1. When can a President use his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister
(a) When no political oarty enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha.
(b) Only when the Lok Sabha has been dissolved.
(c) In all circumstances
(d) In no circumstances

2. If in a country there happens to be the office of monarchy as well as a Parliamentary form of government this monarch will be called
(a) Head of the State
(b) Head of the Cabinet
(c) Head of the government
(d) Both Head of the government and State

3. One feature distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the Vidhan Parishad is
(a) Power of impeachment
(b) Indirect election
(c) Nomination of members
(d) Tenure of membership

4. Chief Ministers of all the states are ex-officio members of the
(a) Planning Commission
(b) National Development Council
(c) Inter State Council
(d) Finance Commission

5. Who, among the following, has the final right to sanction the expenditure of public money in India 
(a) Speaker
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Parliament

6. Which of the following is not an essential qualification for appointment as a Governor
(a) He must not be a member of either House of Parliament.
(b) He should be a domicile of the state to which he is being appointed.
(c) He should be a citizen of India.
(d) He must have completed the age of 35 years

7. The President nominates 12 members of the Rajya Sabha according to
(a) Their performance as office bearers of cultural societies.
(b) The recommendations made by the Vice President.
(c) Their role played in political set up of the country.
(d) Their distinction in the field of science, art, literature and social service.

8. Which Article of the Constitution empowers the President to appoint a Commission to investigate the condition of backward classes in general and suggest ameliorative measures?
(a) Art 342
(b) Art 344
(c) Art 340
(d) Art 339

9. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India ?
(a) Either House of Parliament
(b) Any Vidhan Sabha
(c) Only Lok Sabha
(d) Rajya Sabha

10. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India
(a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(b) Charan Singh
(c) Morarji Desai
(d) Indira Gandhi

11. What is the minimum age for appointment as a Governor ?
(a) 35 years
(b) 40 years
(c) 25 years
(d) 30 years

12. Chief Minister of a State is responsible to
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) Legislative Assembly
(d) Governor

13. The administrative and operational control of the Armed Forces is exercised by the
(a) Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs with Prime Minister as the Chairman
(b) Ministry of Defence
(c) Three Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force Staff
(d) President

14. What is the position of a Minister of State in the Central Government ?
(a) He is a Minister of Central Government but not a member of the Cabinet.
(b) He looks after the interests of the State Cabinet.
(c) He is the nominee of the State Governor.
(d) He is the nominee of the State Cabinet.

15. Who among the following is directly responsible to Parliament for all matters concerning the Defence Services of India ?
(a) President
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Defence Minister
(d) Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs

16. How many times the President of India can seek re-election to his post?
(a) Once
(b) 3 times
(c) 2 times
(d) Any number of times

17. Who among the following has the power to form a new state within the Union of India?
(a) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Supreme Court

18. Is the Prime Minister bound to advise the President on matters on which his advice is sought ?
(a) If the Council of Ministers so desires.
(b) Yes
(c) No
(d) It is discretionary

19. When the Vice President officiates as President he draws the salary of
(a) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(b) Both (A) and ( C )
(c) President
(d) Member of Parliament

20. Who among the following can attend meetings of the Union Cabinet ?
(a) President
(b) Cabinet Ministers
(c) Ministers of State
(d) Deputy Ministers