UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-6

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    Consider the following statements regarding Directive Principles of State Policy [DPSP).
    1. All directives, which are non-justiciable are contained in Part IV of the Constitution.
    2. The socialistic ideals of founding fathers of Constitution found their place in DPSP.
    3. DPSPs are applicable only to the Central Government.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  1 and 3

    C)  Only 3 

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Though most of the DPSPs are contained in the Part IV of (he Constitution, some of them related to development of hindi language, instruction in mother tongue etc. are also directives, which are outside the Part IV of the Constitution. Thus, Statement 1 is incorrect. Statement 2 is correct. Due to the nature of the freedom struggle and the socio-economic profile of the country at the time of independence, the ideals of the founding fathers were socialistic in nature and these found their place in the part on DPSPs in the Constitution. Statement 3 is incorrect as the DPSPs are meant for all 'state' institutions, which includes State Governments, Central Governments, Local Governments etc. The right answer is thus [b].

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