TEST OF GENERAL STUDIES IV-POLITY

The Contingency Fund of the state is operated by the
President
Chief minister
Governor
Council of ministers
The council of states (Rajya Sabha) is a permanent body, but (as nearly as possible)
One-third of its members retire on the expiry of every two years
Half of its members retire on the expiry of every two years
One-third of its members retire in the expiry of every three years
Half of its members retire on the expiry of every three years
The demand for a Constitution made by the people of India without outside interference was officially asserted by Indian National Congress in
1929
1935
1939
1942
the demand that India’s political destiny be determined by Indian themselves had been put forward as early in 1922 by
Motilal Nehru
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Mahatma Gandhi
Subhas Chandra Bose
The deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha can be removed by a resolution
Passed by a two-third majority of its total strength
Passed by a single majority of its total membership at that time
Moved by Rajya Sabha and passed by Lok Sabha
None of the above
The design of national flag of India was adopted by the constituent Assembly on
9th December, 1946, at its first meeting
22nd January, 1947, when it adopted the Objective resolution
22nd July, 1947
14th August, 1947
The constitution of India vests the supreme command of the defence forces in the
Chief of the army staff
Defence minister
Prime minister
President
The Constitution of India provides that Hindi shall be
The national language of India
The language of communication between the state governments
The official language of the union of India
The language of communication between the union government and the state government
The constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on:
December 11, 1946
August 15, 1957
November 26, 1950
January 26, 1949
The Constitution of India was passed by the Constituent Assembly on
17th October, 1949
14th November, 1949
26th November, 1949
26th January, 1950
The Constitution of India, as adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949, contained
315 articles and 6 schedules
355 articles and 7 schedules
395 articles and 8 schedules
398 articles and 10 schedules
The Constitution seeks to assure economic justice to all citizens through
Equal wages for equal work
Abolition of beggary
Non-discrimination the basis of sex
All of the above
The Constitution seeks to assure social justice to all citizens though
Abolition of inequalities and discrimination among citizens
Special provisions for the betterment of weaker sections of society
Through adoption of universal adult franchise
Both (a) and (b)
The Constitution vests the executive power of the union in
The president
The prime ministers
The council of minister
All of the above
The Constitution of India borrowed the parliamentary system of government from
Switzerland
United Kingdom
France
Canada
The Constitution of India
Provides a single citizenship
Contains no provisions regarding citizenship
Provides for double citizenship
Provides for multiple citizenship
The Constitution of India borrowed the concept of the directive principles of state policy from the constitution of
Ireland
USA
UK
Canada
The Constitution of India came into force on
August 15, 1947
January 26, 1950
January 26, 1947
August 15, 1950
The constitution of India can be best described as
Purely federal
Purely unitary
Partly federal and partly unitary
None of the above
The Constitution of India does not mention the post of
The deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha
The deputy speaker of the state legislative assemblies
The deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha
The deputy prime minister
The Constitution of India draws its authority from
The Indian Independence Act 1947
The Constituent Assembly
The people
The Parliament
The Constitution of India has adopted single citizenship on the pattern of
U.S. constitution
Australian constitution
Swiss constitution
Canadian constitution
The Constitution of India has provided for
Single citizenship
Multiple citizenship
Double citizenship
None of the above
The Constitution of India provides for the nomination of two members of Lok Sabha by the president to represent:
Men of eminence in arts, letters science etc.
Parsis
The Business community
The Anglo-Indian community
Under which one of the following Acts was the Communal electorate System introduced by the British in India for the first time?
Government of India Act, 1909
Government of India Act, 1919
Indian Council Act of 1861
Indian Council Act of 1862
The constituents of Indian Parliament, as mentioned in the constitution are the
President, Lok Sabha and the council of ministers
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
President, Vice-president and the two Houses of Parliament
President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
The Constitution bestows ….. citizenship on the people of India.
Single
Dual
Federal
Three kinds of
The Constitution conferred citizenship on several categories of persons. Which one of the following categories has been wrongly listed?
Persons domiciled in India
Refugees who migrated to India from Pakistan
Indians living in other countries
None of the above
The Constitution created a strong centre on the pattern of
U.S.A
Canada
South Africa
Australia
The constitution describes India as
A confederation
A federation
A union of states
None of the above
The Constitution describes India as a ‘Union of states’ which implies that in agreement among the units and the states, the states have no right to secede from the federation.
The union of India is the result of agreement among the units which can also secede from the federation
The union of India is not the result of an agreement among the units who can also secede from the federation.
The union of India is not the result of an agreement among the units, but the units have given the right to secede from the federation at will
The union of India is the result of an agreement among the units, but units are not free to secede from the federation.
The Constitution envisages
Two types of civil services administrative and police
Two types of civil services- Indian and provincial
Three types of civil services- All India, central and regional
Three types of civil services- All India, central and state
The Constitution has taken a number of steps to ensure the independence of judges. Which one of the following has been wrongly listed?
The salaries and allowances of judges are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India and are not subject to parliamentary vote.
Once appointed the judges cannot be removed from their office
The salaries and other service condition of judges cannot be changed to their disadvantage during their tenure
The judges are not permitted to carry on any practice before any court in India after their retirement
The Constitution is declared to have been adopted and enacted by the
Constituent Assembly
People of India
Indian parliament
British Parliament
The concept of fundamental duties was borrowed from
The constitution of Australia
The constitution of socialist countries
The declaration of human rights
The U.N. Charter
The concept of welfare state is included in the Constitution of India in the
Preamble
Fundamental Rights
Fourth Schedule
Directive Principles of State policy
The Constitution of India has divided legislative powers into three different lists. “Social Security and Social Insurance” included in the
Concurrent list powers
Residuary powers
State list of powers
Union list of powers
The Consolidated Fund of India is a common pool in which
All taxes collected by the government of India are deposited
Equal contributions from the centre and states are made and out of which money can be taken as loan to meet unfore-seen contingencies
All moneys received by or on behalf of the government of India in the shape of revenues, fresh loans and money received in repayment of loans etc. Are deposited
States, union territories and central government contribute ten per cent of their revenue
The Constituent Assembly commenced its business with Dr. Rajendra Prasad as its
Chairman
Speaker
President
Deputy speaker
The Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met on
6th December, 1946
9th December, 1946
20 February, 1947
3rd June, 1947
The Constituent Assembly which framed the Indian Constitution was set up under
Government of India Act 1935
Cripps Mission Plan
Cabinet Mission Plan
Indian Independence Act 1947
Out of forty-five members of each standing committee
Thirty are taken from Lok Sabha
Twenty-five are taken from Lok Sabha
Twenty are taken from Lok Sabha
Thirty-five are taken from Lok Sabha
Out of forty-five members of each standing committee
Ten are taken from Rajya Sabha
twelve are taken from Rajya Sabha
Fifteen are taken from Rajya Sabha
Twenty are taken from Rajya Sabha
Panchayati raj is
The functioning of villager republics in a democracy
The self-government of the villages in India
A complex system of rural local government
A hierarchical set up for rural administration
Panchayati raj has received the constitutional status with the………… amendment act
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
Parliament can legislative matters in the state list
By wish of the president
If Rajya Sabha passes a resolution
Under any circumstances
By asking the legislature of the concerned state
Part VI of the Constitution lays down a uniform structure for state governments which is applicable
To all states
To all state with slight modifications
To all states and uniform territories
To all states except that of Jammu and Kashmir
Pick out the statement which is not correct.
The gram panchayat is headed by the sarpanch
The panchayat samiti is headed by the chairman
The zilla parishad is headed by the chairman
The sarpanch and the chairman are elected directly by the people
Which one of the following recommended a change in the pattern of Dyarchy introduced under the Act of 1919?
Muddiman Committee
Sapru Committee
Simon Commission
Butler Commission
Political democracy is guaranteed to the Indian people by the
Independence of judiciary
Directive principles of state policy
Federal set up in the Constitution
Fundamental rights
Pondicheery, Karaikal, Mahe and Yenam, the former French territories, were specified in the constitution as the ‘Union Territory Pondicherry’ in
1954
1958
1962
1966
The President of India can declare emergency under Article 360 if there is
War or threat of war
Failure of constitutional machinery in a state
Financial instability in a state
Armed rebellion in the country
Proclamation of emergency must be submitted to the parliament for approved within
One month
Two month
Six month
One year
Proclamation of emergency on the ground of internal disturbance was, for the first time, made in
1971
1972
1974
1975
Protection of which one of the following is a fundamental duty in India?
Village panchyat
National Flag
Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Wildlife
Who among the following transformed the Shivaji and Ganapati festival in to a national festival?
Lala Lajpat Rai
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Veer Savarkar
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Rajya Sabha can delay the money bill passed by the Lok Sabha for a period not exceeding
One week
14 days
One month
Three month
Rajya Sabha is less powerful than Lok Sabha in terms of its financial powers because
It does not participate in the passing of money bill
No money bill can be introduced in Rajya Sabha
Both (a) and (b)
None of the above
Reasonable restrictions on the rights of Indian citizens can be imposed by
The president
The parliament
The supreme Court
None of the above
Regarding directive principles of policy, it is not correct to say that
It is the duty of the state to apply these principles in making laws
They are fundamental in the governance of the country
They imposes a legal duty upon the state
They are merely instructions or directives issued to the legislature and the executive of the country
Regarding India’s Constitution it is
More rigid than flexible
Very rigid
More flexible than rigid
Very flexible
Representation of any state in the Rajya Sabha is according to
Area of the state
Population of the state
Number of representatives in the Lok Sabha from that state
Fixed number of candidates for each state
Right to freedom of religion is guaranteed under the Constitution in Articles
12-19
19-21
25-28
21-28
Right to property is a
Fundamental right
Directive principle
Legal right
Social right
Sikkim became a new state in the union by the …. Amendment Act in….?
32nd: 1974
35th : 1975
36th : 1975
37th : 1975
Sikkim, which was a protectorate of the Union of India initially, became an Indian state in
1974
1975
1976
1977
Simple majority in voting is enough to amend provisions relating to
Citizenship
Creation and abolition of a state
Administration of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes
All of the above
Since the commencement of the Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950, how many persons have occupied the office of the president of India?
9
10
11
12
Sindhi was included in the list of official languages in the English Schedule of our Constitution in
1950
1956
1961
1967
Speaker of the lower house of a state can step down by submitting his resignation to the
Governor
Chief minister
Deputy speaker of the House
President
That India is a secular state in clearly proclaimed in the
Fundamental rights
Preamble to the Constitution
Directive principles of state policy
Ninth Schedule to the Constitution
The ‘Quit India’ campaign was launched by the Indian national Congress after the failure of
Cripps Mission
Simla Conference held at the instance of the Governor-General. Lord Wavell
British cabinet mission
None of these
The 42nd Amendment added three new directives to the Constitution which have been listed below. Which one of the following was not added by the 42nd Amendment?
Equal justice and free legal aid
Participation of workers in the management of industries
Protection and improvement of environment and safe-guarding of forests and wild animals
To Uphold and protect the sovereignty, unit and integrity of India
The 45th Amendment to the Indian Constitution related to
Minorities Commission
Commission for scheduled castes and tribes
Extension of reservation of seats for SC and ST
None of the above
The 7th Schedule of the Constitution of India contains.
States and union territories
Salaries of president, vice president , etc.
Union list, state list and concurrent list
Allocation of seats in the Rajya Sabha
The 8th Schedule of the Constitution deals with
The list of 18 regional languages
Fundamental rights
Directive principles of state policy
All of the above
The acquisition of citizenship by persons coming to India as refugees from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries was made difficult through an amendment in the Citizenship Act in
1986
1990
1991
1992
The age of retirement for judges of the supreme court and a high court is
65 and 62 years respectively
62 and 60 years respectively
65 and 60 years respectively
65 years for both
The age of retirement of a judge of a high court in India is
58 years
60 years
62 years
65 years
The amendment of the Constitution can be initiated in
Lok Sabha only
Rajya Sabha only
Legislative assemblies of states
Either house of the Parliament
The appeal can be made to the Supreme court
Only in constitution matters
Only in civil cases
Only in criminal cases
In all the above types of cases
The appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme court implies that case can come to the Supreme Court in the form of appeals against judgements, decrees or final orders of
The high courts
All the courts in the country
All the courts as well as the tribunals set up under different laws
All of the above
The basis of classifying governments as unitary or federal is
Relationship between the centre and states
Relationship between the legislative and executive
Relationship between the legislative and judiciary
Relationship between the prime minister and president
The Cabinet Mission to India was headed by
A.V. Alexander
Hugh Gaitskell
Stafford Cripps
Lord Pethick Lawrence
The candidate for the office of the vice president must be at least
25 years of age
30 years of age
35 years of age
40 years of age
The central government can assign any function to the states
On the directive of the president
On the recommendation of Parliament
Any time it wishes to do so
With the consent of the state government
The central government can give directions to the government with regard to subjects in
The union list
The state list
The concurrent list
All of the above
The chairman of the Rajya Sabha is
Nominated by the president
Elected by the two houses of Parliament
Elected by Parliament and the legislatures of the states jointly
Nominated by prime minister
The chairman of Rajya Sabha is
The prime minister
The vice-president
Speaker of Lok Sabha
The leader of Opposition
The Chief Election Commissioner is
Elected by the Parliament
Appointed by the minister of parliamentary affairs
Appointed by the president
Nominated by the prime minister
The chief executive head of a state is the
Governor
President
Chief minister
Prime minister
The chief justice of India can be removed in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Constitution, by the
President on a resolution by parliament
Parliament alone
Majority of the judges of the Supreme Court
The appointments committee of Parliament
The chief justice of India holds office till the age of
62 years
65 years
70 years
75 years
The chief justice of India is appointed
By the president in consultation with such other judges of supreme court and high courts as he may deem necessary
By the president in consultation with the outgoing chief justice of India
By the president in consultation with the union law minister
By the president in consultation with all the above
The chief minister of a state is
Elected by the state legislature
Appointed by the governor
Appointed by the president
None of the above
The Citizenship Act, 1955 was amended so that citizenship by birth is conferred on those who have been born on or after January 26, 1950 but before June 30, 1987. The later cut-off date was included because
Of an excessive number of refugees from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
The newly independent African nations were telling their Indian settlers to quit
Several fake applications were received
Of an particular reason
The citizenship of a person is terminated if
He acquires the citizenship of some other country
He voluntarily renounces the citizenship
If he has been continuously residing out of India for more than seven years
All of the above
The composition of the UPSC is
Laid down in the Constitution
Determined by Parliament
Determined by the president
Determined by the chairman of the UPSC
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is appointed by the
President of India
Speaker of Lok Sabha
Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee
The Comptroller and Auditor-General can be removed from office
In the same way as the president can be removed
In the same manner as that prescribed for the removal of a Supreme Court judge
By the president on a report by the supreme Court
In none of the above ways
The Constituent Assembly which framed the Indian Constitution was set up in
1945
1946
1947
1949
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1507 days 11 minutes ago

Karthik

there are many mistakes in the answers
India has a single citizenship
Constiutuent assembly is laid down by Cabinet mission in 1946

1763 days 19 hours 48 minutes ago

Inderjeet

Level of questions were fine but a lot of mistakes were there.
Person who made this should get his facts right first.

1932 days 10 hours 35 minutes ago

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Sourav Chakrabarti

CA was Set up under the Cabinet Mission plan !!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constituent_Assembly_of_India

2362 days 7 hours 47 minutes ago

nisha

India has single citizenship

2417 days 19 hours 27 minutes ago

aparna

not bad

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