officer/Mandal Revenue Officer
  4. Gram Sabha 


Difficulty : Easy

Topic Hierarchy : Basic > Preamble, Directive Principles of State

Resource : NCERT

‘Economic Justice’ as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitutional has been provided in

  1. the Preamble and the Fundamental Rights
  2. the Preamble and the Directive Principles of State Policy
  3. the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. None of the above 


Difficulty : Easy

Topic Hierarchy : Basic

Resource : NCERT

According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties 

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Basic : 2 Questions
  • Executive : 4 Questions
  • Legislature : 5 Questions
  • Judiciary : 1 Question
  • Local Government : 3 Questions
  • Constitutional/Non-Constitutional Bodies : 4 Questions


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERTs : 3 Questions
  • Indian Polity - Laxmikant : 14 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Difficult :





Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

Civil Services Aspirant

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