Twenty Point Programme Poverty eradication and an overall objective of raising the level of living Food For Work Programme: Providing food grains in exchange of labour Antyodaya Yojna : Scheme of Rajasthan, providing economic assistance to poorest families Training Rural Youth for Self Employment TRYSEM (launched on 15th August) Educational and vocational training Council of Advancement of People’s Action & Rural Technology (CAPART) Assistance to rural people National Drinking Water Mission: For rural drinking water renamed and upgraded to Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission in 1991. Jawahar Rozgar Yojna : JRY Employment to rural unemployed Nehru Rozgar Yojna NRY Employment to Urban unemployed National Renewal Fund This scheme was for the employees of the public sector Employment Assurance Scheme Employment of at least 100 days in a year in villages Members of parliament Local Area Development Scheme MPLADS
Sanctioned 1 crore per year for development works in constitution of respective MPs
Mahila Samridhi Yojna Encourage rural women to deposit in Post office schemes Jawahar Gram Samriddhi Yojna is implemented at which level?
Panchayat Level Who among the following was awarded the Nobel Prize 2012 for literature?
Mo Yan Which of the following organisms causes kala-azar?
Leishmania The first woman Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) is:
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Similipal Tiger Sanctuary is located in:
Odisha Who among the following is associated with water conservation?
Rajendra Singh Who wrote the book Systema Naturae?
Carolus Linnaeus As per the Registrar General of India’s (RGI) latest death rate data, the highest number of deaths among males has been recorded in:
Assam Which of the following states has the highest per capita income?
Goa Which of the following states has the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) in India?
Madhya Pradesh Name the new online application recently launched by the Indian Railways to find out the location of trains on real-time basis on Google Map.
RailRadar Who had been named the player of Euro 2012 by UEFA recently?
Andres Iniesta Which of the following comes under tertiary economic sector?
Banking The substance which doctors use as plaster for supporting fractured bones in right position is:
Plaster of Paris
It will be the duty of the Union to spread Hindi language amongst the people of India which will develop our cultural and social element. This directive principle is mentioned in:
Article 351 As per National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) records, the highest out-of-pocket expenditure on drugs is in:
HP Grey Revolution is related with:
Wool Recently, a petition was tabled in Australian parliament seeking to declare the killings in which of the following incidents in India as “genocide”?
Sikh riots in 1984 The first graduate Indian woman was
Kadambini Ganguli Which of the following pre-All India National Congress organisation played the most significant role, for its nationalist activities in India?
Indian Association of Calcutta The head of the Union Executive in India is
President The National Income of India is estimated by
Central Statistical Organisation The European Commission decided to suspend for a year the start of a controversial scheme to charge airlines for carbon emitted from flights to and from Europe. The policy has been opposed by:
All of the above ( India, Russia, USA ) NABARD is a bank to assist in
Agriculture and rural development
16. Holding of elections in the Panchayats is decided by?
Ans) The State Government 17.In which part of the constitution are Emergency Provisions provided?
Ans) Part XVIII 18.An Inter-state council was set up in 1990 under Article 263 of the constitution by the recommendation of ?
Ans) Sarkaria Commison 19.Which constitutional Amendment provides for reservation in admissions in private unaided institutions for members of scheduled castes/tribes and other backward classes?
Ans) 93rd Constitutional Amendment
20.With the enactment of 92nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2003, how many Indian languages figure in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India?
Ans) 22 21.In the Indian Constitution, opportunities for the development of scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform are found in the:
Ans) Fundamental Duties 22 Article 32 of constitution is related to
Ans) Fundamental Rights
23 How many schedules were there in original Constitution
24 Which of following can be abolished but not dissolved
Ans)State legislative Council
25 The draft of Five Year Plans in India is approved by the
Ans)National Development Council
26.Under which constitutional amendment 30% seats in village panchyats have been reserved for women in India?
Ans) 73 27.Which of the following is not related to the constitution?
Ans) Rajya Sabha 28.Which article of the Indian Constitution provides special safeguards for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
Ans) Article 339 29 When was the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution adopted?
30 Who elects the Vice President of India? Ans) BothMembers of Parliament AND Members of Lok Sabha
46. Which article of constitution reads “ parliament may be law admit into the union or establish new states on such terms and conditions as it thinks it”? a. article 2
b. article 3 c. article 4 ad. article 93 d
47.who won the first general elections held in 1952? a. bjp b. congress
c. samajwadi party d. no elections held this year 48. Under the prevision of which article, constitution of india covers the case of jammu and Kashmir alone as a division of sovereignity? a. article 345 b. article 367 c. article 390 d. article 370
49.which article lists “hindi” as official language of india? a. article 343(1)
b. article 370(1) c. article 342(2) d. none of these 50. Which article of the constitution direct the governments to establish panchayats to serve as institutions of local self governments? a. article 40
b. article 50 c. article 60 d. article 70 51.73rd constitutional amendment act was passed in? a. 1991 b. 1992
c. 1993 d. none of these 52.42nd amendment act was passed in?(guyz this 42nd amendment is very very important) a. 1976
c. 1978 d. 1979 53. Which amendment act of constitution states “ supremecy of parliament and gave primacy to directive principles over fundamental rights; added 10 fundamental duties and altered the preamble”? a. 42nd
b. 93rd c.95th d. none of these 54. Which schedule of constitution deals with allocation of seats to each state and union territory in the rajya sabha? a. 2nd b. 3rd c. 4th
d. 5th 55. 36th amendment act which made Sikkim a state in Indian union , was passed in? a. 1967 b. 1987 c. 1975
d. 1977 71. Which of following 3 languages have bben added to eighth schedule of constitution in 1992?
a. Konkani, Manipuri and sindhi
b. Konkani, Manipuri and dogri
c. dogri, nepali and Manipuri
d. Konkani, Manipuri and nepali 72. Indian state with the largest electorate is?
c. Madhya pardesh
d. UP 73.a political party is recognized as a national party:
a. when it contests elections in all states
b. when it secures atleast 5% of total votes
c. it is recognized as political party in four or more states d. if it captures power in atleast 3 states
74.deputy chairman of rajya sabha can be removed by a resolution?
a. passed by 2/3rd majority of its total strength
b. passed by a simple majority of its total membership at that time
c. moved by rajya sabha and passed by lok sabha
d. none of these
75.when was constitution of india first amended after adoption?
76. How many languages are recognized as regional languages of india?
77. As a non member who can participate in the proceedings of either house of parliament?
a. vice president
b. chief justice
c. attorney general
d. none of these
78. According to 44th amendment bill?
a. fundamental rights are given supremecy over directive principles
b. parliament gets supreme power
c. right to property has been taken away from list of fundamental rights d. none of these
79.which amendment bill inserted the 10th schedule in constitution of india?
b. 52nd c. 44th
80. Which list contains the subjects over which centre and states have jurisdiction?
a. union list
b. state list
c. concurrent list d. central list
81. Elective strength of lok sabha was increased by?
a. 42nd amendment
b. 44th amendment
c. 31st amendment d. 40th amendment
82. What is maximum strength of state legislative assembly?
83. How many members can the president of india nominate to the rajya sabha?
84. Who presided over the inaugural session of constituent assembly?
a. C. Rajagopalachari
b. jawahar lal Nehru
c. sachidanand sinha d. b.r ambedkar
85. Which amendment bill extended life of lok sabha to 6 years and which bill resorted it to 5 years?
a. 42nd and 43rd
b. 44th and 47th
c. 42nd and 44th d. 42nd and 45th
86.our national flag was designed by? a. pengali venkiah b.rabindara nath tagore c. w.c banerjee d. none of these 87. Which fundamental right is known as “heart and soul” of constitution? a. right to education b.right ot freedom of religion c. right to constitutional remediesd.right agains exploitation
88. Right of freedom to press is implicit in which article? a. 17 b. 18 c.19 d. 20 89.who was the first chief justice of india to be appointed as president? a. vivi giri b. pratibha devi singh patil c. ajp abdul kalam azad d. M hidyatullah 90.under which article, president has power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remission of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted with death sentence? a. 70 b. 71. C.72 d. 75 91. Which article of constitution stipulates voice president of india? a.article 63rd b. article 67th c. article 68th d. none of these 92. Who was first and only acting “PRIME MINISTER” of india? a. v.v giri b. s. radhakrishnan c. gulzarilal nanda d. i.k guzral 93.the only prime minister who did not face parliament while being in office? a. i.k guzral b. gulzarilal nanda c. chaudhary charan singh d. v.p singh 94.first speaker to die in office?
b. MA ayyangar c.GMC balyogi d. none of these 95.who was first deputy speaker of india a.gv mavlankar b. MA ayyangar c.GMC balyogi d. none of these 96. First woman judge of supreme court was? a. nor ayyangar b. sarojini naidu c. Fatima biwid. none of these 97. The CAG ia appointed by president of india under article……..of constitution? a.145 b.148c.123 d. 125 98. The question hour of every sitting of parliament is called? a.zero hour b. first hour c. attack hour d. none of these 99. Which article of constitution specifies that the quorum of either house shall be 10% of strength of house? a. 99 b. 100c. 101 d.102 100. Who is party leader of communist party of india? a.ab bardhan b. nitin gadkari c. mayawati d. none of these Q-1The endeavour of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ Programme is
1. to promote institutional deliveries
2. to provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery
3. to provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q-2 The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment
a) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the” Houses within six months
b) need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
c) must be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament
d) must be a member of the Lok Sabha
Q-3 Consider the following:
1. Hotels and restaurants
2. Motor transport undertakings
3. Newspaper establishments
4. Private medical institutions
The employees of which of the above can have the ‘Social Security’ coverage underEmployee’s State Insurance Scheme?
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 Q-4 A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q-5 Which of the following is/are among the Fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Indian Constitution?
1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice
3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry
4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Q1. which economist has written an article about 100 million missing women in S-E asia?
A. Amartya Sen
Q2. who has written the book- ‘towards a hunger-free world’?
A. M.S. Swaminathan
Q3. Punjab national bank has launched a reverse mortgage scheme for senior citizens under what name?
Q4. India’s first weather satellite ‘Megha-tropiques’ is built in collaboration with which country?
Q5. What is the name of the time tracking delivery project created by Indian railways?
Q6. which disease was officially eradicated in 1975?
A. Small pox
Q7. which state in India is touted as India’s first banking state as it has got 100% financial inclusion?
Q8. ILO and govt. of India have collaborated for eradication of child labor, what is the name of that project?
A. Project Indus
Q9.’ sayani rani’ is the mascot of which popular campaign?
A. jaago grahak jaago.
Q10. what is the other name given to GM foods?
A. Frankenstein food.
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana(PMAGY): National Rural Health Mission (NRHM):
Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA):
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(NREGA):
Sarva Siksha Abhiyan(SSA):
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA):
Self-Employed Women's Association(SEWA)
national social assistance program (NSAP)
food for work programme (FFWP)
provision of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA)
pradhan mantri gramodaya yojana (PMGY)
sampoorn grameen rozgar yojana (SGRY)
Antyodaya anna yojana
Before Independence: -Under British colonial rule from 1757 to 1947. Indian Councils Act 1909 -Provided for a Legislative Council consisting of the members of the Executive council and non-official members. -Established provincial legislatures and increased the powers of the Legislative Council. -Power of Indians in the council is still limited. Government of India Act 1935 -Never implemented fully. -Many key features of our constitution are taken from this act - federal structure of government, provincial autonomy, a bicameral central legislature consisting of a federal assembly and a Council of States and the separation of legislative powers between the centre and states. Cabinet Mission Plan 1946 -Started by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee to finalize the transfer of powers from British Raj to Indian Leadership. -Lord Wavell, the then viceroy of India did not participate. Indian Independence Act 1947-Passed by the British Parliament on 18 July 1947, divided British India into two new independent states, India andPakistan.
Indian Constitution: -Supreme law of India -Enacted on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950. -Longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world, containing448 articles in 22 parts, 12 schedules and 97 amendments. (Initially there were only 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules). -Besides the English version, there is an official Hindi translation. -Sovereign, socialist, secular and Democratic Public. 1. Which one of the following pairs of countries fought wars over a region called Ogaden? [UPSC 2009 (CS-P)] (a) Eritrea and Sudan (b) Ethiopia and Somalia (c) Kenya and Somalia (d) Ethiopia and Sudan Answer: (b) 2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [UPSC 2009 (CS-P)] (a) Japan : Nikkei (b) Singapore : Shcomp (c) UK : FTSE (d) USA : Nasdaq Answer: (b) 3. A geographic region has the following distinct characteristics: 1. Warm and dry climate. 2. Mild and wet winter. 3. Evergreen oak trees. The above features are the distinct characteristics of which one of the following regions? [UPSC 2010 (CS-P)] (a) Mediterranean
(b) Eastern China
(c) Central Asia (d) Atlantic coast of North America. Answer: (a) 4. A layer in the Earth’s atmosphere called Ionosphere facilitates radio communication. Why? 1. The presence of ozone causes the reflection of radio waves to Earth. 2. Radio waves have a very long wavelength. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? [UPSC 2011 (CS-P)] (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: (d)