1. Which of the following committees recommended inclusion of fundamental duties ?

Tarapore Committee

Radha Krishnan Committee

Swaran Singh Committee

Balwantrai Mehta Committee

Answer: Swaran Singh Committee


The 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1976 added The Fundamental Duties of citizens on the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee that was constituted by the government.

2. The Malimath Committee Report deals with ?

Judicial delays

textile sector reforms

criminal justice system reforms

stock market reforms

Answer: Criminal justice system reforms


The Malimath committee submitted its report in 2003 which made recommendations on crime investigation and punishment. The key recommendations of the committee include stringent punishment for false registration of cases, strong scrutiny of the proof submitted in criminal cases and considering the confessions made before a superintendent level officer as evidence in a court of law.

3. Which of the following Parliamentary Committees does NOT draw any member from Rajya Sabha ?

Committee on Estimates

Committee on Petitions

Committee on Public Undertakings

Committee on Public Accounts

Answer: Committee on Estimates


Committee on Estimates does NOT draw any member from Rajya Sabha.The Estimates Committee is a committee of 30 selected m embers of parliament, constituted by the Parliament of India (the Lok Sabha), for the purpose of scrutinising the functioning of government ministries and departments in terms of expenditure and utilisation of funds. It also suggests alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration.

4. The ____________ was a group of seven Members of Parliament from the United Kingdom, constituted to suggest constitutional reforms for British India. ?

Fraser Commission

Hunter Commission

Sargent Commission

Simon Commission

Answer: Simon Commission


Simon Commission, was a group of seven British Members of Parliament under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon. The commission arrived in British India in 1928 to study constitutional reforms in India.

5. When did the Sarkaria Commission submit its report ?





Answer: 1988


The Sarkaria Commission was set up in 1983 under the Chairmanship of Justice Ranjit Singh Sarkaria and submitted its report in 1988. It was set up to examine the relationship and balance of power between state and central governments in the country and suggest changes within the framework of the Constitution. Despite the large size of the report, the Commission recommended, by and large, status quo in the Centre-State relations, especially in the areas relating to legislative matters, the role of Governors and the use of Article 356.

6. Second Backward Classes Commission is also known as _______ ?

Mandal Commission

Tendulkar Commission

Nehru Commission

Ambedkar Commission

Answer: Mandal Commission


The second Backward Classes Commission is also called the Mandal Commission which was established by the then Indian Government.

7. Which Commission was appointed by the central government to examine issues related to Centre-State Relations ?

Mandal Commission

Sarkaria Commission

Nanavati Commission

Kothari Commission

Answer: Sarkaria Commission


Sarkaria Commission was set up in 1983 by the central government of India. The Sarkaria Commission's charter was to examine the central-state relationship on various portfolios and suggest changes within the framework of the Constitution of India. Mandal Commission-this commission was set up in 1979 with a purpose to identify the socially or educationally backward classes of india. Nanavati Commission-purpose:-to investigate the ‘killing of innocent sikhs’ during the anti sikhs riot in 1984. Kothari commission-purpose:-to examine all aspects of the educational sector in India, to evolve a general pattern of education and to advise guidelines and policies for the development of education in India.

8. The Vijay Kelkar Committee was formed to study and evaluate _______ ?

Public-Private participation model

The state of sugar mills

Privatisation of Air India

Poverty in India

Answer: Public-Private participation model


The Kelkar committee was constituted to study and evaluate the Public Private participation model and to improve capacity building in Government for their effective implementation.

9. _____ are the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for specific requirements and procedures, which the police have to follow to arrest, detain and interrogate any person ?

K.C Roberto Guidelines

D. K Basu Guidelines

Menka Guidelines

Vishakha Guidelines

Answer: D. K Basu Guidelines


D.K. Basu Guidelines are the specific requirements and procedures laid down by the Supreme Court of India for the police and other agencies to follow during the arrest, detention and interrogation of any person.

10. Which panel set up by the Government of India suggested total decontrol of the sugar industry ?

RamSevak Panel

Rangarajan Panel

RadheShyam Panel

Sri Krishna Panel

Answer: Rangarajan Panel


The Government of India set up Rangarajan Panel for total decontrol of the sugar industry in November 2012.

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