UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    Consider the following statements regarding citizenship in India.
    1. Provisions relating to termination and renunciation of Indian citizenship are also provided in the Constitution.
    2. Any Indian citizen of full age can renounce his citizenship voluntarily.
    3. Citizenship of a person can also be taken away by the Central Government in public interest.
    4. Questions relating to determination of citizenship can only be determined by the Supreme Court.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1, 2 and 3

    C)  Only 3 

    D)  3 and 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Statement 1 is incorrect as the Constitution only provides for who is a citizen at the commencement of the Constitution and leaves other matters relating to citizenship to be determined by Parliament by law. Statement 2 is also incorrect as renunciation of citizenship by Indian citizens can only be done, after they have acquired the citizenship of another country. Statement 3 is correct, as such a provision has been provided for in the Citizenship Act of 1955. Some other reasons of taking away of citizenship by the Central Government can be disloyalty to the Constitution, reason during a war etc. Statement 4 is incorrect, as questions relating to determination of citizenship have been completely left to the Central Government, under the Citizenship Act of 1955. Thus, the right answer is[c].

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