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    WBCS Preliminary Exam Sample Multiple Choice Questions MCQs- Indian Polity and Economy Part

    In West Bengal Civil Services (W.B.C.S) Preliminary Examination, there exists a total of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from eight different fields, each having 25 questions.Here we are providing only the questions that appeared from the Indian Polity And Economy Part of the W.B.C.S Preliminary previous years’ Question Paper.Continue Reading WBCS Preliminary Exam Sample Multiple Choice Questions MCQs- Indian Polity and Economy Part.

    1>> Panchayat system in India was introduced by the:
    • 73rd amendment of the Constitution
    • 72nd amendment of the Constitution
    • 70th amendment of the Constitution
    • 68th amendment of the Constitution
    2>> If withdrawal of a worker from employment does not create any output loss, this situation is known as:
    • Search unemployment
    • Voluntary unemployment
    • Disguised unemployment
    • Frictional unemployment
    3>> Land reforms largely benefitted the economic condition of:
    • Agricultural labourers
    • Bargadars
    • Small farmers
    • Co-operative farmers
    4>> Tertiary sector activities include:
    • Cottage industries
    • Mining activities
    • Construction activities
    • Infrastructure services
    5>> Plan finance creates increase of money supply if there is INCREASE IN:
    • taxes
    • In loan from the Reserve Bank of India
    • loan from commercial banks
    • loan from general public
    6>> In order to control inflationary price rise, Reserve Bank directs banks to:
    • Reduce rate of interest on credit
    • Reduce Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)
    • Increase Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
    • Buy bonds from capital market
    7>> Point out the false statement:
    India entered into financial structure reform by—
    • Increasing import restriction
    • Import liberalization
    • Opening of domestic market to the world trade
    • Devaluation of exchange rate
    8>> Existence of huge black money creates:
    • Increase in the inequality of income
    • Decrease in the quality of output
    • High living standard for all
    • Both the 2nd and 3rd
    9>> World Trade Organization (WTO) directed LDCs including India to:
    • Impose export subsidy
    • Bring in exchange control measures
    • Increase liberalization and co-operation in foreign trade sector
    • None of the above
    10>> Find out the statement which is false:
    Financial Structure reform needs—
    • Fall in government budget deficit
    • Increase in profitability of economic sectors
    • Reduce inflationary pressure
    • Increase in the balance of payment deficit
    11>> Education, under the Indian Constitution is included in:
    • The Union list
    • The State list
    • The concurrent list
    • None of the above
    12>> The age of retirement of the Supreme Court Judge is:
    • 70 years
    • 65 years
    • 62 years
    • 60 years
    13>> Find the incorrect statement:
    • President presides over cabinet meetings
    • The President is elected by the system of proportional representation
    • President is elected for a term of five years
    • The President can be removed by impeachment
    14>> Find out the incorrect statement:
    The Council of States Has—
    • no power over money bill
    • power over money bill
    • Has no effective control over the Executive
    • Is presided over by the Vice President of India
    15>> Which of the following is not included in the Fundamental Rights of the Constitution?
    •  Equality
    • Freedom
    • Exploitation
    • Adequate means of Livelihood
    16>> Which of the following problems is not encountered in the Indira Gandhi Canal command area?
    • Increase in soil salinity
    • Progressive waterlogging
    • Aeolian setting of the canal
    • Decline in water supply
    17>> New agri-structural strategy created special benefit for:
    • Small farmers
    • Big capitalist farmers
    • Agricultural laborers
    • Intermediate traders
    18>> Which one of the following sectors of Indian economy is state owned and its service sector is a public enterprise?
    • Irrigation
    • Agriculture
    • Forestry
    • Plantations
    19>> Apex bank for supplying agricultural credit is:
    • Reserve Bank of India
    • State Bank of India
    • NABARD
    • Both RBI and SBI
    20>> Structural reform of financial policy needs:
    • SLR to increase and CRR to fall
    • Both SLR and CRR to increase
    • Cut down of easy loan to priority sectors
    • None of the above
    21>> Revenue from agricultural income tax is collected and received by:
    • Only Union Government
    • Only State Government
    • Local Self Government
    • Both Union and State Government
    22>> Disinvestment policy implies:
    • Dissolving the public sector units (PSU)
    • Selling the equities of the PSUs to the open capital market
    • Increasing government share in the PSUs
    • None of the above
    23>> Major part of tax revenue in India comes from:
    • Direct taxes
    • Indirect taxes
    • Both Direct and Indirect taxes have equal share
    • None of the above
    24>> Term loan for expansion of industries in India is mainly provided by:
    • Commercial banks
    • Development banks
    • Reserve Bank of India
    • Co-operative banks
    25>> Attitude of present industry policy towards foreign direct investment is:
    • Total rejection of FDI
    • Increase in share of FDI
    • Decrease in share of FDI
    • None of the above
    26>> In which of the following plans did India experience two successive wars?
    • Second Five Year Plan
    • Third Five Year Plan
    • Fourth Five Year Plan
    • Fifth Five Year Plan
    27>> Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly?
    • B. R. Ambedkar
    • C. Rajagopalachari
    • Rajendra Prasad
    • Jawaharlal Nehru
    28>> The first plan holiday in independent India covered the period—
    • 1965-67
    • 1966-68
    • 1966-69
    • 1965-68
    29>> An economy may be analytically classified into—
    • Agriculture, Industry, Transport
    • Agriculture, Manufacturing, Services
    • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors
    • Primary, Manufacturing and Transport
    30>> The minimum age for being eligible to vote in the Indian Elections was reduced from 21 years to 18 years in the decade of—
    • 1960’s
    • 1970’s
    • 1980’s
    • 1990’s
    31>> Which of the following institutions of India is the chief advisory body on the distribution of tax revenue between the Center and the States?
    • The Planning Commission
    • The Finance Commission
    • The Lok Sabha
    • The Rajya Sabha
    32>> The credit co-operative institution at the village level is called—
    • Primary Agricultural Credit Society
    • Rural Agricultural Credit Society
    • Agricultural Loan Society
    • Rural Bank
    33>> NABARD is associated with—
    • Industrial development
    • Urban development
    • Rural development
    • Development of railways
    34>> If the rural landlord also supplies rural credit to the tenants, it is called:
    • Feudalism
    • Semi-feudalism
    • Capitalism
    • Capitalist farming
    35>> The term of office of a Rajya Sabha member is:
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 8 years
    36>> Industrial credit is available from:
    • IDBI
    • IFCI
    • SFCs
    • All of the above
    37>> Marginal workers are people with:
    • Less than 183 days of work in a census year
    • More than 183 days of work in a census year
    • Only 183 days of work in a census year
    • None of the above
    38>> The upper House of the State Legislature is called:
    • Lok Sabha
    • Rajya Sabha
    • Vidhan Sabha
    • Vidhan Parishad
    39>> The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is:
    • The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
    • The President of India
    • The Prime Minister of India
    • The Vice-President of India
    40>> The Railway Budget of India is:
    • A part of the Union Budget
    • A part of the State Budget
    • Separate from the Union Budget
    • None of the above
    41>> The local self-government of Kolkata is:
    • Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)
    • The Kolkata Corporation (KC)
    • Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA)
    • The Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT)
    42>> The leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha enjoys the rank of a:
    • Central Minister
    • Governor
    • High Court Judge
    • Supreme Court Judge
    43>> How many private commercial banks were nationalized in 1969?
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    44>> A bill of a state legislature becomes an Act when:
    • The Speaker signs it
    • The Governor of the State signs it
    • The Chief Minister signs it
    • The Departmental Minister signs it
    45>> The system of Indian democracy is:
    • By-party and Parliamentary in nature
    • Multi-party and Parliamentary in nature
    • Presidential form of Government
    • None of the above
    46>> The one rupee currency notes of India are issued by:
    • The Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
    • The Reserve Bank of India
    • The State Bank of India
    • None of the above
    47>> A ‘Mouza’ in the Indian census refers to:
    • Community development block
    • Revenue Village
    • Small police station
    • None of the above
    48>> The first five year plan in India was introduced in the year:
    • 1947
    • 1950
    • 1951
    • 1955
    49>> The EXIM bank of India deals with:
    • The peasants of India
    • The industrial workers of India
    • The exports and imports of India
    • The members of the Indian Parliament
    50>> Heavy industrialization was introduced in India in the:
    • First Five Year Plan
    • Second Five Year Plan
    • Third Five Year Plan
    • Fourth Five Year Plan
    51>> Which Article of the Constitution of India desires the organization of village panchayats?
    •  40
    •  41
    •  42
    •  43
    52>> Which Article of the Constitution of India deals with securing for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India?
    •  42
    •  43
    • 44
    • 41
    53>> Which is not the short term priorities of RBI as per Annual Report of RBI, 2014-1015?
    • Focus on bringing down inflation
    • Work with Government and Banks to speed up the resolution of distressed project
    • Support new lending
    • Ensure credit to PSUs
    54>> Which country stood second with respect to Foreign Direct Investment flow to India during 2013-14?
    • USA
    • Japan
    • Mauritius
    • UAE
    55>> Which sector is estimated highest with respect to FDI during 2014-15 in India?
    • Manufacturing
    • Financial Services
    • Retail and Wholesale trade
    • None of the above
    56>> The gross fiscal deficit in 2014-15 as percent to GDP of India
    • 6.9%
    • 5%
    • 3%
    • None of the above
    57>> The Planning Commission of India had introduced the decentralized planning in the country for the first time in India during ____________ Five Year Plan?
    • Sixth
    • Seventh
    • Tenth
    • None of the above
    58>> India took Annual Plans from—
    • 1969 – 1971
    • 1966 – 1969
    • 1968 – 1970
    • None of the above
    59>> During first Five Year Plan the national income was increased by _________.
    • 5%
    • 10%
    • 18%
    • None of the above
    60>> NITI Aayog is set up by—
    • A resolution by Union Cabinet
    • Amending the Constitution of India
    • Both of the above
    • None of the above
    61>> What is not true about New Suez Canal Project?
    • It would turn the zone into a global trade center
    • The project started in August, 14 and completed in August, 15
    • It comprises 72km of new channel and bypasses
    • It is the shortest sea-link between Asia and Africa
    62>> What is the number of members in the Public Accounts Committee of the Lok Sabha?
    • 7
    • 10
    • 15
    • 20
    63>> National Development Council was set up in—
    • 1950
    • 1951
    • 1952
    • 1954
    64>> How many Finance Commissions have submitted Reports so far?
    • Nine
    • Ten
    • Eleven
    • Twelve
    65>> The number of subjects enumerated in the concurrent list for purpose of Legislation is—
    • 40
    • 47
    • 50
    • 57
    66>> Any money bill cannot be introduced in the Parliament without the consent of the—
    • Prime Minister of India
    • Speaker of the Parliament
    • President of India
    • Union Finance Minister
    67>> Which of the following taxes is within the jurisdiction of the Central Government?
    • Corporation Tax
    • Professional Tax
    • Land Revenue
    • Excise on alcoholic liquors
    68>> Which Article of the Constitution of India defines the name and the territory of India?
    •  1
    •  2
    •  3
    •  4
    69>> Which part of the Constitution deals with citizenship?
    •  1
    •  2
    •  3
    •  4
    70>> Which Article of the Constitution of India gives a working definition of the Indian State?
    •  10
    •  11
    •  12
    •  13
    71>> Which Article of the Constitution of India abolishes ‘untouchability’ and its practice in any form?
    •  12
    •  15
    • 16
    •  17
    72>> Which Article of the Constitution of India guarantees to all citizens the freedom of speech and expression?
    •  16
    •  17
    •  18
    • 19
    73>> Which Article of the Constitution of India states that no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds?
    •  25
    •  26
    •  27
    •  28
    74>> Which Article of the Constitution of India states that subject to certain limitations, every religious denomination shall have the right to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes?
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    75>> Which Article of the Constitution of India states that no citizens shall be admission into any educational institution maintained by the State on receiving aid out of State funds on grounds only of religion, race, caste, language or any of them?
    • 26
    •  27
    • 28
    • 29
    76>> The service sector of India generates more than:
    • 33% of GDP
    • 40% of GDP
    • 42% of GDP
    • 50% of GDP
    77>> In the wake of the Stockholm Conference, the Government of India set up the National Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination in the year:
    • 1972
    • 1980
    • 1985
    • 1990
    78>> The Human Development Index was first introduced in the year:
    • 1980
    • 1990
    • 1995
    • 2000
    79>> The Second Five Year Plan of India was based on the:
    • Harrod-Domar Model
    • Solow Model
    • Mahalanobis Model
    • Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision
    80>> World Development Report is published by the:
    • United Nations Organization
    • Asian Development Bank
    • World Bank
    • World Trade Organization
    81>> The largest contributor to the gross domestic savings of India is the:
    • Household sector
    • Private cooperative sector
    • Public sector
    • Foreign sector
    82>> More than 50% of the working population in India depends on the:
    • Primary sector
    • Public sector
    • Tertiary sector
    • Industrial sector
    83>> The unorganized sector of India is characterized by more
    • currency transactions
    • bank transactions
    • barter transactions
    • foreign exchange transactions
    84>> The first railway line of India was operationalized in 1853 between:
    • Howrah and Delhi
    • Bombay and Thane
    • Howrah and Bombay
    • None of the above
    85>> In terms of population India ranks second in the world, while in terms of area India ranks:
    • First
    • Second
    • Seventh
    • Eighth
    86>> In India, non-agricultural income tax is levied:
    •  by the Center and fully distributed among the States
    • by the States
    •  appropriated by the Center
    •  by the Center and shared with the States
    87>> In India the Repo Rate is announced by:
    • Ministry of Finance, Government of India
    • Prime Minister of India
    • Reserve Bank of India
    • President of India
    88>> The Special Economic Zones Act was passed by Indian Parliament in 2005 and the Act came into force in:
    • 2006
    • 2009
    • 2014
    • 2016
    89>> ‘Economic Reforms’ were introduced in India in:
    • 1989
    • 1990
    • 1991
    • 1992
    90>> AGMARK is related to:
    • Industry
    • The Indian Railway
    • Agricultural goods
    • Agricultural finance
    91>> The SEBI was given statutory recognition in 1992 on the recommendation of:
    • Chakraborty Commission
    • Chelliah Committee
    • Tendulkar Committee
    • The Narasimham Committee
    92>> The Reserve Bank of India was established in the year:
    • 1930
    • 1935
    • 1947
    • 1951
    93>> Grants-in-aid are provided for in the Constitution of India under Articles:
    • 275 and 274
    • 276 and 275
    • 275 and 285
    • 282 and 275
    94>> The Panchayati Raj system of India has:
    • One-tier
    • Two-tiers
    • Three-tiers
    • Four-tiers
    96>> Which of the following was not included when the writing of the Constitution of India was completed on 29-11-1949?
    • Fundamental Rights
    • Fundamental Duties
    • President’s Rule
    • Emergency
    97>> To pass a money bill in the Parliament which of the following is not necessary?
    • Approval of the Lok Sabha
    • Finance Minister’s approval
    • Approval of the Rajya Sabha
    • None of the above
    98>> ‘Law and Order’ is included in the:
    • Concurrent List
    • State List
    • Union List
    • None of the above
    99>> The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is:
    • The leader of the opposition
    • Nominated by the President of India
    • The Vice-President of India
    • Nominated by the Vice-President of India
    100>> The first citizen of the Republic of India is:
    • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
    • President of India
    • Prime Minister of India
    • Speaker of the Lok Sabha

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    1 Comment

    1. Saikat Koley says:

      Thanks for these questions but where is the answer? without answer how we will evaluate us?

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