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IAS Previous Year Indian Polity Questions – Lecture – 19 – STHAAPNA Series

Which one of the following duties is not performed by Comptroller and Auditor General of India? (2001)

a)To audit and report on all expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India

b)To audit and report on all expenditure from the Contingency Funds and Public Accounts

c)To audit and report on all trading, manufacturing, profit and loss accounts

d)To control the receipt and issue of public money and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer


In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)?

1.CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.

2.CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.

3.Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.

4.While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2012)

(a)1, 3 and 4 only

(b)2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2, 3 and 4


Consider the following statements:

Attorney General of India can

  1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha
  2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha
  3. speak in the Lok Sabha
  4. vote in the Lok Sabha

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2013)

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 3 only


Consider the following statements about the Attorney General of India: (2000)

1.He is appointed by the President of India.

2.He must have the same qualifications as are required for a judge of the Supreme Court.

3.He must be a member of either House of Parliament.

4.He must be removed by impeachment by Parliament.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a)1 & 2

b)1 & 3

c)2, 3 & 4

d)3 & 4


Consider the following statements

1.The advocate General of a State in India is appointed by the President of India upon the recommendation of the Governor of the concerned state.

2.As provided in Civil Procedure Code, High Courts have original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction at the state level.

Which of the statement (s) given above is/are correct? (2009)

(a) 1 Only

(b) 2 Only

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution? (2013)

  1. National Development Council
  2. Planning Commission
  3. Zonal Councils

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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