1. Who first described the Indian Political system as ‘one party dominance’ to explain the congress party’s hegemony in India ?
(A) W.H. Morris-Jones (B) Rajni Kothari
(C) Myron Weiner (D) Lloyd Rudolph and Susan Rudolph
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2. In which of the following lists of the Indian Constitution is the subject of ‘Population’ control and family planning included ?
(A) Union List (B) Concurrent List (C) State List (D) Residuary List
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3. To which of the following categories of Rights does the Right to property belong ?
(A) Legal Right (B) Fundamental Right
(C) Human Right (D) Natural Right
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4. Seats in the Lok Sabha are not reserved for—
(A) Scheduled castes (B) Scheduled tribes
(C) Scheduled tribes in the Autonomous Districts of Assam (D) Anglo-Indians
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5. The Rajya Sabha has exclusive jurisdiction in—
(A) Approving a proclamation of Emergency
(B) Creation and abolition of States
(C) The election of Vice-President
(D) Authorising Parliament to legislate on a subject in the State List
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6. Which one of the following shall not be considered an adequate ground for the issue of a proclamation of national emergency ?
(A) War (B) External aggression
(C) Armed Rebellion (D) Internal Disturbance
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7. A pressure group is distinct from a political party in as much as it does not directly—
(A) Contest elections (B) Finance a candidate
(C) Propagate a policy (D) Resort to mobilisation of opinion
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8. Which of the following is not generally considered as a part of the right to equality ?
(A) Equal protection of law
(B) Equality of opportunity for all
(C) Equality of right to satisfaction of basic needs of all
(D) Equality of treatment in all circumstances
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9. Zonal Councils have been created by—
(A) The Constitution (B) An Act of Parliament
(C) A Government Resolution (D) The National Development Council
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10. Money Bill has been defined in the Constitution under Article—
(A) 109 (B) 110 (C) 111 (D) 112
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11. Which one of the following is an extra-constitutional body ?
(A) Language Commission (B) Planning Commission
(C) Election Commission (D) Finance Commission
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12. In the last few decades, Indian States have asked for more powers in—
(A) Legislative Sector (B) Administrative Sector
(C) Financial Sector (D) Executive Sector
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13. Who was elected to the office of President as an independent candidate ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (B) V. V. Giri
(C) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (D) Dr. Zakir Hussain
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14. Who won the election of President as an unopposed candidate ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (B) V. V. Giri
(C) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (D) Dr. Zakir Hussain
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15. Which one of the following goes against the idea of socialism ?
(A) Nationalisation (B) Land consolidation
(C) Abolition of Zamindari (D) Grant of Privy purse
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16. What is the most appropriate meaning of the term ‘Secularism’ in the Indian context ?
(A) Separation of religion from politics
(B) Freedom of religion
(C) There shall not be any religion of the State
(D) Equality of all religions (Sarva Dharma Sambhav)
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17. As per the provisions of the Constitution, the proceeds of which one of the following taxes has to be compulsorily divided between the Union and the States ?
(A) Customs Duty (B) Income Tax
(C) Excise Duty (D) It depends on the recommendations of Finance Commission
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18. A member of the State Public Service Commission is removed from his office by—
(A) The President (B) The Governor
(C) The Vidhan Sabha (D) The Council of Ministers of the State
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19. If the name of a tribe has to be excluded from the list of Scheduled Tribes, who has the power for such exclusion ?
(A) President (B) Parliament
(C) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (D) Union Council of Ministers
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20. The right to vote available to Indian citizens under the Constitution is a—
(A) Fundamental Right (B) Civil Right (C) Political Right (D) Political Duty
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21. Which of the following Union Territories has right to send representatives in the Electoral College for the Election of the President ?
(A) Chandigarh (B) Pondicherry (C) Dadra & Nagar Haveli (D) Daman and Diu
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22. In the absence of the Chief Justice of India, who administeres the oath of office to the President of India ?
(A) The Vice-President of India
(B) The Attorney General of India
(C) The Chief Election Commissioner of India
(D) The seniormost judge of the Supreme Court
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23. How many times has the proclamation of National Emergency been enforced in India ?
(A) Two times (B) Three times (C) Four times (D) Five times
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24. How many times has the Financial Emergency been imposed in India ?
(A) One time (B) Two times (C) Three times (D) It has not been enforced in India so far
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25. The Phrase ‘Procedure established by Law’, is borrowed from the Constitution of—
(A) South Africa (B) Japan (C) Ireland (D) United States
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26. How many seats were reserved for scheduled tribes in election to the 15th Lok Sabha ?
(A) 79 (B) 45 (C) 47 (D) 84
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27. Democratic Decentralisation in India means—
(A) Establishment of Panchayati Raj
(B) More financial decentralisation in favour of the States
(C) Decentralisation of Power in bureaucratic structures
(D) Distribution of Powers among three organs of the government
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28. A writ which is the form of a command is—
(A) Quo Warranto (B) Prohibition (C) Mandamus (D) Certiorari
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29. ‘Politburo’ is a term associated with—
(A) Communist Party (B) Samajwadi Party
(C) Congress Party (D) Bhartiya Janta Party
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30. Which one of the following political parties is older than the other three ?
(A) DMK (B) BJP (C) AIDMK (D) Telugu Desam
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