UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Questions (GS) – Test 6

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Test Paper

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Questions (GS) - Test 6

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Question 1
Unlike Speaker of Lok Sabha, Chairman of Rajya Sabha is not a member of Rajya Sabha. Can Chairman of Rajya Sabha vote in the Parliament?
A
Chairman of Rajya Sabha can vote in case of divide in the house.
B
Chairman of Rajya Sabha can vote in case of tie in the house.
C
Chairman of Rajya Sabha cannot vote in the house as he is not a member of Rajya Sabha.
D
Both A and B
Question 1 Explanation: 
Like Speaker of Lok Sabha, Chairman of Rajya Sabha too has casting vote.
Question 2
Which among the following statements are true?
  1. Disqualification of MPs due to defection is decided by speaker of Lok Sabha or Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
  2. Disqualification of MPs as per Representation of People's Act is decided by the President of India.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
Disqualification of MPs due to defection is decided by speaker of Lok Sabha or Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Disqualification of MPs as per Representation of People's Act is decided by the President of India in consultation with ECI.
Question 3
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1 and 2 only
Question 3 Explanation: 
NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India Aayog is a policy think-tank of government that replaces Planning Commission and aims to involve the states in economic policy-making in India
Question 4
Which among the following statements is/are true regarding Representation of Peoples Act (RPA) 1951?
  1. RPA Act 1951 deals with actual conduct of elections in India.
  2. RPA Act 1951 deals with qualification of electors in India.
  3. RPA Act 1951 deals with qualification of voters in India.
  4. RPA Act 1951 deals with de-limitation of constituencies.
A
1 and 2
B
1, 2 and 4
C
All the above
D
Neither of the above
Question 4 Explanation: 
RPA Act 1950 deals with qualification of voters in India and de-limitation of constituencies.
Question 5
Which among the following statements is/are true regarding miniature painting?
  1. The surviving examples of the Pala illustrated manuscripts mostly belong to the Mahayana School of Buddhism.
  2. The motivating force for the artistic activity in Western India was Jainism during 12th-16th century.
  3. Mughal painting is secular
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
All the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
The surviving examples of the Pala illustrated manuscripts mostly belong to the Vajrayana School of Buddhism.
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