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Exam Name : Block Development Officer BDO Question Paper
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Year : 2023
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Goa PSC Block Development Officer Question Paper

1 A panchayat with a population of more than 5000 but not more than 8000, shall consist of ——–number of members as per the table under Sec.7 of Goa Panchayat Raj Act
A 5
B 7
C 9
D 11
E None of the above

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2 Which one of the following is thought to be the sub-cast of the main tribal communities of Goa?
A Gowdas
B Kunbis
C Velips
D Dhangars
E None of the above

3 Konkani as one of the languages spread geographically more along the coast than across the Deccan plateau. Which of the following factors affected the present pattern of distribution of Konkani?
A The presence of natural barrier like the western Ghats.
B Lack of physical interaction between coastline and Deccan Plateau.
C ‘A’ is correct but ‘B’ is doubtful.
D Both ‘A’ & ‘B’ are correct
E None of the above

4 Which of the following statements are correct?
i)The preamble embodies the intentions of the founding fathers and objectives of the Constitution
ii)The word Socialist in the preamble aims to eliminate inequality in political and religious matters
iii)The Solemn resolution in the preamble of the Constitution of India is made in the name of the people of India
iv)The Preamble of the Constitution of India is solemnly resolved to secure to its people Fundamental Rights , Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles
Choose the correct answer from the code given below:
A Only (i) and ( ii ) are correct
B Only (i) (ii) and (iii) are correct
C Only (i) and (iii) are correct
D Only (iii) and (iv) are correct
E None of the above

5 Approximately ________ % of Population of Goa found in the river Mandovi or Madei basin as per 2011 census.
A 58%
B 53%
C 56%
D 57%
E None of the above

6 The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 came into force from
A December 1,2013
B January 1,2014
C January 16,2014
D December 18, 2013
E None of the above

7 Any person who contravenes the rule of maintenance of secrecy of voting under Sec.30 of the Goa Panchayat raj Act, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to
A one month or with fine or with both
B three months or with fine or with both
C Six months or with fine or with both
D one year or with fine or with both
E None of the above

8 A Panchayat with a population of more than 2000 but not more than 5000 shall consist of ——–members .
A 3
B 5
C 7
D 9
E None of the above

9 Equal pay for equal work for both men and women has been laid down in the Indian Constitution as, one of the Directive Principles of State Policy in
A Art.39
B Art. 51 A
C Art.44
D Art.38
E None of the above

11 A retired judge of High Court cannot
A Practice in any court of India
B Practice in any High Court of India
C Practice in the Supreme Court
D Practice in the High Court from where he is retired
E None of the above

12 Which State’s Chief Minister has launched a mobile anti-corruption app called 1064 Anti- Corruption Mobile App?
A Assam
B Bihar
C Uttarakhand
D Goa
E None of the above

13 The rice variety cultivated in Khazan lands of Goa are belong to;
A Xerophyte
B Hydrophyte
C Halophyte
D Mesophyte
E None of the above

14 Reasonable restrictions on Fundamental Rights can be imposed by
A President
B Supreme Court
C Prime Minister
D Parliament
E None of the above

15 In the context of governance, consider the following
i. Encouraging foreign direct investment inflows
ii. Privatization of higher educational institutions
iii. Down-sizing of bureaucracy
iv. Selling/offloading the shares of Public Sector Undertakings
Which of the above can be used as measures to control the fiscal deficit in India?
A i, ii and iii
B ii, iii and iv
C i, ii and iv
D i, iii and iv
E None of the above

16 The Sarpanch shall, upon a requisition in writing by not less than —–of number of members call an extrodinary meetings of the Gram Sabha within 30 days from the receipt of such requisition.
A one third
B one fourth
C one sixth
D one tenth
E None of the above

17 If any arises as to whether a member of a Panchayat has become subject to any disqualification referred to Sec.10 of the Goa Panchayat Raj Act , it shall be referred to ——— for decision.
A Collector
B State Election Commission
C Secretary of Panchayat
D Block Development officer
E None of the above

18 There are certain exemptions with respect to the information that can be provided under RTI Act 2005
A True
B False
C True, but the exemptions apply only for the first 120 days after the enactment of the Act.
D False, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that there cannot be any exemptions
E None of the above

19 The Strength of the Legislative Council of any state cannot exceed ———of the total strength of the Legislative Assembly. Fill the blank by using the correct option.
A One –half
B One –third
C One –fourth
D One –fifth
E None of the above

20 Which of the following is/are features of good governance
i. Participation
ii. Transparency
iii. Accountability
iv. Responsiveness
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
A i , iii, iv
B ii , iii, iv
C i, ii, iii
D All of the above
E None of the above

Syllabus of Block Development Officer

I. General English including Grammar – 10 marks
II. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Events of National and
International Importance – 10 marks
III. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability – 25 marks
IV. Core: – 30 marks

1. Basics of Indian Constitution: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, State Legislature, Executive and Judiciary
2. Good Governance: Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability in Governance, Right to Information Act, Role of Lokayukta
3. Goa Panchayati Raj Act
4. Goa’s Freedom Struggle
5. Economic activity and Social Geography of Goa

6. Social Issues:
a) Corruption
b) Environmental degradation
Ideologies of Environmentalism
An agenda for environmental sociology in Goa
c) Womens issues

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