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Questions Day 19 – Indian Polity

1. Consider the following statements regarding executive branch of government:

  1. The executive is often involved in framing of policy decisions.
  2. The permanent executive in India is directly responsible to people.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

2. Executive based on principle of collective leadership is found in which among the following system of government ?

  1. Constitutional Monarchy.
  2. Parliamentary Republic.
  3. Semi Presidential system.
  4. Presidential System.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

3. Consider the following statements.

  1. All the members of legislative assemblies of Delhi and Puducherry participate in the election of President.
  2. Members of a dissolved legislative assembly where fresh elections are not held are eligible for voting in Presidential election.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

4. Consider the following statements regarding President election..

  1. There is equality between states in the process of presidential election.
  2. The vote of an MP has a greater value compared to that of an MLA.
  3. Presidential election can be declared void by the supreme court.

Which of the above statements are true ?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. All the above

5. Which of the following cabinet committees is NOT headed by the Prime Minister?

  1. Political Affairs Committee
  2. Economic Affairs Committee
  3. Appointments Committee
  4. Parliamentary Affairs Committee

6.Regarding the seat seat of the supreme court consider the following:

  1. The Constitution declares Delhi as the seat of the Supreme Court.
  2. No other places can be a seat of Supreme Court without amendment of constitution under Article 368.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

7.Consider the following statements regarding delegated legislation:

  1. Indian Constitution does not allow the practice of delegated legislation.
  2. The concept of delegated legislation goes against the principles of separation of powers and parliamentary democracy.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

8. Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court extends to which among the following?

  1. Disputes between different units of the Indian Federation.
  2. A dispute arising out of any pre-Constitution treaty, agreement etc.
  3. Inter-state water disputes.
  4. Any suit brought before the Supreme Court by a private citizen against the Centre or a state.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

9. Consider the following statements.

  1. The Speaker of Lok sabha advises the President regarding summoning and proroguing of the sessions of Parliament.
  2. The Speaker of Lok Sabha can arrange a secret sitting on the request of a minister.
  3. The oath of Speaker is administered by the Protem speaker.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

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10.Consider the following statements.

  1. Union territories does not have representation in Rajya Sabha.
  2. Only elected members are present in Lok Sabha.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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

11. With reference to Central Administrative Tribunals (CAT) , which of the following statements are true?

  1. CAT has original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and all service matters of all public servants covered by it.
  2. Members of defence forces are not covered under it, however, civilian employees of defence forces comes under jurisdiction of CAT.
  3. CAT is bound to function by the procedure laid down by CRPC and Indian Evidence Act.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

12. Consider the following statements regarding Union Territories:

  1. Delhi and Puducherry are the only UTs with a legislative assembly.
  2. The Parliament can make laws on any subject of three lists for all UTs except Puducherry and Delhi.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct

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

13. Consider the statements regarding 73rd Amendment Act of 1992:

  1. It provided statutory status to Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  2. Uniformity in structure to Panchayati Raj Institutions were brought about by the amendment.
  3. Act provides for a Gram Sabha as the foundation of the Panchayati Raj System.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. A candidate to Rajya Sabha  has to be an elector in the state from where he is to be elected.
  2. The Prime Minister of the country has to be invariably a member of the Lok Sabha.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

15. Which of the following Urban Local Bodies do not have any elected members in it?

  1. Notified Area Committee
  2. Town Area Committee
  3. Cantonment Board
  4. Township
  5. Port Trust

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1,3 and 5
  2. 1,2 and 4
  3. 1 and 4
  4. All of the above.

16. Which of the following statements are true regarding reservation of seats in Panchayati Raj System in India:

  1. Act provided for 33 percent reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  2. One-third of the total number of offices of chairpersons in the Panchayats at each level is reserved for women by the act.
  3. Act authorises the legislature of a state to make reservation of seats in favour of backward classes.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

17.Consider the following statements regarding election procedure:

  1. Seeking votes of overseas electors by going abroad by the candidates or their agents or party leaders is prohibited under the law
  2. Any inducement to overseas electors by offering to bear the travel expenses to come to India for the purpose of voting, would amount to the electoral offence of ‘bribery’

Which of the statements above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

18. Which of the following are not covered under Right To Information Act (RTI) ?

  1. Local Self Governments
  2. Judiciary
  3. Political parties
  4. Intelligence Bureau

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

19.Consider the following statements regarding to Fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution:

  1. They are automatically enforceable and do not require any separate legislation for their implementation.
  2. They are positive instructions to state to establish a just and equitable society.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

20.Suppose an important constitutional amendment passed by Lok sabha has been turned down by Rajya Sabha. What are the options available to government to get the amendment passed ?

  1. Call for a joint sitting of both houses presided by Lok sabha speaker.
  2. Refer the matter to President who uses his discretionary powers to decide whether to give assent or not.
  3. Override Rajya sabha’s decision by getting consent from more than half of the state legislatures.
  4. There are no constitutional avenues to clear such a deadlock.

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