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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 481 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The executive authority of the Union is vested by the Constitution in the:
A
Prime Minister
B
President
C
Cabinet
D
Union Legislature
Question 482 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The legislative powers of the President include all the following but:
A
the power-to summon or prorogue the Houses of Parliament
B
the power to summon a joint sitting of the Houses to resolve a deadlock
C
the power of nominating 12 members to the Lok Sabha
D
the right to address either House at any time and it requires the attendance of members for this purpose
Question 483 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following Chief Justices of India has acted as President of India?
A
M. Hidayatullah
B
P.B. Gajendra Gadkar
C
P.N. Bhagwati
D
All of the above
Question 484 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements regarding the pardoning powers of the President is/are not correct? 1. He has the pardoning power in respect of sentence by court martial. 2. He can grant reprieve and respite in case of punishment for an offence against any law of the land, Union or State. 3. He alone can pardon a sentence of death. 4. His exercise of the power of pardon is open to judicial review.
A
I and III
B
II and III
C
I and IV
D
II and IV
Question 485 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mark the correct response:
A
It is the duty of the Prime Minister to communicate all decisions of the Council of Ministers to the President, whenever he requires
B
The Prime Minister need not communicate all decisions to the President
C
It is not obligatory on the part of Prime Minister to communicate the decision to the President
D
The President cannot compel the Prime Minister to give the information he has
Question 486 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mark the correct response:
A
The President has power to remove the Prime Minister but not any of his ministers unless so advised by the Prime Minister
B
The President has power neither to remove the Prime Minister nor any of his ministers unless the Prime Minister loses the support of majority in Lok Sabha and tenders his resignation
C
The President can remove Prime Minister the moment he loses his majority in the Lok Sabha
D
The President has a power to remove any of the ministers at his pleasure
Question 487 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When charge against the President is preferred by either' House of Parliament and is being investigated by other House:
A
the President has a right to appear and to be represented at such investigation
B
the President has no right to appear and to be represented at such investigation
C
the President has a right of representation but he does not have a right of personal hearing
D
the President has a right to appear and to be represented either personally or through a legal practitioner
Question 488 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Srikakulam was the capital of
A
Sakas
B
Pahlavas
C
Andhras
D
Ashoka
Question 489 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In whose court did Asvaghosa live?
A
Harsha
B
Samudra Gupta
C
Kanishka
D
Ashoka
Question 490 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Sunga period saw the growth of one of the following religions. Identify.
A
Brahmanism
B
Saivism
C
Buddhism
D
Nature worship
Question 491 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Whose general was Appolodotus?
A
Euthydemus
B
Demetrius
C
Diodotus
D
Antichos
Question 492 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who erected the Garuda pillar at Besnagar?
A
Bhagabhadra
B
Heliodorus
C
Menander
D
Antialkidas
Question 493 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
During the pre-Gupta age the foreign trade was most extensive with
A
South East Asian Countries
B
China
C
Central Asia
D
Roman Empire
Question 494 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which among the following was not affected by the invasion of the Persians on India?
A
Script in the North-West
B
Coinage
C
Court Ceremonies
D
Sculpture
Question 495 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Gandhara School of Art was deeply influenced by
A
Chinese (Mongolian) art
B
Hellenic art
C
Ranion (Persian) art
D
Local (Indian) art
Question 496 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?
A
Slavery
B
Rigidity of Caste
C
Prostitution
D
Widow remarriage
Question 497 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The ancient Chola kingdom existed in the delta of the river
A
Tungabhadra
B
Cauvery
C
Krishna
D
Godavari
Question 498 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
M3 includes:
A
M1 + T.D
B
M1 + post office saving deposit
C
M1 +- post office total deposit
D
M1 + national saving certificate
Question 499 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes issued by the RBI has "ecology" depicted on it? [SSC Graduate 2003] "
A
Rs. 500
B
Rs. 100
C
Rs. 50
D
Rs. 5
Question 500 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Match the following: A. Partial convertibility I. Unified exchange rate, applied for export and import of goods only, i.e., visible transaction of BoP B. Convertibility on trade account II. Currency can be converted on all accounts C. Convertibility on current account III. 60% of the foreign exchange to be converted at market rates and rest at official rate D. Full convertibility IV. Full convertibility in all visible and invisible transaction of goods and services A B C D
A
I II III IV
B
IV II I III
C
III I IV II
D
I IV III II
There are 500 questions to complete.

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