[Polity] Answerkey for CSAT Paper I (General Studies) 2012 Polity questions only

[Polity] Answerkey for CSAT Paper I (General Studies) 2012 Polity questions only

In CSAT Paper I (General Studies) 2012, Total 18 questions were asked from Indian Polity. I’m providing the answer keys with explanation and reference source.

  1. President
  2. Deadlock
  3. CAG role
  4. PM appointment
  5. Delimitation Commission
  6. Distribution of powers
  7. Fundamental duties
  8. SC Autonomy
  9. Rajya Sabha special powers
  10. 13th Finance Commission
  11. Public Finance
  12. Education in Constitution
  13. Adjournment Motion
  14. DPSP
  15. UT in RajyaSabha
  16. Speaker
  17. SC jurisdiction
  18. PESA Act

 

President

According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the President of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?

1.The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission

2.The Report of the Public Accounts Committee

3.The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

4.The Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 4 only

(c)1, 3 and 4 only

(d)1, 2, 3 and 4

Explanation:

Copy pasting from Refer M.Laxmikanth
(Chapter 37, CAG):

….CAG gives three audit reports to President…. he lays it before both houses of the parliament. After this, the Public Accounts Committee examines them and reports its findings to the parliament.

It means:

  • President lays down CAG report.
  • PAC lays down report in parliament on its own (President doesn’t come in picture).

So,

Eliminate Choices involving Statement #2

Eliminate choices *not* involving Statement #3

Final- Answer: C

Deadlock

A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of

1.Ordinary Legislation

2.Money Bill

3.Constitution Amendment Bill

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Copy pasting from Refer M.Laxmikanth
’s chapter on Parliament:

….it must be noted here that provisions of joint sitting is applicable to ordinary bills or financial bills only and not to money bills or Constitutional amendment bills.

Eliminate Choices involving Statement #2 and #3

Final- Answer: A

CAG role

In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)?

1.CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.

2.CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.

3.Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.

4.While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1, 3 and 4 only

(b)2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2, 3 and 4

Explanation:

Statement #1 and #4 are bogus. Eliminate choices accordingly.

We are left with B and C.

I’m not really sure whether Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances

50/50 between B and C

(or perhaps may be 70/30 between B and C !)

PM appointment

The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment

(a)need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the” Houses within six months

(b)need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months

(c)must be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament

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