UPPCS Prelims Political Science Question Paper 2011

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1. Which of the following institutions does not deal with pulic grievances?

(a) Lok Ayukta
(b) Supreme Court
(c) High Court
(d) Planning Commission


2. The Khilafat Movement was started by whom of the following?

(a) Ali Brothers
(b) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(c) Mohammad Iqbal
(d) Zakir Hussain


3. Which one of the following articles of Indian Constitution empowers the President to appoint comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) Article 147
(b) Article 148
(c) Article 149
(d) Article 151


4. The seat of a member of Parliament can be declared vacant if the member is absent from the house without permission for a period of

(a) Three year
(b) Two year
(c) One year
(d) Sixty days


5. Which of the following is not a Fundamental Duty under the Indian Constitution?

(a) To protect monuments of national importance
(b) To safeguard public property
(c) To develop scientific temper
(d) To uphold the unity and integrity of the nation


6. The Quorum for the meeting of the Legislative Assembly is

(a) One tenth of the total membership or ten members, whichever is greater
(b) Not less than twelve members
(c) Not less than twenty members
(d) Number determined by the speaker


7. The Chief Election Commissioner of Indian can be removed from office by

(a) President of India
(b) Council of Ministers
(c) Supreme Court
(d) Procedure laid down for the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court


8. Financial distribution of taxes between Union and States takes place on the basis of recommendations of which of the following bodies?

(a) The Planning Commission
(b) The National Devlopment Council
(c) The Finance Commission
(d) The National Advisory Council


9. Which one of the following pairs is not properly matched?

(a) 42nd Amendment – Fundamental Duties
(b) 52nd Amendment – Anti Defection Law
(c) 73rd Amendment – Panchayati Raj
(d) 84th Amendment – Center-State Relations


10.  In case of decision on the question as to disqualification of members of either house of the Parliament, the final decision is taken by

(a) The Supreme Court
(b) The Election Commission
(c) The President after obtaining the opinion of the Election Commission
(d) The Chief Justice of Supreme Court


11. Who among the following holda the view that the State is prior to individual?

(a) Plato
(b) Aristotle
(c) Hobbes
(d) Hegel


12.  Who among the following defined the States as ‘a politically organized people of a definite territory’ ?

(a) Garner
(b) Bluntschli
(c) Laski
(d) Wilson


13. The statement the ‘the State is a political super-structure on Economic base’ is associated with which of the following?

(a) Social Contract Theory
(b) Organic Theory 
(c) Evolutionary Theory
(d) Marxist Theory


14. Who among the following was first to propound the concept of popular sovereigntly?

(a) Hobbes
(b) Locke
(c) Rousseau
(d) Mill


15. Who among the following was the first exponent of organic theory of state?

(a) Plato
(b) Spencer
(c) Machiavelli
(d) Marx


16. Which one of the following does not pertain to Marxism?

(a) Materialistic interpretation of history
(b) Class struggle
(c) Surplus value
(d) Laissez Faire


17. The term ‘Socialism’ was first used by whom of the following?

(a) Lenin
(b) Robert Owen
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Hegel


18. Who among the following said, ‘State is the March of God on Earth’?

(a) Plato
(b) Kant
(c) Hegel
(d) Green


19. Who among the following developed the concept of external sovereigntly?

(a) Grotious
(b) Oppenheim
(c) John Austin
(d) Bodin


20. Who among the following said : ‘Law is the command of the Sovereign’ ?

(a) Austin
(b) Laski
(c) Bentham
(d) Aquinas


21. Who made the statement, ‘A modern State without a constitution is not a State but a regime of anarchy’?

(a) Lord Bryce
(b) A.V. Diecy
(c) Jellinek
(d) G.B. Shaw


22. General Will of Rousseau is

(a) Majority will
(b) Will of all
(c) Minority will
(d) Total of real will of all


23. Who among the following proposed the monistic theory of sovereignty?

(a) Austin
(b) Locke
(c) Aquinas
(d) Plato


24. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below:

List-I                 List-II

A. James I        1. The Social Contract
B. Locke           2. The Law of Free Monarchies
C. Rousseau    3. The Nature of  State
D. Willoughby  4. Two treatises on Civil Government


      A    B    C    D
(a) 1    3    2    4
(b) 1    2    3    4
(c) 1    4    2    3
(d) 2    4    1    3


25. Who said, ‘Welfare State is a compromise between communism on the one side and unbridled individualism on the other.’?

(a) Abraham
(b) Kant
(c) Hobman
(d) Rousseau


26. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below:

List-I                List-II

A. J.S. Mill        1. Lecture on principles of political obligation 
B. T.H. Green   2. A Theory of Justice 
C. H.J. Laski     3. Grammer of Politics 
D. John Rawls  4. On Liberty


      A    B    C    D
(a) 4    1    3    2
(b) 1    2    3    4
(c) 4    3    2    1
(d) 1    3    4    2


27. The basic element of the theory of Liberalism is

(a) Individual freedom
(b) Mixed economy
(c) Secularism
(d) Equality


28. Who among the following considers ‘Right to Self Protection’ as a Natural Right of the individual?

(a) Plato
(b) Bentham
(c) Hobbes
(d) Burke


29. Who among the following has distinguished between legal and Political sovereignty?

(a) Bentham
(b) Dicey
(c) Hume
(d) Mill


30. Who is called the father of Indian Renaissance?

(a) Ravindra Nath Tagore
(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(d) S.N. Banerjee


31. Which one of the following political theories considers the State as a necessary evil?

(a) Socialism
(b) Anarchism
(c) Fascism
(d) Individualism


32. Which of the following is the most accepted theory of the origin of the State?

(a) Force theory
(b) Divine origin theory
(c) Social contact theory
(d) Evolutionary theory


33. The Pluralistic theory of sovereignty was first propounded by

(a) Laski
(b) Von Gierke
(c) Bodin
(d) Maclver


34. Which one of the following did not influence the evolution of the State?

(a) Political consciousness
(b) Political parties
(c) Kinship
(d) Religion


35. ‘Political Liberty in the absence of economic equality is a mere myth’. Who said it?

(a) G.D.H. Cole
(b) H.J. Laski
(c) J.S. Mill
(d) Ernest Barker


36. Which one of the following books is not written by Machiavelli?

(a) The Prince
(b) The Discourses
(c) The Art of War
(d) Behemoth

37. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Hobbes – Lectures on Jurisprudence
(b) Aristotle – Republic
(c) James Bryce – Modern Democracies
(d) Robert A. Dahl – Grammar of Politics


38. Who among the following propounded the concept of trusteeship?

(a) M.N. Roy
(b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Gokhale


39. Which one of the following is not an agent of public opinion?

(a) Press
(b) Judiciary
(c) Political parties
(d) TV and Radio


40. In 1936, who said, ‘there is nothing as Gandhism’?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Maulana Azad
(c) Tagore
(d) Nehru


41. The modern idea which has made democracy feasible for large and complex societies is

(a) Right
(b) Decentralization
(c) Federalism
(d) Representation


42. Public opinion necessarily means

(a) Opinion based on reason
(b) Opinion of the majority
(c) Opinion which aims at the welfare of the whole community
(d) Opinion of all concerned


43. Concept of negative liberty emphasizes on which one of the following?

(a) Equality
(b) Autonomy
(c) Absence of interference
(d) Freedom of choice


44. Which one of the following did not constitute the concept od Swaraj for Mahatma Gandhi?

(a) Self rule
(b) Pursuit of good of all
(c) Rule of morally good individual
(d) Rule of Law


45. Who among the following said, Liberty and equality are complimentary to each other’?

(a) Maclver
(b) Machiavelli
(c) Lord Acton 
(d) D. Tocquvelli


46. Who among the following is the author of ‘The Modern State’?

(a) Barker
(b) Maclver
(c) Weber
(d) Laski


47. Who among the following is considered as neo-liberal?

(a) Maclver
(b) Laski
(c) Havek
(d) Green


48. Deconstructionism is associated with which of the following?

(a) Nozik
(b) Derrida
(c) Popper
(d) Habermas


49. The system of proportional representation as an electoral mechanism ensures

(a) Representation of minorities
(b) Rule of majority
(c) Stability in government
(d) Common political thinking


50. ‘Right  are those conditions of life without which no man can seek to be himself of his best.’ Who said this?

(a) Aristotle
(b) Jennings
(c) Maitland
(d) Laski


51. Which one of the following is not consistent with the Marxian view regarding the Nature of the State?

(a) State does not stand for the good of all.
(b) State stands for the good of all.
(c) State promotes the interests of the few at the cost of many.
(d) State is mutual insurance pact of bouregeois class.


52. Demand for ‘equal pay for equal work’ is a

(a) Legal demand for economic right
(b) Political demand for economic right
(c) Economic demand for legal right
(d) Economic demand for political right


53. Who among the following has not accepted democracy as an ideal form of government?

(a) Hobbes
(b) Dahl
(c) Sartori
(d) Lincoln


54. Which one of the following is not a method of representation of minorities?

(a) Proportional Representation
(b) List System
(c) Limited vote system
(d) Universal suffrage


55. Right to vote is a

(a) Social right
(b) Personal right
(c) Political right
(d) Legal right


56. Who among the following gave an elitist theory of political parties?

(a) Burke
(b) Sartori
(c) Mill
(d) Friedman


57. Given below are two statements, one is labelled Assertion  (A) and the other as Reason (R).

Assertion  (A) : The goal of a political party is to capture ruling power.

Reason (R) : Political parties contest elections

Answer Code :

(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) (A) is false but (R) is true


58. Liberty is the positive power of doing or enjoying something worth doing or enjoying’. Who amongst the following propounded this view?

(a) John Stuart Mill
(b) Herbert spencer
(c) Edmund Bruke
(d) T.H. Green


59. The view that ‘imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism is associated with which of the following?

(a) Liberalism
(b) Socialism
(c) Leninism
(d) Utilitarianism


60. Who among the following has called political parties ‘Power behind throne’?

(a) Lord Bryce
(b) Herman Finer
(c) Bluntschli
(d) H.J. Laski


61. Who among the following has termed Marxism as ‘illusion of the epoch’?

(a) Lord Acton
(b) Maclver
(c) Karl Popper
(d) H.J. Laski


62. Where did the modern party system first evolve?

(a) U.S.A.
(b) France
(c) England
(d) Belgium


63. Who among the following has termed pressure group as ‘Anonymous Empire’?

(a) Lucian W. Pye
(b) Gabriel Almond
(c) Finer
(d) F.W. Riggs


64. Who among the following is the author of the book ‘The idea of Justice’?

(a) John Locke
(b) J.S. Mill
(c) John Rawls
(d) Amartya Sen


65. Which aspect of justice was emphasized by Greek Philosophers?

(a) Social
(b) Moral
(c) Legal
(d) Political


66. Which one of the following is a theory of representation?

(a) Electoral college
(b) Coalition government
(c) Common Minimum Programme
(d) Single Transferable vote


67. Who among the following is the author of the book ‘Public Opinion’?

(a) Betham
(b) Lipman 
(c) Locke
(d) Rousseau


68. Which among the following is related to ‘Laissez Faire’ Theory?

(a) Socialism
(b) Individualism
(c) Utilitarianism
(d) Idealism


69. Supremacy of judiciary is found in

(a) U.S.A.
(b) China
(c) England
(d) France


70. Which among the following provides for the division of power in federal system?

(a) Legislature
(b) Constitution
(c) Supreme Court
(d) Government


71. In which one of the following systems of government is bicameralism an essential feature?

(a) Presidential system
(b) Federal system
(c) Parliamentary system
(d) Unitary system


72. The concept of constitutional government was first elaborated by whom of the following?

(a) Plato
(b) Aristotle
(c) Bodin
(d) Machiavelli


73. To whom are the members of the cabinet accountable under a Presidential system of government?

(a) The President
(b) Individually to the legislature
(c) Collectively to the legislature
(d) The Electorate


74. Which one of the following countries is regarded as the traditional home of rule of law?

(a) France
(b) Switzerland
(c) U.S.A.
(d) England


75. Who among the following said that under the parliamentary form of government ‘bureaucracy thrives under the cloak of ministerial responsibility’?

(a) Herman Finer
(b) Ramsay Muir 
(c) Harold Laski
(d) Ivor Jennings


76. Which one of the following is the basis of federal government?

(a) Supremacy of the Parliament
(b) Supremacy of Judiciary
(c) Division of powers between federal and state government
(d) Single citizenship


77. Governments are classified as Parliamentary and Presidential on the basis of which of the following?

(a) Relations between legislature and Executive
(b) Relations between politicians and civil servants
(c) Written or unwritten constitutions
(d) Rigid or flexible constitutions


78. Which of the following statements correctly explains the nature of constitutional government?

(a) Limited Government
(b) Protection of Right to Freedom of individuals
(c) Security of the rights of individuals
(d) All the above


79. The cabinet in the parliamentary system is accountable to

(a) The President
(b) The Prime Minister
(c) The Council of Ministers
(d) The Legislature


80. The Presidential system operates on the principle of

(a) Division of powers
(b) Separation of powers
(c) Fusion of powers
(d) Balance of powers


81. The first systematic classification of government was given by

(a) Plato
(b) Aristotle
(c) Machiavelli
(d) Montesequieu


82. Which one of the following is not correct about the Parliamentary system of government?

(a) It emphasizes more on stability than responsibility.
(b) It emphasises more on responsibility than stability.
(c) It emphasises on free and fair elections.
(d) It prefers two party system.


83. In what respect the Indian federal system is similar to that of the United States?

(a) Method of distribution of powers between centre and the States
(b) Procedure of creation of new states
(c) Position of judiciary
(d) Representation of States in the upper house of the federal legislature


84. In a Presidential form of Government all executive powers are vested in

(a) The President
(b) The Cabinet
(c) The Legislature
(d) The Judiciary


85. Put the following events in correct chronological order:

1. Gadar Party
2. Khilafat Movement
3. Dandi March
4. Champaran Satyagrah

(a) 4, 1, 2, 3
(b) 4, 1, 3, 2
(c) 1, 4, 3, 2
(d) 1, 4, 2, 3


86. Who used first the term “One party dominant system” to describe the party system that prevailed in India after independence?

(a) Rajani Kothari
(b) Sartori
(c) Jennings
(d) Morris Jones


87. The Indian Constitution empowers the President to make provision for discharge of duties of Governor in certain contingencies under which of the following articles?

(a) Article 160
(b) Article 162
(c) Article 165
(d) Article 310


88. Which of the following articles of Indian Constitution enunciates fundamental duties?

(a) Article 35
(b) Article 51A
(c) Article 32
(d) Article 14


89. Which part of the Indian Constitution declares the ideal of Welfare State?

(a) Preamble
(b) Fundamentals Rights
(c) Directive Principles of State Policy
(d) Fundamental Duties


90. The term ‘State’ has been defined in which of the following articles of Indian constitution?

(a) Article 1
(b) Article 8
(c) Article 10
(d) Article 12


91. Who among the following was the first Vice-President of India?

(a) Zakir Hussain
(b) S. Radhakrishnan
(c) V.V. Giri
(d) Gopal Swaroop Pathak 


92. The Swaraj Party was founded by whom of the following?

(a) C.R. Das
(b) Motilal Nehru
(c) C.R. Das and Motilal Nehru
(d) C.R. Das and Maulana Azad


93. Who is the author of the book ‘The Makers of Modern India’?

(a) Sumit Sarkar
(b) Bipin Chandra
(c) Bimal Prasad
(d) Ramchandra Guha


94. The Jalianwala Kand took place in 1919 on which of the following dates?

(a) 10th April
(b) 13th April
(c) 14th April
(d) 19th April


95. Which of the following bodies is not provided in the Indian Constitution?

(a) Public Service Commission
(b) Election Commission
(c) Planning Commission
(d) Finance Commission


96. The philosophical foundation of the Indian Constitution is

(a) Directive Principles of State Policy
(b) Fundamentals Rights
(c) Federal Structure
(d) Preamble


97. Indian Parliament constitutes of

(a) Lok Sabha
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(d) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the President


98. The total number of the members of the Legislative Council  of Uttar Pradesh is

(a) 105
(b) 108
(c) 110
(d) 125


99. Who presides the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament?

(a) President of India
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Chairperson of Rajya Sabha
(d) Speaker of Lok Sabha


100. Under which Article of Indian Constitution a High Court can issue writs to protect the Fundamental Rights?

(a) Article 15
(b) Article 32
(c) Article 35
(d) Article 226


101. The Legal Advisor of the State Government is called

(a) Attorney General
(b) Solicitor General
(c) Advocate General
(d) None of the above


102. Which of the following of Indian Constitution empowers the Governor to issue during recess of the State legislature?

(a) Article 210
(b) Article 211
(c) Article 213
(d) Article 214


103. The First Round Table  Conference began on

(a) 11th November, 1930
(b) 12th November, 1930
(c) 13th November, 1930
(d) 14th November, 1930


104. Who was the main architect of Home Rule Movement in India?

(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(b) Annie Beasant
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Surendranath Banerjee


105. Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court mentioned in which of the following articles of Indian constitution?

(a) Article 131
(b) Article 132
(c) Article 143
(d) Article 148


106. Who said that ‘the emergency powers of the President are a fraud on the constitution’?

(a) K.M. Nambiar
(b) K.M. Munshi
(c) B.N. Rao
(d) K.T. Shah


107. Which article of the Indian Constitution empowers Parliament to legislate on a subject of the State List?

(a) Article 115
(b) Article 116
(c) Article 226
(d) Article 249


108. When was the first amendment in the Indian Constitution made?

(a) July 1950
(b) December 1950
(c) June 1951
(d) July 1951


109. The Eleventh Scheduled of Indian Constitution deals which of the following?

(a) Official Languages
(b) Political Parties
(c) Municipalities
(d) Panchayati Raj


110. Which of the following writes literally means ‘We Command’?

(a) Habeas Corpus
(b) Mandamus
(c) Prohibition
(d) Quo-Warranto


111. Which article of Indian Constitution provides an jurisdiction to the Supreme Court?

(a) Article 129
(b) Article 132
(c) Article 143
(d) Article 32


112. In which of the following cases Supreme Court of India enunciated the doctrine of basis structure?

(a) Keshwanand Bharti Case
(b) Golaknath Case
(c) Minnerwa Mills Case
(d) Gopalan Case


113. Which one of the following is a subject of concurrent list?

(a) Police
(b) Criminal Matters
(c) Radio and Television
(d) Foreign Affairs


114. The decision for Quit India Movement was taken at which of the following places?

(a) Allahabad
(b) Poona
(c) Wardha
(d) Sabarmati


115. Sarkaria Commission was related with which of the following?

(a) Judicial reforms
(b) Federal reforms
(c) Electoral reforms
(d) Financial reforms


116. Which of the following is termed as ‘Magna Carta of Indian Liberties’?

(a) Regulating Act of 1773
(b) Pitt’s India Act of 1784
(c) Charter Act of 1813
(d) Queen’s proclamation of 1858


117. Which one of the following word is not mentioned in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Sovereign
(b) Secular
(c) Federal
(d) Democratic


118. The Constitution of India vests the executive powers of the Indian Union to which of the following?

(a) The Prime Minister
(b) The president
(c) The Councils of Ministers
(d) The Parliament


119. Who among the following acts as presiding officer of the house without being its member?

(a) Vice President
(b) Lok Sabha Speaker
(c) Chairman of the Legislative Council
(d) Speaker of Legislative Assembly


120. Dyarchy was introduced in Indian provinces by

(a) Indian Council’s Act, 1861
(b) Indian Council’s Act, 1892
(c) Government of India Act, 1919
(d) Government of India Act, 1935