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(Answer Key) UPSC CAPF (ACs) Examination: 2017

Solved Paper UPSC CAPF AC 2017 Exam

UPSC CAPF AC 2017 Exam Answers
23. Which one of the following judgements declared that the Parliament has NO power to amend any of the provisions of Part III of the Constitution of India?

(a) Kesavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala
(b) Golak Nath vs. State of Punjab
(c) Champakam Dorairajan vs. State of Madras
(d) Minerva Mills Ltd. Vs. Government of India

Answer:(a) Kesavananda Bharati vs. State of Kerala
The Kesavananda Bharathi judgement or His Holiness Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and Ors. v. State of Kerala and Anr. (case citation: (1973) 4 SCC 225) is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of India that outlined the Basic Structure doctrine of the Constitution. Justice Hans Raj Khanna asserted through this doctrine that the constitution possesses a basic structure of constitutional principles and values. The Court cemented the prior precedent Golaknath v. State of Punjab AIR 1967 SC 1643, which held that constitutional amendments pursuant to Article 368 were subject to fundamental rights review.

The Basic Structure doctrine forms the basis of power of the Indian judiciary to review, and strike down, amendments to the Constitution of India enacted by the Indian parliament which conflict with or seek to alter this basic structure of the Constitution.

24. Who among the following leaders is associated with the concept of party less democracy?

(a) J B Kripalani
(b) Jayaprakash Narayan
(c) Acharya Narendra Dev
(d) Vinoba Bhave

Answer: (b) Jayaprakash Narayan
25.Who among the following is empowered to establish Inter State Council under Article 263 of the Constitution of India?

(a) Parliament
(b) Council of Ministers
(c) President of India
(d) Chief Justice of India

Answer: (c) President of India

26. Which among the following was NOT the recommendation of the Nehru Report?
(a) Dominion Status
(b) Separate Electorate
(c) Unitary and Democratic Centre
(d) Adult Suffrage

Answer: (b) Separate Electorate

27. Which one of the following statement about the Indigo Revolt of 1859 is correct?

(a) It broke out at Poona and Ahmednagar
(b) It was directed against money lenders
(c) It was supported by the Intelligentsia of Bengal
(d) It was directed against the petty Zamindars and ex-employees of the planters

Answer: (d) It was directed against the petty Zamindars and ex-employees of the planters
28. Which of the following active step[s] was /were taken by the Congress in 1823 to eradicate untouchability from India?
  1. Effort to educate and mobilize opinion among caste Hindus
  2. Efforts to educate the ‘avarnas’ about the evils of untouchability
  3. Forcibly open the doors of temples for ‘avarnas’
  4. Petition the Government to pass laws that would declare untouchability unlawful
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Answer: (d) 4 only

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