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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2001- 2005- Government & Administration

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Government & Administration from the year 2001-2005 with answers.

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#1. Under which one of the Ministries of the Government of India does the Food and Nutrition Board work? [2005]

#2. Consider the following events: [2004] 1. Fourth general elections in India 2. Formation of Haryana state 3. Mysore named as Karnataka state 4. Meghalaya and Tripura become full states Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above?

#3. Consider the following statements : [2004] 1. The highest deciding body for planning in India is the Planning Commission of India 2. The Secretary of the Planning Commission of India is also the Secretary of National Development Council 3. The Constitution includes economic and social planning in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#4. With reference to the Constitution of India, which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2004]

#5. The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in the: (2004)

#6. Which one of the following statements is not correct? [2004]

#7. Consider the following statements: [2004] 1. The Speaker of Lok Sabha has the power to adjourn the House sine die but, on prorogation, it is only the President who can summon the House 2. Unless sooner dissolved or there is an extension of the term, there is an automatic dissolution of the Lok Sabha by efflux of time, at the end of the period of five years, even if no formal order of dissolution is issued by the President 3. The Speaker of Lok Sabha continues in office even after the dissolution of the House and until immediately before the first meeting of the House Which of the statements given above are correct?

#8. Consider the following tasks: [2004] 1. Superintendence, direction and conduct of free and fair elections 2. Preparation of electoral rolls for all elections to the Parliament, state Legislatures and the Office of the President and the Vice-President 3. Giving recognition to political, parties and allotting election symbols to political parties and individuals contesting the election. 4. Proclamation of final verdict in case of election disputes Which of the above are the functions of the Election Commission of India?

#9. With reference to Indian Parliament, which one of the following is not correct? (2004)

#10. Survey of India is under the ministry of : [2003]

#11. Consider the following statements: [2003] 1. While members of the Rajya Sabha are associated with Committees on Public Accounts and Public Undertakings, members of Committee on Estimates are drawn entirely from the Lok Sabha 2. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs 3. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs nominates Members of Parliament on Committees, Councils, Board and Commissions etc. set up by the Government of India in the various ministries. Which of these statements is are correct?

#12. Consider the following statements: [2003] In the electoral college for Presidential Election in India, 1. the value of the vote of an elected Member of Legislative Assembly equals = State Population ×100 Number of Elected MLAs of the State 2. the value of the vote of an elected Member of Parliament equals to total value of the votes of all elected MLA’s and total number of elected MP’s 3. there were more than 5000 members in the latest elections. Which of these statements is/are correct?

#13. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence? (2003)

#14. Which one of the following Bills must be passed by each House of the Indian Parliamentary separately by special majority? (2003)

#15. Consider the following statements: [2003] 1. The joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament in India is sanctioned under Article 108 of the Constitution 2. The first joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held in the year 1961 3. The second joint sitting of the two Houses of Indian Parliament was held to pass the Banking Service Commission (Repeal) Bill Which of these statements is correct?

#16. Which one of the following statements is correct? [2003]

#17. Which one of the following authorities recommends the principles governing the grants-in-aid of the revenues to the states out of the Consolidated Fund of India? [2002]

#18. The term of the Lok Sabha: [2002]

#19. In the case of election to the Lok Sabha, the amount of Security deposited for general category candidates and SC/ST category candidates respectively is: [2002]

#20. Consider the following statements with reference to India: [2002] 1. The Chief Election Commission and other Election Commissioners enjoy equal powers but receive unequal salaries 2. The Chief Election Commissioner is entitled to the same salary as is provided to a judge of the Supreme Court 3. The Chief Election Commissioner shall not be removed from his office except in like manner and on like grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court 4. The term of office of the Election Commissioner is five years from the date he assumes his office or till the day he attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier Which of these statements are correct?

#21. With reference to Indian polity, which one of the following statements is correct? (2002)

#22. Consider the following statements regarding the political parties in India: [2001] 1. The Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides for the registration of political parties 2. Registration of political parties is carried out by the Election Commission 3. A national level political party is one which is recognized in four or more states. 4. During the 1999 general elections, there were six national and 48 state level parties recognised by the Election commission Which of these statement are correct?

#23. In which one of the following areas does the State Government not have control over its local bodies? [2001]

#24. In what way does the Indian Parliament exercise control over the administration? (2001)

#25. Which one of the following duties is not performed by Comptroller and Auditor general of India? [2001]

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