Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice_Test 130 of 150)

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  1. The Balwant Rai G Mehta team was set up in 1956 by the National Development Council for the purpose of
    1. suggesting measures for democratic decentralization
    2. reporting on the working of the village panchayats at that time suggesting measures for better efficiency in the implementation of the Community
    3. Development projects investigating the feasibility of setting up the new panchayat machinery

    Answer: c

  2. Which of the following States has no Panchayat Raj institution at all?
    1. Assam
    2. Nagaland
    3. Tripura
    4. Kerala

    Answer: b

  3. Which among the following are true about the 73rd constitutional Amendment in the area of Panchayati Raj?
    1. Thirty per cent seats in all elected rural local bodies will be reserved for women candidates at all levels.
    2. The States will constitute their Finance Commissions to allocate resources to Panchayati Raj institutions.
    3. The Panchayati Raj elected functionaries will be disqualified to hold their offices if they have more than two children.
    4. The elections will be held in six months time if Panchayati Raj bodies are superceded or dissolved by the State government.


    1. 2 and 4
    2. 1 and 4
    3. 1,3 and 4
    4. 1,2 and 4

    Answer: d

  4. Which of the following features of Panchayati Raj, envisaged under the 73rd Amendment of the Constitution, are correctly listed?
    1. the elections to the Panchayats will be held by the Union Election Commission
    2. there is mandatory reservation of seats for weaker sections and women
    3. the Panchayats shall have a fixed term of five years and, if dissolved before the expiry of this term, the elections must be held within six months


    1. 1,2 and 3
    2. 2 and 3
    3. 2 only
    4. 1 and 2

    Answer: a

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