Previous Year Questions Analysis : Polity - Executive

Previous Years Questions from 2013-2017 from Executive, Polity

Polity Previous Year Questions Analysis
By   @shriyansh,   3 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. Executive Includes : President, Vice President, Governor, Prime Minister, Central Council of Ministers, Cabinet Commission, Chief Minister, State Council of Minister. 

Questions in 2013


Q 1. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time
(b) The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of Supreme Court are appointed by the President
(c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post
(d) 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

Q 2. 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 the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only 
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only 
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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

Questions in 2014


Q 1. Consider the following statements :
1. The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.
2. All executive actions of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the Prime Minister.
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 2. Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat
1. Preparation of agenda for Cabinet Meetings
2. Secretarial assistance to Cabinet Committees
3. Allocation of financial resources to the Ministries  
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only 
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only 
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 3. Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State
1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule
2. Appointing the Ministers
3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India
4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only 
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only 
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Questions in 2015


Q 1. Consider the following statements 
1. The Executive Power of the Union of India is vested in the Prime Minister.
2. The Prime Minister is the ex officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board.
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

Questions in 2016


Q 1. Consider the following statements :
1. The Chief Secretary in a State is appointed by the Governor of that State.
2. The Chief Secretary in a State has a fixed tenure.
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
@shriyansh

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