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    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. The term of the members of a State Public Service Commission is of
      (Article 316)
      (A) 5 years
      (B) 6 years
      (C) 10 years
      (D) None of the above
    2. Under Article 321 of the Constitution, the power to extend functions of the Union Public Service Commission has been vested in the
      (A) Chairman of the Commission
      (B) Ministry of Home Affairs
      (C) Parliament
      (D) President
    3. The Union Public Service Commission has advisory power in the
      following matters:
      (Article 320)
      (A) Methods of recruitment to Civil service
      (B) Disciplinary matters affecting a public servant
      (C) Both of the above
      (D) None of the above
    4. Finance Commission consists of
      (A) Chairman and three other members
      (B) Chairman and four other members
      (C) Four whole time members
      (D) Five members
    5. Provisions relating to Union Public Service Commission and State
      Public Service Commissions are contained in
      (A) Part XIV Chapter I, Articles 315-323
      (B) Part XIV Chapter II, Artic1es 315-323
      (C) Part XIV Chapter I, Articles 308-318
      (D) Part XIV Chapter II, Articles 308-318
    6. A member of a State Public Service Commission can be removed on
      the ground of misbehavior only after the enquiry has been held by
      (A) Joint Parliamentary Committee.
      (B) Committee constituted by the Governor of the concerned State.
      (C) High Court of the concerned State.
      (D) Supreme Court of India.
    7. Finance Commission is constituted by the President every
      (A) 2 years
      (B) 3 years
      (C) 4 years
      (D) 5 years
    8. The Union Public Service Commission submits its annual report on its
      work to
      (A) the Chief Justice of India
      (B) the Parliament
      (C) the President
      (D) the Union Home Minister
    9. The Election Commission is responsible for the conduct of election to
      (A) Parliament
      (B) State Legislature
      (C) Offices of President and Vice President
      (D) All of the above

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. The members of UPSC hold the office
      a) during the pleasure of President
      b) as long as they enjoy the confidence in Parliament
      c) for life or till they attain the age of 70 years
      d) for the term of the six years or till they attain the age of 65 years
    2. The Election Commission is responsible for the conduct of election to
      a) Parliament
      b) State Legislature
      c) Office of President and Vice President
      d) All the above
    3. Chairman and other members of the Union and State Public Service
      Commission are appointed by
      a) the President
      b) the President and Governor of respective States
      c) the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of respective States
      d) Both (a) & (c)
    4. The Chief Election Commissioner is
      a) appointed by Home Minister
      b) appointed by Prime Minister
      c) elected by Parliament
      d) appointed by the President
    5. Under Article 321 of the Constitution, the power to extend functions of
      the Union Public Service Commission has been vested in the
      a) Ministry of Home Affairs
      b) Parliament
      c) Chairman of the Commission
      d) President
    6. Which Article of the Constitution provides for the appointment of
      Comptroller and Auditor General
      a) Article 78
      b) Article 148
      c) Article 178
      d) Article 238
    7. How many languages are present in the Eighth Schedule of the
      Constitution?
      a) 16
      b) 18
      c) 20
      d) 22

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1. UPSC submits its Annual Report on its work to
      (A) The Parliament
      (B) The Union Home Minister
      (C) The President
      (D) The Chief Justice of India
    2. The Chief Election Commissioner is
      (A) Elected by Parliament
      (B) Appointed by Home Minister
      (C) Appointed by Prime Minister
      (D) Appointed by President
    3. Finance Commission is constituted by the President every
      (A) 2 years
      (B) 3 years
      (C) 5 years
      (D) 7 years
    4. The Vote value of the voters in the President Election in India are based
      on the population count of the respective State for the year,
      (A) 2010
      (B) 1969
      (C) 1971
      (D) 1991
    5. Article 340 of the Constitution of India deals with
      (A) Finance Commission
      (B) Election Commission
      (C) Backward Classes Commission
      (D) UPSC
    6. The UPSC has to serve only
      (A) Selected States
      (B) Entire Nation
      (C) Union Territories
      (D) Depends on President’s will
    7. National Development Council is
      (apex & advisory body)
      (A) Political body
      (B) Non-political body
      (C) Statutory body
      (D) None of the above
    8. The Chairman of the Public Service Commission of a State can be
      removed from his office by
      (A) The President of India
      (B) The Governor of the State
      (C) The Legislative Council of the State
      (D) The High Court of the State
    9. Under Article 321 of the Constitution of India the power to extend
      functions of the Union Public Service Commission has been vested in the
      (A) President of India
      (B) Parliament
      (C) Chairman of the Commission
      (D) Ministry of Home Affairs

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes was created by –
      (2003)
      (A) 87th Amendment
      (B) 88th Amendment
      (C) 89th Amendment
      (D) 92th Amendment
    2. Which amendment authorised the govt. to fill the backlog of vacancies for the Scheduled Castes (15%) and Scheduled Tribes (7.5%) as these two vacancies are to be treated as a separate class of vacancies to be filled in any succeeding year or years ?
      (A) 81st
      (B) 85th
      (C) 86th
      (D) None of the above
    3. Which amendment empowered the state to make Provisions for
      reservation in promotion in government jobs in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ?
      (1995)
      (A) 74th Amendment
      (B) 75th Amendment
      (C) 77th Amendment
      (D) None of the above
    4. Which one of the following amendments was concerned with the
      extension of reservation of seats for the Scheduled Castes ?
      (A) 8th Amendment
      (B) 23rd Amendment
      (C) 45th Amendment
      (D) All of the above
    5. Which one of the following amendment of the Constitution did away with the privileges and concessions enjoyed by the I.C.S. Officers ?
      (1972)
      (A) 24th Amendment
      (B) 28th Amendment
      (C) 29th Amendment
      (D) 42th Amendment
    6. Which amendment accorded statutory status to the Commission for
      Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ?
      (A) 64th
      (B) 65th (1990)
      (C) 68th
      (D) 70th
    7. Which among the following committees recommended to set up an
      “Equal Opportunity Commission” ?
      (2014)
      (A) Sarkaria Commission
      (B) Sachar Committee
      (C) Bhagawati Committee
      (D) Chawla Committee
    8. Article 280 of the Indian Constitution lays down the establishment of the

      (A) Planning Commission
      (B) Inter-State Council
      (C) River waters Tribunal
      (D) Finance Commission
    9. Members of the Union Public Service Commission can function as
      members up to the age of —
      (A) 60 years
      (B) 58 years
      (C) 62 years
      (D) 65 years

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. The members of UPSC can be removed from the office before the
      expiry of the term by the
      (A) Prime Minister
      (B) Chairman of UPSC
      (C) President on recommendation of Supreme Court
      (D) Prime Minister on recommendation of Supreme court
    2. The Composition of UPSC
      (A) Has been laid down in the Constitution
      (B) Is determined by Parliament
      (C) Is determined by President
      (D) Is determined by Home Ministry
    3. Which Article of the Constitution of India provides that it should by the endeavor of every State and every local authority to provide adequate facility for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education to linguistic minority groups :
      (A) Article 349
      (B) Article 350
      (C) Article 350-A
      (D) Article 351
    4. The first Election Commissioner of India was :
      (A) Sukumar Sen
      (B) Dr. Nagendra Singh
      (C) S.P. Sen Verma
      (D) K.V.K. Sundaram
    5. The Constitution of India provides that “it shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language”. It is found in
      (A) Article 49
      (B) Article 149
      (C) Article 351
      (D) Article 355
    6. English is the official language of which one of the following States ?
      (A) Nagaland
      (B) Assam
      (C) Manipur
      (D) Tripura
    7. Point out the correct statement :
      1. Originally the Constitution of India had 14 languages in the 8th schedule
      2. Currently there are 22 languages in the Constitution of India
      (A) 1 correct
      (B) 2 not correct
      (C) Both 1 and 2 are correct
      (D) Both 1 and 2 are incorrect
    8. Which of the following funds/authorities/ bodies can be audited by the
      CAG ?
      1. Consolidated Funds of Union Government, State, U.Ts having legislative
      Assemblies
      2. Contingency Funds of India
      3. Public Accounts of States
    9. Receipts and expenditure of PPP (Public Private Partnership)
      (A) 1, 2, 3 only
      (B) 1, 2 only
      (C) 1, 3 only
      (D) All
    10. What is the criteria for a regional party to be recognised as a national
      party ?
      (A) Must be recognised in at least 4 states
      (B) Must be recognised in at least 3 states
      (C) To get 1/10th seats in the Lok Sabha
      (D) Must get 1/10th seats in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
    11. Choose the incorrect statement among the following :
      (A) The National Commission for S.C. is a 6 member body
      (B) National Commission for S.C. is a constitutional body established with a view to provide safe-guards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes.
      (C) The first commission came into being on Aug, 1978
      (D) The Commission enquires into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the Scheduled Castes
    12. With reference to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
      consider the following statements :
      1. Only a retired Chief Justice of India can become a Chairman of NHRC
      2. The Chairman can be re-appointed
      Which of the statements above is/are correct ?
      (A) 1 only
      (B) 2 only
      (C) Both 1 & 2
      (D) Neither 1 nor 2
    13. The jurisdiction of the Union Public Service Commission can be
      extended by :
      (A) Government by a resolution
      (B) President
      (C) Parliament
      (D) (B) or (C) depending on the type of extension
    14. Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is
      dealt within :
      (A) Part XII of Constitution of India
      (B) Part XIII of Constitution of India
      (C) Part XIV of Constitution of India
      (D) Part XVI of Constitution of India
    15. The Constitution of India has defined which of the following ?
      1. Scheduled Caste
      2. Scheduled Tribe
      3. Anglo Indians
      Select the correct answer
      (A) 1 and 2 only
      (B) 1, 2 and 3 only
      (C) 3 only
      (D) 2 and 3 only
    16. Which of the following articles correctly matched ?
      (A) Election Commission – Art 324
      (B) Finance Commission – Art 200
      (C) Attorney General – Art 176
      (D) National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes – Art 320
    17. Who was the first woman to become a Chief Election Commissioner of
      India ?
      (A) V. S. Ramadevi
      (B) G. D. Das
      (C) S. K. Bedi
      (D) R. M. Nikam
    18. Which Article of the Indian Constitution empowers the President, to
      appoint a Commission to investigate the condition of the backward classes in general and suggest ameliorative measures ?
      (A) Article 340
      (B) Article 342
      (C) Article 344
      (D) Article 339
    19. Which Constitutional Amendment Act, provided reservation in
      admissions in private un-aided educational institutions for students belong to Scheduled Caste/Tribes and other Backward Classes ?
      (A) 92nd Amendment Act
      (B) 93rd Amendment Act
      (C) 94th Amendment Act
      (D) 95th Amendment Act
    20. Though all government servants hold office during the pleasure of the
      President or the Governor (as the case may be), two procedural safeguards are provided for the security of tenure of ‘civil servants’ as
      distinguished from military personnel by the Constitution of India –
      1. A civil servant shall not be dismissed or removed by any authority
      subordinate to that by which he was appointed
      2. No dismissal, removal or reduction in rank shall be ordered against a civil servant unless he has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of the charges brought against him
      (A) 1 correct
      (B) 2 correct
      (C) Both 1 and 2 correct
      (D) 1 correct, 2 incorrect
    21. Point out what is not the primary function of the Finance Commission
      in India
      (A) Prepare estimates of consolidated fund of India
      (B) Distribution of net proceeds of taxes between the Centre and the States
      (C) Determine factors governing grants-in-Aid to the States
      (D) Recommend to the President the measures needed to augment the
      consolidated Fund of a State
    22. Choose the correct statement/statements :
      1. Right to vote is not a Fundamental Right but a Constitutional one
      2. Prisoners and under trials in India do not have the right to vote
      (A) 1 Only
      (B) 2 only
      (C) Both
      (D) None
    23. The voting age in India was reduced from 21 years to 18 years by the
      (A) 61st Amendment Act
      (B) 63rd Amendment Act
      (C) 64th Amendment Act
      (D) 69th Amendment Act
    24. Within what time should information be provided under RTI in case of
      life and personal liberty of a person ?
      (Section 7(1) of Right to Information Act, 2005)
      (A) 24 Hrs.
      (B) One Week
      (C) 48 Hrs.
      (D) 30 Days
    25. Right to Information Act came into force in
      (A) 12th Oct, 2005
      (B) 12th Oct, 2006
      (C) 12th Oct, 2007
      (D) 12th Oct, 2008

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1. The first Election Commissioner of India was :
      (A) S.S. Verma
      (B) B.C.Roy
      (C) Sukumar Sen
      (D) H. J. Kania
    2. The first Finance Commission was constituted in :
      (Chairman – K.C.Niyogi)
      (A) 1951
      (B) 1962
      (C) 1947
      (D) 1952
    3. Who was the Chairman of 13th Finance Commission of India ?
      (A) Y. S. P. Thorat
      (B) T. S. Vijayan
      (C) Vijay Kelker
      (D) S. Tendulkar
    4. The specific purpose of Finance Commission to make
      recommendations in respect of
      (A) Financial Liberalisation of the economy
      (B) Planned expenditure of the Central and State Govts.
      (C) The division and distribution of taxes between the Union and the States
      (D) Non-planned expenditure of the Central Govt.
    5. Who of the following constitutes a Finance Commission for India ?
      (A) The President of India
      (B) The Prime Minister
      (C) The Union Finance Minister
      (D) The Union Cabinet
    6. The term of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is :
      (A) 6 years
      (B) 65 years
      (C) 6 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier
      (D) None of the above
      7. The Chairman and members of the UPSC hold office for a term of :
      (A) Three years
      (B) Four years
      (C) Five years
      (D) Six years or until he attains the age of 65 years

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