[Prelims Sureshots] Compilation of Government Agencies and Organisations for UPSC Prelims

government agencies for upsc prelims

Why reading this topic is important for UPSC prelims exam?

Reading about government organizations, agencies, and bodies is important for the UPSC exam because it helps candidates to understand the structure and functioning of the government, as well as the various roles and responsibilities of these organizations. This knowledge is essential for candidates to be able to effectively analyze and interpret current events and issues related to the government, and to effectively participate in the civil service as a public servant. In the UPSC exam, candidates are expected to have a strong foundation in general studies, which includes knowledge about the government and its various functions. Understanding the roles and responsibilities of government organizations, agencies, and bodies is an important part of this foundation. It is also important for candidates to be aware of the various policies and programs implemented by these organizations, as well as their successes and challenges. Year-by-year the number of questions being asked on this topic has been increasing as listed below. So we can expect more questions in 2023 prelims too.

Related questions in UPSC prelims previous years papers

2022 Paper - 6 Questions

In India, what is the role of the Coal Controller’s Organization (CCO)?

    1. CCO is the major source of Coal Statistics in Government of India.

    2. It monitors progress of development of Captive Coal/Lignite blocks.

    3. It hears any objection to the Government’s notification relating to acquisition of coal-bearing areas.

    4. It ensures that coal mining companies deliver the coal to end users in the prescribed time.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    (a) 1, 2 and 3

    (b) 3 and 4 only

    (c) 1 and 2 only

    (d) 1, 2 and 4

    With reference to the ‘Banks Board Bureau (BBB), which of the following statements are correct?

      1. The Governor of RBI is the Chairman of BBB.

      2. BBB recommends for the selection of heads for Public Sector Banks.

      3. BBB helps the Public Sector Banks in developing strategies and capital raising plans.

      Select the correct answer using the code given below:

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

      In India, which one of the following compiles information on industrial disputes, closures, entrenchments and lay-offs in factories employing worker?

      (a) Central Statistics Office

      (b) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

      (c) Labour Bureau

      (d) National Technical Manpower Information System

      Consider the following statements:

        1. The India Sanitation Coalition is a platform to promote sustainable sanitation and is funded by the Government of India and the World Health Organization.

        2. The National Institute of Urban Affairs is an apex body of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs ‘in Government of India and provides innovative solutions to address the challenges of Urban India.

        Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) 1 only

        (b) 2 only

        (c) Both 1 and 2

        (d) Neither 1 nor 2

        Which one of the following has been constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986?

        (a)      Central Water Commission

        (b)      Central Ground Water Board

        (c)      Central Ground Water Authority

        (d)      National Water Development Agency

        With reference to the “Tea Board” in India, consider the following statements:

          1. The Tea Board is a statutory body.

          2. It is a regulatory body attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

          3. The Tea Board’s Head Office is situated in Bengaluru.

          4. The Board has overseas offices at Dubai and Moscow.

          Which of the statements given above are correct?

          (a) 1 and 3

          (b) 2 and 4

          (c)  3 and 4

          (d) 1 and 4

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          2021 Paper - 3 Questions

          With reference to India, consider the following statements:

          1. Retail investors through demat account can invest in ‘Treasury Bills’ and ‘Government of India Debt Bonds’ in primary market.
          2. The ‘Negotiated Dealing System-Order Matching’ is a government securities trading platform of the Reserve Bank of India.
          3. The ‘Central Depository Services Ltd.’ is jointly promoted by the Reserve Bank of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

          Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

          1. 1 only
          2. 1 and 2 only
          3. 3 only
          4. 2 and 3 only

          In India, the central bank’s function as the ‘lender of last resort’ usually refers to which of the following?

          1. Lending to trade and industry bodies when they fail to borrow from other sources
          2. Providing liquidity to the banks having a temporary crisis
          3. Lending to governments to finance budgetary deficits

          Select the correct answer using the code given below.

          1. 1 and 2 only
          2. 2 only
          3. 2 and 3 only
          4. 3 only

          Consider the following statements:

          1. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is appointed by the Central Government.
          2. Certain provisions in the Constitution of India give the Central Government the right to issue directions to the RBI in public interest.
          3. The Governor of the RBI draws his power from the RBI Act.

          Which of the above statements are correct?

          1. 1 and 2 only
          2. 2 and 3 only
          3. 1 and 3 only
          4. 1, 2 and 3
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          2020 Paper - 1 Question

          Consider the following statements:

          1. 36% of India’s districts are classified as “overexploited” or “critical” by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).
          2. CGWA was formed under the Environment (Protection) Act.
          3. India has the largest area under groundwater irrigation in the world.
          Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
          (a) 1 only
          (b) 2 and 3 only
          (c) 2 only
          (d) 1 and 3 only

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