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Question 1. Which is the first state in India to introduce the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Rajasthan
B) Kerala
C) West Bengal
D) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: A) Rajasthan

Question 2. Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Article 40
B) Article 45
C) Article 50
D) Article 55

Answer: A) Article 40

Question 3. Which of the following is not a tier of the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Gram Panchayat
B) Panchayat Samiti
C) Zila Parishad
D) Lok Sabha

Answer: D) Lok Sabha

Question 4. What is the minimum age requirement for contesting elections to the Gram Panchayat?
A) 18 years
B) 21 years
C) 25 years
D) 30 years

Answer: A) 18 years

Question 5. Who heads the Gram Panchayat?
A) Sarpanch
B) Panchayat Samiti President
C) Zila Parishad Chairman
D) District Collector

Answer: A) Sarpanch

Question 6. Which of the following is not a source of revenue for the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) Property tax
B) Income tax
C) Professional tax
D) Grant-in-aid from the state government

Answer: B) Income tax

Question 7. Which committee recommended the establishment of the Panchayati Raj System in India?
A) Balwantrai Mehta Committee
B) Sarkaria Commission
C) Rajamannar Committee
D) Mandal Commission

Answer: A) Balwantrai Mehta Committee

Question 8. Which of the following is not a function of the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) Social welfare activities
B) Agricultural development
C) Judicial functions
D) Village sanitation

Answer: C) Judicial functions

Question 9. Which amendment to the Indian Constitution made the Panchayati Raj System a constitutional body?
A) 42nd Amendment
B) 44th Amendment
C) 73rd Amendment
D) 74th Amendment

Answer: C) 73rd Amendment

Question 10. What is the term of office for the members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) 2 years
B) 3 years
C) 4 years
D) 5 years

Answer: D) 5 years

Question 11. Which of the following is a reservation provided for women in the Panchayati Raj System?
A) 33% reservation in the Gram Panchayat
B) 50% reservation in the Panchayat Samiti
C) 33% reservation in the Zila Parishad
D) 50% reservation in the Lok Sabha

Answer: A) 33% reservation in the Gram Panchayat

Question 12. Which of the following committees recommended the establishment of the three-tier Panchayati Raj System?
A) Ashok Mehta Committee
B) G.V.K. Rao Committee
C) L.M. Singhvi Committee
D) Balwantrai Mehta Committee

Answer: C) L.M. Singhvi Committee

Question 13. Which state in India has the highest number of Gram Panchayats?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Rajasthan
D) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: A) Uttar Pradesh

Question 14. Which of the following is not a constitutional provision related to the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Devolution of powers to the Panchayati Raj Institutions
B) Reservation of seats for women in the Panchayati Raj Institutions
C) Establishment of State Finance Commission to recommend devolution of funds to Panchayati Raj Institutions
D) Appointment of the Panchayati Raj Institutions by the state government

Answer: D) Appointment of the Panchayati Raj Institutions by the state government

Question 15. Which of the following is not a function of the Gram Panchayat?
A) Maintenance of public utilities
B) Collection of land revenue
C) Preparation of annual plans
D) Preparation of electoral rolls for Panchayat elections

Answer: B) Collection of land revenue

Question 16. Which of the following states in India has not implemented the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Sikkim
C) Nagaland
D) Mizoram

Answer: A) Jammu and Kashmir

Question 17. Which amendment to the Indian Constitution made it mandatory to hold regular elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) 42nd Amendment
B) 73rd Amendment
C) 86th Amendment
D) 91st Amendment

Answer: C) 86th Amendment

Question 18. Which of the following bodies is responsible for conducting elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) State Election Commission
B) Election Commission of India
C) District Collector
D) Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Answer: A) State Election Commission

Question 19. Which of the following is not a source of revenue for the Panchayati Raj Institutions in India?
A) Property tax
B) Land revenue
C) Professional tax
D) Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Answer: D) Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Question 20. Which of the following is not a member of the Gram Panchayat?
A) Sarpanch
B) Panchayat Secretary
C) Ward Member
D) Block Development Officer

Answer: D) Block Development Officer

Question 21. Which of the following is a function of the Panchayat Samiti?
A) Preparation of annual plans for the development of the Panchayat area
B) Collection of property tax from the residents of the Panchayat area
C) Construction and maintenance of rural roads and bridges
D) Implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)

Answer: D) Implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)

Question 22. What is the term of office for the Chairman of the Zila Parishad?
A) 2 years
B) 3 years
C) 4 years
D) 5 years

Answer: B) 3 years

Question 23. Which of the following is a constitutional provision related to the Panchayati Raj System?
A) Establishment of Panchayat Bhavans in every Panchayat area
B) Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Panchayati Raj Institutions
C) Appointment of District Collectors as ex-officio members of the Zila Parishad
D) Establishment of a separate Ministry of Panchayati Raj at the state level

Answer: B) Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Panchayati Raj Institutions

Question 24. Which of the following is not a power devolved to the Panchayati Raj Institutions by the Constitution?
A) Preparation of plans for economic development and social justice
B) Collection of land revenue
C) Levy and collection of taxes on various items
D) Implementation of rural development schemes

Answer: B) Collection of land revenue

Question 25. Which of the following is a constitutional body responsible for recommending measures for strengthening the Panchayati Raj System?
A) State Finance Commission
B) National Commission for Scheduled Castes
C) National Commission for Women
D) National Panchayati Raj Commission

Answer: D) National Panchayati Raj Commission

Question 26. The 73rd Amendment Act of the Indian Constitution gives constitutional status to Panchayats. In which year was this amendment passed?
A) 1990
b) 1991
c) 1992
d) 1993

Answer: C) 1992

Question 27. Which one of the following is not a function of the Gram Panchayat?
a) Construction and maintenance of roads
b) Supply of drinking water
c) holding elections
d) Collection of Income Tax

Answer: D) Collection of Income Tax

Question 28. Which committee recommended the establishment of Panchayat Raj system in India?
a) Rajamannar Committee
b) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
c) Ashok Mehta Committee
d) V.K.R.V. Rao Committee

Answer: B) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

Question 29. Who is the chief executive of the Panchayat Samiti?
A) President
B) Vice President
c) Block Development Officer
d) Panchayat Secretary

Answer: C) Block Development Officer

Question 30. Which of the following states has the largest number of Gram Panchayats in India?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) West Bengal
d) Tamil Nadu

Answer: A) Uttar Pradesh

Question 31. For whose administration is the Panchayat Raj system primarily responsible?
a) urban area
b) rural areas
c) metropolis
d) Union Territories

Answer: B) Rural area

Question 32. What is the reservation percentage for Scheduled Castes (SC) in Panchayat elections?
a) 10%
b) 15%
c) 20%
d) 25%

Answer: C) 20%

Question 33. Who is the chairman of the Zilla Parishad?
a) District Collector
B) Member of Parliament
c) District Magistrate
d) District Head

Answer: D) District Head

Question 34. The Panchayat Raj system is based on the recommendations of which committee?
a) Sarkaria Commission
b) L.M. Singhvi Committee
c) Mandal Commission
d) Dinesh Goswami Committee

Answer: B) L.M. Singhvi Committee

Question 35. In which state of India there is a two-tier Panchayat Raj system instead of a three-tier one?
A) Kerala
b) Goa
c) Sikkim
d) Mizoram

Answer: C) Sikkim

Question 36. The Panchayati Raj system in India is based on the recommendations of which committee?
a) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
b) Ashok Mehta Committee
c) V.K.R.V. Rao Committee
d) Rajamannar Committee

Answer: a) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

Question 37. Which of the following is not a source of income for the Gram Panchayat?
a) Grant from State Government
b) property tax
c) income tax
d) Fees and Fines

Answer: C) Income Tax

Question 38. For how long are Panchayati Raj institutions elected?
a) 2 years
b) 3 years
c) 5 years
d) 6 years

Answer: C) 5 years

Question 39. Who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Parishad?
a) District Magistrate
B) District Head
c) District Collector
d) Chief Minister

Answer: a) District Magistrate

Question 40. Which state first implemented the Panchayati Raj system after independence?
A) Rajasthan
b) Kerala
c) Maharashtra
d) West Bengal

Answer: A) Rajasthan

Question 41. Which of the following is not a function of the Panchayat Samiti?
a) Preparation of annual budget
b) Approval of development projects
c) Collection of Income Tax
d) Monitoring the works of Gram Panchayats

Answer: C) Collection of Income Tax

Question 42. Under which part of the Indian Constitution, the provision of Panchayati Raj system is there?
a) Part IX
b) Part IXA
c) Part IXB
d) Part IXC

Answer: B) Part IXA

Question 43. Who is responsible for the supervision and control of Panchayat Raj Institutions?
A) State Election Commission
B) State Legislature
c) Ministry of Rural Development
d) State Finance Commission

Answer: B) State Legislature

Question 44. What should be the minimum age to become a member of Gram Panchayat?
a) 18 years
b) 21 years
c) 25 years
d) 30 years
Answer: a) 18 years

Question 45. Which of the following states has the largest number of women representatives in Panchayati Raj Institutions?
a) Bihar
B) Madhya Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Rajasthan

Answer: D) Rajasthan

Question 46. Panchayat Raj system in India is a three-tier system except in which state?
A) Himachal Pradesh
b) Uttarakhand
c) Jharkhand
d) Assam

Answer: B) Uttarakhand

Question 47. Which organization is responsible for conducting Panchayat elections in India?
A) State Election Commission
B) Election Commission of India
c) Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj
d) District Magistrate

Answer: A) State Election Commission

Question 48. By which amendment in the Indian Constitution, reservation was provided for women in Panchayati Raj Institutions?
A) 73rd Amendment
B) 74th Amendment
c) 81st Amendment
d) 86th Amendment

Answer: a) 73rd Amendment

Question 49. Which of the following is not a function of the Zilla Parishad?
a) Preparation of District Development Plan
b) Implementation of poverty alleviation programs
c) Collection of property tax
d) Monitoring the work of Panchayat Samitis

Answer: C) Collection of property tax

Question 50. Who appoints the State Election Commissioner for the Panchayat elections?
a) President of India
b) Governor of the State
c) Chief Minister of the State
d) Chief Justice of High Court

Answer: B) Governor of the State

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