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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 281 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Ministers are individually responsible to:
A
the President
B
the House of the people
C
the Prime Minister
D
the House of which they are members
Question 282 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the matter of State legislation the President may:
A
exercise only suspensive veto power
B
may withhold assent to any bill reserved for his consideration except money bills
C
withhold his assent to any bill reserved for his consideration
D
directly disallow any bill which he considers anti national
Question 283 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following powers can be exercised by both the President and the Governor?
A
Power to pardon a sentence by court martial
B
Power to remit a sentence in an offence relating to a matter on the State List
C
Power to commute a sentence of death in certain circumstances
D
Power to remit a sentence by court martial
Question 284 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following statements is correct?
A
Chief Election Commissioner of India holds his office during the pleasure of the President
B
The Governor of the State holds his office during the pleasure of the President
C
The Prime Minister' can only be removed by a resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament
D
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha can be, removed at the pleasure of the President
Question 285 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements is correct?
A
The Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the President of India
B
The Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the Parliament
C
The Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha
D
The Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the Prime Minister
Question 286 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Chief Minister of a State in India is not eligible to vote in the Presidential election if : [IAS 1993]
A
he himself is a candidate
B
he is yet to prove his majority on the floor of the Lower House of the State Legislature
C
he is a member of the Upper House of the State Legislature
D
he is a caretaker Chief Minister
Question 287 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If a Minister loses a no-confidence motion, then:
A
the Minister resigns
B
the whole Council of Ministers resigns
C
Lok Sabha is dissolved
D
only Prime Minister and that Minister resign
Question 288 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The foremost astronomer and mathematician of the Gupta period was
A
Aryabhatta
B
Varahamihira
C
Brahmagupta
D
Vanabhata
Question 289 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Gupta artists had attained the highest perfection in
A
architecture
B
sculpture
C
terracotas
D
painting
Question 290 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The most important reason(s) for the decline of the Gupta empire was/were
A
invasions of the Hunas
B
weak later Gupta rulers
C
independence of the later Gupta rulers
D
(a) (b) and (c) above
Question 291 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After the decline of the Guptas, which of the following cities of North India emerged as the centre of political gravity of North India?
A
Ajmer
B
Kannauj
C
Dhara
D
Delhi
Question 292 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Match the following rulers/ruling dynasties of North India with the centres of their power: List-I List-II A. Maukharis (i) Thaneshvar B. Pusyabhuti or Vardhans (ii] Kannauj C. Sasanka (ill) Valabhi Gujarat D. Maitrakas (iv) Bengal Gauda Codes: A B C D
A
I ii iii iv
B
Ii I iv iii
C
I iii ii iv
D
Iv iii ii i
Question 293 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, called the Prince of Pilgrims visited India during the reign of
A
Harsha
B
Chandragupta II
C
Dharampala
D
Devapala
Question 294 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Harshacharita the biography of Harsha, was written by
A
Banabhatta
B
Sudraka
C
Sri Harsha
D
Gunadhva
Question 295 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Harsha was defeated by
A
Sasanka
B
King of Valabhi
C
Bhaskarvarman
D
Pulkesin II
Question 296 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Harsha was the last great royal patron of
A
Jainism
B
Buddhism
C
Shaivism
D
Bhagavatism
Question 297 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
After the death of Harsha, a tripartite struggle ensued between the three contemporary powers for the supremacy of Kannauj. Which of the following was not a party in the struggle?
A
Gurjar Partiharas
B
Rastrakutas
C
Palas
D
Paramaras
Question 298 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has been set up to : 1. protect the interests of investors 2. to regulate the activities of brokers in the stock market 3. to ensure transparency in operation in the stock market. 4. to encourage a healthy growth of the stock market Choose your answer from:
A
1 and 2
B
1, 2 and 4
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 299 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which among the following is the oldest Development Financial Institution of India?
A
UTI
B
IDBI
C
ICICI
D
IFCI
Question 300 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: [IAS 2004] 1. The National Housing Bank, the apex institution in housing finance in India, was set up as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India 2. The Small Industries Development Bank of India was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Bank 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
There are 300 questions to complete.

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