1. Starting from inventing the ‘basic structure’ doctrine the judiciary has played a highly proactive role in ensuring that India develops into a thriving democracy. In light of the statement, evaluate the role played by judicial activism in achieving the ideas of democracy.  [200 words]                                                   



  1. In India, Judicial Review implies       [ CSE (PRE)-2017 ]

a. the power of the Judiciary to pronounce upon the constitutionality of laws and executive orders.

b. the power of the Judiciary to question the wisdom of the laws enacted by the Legislatures.

c. the power of the Judiciary to review all the legislative enactments before they are assented to by the President.

d. the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgements given earlier in similar or different cases.


  1. Which of the following Statement(s) regarding Consumer Price Indices (CPI) is/are true?

1. Consumer Price Indices (CPI) released at national level are CPI for Industrial Workers (IW),  CPI for Agricultural Labourers (AL)/ Rural Labourers (RL) and CPI (Rural/Urban/Combined).

2. Base year for CPI (Rural, Urban, and Combined) is 2012.

3. CPI basket of items is broader than WPI basket.

a. 1 only

b. 2 & 3 only

c. 1 & 3 only

d. All of the above



  1. Which of the following statement(s) regarding the exercise Aviaindra – 2018 is/are true?


  1. It is a biennial Air Force level exercise between Indian and the US Federation.
  2. It aimed at formulating and validating use of airpower in anti-terrorist combat in a bilateral scenario.

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. both 1 & 2

d. None of the above


Prepared by : Bikesh Varman

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