UPSC Polity :Other Constitutional Dimension-1

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Today’s Topic:Other Constitutional Dimension-1

1. The first country in the world to introduce the right to information was:

a) Norway                    b) USA                    c) Sweden                    d) Finland

Ans      C

2. Which one of the following articles of the Constitution empowers Parliament to create an All India Service?

a) Article 300                    b) Article 312                    c) Article 320               d) Article 410

Ans      B

3. Reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the services has been provided under

a) Article 315                    b) Article 335                    c) Article 365              d) Article 375

Ans      B

4. The Fiscal Five Year Plan was started in India after independence in the year

a) 1950-1951                    b) 1951-1952                    c) 1952-1953               d) 1953-1954

Ans      A

5. Assertion (A): The District Collector is the most important functionary at the apex of the district administration.

Reason (R): After independence, his role has become increasingly multi-dimensional.


a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

c) (A) is true, but (R) is false. d) (R) is true, but (A) is false.

Ans      A

6. Who described Indian Politics as “Politics of Scarcity”?

a) Myron Weiner                    b) Paul R.Brass                    c) Atul Kohli                d) Morris- Jones

Ans      A

7. Which one of the following was not included by C. Rajagopalachari in the list of six fundamental requirement of a good administrator?

a) Character                                                          b) Capacity to judge matters

c) Expertise in technical matters                          d) Firmness in decision making

Ans      C

8. Which is one of the following is not the tool of good governance?

a) Right to information                    b) Citizens’ Charter

c) Social Auditing                           d) Judicial Activism

Ans      D


9. Which of the following Article of the Constitution shields legislation from being declared unconstitutional and void?

a) Art.15B                     b) Art.51A                    c) Art.31B                    d) Art 29A

Ans      C


10. Civil Service Day is celebrated in India on:

a) 21st April                    b) 24th April                    c) 21st June                  d) 7th July

Ans      A