UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

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41. 

In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply?

1. It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger. 2. It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection; and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction.
3. It is endemic to a particular region of India. 4. Both (b) and (c) stated above are correct in this context.



42. 

In India, Judicial Review implies

1. the power of the Judiciary to pronounce upon the constitutionality of laws and executive orders. 2. the power of the Judiciary to question the wisdom of the laws enacted by the Legislatures.
3. the power of the Judiciary to review all the legislative enactments before they are assented to the President. 4. the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgements given earlier in similar or different cases.



43. 

With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events:

1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
2. Quit India Movement launched
3. Second Round table Conference

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events ?

1. 1-2-3 2. 2-1-3
3. 3-2-1 4. 3-1-2



44. 

Consider the following statements :

1. Tax revenue as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade.
2. Fiscal defict as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



45. 

Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the following sites?

1. Corbett National Park 2. Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary
3. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary 4. Sariska National Park



46. 

Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President’s rule in a State:

1. Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly
2. Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State
3. Dissolution of the local bodies

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 1 and 3 only
3. 2 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



47. 

Which of the following are envisaged by the Right against Exploitation in the Constitution of India

1. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour
2. Abolition of untouchability
3. Protection of the interests of minorities
4. Prohibition of employment of children in factories and mines

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1. 1, 2 and only 2. 2, 3 and 4 only
3. 1 and 4 only 4. 1, 2, 3 and 4



48. 

Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?

1. Sumatra 2. Borneo
3. Java 4. Sri Lanka



49. 

Out of the following statements, choose the one that brings out the principle underlying the Cabinet from of Government:

1. An arrangement for minimizing the criticism against the Government whose responsibilities are complex and hard to carry out to the satisfaction of all 2. A mechanism for speeding up the activities of the Government whose responsibilities are increasing day by day.
3. A mechanism of parliamentary democracy for ensuring collective responsibility of the Government of the people. 4. A device for strengthening the hands of the head of the Government whose hold over the people is in a state of decline.



50. 

Which one of the following is not a feature of Indian federalism?

1. There is an independent judiciary India. 2. Powers have been clearly divided between the Centre and the States.
3. The federating units have been given unequal representation in the Rajya Sabha. 4. It is the result of an agreement among the federating units.