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BPSC Art and Culture Question Paper 2022 (English)

#1. What is the purpose of community development programme?

Ans: (E)

The Community Development Programme was inaugurated in 1952.

It is a multi project programme with the aim of an overall development of rural people.

This programme consisted of agriculture, animal husbandry, irrigation, cooperation, public wealth, education, social education, communication, village industries etc.

All of the above are the objectives of Community Development Program.

#2. Who is the highest civil service officer in the central government?

Ans: (D)

The Cabinet Secretary is the senior-most cadre post of the Indian Administrative Service, ranking eleventh on the Indian order of precedence.

#3. During the tenure of which Prime Minister was the Ninth Schedule reinstituted in the Constitution of India?

Ans: (A)

This question was taken from UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2019, the Ninth Schedule was brought in the Indian Constitution in 1951 by the first constitutional amendment to abolish Zamindari system. The Ninth Schedule contains a list of laws that cannot be challenged in courts.

Although inclusion of laws in the schedule is immune from judicial review, the apex court has said in the past that even laws under the Ninth Schedule would be open to scrutiny if they violated fundamental rights or the basic structure of the Constitution.

Ninth Schedule was inserted in the Indian constitution when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India.

#4. Which of the following constitutional treatments is also known as 'Post-mortem'?

Ans: (B)

Quo-Warranto is a remedy that is also called postmortem.

It means ‘by what authority or warrant’. It is issued by the court to enquire into the legality of claim of a person to a public office. Hence, it prevents illegal usurpation of public office by a person.

The writ can be issued only in case of a substantive public office of a permanent character created by a statute or by the Constitution. It cannot be issued in cases of ministerial office or private office.

#5. Under which schedule of the Constitution of India, the transfer of tribal land to private parties for mining can be declared null and void?

Ans: B

Fifth Schedule provisions in relation to the administration and control of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes. The rules of Land Transfer from the Schedule tribes to others are dealt under this provision.

#6. In which area the Rajya Sabha has the same capacity as the Lok Sabha?

Ans: (B)

Rajya Sabha has equal Status with Lok Sabha in the following matters.

1. Introduction and passage of ordinary bills.
2. Introduction and passage of Constitutional amendment bills.
3. Introduction and passage of financial bills involving expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India.
4. Election and impeachment of the president.
5. Election and removal of the Vice-President. However, Rajya Sabha alone can initiate the removal of the vice-president. He is removed by a resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha by a special majority and agreed to by the Lok Sabha by a simple majority.

#7. Which cadre of the following Fundamental Rights includes protection against which discrimination in the form of untouchability?

Ans: (D)

Article 17 of Indian constitution contains the provision for protection against untouchability. This comes under the Right to Equality.

It indicates to the equality in the eyes of law, discarding any unfairness on caste, creed, race, religion, birth place, sex. All human beings are equal in prestige and rights. Article 17 of the constitution abolishes the untouchability practices.

#8. Panchayati Raj system in India was started in which of the following state after Rajasthan?

​Ans: (C)

The Panchayati Raj system was first implemented Nagaur (in Rajasthan). The Andhra Pradesh was the second state to adopt it.

#9. When did the community development program start in India?

Ans: (C)

The Community Development Programme was inaugurated on October 2, 1952.
It is a multi project programme with the aim of an overall development of rural people.

#10. Panchayati Raj is the subject of which of the following?


Panchayati Raj is the system of political decentralization in India. This comes under State Subject.


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