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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 48

1. Which Article of the Constitution of India mentioned the posts of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha ?

A. 90
B. 89
C. 93
D. 94



2. Arrange the seven sister states in which they got statehood in chronological order. 

1. Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya
2. Arunachal pradesh, Mizoram 
3. Assam 
4. Nagaland 

Choose the correct sequence. 

A. 3, 4, 2, 1 
B. 3, 4, 1, 2 
C. 1, 2, 3, 4 
D. 3, 2, 1, 4



3. In which session of Parliament, Railway and General Budgets are presented ?

A. Monsoon session
B. First session
C. Winter session
D. None of the above




4. Consider the following statements regarding Article 32 

1. The right to move to the supreme court by appropriate proceeding for the enforcement of the fundamental rights is guaranteed 
2. The supreme court shall have power to issue directions or orders or writs for the enforcement of any of the fundamental rights 
3. Parliament can empower any other court to issue directions, orders and writ of all kinds 

Which of the above statement is wrong? 

A. 1 only 
B. 2 only 
C. 3 only 
D. None of the above



5. Given below are two statements one labelled as assertion(A) and the other labelled as reason(R) 

Assertion(A): The supreme court has been constituted as the defender and guarantor of the fundamental rights of the citizens. 

Reason(R): The supreme court’s vested with the ‘original’ and ‘wide’ powers for the purpose. 

In the context of the above 2 statements which one of the following is correct? 

A. Both A and R are true and R the correct explanation of A 
B. Both A and R are true and R not correct explanation of A 
C. A is true, but R is false 
D. A is false, but R is true


6. The Writ of Prohibition on be issued only against 

1. Judicial authorities 
2. Non - Judicial authorities 

Which of the above is/are correct? 

A. 1 only 
B. 2 only 
C. Both 1 and 2 
D. Neither 1 nor 2


7. Which among the following statements is/are false?

1. For qualifying to the Lok Sabha, a person must be a at least 25 years of age
2. A person can be a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the same time
3. A person belonging to Scheduled Caste of Scheduled Tribe can contest elections from a general seal also, and not just the reserved seat
4. If a member of either of the Houses votes against the directions given by his party, he can be deemed to be disqualified
Choose the correct code. 

A. Only 1
B. Only 2 and 4
C. Only 3
D. Only 2


8. Where wards Committees are found ?


A. Gram Sabha
B. Gram Panchayat
C. Municipalities
D. None of the above



9. Which of the right(s) can be enforced under Article 32? 

1. Fundamental rights 
2. Statutory rights 
3. Customary rights 

Which are the above is/are considered? 

A. 1 only 
B. 1 and 2 only 
C. 1 and 3 only 
D. All of the above



10. In Which way the Writ jurisdiction of the Supreme court differs from that of a High court 

1. The writ jurisdiction of the Supreme court is narrower than that of High court 
2. The territorial jurisdiction of the Supreme court for the purpose of issuing writs is wider than that of a High court 

Which are the above is/are considered? 

A. 1 only 
B. 2 only 
C. Both 1 and 2 
D. Neither 1 nor 2



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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 47

1. Which of the Article was described as “An Articles without which the constitution would be a nullify . It is the very soul of the constitution and the very heart of it” by Dr. Ambedkar. Which are the above is/are considered?

A. Article 30 
B. Article 33 
C. Article 32 
D. Article 29


2. Which of the ‘Prerogative Writs’ is both preventive as well as curative. 

A. Habeas Corpus 
B. Mandamus 
C. Prohibition 
D. Certiorari


3. Who among the following administers the oath of office to the Governor?

A. Chief Minister
B. President
C. Chief Justice of India
D. Chief Justice of concerned State High Court


4. Consider the following statements: 

1. Article 2 deals with the admission or establishment of new states. 
2. Article 3 deals with the formation of new states and alternation of areas, boundaries or name of existing states. 

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? 

A. 1 only 
B. 2 only 
C. Both 1 and 2 
D. Neither 1 nor 2


5. Which among the following statements is/are true?

1. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha both follow the method of Proportional Representation for electing members
2. Rajya Sabha members are elected by the elected members of the state legislative assemblies
3. Maximum strength of Lok Sabha is fixed at 552
4. The voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 by the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988.

Codes: 


A. Only 1 and 3
B. Only 2 and 3
C. Only 1,3, and 4
D. Only 2,3, and 4


6. Which was the Associate-state converted into a state? 

A. Sikkim 
B. Meghalaya 
C. Tripura 
D. Arunachal Pradesh


7. Which law officer shall have the right to speak in both the Houses of Parliament ?


A. Solicitor General
B. Advocate General
C. Attorney General
D. Legal Advisor




8. According to Article 32, The Writs issued by supreme court may include 

1. Habeas corpus 
2. Mandamus 
3. Prohibition 
4. Certiorari 
5. Quo-warranto 

Which are the above are considered? 

A. 1 and 2 only 
B. 2 and 3 only 
C. 2, 3 and 5 only 
D. All of the above


9. The Writ of Prohibition can not be issued against 

1. Quori Judicial authorities 
2. Administrative authorities 
3. Legislative bodies 
4. Private individuals (or) bodies 

Which are the above are correct? 

A. 1 and 2 only 
B. 2 and 3 only 
C. 2, 3 and 4 only 
D. All of the above



10. Who among the following administers the oath of office to the Governor?

A. Chief Minister
B. President
C. Chief Justice of India
B. Chief Justice of concerned State High Court



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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 46

1. Through article 3 of the constitution which of the following can be done 

1. Increase the area of any state 
2. Diminish the area of any state 
3. Alter the boundaries of any state 
4. Alter the name of any state 

Which of the above statements are correct? 

A. 1 and 2 only 
B. 3 and 4 only 
C. 1, 2 and 3 only 
D. All of the above



2. Whenever there is a change in the name (or) number of states or union territory which of the schedule(s) will be under change? 

1. First schedule 
2. Second schedule 
3. Third schedule 
4. Fourth schedule 

Which of the above option(s) is/are correct? 

A. 1 only 
B. 3 only 
C. 1 and 2 only 
D. 1 and 4 only


3. Which one of the following is human right as well as a fundamental right under the constitution of India

A. Right to information 
B. Right to education 
C. Right to work 
D. Right to reside



4. Take the case of dignity and equal rights for women. How do democracies help? 

A. Women in democracies have equal degree of political representation in legislature 
B. Women in democracies have guaranteed rights and are always treated with respect 
C. Women in democracies are not subjected to sex discrimination in most aspects of social life 
D. In democracies, the principle of equality is accepted as legal norm, which makes it easier to guarantee their freedom and dignity



5. All the executive actions of the government of the state are taken in whose name?

A. Chief Minister
B. Governor
C. President
D. None of the above


6. Planing Commission is a -


A. Political body
B. Non-political body
C. Quasi-political body
D. Statutory body



7. Consider the following statements about the right to information (RTI) Act, 2005 and select one which is not provided for or specially exempted 

A. It is not applicable in the state of Jammu and Kashmir 
B. An applicant making request for information will have to give reasons for seeking information 
C. Removal of chief information officer 
D. Every information commissioner shall hold office for a term of 5 years or till the age of 65 years whichever is earlier.



8. Which one of the following subjects comes under the common jurisdiction of the Supreme court and the High court?

 A. Mutual disputes among states
 B. Dispute between centre and state 
 C. Protection of the fundamental rights
 D. Protection from the violation of the constitution



9. Which among the following statements is/are NOT true about the conditions of a Governor's office?

1. A Governor can simultaneously function as a member of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or State Legislature while discharging his duties as a Governor of other state
2. The Governor should not hold any office of profit
3. The same person can be appointed as a Governor of 2 or more states
4. The Governor has personal immunity from any liabilities regarding his official acts

A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Only 3
D.  All are true



10. National Development council was constituted on 


A. August 16, 1950
B. April 1,1951
C. August 6, 1952
D. august 16, 1952




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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 45

1. The judge of the Supreme Court of India now retire at the age of

(A) 62 years
(B) 60 years
(C) 65 years
(D) 58 years



2. What is NOT true about the Directive Principles of State Policy? 

(A) They are borrowed from the Irish constitution
(B) They are meant for promoting social and economic democracy
(C) They can be enforced in court of law
(D) They are classified into – Gandhian, Socialistic, and liberal-intellectual 


3. Which of the following bills cannot be introduced first in the Rajya Sabha?


(A) Bill bringing a State under the President's rule
(B) Money Bill
(C) Bill pertaining to the removal of the President by impeachment
(D) Bill proclaiming all the State of emergency arising out of war or external aggression.



4. The functions of the Committee on Estimates, as incorporated in the Constitution of India, shall be to

  1. report what economies, improvements in organization, efficiency or administrative reform may be effected
  2. suggest alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration
  3. examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the policy implied in the estimates
  4. examine the reports, if any, of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the public undertakings
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 3 and 4


5. First state in India which was created on linguistic basis ?

(A) Gujarat
(B) Kerala
(C) Haryana
(D) Andhra Pradesh




6. What does the word “Secular” mean?

(A) absolutely independent, 
(B) system of political economy that ensures equitable distribution of wealth and protects from exploitation
(C) having no official state religion and granting every citizen the right to freely follow any religion of his or her choice 
(D) granting equal voting rights to every single citizen of the nation 



7. During which Five Year Plan was Green Revolution initiated in India?

(A) 5th
(B) 6th
(C) 4th
(D) 3rd



8. The provisions relating to the fundamental rights in the constitution of India 

(A) Cannot be amended 
(B) Can be amended by a simple majority in the Parliament 
(C) Can be amended by a two thirds majority in the Parliament 
(D) Can be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting in the Parliament and ratified by a majority of the state legislatures.


9. Consider the following statements 

1. The Article 20 of the constitution of India states that no person can be convicted for any office except for the violation of law in force at the time of the commission of the act charged as an offence. 

2.The Article 21 of the constitution of India states that no person shall be deprived of his life and personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(A) Only 1 
(B) Only 2 
(C) Both 1 and 2 
(D) Neither 1 nor 2



10. Which among the following can be said to be a part of the Parliament of India?

1. President
2. Lok Sabha
3. Rajya Sabha
4. Governors of states

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) only 2 and 3
(B) only 1,2, and 3
(C) only 4
(D) All of the above




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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 44

1. In the Parliament of India Upper House in known as?

(A) Lok Sabha
(B) Rajya Sabha
(C) Council of States
(D) None of the above



2. The Departmental Committee of the Parliament of India on the Welfare of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and  the Scheduled Tribes (STs) shall

  1. examine whether the Union Government has secured due representation of the SCs and the STs in the services and posts under its control
  2. report on the working of the welfare programmes for the SCs and the STs in the Union Territories
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2



3. In the National Flag, what does saffron colour represent ?


(A) Spirit of Renunciation
(B) Spirit of colours
(C) Spirit of Human nature
(D) None of the above



4. In the National Flag, which colour is used in the wheel?


(A) Blue
(B) Navy Blue
(C) Red Green
(D) Green-White



5. The Committee on Public Accounts under the Constitution of India is meant for

  1. The examination of accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by the House for the expenditure of the Government of India
  2. scrutinizing report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
  3. suggesting the form in which estimates shall be presented to the Parliament
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 2 only
(D) 1,2 and 3



6. The speaker of the Lok Sabha:

(A) Has no right to vote
(B) Votes like any other member of the Lok Sabha
(C) Has two votes-one in ordinary course and another in case of tie
(D) Votes only in case of tie



7. Chief Election Commissioner of India holds office for a period of ?

(A) six years
(B) during the pleasure of the President
(C) For six years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
(D) for five years or till the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier



8. Which of the following motion is not related when the demand for grants are considered and passed by the Lok Sabha?

(A) Policy Cut Motion
(B) Censure Motion
(C) Economy Cut Motion
(D) Token Cut Motion



9. Fundamental Duties were added in the Constitution after the recommendation of which committee?

(A) Kalelkar committee
(B) Ketkar committee
(C) Chavan committee
(D) Swaran Singh committee


10. The First Election Commissioner of India was


(A) Dr.Nagendra Singh
(B) S.P.Sen Verma
(C) Sukumar Sen
(D) K.V.K.Sundaram




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MCQs on Indian Constitution - 43

1. Which of the following statements are correct in respect of Niti Aayog?

(a) It is a constitutional body.
(b) It is a statutory body.
(c) It is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body.
(d) It is a think-tank.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) (a) and (d)
(B) (b) and (d)
(C) (c) and (d)
(D) (b), (c) and (d)


2. Which of the following amendments in the Constitution of India are related with the institution of "Panchayat Raj"?

1. 106th
2.  100th
3.  73rd
4. 74th


Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 & 2
(D) Both 3 & 4



3. The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) has been declared unconstitutional by

(A) The Supreme Court of India
(B) The High Court
(C) The High Court and the Supreme Court both
(D) The President of India


4. The first Five-Year Plan in India was launched in the year?


(A) 1951
(B) 1947
(C) 1948
(D) 1949



5. The Kothari Commission's report was entitled on:

(A) Education and National Development
(B) Learning to be adventure
(C) Diversification of Education
(D) Education and socialization in democracy



6. Who is the Chief Law Officer of India ?

(A) Secretary, Law Department
(B) Attorney General
(C) Advocate General
(D) Solicitor General


7. Which part of the Constitution of India is known as "Code of Administrators”?

(A) Part I
(B) Part II
(C) Part III
(D) Part IV


8. Who prepared the first draft Constitution of India ?


(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B) Gandhiji
(C) Advisory Branch of the Constituent Assembly
(D) Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel



9. When did Constituent Assembly adopt a national Flag?


(A) 22nd Aug. 1947
(B) 22nd July 1947
(C) 22nd Jan. 1947
(D) 22nd Oct. 1947

10. Which one of the following is not the tool of good governance?

(A) Right to information
(B) Citizens' Charter
(C) Social Auditing
(D) Judicial Activism



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1. Which of the following statements about controller & Auditor General of India are correct?

(i) It is a British Legacy.
(ii) It is independent and autonomous to undertake public audit.
(iii) It does not have the power to determine the nature and extent of the audit.
(iv) It has the inherent right to determine what should be included in the audit report.

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

Codes:
(A) (i), (ii), (iii)
(B) (i), (ii), (iv)
(C) (ii), (iii), (iv)
(D) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)



2. Which of the following does not have Panchayati Raj Institutions?

(A) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(B) Daman and Diu
(C) Delhi
(D) Lakshadweep



3. Which of the following committees recommended the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act?

(A) B.D. Sharma Committee
(B) Second Administrative Reforms Commission
(C) M.M. Punchhi Commission
(D) Dileep Singh Bhuria Committee



4. In which part of the Constitution of India, ‘Economic and Social Planning’ is included?

(A) Union List
(B) State List
(C) Concurrent List
(D) Eighth Schedule



5. Which Indian artist decorated the handwritten Copy of the Constitution?

(A) Mihir Sen
(B) S.N. Banerji
(C) Mukesh Bandhopadhyaya
(D) Nandalal Bose


6. The model code of conduct for Political parties and candidates to be followed during election is:

(A) Laid down in the constitution of India
(B) Specified in the representation of the People Act. 1951
(C) Enjoined by the supreme court
(D) A voluntary agreement among recognized political parties.



7. Which Article is described as the "Heart and Soul of the Constitution" ?

(A) Article 20
(B) Article 32
(C) Article 36
(D) Article 50



8. Which report of Second Administrative Reforms Commission is related to ‘State and District Administration’?

(A) 12th
(B) 13th
(C) 14th
(D) 15th



9. The State Election Commission conducts, controls and supervises municipal elections as per

(A) Article 325
(B) Article 241
(C) Article 243-K
(D) Article 245-D


10. Who is the chairman of the Lok Sabha ?

(A) President
(B) Minister of Parliament affairs
(C) Speaker
(D) Prime Minister



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