Following are the 100 ACS Prelims 2015 Questions & their answers are included here to get a clear idea, what is the structure of questions coming in examination. From here candidates are able to learn the foremost topics, which are given priority in exams.
1. Who philosophized about the ideal State in his work, Utopia?
Ans: d. Sir Thomas More
2. “Political party is an organized body with voluntary membership”. Who said this?
Ans: a. Finer
3. Seriously questioning the validity of party system, the idea of ‘partyless democracy’ was projected by
Ans: b. Jaiprakash Narayan
4. Who said that Civil Service is a ‘professional body of officials, permanent, paid and skilled’?
Ans: b. Finer
5. The Marxist theory of development is primarily based on
Ans: c. the theory of surplus value
6. Lucian Pye has described the characteristics of political development as
Ans: c. equality, capacity and differentiation
7. Gulick and Urwick coined the term ‘POSDCORB’ to promote how many principles of administration?
Ans: c. Seven
8. The Administrative Staff College of India was established in
Ans: b. 1956
9. The study of the political system of a country at one time, in all its contents, is known as the
Ans: b. comparative approach
10. The entitlement theory of property has been propounded by
Ans: c. Nozick
11. The concept of ‘Rule of Law’ is usually followed in a country which has
Ans: a. monarchy
12. The three most prominent exponents of social contract theory are
Ans: b. Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau
13. A modern State is described as a/ an
Ans: b. welfare State
14. “Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” Who said this?
Ans: c. Mill
15. Fabianism made its appearance in
Ans: d. England
16. “Socialism is like a hat, which has lost its shape, because everyone wears it.” Who said this?
Ans: d. C.E.M. Joad
17. “1 am the State”. Who said this?
Ans: d. Louis XIV of France
18. The concept of political sovereignty is associated with
Ans: c. Rousseau
19. The British monarch is a good example of which type of sovereignty?
Ans: c. Titular
20. External sovereignty means
Ans: a. right of the States to act without outside restriction
21. Who enunciated the principle of the ‘greatest good of the greatest number’?
Ans: a. Bentham
22. “Vox populi, vox dei.”Who said this?
Ans: c. Rousseau
23. Who enunciated the theory of ‘socialism in one country’?
Ans: c. Stalin
24. “War is to man what maternity is to moman”. Who said this?
Ans: b. Mussolini
25. Which of the following has been wrongly listed as an essential attribute of democracy?
Ans: d. Equality of Property
26. The bicameral legislature was proposed at the Centre by the
Ans: c. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms Act, 1919
27. Who among the following Prime Ministers did not head a minority government?
Ans: b. V.P. Singh
28. In India, a person can be a member of Cabinet without being a member of the parliament for a maximum period of
Ans: b. six months
29. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee is submitted to the
Ans: c. Lok Sabha
30. To which one of the following categories does the Right to Property belong in India?
Ans: b. Legal Rights
31. Right to Freedom is guaranteed by which Article?
Ans: c. Article 19
32. The Lokayukta Act was first passed in
Ans: a. Maharashtra
33. Who among the following has described the Indian Constitution as quasi-federal?
Ans: a. K.C. Wheare
34. India borrowed the idea of Concurrent List from the Constitution of
Ans: d. Australia
35. The person associated with PIL is
Ans: b. Justice Bhagawati
36. A proclamation of National Emergency must be placed before the Parliament for its approval
Ans: a. within one month
37. Who presides over the Joint Session of the Union Parliament?
Ans: d. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
38. The minimum age to become the Prime Minister of India is
Ans: b. 25 years
39. Who was called the father of the Lok Sabha?
Ans: c. G.V. Mavalankar
40. Which of the following Constitutional Amendment Acts makes the President legally bound to act according to the advice of the Union Ministry?
Ans: b. 42nd Amendment Act
41. “The Governor is a bird in the golden cage”. Who said this?
Ans: b. Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
42. Which Article of the Constitution directs the State to organize Panchayati Raj?
Ans: c. Article 40
43. Under the Act of 1994, a Gaon Panchayat is envisaged for a group of villages whose population is
Ans: a. not below 6000 and not above 10000
44. Who elects the President of a Gaon Panchayat?
Ans: b. Voters of the Gaon Panchayat area
45. The Assam Panchayat Act, 1994 became effective from
Ans: b. 5th May, 1994
46. Who can confer additional functions to the UPSC?
Ans: a. The President of India
47. In which year was the 73rd Amendment Act passed?
Ans: a. 1990
48. In which year was the Guwahati Municipal Corporation formed?
Ans: c. 1974
49. The expenses of a State Public Service Commission are charged on the
Ans: a. Consolidated Fund of India
50. Which Article of the Indian Constitution provides for the creation of Public Service Commissions for the Union and the States?
Ans: a. Article 310
51. International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed on
Ans: b. 29th May
52. Which of the following decisions in the General Assembly of the United Nations requires a two-thirds majority?
Ans: d. All of the above
53. The UNO adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in the year
Ans: d. 1948
54. In which year was the UN established?
Ans: c. 1945
55. Which of the following is the largest organ of the UNO?
Ans: c. Economic and Social Council
56. Who signed the Atlantic Charter?
Ans: c. Roosevelt and Churchill
57. Who is the present Secretary General of the UNO?
Ans: a. António Guterres
58. ‘Veto’ in the UN Secretary Council is
Ans: b. the negative vote exercised by a permanent member which goes against the resolution of the Security Council
59. The United Nations Charter was signed for the first time in
Ans: c. San Francisco
60. The United Nations Organization came into existence as a result of
Ans: d. All of the above
61. Which of the following is correct about the UNO?
Ans: c. It can make only recommendations
62. When was the UN Peace Building Commission established?
Ans: c. December, 2005
63. The UN Decade for International Law was observed during
Ans: b. 1990-1999
64. UNICEF got the Nobel Peace Prize in the year
Ans: b. 1965
65. Hans Blix was the head of the UN body for
Ans: b. inspecting places in Iraq for verification of WMD
66. Decisions of the International Court of Justice are binding force
Ans: c. for all members of the UNO
67. The International Maritime Organization was established in the year
Ans: a. 1948
68. Who is the New President of the UN General Assembly?
Ans: d. Abdulla Shahid
69. Which one of the following is not a part of Millennium Development Goals?
Ans: d. Ensuring economic equality among nations
70. Who is the present UN Refugee Chief?
Ans: d. Filippo Grandi
71. Which of the following districts of India wins the UN Public Service Award for Eliminating Open Defecation, 2015?
Ans: a. Nadia
72. Which one of the following is the report that triggered the process of the UN reform?
Ans: a. Kofi Annan’s Report, 2005 entitled, in Larger Freedom
73. The United Nations Conference, well-known as Copenhagen, COP 15, dealt with the issue of
Ans: b. climate change
74. When was the UN General Assembly Resolution 2832 on the declaration of the Indian Ocean as a zone of peace adopted?
Ans: b. 1971
75. Under which Chapter and Article does the UN Security Council consider a threat to international peace and first explore the ways to settle the dispute peacefully?
Ans: a. Chapter VI, Article 36
76. Which one of the following is a convention in the British constitutional system?
Ans: a. The Prime Minister must be a member of the House of Lords
77. Which of the following marked the beginning of the constitutional developments in Great Britain?
Ans: a. Magna Carta
78. The Cabinet was for the first time accorded legal recognition in Britain in
Ans: c. 1937
79. Any proposal for the Amendment of the US Constitution in order to be valid must be ratified by
Ans: c. 38 States
80. The real starting point of the doctrine of ‘Judicial Review’ in the USA was the verdict given in the case of
Ans: a. Marbury vs. Madison
81. While trying an impeachment against the President, the US Senate is presided over by the
Ans: c. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
82. ‘New Despotism’ in the context of the British political system refers to the increasing power of the
Ans: c. Civil Service
83. Filibustering refers to the practice of talking
Ans: d. loudly
84. Who wrote ‘Introduction to the Study of Law of the Constitution’ in 1885?
Ans: a. A. V. Dicey
85. Who decides whether a bill is a money bill or not?
Ans: c. Speaker
86. The supremacy of the House of Commons was established with the
Ans: a. Acts of 1911 and 1949
87. Who is the Presiding Officer of the House of Lords in England?
Ans: b. The Speaker
88. “The American Senate is the strongest of all the Upper Houses in the world today”. In the light of this statement, which one of the following is relevant?
Ans: a. All political appointments at the federal level made by the President are to be approved by the Senate
89. ‘It has been opined that without them, the British constitution is like a skeleton without blood and flesh.’ They are
Ans: b. conventions
90. Which one of the following is not the feature of the presidential form of government of the USA?
Ans: c. Fusion of power between Legislature and Executive
91. The House of Commons of England consists of
Ans: d. None of the above
92. Which One of the following Articles of the US Constitution vests the execution powers in the President?
Ans: b. Article 2
93. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was established in the year
Ans: b. 2009
94. The USA, who can use the ‘Pocket Veto’?
Ans: c. The President
95. The judges of the US Supreme Court hold office
Ans: d. Until death or removal by the Congress
96. Regarding types of Bills, which one of the following is not correct in England?
Ans: d. Political and Economic Bills
97. The US Constitution came into force in the year
Ans: d. 1789
98. The Magna Carta, the Glorious Revolution, and the writings of John Locke all contributed to Great Britain’s development of
Ans: b. parliamentary democracy
99. One common point of agreement between India and US federalism is that
Ans: a. residuary powers belong to the Centre
100. The US Constitution provides for dual citizenship for the people of the US. It means
Ans: a. a US citizen can claim the privileges of citizenship both inside and outside US