Indian Legislature

1

Which one of the following about the Parliament of India is not correct?

  1. The Parliament consists of the President, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
  2. There are no nominated members in the Lok Sabha.
  3. The Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved.
  4. Some members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President.
2

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
3

Who among the following can attend the meetings of both Houses of Parliament while not being a member of either House?

  1. The Solicitor General of India
  2. The Vice-President of India
  3. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  4. The Attorney General of India
4

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
5

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
6

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
7

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
8

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
9

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
10

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
11

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
12

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
13

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
14

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
15

There is a Parliamentary System of Government in India because the

  1. Lok Sabha is elected directly by the people 
  2. Parliament can amend the Constitution 
  3. Rajya Sabha cannot be dissolved
  4. Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha
16

The parliament can legislate on the subjects in the State List if the

  1. President issues an order authorizing it to do so
  2. Supreme Court gives authority to the Parliament in this regard
  3. Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-thirds of its members present and voting, declaring it expedient to legislate on a State matter in the national interest.
  4. Prime Minister issues a special order
17

Which of the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha is/are correct?

  1. The maximum permissible strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
  2. In Rajya Sabha, 238 members are elected indirectly from the states and Union Territories
  3. It shares legislative powers equally with Lok Sabha in matters such as creation of All India Services

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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