UPSC  Politics

11. Which of the following is/are a part of the participatory development process?
1. State
2. NGOs
3. Pressure groups
4. Cooperatives
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1, 2 and 3 only 1 ,3 and 4 only 2 ,3 and 4 only 1 ,2, 3 and 4

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12. With reference to regionalism, consider the following statements:
1. Regionalism is a disintegrating force unlike nationalism which is a unifying force.
2. Regionalism is not conducive with the idea of federalism.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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13. In a democracy, civil services plays an important role in
1. policy making
2. policy implementation
3. socio-economic development
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1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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14. The collegiums system of appointment of judges has been criticized on the basis that it leads to
1. undue interference by executive.
2. submissiveness of puisne judges.
3. destruction of judicial independence
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1 and 2 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2, and 3

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15. The election process in India follows the First past the post (FPTP) system. THE FPTP system offers many advantages like
1. providing a proportionate outcome of seats based on votes.
2. less wastage of votes.
3. establishing a clear link between representatives and constituencies.
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1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 3 only 2 and 3 only

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16. With reference to government and governance, consider the following statements:
1. Government is the structure while governance is a process.
2. There can be governance without a government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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17. Apart from law making, Indian parliament also performs the function of
1. providing representation.
2. constraining executive power.
3. providing legitimacy to government.
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1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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18. The major benefits of federalism is/are
1. it helps in quick decision making.
2. it gives voice to regional interests.
3. it creates a network of checks and balances.
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1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 only 2 and 3 only

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19. Consider the following statements about private members :
1. MPs who are not ministers are called private members.
2. Private members can introduce a constitutional amendment bill.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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20. Which of the following actions can the parliament take with respect to any particular tax?
1. increase it
2. decrease it
3. abolish it
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1 and 2 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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