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UPSC question paper – 2016-2020 – Constitution & Political System

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#1. Other than the Fundamental Rights, which of the following parts of the Constitution of India reflect/reflects the principles and provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)? [2020-I] 1. Preamble 2. Directive Principles of State Policy 3. Fundamental Duties Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#2. With reference to the provisions contained in part IV of the constitution of India, which of the following statements is/ are correct? [2020-I] 1. They shall be enforceable by courts 2. They shall not be enforceable by any court 3. The principles laid down in this part are to influence the making of laws by the state Select the correct answer using the code given below

#3. The Preamble to the Constitution of India is [2020-I]

#4. One common agreement between Gandhism and Marxism is (2020)

#5. Consider the following statements: [2020-I] 1. The Constitution of India defines its ‘basic structure’ in terms of federalism, secularism, fundamental rights and democracy. 2. The Constitution of India provides for ‘judicial review’ to safeguard the ‘citizens’ liberties and to preserve the ideals on which the constitution is based. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#6. Which part of the Constitution of India declares the ideal of Welfare state? (2020)

#7. A parliamentary system of government is one in which [2020-I]

#8. With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following statements : [2019-I] 1. No High Court shall have the jurisdiction to declare any central law to be constitutionally invalid. 2. An amendment to the Constitution of India cannot be called into question by the Supreme Court of India. Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

#9. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017? [2019-I] 1. Pregnant women are entitled for three months predelivery and three months post-delivery paid leave 2. Enterprises with creches must allow the mother minimum six creche visits daily 3 Women with two children get reduced entitlements. Select the correct answer using the code given below

#10. With reference to the constitution of India, prohibition or limitations or provisions contained in ordinary laws cannot act as prohibitions or limitations on the constitutional powers under Article 142. It could mean which one of the following? (2019)

#11. Under which schedule of the Constitution of India can the transfer of tribal land to private parties for mining be declared null and void? (2019)

#12. Consider the following statements : [2019] 1. The motion to impeach a judge of the supreme court of India cannot be rejected by the speaker of the Lok Sabha as per the Judges (Inquiry) Act, 1968. 2. The constitution of India defines and gives details of what constitutes 'incapacity and proved misbehaviour' of the judges of the Supreme Court of India. 3. The details of the process of the impeachment of the judges of the Supreme Court of India are given in the judges (Inquiry) Act, 1968. 4. If the motion of the impeachment of a judge is taken up for voting, the law requires the motion to be backed by each house of the parliament and supported by a majority of total membership of that house and by not less than two-thirds of total members of that House present and voting. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#13. Consider the following statements : [2019] 1. The 44th Amendment to the Constitution of India introduced an Article placing the election of the Prime Minister beyond judicial review. 2. The Supreme Court of India struck down the 99th Amendment to the Constitution of India as being violative of the independence of the judiciary. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#14. Right to Privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty. Which of the following in the Constitution of India correctly and appropriately imply the above statement? (2018)

#15. Which of the following are regarded as the main features of the "Rule of Law" ? [2018] 1. Limitation of powers 2. Equality before law 3. People's responsibility to the Government 4. Liberty and civil rights Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#16. Which one of the following reflects the nicest, appropriate relationship between law and liberty? (2018)

#17. In the federation established by The Government on India Act of 1935. Residuary Power were given to the (2018)

#18. Consider the following statements : [2018] 1. The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of Indi(a) 2. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

#19. Consider the following statements: [2017] With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon 1. legislative function. 2. executive function. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

#20. Which principle among the 'following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution? (2017)

#21. In the context of India, which one of the following is the correct relationship between Rights and Duties? (2017)

#22. Which of the following statements is/are true of the Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen? 1. A legislative process has been provided to enforce these duties. 2. They are correlative to legal duties. Select the correct answer using the code given below: [2017]

#23. Which one of the following statements is correct? [2017]

#24. Which of the following are envisaged by the Right against Exploitation in the Constitution of India? [2017] 1. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour 2. Abolition of untouchability 3. Protection of the interests of minorities 4. Prohibition of employment of children in factories and mines Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#25. The mind of the makers of the Constitution of India is reflected in which of the following? (2017)

#26. Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?(2017)

#27. The Parliament of India acquires the power to legislate on any item in the State List in the national interest if a resolution to that effect is passed by the (2016)

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