General Awareness Quiz For KVS/NVS 2016 Exams

1. Which of the following civil services find mention in the Constitution?
1. Indian Administrative
2. Indian Forest Service Service
3. Indian Police Service
4. All-India Judicial Service
5. Indian Foreign Service
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 5
(d) 1, 3 and 4

2. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. Parliament can increase a tax.
2. Parliament cannot reduce a tax.
3. Parliament can abolish a tax.
4. Parliament cannot increase a tax.
5. Parliament can reduce a tax.
(a) 1, 3 and 5
(b) 3, 4 and 5
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 3 and 4

3. Which of the following are true of the President’s ordinance making power?
1. It is laid down in Article 123.
2. Its ambit is coextensive with the legislative power of Parliament.
3. He can promulgate an ordinance only when the Lok Sabha is not in session.
4. It is a discretionary power of the President.
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2, and 3

4. The Inter-State Council consists of
1. Prime Minister
2. Chief Ministers of all states
3. Chief Ministers of union territories with legislatures
4. Eight Union Cabinet Ministers
5. Administrators of union territories with legislatures
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 5

5. Which of the following must be approved by the Public Accounts Committee before being submitted to the Lok Sabha for voting?
(a) Additional grant
(b) Exceptional grant
(c) Token grant
(d) Excess grant

6. In which of the following recommendations, the Ashok Mehta Committee differed from Balwantray Mehta  Committee?
1. Two-tier system of Panchayati Raj.
2. Official participation of political parties at all levels of Panchayat elections.
3. Zila Parishad as the executive body.
4. Entrusting development functions to the Zila Parishad.
(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 3 and 4

7. Under which of the following circumstances, the Governor can reserve a state bill for the consideration of the President?
1. If it is ultra vires.
2. If it is opposed to the Directive Principles of State Policy.
3. If it endangers the position of the state High Court.
4. If it is dealing with the compulsory acquisition of property under Article 31A.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4

8. Which of the following expenditures are ‘charged’ on the Consolidated Fund of India?
1. Salaries and allowances of Chairman of Council of States.
2. Salaries and allowances of Comptroller and Auditor-General.
3. Any sum required to satisfy any judgement of any arbitral tribunal.
4. Salaries and allowances of Deputy Speaker.
(a) 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 2 and 4

9. Which of the following pairs are incorrectly matched?
1. Vote on account — To allow enough time for legislative scrutiny and discussion of the budget.
2. Charged items — Not submitted to the Parliament.
3. Vote of credit — Blank cheque given to the executive.
4. Excess grant — Submitted directly to the Lok Sabha for its approval
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 3 and 4

10. Which of the following expenditures are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India?
1. Salaries of the Supreme Court judges
2. Pensions of the Chairman of UPSC
3. Debt charges for which the Government of India is liable
4. Emoluments and allowances of the Prime Minister
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4