Following are the 100 ACS Prelims 2011 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.
ACS PRELIMS – 2011
Ans: b. Aristotle
2. The view that the State is a necessary evil, is associated with
Ans: a. Individualists
3. Which of the following universities contributed significantly towards the growth of Political Science as an academic discipline?
Ans: a. Johns Hopkins University
4. Who said ‘History without Political Science has no fruit; Political Science without History has no root’?
Ans: a. John Seely
5. The Divine Origin Theory of the State holds that
Ans: b. the State was created by God
6. The ethical jurisdiction for individuals was offered by
Ans: d. J.S Mill
7. Rousseau hailed from
Ans: c. France
8. Who said ‘Man is born-free, and everywhere he is in chain’?
Ans: c. Rousseau
9. The Social Contract Theory deals with the
Ans: d. origin of the State
10. Who among the following persons tried to combine political principles with moral values?
Ans: b. Mahatma Gandhi
11. Who among the following persons introduced local self government in India?
Ans: c. Lord Ripon
12. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly in
Ans: c. 1948
13. The term ‘State’ was introduced in the modern literature of Political Science for the first time by
Ans: d. Machiavelli
14. The main propounders of the Evolutionary Theory were
Ans: d. Burgess and Leacock
15. Democracy Is considered as a perverted form of government by
Ans: a. Aristotle
16. The Classical Theory of Democracy ts attributed to
Ans: d. ancient Greek philosophers
17. Rousseau championed the cause of
Ans: c. direct democracy
18. The Modern State has been described as
Ans: a. A welfare state
19. A welfare State
Ans: b. restricts individual liberty
20. Titular sovereign means
Ans: c. a person vested with all sovereign powers by the Constitution but whose powers are exercised by someone else
21. Who said ‘vox populi vox dei’?
Ans: b. Rousseau
22. Who among the following thinkers considers that liberty and equality are antagonistic
Ans: c. Acton
23. Who among the following thinkers advocated the principle of ‘survival of the fittest’?
Ans: c. Herbert Spencer
24. Who among the following thinkers is regarded as the father of Scientific Socialism?
Ans: b. Karl Marx
25. The Modern Democracy is known as
Ans: b. Representative democracy
26. Who made the statement ‘Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty’?
Ans: d. None of the above
27. ‘A unitary government is one in which all the authority and powers are lodged in a single centre whose will and agents are legally omnipotent over the whole area.’ Who said this?
Ans: a. Finer
28. In a democracy, the final authority rests with the
Ans: c. People
29. In the 20th century, greater emphasis was laid on
Ans: c. social and economic equalities
30. The power of ‘judicial review’ of the Supreme Court is
Ans: d. to review the orders of the executive and the laws of the Legislatures
31. Dicey’s principle of the ‘rule of law’ implies that
Ans: b. everybody is equal before law
32. The two most popular devices of direct democracy are
Ans: d. referendum and initiative
33. The System Approach was developed by
Ans: b. David Easton
34. Which of the following statements is correct?
Ans: a. Local government institutions are the administrative out posts of the Central or State government
35. Women in England got universal adult franchise on equal terms with men in
Ans: b. 1928
36. Among the following thinkers who said ‘If there is no opposition there is no democracy’
Ans: a. Jennings
37 Who among the following thinkers defined ‘democracy’ as ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’?
Ans: b. Abraham Lincon
38. Who among the following thinkers was not associated with the Liberal Theory of Democracy?
Ans: b. Karl Marx
39. The term ‘sovereignty’ has been derived from the Latin word
Ans: d. supranus
40. The Monistic Theory of Sovereignty means that
Ans: c. sovereignty resides in the king only
41 The Constitution of India was adopted on
Ans: b. 25th November 1949
42. ‘A State is known by the rights it maintains’. Who among the following thinkers said this?
Ans: a. Harold Laski
43. The objective Resolution was moved by Nehru in the year
Ans: a. 1946
44. Under which of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution can the President be impeached?
Ans: d. Article 61
45. Who among the following persons was the author of the book titled Grammar of Politics?
Ans: a. Harold Laski
46. The framers of the Indian Constitution borrowed parliamentary form of government from
Ans: b. U. K.
47. The secular nature of the Indian Constitution means that the State
Ans: d. has not official religion
48. Preamble of the Constitution means
Ans: b. the Preface of the Constitution
49. Education, which was initially a State List subject, was transferred to the Concurrent List by the
Ans: c. 42nd Amendment
50. The system of dyarchy was introduced in India under the Act of
Ans: b. 1919
51. Article 370 of the Constitution of India deals with
Ans: b. Special status of Jammu and Kashmir
52. The words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ were added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by the
Ans: c. 42nd Amendment
53. Who among the following is responsible for conducting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institution?
Ans: b. State Election Commission
54. Who among the following persons considered the Right to Constitutional Remedies as ‘heart and soul’ of the Constitution?
Ans: a. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
55. Which one of the following is the popularly elected house of the Indian Parliament?
Ans: a. Lok Sabha
56. The President of India can nominate
Ans: d. 12 members to the Rajya Sabha
57. The Delimitation Commission appointed
Ans: a. for the purpose of drawing up boundaries of the constituencies all over the country
58. The Rajya Sabha
Ans: b. has a maximum life of 6 years
59. The presiding officer of the Rajya Sabha is
Ans: b. the Vice-President
60. The seats of various states in the Lok Sabha are allotted on the basis of
Ans: d. population
61. The Directive Principles of State policy aim at establishing
Ans: b. social and economic justice in India
62. Which of the following statements is not correct?
Ans: d. System Approach does not seek to analyse international relations as a system of interactions which are interdependent and interrelated.
63. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha enjoys
Ans: a. the right to vote only in case of a tie
64. The oath of office of the President is conducted by the
Ans: c. Chief Justice of India
65. A proclamation of National Emergency must be placed before the Parliament for its approval within
Ans: a. one month
66. Before entering upon his office, the Governor of the State has to take an oath of office, which is administered to him by the
Ans: c. Chief Justice of the State High Court
67. The Chief Minister of a State is appointed by the
Ans: b. Governor of the State
68. The Supreme Court of India enjoys only
Ans: d. All of the above
69. The Chief Justice of the High Court is appointed by the
Ans: a. President of India
70. The members of the Constituent Assembly which enacted the Constitution of India were
Ans: c. elected by the Legislative Assembly of various provinces
71. Generally, the Legislative Council of a state is created or abolished on the recommendation of the
Ans: d. Legislative Assembly
72. The Principle of liberty, equality and fraternity was first seen in the
Ans: c. French Revolution of 1789
73. Which of the following parts of the Constitution of India deals with the Union Territories?
Ans: a. VIII
74. In the United States, pressure groups make concentrated efforts to influence the
Ans: b. Congress
75. The doctrine of ‘Judicial review’ in the U.S.A is
Ans: b. derived from the judicial decisions
76. The Social Welfare Theory of Rights is associated with
Ans: d. Bentham
77. General Will means the
Ans: d. will of the general public
78. Who among the following thinkers said that the British Constitution does not exist?
Ans: d. de Tocqueville
79. The Communist Manifesto was published in the year
Ans: d. 1848
80. The decision of the Supreme Court in the Golak Nath case was that
Ans: b. the Fundamental Rights could not be amended or abridged
81. Which one of the following statements is correct?
Ans: a. An unwritten Constitution is creation of customs and wages
82. Even today constitutional monarchy exists in
Ans: a. U.K.
83. The United Nations Organisation came into being on
Ans: b. October 24, 1945
84. Which one of the following is the Millennium Development Goal?
Ans: b. Women empowerment
85. Who among the following thinkers defines power as the ‘power of man and as a man’s control over the minds and actions of other man’?
Ans: c. Morgenthau
86. Which one of the following parliamentary committees in India acts as a watchdog on departmental expenditures and irregularities?
Ans: b. Public Accounts Committee
87. ‘The reorganization of States on linguistic basis, however necessary and desirable, had made people more conscious of their own languages.’ Who said this?
Ans: a. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
88. Which of the following States has no Legislative Council?
Ans: d. Rajasthan
89. In Which year the Assam Local Self-Government Act for the first time established the Panchayat System on a legal and formal basis?
Ans: d. 1915
90. The Sarkaria Commission was set up by Indira Gandhi in the year
Ans: c. 1983
91. In the U.S.A., the residuary powers or reserve of powers are
Ans: b. left to the States
92. The most powerful legislature in the world is
Ans: b. U.S. Congress
93. In which of the following countries was the modern form of federal government established?
Ans: c. U.S.A.
94. Which one of the following functions is not the concern of the local government?
Ans: d. Maintenance of public order
95. Where was the Parliamentary government first developed?
Ans: d. Britain
96. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly of India?
Ans: b. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
97. How many permanent members are there in the U.N. Security Council?
Ans: a. 5
98. In which of the following countries, does the Speaker continue to remain and behave as a party man?
Ans: b. U.S.A.
99. When is World Animal Day celebrated?
Ans: b. October 4
100. Where does the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have its headquarters?
Ans: b. Geneva