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GK Questions and Answers on Indian Polity: Union Public Service Commission

03-FEB-2018 00:39

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an independent constitutional body. It is concerned with recruitment of the all India services and central services-group A and B. In this article a set of 8 questions based on the Union Public Service Commission is given.

    1. Who selects the Chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission?

    (a) The Home Minister

    (b) The President

    (c) The Parliament

    (d) The Supreme Court

    Answer b

    Explanation: The UPSC consists of the Chairman and the members appointed by the President of India.

    2. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Union Public Service Commission?

    (a) It is an independent constitutional body

    (b) Article 318 to 323 of the Constitution envisages functions and powers of the UPSC.

    (c) It is consists of 9 to 11 members, including the Chairman

    (d) The Chairman and the members of the commission hold office for the period of the 6 years or untill the age of 65 years.

    Answer b

    Explanation: Article 318 to 323 of the Constitution envisages functions and powers of the UPSC.

    3. The members of the Union Public Service Commission submit their resignation to ......

    (a) The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission

    (b) To the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

    (c) To the President

    (d) To the Home Minister

    Answer c

    Explanation: The members and Chairman of the UPSC are appointed by the president so they will surrender their resignation to the president only.

    4. Which of the following statements is true about the Union Public Service Commission?

    (a) The tenure of the members & Chairman of the Commission is for 5 years

    (b) The members & Chairman of the Commission can remain in office till the age of 62 years

    (c) Article 315 to 323 in Part 14 of the constitution contains provisions regarding the appointment and removal of the members of the UPSC.

    (d) Only b & c

    Answer c

    Explanation: Article 315 to 323 in Part 14 of the constitution contains provisions regarding the appointment and removal of the members of the UPSC.

    5. How can the members and Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission be removed from the post?

    (a) If declared Bankrupt

    (b) Proved Misbehaviour

    (c) If declared unfit to work

    (d) All of the above

    Answer d

    Explanation: The president can remove the members and chairman of the commission in case of solvency, holding office of profit, unfit to continue office and proved misbehaviour.

    6. The chairman of the Union Public Service Commission submit its Annual Report to ...

    (a) To the Home Minister

    (b) To the President

    (c) To Parliament

    (d) To the Supreme Court

    Answer b

    Explanation: The chairman of the Union Public Service Commission submits its Annual Report to the President of India.

    7.  Who bears the salary, pension and allowances of the chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission?

    (a) Consolidated fund of India

    (b) Contingency fund of India

    (c) Ministry of Finance

    (d) None of the above

    Answer a

    Explanation: Salary, pension and allowances of the chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission bore by the consolidated fund of India.

    8. Which of the following is not matched correctly?

    (a) Article 315: Formation of Public Service Commission for Union and States

    (b) Article 316: Appointment and tenure of members

    (c) Article 320: The functions of Public Service Commissions

    (d) Article 322: Dismissal of members of Public Service Commission

    Answer d

    Explanation: Article 322 of the Indian constitution is related to the expenses of the Public Service Commissions.

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