UPSC Prelims 2023
Prelims General Studies Paper - 1
Jun 10, 2023
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the Chief purpose of the Constitution of a country?
A. It determines the objective for the making of necessary laws.
B. It enables the creation of political offices and a government.
C. It defines and limits the powers of government
D. It secures social justice, social equality and social security
The correct answer is C. It defines and limits the powers of government
Why do we need a constitution?
The first function of a constitution is to provide a set of basic rules that allow for minimal coordination amongst members of a society.
The second function of a constitution is to specify who has the power to make decisions in a society. It decides how the government will be constituted.
The third function of a constitution is to set some limits on what a government can impose on its citizens. These limits are fundamental in the sense that government may never trespass them.
The fourth function of a constitution is to enable the government to fulfil the aspirations of a society and create conditions for a just society.
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