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Question Day 17 Indian Polity

Q1. Consider the following statement with reference to Parliamentary Accounts Committee :

  1. It  was formed under the Government of India Act, 1935.
  2. It is a joint committee consisting of 15 members from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha who are elected according to principle of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.
  3. As per  its chairman by ‘Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business’  is selected from the Opposition parties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q2. Consider the following statements with reference to Inter-State Council (ISC) :

  1. Article 263 provides the establishment of an Inter-State Council to effect coordination between the states and between Centre and states.
  2. It is a permanent constitutional body.
  3. The ISC is proposed to meet thrice a year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 only
  3. 1 ,2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3 only

 

Q3. With reference to special status of Jammu and Kashmir consider the following statements:

  1. The state’s residents live under a separate set of laws.
  2. Indian citizens from other states cannot purchase land or property in Jammu & Kashmir.
  3. The Union government cannot declare emergency on grounds of internal disturbance or imminent danger unless it is made at the request or with the concurrence of the state government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q4. . Which of the following are related to Right to Equality under the provisions of Articles 14 – 18 of the Constitution of India ?

  1. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of   birth
  2. Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment
  3. Educational and cultural rights to minorities
  4. Abolition of untouchability

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 2,3 and 4 only
  2. 1,2,3 and 4
  3. 1 and 4 only
  4. 1,2 and 4 only

 

Q5.  Consider the following statements regarding Fundamental duties:

  1. The Swaran Singh Committee recommended the incorporation of a list of Fundamental Duties of the people of India.
  2. The Article 51A was added by an amendment Act which enumerated 11 Fundamental Duties of the People of India at that time.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. National emergency can be declared only once was has started
  2. National emergency is proclaimed for whole of the country
  3. 44th constitutional amendment replaced the word “internal disturbance “ with “armed rebellion” in article 352

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 3 only  
  2. 1,2only
  3. 1,3 only
  4. 2 ,3 only

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Q7.  Under article 54, the president is elected by the members if an electoral college consisting of –

  1. Members of both houses of parliament
  2. members of the legislative assemblies of states , NCT of Delhi and Puducherry

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q8. Consider the following statements with reference ‘Eighth Schedule of Constitution’ :

  1. Eighth Schedule of the Constitution contains 18 languages.
  2. Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali were added to ‘Eighth Schedule’ in 2004 .
  3. Sitakant Mohapatra Committee was set up to evolve a set of objective criteria for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

 

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding question hour in parliament :

  1. A starred question requires a written answer and supplementary questions can not follow.
  2. An unstarred question requires oral answer and supplementary questions can follow.
  3. A short notice question is answered orally followed by supplementary questions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 3 only

 

 

Q10. Consider the following authorities:

  1. Chairman of state public service commission
  2. Governor of the state
  3. State Election Commissioner

Which of the above can be removed only by the President?

  1. 1 , 2 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 2 , 3 Only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q11. In which of the following cases, the Supreme Court ruled that “judicial review” is a “basic feature” of the Constitution and hence, it cannot be amended?

  1. Golaknath v. State of Punjab
  2. Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala
  3. Minerva Mills Ltd. v. Union Of India
  4. Miss Bindiya Mukhija v. State Of Punjab

 

 

Q12. Which of the following Article of Constitution  states“the Chief Justice of a High Court for any State may at any time, with the previous consent of the President, request any person who has held the office of a Judge of that Court or of any other High Court to sit and act as a Judge of the High Court for that State.”

  1. 224
  2. 224A
  3. 242
  4. 242A

 

Q13. Consider the following statements with reference to pardoning power of President and Governor:

  1. The President’s powers to pardon in Article 72 are different from those granted to the Governor in Article 161.
  2. Governor does not have powers of suspension, commutation and remission of a death sentence.
  3. The President has the right to pardon punishments of sentences given under Court Martial, whereas the governor does not have this power.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q14. Consider the following statements with reference to Attorney General Of India :

  1. Attorney General is the highest legal officer in the country.
  2. He has the right to speak, to vote and to take part in the proceedings of both Houses of Parliament and their joint sittings and any committee of Parliament of which he may be a member.
  3. Privileges and immunities of Attorney General are similar to Member of Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

 

Q15. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under Article 143, the Supreme court can give opinion on disputes arising out of pre-constitution treaties and agreements.
  2. Every judge of a High court is appointed by the Governor in consultation with the Chief Justice of India, Chief Justice of the High court of that state with the prior consent of the President.
  3. The maximum age up to which the judges of the Supreme court and High Court can hold office is 65.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1 ,2 and 3
  4. 2 only

 

Q16. Consider the following statements regarding The State Legislature and choose the correct option:

  1. The Constitution provide for the mechanism of joint sitting of two houses of the State legislature to resolve a deadlock between them over the passage of a Bill.
  2. A Bill, originated in the Legislative Council and sent to the Legislative Assembly, is rejected by the latter, the Bill ends and becomes dead.
  3. A bill which has originated in the in the Legislative Council and sent to the Legislative assembly, if it is rejected by the latter then the mechanism of passing the Bill for the second time(by The Council) to resolve the deadlock, applies.

Select the answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q17. To ensure the independence of the election commission, the Constitution has specified which of the following?

  1. Election Commissioners can be removed only after a resolution to that effect has been passed in Parliament with a majority of two-third present and voting.
  2. During the tenure, the service conditions of the Election Commissioners cannot be varied to their disadvantage.
  3. Election Commissioners are barred from accepting any government posts after retirement.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

 

 

Q18. Consider the following statements with reference to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) :

  1. It is a constitutional body established in 1993.
  2. This apex body is responsible for protecting and promoting human rights related to life, liberty, equality and dignity of individuals as guaranteed by the constitution of India and international covenants.
  3. It’s Chairman should be a retired Chief Justice of India.

Which the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q19. Which of the following is/are the criteria for becoming national party in India ?

  1. Secures at least six percent (6%) of the valid votes polled in any four or more states, at a general election to the House of the People or, to the State Legislative Assembly; and in addition, it wins at least four seats in the House of the People from any State or States.
  2. Wins at least two percent (2%) seats in the House of the People, and these members are elected from at least three different States.
  3. A party has got recognition as a state party in at least six states.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

 

Q20. Consider the following statements with reference to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) :

  1. It is the main investigation agency of the central government for cases relating to corruption and major criminal probes.
  2. CBI was set up by a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs in 1963
  3. CBI is not a statutory body

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

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