Planning – Old Year Questions

1. Under the Constitution of India, Economic Planning is a subject :

(a) In the State List
(b) In the Union List
(c) In the Concurrent List
(d) Not specified in any list

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002, Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2002, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


2. The Development, Monitoring, and Evaluation Office, which monitors the progress of long-term policies in an attached office under :

(a) Prime Minister’s Office
(b) Ministry of Home Affairs
(c) Cabinet Secretariat
(d) NITI Aayog

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


3. Consider the following statements :
1. The National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission.
2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.
3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2013]


4. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) Neither the Finance Commission nor the Planning Commission is a constitutional body.
(b) The scope of the Finance Commission is limited to a review of the revenue segment of the budget, while the Planning Commission takes an overall review embracing both capital and revenue requirements of the States.
(c) No one can be a member of both the Finance Commission and the Planning Commission at the same time.
(d) There is no overlapping of work and responsibility of the Finance Commission and those of the Planning Commission.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


5. 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]


6. National Development Council :

(a) Prepares the general draft of Five Year Plans
(b) Monitors the implementation of Five Year Plans
(c) Review the National Plans
(d) Sets the target for every sector of the Plan

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


7. The National Development Council is mainly concerned with :

(a) Implementing plans
(b) Approval of Five Year Plans
(c) Approving and assessing major development projects in India
(d) Implementing community development programs

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, 2008,U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001, 2003]


8. Which one of the following is the Chairman of the National Development Council?

(a) Prime Minister of India
(b) Finance Minister of Govt. of India
(c) President of India
(d) Vice-President of India

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


9. The author of the book titled ‘Planning and the Poor’ is :

(a) D.R. Gadgil
(b) B.S. Minhas
(c) Charan Singh
(d) Rudra Dutt

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007, R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1998]


10. The National Development Council was constituted on :

(a) 16 August 1950
(b) 1 April 1951
(c) 6 August 1952
(d) 16 August 1952

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.S.C. (R.I.) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


11. Which is the final authority in India to approve Five Year Plans?

(a) Union Council of Ministers
(b) Planning Commission
(c) Prime Minister
(d) National Development Council

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


12. In which year was the ‘Planning Commission’ set up in India?

(a) 1950
(b) 1947
(c) 1948
(d) 1951

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


13. Planning commission is constituted in India :

(a) Under the Constitution
(b) Under an Act of the Parliament
(c) By a resolution of the Cabinet
(d) By a resolution of the Lok Sabha

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999, Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


14. The Planning Commission of India is :

(a) an autonomous body
(b) an advisory body
(c) a constitutional body
(d) a statutory body

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


15. The Planning Commission of India is a :

(a) Political body
(b) Non-Political body
(c) Quasi-Political body
(d) Statutory body

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


16. Which one of the following is not correct about NITI Aayog?

(a) It was set up to replace the Planning Commission.
(b) It has a full-time Chairman.
(c) It was set up in January 2015.
(d) It is based on the principle of Cooperative Federalism.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


17. NITI Aayog came into existence on :

(a) 1st January, 2014
(b) 1st June, 2014
(c) 1st January, 2015
(d) 1st June, 2015
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2017]


18. The Government of India has established NITI Aayog to replace the :

(a) Human Rights Commission
(b) Finance Commission
(c) Law Commission
(d) Planning Commission

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


19. ‘NITI Aayog’ has been formed to replace the Planning Commission on :

(a) Jan. 1, 2015
(b) Jan. 5, 2015
(c) Jan. 26, 2015
(d) Jan. 31, 2015
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


20. In the Government of India’s NITI Aayog, which is an economic policy-making think tank, what is the full form of NITI?

(a) National Internal Trade Information
(b) National Institution for Transforming India
(c) National Integrated Treaty Institute
(d) National Intellectual Training Institute
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


21. Which of the following is a Nodal Institution for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in India?

(a) Planning Commission
(b) Disinvestment Commission
(c) NITI Aayog
(d) Finance Commission

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


22. Who was the first Vice-Chairman of the NITI Aayog?

(a) Arvind Panagariya
(b) Raghuram Rajan
(c) Chandrashekhara Subramanyam
(d) Rajiv Kumar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


23. Who was the first Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog?

(a) Rajiv Kumar
(b) Amitabh Kant
(c) Arvind Panagariya
(d) Rao Inderjit Singh

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


24. Who among the following is the CEO of the NITI Aayog?

(a) Amitabh Kant
(b) S.S. Mundra
(c) Cyrus Mistry
(d) Soumya Kanti Ghosh
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


25. According to NITI Aayog which of the following States is at the top in the India Innovation Index 2019?

(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Haryana
(d) Karnataka

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


26. As per the latest report of the NITI Aayog, which of the following States has emerged as the fastest growing economy in India in 2014-15?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Bihar
(d) Goa

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


27. In NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019, Bihar scored :

(a) 30.12
(b) 30.13
(c) 32.11
(d) 32.12
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


28. Which one of the following statements is correct regarding the Planning Commission of India?

(a) There is no mention of the Planning Commission in the Constitution
(b) There is no fixed tenure for its deputy chairman and members
(c) There is no fixed qualification prescribed for its member
(d) All of the above

[Jharkhand P.S.C. (Pre) 2003]


29. Who among the following has not been the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in India?

(a) Dr. Manmohan Singh
(b) Pranab Mukherjee
(c) P. Chidambaram
(d) Montek S. Ahluwalia

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


30. Who among the following is the Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?

(a) Prof. A. M. Khusro
(b) N. K. P. Salve
(c) M. S. Ahluwalia
(d) None of the above

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


31. The ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission is :

(a) President of India
(b) Prime Minister of India
(c) Finance Minister of India
(d) Finance Secretary of India

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


32. Which of the following are associated with ‘Planning’ in India?
1. The Finance Commission
2. The National Development Council
3. The Union Ministry of Rural Development
4. The Union Ministry of Urban Development
5. Parliament
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 5 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


33. ‘India Vision 2020’ is prepared by :

(a) S.P. Gupta Committee
(b) Panth Committee
(c) Malhotra Committee
(d) Narasimham Committee

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


34. Planning was considered Prerequisite :
1. for balanced socio-economic development.
2. for extending the benefits of development in an even manner.
3. for focusing on the removal of regional disparities.
4. for maximizing the utilization of available resources.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2, 3, and 4
(d) All the four

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


35. The basic difference between imperative and indicative planning is that :

(a) in the case of imperative planning the market mechanism is entirely replaced by a command hierarchy, while in the case of indicative planning, it is looked upon as a way to improve the functioning of the market system.
(b) in the case of indicative planning, there is no need to nationalize any industry.
(c) in the case of indicative planning, all economic activities belong to the public sector, while in the other type, they belong to the private sector.
(d) it is easier to achieve targets in an imperative type of planning.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


36. At present, where from the maximum resources mobilized for India’s public expenditure under plans?

(a) From current receipts
(b) From abroad
(c) From public enterprises
(d) From borrowings
(e) From deficit

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


37. Under the Gadgil-Mukherjee Formula, the higher weightage is given to

(a) Performance
(b) Per Capita Income
(c) Population
(d) Special problems

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


38. ‘National Planning Committee’ was set up by :

(a) Jawaharlala Nehru
(b) A. Dalal
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

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


39. What is true for Planning in India?
1. In August 1937, the Congress Working Committee at its meeting in Wardha adopted a resolution of national reconstruction and social planning.
2. Subhash Chandra Bose, in his presidential speech at Haripura declared that the national state on the advice of the planning commission would adopt a comprehensive scheme.
3. Modi Government renamed ‘Planning Commission’ as ‘Niti Aayog’.
4. Subhash Chandra Bose announced the formation of a National Planning Committee with Jawaharlal Nehru as Chairman in 1938.

(a) 3 and 2 are true
(b) Only 3 is true
(c) All are true
(d) 1 and 3 are true

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


40. The Gandhian Plan was expounded in 1944 by :

(a) N.R. Sarkar
(b) Kasturi Bhai Lal Bhai
(c) Jayprakash Narayan
(d) Shriman Narayan Agarwal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2015]


41. Who among the following formulated the ‘Gandhian Plan’?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Sriman Narayan Agarwal
(c) M.N. Roy
(d) Mahalanobis

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


42. Who opposed Planned Development in India?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Indira Gandhi
(d) Rajiv Gandhi

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


43. Who amongst the following drafted the ‘Sarvodaya Plan’?

(a) M.N. Roy
(b) Jai Prakash Narayan
(c) Morarji Desai
(d) Shriman Narayan Agarwal

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


44. Consider the following about the ‘Rolling Plan’ :
I. A plan for the current year which includes the annual budget
II. A plan for a fixed number of years, say 3, 4 or 5
III. It is revised every year as per the requirements of the economy
IV. A perspective plan for 10, 15, or 20 years
Which of the above is correct?

(a) I and II
(b) I and III
(c) II and III
(d) I, II, III and IV

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



45. Consider the following statements about the ‘Rolling Plan’. It is :
1. a plan for a single year.
2. a plan that is determined for 3, 4, or 5 years.
3. renewed every year according to the necessities of the economy.
4. a prerequisite plan for 10, 15, or 20 years.
Of these,

(a) Only 1 and 2 are correct
(b) Only 1 and 3 are correct
(c) Only 2 and 3 are correct
(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4 are correct

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


46. ‘The Rolling Plan’ for backward countries was suggested by :

(a) G.. Myrdal
(b) W.A. Lewis
(c) R. Nurkse
(d) A. Samuelson

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


47. The ‘Rolling Plan’ concept in National Planning was introduced by :

(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) The National Front Government
(c) The Janata Government
(d) Rajiv Gandhi

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


48. In which one of the following years ‘Rolling Plan’ was in operation in India?

(a) 1968-69
(b) 1978-79
(c) 1988-89
(d) 1990-91

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


49. The major objective of Indian Five-Year Plans is :

(a) Equal distribution of wealth or income
(b) Self-reliance and reduction of dependence on foreign aid
(c) Development of backward class
(d) Increasing role of the Private sector

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


50. The period of the 12th Five-Year Plan is :

(a) 2007-2012
(b) 2012-2017
(c) 2010-2015
(d) 2006-2011

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


51. Which one of the following is the period of the 12th Five-Year Plan?

(a) 2011-2016
(b) 2012-2017
(c) 2013-2018
(d) 2010-2015

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


52. Which of the following is not a vision of the 12th Five-Year Plan :

(a) Real GDP growth rate of 8 percent
(b) Agricultural growth rate of 4 percent
(c) Headcount ratio of consumption poverty to be reduced by 10 percent points
(d) All of the above

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


53. During the 12th Five-Year Plan, the growth rate of agriculture, forestry, and fish farming has been estimated to be :

(a) 3.5%
(b) 4.0%
(c) 5.0%
(d) 5.5%

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


54. What is the expected target of development in the ‘vision paper’ of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) as accepted by the National Development Council?

(a) 7%
(b) 8%
(c) 9%
(d) 10%

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


55. During the Twelfth Five Year Plan, which one of the following average annual growth rate targets was envisaged for agriculture and allied sectors?

(a) 3.0 percent
(b) 3.5 percent
(c) 4.0 percent
(d) 4.5 percent
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


56. In the 12th Five-Year Plan, which among the following has the largest allocation of funds?

(a) Energy
(b) Transport
(c) Social Services
(d) Rural Development

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


57. According to the government estimates during the 12th Five Year Plan, the infrastructure sector will require an investment of :

(a) 100 billion
(b) 250 billion
(c) 500 billion
(d) 1000 billion

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


58. In India, which of the following Five Year Plans was launched with a focus on sustainable growth?

(a) 9th
(b) 10th
(c) 11th
(d) 12th

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


59. The main objective of the 12th Five-Year Plan is :

(a) Inclusive growth and poverty reduction
(b) Inclusive and sustainable growth
(c) Sustainable and inclusive growth to reduce unemployment
(d) Faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014,R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


60. The author of the book titled ‘Planning and the Poor’ is :

(a) D.R. Gadgil
(b) B.S. Minhas
(c) Charan Singh
(d) Rudra Dutt

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007, R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1998]


61. Who authored the book, ‘Planned Economy for India’?

(a) M. Visvesvaraya
(b) J.R.D. Tata
(c) G.B. Birla
(d) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

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


62. Eleventh Five-Year Plan emphasized:

(a) Economic Growth with Social Justice
(b) Economic Growth and Human Development
(c) Faster and more inclusive growth
(d) Faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth

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


63. The plan period of the Eleventh Five Year Plan was :

(a) 2004 – 09
(b)2005 – 10
(c) 2006 – 11
(d)2007 – 12

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


64. The period of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan in India, is :

(a) 2005-2010
(b) 2006-2011
(c) 2007-2012
(d) 2008-2013

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008, 2011]


65. The core concept of the Eleventh Five Year Plan is :

(a) Human Resource Development
(b) Growth with social justice and equality
(c) Human well being
(d) Faster and more inclusive growth

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


66. The theme of the Approach Paper of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan has been :

(a) Indicative Planning
(b) Growth with Social Justice
(c) Towards faster and more Inclusive growth
(d) Planning for prosperity

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


67. The objective of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan is :

(a) Removal of poverty
(b) Inclusive growth
(c) Growth with social justice
(d) Development of minorities

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


68. According to the Approach Paper of the 11th Five Year Plan, with the achievement of targeted growth rate and population growth at 1.5 percent per annum, the real income of the average Indian would double in :

(a) 5 years
(b) 10 years
(c) 15 years
(d) 20 years

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


69. The largest increase of employment opportunities during the Eleventh Five Year Plan has been expected in :

(a) Agriculture
(b) Construction
(c) Manufacturing
(d) Transport and communication

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


70. What is the size of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of India?

(a) Rs. 3,64,471 crore
(b) Rs. 36,447 crore
(c) Rs. 36,44,718 crore
(d) Rs. 3,64,47,185 crore

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


71. In the Eleventh Five Year Plan highest allocation has been made for :

(a) Energy sector
(b) Physical infrastructure
(c) Agriculture and irrigation
(d) Education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


72. In the 11th Five-Year Plan, which of the following sectors accounts for the maximum combined Central, State, and U.T. expenditure?

(a) Transport
(b) Energy
(c) Agriculture and Rural Development
(d) Social sector

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2010]


73. The rate fixed for industrial development in the Eleventh Plan is :

(a) 8 percent
(b) 8.5 percent
(c) 10 percent
(d) 10.5 percent

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


74. The targeted annual growth rate of agricultural production in India in the 11th plan is :

(a) 2.0 percent
(b) 2.5 percent
(c) 3.0 percent
(d) 4.0 percent

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007, 2009]


75. Target for annual growth rate of Gross Domestic Product during the Eleventh Five Year Plan is :

(a) 8.0 percent
(b) 8.5 percent
(c) 9.0 percent
(d) 9.5 percent

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


76. Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan does not include one of the following :

(a) Reduction of poverty
(b) Extension of employment opportunities
(c) Strengthening of capital market
(d) Reduction of gender inequality

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


77. What is the theme of the Eleventh Five Year Plan for the education sector?

(a) Education for all
(b) Education with sports
(c) Compulsory elementary education
(d) Vocationalisation of education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


78. How many IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) will be set up in the Eleventh Five Year Plan?

(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


79. The annual growth rate of the economy as envisaged in the mid-term appraisal of the 10th plan is :

(a) 7.0 percent
(b) 7.5 percent
(c) 8.0 percent
(d) 8.25 percent

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


80. The growth rate target of the Tenth Five Year Plan is :

(a) 5.5%
(b) 6.5%
(c) 8.0%
(d) 8.5%

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002, Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


81. The Tenth Five Year Plan will end in a year :

(a) 2005
(b) 2006
(c) 2007
(d) 2008

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


82. The period of the Tenth Five-Year Plan is :

(a) 2002-2007
(b) 2001-2006
(c) 2000-2005
(d) 2003-2008

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


83. Which of the following statements are true about the 10th Five-Year Plan?
1. 8% increase in GDP during the plan period.
2. Poverty ratio to be reduced and brought to 20% by 2007.
3. Literacy to be increased to 73% by 2007.
Select the correct answer from the code given below the statements :
Code :

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

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


84. Which one of the following sectors was allocated the highest percentage in the Tenth Plan Outlay?

(a) Agriculture and allied activities
(b) Social Services
(c) Transport
(d) Energy

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


85. The Tenth Five Year Plan targets the highest growth rate in :

(a) Agriculture
(b) Manufacturing
(c) Communication
(d) Trade

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002, 2003]


86. During the Tenth Five Year Plan, the growth rate was highest in :

(a) Pulses and oilseeds
(b) Fruits and Vegetables
(c) Cereals
(d) Other crops

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


87. In the Tenth Five Year Plan investment rate was :

(a) lower than the savings rate
(b) higher than the savings rate
(c) equal to the savings rate
(d) below expectations

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


88. The growth in GDP in the years 2000-02, compared with the Tenth Plan target has been :

(a) Above expectations
(b) As expected
(c) A little below expectation but satisfactory
(d) About half of what expected

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


89. Which one of the following Five Years Plans of India focused on the Growth of Social Justice and Equality?

(a) 9th
(b) 8th
(c) 7th
(d) 6th

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


90. The growth rate percentage for the 9th Five-Year Plan has been targeted :

(a) 6%
(b) 6.5%
(c) 7%
(d) 7.5%

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1996, R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1997, 1998, 2000]


91. In which Five Year Plan, the Economic Development rate was maximum?

(a) First Five-Year Plan
(b) Sixth Five Year Plan
(c) Tenth Five Year Plan
(d) Fourth Five-Year Plan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004]


92. During the planning periods, the highest growth rate was achieved during the :

(a) Eighth plan
(b) Tenth plan
(c) Ninth plan
(d) Seventh plan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


93. Which of the following five-year plans witnessed the highest growth rate in India?

(a) Eighth plan
(b) Ninth plan
(c) Tenth plan
(d) Eleventh plan

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


94. During which Five five-year plan, India has achieved the maximum per-capita growth rate?

(a) Eleventh Plan
(b) Tenth Plan
(c) Eighth Plan
(d) Fifth Plan
(e) Sixth Plan

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


95. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists :
List-I List-II
Plans Growth rate in U.P.
(in Percent)
A. Sixth Plan 1. 3.2
B. Seventh Plan 2. 3.9
C. Eighth Plan 3. 2.5
D. Ninth Plan 4. 5.7
Codes :

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

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


96. Since the start of Planning in India, the total number of years not covered by any Five Year Plan is :

(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 5
(d) 3

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


97. The Plan Holiday refers to the period :

(a) 1965-68
(b) 1966-69
(c) 1967-70
(d) 1978-80

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1994, 1995,48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


98. Which one of the following decades in Indian Planning deserves to be called ‘the decade of jobless growth’?

(a) 1971-1980
(b) 1991-2000
(c) 2001-2010
(d) 2005-2015

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


99. ‘Twenty Point Economic Programme’ was first launched in the year :

(a) 1969
(b) 1975
(c) 1977
(d) 1980

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


100. Core sector in the planning means:

(a) Agriculture
(b) Defence
(c) Iron and Steel Industry
(d) Selected basic industries

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


101. The principal reason why national economic planning is still being pursued inspite of embracing a market economy since 1991 is that :

(a) it is a constitutional requirement
(b) the vast quantity of capital already developed in the public sector needs to be nurtured
(c) Five Year Plans can continue to provide a long-term perspective to the economy in market-friendly fashions
(d) the market economy is mainly confined to industry and commerce and central planning in agriculture is necessary

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


102. The planning process in the industrial sector in India has assumed a relatively less important position in the nineties as compared to that in the earlier period. Which one of the following is not true in this regard?

(a) With the advent of liberalization, industrial investments/ development have largely been placed within the domain of private and multinational sectors
(b) With the market assuming a central place, the role of central planning in many sectors has been rendered redundant
(c) The focus of planning has shifted to sectors like human resource development, infrastructure, population control and welfare
(d) The nation’s priorities have shifted away from industrial development to rural development

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


103. Consider the following statements :
Statement (A): ‘Bottom-up planning’ is a goal that is yet to be achieved.
Reason (A): The village as a unit is very suitable for economic viability.
With reference to the above which one of the following is the correct answer :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


104. Consider the following statements :
1. A watershed development fund has been established with a total corpus of Rs. 200 crores.
2. The objective is to undertake integrated watershed development work in selected 100 districts.
3. Under the scheme, two-thirds of the amount is given for grant-based projects in the State.
With the help of the given codes, find which of the above statement(s) is/are correct.

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


105. Arrange the following in their chronological order :
1. First Five Year Plan was submitted to Parliament.
2. The National Development Council was set up.
3. The first devaluation of the Indian currency after independence took place.
4. India became a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Select the correct answer with the codes given below :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


106. ‘Yojana’ magazine is being published by which of the following?

(a) Ministry of Human Resources
(b) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
(c) Publications Division
(d) None of the above

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