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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2011- 2015- Government & Administration

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject Government & Administration from the year 2011- 2015 with answers

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#1. Consider the following statements [2015] 1. The Executive Power of the Union of India is vested in the Prime Minister. 2. The Prime Minister is the ex officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

#2. When a bill is referred to a joint sitting of both the Houses of the Parliament, it has to be passed by (2015)

#3. Consider the following statements: [2015] 1. The Rajya Sabha has no power either to reject or to amend a Money Bill. 2. The Rajya Sabha cannot vote on the Demands for Grants. 3. The Rajya Sabha cannot discuss the Annual Financial Statement. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

#4. There is a Parliamentary System of Government in India because the (2015)

#5. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements : [2015] 1. The Department of Revenue is responsible for the preparation of Union Budget that is presented to the Parliament. 2. No amount can be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India without the authorization from the Parliament of India. 3. All the disbursements made from Public Account also need the authorization from the Parliament of India. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

#6. Consider the following statements : [2015] 1 The Legislative Council of a State in India can be larger in size than half of the Legislative Assembly of that particular State 2. The Governor of a State nominates the Chairman of Legislative Council of that particular State. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#7. Consider the following statements : [2014 -] A Constitutional Government is one which 1. places effective restrictions on individual liberty in the interest of State Authority 2. places effective restrictions on the Authority of the State in the interest of individual liberty Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#8. Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat? [2014 ] 1. Preparation of agenda for Cabinet Meetings 2. Secretarial assistance to Cabinet Committees 3. Allocation of financial resources to the Ministries Select the correct answer using the code given below

#9. Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State? [2014 ] 1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule 2. Appointing the Ministers 3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India 4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#10. Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament? (2014)

#11. (d) the Law Commission 84. Consider the following statements regarding a NoConfidence Motion in India : [2014 ] 1. There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India. 2. A Motion of No-Confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#12. The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in [2014 ]

#13. Consider the following statements : [2014 ] 1. The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business. 2. All executive actions of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the Prime Minister Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#14. Consider the following statements: 1. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that House. 2. While the nominated members of the two Houses of the Parliament have no voting right in the presidential election, they have the right to vote in the election of the Vice President. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2013)

#15. Consider the following statements: [2013 ] 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?

#16. In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government? [2013 ] 1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament. 2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament. 3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

#17. The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties [2013 ]

#18. Consider the following statements : Attorney General of India can [2013 ] 1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha 2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha 3. speak in the Lok Sabha 4. vote in the Lok Sabha Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#19. Which one of the following statements is correct? [2013 ]

#20. What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha? (2013)

#21. A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of [2012 ] 1. Ordinary Legislation 2. Money Bill 3. Constitution Amendment Bill Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

#22. The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment (2012)

#23. In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)? [2012 ] 1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President of India declares national emergency/financial emergency. 2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee. 3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to frame charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances. 4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#24. Which of the following can be said to be essentially the parts of ‘Inclusive Governance’? [2012 ] 1. Permitting the Non-Banking Financial Companies to do banking 2. Establishing effective District Planning Committees in all the districts 3. Increasing the government spending on public health 4. Strengthening the Mid-day Meal Scheme Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

#25. Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha Speaker, consider the following statements: [2012 ] 1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President. 2. He/She need not be a member of the House at the time of his/her election but has to become a member of the House within six months from the date of his/her election. 3. If he/she intends to resign, the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker. Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

#26. Consider the following statements: [2012 ] 1. Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha. 2. It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes. 3. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#27. In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is (2012)

#28. The authorization for the withdrawal of funds from the Consolidated Fund of India must come from (2011)

#29. When the annual Union Budget is not passed by the Lok Sabha ? (2011)

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