Previous Year Questions Analysis : Polity - Basic

Previous Years Questions from 2013-2017 from Basic Part of Polity

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

The series on Previous years questions is basically to classify the questions topic-wise the questions that have come in previous years in Civil Services exams. We are only considering last five years i.e. from 2013 to 2017. Basic Part of Constitutions Includes : Preamble, Union and its Territory, Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Directive Principles of state Policy, Fundamental Duties, Amendment of the Constitution, Schedules, Constitutional and Non- Constitutional Bodies.

Questions in 2013


Q 1. According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country?
(a) Fundamental Rights                              (b) Fundamental Duties
(c) Directive Principles of State Policy     (d) Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

Q 2. 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?
(a) 1 only                                                       (b) 2 only 
(c) Both 1 and 2                                           (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 3. 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.
(a) 1 and 2 only                                            (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only                                            (d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 4. 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?
(a) 1 only                                                     (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only                                          (d) 1, 2 and 3

Questions in 2014


Q 5. Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection?
(a) Second Schedule                              (b) Fifth Schedule
(c) Eighth Schedule                                (d) Tenth Schedule

Q 6. In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the
(a) Preamble to the Constitution      (b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Fundamental Duties                    (d) Ninth Schedule

Questions in 2015


Q 1. The provisions in Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of India are made in order to
(a) protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes   
(b) determine the boundaries between States
(c) determine the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
(d) protect the interests of all the border States

Q 2. Who/Which of the following is the custodian of the Constitution of India? 
(a) The President of India                (b) The Prime Minister of India
(c) The Lok Sabha Secretariat        (d) The Supreme court of India

Q 3. Consider the following statements :
1 The Legislative Council of a State in India can be larger in size than half of the Legislative Assembly of that particular State.
2. The Governor of a State nominates the Chairman of Legislative Council of that particular State.
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

Q 4. "To uphold and protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India" is a provision made in the
(a) Preamble of the Constitution        (b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Fundamental Rights                       (d) Fundamental Duties

Q 5. The ideal of 'Welfare State' in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in its
(a) Preamble                                         (b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Fundamental Rights                      (d) Seventh Schedule

Q 6. Directive Principles of State Policy:
1. The Principles spell out the socio-economic democracy in the country.
2. The provisions contained in these Principles are not enforceable by any court.
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



Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
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