UPSC CDS 14 Feb 2016 Question Paper & Solution/Answer Key

Which one among the following was not an attribute of Samugragupta described in Prayag Prashsti?
(a) Sharp and polished intellect
(b) Accomplished sculptor
(c) Fine musical performances
(d) Poetical talent of a genius

As per the Constitution of India, the Writ of Prohibition relates to an order:
1. Issued against judicial and quasi-judicial authority
2. To prohibit an inferior Court from proceeding in a particular case where it has no jurisdiction to try
3. To restrain a person from holding a public office to which he is not entitled
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (2005) was concerned with:
(a)  reforms in institutional arrangements for good governance
(b)  reforms in the Indian Code and the criminal Justice System
(c)   creating an ombudsman in public life
(d)  devising new measure for urban governance and management

Consider the following statements:
1. The President of India shall have the power to appoint and remove the Speaker of Lok Sabha
2. The Speaker has to discharge the functions of his office himself throughout his term and cannot delegate his functions to the Deputy Speaker during his absence from the station or during his illness
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
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