Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 39 of 150)

  1. Who among the following used the phrase “Asiatic Mode of Production” to describe the non-European societies?

    1. John Locke

    2. Thomas Hobbes

    3. Karl Marx

    4. John Stuart Mill

  2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • A. V. Dicey
      • Administrative Law
      • Karl Marx
      • Theory of Allenadon
      • Jeremy Bentham
      • Plan of parliamentary reform
      • S. Eldersveld
      • The single Hypothesis trend study
  3. Equalitarian find equality before law as inadequate to uphold the value of equality. Which of the following is assigned as the reason by them?

    1. It does not take into account differences among persons

    2. It does not take into account the unequal resources and assets that people possess

    3. It does not take into account that certain talents and skills are undeservedly possessed

    4. It does not take into account the fact that means of production are concentrated in a few hands which imparts to its owners great influence

  4. Confronted by the prospects of an organic conception of nation, which one of the following has been advocated by liberals?

    1. Cultural nationalism

    2. Multicultural nationalism

    3. Civic nationalism

    4. Imagined nationalism

  5. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

      • Sociological approach
      • G. Catlin
      • Philosophical approach
      • Leo Strauss
      • Historical approach
      • John Rawis
      • Integrated approach
      • Carl J. Friedrich
  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

    List-I (Thinker) List-II (Concept)
    1. Graham Wallas

    2. Arthur Bentley

    3. C. Merriam

    4. D. Banfield

    1. Politics as agitation/resolution of conflict

    2. Scientific approach

    3. Concept of group

    4. Analysis of man

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  7. Which of the following was/were suggested by the National Commission to review the working of the constitution (2002)?

    1. Governors should be appointed by a committee comprising the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister the speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chief Minister of the concerned state.

    2. Retired or defeated politicians should. Not be appointed Governors.

    3. Persons with fair knowledge of

    Constitution and Indian polity should be preferred as Governors.

    Select the correct answer using code given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 2 only 13 of 15

  8. What were the objectives of the introduction of the joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) by the Government?

    1. To promote harmonious relations between the government and its employees

    2. To secure the greatest measure of cooperation between the government and employees in matters of common concern

    3. To increase the efficiency of Public services

    4. To maintain discipline in the civil services

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 1, 3 and 4 only

    3. 2, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1 and 4 only

  9. Which one of the following constitution (Amendment) Acts provided for the formation of the Metropolitan Planning committee?

    1. 42nd Constitution (Amendment) Act

    2. 44th Constitution (Amendment) Act

    3. 73rd Constitution (Amendment) Act

    4. 74th Constitution (Amendment) Act

  10. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

      • Santhanam Committee
      • Panchayati Raj Finances
      • Baiwant Rai Mehta Committee
      • Panchayati Raj Institutions
      • G. V. K. Rao Committee
      • Planning at the Block Level
      • Dantwala Committee
      • Administrative arrangement for rural development programmes
  11. Which one of the following is not stated as a Directive Principle of State Policy in the Constitution of India?

    1. Organization of village Panchayats

    2. Uniform civil code for the citizens

    3. Separation of judiciary from executive

    4. Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions

  12. What does the doctrine of “Pith and Substance” that guides the operation of judicial review in India imply?

    1. Distinguishing good and bad parts of an impugned law

    2. Examining whether the law making authority has acted within its jurisdiction or not

    3. Determining the extent of damage done by the law

    4. Establishing credentials of the petitioner

  13. Which one among the following carries out demarcation of electoral constituencies in each State and allocation of seats in the Lok Sabha to different States?

    1. Election Commission

    2. Registrar General

    3. Delimitation Commission

    4. States Reorganization Commission

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. A Bill returned by the President for reconsideration does not lapse on the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.

    2. A Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses on the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.

    3. A Bill under consideration of the Lok Sabha lapses when the Lok Sabha is prorogued.

    4. A Bill originating in the Rajya Sabha, which has not been passed by the Lok

    Sabha and which is still pending in the

    Rajya Sabha does not lapse.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 2, 3 and 4 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2 and 4 only

  15. What is the doctrine of separation of powers meant to ensure?

    1. Representation

    2. Efficiency

    3. Participation

    4. Checks and balances