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UPSC Previous Year question paper – 2001-2005- Constitution & Political System

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Constitution & Political System from the year 2001-2005-with answers.

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#1. Who among the following was the chairman of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly? [2005]

#2. Consider the following statements: [2005] 1. The Constitution of India has 20 parts. 2. There are 390 Articles in the Constitution of India in all. 3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (Amendment) Acts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#3. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act is related to: [2005]

#4. Consider the following statements: [2005] 1. Article 371 A to 371 I were inserted in the Constitution of India to meet regional demands of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunchal Pradesh and Goa. 2. Constitution of India and the United States of America envisage a dual policy (The Union and the States) but a single cititzenship. 3. A naturalized citizen of India can never be deprived of his citizenship. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#5. Consider the following statements: [2005] 1. Part IX of the Constitution of India provisions for Panchyats and was inserted by the Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1992. 2. Part IX A of the Constitution of India contains provisions for Municipalities and the Article 243 Q envisages two types of Municipalities a Municipal Council and a Municipal Corporation for every State. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#6. Which Article of the Constitution of India says, ‘No child below the age of fourteen years shall the employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment’? (2004)

#7. Match List I (Articles of the Constitution of India) with List II (Provision) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2004] List-I List II A. Article 14 1. The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex place of birth or any of term B. Article 15 2. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of laws within the territory of India C. Article 16 3. ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any from is forbidden D. Article 17 4. There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State

#8. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union? (2004)

#9. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India? [2004]

#10. Which one of the following schedules of the Indian Constitution lists the names of states and specifies their territories? (2003)

#11. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments are related to raising the number of Members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the States? (2003)

#12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer: [2003] List-I (Item in the List-II (Country from Indian Constitution) which it was derived) A. Directive Principles 1. Australia of State Policy B. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada C. Concurrent List in 3. Ireland Union-State Relations D. India as a Union of 4. United Kingdom States with greater powers to the Union 5. United States of America

#13. Which one of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution provides that ‘It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance’? (2003)

#14. 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)

#15. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his asset to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes (in the year 2002) ? (2003)

#16. The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by: (2003)

#17. Which one of the following Articles of the Directive Principles of the State Policy deals with the promotion of international peace and security? (2002)

#18. (c) A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4 (d) A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1 23. The purpose of the inclusion of Directive Principles of the State Policy in the Indian Constitution is to establish: [2002]

#19. Match List-I (Article of Indian Constitution) with List -II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002] List-I List-II (Article of Indian (Provisions) Constitution) A. Article 16 (2) 1. No person shall be deprived of his property save by the authority of law B. Article 29 (2) 2. No person can be discriminated against in the matter of public appointment on the ground of race, religious or caste C. Article 30 (I) 3. All minorities whether based on religion or language shall have to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice D. Article 31 (I) 4. No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State, or receiving State aid, on grounds of religion, race, caste, language or any of them

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

#21. (c) A-2, B-1, C-3, D-5 (d) A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3 20. Which one of the following amendments to the Indian Constitution empowers the President to send back any matter for reconsideration by the Council of Ministers? [2002

#22. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2001] List-I List-II (Article of the (Content) Constitution) A. Article 54 1. Election of the President of India B. Article 75 2. Appointment of the Prime Minister C. Article 155 3. Appointment of the Governor of a State D. Article 164 4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of a State ` 5. Composition of Legislative Assemblies

#23. If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended? (2001)

#24. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: List-I List-II (Amendments to the Constitution) A. The Constitution 1. Establishment of state (Sixty-ninth level Rent Tribunals Amendment) Act, 1991 B. The Constitution 2. No reservations for (Seventy-fifth Scheduled Castes in Amendment) Panchayats in Act. 1994 Arunachal Pradesh C. The Constitution 3. Constitution of (Eighteenth Panchayats in Villages Amendment) or at other local level Act, 2000 D. The Constitution 4. Accepting the (Eighty-third recommendations of Amendment) the Tenth Finance Act, 2000 Commission 5. According the status of National Capital Territory to Delhi (2001)

#25. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India? [2001]

#26. Which Article of the Constitution provides that it shall be the endeavour of every state to provide adequate facility for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education? (2001)

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