January 5, 2015

100 Questions Quiz in Indian Polity - Set 2 for UPSC Civil Service Exams

1 Q) What is the period of Lok Sabha-
(A) Four years
(B) Six years
(C) Five years
(D) Three years

2 Q) Under the Govt. of India Act 1935, the Indian Federation worked through which kind of list-
(A) Federal List
(B) Provincial List
(C) Concurrent List
(D) All the above

3 Q) Who was the first Speaker of free India's first Legislature (Constituent Assembly)
(A) G. V. Mavalankar
(B) K. M. Munshi
(C) Frank Anthony
(D) Smt. Sarojini Naidu

4 Q) Under which Article Salaries and allowances of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha are mentioned-
(A) 97
(B) 96
(C) 95
(D) 94

5 Q) Under which act, the Bicameral Central Legislature was established during British period for the first time-
(A) Govt. of India Act 1938
(B) The Indian Council Act 1861
(C) Govt. of India Act 1919
(D) Govt. of India Act 1935

6 Q) Under Article 365 what are the duties of the Union Government with respect to State Governments-
(A) Ensure that every State Minister should act in accordance with the advice of Chief Minister
(B) Ensure that Governor acts under advice of the Chief Minister
(C) Ensure that Governance in the State is in accordance with the Constitution
(D) All of the above

7 Q) When were the election to the Constituent Assembly held-
(A) July 1946
(B) Aug. 1946
(C) Sep. 1946
(D) Oct. 1946

8 Q) In which Article of the Constitution of India, duration of House of Parliament has been mentioned-
(A) 83
(B) 84
(C) 85
(D) 88

9 Q) In the Second Reading, what kind of process is adopted to approve the Bill-
(A) A general discussion on the Bill
(B) Clause by clause consideration of the Bill
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

10 Q) Which Party supported formation of a Constituent Assembly-
(A) Congress
(B) Muslim League
(C) Unionist Muslim
(D) Unionist Scheduled Castes

11 Q) When was the title 'Speaker' assumed in India-
(A) 1947
(B) 1948
(C) 1949
(D) 1946

12 Q) In the National Flag, how many colours are there-
(A) Four
(B) Three
(C) Two
(D) Five

13 Q) How many visitors came to witness the proceedings of the Constituent Assembly-
(A) 52,500
(B) 53,000
(C) 54,000
(D) 54,500

14 Q) When was the draft Constitution of India prepared by the Drafting Committee submitted to the President of the Constituent Assembly-
(A) 28th Feb. 1948
(B) 26th Feb. 1948
(C) 21st Feb. 1948
(D) 25th Feb. 1948

15 Q) In the Indian National Flag, what does Ashoka's wheel represent-
(A) Wheel of the Truth
(B) Wheel of the Moral
(C) Wheel of the Dharm
(D) Wheel of the Law

16 Q) Representative of Union territories in the Council of State shall be choosen in such a manner as decided by-
(A) As prescribed by law in the Assembly
(B) As prescribed by law by State
(C) As prescribed by law by the Union
(D) As prescribed by law in the Parliament

17 Q) . Who was the Minister of Home Affairs in the first Lok Sabha-
(A) Jagjivan Ram
(B) C. D. Deshmukh
(C) Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant
(D) Abdul Kalam Azad

18 Q) In the absence of the Speaker who performs the duties of transacting the business in Lok Sabha-
(A) Deputy Speaker
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Members of Parliament
(D) Parliamentary Affairs Minister

19 Q) Under which constitutional article, jurisdiction of the Supreme Court has been retained over the Administrative Tribunals-
(A) Article 356
(B) Article 136
(C) Article 132
(D) Article 134

20 Q) Who was the Deputy Speaker of the First Lok Sabha-
(A) M. A. Ayyangar
(B) Sardar Hukam Singh
(C) M. Thambidurai
(D) None of the above

21 Q) In the Govt. of India Act 1935, provincial list included which kind of subjects-
(A) Police
(B) Provincial Public Service
(C) Education
(D) All the above

22 Q) In Lok Sabha, who can not preside in the House while a Resolution for Removal from his office is under consideration-
(A) Speaker
(B) Deputy Speaker
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

23 Q) In India, when does the financial year commence-
(A) First April
(B) Second April
(C) First March
( f) Fifteenth March

24 Q) How many readings were held on the Constitution in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) First Reading
(B) Third Reading
(C) Second Reading
(D) None of the above

25 Q) Which House shall not be a subject for dissolution-
(A) Lok Sabha
(B) House of People
(C) Council of State
(D) State Legislature

26 Q) Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 was made by the Central Govt. in consultation with which commission-
(A) Parliamentary Members Inquiry Commission
(B) Regional Election Commissioners
(C) Election Commission
(D) None of the above

27 Q) Who said, 'I feel, however, good a Constitution may be, it is sure to turn out bad because those who are called to work it, taken to be a bad lot. However bad a Constitution may be, it may turn out to be good if those who are called to work it, happens to be a good lot. The working of a Constitution does not depend wholly upon the nature of the Constitution'-
(A) Dr. Ambedkar
(B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(C) Dr. Subhash Kashyap
(D) None of the above

28 Q) At the time of V. P. Singh, how many times President's Rule was imposed-
(A) 2
(B) 6
(C) 7
(D) 8

29 Q) Who presented the Objective Resolution in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Motilal Nehru
(C) Sardar Ballabah Bhai Patel
(D) None of the above

30 Q) In the Constituent Assembly, what was the number of population fixed for one Representative-
(A) 7,500
(B) 7,50,000
(C) 50,000
(D) 78,500

31 Q) Article 21 of the Fundamental Rights deals with which subject-
(A) Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech,
(B) Protection in respect of conviction of offence
(C) Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases
(D) Protection of life and personal liberty

32 Q) Which article in the Constitution of India defines effect of proclamation of Emergency-
(A) Article 356
(B) Article 353
(C) Article 354
(D) Article 257

33 Q) Under which Article Conduct of Business of Parliament is mentioned-
(A) Article 99
(B) Article 93
(C) Article 76
(D) Article 92

34 Q) When a Bill is passed by the Parliament and the President, what is the status of the name-
(A) Law
(B) Bill approved
(C) Bill exercised for administration
(D) Government procedure

35 Q) What was the last session of the Constituent Assembly-
(A) Eleventh session
(B) Twelfth session
(C) Sixteenth session
(D) Seventh session

36 Q) Did the Constituent Assembly exist at the time of Indian Independence-
(A) No
(B) Only idea emerged
(C) Yes
(D) Uncertainty regarding formation of said Assembly

37 Q) In the event of dissolution of Lok Sabha, who need not resign or get dismissed immediately-
(A) Prime Minister
(B) Home Minister
(C) Union Council of Ministers
(D) None of the above

38 Q) During the time of P. V. Narsihmha Rao, what was the number of President's Rule-
(A) 90
(B) 100
(C) 7
(D) 11

39 Q) Which Constitutional Article relating with the subject of election was omitted through 44th Amendment Act 1975-
(A) 329A
(B) 329B
(C) 329C
(D) 329

40 Q) Who was the chairman of the Rajya Sabha at the time of fist Lok Sabha-
(A) N.C. Chatterjee
(B) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(C) A. K. Gopalan
(D) Mahavir Tyagi

41 Q) On which subject, Parliament has the power to amend the Constitution and the same also need ratification by the State Legislature-
(A) Articles 54, 55, 73, 162 and 241 or Chapter IV of Part V, Chapter V of Part VI or Chapter I of Part XI
(B) Any of the Lists in the Seventh Schedules of the representation of State on Parliament
(C) The Provisions of Article 368
(D) All the above

42 Q) Who was the Speaker of the second Lok Sabha-
(A) K. S. Hegde
(B) M. A. Ayyangar
(C) Salman Khurshid
(D) Rabi Roy

43 Q) In Rajeev Gandhi time, how many times President Rule was imposed-
(C) 5
(D) 6

44 Q) Any Court including Supreme Court does not have constitutional right under Article 143 to exercise jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of any provision of which agreements that were in operation before commencement of the Constitution-
(A) Treaty, Agrrement
(B) Covenant, Engagement
(C) Sanad
(D) All of the above

45 Q) Which Constitutional Amendment introduced the subject Tribunal in the Indian Constitution-
(A) Forty-second Amendement Act
(B) Sixty-ninth Amendment Act
(C) Seventeenth Amendment Act
(D) Seventy-one Amendment Act

46 Q) In which House, Janta Government failed to secure two-third majority for new clause under Article 368 for introducing referendum for effecting changes in certain logic features of the Constitution-
(A) Legislative Council
(B) State Legislature
(C) State Assembly
(D) Rajya Sabha

47 Q) Which constitutional organ has wider powers when emergency is in operation-
(A) Executive (B) Legislative
(C) Judiciary
(C) Judiciary
(D) A & B

48 Q) Through which offer, the British Government authoritatively supported a Constituent Assembly for making the Indian Constitution
(A) August offer
(B) Viceroy offer
(C) Sir Strafford Cripps offer
(D) None of the above

49 Q) Which Constitutional Article was very much affected in the Supreme Court Judgement of Kesavanand Bharti vs. State of Kerala-
(A) Article 352
(B) Article 368
(C) Article 351
(D) Article 342

50 Q) In the Parliament, Lower House is called as-
(A) Legislative Assembly
(B) Legislative Council
(C) Rajya Sabha
(D) Lok Sabha (House of People)

51 Q) How many members represented Union territories in Lok Sabha-
(A) 20
(B) 21
(C) 22
(D) 23

52 Q) For the first time, British Parliament enacted which laws for the British Government to govern in India-
(A) Govt. of India Act 1857
(B) Govt. of India Act 1858
(C) Govt. of India Act 1891
(D) Govt. of India Act 1888

53 Q) Which constitutional article defines protection of President and Governors-
(A) Article 362
(B) Article 363
(C) Article 368
(D) Article 301

54 Q) Under the British Rule in India, Governor General was responsible to-
(A) Secretary of India
(B) Secretary of Britain
(C) Secretary of State
(D) None of the above

55 Q) Which Articles in the Indian Constitution represent emergency provisions-
(A) Article 348-354
(B) Article 352-360
(C) Article 359-361
(D) Article 368-380

56 Q) Under which Chief Justice of India, the Constitution Bench described the basic structure of the Constitution for the first time-
(A) Mr. Justice J. M. Shelat
(B) Mr. Justice J. S. Verma
(C) Mr. Justice C. J. Sikri
(D) Mr. Justice K. V. Chandrachud

57 Q) Which Constitutional article defines the provisions in case of failure of constitutional machinary in States-
(A) Article 356
(B) Article 358
(C) Article 359
(D) Article 369

58 Q) Under the Govt. of India Act 1935, which communities were provided separate representation in the Electorate system-
(A) Sikh, Europeans
(B) Indian Christians
(C) Anglo-Indians
(D) All the above

59 Q) Which Constitutional Article elaborated power of Parliament to make provision with respect to election to legislatures-
(A) Article 329
(B) Article 327
(C) Article 328
(D) Article 330

60 Q) In the First Lok Sabha, what was the Representation of Women-
(A) 27
(B) 34
(C) 22
(C) 39

61 Q) What is the period laid down by the Constitution before the proposal for removal of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha can be taken up by a resolution in the Lok Sabha-
(A) 15 Days
(B) 18 Days
(C) 16 Days
(D) 14 Days

62 Q) How are the parts of the Budget known as-
(A) General Budget
(B) Railway Budget
(C) A & B
(D) None of the above

63 Q) After independence, who decided to determine the Future Constitution of India-
(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B) Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel
(C) Constituent Assembly
(D) None of the above

64 Q) In the Govt. of India Act 1935, which subjects are included in the concurrent list-
(A) Criminal Law & Procedure, Civil Procedure
(B) Marriage
(C) Divorce, Arbitration
(D) All the above

65 Q) Which Article of the Constitution of India mentioned the posts of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha-
(A) 90
(B) 89
(C) 93
(D) 94

66 Q) Which Bill President can neither return nor withhold his assent-
(A) Defence Bill
(B) Money Bill
(C) Law Bill
(D) Financial Account Committee Bill

67 Q) Montagu-Chelmsford report is associated with which Govt of India Act-
(A) Govt. of India Act 1918
(B) Govt. of India Act 1920
(C) Govt. of India Act 1930
(D) Govt. of India Act 1919

68 Q) When Speaker and Chairman shall give their votes on the Parliament
(A) When Prime Minister asks them to give vote on the Bill
(B) When the House passes such a resolution
(C) In the case of a tie between Yes and No
(D) All the above

69 Q) Which authority in the Parliament has the right to adjourn the House-
(A) Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(B) President
(C) Parliamentary Affairs Minister
(D) Prime Minister

70 Q) Who was the first Indian to be the President of Central Legislative Assembly-
(A) M. A. Ayyanger
(B) B. R. Bhagat
(C) Dr. Balarm Jakhar
(D) Vithalbhai J. Patel

71 Q) How many members are fixed for Lok Sabha-
(A) 501
(B) 551
(C) 530
(D) 506

72 Q) In the Parliament, every Bill has to pass through which stages of Reading before it becomes act-
(A) First Reading
(B) Second Reading
(C) Third Reading
(D) All the above

73 Q) During the British rule, which community got separate representation from which Act-
(A) Christian Community & Indian Council Act 1909
(B) Buddhist Community & Indian Council Act 1907
(C) Muslim Community & Indian Council Act 1909
(D) All the above

74 Q) Under which Constitutional subject in operation, life of Lok Sabha can be extended by one year-
(A) Proclamation of Emergency
(B) Proclamation of President Rule in the State
(C) Proclamation of Amendment to the Constitution
(D) None of the above

75 Q) Jurisdiction of the High Courts under Article 226 over service matters has been taken over by which judicial institution-
(A) District Court
(B) Administrative Court
(C) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
(D) High Court

76 Q) Who stated, 'As to the execution that the Draft Constitution has produced a good part of the provisions of the Government of India Act 1935, make no apologies. There is nothing to be ashamed of in Borrowing.'-
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(B) Jawhar Lal Nehru
(C) Gandhiji
(D) Dr. Ambedkar

77 Q) How can member of Parliament resign from his seat-
(A) By speaking in the House
(B) By an announcement in the Press
(C) By writing under his signature addressed to the Chairman or the Speaker
(D) All the above

78 Q) For how many years, months and days, did the Constituent Assembly work on the Constitution of India-
(A) 2 Years, 11 months and 19 Days
(B) 3 Years, 12 months and 16 Days
(C) 4 Years, 18 months and 6 Days
(D) None of the above

79 Q) What is the meaning of Foreign State as given in our Indian Constitution-
(A) Federal State
(B) Commonwealth State
(C) Nation
(D) Any State other than India

80 Q) On which Administrative Tribunal have no right to adjudicate disputes-
(A) Members of the Defence Forces
(B) Officers and Servants of the Supreme Court or of any High Court
(C) Members of the Secretariat Staff of Parliament or of any legislature of any State or Union Territory
(D) All of the above

81 Q) Under the British Rule when 'Dyarchy Governing System' was introduced for the first time-
(A) Govt. of India Act 1919
(B) Govt. of India Act 1929
(C) Govt. of India Act 1925
(D) Govt. of India Act 1935

82 Q) How many seats were obtained by the Muslim League in the Constituent Assembly-
(A) 74
(B) 75
(C) 73
(D) 76

83 Q) Who curbed the Judicial Review power of Judiciary through Amendment of the Constitution-
(A) State Legislature
(B) Parliament
(C) Council of State
(D) Legislative Council

84 Q) In the Constituent Assembly, it was said that Parliament of the Federation shall consist of the President and what else-
(A) National Legislature
(B) National Assembly
(C) House of People
(D) Council of State

85 Q) which Schedule of Constitution salaries & allowances for Chairman&Dep.Chairman of Rajyasabha and Speaker& Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha specified-
(A) First
(B) Second
(C) Third
(D) Fourth

86 Q) In the Govt. of India Act 1935, who was authorised to make a law on the Provincial subject-
(A) Governor
(B) Governor General
(C) Federal Legislature
(D) None of the above

87 Q) Lok Sabha has the supremacy in which matter-
(A) Railway Budget
(B) Defence Budget
(C) Foreign affairs
(D) Financial Bill

88 Q) In the National Flag, whom does the wheel represent-
(A) Prithivi Raj Chauhan
(B) Raja Man Singh
(C) Ashoka
(D) None of the above

89 Q) Which Constitutional Article defines that only the union has the power to protect states against external aggression and internal disturbance-
(A) Article 359
(B) Article 360
(C) Article 355
(D) Article 361

90 Q) During what period, Constituent Assembly of India worked-
(A) 1948-1950
(B) 1949-1951
(C) 1947-1949
(D) 1951-1952

91 Q) In the Constituent Assembly who was the Head of the Union Constitution Committee-
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Sardar Patel
(C) Subhash Buse
(D) None of the above

92 Q) In the Provisional Parliament of India, how many members were there-
(A) 296
(B) 313
(C) 318
(D) 316

93 Q) Which constitutional article provides personal immunity to the head of the states for his official act from legal action, including proceedings for contempt of Court-
(A) Article 361
(B) Article 362
(C) Article 368
(D) Article 369

94 Q) What is the Quorum laid down to constitute a meeting of either of Houses of Parliament---article 100.minimum no of members required to transact the business of each house.Article 99 & 100 conduct of business of house of parliament.
(A) one-tenth of the total number of members of that House
(B) one-fourth of the total number of members of tatHouse
(C) one-fifth of the total number of members of that House
(D) one-half of the total number of members of that House

95 Q) From which area, more members were represented in the Provisional Parliament-
(A) Rural area
(B) Urban area
(C) Municipalities
(D) Panchayats

96 Q) Normally, what kind of session does the Parliament hold-
(A) Budget session
(B) Monsoon session
(C) Winter session
(D) All the above

97 Q) The British Secretary of the State governed India through which Institution-
(A) Executive Council
(B) Parliament
(C) Governor assisted by an Executive Council
(D) Governor General appointed by an Executive Council

98 Q) Under which constitutional articles, newspapers do not have the right to publish report of the proceedings of a secret session of either of the Houses of Parliament or Legislative Assembly & Legislative Council-
(A) 361
(B) 361A
(C) 361B
(D) 361C

99 Q) Which constitutional article provides personal immunity for President and Governors for official act-
(A) Article 362
(B) Article 363
(C) Article 368
(D) Article 361

100 Q) Standing Committees in Lok Sabha are-
(A) Business Advisory Committee & Committee of Privileges
(B) Committee on Absence of Members from the sitting of the House & Committee on Estimates
(C) Committee on Government assurances and Committee on papers laid on the Table
(D) All the above


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