Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Fifth five-year plan’?
1. The time period for Fifth five-year plan was 1974-79.
2. Plan focus was on unemployment.
3. Plan was completed its tenure without any lapse.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

The fifth Plan (1974–79) has its focus on poverty alleviation and self-reliance. The Janata Party came to power with a thumping victory in 1977.  

As the government of the time had then complete say in the central planning in India, how could the new government continue with the Fifth Plan of the last government which had still more than one year to reach its completion. 

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh