Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 43 of 150)

  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Constitution of India Amendment Act) List-II (Major Subject)
    1. 19th

    2. 25th

    3. 31st

    4. 45th

    1. Reservation of seats for SC/ST in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies in the States

    2. Duties of the Election Commission

    3. Compensation in acquisition of property

    4. Increase in the elected seats in Lok Sabha

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  2. How can an amendment in a list in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India be initiated? If the Bill seeking amendment is passed in either House of Parliament by

    1. A majority of the total membership of that house

    2. A majority of the total membership of that house and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that house present and voting

    3. Above and the amendment shall require to be ratified by the Legislatures of States not less than one-half of the States

    4. Above and the amendment shall require to be ratified by the

    Legislatures of States not less than two-thirds of the States

  3. Which one of the following scholars described the party system prevailing in India in the early years of independence as one party dominant system?

    1. Bhikhu Parekh

    2. Myron Weiner

    3. Granville Austin

    4. Rajni Kothari

  4. According to National Human Rights Commission Act, 1993, who among the following can be its Chairman?

    1. Only a retired Chief Justice of a High Court

    2. Only a retired Chief Justice of India

    3. Any serving judge of the High Court

    4. Any serving judge of the Supreme

    Court

  5. In the context of the Indian political system, what did the term “Young Turks” refer to?

    1. A group of students who emerged out of Navnirman movement of Jaiprakash Narain

    2. A faction of Naxalite movement who claimed to be puritans

    3. An ideological group with socialist leanings within the Congress Party

    4. A radical group within the Communist

    Party who claim to be Marxist-Leninist

  6. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Book) List-II (Author)
    1. Anarchy, State and Utopia

    2. A Theory of Justice

    3. Democracy and its Critics

    4. Capitalism and freedom

    1. Milton Friedman

    2. Robert Nozick

    3. John Rawls

    4. Robert DahI

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  7. Which one of the following statements with regard to Finance Commissions in States in India is not correct?

    1. The 74th Amendment of the Constitution of India provides for the establishment of a Finance Commission by a State to review the financial position of the municipalities

    2. The Chief Minister of the State decides the composition of the Finance Commission and nominates the Chairman

    3. The Finance Commission is expected to recommend the division of resources between the State and the municipalities within the State

    4. The Finance Commission is authorized to make recommendations with regard to grants-in-aid to the Panchayats from the Consolidated Fund of a State

  8. Growth of regional political parties in India in recent years is attributed to which of the following:

    1. Frequent elections

    2. Inability to accommodate demands of various sections of society.

    3. Advent of multinational companies.

    4. Emergence of new States.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  9. Consider the following statements related to secularism in India:

    1. It entails strict separation of religion from politics.

    2. It bans parties with religious affiliations from contesting elections.

    3. It grants religious liberty to all communities.

    4. It accepts community personal laws.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 3 and 4 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 1, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  10. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Committee on Public Accounts examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India before it is presented before each House of Parliament.

    2. The President of India causes the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India to be laid before each House of Parliament.

    3. After the annual Financial Statement is presented before the Lok Sabha, the

    Committee on Public Accounts examines the estimates.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3 only

    3. 1 only

    4. 2 only

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

      • Gujarat Riot (1969)
      • Reddy Commission
      • Bhiwandi Riot (1970)
      • D. R Madan Commission
      • Jamshedpur Riot (1979)
      • Jitendra Narayan Commission
      • Bombay Riot (1993)
      • Shashikant

    Verma Commission

  12. Which one of the following statements is correct for the First Report of the Ethics Committee of the Parliament?

    1. Matters like criminalization of politics, political parties and electoral reforms, Code of Conduct were dealt with

    2. Procedural aspects of enforcing the Code of Conduct were dealt with

    3. Such matters as, disorderly proceedings in legislatures, cooperation with presiding officer in the legislature and enforcing discipline were dealt with

    4. Matters like behavior of political parties and good governance were dealt with

  13. In which of their works did Karl Marx and F. Engels first expound the principles of materialistic dialectics?

    1. Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts

    2. Communist Manifesto

    3. On the Jewish Question

    4. German Ideology

  14. Which one of the following statements is correct? A “night watchman” /minimal state is one which

    1. Ensures law and order

    2. Cares for its citizens

    3. Protects minimum wages for the workers

    4. Safeguards the. Social and economic rights to citizens

  15. Welfare states, in general, are focused on which of the following provisions?

    1. Separation of state from religion, education and health

    2. Employment, infrastructure and education

    3. Minority Rights, employment and education

    4. Education, employment and health