Indian Polity and Governance – Miscellaneous Topics – Old Year Questions

1. U.N.O. was founded in –

(a) 1944
(b) 1945
(c) 1946
(d) 1947

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


2. When is the ‘United Nations Day’ observed?

(a) 27th October
(b) 24th October
(c) 26th October
(d) 15th October

[M.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


3. The number of permanent members in the United Nations Security Council is :

(a) 6
(b) 5
(c) 4
(d) 3

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2003]


4. Which one of the following is not basic element of the citizen charter?

(a) Description of services being provided by department of the agency
(b) Promotion of various methods to get benefi t from the services available
(c) To expect any public record
(d) Provision for the inspection of the agency’s work

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


5. Which of the following is not a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council?

(a) Germany
(b) France
(c) Great Britain
(d) China

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


6. Which of the following countries was NOT elected in June 2020 as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council for the year 2021-22?

(a) Ireland
(b) Norway
(c) Mexico
(d) Canada

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


7. According to United Nations Charter which of the following statements is not true regarding exercise of veto power in the Security Council?

(a) For Security Council decision on every procedural matter there should be 9 affirmative votes of its members including the 5 votes of five permanent members.
(b) Every permanent member of Security Council may by use of Veto Power, withhold acceptance on any decision.
(c) The word ‘Veto’ has been used under Article 27 of UN Charter so that any permanent member may stop a resolution going to be passed with a majority
(d) Any member of Security Council may use Veto Power to stop a resolution going to be passed with a majority.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1994]


8. Consider the following statements :

1. ‘Right to the City’ is an agreed human right and the UN-Habitat monitors the commitments made by each country in this regard.
2. ‘Right to the City’ gives every occupant of the city the right to reclaim public spaces and public participation in the city.
3. ‘Right to the City’ means that the State cannot deny any public service or facility to the unauthorized colonies in the city.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2021]


9. Consider the following statements :

1. The United Nations Convention against Corruption(UNCAC) has a ‘Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air’.
2. The UNCAC is the ever-first legally binding global anti-corruption instrument.
3. A highlight of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is the inclusion of a specific chapter aimed at returning assets to their rightful owners from whom they had been taken illicitly.
4. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated by its member States to assist in the implementation of both UNCAC and UNTOC.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2, 3, and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


10. Who among the following has been the first African U.N. Secretary-General?

(a) Ban Ki-Moon
(b) Javier Perez De Cuellar
(c) Boutros-Boutros Ghali
(d) U-Thant

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


11. Who is the present Secretary General of the United Nations Organization?

(a) Ban Ki-Moon
(b) Antonio Guterres
(c) Kofi Annan
(d) Kurt Waldheim

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


12. Which U.N. Secretary General served for the longest period?

(a) Trygve Lie
(b) Kurt Waldheim
(c) Xavier Peres De Cuillar
(d) U. Thant

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006 (*)]


13. The head of state of the United Kingdom is

(a) Queen Elizabeth I
(b) Queen Elizabeth II
(c) Queen Elizabeth III
(d) Queen Elizabeth IV
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


14. The world’s main languages are –

(1) Chinese
(2) English

(3) Hindi
(4) Spanish

Which one of the given languages is not an official language of United Nations, choose correct answer using code below –


(a) Chinese
(b) English
(c) Hindi
(d) Spanish

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2002, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2003]


15. Which are the official languages of the U.N.O.?

(a) English, French, and Russian
(b) English, French, German, and Russian
(c) English, French, Russian, Chinese and Hindi
(d) English, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Spanish

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


16. Who among the following has been the first person to deliver his speech in Hindi at U.N.O.?

(a) Swami Vivekananda
(b) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(d) None of the above

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


17. Who was the Permanent Representative of India to the UN before Syed Akbaruddin?

(a) Hardeep Singh Puri
(b) Shashi Tharoor
(c) Asoke Kumar Mukerji
(d) Nirupam Sen
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


18. Who among the following is the first Indian transgender Judge?

(a) Sadhna Sharma, Chhattisgarh
(b) Chitra Barucha, Tamil Nadu
(c) Oman Kutty, Kerala
(d) Joyita Mondal, West Bengal

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


19. How many Articles are there in the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’?

(a) 29
(b) 28
(c) 30
(d) 32

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


20. The headquarters of the International Court of Justice is situated at:

(a) Hague
(b) New York
(c) Geneva
(d) Paris

[53rd to 55thB.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


21. Which statement is true in relation to the Protection of Human Rights Act?

(a) The Act came into force on 23rd September 1993.
(b) The Act came into force on 28 September 1993.
(c) The Act came into force on 23rd September 1995.
(d) The Act came into force on 28 September 1995.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) – 2018]


22. The Headquarters of the International Court of Justice is at

(a) Geneva
(b) Hague
(c) Chicago
(d) Switzerland

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


23. Under which one of the following Sections of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 has ‘protection of action taken in good faith’ been provided?

(a) Section 16 A
(b) Section 15 A
(c) Section 16 B
(d) Section 14 A

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) – 2018]


24. Amnesty International is –

(a) An agency of the United Nations to help refugees of civil wars.
(b) A Global Human Rights Movement.
(c) A non-governmental voluntary organization to help extremely poor people.
(d) An inter-governmental agency to cater to medical emergencies in war-ravaged regions.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


25. Amnesty International is an organization associated with

(a) Protection of women’s rights
(b) Protection of human rights
(c) Abolition of untouchability
(d) None of the above

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


26. Where is the BRICS Summit, 2019 scheduled to be held?

(a) Brazil
(b) India
(c) China
(d) Russia
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


27. Prior to Shri R. N. Pathak two Indian Judges elected to the International Court of Justice were –

(a) H. J. Kania and B. N. Rau
(b) J. C. Saha and A.N. Ray
(c) B. N. Rau and Nagendra Singh
(d) Nagendra Singh and A. N. Ray

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1996]


28. Which one is not related to the United Nations?

(a) General Assembly
(b) Amnesty International
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) Trusteeship Council

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


29. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the U.N.O.?

(a) Libya
(b) Iraq
(c) Switzerland
(d) Namibia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


30. ‘Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres),’ often in the news, is

(a) A division of the World Health Organization
(b) A non-governmental international organization
(c) An inter-governmental agency sponsored by the European Union
(d) A specialized agency of the United Nations

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


31. 10th December is celebrated as –

(a) Human Rights Day
(b) World Health Day
(c) U.N. Day
(d) Labour Day

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


32. The concept of Human Rights primarily emphasizes on

(a) Right to Property
(b) Right to equality
(c) Right to Religion
(d) Dignity of Man as a Human Being

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


33. Other than the Fundamental Rights, which of the following parts of the Constitution of India reflect/reflect the principles and provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)?

1. Preamble
2. Directive Principles of State Policy
3. Fundamental Duties

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


34. The concept of ‘Right to Service’ originated in

(a) The United States of America
(b) Switzerland
(c) Great Britain
(d) China

[Uttarkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


35. On the basis of a year of starting what will be the correct order from start to latest of the following Awards?

1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
2. Dhyanchand Award
3. Arjuna Award
4. Dronacharya Award

Codes :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 4, 3, 2, 1
(c) 3, 4, 1, 2
(d) 3, 2, 1, 4

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


36. When did the Government of India establish the independent Ministry for ‘Women and Child Development’?

(a) 1985
(b) 1986
(c) 1987
(d) 2006

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


37. Which Ministry of Government of India is related to India’s Foreign Trade Policy?

(a) Ministry of Defence
(b) Ministry of External Affairs
(c) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(d) Ministry of Home Affairs

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


38. International Day of Non-violence is observed on:

(a) 10th December
(b) 30th January
(c) 2nd October
(d) 23rd March

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


39. Who has authored ‘Gandhian Constitution for Free India’?

(a) Aruna Asaf Ali
(b) Achyut Patwardhan
(c) Shriman Narayan Agarwal
(d) Humayun Kabir

[R.A.S/R.T.S (Pre) 2018]


40. How many countries of the World have adopted a Compulsory Voting System?

(a) 32
(b) 25
(c) 24
(d) 22

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


41. The Electoral College for the United States Presidential Election is comprised of –

(a) Members of the United States Congress
(b) Members of the House of Representative
(c) Members of Senate
(d) None of them

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2008]


42. Where does the first primary take place in the election of U.S. President –

(a) New York
(b) New Hampshire
(c) Massachusetts
(d) California

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


43. In which country was the Presidential form of Government first formed?

(a) Yugoslavia
(b) Egypt
(c) Switzerland
(d) United States of America

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


44. Where was, the concept of a written Constitution, born?

(a) France
(b) United States of America
(c) Britain
(d) Switzerland

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


45. Which of the following may be considered a Pressure Group?

(a) Members of the Lok Sabha
(b) Members of a Panchayat
(c) Members of the Cabinet
(d) Members of a Trade Union

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


46. Larry Pressler is associated with –

(a) Ending of U.S. sanctions on military assistance to Pakistan.
(b) To strengthen cordial relations between U.S. and Pakistan.
(c) Criticizing the proposed Military help to Pakistan by the Clinton Administration.
(d) Announcement of candidate for Presidential elections.

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


47. ‘Pivot to Asia’ is the strategy of the foreign policy of

(a) India
(b) Japan
(c) China
(d) U.S.A.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


48. C.I.A. is the intelligence agency of –

(a) Russia
(b) England
(c) India
(d) U.S.A.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


49. Which of the following is not associated with NAFTA?

(a) Great Britain
(b) Canada
(c) Mexico
(d) None of the above

[B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


50. The Parliamentary form of Government first developed in

(a) Britain
(b) Belgium
(c) France
(d) Switzerland

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


51. Which of the following is the Centre of British News Papers –

(a) Wall Street
(b) First Street
(c) Fleet Street
(d) Press Street

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


52. Where was the ‘Festival of India’ organized for the first time outside India?

(a) Britain 1982
(b) France 1985
(c) America 1980
(d) Soviet Union 1983

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


53. Consider the following statements –

1. The Parliament of Russia is called the Federal Assembly.
2. The Council of the Federation is the Lower House of the Russian Parliament.
3. The name of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament is State Duma.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


54. Tass is the news agency of –

(a) Germany
(b) France
(c) Russia
(d) Iran

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


55. Chinese Parliament is known as –

(a) National Assembly
(b) National People’s Congress
(c) The National Parliament of China
(d) The House of Democracy of China

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


56. The political leadership of which country is known as ‘Princeling’?

(a) Japan
(b) Thailand
(c) China
(d) Belgium

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]


57. What is the name of China’s News Agency?

(a) China News
(b) China Times
(c) New China News Agency
(d) New China Report

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


58. What does ISI stand for?

(a) Inter-Services Intelligence
(b) Inter-State Intelligence
(c) India Security International
(d) None of the above

[M.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


59. ‘Dawn’ is a newspaper of which of the following countries?

(a) China
(b) U.S.A
(c) U.K
(d) Pakistan

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


60. What is “Mossad”?

(a) A Committee of Maulanas
(b) Israel’s intelligence agency
(c) Parliament of Iran
(d) Key of Morse Code

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


61. The Berber-speaking community which often happens to be in the limelight, lives in –

(a) Afghanistan
(b) Algeria
(c) Argentina
(d) Australia

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


62. Match the following:

A. Pressler Amendments  1. Bangladesh
B. Chakma Refugees  2. Gorbachev
C. Perestroika 3. Agreement between Israel and P.L.O.
D. 13th September 1993  4. Linking American assistance with development of nuclear capacity


(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 3 4 2 1

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


63. Which of the following countries have banned LTTE?

(a) India, Sri Lanka, France
(b) India, Sri Lanka, U.S.A.
(c) Sri Lanka, Nepal, India
(d) Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


64. The first Indian Prime Minister who visited Afghanistan was –

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) I.K. Gujaral
(c) A. B. Vajpai
(d) Man Mohan Singh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


65. The Parliament of Japan is known as –

(a) Riksdag
(b) Diet
(c) Cortez
(d) Sejim

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


66. Government Report of which of the following countries is known as ‘Yellow Book’?

(a) France
(b) Britain
(c) Italy
(d) Germany

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


67. Consider the following statements –

1. The Commonwealth has no charter, treaty, or constitution.
2. All the territories/countries once under the British Empire (jurisdiction/rule/mandate) automatically joined the Commonwealth as its members.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


68. What is that crime, which when tried is punishable, but when done the culprit crime doer cannot be punished?

(a) Murder
(b) Theft
(c) Suicide
(d) Rape

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


69. What is the Fourth Estate?

(a) The twelfth player in a cricket team
(b) A mode of transport in addition to road, rail and air
(c) A large agricultural cooperative organization
(d) Press

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


70. With reference to the National Calendar, which of the statements is/are correct?

1. The National Calendar of India is based on the Vikram Era.
2. The National Calendar was adopted on January 26, 1950.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


71. ‘Kisan Divas’ is celebrated on :

(a) October 23
(b) November 23
(c) December 23
(d) September 23

[U.P.P.S.C. (Pre) 2017]


72. Consider the following statements :

1. Aadhaar card can be used as proof of citizenship or domicile.
2. Once issued, the Aadhaar number cannot be deactivated or omitted by the Issuing Authority.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre.) 2018]


73. Consider the following statements :

1. Aadhaar metadata cannot be stored for more than three months.
2. The state cannot enter into any contract with private corporations for the sharing of Aadhaar data.
3. Aadhaar is mandatory for obtaining insurance products.
4. Aadhaar is mandatory for getting benefits funded out of the Consolidated Fund of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


74. The first Krishi Vigyan Kendra in India was established in the year :

(a) 1970
(b) 1972
(c) 1974
(d) 1976

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2017]


75. Which one of the following is not a principle of “Panchsheel”?

(a) Non-alignment
(b) Peaceful Co-existence
(c) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty
(d) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


76. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below:

List-I List-II
(Functionaries) (Oaths or affirmations)
A. President of India 1. Secrecy of Information
B. Judges of Supreme 2. Faithful discharge of Court Duties
C. Members of 3. Faith and Allegiance to Parliament the Constitution of India
D. Ministers for the 4. Upholding the sanctity of the Union the Constitution and the Law

Code :

(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 4 2 1
(d) 4 3 1 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


77. Which of the following was called as Economic Cabinet of India by Ashok Chandra?

(a) Planning Commission
(b) Finance Commission
(c) Central Cabinet
(d) Administrative Reform Commission

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


78. Meaning of Extra-Constitutional Right –

(a) That power which violates the limits of the Constitution.
(b) A person who has exceptional powers under the Constitution.
(c) That power which is not in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
(d) That official who has all the powers of the State during the proclamation of emergency.

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]