Polity is one of the important subjects for UPSC-CSE from which around 15% of the questions appear in the IAS prelims examination every year. So, solving MCQs on Polity and following some Polity test series will give an edge in the examination to the UPSC aspirants.

The number of questions asked from the Polity in 2020 was 18. So,  it is advisable to work out as many MCQs as possible through the Polity test series. Candidates can also go through important UPSC MCQ on Polity pdf given below. The download link for UPSC MCQ / UPSC Quiz on polity (with answers) can be found below.

We have compiled a list of UPSC MCQ to give aspirants an idea about the intricacies of the IAS Prelims. In the list of UPSC MCQ, we have modelled the questions as per the UPSC prelims syllabus. The UPSC MCQ will be regularly updated and more categories will be added, so do keep checking regularly.

To ascertain your preparation level for IAS prelims, you can refer to the sample questions in the article.

Get previous year UPSC Prelims Polity Questions and Answers from 2013 to 2022 in the linked article.

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How to Approach UPSC Polity MCQ for IAS Prelims 2023

We have provided two PDFs with Indian Polity Multiple-Choice Questions. Candidates can refer to the Indian Polity syllabus and strategy for UPSC in the linked article. Questions are based on the syllabus. The first PDF has 100 questions while the second one has 50+ questions. Solutions are provided on both.

Candidates should remember that questions are designed to test candidates’ knowledge w.r.t important topics of the IAS Polity. They must go through the Polity Notes for UPSC provided in the linked article. This will help them in the revision of their syllabus.

Candidates must focus on some important topic from polity while working on MCQs.  Topics of importance in Polity are:

  • Fundamental Rights 
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Union Executive
  • Union Legislature
  • State Executive
  • State legislature
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Union – States relations
  • Governor Role in State Government
  • Judiciary

UPSC MCQ – Polity

[IAS Prelims 2021] UPSC Polity MCQs – Vol 1:-Download PDF Here

[IAS Prelims 2021] UPSC Polity MCQs – Vol 2-: Download PDF Here

Candidates can boost their UPSC Prelims preparation with the help of similar MCQs based on various IAS subjects:

  1. UPSC MCQ on Economy
  2. UPSC MCQ on GK
  3. UPSC MCQ on Environment
  4. UPSC MCQ on International Relations
  5. UPSC MCQ on Science and Technology

Help yourself with current affairs preparation using the following additional resources:

  1. Best of PIB
  2. Daily Video Analysis of The Hindu Newspaper
  3. Gist of Yojana
  4. Gist of Kurukshetra

For the Polity part of IAS prelims, aspirants need to be prepared with the fundamental aspects of the Indian Constitution. A few questions, you can try answering right now, are listed below. We have linked Polity Notes of the topics mentioned in the questions for candidates’ preparation.

Q. Which Schedule of the Constitution is related to the allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha to the States and the Union Territories?

  1. Fourth Schedule
  2. Fifth Schedule
  3. Sixth Schedule
  4. Seventh Schedule

Learn about Schedules of Indian Constitution in the linked article.

Q. Which of the following features of the Constitution have been borrowed from the Government of India Act of 1935?

  1. Office of Governor
  2. Concurrent list
  3. Emergency Provisions
  4. Rule of law

Mark the correct response:

  1. Only 4
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

Learn about Sources of the Indian Constitution in the linked article.

Q. Which of the following provisions makes the Indian Constitution rigid?

  1. A Constitutional Amendment Bill shall be passed by a special majority as given under article 368 and not by a simple majority.
  2. Some of the Constitutional Amendment Bills passed by the Parliament shall have to be ratified by not less than half of the State Legislatures.
  3. A Constitutional Amendment Act cannot violate the basic structure of the Constitution.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. Only 2
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

Read about features of the Indian Constitution in the linked article.

Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Emergency:

  1. A proclamation of National Emergency may be applicable to the entire country or only a part of it.
  2. The President can proclaim a National Emergency only after receiving a written recommendation from the cabinet.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q. Which of the following taxes are levied by the Centre but collected and appropriated by the states (Art 268)?

  1. Taxes on the sale of goods in the course of inter-state trade.
  2. Any cess levied for specific purposes.
  3. Land Revenue
  4. Tolls

Mark the correct response:

  1. Only 3
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1,2 and 4 only
  4. None of these

Read about financial relations between centre and state in the linked article.

For answers to the above questions and more UPSC MCQ on polity for IAS prelims, you can download the UPSC MCQ – Polity pdf.

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