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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 2004


1. 
Constitution
CSP 2004

With reference to Indian Public Finance, consider the following statements:
1. Disbursements from Public Accounts of India are subject to the Vote of Parliament.
2. The Indian Constitution provides for the establishment of a Consolidated Fund, a Public Account and a Contingency Fund for each State.
3. Appropriations and disbursements under the Railway Budget are subject to the same form of parliamentary control as other appropriations and disbursements.
Which of the statements given above are correct ?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: Option B

Disbursements from Public Accounts of India are not subject to the voting of Parliament. All other moneys (i.e. other than those entitled to consolidated fund of India) received by or on behalf of GOI shall be credited to the public account of India, ex : Pension Fund.


2. 
Ancient History
CSP 2004

Consider the following statements:
1. Narasimha Saluva ended the Sangama dynasty and seized the throne for himself and started the Saluva dynasty.
2. Vira Narasimha deposed the last Saluva ruler and seized the throne for himself.
3. Vira Narasimha was succeeded by his younger brother, Krishnadeva Raya.
4. Krishnadeva Raya was succeeded by his half­brother, Achyuta Raya.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 4
D. 1, 2, 3, and 4

Answer: Option D

Vir Narasimha started Taluva dynasty by deposing the last Saluva ruler and was succeeded by his younger brother, Krishna devaraya who was succeeded by his half brother Achyuta Raya.


3. 
Constitution
CSP 2004

Consider the following statements:
Some of the main features of the Government of India Act, 1935 were the:
1. Abolition of diarchy in the Governors’ provinces
2. Power of the Governors to veto legislative action and to legislate on their own
3. Abolition of the principle of communal representation
Which of the statements given above is are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2
C. 2 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: Option B

Separate electorates provides for Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Anglo-Indians and Europeans. Introduction of provincial autonomy and abolition of diarchy in the provinces. Governors retained the veto power.


4. 
Modern History
CSP 2004

Consider the following statements:
1. The First Session of the Indian National Congress was held in Calcutta.
2. The Second Session of the Indian National Congress was held under the presidentship of Dadabhai Naoroji.
3. Both Indian National Congress and Muslim League held their sessions at Lucknow in 1916 and concluded the Lucknow Pact.
Which of the statements given above is, are correct?

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 only
C. 2 and 3
D. 3 only

Answer: Option C

The first meeting of INC began on 28 December 1885 in the hall of Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College, Bombay under the leadership of W.C. Banerjee. Second session in INC was held at Calcutta under the Presidentship of Dadabhai Naoriji.


5. 
Modern History
CSP 2004

Which one of the following statements is correct?

A. The Constituent Assembly of India was elected by the Provincial Assemblies in the year 1946.
B. Jawaharlal Nehru, M.A. Jinnah and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were members of the Constituent Assembly of India.
C. The First Session of the Constituent Assembly of India was held in January, 1947.
D. The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th January, 1950.

Answer: Option A

M.A. Jinnah of Muslim League was not a member of Constituent Assembly. The First Session of Constituent Assembly was held in December, 1946. The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th November, 1949.