Indian Polity

The creation of the institution of Lokpal was first recommended by

  1. Law Commission
  2. Santhanam Committee
  3. Shah Commission
  4. Administrative Reforms Commission

The provision for a Uniform Civil Code exists in which of the following parts of the Constitution of India?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Directive Principles of State Policy
  3. Citizenship
  4. Fundamental Duties

Which one of the following is not one of the modes of acquisition of citizenship under the Citizenship Act, 1955?

  1. Descent
  2. Registration
  3. Incorporation of territory
  4. Overseas citizenship/dual citizenship

Which one of the following is not a right guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution of India?

  1. Freedom of speech and expression
  2. Freedom to practice any profession
  3. Freedom to follow a religion of one's choice
  4. Freedom to form associations or unions

In which one of the following Articles, does the Constitution of India abolish 'untouchability' and its practice in any form?

  1. Article 17
  2. Article 18
  3. Article 19
  4. Article 15

Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Right to Constitutional Remedies under Article 32 of the Constitution of India?

  1. It is a right for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights.
  2. The Supremo Court has the power to issue writs under this provision.
  3. The rights guaranteed by this Article cannot be suspended.
  4. The Parliament can empower any other court to exercise the powers of issuing writ under this provision.

The First Schedule of the Constitution of India consists of

  1. A list of States and Union Territories of India
  2. The Union and State Lists
  3. Languages
  4. Acts outside the purview of judicial review

Which one of the following is not a Fundamental Duty prescribed in the constitution of India?

  1. To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture.
  2. To protect and improve the natural environment
  3. To safeguard public property and abjure violence
  4. To promote international peace and security

Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language?

  1. Article 145 of the Constitution of India
  2. Article 348 of the Constitution of India
  3. The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
  4. A Legislation made by the Parliament

Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

  1. Give his assent to the bills passed by the House
  2. Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
  3. Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected
  4. To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order

Certain bills cannot be introduced or proceeded with unless the recommendation of the President is received. However, no recommendation is required in some other cases. In which one of the following cases such recommendation is not required?

  1. For introduction of bills and for moving amendments related to financial matters
  2. For introduction of a bill or moving of an amendment affecting taxation in which states are interested
  3. For introduction of a bill relating to formation of new states or of alteration of areas of existing states
  4. For moving of an amendment making provision for the reduction or abolition of any tax

Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Joint Session of the Houses of Parliament in India?

  1. It is an enabling provision, empowering the President to take steps for resolving the deadlock between the two Houses.
  2. It is not obligatory upon the President to summon the Houses to meet in a joint sitting.
  3. It is being notified by the president.
  4. It is frequently resorted to establish the supremacy of the Lok Sabha.

Select the correct answer using codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Which one of the following statements regarding the Departmental Committee of the Parliament of India on the empowerment of women is correct?

  1. The term will consist of the memebers of the Lok Sabha only
  2. A cabinet minister can be a memeber of the Committee
  3. The term of the office of the memebers of the Committee shall not exceed two years
  4. It reports on the working of welfare programmes for the women

Which among the following schedules of the Indian Constitution deals with forms of Oaths or Affirmations?

  1. 2nd Schedule
  2. 3rd Schedule
  3. 4th Schedule
  4. 5th Schedule

Part IV of the Indian Constitution deals with Directive Principles of State Policy. This feature of Indian Constitution was influenced by a similar feature of

  1. Canadian Constitution
  2. Australian Constitution
  3. American Constitution
  4. Irish Constitution

On 29 August 1947, the Drafting Committee for Indian Constitution was appointed, with Dr B. R. Ambedkar as the Chairman along with six other members. Who among the following was not the member of the Drafting Committee?

  1. N. Gopalaswami Ayengar
  2. Jawahar Lal Nehru
  3. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
  4. Alladi Krishnaswamy lyer

How many members, the President of India can nominate to Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, respectively?

  1. 12, 2
  2. 2, 12
  3. 2, 10
  4. 10, 2

A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of

  • 1. Ordinary Legislation
  • 2. Money Bill
  • 3. Constitution Amendment Bill

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

Attorney General of India can

  • 1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha
  • 2. be a members of a committee of the Lok Sabha
  • 3. speak in the Lok Sabha
  • 4. vote in the Lok Sabha

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

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

With reference to the Delimitation Commission, consider the following statements:

  • 1. The orders of the Delimitation Commission cannot be challenged in a Court of Law.
  • 2. When the orders of the Delimitation Commission are laid before the Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly, they cannot effect any modifications in the orders.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament?

  1. The Committee on Public Accounts
  2. The Committee on Public Undertakings
  3. The Committee on Petitions
  4. The Committee on Estimates

The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties

  1. without the consent of any State
  2. with the consent of all the States
  3. with the consent of the State concerned
  4. with the consent of the majority of States

In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is

  1. to let opposition members collect information from the ministers
  2. to allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant
  3. to allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance
  4. to postpone the proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members

What will follow if the money bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

  1. The Lok Sabha may send the bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration
  2. The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha
  3. The president may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill
  4. The Lok Sabha cannot consider the bill further

The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in

  1. the President of India
  2. the Chief Justice of India
  3. the Law Commission
  4. the Parliament

The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its

  1. original jurisdiction
  2. advisory jurisdiction
  3. writ jurisdiction
  4. appellate jurisdiction

Which of the following are included in the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

  • 1. A dispute between the Government of India and one or more States
  • 2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the Parliament or that of Legislature of a State
  • 3. A dispute between the Government of India and a Union Territory
  • 4. A dispute between two or more States

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

What is the provision to safeguard the autonomy of the Supreme Court of India?

  • 1. While appointing the Supreme Court Judges, the President of India has to consult the Chief Justice of India.
  • 2. The Supreme Court Judges can be removed by the Chief Justice of India only.
  • 3. The salaries of the Judges are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India to which the legislature does not have to vote.
  • 4. All appointments of officers and staffs of the Supreme Court of India are made by the Government only after consulting the Chief Justice of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)?

  • 1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the President of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.
  • 2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.
  • 3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
  • 4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Which of the following is / are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat?

  • 1. Preparation of agenda for Cabinet Meetings
  • 2. Secretarial assistance to Cabinet Committees
  • 3. Allocation of financial resources to the Ministries

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment

  1. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of the Lok Sabha within six months
  2. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
  3. must be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament
  4. must be a member of the Lok Sabha

Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State?

  • 1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule
  • 2. Appointing the Ministers
  • 3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India
  • 4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection?

  1. Eighth Schedule
  2. Fifth Schedule
  3. Second Schedule
  4. Tenth Schedule

In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the

  1. Ninth Schedule
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)
  4. Preamble to the Constitution

According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamentals for the governance of the country?

  1. Fundamental Duties
  2. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  3. Fundamental Rights
  4. Directive Principles of State Policy

Which of the following is/are among the Fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Indian Constitution?

  • 1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
  • 2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice
  • 3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry
  • 4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

The distribution of powers between the Centre and the States in the Indian Constitution is based on the scheme provided in the

  1. Montagu-Chelmsford Act, 1919
  2. Government of India Act, 1935
  3. Morley-Minto Reforms, 1909
  4. Indian Independence Act, 1947

The Parliament of India consists of

  1. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha only
  2. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and Planning Commission
  3. The President of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  4. The Cabinet Secretariat, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

The Judges of a High Court of a State in India are appointed by

  1. The President of India
  2. The Chief Justice of India
  3. The Governor of the State
  4. The Law Commission

Consider the following statements:

  • 1. The Panchayati Raj is a four-tier system of administration
  • 2. Under the Panchayati Raj System, Panchayat Samiti is the first-tier of administration

Which of the above statements is/are correct

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

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