MCQs on Indian Constitution - 59

1. Which of the following are listed as a Directive Principle in our Constitution ? 

1. Complete freedom in the economic field for the interest of consumers and producers. 
2. Regulation of economic system of the country so as to prevent concentration of wealth and means of production. 
3. To ensure decent standard of living and facilities of leisure for all workers. 
4. To protect and improve the environment and to safeguard forests and wild life. 

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


2. Which among the following is not a fundamental duty of a citizen? 

A. Respect to the Constitution 
B. Respect to the National flag 
C. Respect to the Government 
D. Respect to the National anthem


3. Consider the following statements 

1. State shall seek to ensure equal pay for equal work by men and women 
2. State shall seek to ensure equal rights to an adequate means of livelihood 

Which of the above is/are a directive principles of state policy 

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



4. Supreme court ruled that “The Fundamental rights and Directive Principles are in fact supplementary to each other and together constitute an integrated scheme” This is known as? 

A. Doctrine of pith and substance 
B. Doctrine of Harmonization 
C. Doctrine of Colorable legislature 
D. None of the above



5. Which among the following is correct regarding Directive Principles in the constitution ? 

A. Positive injunctions 
B. Negative injunctions 
C. Justifiable injunctions 
D. Statements injunctions



6. Which among the following does not come under Fundamental Duties of a citizen in India

1. To Protect and Improve Natural Environment 
2. To have compassion for living creatures 

Which of the above is/are correct? 

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



7. Consider the following statements about the Directive Principles of State Policy and find out the correct answer 

A. While the Fundamental Rights restrain the government from doing certain things, the Directive Principles exhort the government to do certain things. 
B. The DPSPs are not enforceable in the courts and do not create any justicable rights in favour of the individuals. 
C. The Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharati case ruled that DPSPs constitute the basic features of the Constitution and cannot be changed by Parliament. 
D. All of the above are correct


8. Which of the following are the differences between the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles ? 

1. Fundamental Rights are negative instructions, while the Directive Principles are positive instruction to the government. 
2. Fundamental Rights are justiciable while the Directive Principles are non-justiciable.
3. Fundamental Rights enjoy constitutional basis while the Directive Principles are based on conventions. 

A. 1 and 2 
B. 1 and 3 
C. 1,2 and 3 
D. None of these



9. The fundamental rights in Indian constitution primarily act as limitations upon the powers of the 

1. Executive 
2. Legislature 
3. Individuals 

Select the correct answer using the codes given below 

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


10. What are the Gandhian principles incorporated in the Indian Constitution ? 

1. Efforts to be made for the development of weaker or backward sections of the society.
2. Prohibition on the use of intoxicating liquor except for medicinal purposes. 
3. Organization of village panchyats. 
4. Establishment of cottage and small scale industries in rural areas. 

A. 1,3 and 4 
B. 1,2 and 3 
C. 2,3 and 4 
D. All of these




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