Political Science : Solved Paper
(Held on 23-12-2007)
1. When a Governor reserves a bill passed by the State Legislature ?
(A) He may be impeached
(B) He sends it to the President
(C) He may help the bill pending indefinitely
(D) He may give assent to the bill later
2. Match the following features of Indian Constitution and their sources—
(a) Bill of Right and Judicial Review.
(b) Parliamentary System of Democracy.
(c) Directive Principles.
(d) Residuary Powers with Centre.
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 1 2 3
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 3 1 2 4
3. A uniform civil code has been recommended in the Directive Principles to ensure—
(A) Economic equality
(B) National security
(C) National integration
(D) Support for weaker sections of society
4. Indian Institute of Public Administration is situated at—
5. Which of the following Newspaper is not associated with Gandhiji ?
(A) The Statesman
(C) Young India
(D) Indian Opinion
6. The Bureaucratic model set-up in India by the British Government are based on the theory given by—
7. Which Article of Indian Constitution guarantees constitutional protection to our civil servants ?
8. Which Constitutional Amendment is related to Panchayati Raj ?
9. In which year, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe was created ?
10. Who was the author of ‘Arthasastra’ ?
(B) Adam Smith
11. Who burnt Hobbs’ book ‘Leviathan’ ?
12. In India the power of Judicial review is enjoyed by the—
(A) High Court only
(B) Supreme Court only
(C) Supreme Court and High Court only
13. What are the essential elements of the State ?
(A) Population, Territory, Constitution, Power
(B) Population, Territory, Government, Sovereignty
(C) Population, Territory, Political Party, Sovereignty
(D) Population, Power, Authority, Sovereignty
14. Which of the following Theories of Origin of State is more appropriate and reliable as it is based on scientific base ?
(A) Divine Origin of State
(B) Force Theory
(C) Evolutionary Theory
(D) Social Contract Theory
15. Marxism believes that the State is—
(A) social welfare organization
(B) a necessary evil
(C) an instrument of exploitation
(D) an essentially good
16. In the Indian Constitution the word secularism means—
(A) State has a religion of its own
(B) State has nothing to do with religion
(C) State has irreligious
(D) State tolerates religion without professing any particular religion
17. Who presides over the Joint Session of the two Houses of the Parliament ?
(A) President of India
(B) Speaker of Lok-Sabha
(C) Prime Minister
(D) Leader of Ruling Party
18. The minimum age for becoming President of India is—
(A) 25 years
(B) 21 years
(C) 35 years
(D) 18 years
19. Who was the Chairman of the “Drafting Committee in the Constituent Assembly” ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(C) J. L. Nehru
(D) B. N. Rao
20. Through which Amendment was the word ‘Socialism’ added to the Constitution ?
(A) 42nd Amendment
(B) 43rd Amendment
(C) 44th Amendment
(D) 45th Amendment
21. Which of the following technique is not adopted by the Pressure Groups ?
(D) Directly Contesting Election
22. The United Nations is financed by—
(A) The contribution from the Member-States
23. Article 21 deals with which Fundamental Right ?
(A) Right to Property
(B) Right to Freedom
(C) Right to Life and Personal Liberty
(D) Right to Freedom of Religion
24. Which one of the following welfare ideals is not found in the list of Directive Principles ?
(A) Compulsory Primary Education
(B) Equal Pay for equal work
(C) Promoting Health Services
(D) Compulsory Employment
25. The mediator in Aceh Peace Accord in 2005 was—
26. 13th SAARC Summit was organized in—
27. The Corruption Treaty of U.N.O. is effected from—
(A) October 2005
(B) November 2005
(C) December 2005
(D) January 2005
28. Which Amendment was passed for Private Reservation Bill on December 2005 ?
29. The 6th Schedule of Constitution is not applied on the State—
30. The number of Judges in International Court of Justice are—
31. Presently how many members are in U.N.O. ?
32. Presently how many members are in ‘NATO’ ?
33. Which Five Year Plan’s main aim was ‘Removal of Poverty’ ?
(A) 4th Five Year Plan
(B) 5th Five Year Plan
(C) 6th Five Year Plan
(D) 7th Five Year Plan
34. ‘Politics is struggle for power’ is said by—
(B) Kwisy Right
35. In India the work of Budget forming is performed by—
(A) Planning Commission
(B) Public Service Committee
(C) Finance Minister
(D) Finance Commission
36. Which one of the following Commissions was constituted to examine the Centre-State relations ?
(A) Sarkaria Commission
(B) Shah Commission
(C) Bachhavat Commission
(D) Jain Commission
37. The first State where the Panchayati Raj System was implemented ?
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Uttar Pradesh
38. Who was U.N. Secretary-General in 2006 ?
(A) Trygve Lie
(B) Kofi Annan
(C) V. Thant
(D) Javier Perez
39. Why did Gandhiji abruptly stop the Non-cooperation Movement of 1922 ?
(A) For the harsh attitude of British
(B) Because of pact between Congress and British
(C) Because of violence broke at Chauri-Chaura
(D) Because of unanimous decision of Congress
40. Khilafat Movement subsided because of—
(A) The concession given to the Muslim by the British
(B) The accession of Kamal Pasha to the throne of Turkey
(C) The understanding reached between the Congress and the Muslim League
(D) None of the above
41. The slogan ‘Swaraj is my Birth Right’ was given by—
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Lala Lajpat Rai
(C) Lokmanya Tilak
(D) Bipin Chandra Pal
42. The concept of ‘Rule of Law’ was given by—
(A) A.V. Dicey
43. Which one of the following is not a fundamental Right ?
(A) Right of Life
(B) Right to Liberty
(C) Right to Property
(D) Right to Freedom of Expression
44. The name of revolutionary leader, who killed General O’Dyer, responsible for Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy was—
(A) Madan Lal Dhingra
(B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
(C) Bhagat Singh
(D) Udham Singh
45. The centre-point of International Relations is—
(C) National Interest
(D) None of the above
46. Indian system is—
(D) Federal with unitary bias
47. India began NAM in—
48. Sino-Indian War occurred in—
49. The major irritant in Indo-Pak relations is—
(A) Kashmir Issue
(B) Sir Creek Line
(C) Division of River Water
(D) Issue of Disarmament
50. The Indo-US Nuclear Agreement is related to—
(A) Civil Nuclear Cooperation
(B) Military and Civil Nuclear Cooperation
(C) Capping of Indian Nuclear Programme
(D) None of the above
51. ‘Panchayat Raj’ Amendment Act is known as—
(A) 73rd Amendment
(B) 74th Amendment
(C) 75th Amendment
(D) 76th Amendment
52. Who is known as a ‘Prophet of empty liberty’ ?
53. Which is not a key feature of State ?
(A) State is sovereign
(B) The State is an exercise in legislation
(C) The State is an instrument of domination
(D) The State is not a territorial association
54. “The State is both the Child and Parent of Law.” Whose statement is this ?
55. Who made the statement “State is prior to individual” ?
56. Who among the following is the first modern Thinker ?
57. The most powerful advocate of Absolute Sovereignty was—
58. Who said Politics as the “authoritative allocation of values” ?
(B) Samuel Johnson
(D) Lord Acton
59. Who said “Politics is both Science and Art” ?
(C) Michel Curtis
60. Who said “If liberty and law do not quarrel, liberty may quarrel with itself” ?
61. In the view of Green, the three obstacles to freedom are—
(A) Religion, Ignorance and Poverty
(B) Family, Government and Religion
(C) Ignorance, Drunkenness and Poverty
(D) None of these
62. Who among the following regarded as Medieaval Aristotle ?
(A) St. Augustine
(B) St. Thomas Acquinas
(C) Marsiglio of Paduc
(D) John Salisbury
63. Which among the following is not a natural right according to Locke ?
64. Who said that imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism ?
65. The term Socialism was first used by—
(B) Robert Owen
66. Who wrote the book “Local and Regional Government” ?
(A) G.D.H. Cole
(B) Carl Friedrich
67. Greek Philosopher gave supreme importance to—
68. An Estimate Committee is—
(D) None of these
69. Who is considered as the Founder of Welfare State on the moral basis ?
70. Which Political Scientist gave a new dimension to the concept of Justice, Liberalism and Equality ?
(A) John Rawls
(B) Arthur Bentley
(C) Karl Marx
(D) Hans Morgenthau
71. Who wrote Parliament ?
72. Who said that “State is Particular portion of mankind viewed as an organised” ?
73. The most clear exposition of the ‘rule of law’ was provided by—
(A) George Washington
(B) Jean Bodin
(C) Ivar Jennings
(D) A. V. Dicey
74. Who said Sovereignty was the fullness of State ?
(A) The Greeks
(B) The English
(C) The Romans
(D) The Indians
75. The chief proponent of the Theory of Natural Right are—
(A) John Locke and Thomas Paine
(B) Lasswell and Kaplan
(C) Hegel and Kant
(D) Durkheim and Weber
76. Who is the author of ‘Two Concept of Liberty’ ?
(B) Isciah Berlin
77. “Pain and Pressure and the two sovereign matter”, is said by—
78. Who defined democracy as “a Government in which everyone has a share” ?
79. Who wrote the book “Social Principles and the Democratic State” ?
(A) Benn and Peters
(B) C.E.M. Joad
80. Who propagated “The greatest happiness to the greatest number” ?
81. According to Kautilya, ‘Trivarg’ includes
82. Who stated that pressure group have acquired the name of the ‘Third House’ ?
83. Which Article of the Constitution defines the duties of Chief Minister ?
(A) Article 163
(B) Article 164
(C) Article 166
(D) Article 167
84. Regarding the re-election of the Vice-President our—
(A) Constitution prescribes reelection only once
(B) Constitution places a clear ban
(C) Constitution is absolutely silent
(D) Constitution prescribes reelection for a maximum period of two terms
85. The philosophical basis of negative liberalism is—
(D) None of the above
86. Which one of the following are the devices of democracy which are commonly practised in modern times ?
1. Widening of the Electorate.
2. Frequent Election.
3. Local Self Government.
4. Responsibility of the Government to the majority party.
Select correct answers from the following—
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4
87. Who said “A strong middle-class is the backbone of democracy” ?
(D) H. G. Wells
88. Indian Administration is influenced by which of the following factors ?
(B) Parliamentary Democracy
(D) All of the above
89. Treaty of Versailles is related to—
(A) Korean Crisis
(B) First World War
(C) Afghanistan Crisis
(D) Second World War
90. Who heads the Meeting of Committee of Secretaries ?
(A) Prime Minister
(B) Cabinet Secretary
(C) Home Secretary
(D) Defence Secretary
91. NATO was set up in the year—
92. At which place Churchill give his speech regarding Cold War ?
93. Who observed that universal adult franchise is not really universal ?
(A) G. D. H. Cole
(B) G. B. Shaw
(C) G. W. F. Hegel
94. Input-ouput model is chiefly attributed to—
(A) Peter Merkl
(B) Roburt Dahl
(C) David Easton
(D) David Apter
95. In which part of the Constitution proclaims India to be a welfare State ?
(A) Part III
(B) Part IV
(C) Part IX
(D) Part VI
96. Which of the following included in the State list in the Constitution of India ?
2. Law and order
4. Criminal Procedure Code
Choose correct answers from the code given below—
(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1, 2 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 2, 3 and 4
97. Which of the following are not matched properly ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi–Non-cooperation Movement
(B) Vinoba Bhave–Bhoodan
(C) M. N. Roy–Partyless Democracy
(D) J. L. Nehru–Democratic Socialism
98. National Development Council was established in—
(A) August 1951
(B) August 1947
(C) August 1952
(D) August 1950
99. Which U.S. Resolution proposed the ‘STAR-WARS’ programme ?
100. The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens are contained in—
(A) Part I of the Constitution
(B) Part III of the Constitution
(C) Part IV of the Constitution
(D) None of the above
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