MCQs on Indian Constitution - 66

1. A resolution passed under Clause (1) of Article 249 shall remain in force for such period not exceeding

(A) Three months
(B) Six months
(C) Nine months
(D) Twelve months

2. The President’s rule under Article 356 of the Constitution of India remains valid in the State for maximum period of

(A) One month
(B) Three months
(C) Six months
(D) One year

3. The power of the Parliament to amend the Constitution of India is a constituent power laid down in Article 368 by

(A) Twenty Fourth Amendment Act
(B) Twenty Sixth Amendment Act
(C) Forty Second Amendment Act
(D) Forty Fourth Amendment Act

4. Which one of the following features does not support the federal character of Indian Constitution?

(A) Distribution of powers between Centre and States
(B) Authority of Courts
(C) Supremacy of the Constitution
(D) Single citizenship

5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List – I
List – II
I. Law declared by the Supreme Court to be binding on all courts.
(a) Article 141
II. Advisory jurisdiction of Supreme Court.
(b) Article 143
III. Power of Supreme Court to review its own judgement.
(c) Article 137
IV. Appeal by Special Leave
d) Article 136


              I           II           III          IV
(A)       (a)        (b)        (c)       (d)
(B)       (b)        (a)        (c)       (d)
(C)       (a)        (c)        (d)       (b)
(D)       (b)        (c)        (a)       (d)

6. In which of the following cases free and fair election is recognized as basic structure of Indian Constitution?

(A) Indira Gandhi V. Raj Narayan
(B) Minerva Mills V. Union of India
(C) Both (A) and (B) above
(D) None of the above

7. Which one of the following cases is not related to the doctrine of severability?

(A) A.K. Gopalan V. State of Madras
(B) R.M.D.C. V. Union of India
(C) Minerva Mills Ltd. V. Union of India
(D) Kihota Holohan V. Zachithu

8. ‘Rule of Law’ means

(i) Supremacy of Judiciary
(ii) Supremacy of Law
(iii) Equality before Law
(iv) Supremacy of Parliament

(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iv)
(D) (ii) and (iii)

9. Writ of Mandamus may be issued to

(A) Compel the judicial or quasi-judicial authorities only to act.
(B) Compel the authority to act.
(C) Compel the authority, how to act.
(D) Compel a private person.

10. Writ of Quo Warranto can be issued

(A) against any person.
(B) against public officer, who wish to assume the office.
(C) against public officer, who is holding public office.
(D) against public officer, who has ceased to hold the office.

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