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Prelims-IAS –POLITY MCQ -22

1.. With reference to Legislative Councils, consider the following statements:

  1. For the abolition or creation of legislative councils in states, a resolution must be passed by the state assembly by a special majority.
  2. Union Territories cannot have a legislative council.
  3. Governor can nominate one member of Anglo-Indian community in legislative councils.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 and 3 only


2.. Which among the following factors limit the sovereignty of the Indian Parliament?
1. Presence of a written Constitution.
2. Incorporation of fundamental rights in the Constitution.
3. Veto powers of the President.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a)  1 and 2 only      (b)  2 and 3 only        (c)  1 and 3 only         (d)  1, 2 and 3


3.. Consider the following statements:

  1. The grants made by the Parliament to the states who are in need of financial assistance are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India every year.
  2. Both the Centre and the states are empowered to make grants for any public purpose within their respective legislative competence only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


4.. With reference to the evolution of Panchayati Raj in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee recommended establishment of a two-tier Panchayati Raj system.
  2. Rajasthan was the first state in independent India to establish Panchayati Raj.
  3. The Panchayati Raj institutions got constitutional status in 1982.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)  1 and 2 only(b)  2 only(c)  1 and 3 only(d)  1, 2 and 3


5.. Consider the following statements:
1. The Zonal Councils are established by the States Reorganisation Act of 1956.
2. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister acts as a chairman of all the zonal councils. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


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