December 13, 2014

100 Questions Quiz in Indian Polity - Set 1 for UPSC Civil Service Exams

 1 Q) Under which Constitutional Article, Union Government has the power to give direction to the State Govt. regarding any of the provisions of the Constitution-
(A) Article 368
(B) Article 362
(C) Article 365
(D) Article 367

2 Q) Who acts as the Chairman of the Election Commission after appointment as Election Commissioner-
(A) Prime Minister
(B) Home Minister
(C) Chief Appointment Officer
(D) Chief Election Commissioner

3 Q) In the Constituent Assembly, which parties were members-
(A) Congress, Muslim League, Unionist Muslim
(B) Unionist Scheduled Caste, Krishak Poja, Scheduled Castes Federation, Sikh (Non Congress)
(C) Communists, Independents
(D) All the above

4 Q) How many number of sessions were held in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Twenty sessions
(B) Twelve sessions
(C) Twenty-five sessions
(D) Twenty-eight sessions

5 Q) Under whose advice, the President shall have the power of summoning, prorogation and dissolution-
(A) Home Minister
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Council of Ministers
(D) Parliamentary Affairs Ministers

6 Q) On whose recommendation, Election Commissioner or Regional Election Commissioner shall be removed from the office-
(A) Chief Judicial Magistrate
(B) President
(C) Election Commission
(D) None of the above

7 Q) Under the Indian Constitution, what is the concept behind the protection of President and Governors-
(A) President & Governors are above the law
(B) President & Governors make any law for the Constitution
(C) President and Governors are answerable to Prime Minister
(D) President and Governors shall not be answerable to any court to the exercise and performance of the powers and duties of their office

8 Q) During the time of Jawahar Lal Nehru, how many Times Presidents Rule was reproduced----
A) Seven
(B) Two
(C) Zero
(D) Four

9 Q) In the Parliament of India Upper House in known as-
(A) Lok Sabha
(B) Rajya Sabha
(C) Council of States
(D) None of the above

10 Q) Which constitutional article defines the Bar to interference by Courts in disputes arising out of certain treaties, agreements, etc.-
(A) Article 363
(B) Article 370
(C) Article 371
(D) Article 372

11 Q) During the time of Indira Gandhi, what was the number of President's Rule imposed-
(A) 16
(B) 48
(C) 4
(D) 6

12 Q) Through which Constitutional Amendment, Article 329A relating with the subject of Election was inserted-
(A) 25th Amendment Act 1971
(B) 27th Amendment Act 1971
(C) 28th Amendment Act 1972
(D) 39th Amendment Act 1975

13 Q) Which Constitution is in the written form for the first time by an elected body during the Modern period-
(A) India
(B) America
(C) Britain
(D) France

14 Q) Whom the Rajya Sabha has the power for removal-
(A) Speaker
(B) Deputy Speaker
(C) Council of President
(D) Deputy Chairman

15 Q) Which Article mentions the conduct of business of the Houses of Parliament-
(A) 99
(B) 100
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

16 Q) In the Govt. of India Act 1935, Federal List contained which kind of subjects-
(A) External Affairs
(B) Currency and Coinage
(C) Naval, Military and Force, Census
(D) All the above

17 Q) Who supported the views of the Constituent Assembly for making the Indian Constitution-
(A) Sardar Patel
(B) Gandhiji
(C) Jinnah
(D) None of the above

18 Q) Which organ does not have the right to question and justify as null and void the law which violates Fundamental Rights article?
(A) Executive
(B) Judiciary
(C) Legislative
(D) None of the above

19 Q) Which Article mentions disqualification of members in the Parliament-
(A) Article 101 to Article 104
(B) Article 101 to Articles 105
(C) Article 102 to Article 106
(D) Article 106 to Article 110

20 Q) How many seats were acquired by the other parties in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) 14
(B) 15
(C) 17
(D) 18

21 Q) What members of the Parliament cannot represent-
(A) Members of Lok Sabha
(B) Members of Rajya Sabha
(C) Members of Legislative Assembly
(D) Members of both Houses of Parliament

22 Q) What activities does the President perform in respect of both the Houses of the Parliament-
(A) Time to time to summon each of Parliament
(B) Prorogue either of the House of the Parliament
(C) Dissolve the Lok Sabha
(D) All the above

23 Q) Which two houses, can have a joint sitting-
(A) Legislative Assembly and Parliament
(B) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(C) Council of State and Legislative Council
(D) None of the above

24 Q) Who was the Chairman of the Draft Committee of the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(B) K. M. Munshi
(C) Jagjivan Ram
(D) None of the above

25 Q) Who appoints Ad hoc Committee on Parliament-
(A) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(C) A & B
(B) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(D) None of the above

26 Q) Which session of the year, President addresses both the Houses of Parliament-
(A)First session(Budget)
(B)Second session (Monsoon)
(C) Third session(Winter)
(D) None of the above

27 Q) In which session of Parliament, Railway and General Budgets are presented-
(A) Monsoon session
(B) First session [budget]
(C) Winter session
(D) None of the above

28 Q) What is the nature of India's political system-
(A) Presidential System
(B) Parliamentary System
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

29 Q) When did Constituent Assembly adopt a national Flag-
(A) 22nd Aug. 1947
(B) 22nd July 1947
(C) 22nd Jan. 1947
(D) 22nd Oct. 1947

30 Q) Who was the first Speaker of the First Lok Sabha-
(A) G.V. Mavalankar
(B) C. D. Deshmukh
(C) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(D) Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant

31 Q) What power the President may exercise from time to time in respect of Parliament-
(A) Prorogue either of the House of Parliament
(B) Dissolve House of the People
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

32 Q) Under the Govt. of India Act 1935, who had the power to proclaim emergency-
(A) Governor General
(B) General of India
(C) Governor of the State
(D) None of the above

33 Q) Which Indian President was the Speaker of the Fourth Lok Sabha-
(A) S. D. Sharma
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) N. Sanjiva Reddy
(D) Dr. S Radhakrishanan

34 Q) Who said 'As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes. I cannot see you'-
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B) Dr. Radhakrishnan
(C) Abraham Lincoln
(D) Mahatma Gandhi

35 Q) Which constitutional article defines the various definitions of constitutional subject-
(A) Article 366
(B) Article 369
(C) Article 375
(D) Article 378

36 Q) When did the Constituent Assembly adopt National Anthem-
(A) 25th Jan. 1950
(B) 26th Jan. 1950
(C) 24th Jan. 1950
(D) 29th Jan. 1950

37 Q) After Indian Independence, what was not Provisional Parliament provided-
(A) Directly Elected Body
(B) Indirectly Elected Body
(C) Sovereign Body
(D) None of the above

38 Q) Under which Article of Constitution of India,qualificatn for membership of Parliament has been mentioned-
(A) 88
(B) 84
(C) 89
(D) 91

39 Q) In the Constituent Assembly how many total number of Amendments were proposed in the Draft Constitution-
(A) Approx. 7935
(B) Approx. 7892
(C) Approx. 7365
(D) Approx. 2473

40 Q) Which Constitutional article defines the work of Administrative Tribunal
(A) Article 323A
(B) Article 233B
(C) Article 223B
(D) None of the above

41 Q) Under which Article of Constitution the Council of State(Rajya Sabha)has a Chairman & Deputy Chairman-
(A) Article 109
(B) Article 108
(C) Article 89
(D) Article 91

42 Q) Who decides de-recognition of the Political Party solely on the basis of its performance at the election, e.g., bycotting of the election-
(A) Supreme Court of India
(B) Election Commission
(C) High Court
(D) District Court

43 Q) What was the important landmark judgement regarding amendment of the Constitution (Article 368)
(A) Shankari Prasad vs. Union of India
(B) Golak Nath vs State of Punjab
(C) Kesavananda vs State of Kerala, Minerva Mill vs. Union of India
(D) All the above

44 Q) Within what period, the Parliament has to approve Financial emergency declared by the President-
(A) Six Months
(B) Two Months
(C) Three Months
(D) Four Months

45 Q) Through which constitutional amendment in article 359, it has been laid down that Fundamental Rights under articles 20 and 21 are enforceable during the operation of emergency-
(A) 44th Amendment Act
(B) 46th Amendment Act
(C) 45th Amendment Act
(D) 48th Amendment Act

46 Q) Administrative Tribunals entertain those employees who are under employment with whom?
(A) Union or State Government
(B) A Local or other authority within the territory of India
(C) A Corporation owned or controlled by the Government
(D) All of the above

47 Q) Who was the Deputy Speaker of the Constituent Assembly (Legislative)-
(A) Shivaraj Patil
(B) G. Laxman
(C) S.V. Krishnamurthy Rao
(D) M. A. Ayyangar

48 Q) After declaration of financial emergency by the President, what is the period of operation without approval by the Parliament-
(A) Three Months
(B) Four Months
(C) Two Months
(D) One Month

49 Q) During the time of Morarji Desai and Charan Singh, what was the number of times President Rule imposed-
(A) 16
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 10

50 Q) Who restored the Judicial Review power of Judiciary under Indian Constitution-
(A) Supreme Court of India
(B) High Court
(C) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
(D) District Court

51 Q) Which women presented National Flag in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Smt. Sarojini Naidu
(B) Smt. Hansa Mehta
(C) Smt. Indira Gandhi
(D) None of the above

52 Q) Can de-recognition of the Political Party by the Election Commission on the basis of its performance at the last Election be subjected to scrutiny-
(A) Judicial Review
(B) Judicial Order
(C) Judicial Scrutiny
(D) None of the above

53 Q) When was the Second Reading of the Constitution completed in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) 18 Nov. 1949
(B) 17 Nov. 1949
(C) 15 Nov. 1949
(D) 16 Nov. 1949

54 Q) Who decides allotment of symbols to Political Parties-
(A) Political Party leader
(B) Political Party Governing Committees
(C) Election Committee of Political Party
(D) Election Commission

55 Q) In which Supreme Court Judgement, it has been pronounced that Parliament cannot enlarge its own powers by making itself new Constitution-
(A) Sasanka vs. Union of India
(B) Kesavananda vs. State of Kerala
(C) Minerva Mills vs. Union of India
(D) Sankari Prasad vs. Union of India

56 Q) In the National Flag, what does saffron colour represent-
(A) Spirit of Renunciation
(B) Spirit of colours
(C) Spirit of Human nature
(D) None of the above

57 Q) Who was the last British Governor General who addressed the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Lord Attlee
(B) Lord Mount Batten
(C) Lord Bentick
(D) None of the above

58 Q) Which constitutional article defines protection against publication of proceedings of Parliament and Legislature-
(A) Article 361D
(B) Article 361A
(C) Article 364
(D) Article 365

59 Q) In how many parts, the Budget is presented in Lok Sabha-
(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four

60 Q) In Financial Emergency, salaries and allowances of which groups get reduction-
(A) Central Government Employees
(B) Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

61 Q) Who fixes salaries and allowances for the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha-
(A) Lok Sabha
(B) Rajya Sabha
(C) Members of the Parliament
(D) Parliament by Law

62 Q) In the National Flag, what shall be the Ratio of the width to the length-
(A) 2 : 3
(B) 2 : 4
(C) 2 : 5
(D) 2 : 6

63 Q) Which party said that Indian Constituent Assembly does not have a fully representative character
(A) Congress
(B) Muslim League
(C) Unionist Muslim
(D) Unionist Scheduled Caste

64 Q) What is the nature of the Indian Constitution-
(A) Rigid Constitution
(B) Flexible Constitution
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

65 Q) Indian Republic is not the product of-
(A) Political Revolution
(B) Discussion
(C) Made by a body of eminent representatives of the people
(D) All the above

66 Q) Which Fundamental Rights article is enforceable during the period of emergency-
(A) 20
(B) 21
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

67 Q) Which law officer shall have the right to speak in both the Houses of Parliament-
(A) Solicitor General
(B) Advocate General
(C) Attorney General
(D) Legal Advisor

68 Q) Which Fundamental Rights Article is not in operation during the emergency-
(A) Article 22
(B) Article 19
(C) Article 23
(D) Article 24

69 Q) Who was the last Deputy President of Central Legislative Assembly during the British Period-
(A) Sir Muhammad Yamin Khan
(B) Shri Abdul Matia Chaudhary
(C) Sir Muhammad Yakub
(D) Shri R. R. Shamnukham Chetty

70 Q) Under which Constitutional Amendment Privy Purses were abolished-
(A) 36th Amendment Act 1975
(B) 26th Amendment Act 1971
(C) 16th Amendment Act 1963
(D) 17th Amendment Act 1964

71 Q) Which Constitutional Institution conducts elections of Parliament and State Legislatures and to the offices of President and Vice-President-
(A) State Election Commission
(B) Provisional Election Commission
(C) Election Commission
(D) None of the above

72 Q) In the final form of the Constitution adopted by the Constituent Assembly, how many Articles and Schedules were there-
(A) 397 Articles and 9 Schedules
(B) 395 Articles and 4 Schedules
(C) 396 Articles and 7 Schedules
(D) 395 Articles and 8 Schedules

73 Q) Under which Article of the Constitution of India, Constitution of Parliament has been defined-
(A) 80
(B) 79
(C) 82
(D) 81

74 Q) Under which Schedule of the Constitution every member of Parliament takes oath or affirmation-
(A) First
(B) Third
(C) Fifth
(D) Sixth

75 Q) Spell out the condition under Article 361A by which any person or newspaper cannot be sued for legal proceeding if any report of proceedings of Parliament and State Legislature is published-
(A) The report must be a report of the 'procedings' of a House of the Union or a State Legislature. Hence, it must be relevant to a motion or other business before the House, and must not have been expunged
(B) It must be a 'report' as distinguished from one article or `Comment'.
(C) Such report must be substantially true. Hence, an extract or a garbed or perverted report would not be protected. The reporting must not be actuated by malice
(D) All of the above

76 Q) What is the meaning of the adjournment motion under Parliamentary procedure-
(A) Member draws attention regarding important subject-matter
(B) Member wants the House to discuss his subject-matter
(C) Member wants to raise complicated issue
(D) Member wants to draw the attention of the House to way recent matter of urgent public importance having serious consequences.

77 Q) When did the origin and evolution of the office of Speaker start in India-
(A) In Hindu period
(B) In British Period
(C) In Mughal period
(D) None of the above

78 Q) Morely-Minto reform is associated with which Act-
(A) Indian Council Act 1856
(B) Indian Council Act 1909
(C) Indian Council Act 1908
(D) Indian Council Act 1912

79 Q) Which Act provided India to become an Independent state-
(A) Indian Independence Act 1949
(B) Indian Independence Act 1946
(C) Indian Independence Act 1947
(D) None of the above

80 Q) Through which Constituional Article, the subject of Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters have been elaborated-
(A) Article 327
(B) Article 229
(C) Article 329
(D) None of the above

81 Q) Who said, 'If the people who are elected are capable and men of character and integrity, they would be able to make the best even of a defective Constitution. If they are lacking in these, the Constitution cannot help the country'-
(A) Sardar Hukam Singh
(B) K. M. Munshi
(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(D) Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel

82 Q) Which occupation was represented more in the Provisional Parliament-
(A) Agriculturists
(B) Businessmen
(C) Teachers/Academicians
(D) Lawyers

83 Q) Under which Constitutional Article, President has the right for Special Address to the Parliament-
(A) 87
(B) 88
(C) 89
(D) 90

84 Q) When was the First Draft of the Constitution of India proposed-
(A) Oct. 1945
(B) Oct. 1947
(C) Oct. 1946
(D) Oct. 1948

85 Q) Which Constitutional article defines exercise of Legislative power after proclamation is issued under article 356-
(A) Article 358
(B) Article 357
(C) Article 360
(D) Article 358

86 Q) Article 20 of the Fundamental Rights represents which subject-
(A) Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment
(B) Protection in respect of Conviction of Offence
(C) Protection of life and personal liberty
(D) None of the above

87 Q) After Indian Independence who represented Provisional Parliament-
(A) Lok Sabha
(B) Parliament
(C) Rajya Sabha
(D) Constituent Assembly

88 Q) Who was the first Prime Minister of India at the time of Provisional Parliament-
(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(C) Indira Gandhi
(D) Rajiv Gandhi

89 Q) Who was the last President of the Indian Central Legislative Assembly during the British time-
(A) G. V. Mavalankar
(B) Abdul Rahim
(C) Sir R. K. Shanumukham Chetty
(D) None of the above

90 Q) How many judges of the Supreme Court were in the Bench to describe the basic structure of the Constitution for the first time in the landmark Judgement Kesavananda vs. State of Kerala-
(A) Article 13
(B) Article 12
(C) Article 14
(D) Article 15

91 Q) Till 1920, who presided over the Legislative Council of India-
(A) Speaker
(B) Deputy Speaker
(C) Governor
(D) Governor General

92 Q) During the British period, under which Act election was introduced in India-
(A) Indian Council Act 1913
(B) Indian Council Act 1909
(C) Indian Council Act 1906
(D) Indian Council Act 1907

93 Q) On the subject of budget, demands for grant are arranged in which way-
(A) Prime Minister
(B) Finance Minister
(C) Ministry wise
(D) All the above

94 Q) In the Constituent Assembly who proposed the name of Dr. Rajendra Prasad as President of India-
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Sardar Patel
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

95 Q) Who has the authority to call a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament-
(A) Prime Minister
(B) President
(C) Member of Lok Sabha
(D) Member of Rajya Sabha

96 Q) Who decides disputes relating with the allotment of symbols to Political Parties-
(A) Representation Act 1952
(B) Representation Act 1953
(C) Representation of the People Act 1951
(D) Election Commission

97 Q) Before which Constitutional Amendment, Prince, Chief or other person were recognised by the President of India as the Ruler of the Indian State-
(A) 26th Amendment Act 1971
(B) 24th Amendment Act 1971
(C) 16th Amendment Act 1963
(D) 17th Amendment Act 1964

98 Q) Who elected Dr. Rajendra Prasad as the First President of India-
(A) Constituent Assembly
(B) Legislative Assembly
(C) Council of State
(D) Lok Sabha

99 Q) Ad hoc Committees in Parliament are-
(A) Committee on Draft Five Year Plan, etc.
(B) Committee in the conduct of certain members during the President Address
(C) Select or Joint Committee on Bills
(D) All the above

100 Q) Which constitutional organ has the power to amend Constitution of India-
(A) Judiciary
(B) Executive
(C) Legislative
(D) Parliament


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