[Polity] Constitution of India: Important Objective Questions

1. Zero Hour is
  1. an hour when money bills are introduced
  2. The period immediately following the Question hour when the members voice their concerns on various matters of public importance
  3. the period exclusively reserved for introduction of private member bills
  4. the period of recess intervening between the two sessions of the Parliament


2. Which one of the following bodies is presided over by a Presiding Officer who is not its member
  1. Rajya Sabha
  2. Lok Sabha
  3. Vidhan Sabha
  4. Vidhan Parishad

3. A political party is accorded status of an Opposition Party in the Lok Sabha if it captures at least
  1. 10 % seats
  2. 15 % seats
  3. 20 % seats
  4. None of the above

4. The final authority to expound the meaning of the Constitution of India rests with
  1. The Supreme Court
  2. Attorney General of India
  3. The Solicitor General of India
  4. The Parliament



5. Which of the following takes part in the election of the President but has no role in his impeachment?
  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. State Legislative Assemblies
  4. State Legislative Councils


6. An aggrieved public servant can make an appeal against the decision of the Administrative Tribunal before
  1. the President
  2. the Supreme Court
  3. the High Court
  4. both B and C

7. Which one of the following parties was not associated with the Constituent Assembly of India?
  1. Scheduled Castes Federation
  2. Hindu Mahasabha
  3. The Communist Party
  4. All the above

8. The House of People (Lok Sabha) can be adjourned sine-die by
  1. The Speaker
  2. The Prime Minister
  3. The President
  4. None of the above

9. Consider the following statements:
  1. No confidence motion can be introduced only if it is supported by at least 100 members
  2. A no confidence motion can be moved only in the Lok Sabha
  3. There must be a gap of at least six months between two no confidence motions
  4. No confidence motion can be moved only by the leader of the Opposition Party
  1. 1 and 4 are correct
  2. 2 and 3 are correct
  3. 1, 2 and 3 are correct
  4. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

10. In which of the following states there is no reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes in the Lok Sabha?
  1. Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Goa
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
  4. All the above

11. If a member of Lok Sabha is appointed Chief Minister of a State
  1. he ceases to be member of the Lok Sabha after 14 days
  2. he continues to be member of Lok Sabha for six months but cannot vote in the House
  3. He must become a member of the State Legislature within six months
  4. None of the above

12. The Lok Sabha can be dissolved before the expiry of its normal term under
  1. Artice 85(2)
  2. Article 83(2)
  3. Artice 81
  4. None of the above

13. How many times Lok Sabha has been dissolved before the expiry of its normal tenure?
  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6

14. Which of the following feature of the Ninety First Amendment Act, 2003 relating to anti-defection has been wrongly listed?
  1. Defector shall not be allowed to hold office of profit till they win an election
  2. Strength of the Council of Ministers shall be limited to 15 per cent of the total members of Lok Sabha/ Legislative Assembly
  3. No split in parties shall be permitted, except on ideological ground
  4. None of the above

15. Part III of the Indian Constitution which delas with Fundamental Rights, has been described as
  1. Magna Carta of India
  2. Conscience of the Constitution
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

16. President is expected to act according to the advice of the Council of Minister in the following matter
  1. Exercise of pocket veto
  2. Return a bill passed by Parliament for its re-consideration
  3. Disqualification of a member of Parliament
  4. None of the above

17. Which one of the following discretionary power of the Governor has been wrongly listed?
  1. He can keep a bill passed by state legislature for the consideration of the President
  2. He can recommed imposition of President's rule in the state
  3. He can dissolve State Assembly in case the Council of Ministers loses majority the House
  4. None of the above

18. Economic Plannin is a subject in
  1. the Union List
  2. the State List
  3. the Concurrent List
  4. None of the above

19. What is the total number of official languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution at present?
  1. 18
  2. 19
  3. 22
  4. None of the above

20. The four languages which were last added to the VIII Schedule are
  1. Bodo, Maithili, Konkani and Dogri
  2. Bodo, Maithili, Santhali and Dogri
  3. Andamanese, Bodo, Santhali and Konkani
  4. Bodo, Maithili, Santhali and Konkani

21. Under a newly enacted anti-defection law a person defecting is disqualified and
  1. cannot hold any remunerative political post for the remaining tenure of the legislature
  2. cannot become member of the legislature in the same term
  3. can become member of the legislature in the same term after re-election
  4. Bodo, Maithili, Santhali and Konkani
Which of the following is correct?
  1. 1 and 2
  2. 1 and 3
  3. only 2
  4. 1, 2 and 3

22. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
(a) Directive Principles of State Policy 1. Australia
(b) Fundamental Rights 2. Canada
(c) Concurrent List in the Union-State Relations 3. Ireland
(d) India as a Union of states with greater powers of the Union 4. United Kingdom

5. USA
Codes

(a) (b) ( c) (d)
A 5 4 1 2
B 3 5 2 1
C 5 4 2 1
D 3 5 1 2

23. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
(a) Article 101 (4) 1. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha shall preside over a joint sittin of the two Houses of Parliament
(b) Article 110 (4) 2. The House may declare a seat vacant if the Member in question absents himself from all the meetings of the House for a period of 60 days without permission of the House
(c) Article 118 (4) 3. When a Money Bill is transferred from the Lower to the Upper House, the Speaker shall endorse on the Bill his certificate that it is a Money Bill

Codes

(a)(b)( c)
A123
B213
C231
D132

24. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
List I List II
(a) Article 54 of the Indian Constitution 1. Election of the President of India
(b) Artilce 75 2. Appointment of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
(c) Article 155 3. Appointment of the Governor of a State
(d) Article 164 4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Minister in a state

Codes

(a) (b) ( c) (d)
A 1 2 3 4
B 1 2 4 3
C 2 1 3 4
D 2 1 4 3

25. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(a) Article 17 of the Indian Constitution -Equality before Law
(b) Article 78 of the Indian Constitution -Constitution of Parliament
(c ) Article 192 of the Indian Constitution -Salary and Allowances of MPs
(d) Article 352 of the Indian Constitution -Declaration of Emergency

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