Indian Executive

1

If the President of India exercises his power as provided under Article 356 of the Constitution in respect of a particular State, then

  1. the Assembly of the State is automatically dissolved. 
  2. the powers of the Legislature of that State shall be exercisable by or under the authority of the Parliament. 
  3. Article 19 is suspended in that State. 
  4. the President can make laws relating to that State.
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2

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
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3

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
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4

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
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5

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
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6

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
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7

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Legislative Council of a State in India can be larger in size than half of the Legislative Assembly of that particular State.
  2. The Governor of a State nominates the Chairman of Legislative Council of that particular State.

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
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8

Who among the following Prime Ministers of India were defeated by a vote of No Confidence?

  1. Morarji Desai
  2. Viswanath Pratap Singh
  3. H. D. Gowda
  4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2, and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1 and 4 only
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9

Which of the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?

  1. The CAG will hold officer for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 year term
  2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
  3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in constitution with the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
  4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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