Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 10 of 150)

  1. The Upper Chamber of the State Legislature, besides other members, consists of

    1. 1/12 elected by teachers electorate; ⅓ elected by municipalities: 1/12 elected by registered graduates

    2. 1/12 elected by registered graduates; 1/12 elected by women; ⅓ elected by trade unions and co-operative institutions

    3. 1/12 elected by women; 1/12 elected by municipalities and other local bodies; ⅓ elected by teachers electorate

    4. ⅓ directly elected by the people; 1/12 elected by registered graduates; 1/12 elected by co-operative banks, women's organizations and other cooperative bodies

  2. Under Article 243 D, which one of the following categories enjoys reservation for Panchayat membership in proportion to their population?

    1. Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes

    2. Women

    3. Backward Classes

    4. Physically handicapped persons

  3. Consider the following features:

    1. Village Panchayats have now been brought under the direct supervision of the Governor.

    2. Finance Commission of the state, now determines the distribution of taxes and levies between the state and Panchayats.

    3. Panchayats are now entitled to receive grants-in-aid directly from the central government.

    4. ⅓ of the seats in the Panchayats are now reserved for women.

    According to the 73rd Amendment of the

    Constitution, which of these are correct features of village panchayats?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  4. Who among the following, characterized bureaucracy as a rational-legal authority?

    1. F. M. Marx

    2. Vilfredo Pareto

    3. Max Weber

    4. Herbert A Simon

  5. The problem of communal consciousness in India can be traced back to the

    1. Ancient religious traditions

    2. Rule of the Mughals

    3. Mass mobilization and electoral politics of early twentieth century

    4. Partition of the Country

  6. Environment problems and issues received special attention of the Government of India from the

    1. Third Five-Year Plan

    2. Fourth Five-Year Plan

    3. Sixth Five-Year Plan

    4. Ninth Five-Year Plan

  7. Consider the following events:

    1. Nationalization of Banks

    2. Pokhran-I

    3. Statehood to Goa

    4. Passing of the Hindu Code Bill

    The correct chronological order of these events is:

    1. 4, 2, 3.1

    2. 4, 1, 2, 3

    3. 3, 1, 2, 4

    4. 2, 1, 4, 3

  8. The annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India is scrutinized in detail by the

    1. Public Accounts Committee

    2. Estimates Committee

    3. Consultative Committee of the Finance Ministry

    4. Select Committee on Expenditure

  9. Which one of the following statements related to Money sills is NOT correct? 4 of 12

    1. It cannot be introduced in the Council of States.

    2. If any question arises whether the bill is Money Bill or the decision of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final.

    3. In case of a deadlock over a Money Bill, the President can summon a joint sitting of Parliament.

    4. A Money Bill cannot be introduced except on the recommendation of the

    President.

  10. The Finance Commission is constituted to recommend criteria for

    1. Framing a finance bill

    2. Preparing the annual budget of union government

    3. Distribution of financial resources between union and the states

    4. Auditing the receipts arid expenditures of the Union Government

  11. Who among the following advocated party less democracy in India?

    1. Mahatrna Gandhi

    2. M N Roy

    3. Jayaprakash Narayan

    4. Acharya Vinoba Bhave

  12. Match List I (Parties) with List I1 (Trade Unions) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Indian National Congress

    2. Bharatiya Janata Party

    3. Communist Party of India

    4. Communist Party of India (Marxist)

    1. C. l. T. U.

    2. A. 1. T. U. C.

    3. B. M. S.

    4. 1. N. T. U. C.

    5. B. K. S.

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  13. Match List I (Events) with List II (Years) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party

    2. Acceptance of the Mandal Commission Report

    3. Formation of the First Communist Government in an Indian State

    4. Passing of the 42nd Amendment Act

    1. 1990

    2. 1980

    3. 1957

    4. 1976

    5. 1947

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
    • Assertion (A): The interdependence and flows guan anteed by globalization have severely restricted the powers and scope of nation-states.
    • Reason (R): World Trade continues to be confined among the developed states in the world.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): While pressure groups perform the task of interest articulation, political parties perform the function of interest aggregation.
    • Reason (R): Pressure groups represent homogeneous interest seeking influence, whereas political parties combine heterogeneous groups and seek political power.
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true