Civil services UPSC IAS/IPS mock test 3

UPSC preliminary mock test 3

Question 1
Consider the following statements:

1. The Writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 can be restricted through a constitutional amendment passed by 2/3rd majority of members present and voting.

2. The ward of a British Citizen resident in India can claim the Right to Elementary Education.

3. Education is a Central subject.

4. Article 301 complements/reinforces some clauses of Article 19. Which of the above statements are not correct?

A
2, 3, 4
B
1, 2, 4
C
2, 3
D
1, 3






Question 2
Which is not true for the Government of India act of 1919?
A
It divided the provincial subjects into two parts.
B
It introduced bicameralism.
C
It introduced direct elections for the first time.
D
It required the two of the six members of the Viceroy's executive council to be Indian.
Question 2 Explanation: 
It required that three not two of the six members of the Viceroy's executive council were to be Indian.
Question 3
Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. A money bill is introduced only in the Lok Sabha.

2. Under article 249, resolution passed by Rajya Sabha in the national interest allows parliament to enact laws on only such items of state List which are specified in the said resolution. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 3 Explanation: 
Article 109(1) of the constitution provides that A Money Bill shall not be introduced in the Council of States. Article 110(3) gives power to speaker to decide whether a bill is a money bill or not whose decision shall be final. Article 249(1) provides that if the Council of States has declared by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest that Parliament should make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in the State List specified in the resolution, it shall be lawful for Parliament to make laws for the whole or any part of the territory of India with respect to that matter while the resolution remains in force.






Question 4
Choose the correct statement:

1. The governor is the chief legislative head of the state.

2. The governor also acts as an agent of the central government

3. The office of governor of a state is an employment under the central government

4. Office of governor is under the direct control of central government.

A
1, 2 and 4
B
1 and 3
C
Only 2
D
None of the above.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Governor is the chief executive head of the state. Office of Governor of state is not an employment under the central government. Office of governor is not under the direct control of central government. It is an independent constitutional office and is not under the control of or subordinate to the central government.
Question 5
Which of the following are tools of e-governance?
A
Emails
B
Messages
C
Social Media
D
All of the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
Earlier social media was not used by government as a tool now it has been increasingly used by the government for awareness programs.






Question 6
Read the following statements regarding the Legislative Council carefully.

1. It can both discuss and vote on the demands for grants.

2. It can participate in the elections of President of India.

A
Both 1 and 2
B
Only 1
C
Only 2
D
None
Question 6 Explanation: 
1. Can only discuss the budget. 2. Can't participate.
Question 7
Match the following columns appropriately. Name of Scheme Feature/Objective A. SABLA

1.Addresses the specific vulnerability of each of group of women in difficult circumstances through a Homebased holistic and integrated approach. B.Swayamsidha

2. The Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) and Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG) have been merged in this scheme. C.Swadhar

3. An integrated scheme for women's empowerment and a recast of Indira Mahila Yojana. D.Ujjawala

4. A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

A
A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4
B
A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
C
A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1
D
A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4






Question 8
With reference to the Right of citizens for time bound delivery of goods and services and redressal of their Grievances bill, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Publishing of citizen's charter is a must for the public authority stating the time in which the service needs to be rendered.

2. The Head of the Department in each public authority shall be responsible for updating and verifying the Citizens Charter every year.

3. Any person who, does not receive a decision within the time specified or is aggrieved by a decision of the designated authority may appeal to the State Public Grievance Redressal Commission.

4. Appeal against the decisions of the State Public Grievance Redressal Commission can be filed in the high court.

A
1 and 2 only
B
1, 3 and 4 only
C
1, 2 and 3 only
D
2, 3 and 4 only
Question 8 Explanation: 
The decision of the State Public Grievance Redressal Commission under this section shall be binding.
Question 9
Which of the following statements regarding RTE Act is/are correct?

1. It provides for prohibition of deployment of teachers for non-educative work.

2. It does not provide for educational qualifications of teachers.

3. Establishment of School Management Committee in all schools.

A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1 and 2 only
Question 9 Explanation: 
It provides for the appointment of appropriately trained teachers, i.e, teachers with requisite entry academic qualifications.






Question 10
Which of the following statements regarding national emergency is/are correct?

1. Both law and executive action can take away fundamental rights during national emergency.

2. Only parliament and not state legislature can make laws to suspend fundamental rights during national emergency.

3. If national emergency is imposed in a part of the territory of India, then fundamental rights under article 19 can be suspended only in that part of the country only. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
Only 1 and 3
C
Only 2 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 10 Explanation: 
under article 358, any law or any executive action are immune during national emergency from imposing article 32. Article 358 also says that "nothing in article 19 shall restrict the power of the State as defined in Part III to make any law or to take any executive action ". In part III, State includes parliament as well as state legislature. Government can suspend fundamental rights in any part or whole country irrespective of the area that comes under national emergency.
There are 10 questions to complete.

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