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Question: The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because

1

it can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution

2

it has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution

3

the Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution

4

All of the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The name of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands was changed to Lakshadweep Act of Parliament

1

1970

2

1971

3

1972

4

1973

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by

1

the people

2

Lok Sabha

3

elected members of the legislative assembly

4

elected members of the legislative council

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The power to decide an election petition is vested in the

1

Parliament

2

Supreme Court

3

High courts

4

Election Commission

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The Parliament exercises control over council of ministers, the real executive, in several ways.

1

Questions

2

Supplementary questions

3

Adjournment motions

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The minimum age to qualify for election to the Lok Sabha is

1

25 years

2

21 years

3

18 years

4

35 years

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The pension of a high court judge is charged to the

1

Consolidated Fund of India

2

Consolidated Fund of the state where he last served

3

Consolidated Funds of the different states where he has served

4

Contingency Fund of India

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The preamble to our constitution provided that India is

1

a sovereign, socialist and democratic republic

2

a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic

3

a sovereign republic with a socialist pattern of society

4

a socialist, secular and democratic republic

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The national anthem was written by

1

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

2

Rabindranath Tagore

3

Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

4

Aurobindo Ghosh

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The member of a State Public Service Commission can be removed on the ground of misbehavior only aft

1

Supreme Court of India

2

High Court of the state

3

committee appointed by the president

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The president can assign any of the functions of the union government to the state government

1

in consultation with the chief justice of India

2

in consultation with the state governor

3

in his discretion

4

in consultation with the government of the state

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The members of a State Commission can be removed by the

1

governor on a report by the Supreme Court

2

governor on a resolution passed by Parliament

3

president on a report by the Supreme Court

4

president on a resolution passed by Parliament

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The members of the Rajya Sabha are

1

directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise

2

elected by the members of the state legislative assemblies

3

elected by the members of the state legislative councils

4

elected by the members of the state legislative councils and state legislative assemblies

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The president addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled together

1

during emergency session summoned for the purpose

2

every session

3

first session after each general election and the first session of each year

4

any session

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The Parliament of India can make use of the residuary powers

1

at all times

2

only during national emergency

3

during national emergency as well as constitutional emergency as well in a state

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The number of writs that can be prayed for and issued by the Supreme Court and/or a High Court is

1

3

2

4

3

5

4

6

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The members of the panchayat are

1

nominated by the district officer

2

the electorates of the respective territorial constituencies

3

nominated by local self-government minister of the state

4

nominated by the block development organization

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The preamble says that the state in India will assure the dignity of the individual. The constitutio

1

equal fundamental rights to each citizen

2

the right to adequate means of livelihood to each individual

3

just and humane conditions of work to each individual

4

equal wages for equal work to each individual irrespective of sex

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The minimum age of the voter in India is

1

15 years

2

18 years

3

21 years

4

25 years

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The present Lok Sabha is the

1

9th Lok Sabha

2

10th Lok Sabha

3

14th Lok Sabha

4

15th Lok Sabha

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The president can expend out of the Contingency Fund of India

1

only with the approval of the Parliament

2

without the approval of the Parliament

3

only in the case of the national calamities

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The members of Lok Sabha hold office for a term of

1

4 years

2

5 years

3

6 years

4

3 years

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The president can dissolve the Lok Sabha on

1

advice of the prime minister

2

advice of the chief justice of India

3

recommendation of Lok Sabha

4

recommendation of the Rajya Sabha

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The president can dismiss a member of the council of ministers

1

on his own

2

on the recommendation of the prime ministers

3

only under emergency conditions

4

with the consent of the speaker

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The oath of office is administered to the members of state council of ministers by

1

the governor

2

the chief minister

3

chief justice of the state high court

4

speaker of legislative assembly

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The members of Lok Sabha are

1

directly elected by the people

2

indirectly elected

3

nominated

4

partly elected and partly nominated

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The parliament can legislate on a subject in the state list

1

if the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third majority declaring the subject in state list of national importance

2

if the legislatures of two or more states recommend to the Parliament to legislate on such a subject with regard to those states

3

for the implementation of treaties and agreements with foreign powers

4

All the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 22 July 1947 and was presented

1

the minorities of India

2

the National Integration Council

3

the women of India

4

the people of India

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The president convenes and prorogues all sessions of Parliament in consultation with

1

the speaker

2

the prime minister

3

the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The minimum age required to become a member of Rajya Sabha is

1

21 years

2

25 years

3

30 years

4

35 years

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The name of the union given in the Constitution is

1

Hindustan or Bharatavarsha

2

India or Hindustan

3

India or Bharat

4

Bharatadesh or India

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The president can be impeached for

1

violating the constitution

2

disregarding Parliament

3

for not taking the prime minister's advice

4

All of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The preamble enshrines certain ideals that were first spelt out in

1

the speech by Jawaharlal Nehru on the banks of Ravi when he called for Purana Swaraj

2

the Nehru report

3

a resolution adopted at the Karachi session of the Indian National Congress

4

the Objectives Resolution adopted by the Constituent Assembly

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The Nagaland State of India cannot be termed as a state because it lacks

1

sovereignty

2

bicameral legislature

3

a high court exclusively of its own

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: Mainstream Nationalism in India

1

was characterized by Chauvinism

2

aimed at restoration of the Hindu state

3

had national socialism as its ultimate goal

4

aimed at emancipation from colonial rule

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The minimum age required to become the prime minister of India is

1

25 years

2

30 years

3

40 years

4

35 years

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The objective of the Morley-Minto Reforms was

1

extension of provincial assemblies

2

to give more powers to local government

3

to abolish the post of secretary of the state for India

4

to establish diarchy in provinces

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The oath of office is conducted to the president by

1

the speaker of Lok Sabha

2

the chief justice of India

3

the vice-president of India

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The members of the state legislative assemblies are elected for a period of

1

2 years

2

6 years

3

5 years

4

3 years

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The oath of office is administered to the Governor by the

1

chief justice of India

2

president

3

chief justice of high court

4

speaker of legislative assembly

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The members of Parliament can express themselves in the House in

1

English only

2

Hindi only

3

English or Hindi

4

English, Hindi or mother tongue

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The nature of the anti-Imperialist struggle was

1

always peaceful and constitutional

2

initially constitutional and by large non-violent

3

based on continuous armed resistance

4

largely supported by foreign powers

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The position of the prime minister of India is superior to that of his counter-part in Britain becau

1

India is the biggest democracy

2

India has adopted the federal system

3

India has a written constitution

4

his office enjoys constitutional basis

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The phrase 'procedure established by the law' means

1

the judges in India cannot question the fairness or validity of a law, provided it is within the limits of the constitution

2

judges in India can question the fairness or validity of an undue law even if it is within the limits of the constitution

3

judges in India can declare a law invalid simply because in their opinion the law is not due or is unjust

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The members of the standing committee are taken from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the ratio of

1

two and one respectively

2

three and one respectively

3

four and one respectively

4

equal members for both the Houses

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The president can be removed from his office before the expiry of his normal term only on the recomm

1

the Supreme Court

2

the chief justice of India

3

council of ministers

4

the two Houses of Parliament

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The new committee system constitutes an improvement over the earlier committee system in so far as

1

it assures representation to all the political parties in proportion to their strength in the Parliament

2

it enables the Parliament to examine the grants of all the ministries and departments in detail

3

it enables the Parliament to accept the demands of various ministries without scrutiny

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The members of the State Public Service Commission are appointed by the

1

chief minister

2

chief justice

3

governor

4

vice-president

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The members of the committees of Parliament are

1

nominated by the leaders of the various parties in the Parliament

2

nominated by the prime minister

3

appointed by the speaker or elected by the House from amongst persons who are not members of Parliament

4

appointed by the speaker or elected by the House from amongst its own members

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The parliament can legislate on the subject in the state list

1

if the President issues an order authorizing it to do so

2

if the Supreme Court of India gives authority to the Parliament of India in this regard

3

if the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third of its to legislate on a state matter in the national interest

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The president can advance money to meet unforeseen expenses, pending authorization by Parliament

1

the Consolidated Fund of India

2

the Contingency Fund

3

both the above funds

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The position of a chief minister is

1

similar to that of the prime minister

2

identical to that of the president

3

a combination of the position of the prime minister and president

4

not constitutional

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: he members of the Rajya Sabha are elected for a term

1

of six years

2

determined by the state legislative assembly of a state

3

of four years

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The office of the prime minister of India

1

has a constitutional basis

2

has a statutory basis

3

has conventional basis

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The powers to legislate with respect to any matter not enumerated in any of the three lists are ment

1

Lok Sabha

2

Judiciary

3

Rajya Sabha

4

Parliament

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The members of the parliamentary committee

1

are appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister

2

are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the speaker

3

are taken from various groups and parties in Parliament in proportion to their respective strength

4

both (b) and (c)

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The Parliament can restrict or abrogate by law, fundamental rights with respect to

1

the members of the armed forces

2

the forces charged with the maintenance of public order

3

the persons employed in any bureau or other organization established by the state for purpose of intelligence

4

All of the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: Preamble enshrines the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity - ideals inspired by the

1

Russian Revolution

2

Irish Revolution

3

French Revolution

4

US Constitution

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The minimum number of members that must be present to hold the meeting of the Lok Sabha is

1

one-fourth of the total membership

2

one-tenth of the total membership of the Houses

3

50 percent strength of the Lok Sabha

4

at least 100 members

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The power to prorogue the Lok Sabha rests with

1

the speaker

2

the president

3

the prime minister

4

the minister for parliamentary affairs

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The Objectives Resolution which laid down the main objectives to guide the deliberations of the Asse

1

Sardar Patel

2

Jawaharlal Nehru

3

K.M. Munshi

4

B.R. Ambedkar

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Correct Answer: 2

Question: The office of the president can fall vacant due to

1

resignation

2

death

3

removal

4

All of the above

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The president demand for further reforms, attended with the dislocation caused by the non-cooperatio

1

Sri John Simon

2

Lord Chelmsford

3

Lord Minto

4

E.S. Montague

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The name of a candidate for the office of president of India may be proposed by

1

any five citizens of India

2

any five members of the Parliament

3

any one member of the Electoral College

4

any ten members of the Electoral College

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Correct Answer: 4

Question: The Parliament enjoys legislative power over subjects in

1

the union list only

2

the concurrent list only

3

both union and concurrent list

4

all the three lists, viz. union list, state list and the concurrent list

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The phrase 'bicameral legislature' means

1

a single assembly

2

an elected legislature

3

a legislature consisting of a lower and an upper chamber

4

parliamentary system of government

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Correct Answer: 3

Question: The position of the president which was undermined by the 42nd amendment was sub-sequently somewhat

1

44th amendment

2

45th amendment

3

26th amendment

4

None of the above

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Correct Answer: 1

Question: The power of Supreme Court of India to decide the dispute between the centre and states falls under

1

advisory jurisdiction

2

appellate jurisdiction

3

original jurisdiction

4

constitutional jurisdiction

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Correct Answer: 3

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