UPSC Indian Polity Previous Years Questions Quiz-7

1. Consider the following statements: [2013 – I] 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?


2. Consider the following statements : [2010] The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President of India on matters of law or fact: 1. on its own initiative (on any matter of larger public interest). 2. if he seeks such an advice. 3. only if the matters relate to the Fundamental Rights of the citizens. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


3. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President make a reference to the Supreme Court to seek the Court’s opinion on the Constitutional validity of the Election Commission’s decision on deferring the Gujarat Assembly Elections (in the year 2002) ? [2003]


4. Consider the following statements: [2013 – I] The parliamentary Committee on public accounts 1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha 2. scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of the Government 3. examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. In order to comply with TRIPS Agreement, India
enacted the Geographical Indications of’ Goods
(Registration & Protection) Act, 1999. The difference/
differences between a “Trade Mark” and a Geographical
Indication is/are [2010]
1. A Trade Mark is an individual or a company’s
right whereas a Geographical Indication is a
community’s right.
2. A Trade Mark can be licensed whereas a
Geographical Indication cannot be licensed.
3. A Trade Mark is assigned to the manufactured
goods whereas the Geographical-Indication is
assigned to the agricultural goods/products and
handicrafts only.
Which of the statements given above is I are correct?


6. Consider the following statements: [2003] The function(s) of the Finance commission is/are: 1. to allow the withdrawal of the money out of the Consolidated Fund of India 2. to allocate between the States the shares of proceeds of taxes 3. to consider applications for grants-in-aid from States 4. to supervise and report on whether the Union and State governments are levying taxes in accordance with the budgetary provisions Which of these statements is/are correct?


7. With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The Ministries and Departments of the Government of India are created by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary. 2. Each of the ministries is assigned to a Minister by the President of India on the advice of the Prime Minister. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008] List-I (Person) List-II (Position) A. Nagendra Singh 1. Chief Election Commissioner of India B. A. N. Ray 2. President, International Court of Justice C. R. K. Trivedi 3. Chief Justice of India D. Ashok Desai 4. Attorney General of India Code:


9. Which one of the following is incorrect in respect of Local Government in India? [1995]


10. The 93rd Constitution Amendment deals with the: [2002]


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