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UPSC question paper – 2015-2020 – Government & Administration

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#1. . If the RBI decides to adopt an expansionist monetary policy, which of the following would it not do ? [2020] 1. Cut and optimize the Statutory Liquidity Ratio 2. Increase the Marginal Standing Facility Rate 3. Cut the Bank Rate and Repo Rate Select the correct answer using the code given below :

#2. A constitutional government by definition is a [2020]

#3. Rajyasabha has equal powers with Loksabha in [2020]

#4. Consider the following statements: [2020] 1. The president of India can summon a session of Parliament at such place as he/she thinks fit. 2. The Constitution of India provides for three sessions of the Parliament in a year, but it is not mandatory to conduct all three sessions 3. There is no minimum number of days that the Parliament is required to meet in a year. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#5. Consider the following statements: [2020-] 1. According to the Constitution of India, a person who is eligible to vote can be made a minister in a state for six months even if he/she is not a member of that state. 2. According to the Representation of People Act,1951, a person convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to imprisonment for five years is permanently disqualified from contesting an election even after his release from prison. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#6. . In the context of India, which one of the following is the characteristic appropriate for bureaucracy? [2020]

#7. In the context of polity, which one of the following would you accept as the most appropriate definition of liberty? [2019-I]

#8. In India, which of the following review the independent regulators in sectors like telecommunications, insurance, electricity etc.? [2019] 1. Ad Hoc Committees set up by the Parliament. 2. Parliamentary Department Related Standing Committees 3. Finance Commission 4. Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission 5. NITI Aayog Select the correct answer using the code given below

#9. Which one of the following suggested that the Governor should be an eminent person from outside the State and should be a detached figure without intense political links or should not have taken part in politics in the recent past? (2019)

#10. With reference to the legislative Assembly of a state in India, consider the following Statements: [2019] 1. The Governor makes a customary address to Members of the house at the commencement of the first session of the year. 2. When a State Legislature does not have a rule on the particular matter, it follows the lok Sabha rule on that matter

#11. Consider the following statements: [2019] 1. The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 exempts several posts from disqualification on the grounds of 'Office of Profit'. 2. The above-mentioned Act was amended five times. 3. The term 'Office of Profit' is well-defined in the Constitution of India. Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

#12. The Ninth Schedule was introduced in the Constitution of India during the prime membership of [2019]

#13. If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then [2018]

#14. Consider the following statements: [2018] 1. No criminal proceedings shall be instituted against the Governor of a State any court during his term of office. 2. The emoluments and allowances of the Governor of a State shall not be diminished during his term of office. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#15. Consider the following statements: [2018] 1. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall vacate his/her office if he/she ceases to be a member of the Assembly. 2. Whenever the Legislative Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall vacate his/her immediately. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#16. With reference to the election of the President of India, consider the following statements: [2018] 1. The value of the vote of each MLA varies from State to State. 2. The value of the vote of MPs of the Lok Sabha is more than the value of the vote of MPs of the Rajya Sabh(a) Which of the statements given above is/are Correct?

#17. Regarding Money Bill, which of the following statements is not correct? (2018)

#18. With reference to the Parliament of India, which of the following Parliamentary Committees scrutinizes and reports to the House whether the powers to make regulations, rules, sub-rules, by-laws, et(c) conferred by the Constitution or delegated by the Parliament are being properly exercised by the Executive within the scope of such delegation ?(Pre18 Set-D) (2018)

#19. Consider the following statements : [2018] 1. In the first Lok Sabha, the single largest party in the opposition was the Swatantra Party. 2. In the Lok Sabha, a "Leader of the Opposition" was recognized for the first time in 1969. 3. In the Lok Sabha, if a party does not have a minimum of 75 members, its leader cannot be recognized as the Leader of the Opposition. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#20. Consider the following statements: [2017] 1. The Election Commission of India is a five-member body. 2. Union Ministry of Home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and by-elections. 3. Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognized political parties. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#21. Right to vote and to be elected in India is a [2017]

#22. Consider the following statements: [2017] 1. In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assembly, the winning candidate must get at least 50 per cent of the votes polled, to be declared elected. 2. According to the provisions laid down in the Constitution of India, in Lok Sabha, the Speaker's post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speaker's to the Opposition. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#23. For election to the Lok Sabha, a nomination paper can be filed by (2017)

#24. With reference to the Parliament of India, consider the following statements: [2017] 1. A private member's bill is a bill presented by a Member of Parliament who is not elected but only nominated by the President of India. 2. Recently, a private member's bill has been passed in the Parliament of India for the first time in its history. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#25. The Parliament of India exercises control over the functions of the Council of Ministers through. [2017] 1. Adjournment motion 2. Question hour 3. Supplementary questions Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#26. Out of the following statements, choose the one that brings out the principle underlying the Cabinet form of Government: (2017)

#27. The main advantage of the parliamentary form of government is that (2017)

#28. Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in(2017)

#29. Which one of the following is not a feature of Indian federalism? (2017)

#30. onsequences of the proclamation of the President's rule in a State? [2017] 1. Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly 2. Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State 3. Dissolution of the local bodies Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#31. One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of (2017)

#32. Democracy's superior virtue lies in the fact that it calls into activity (2017)

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