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  • 1. www.testcracker.inConfidential | CopyrightImagesource:Internet[PowerPlugs–TemplateforPowerPointFor the maniacs, by the maniacs…We Told You So!June 26, 2013The Proof - IAS 2013 Prelims had80% Questions from TestCracker+91 97398 00887
  • 2. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIASPrelims2013“Market regards the increase in Bank rate as the official signal forbeginning of a tight money situation.Open market operation refers to the purchase and sale of Governmentsecurities by the Central bank in open market.”(TestCracker Comment: Will you believe it – two questions in IAS Prelims 2013 came fromour two back to back lines from this session! In the next slide you will see the nextquestion. In all, 6 questions were asked from just this one session…surprising even us!)An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the(a) Market rate of interest is likely to fall(b) Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks(c) Central Bank is following an easy money policy(d) Central Bank is following a tight money policyPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 3. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIASPrelims2013“Market regards the increase in Bank rate as the official signal forbeginning of a tight money situation.Open market operation refers to the purchase and sale of Governmentsecurities by the Central bank in open market.”In the context of Indian economy, Open Market Operations refers to(a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI(b) lending by commercial banks to industry and trade(c) purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI(d) None of the abovePrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 4. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 4 GSS Monetary Policy of India & the RBIIASPrelims2013Monetary Policy is a part of general economic policy of any government. Thus it contributes to theachievement of the goals of economic policy. The goals can beFull employmentStable exchange rateHealthy Balance of Payments (BoP)BoP is an accounting record of all monetary transactions between a country and the rest of theworld. These transactions include payments for the countrys1. Exports and imports of goods & services2. Inflow and outflow of financial capital, and3. Other financial transfers.The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of(a) all import and transactions of a country during a given period normally a year(b) goods exported from a country during a year(c) economic transaction between the government of one country to another(d) capital movements from one country to anotherPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 5. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 56 GSS The Parliament of IndiaIASPrelims2013SPECIAL POWERS OF THE LOK SABHAThere are certain powers which are constitutionally granted to the Lok Sabha and not to the Rajya Sabha.These powers are: The Money and the Financial Bills can only originate in the Lok Sabha. In case of a Money Bill, the Rajya Sabha has only the right to make recommendations and the LokSabha may or may not accept the recommendation. Also, a Money Bill must be passed by RajyaSabha within a period of 14 days. Otherwise, the Bill shall be automatically deemed to be passedby the House. Thus, the Lok Sabha enjoys exclusive legislative jurisdiction over the passage ofthe Money Bills. The Council of Ministers are only responsible to the Lok Sabha and hence the Confidence and the No-Confidence motions can be introduced in Lok sabha only.What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?(a) The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting therecommendations of the Rajya Sabha(b) The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further(c) The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration(d) The President may call a joint sitting for passing the BillPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 6. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 62 GSS – GovernorPrelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013The Governor holds office till „Pleasure of President‟ – the doctrine of Pleasure• The prerogative of the appointment and removal of the Governor rests solely with thePresident and even though the Constitution provides a five year term period for theGovernor, the President is free to warrant the removal of the Governor prior to thecompletion of the tenure. No specific procedure has been laid out in the Constitutionregarding this.Which one of the following statements is correct?(a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time(b) The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judgesof the Supreme Court are appointed by the President(c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post(d) In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor onthe basis of majority support
  • 7. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 56 GSS The Parliament of IndiaIASPrelims2013CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILLSArticle 368 deals with the power of the Parliament to amend the Constitution, and theprocedure thereof.A Bill for this can be introduced in either House (the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha) of theParliament and there is no need of the President‟s recommendation for this.Such a Bill must be passed by each House separately with a special majority required underArticle 368, i.e. not less than two-third of the Members of the House present and voting.Consider the following statements1. An amendment to the Constitution of India can beinitiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabhaonly.2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes in thefederal character of the Constitution, the amendmentalso requires to be ratified by the legislature of all theStates of India.Which of the statements given above is/arecorrect?(a) 1 only(b) 2 only(c) Both 1 and 2(d) Neither 1 nor 2Prelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 8. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 88 GSS Attorney General & Advocate GeneralIASPrelims2013The Attorney-General represents the Union and the States before the Courts but is alsoallowed to take up private practice provided the other party is not the State.Although he is not a member of the either House of the Parliament, he enjoys the rightto attend and speak in the parliamentary deliberations and meetings (of both the LokSabha and the Rajya Sabha), without a right to vote.Consider the following statements:Attorney General of India can1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha3. speak in the Lok Sabha4. vote in the Lok SabhaWhich of the statements given above is/arecorrect?(a) 1 only(b) 2 and 4(c) 1, 2 and 3(d) 1 and 3 onlyPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 9. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 96 GSS Special Compilation (History)IASPrelims2013Tebhaga RevoltThe Tebhaga movement arose in North Bengal for the reduction in share ofproduce from one-half to one-third as the rent by Bargadars to the Jotedars. InBengal, between the Zamindar and direct peasant producers, there came into being a numberof intermediaries such as the Jotedars. These Jotedars in turn used to sublet their land toBargadars or the share croppers who cultivated the land and used to pay a part (one-half) ofthe produce known as „adhi‟ or „bhag‟ to Jotedars.The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for(a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third(b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators ofthe land(c) the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom(d) writing off all peasant debtsPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 10. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 35 GSS Center State RelationsIASPrelims2013However, the Union government can also legislate on any subject included in the State list,under some specific circumstances (Important):(i) If the Rajya Sabha recommends by a two-third majority that such legislation is innational interest (Article 249);(ii) If two or more States mutually agree that such a legislation should be made for them;(iii) In order to implement treaties or international agreements orconnections (Article 253); and…..(contd…)The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementinginternational treaties(a) with the consent of all the States(b) with the consent of the majority of States(c) with the consent of the States concerned(d) without the consent of any StatePrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 11. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 22 GSS Directive PrinciplesIASPrelims2013Article 37 reveals that:• The Directive Principles are not justiciable• They are Fundamental to the governance of the country• It shall be the duty of the State to apply these Directive Principles while formulatingpolicies or making laws for the governance of the StateAccording to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for thegovernance of the country?(a) Fundamental Rights(b) Fundamental Duties(c) Directive Principles of State Policy(d) Fundamental Rights and Fundamental DutiesPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 12. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 40 GSS Mass NationalismIASPrelims2013Anti Simon upsurge:The British government virtually recognized the failure of the Reforms of 1919 by appointingthe Simon commission in November 1927. The Commission had suggested further reformsand measures. Its chairman was Mr. Simon. The Commission consisted of seven members ofthe British parliament.The commission had no Indian members in it. So the Indiansboycotted this all white commission and protested against it when itvisited India. On February 3rd, 1928, it was greeted with a country wide agitation. Thecommission was confronted with wild demonstrations Black Flags and slogans of “Simon GoBack” everywhere.The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because(a) Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919(b) Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces(c) there was no Indian member in the Simon Commission(d) the Simon Commission suggested the partition of the countryPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 13. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session#86 GSS Tricks to Remember the Sequence of EventsIASPrelims2013In the Preliminary Exam you have one advantage – they give the answer along with thequestion! Just that there are three wrong answers too. As such, if you have gone through ourprevious sessions properly, you will not need any „trick‟ – you will identify the correct answeroption as soon as you see one.The most important section of Modern Indian History is the period between the end of theSecond World War and the independence of India.There have been covered in detail in our GSS session # 65 - „The March towards Freedom‟.Sometimes you may get confused about the order of the events. In case you do, rememberthis acronym –PAICQuiRDSCAMQuit India Movement was launched in response to(a) Cabinet Mission Plan(b) Cripps Proposals(c) Simon Commission Report(d) Wavell PlanPrelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 14. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 50 GSS Prime Minister – first among equalsIASPrelims2013It is to be noted here that there is no constitutional bar for a nominated member to beappointed as a union minster.• There is no bar on the appointment of a person from outside the Legislature as Minister, buthe cannot continue as Minister for more than 6 months unless he secures a seat in eitherHouse of Parliament (by election or nomination) in the meantime [Article 75(5)].• Prime Minister can also include a representative of Union Trade, and even of an oppositionparty in Council of Ministers.• A Minister who is a member of one House has a right to speak in and to take part in theproceedings of the other House though he has no right to vote in that House.In the context of India, which of the followingprinciples is/are implied institutionally in theparliamentary government?1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in theParliament.3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.Select the correct answer using thecodes given below.(a) 1 and 2 only(b) 3 only(c) 2 and 3 only(d) 1, 2 and 3Prelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 15. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker Session # 50 GSS Prime Minister – first among equalsIASPrelims2013“The collective responsibility of Ministers isto the Lok Sabha even though some of theministers may belong to the Rajya Sabha.”Consider the following statements:1. The Council of Ministers in the Centre shall becollectively responsible to the Parliament.2. The Union Ministers shall hold the office during thepleasure of the President of India.3. The Prime Minister shall communicate to the Presidentabout the proposals for Iegislation.Which of the Statements given aboveis/are correct?(a) 1 only(b) 2 and 3 only(c) 1 and 3 only(d) 1,2 and 3Prelims 2013 & Our Content
  • 16. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker CSAT ModuleNational Airlines have five destinations namely S, T, U, V, and W. The flight system thatconnects the destinations is not working properly. The destination managers have determinedthat they can arrange for direct flights from their destinations to certain other destinations.Direct flights are only from:• S to V• T to S and U• U to T• V to T• W to S & URead the following statements and answer the four items that follow:Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows:P and Q are connected by boat as well as rail.Sand R are connected by bus and boat.Q and T are connected by air only.P and R are connected by boat only.T and R are connected by rail and bus.Prelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013
  • 17. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker CSAT ModuleSeven faculty members at a management institute frequent a lounge for strong coffee andstimulating conversation. On being asked about their visit to the lounge last Friday we got thefollowing responses…….(contd…)A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcomingtournament. For this 7 players are available: males A, Band C; and females W, X, Y and Z.All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team offour, all players must be able to play with each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannotplay with Z and W cannot play with Y.Prelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013
  • 18. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker CSAT ModuleA, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and K are sitting around acircle facing the center. F is fourth to the right of Awho is third to the right of B. K is fourth to the left ofB and third to the right of D.C is third to the right ofH. E is second to the left of G. Who is sittingimmediate right of F?Five people A, B, C, D and E are, seated about around table, Every chair is spaced equidistant fromadjacent chairs,I. C is seated next to A.II. A is seated two seats from D.III. B is not seated next to A.Which of the following must betrue?I. D is seated next to B.II. E is seated next to A.Prelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013
  • 19. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker CSAT ModuleAmar, Akbar and Anthony are three friends. Only three colours are available for their shirts, viz.red, green and blue. Amar does not wear red shirt. Akbar does not wear green shirt. Anthonydoes not wear blue shirt…(contd…)Examine carefully the following statements and answer the three items that follow:Out of four friends A, B, C and D,A and B play football and cricket,Band C play cricket and hockey,A and D play basketball and football,C and D play hockey and basketball.Prelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013
  • 20. For the maniacs, by the maniacs…TestCracker CSAT ModuleFive candies – Floromint, Lapto, Pentos, Terk and Piclairs – having different flavours –Mint, Orange, Tea, Jasmine and Vanilla (not necessarily in that order) are placed in three boxesB1, B2 and B3 such that each box contains at most two candies…(contd…)A, B, C, D and E belong to five different cities P, Q, R, S and T (not necessarily in thatorder). Each one of them comes from a different city. Further it is given that:1. Band C do not belong to Q.2. Band E do not belong to P and R.3. A and C do not belong to R, Sand T.4. D and E do not belong to Q and T.Which one of the following statements is not correct?Prelims 2013 & Our ContentIASPrelims2013
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