General Studies for Indian Constitution

1. A separate Governor for Bengal to be appointed under the act ?
A. Pitts India Act of 1784
B. Charter Act of 1793
C. Charter Act of 1733
D. Charter Act of 1753

2. The most essential feature of the Parliamentary Form of Government is the
A. Sovereignty of Parliament
B. Written Constitution
C. Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature
D. Independence of the Judiciary

3. Who holds the power of Judicial Review in India?
A. The President
B. The Prime Minister
C. Supreme Court
D. The Parliament

4. Which of the following State Governors enjoys special powers with regard to the administration of tribal areas?
A. Orissa
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Bihar
D. Assam

5. The Governor of a State
A. enjoys office for five years
B. enjoys the confidence of the President
C. enjoys the confidence of the Chief Minister
D. enjoys the confidence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

6. Under what circumstances can some of the Fundamental Rights be suspended?
A. On the orders of a Court
B. When President’s rule is imposed
C. When a proclamation of National Emergency is in operation
D. During financial emergency

7. Which Act was passed to consolidate the provisions of the preceding Government of India Acts ?
A. Government of India Act, 1858
B. Government of India Act, 1861
C. Government of India Act, 1892
D. Government of India Act, 1915

8. Indian Constitution has been amended how many times since India became a Republic?
A. 75 times
B. 76 times
C. 100 times
D. 80 times

9. Which one of the following first mooted the idea of a constituent assembly to frame a Constitution for India?
A. Swaraj Party in 1934
B. Congress Party in 1936
C. Muslim League in 1942
D. All Parties Conference in 1946

10. When the Chief Justice of a High Court acts in an administrative capacity, he is subject to
A. the writ jurisdiction of any of the other judges of the High Court
B. special control exercised by the Chief Justice of India
C. discretionary powers of the Governor of the State
D. special powers provided to the Chief Minister in this regard

11.Which of the following States does not have a Bi-Cameral legislature?
A. Bihar
B. Karnataka
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Maharashtra

12. The Ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by
A. the President
B. the Chief Minister
C. the Parliament
D. the State Legislature

13. Can one person act as Governor for more than one State?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Only for three months
D. Only for six months

14. Which one of the following is not matched correctly?
Scheduled in the Indian Costitution Deals with
A. Ninth Schedule Provisions as to disqualification on grounds of defection
B. Eighth Schedule Languages
C. Seventh Schedule Union, Sate and Concurrent
D. Fourth Schedule Allocation of seats in Rajya Sabha

15. For the first time Indian Legislature was made "Bi-cameral" under :
A. Government of India Act, 1861
B. Government of India Act, 1892
C. Government of India Act, 1915
D. Government of India Act, 1919

16. Which one of the following statements is correct? The Prime Minister of India
A. is free to choose his ministers only from among those who are members of either House of the Parliament
B.can choose his cabinet colleagues after due counselling by the President of India in this regard
C. has full discretion in the choice of persons who are to serve as minister in his cabinet
D. has only limited powers in the choice of his cabinet colleagues because of the discretion ary power vested with the President of India

17. B.R.Ambedkar was elected to the Constituent Assembly from
A. West Bengal
B. the Bombay Presidency
C. the then Madhya Bharat
D. Punjab

18. Which of the following are Financial Committee of Parliament in India?
I. Public Accounts Committee
II. Union Ministry of Finance
III. Committee of Public Undertakings
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
A. I and II
B. I and III
C. II and III

D. I, II and III

19. Now Tamil Nadu has
A. Unicameral Legislature
B. Bicameral Legislature
C. Tricameral Legislature
D. None of the above

20. Select the correct sequence in ascending order.
A. Deputy Ministers, Ministers of State and Cabinet Ministers
B. Ministers of State, Deputy Ministers and Cabinet Ministers
C. Ministers of State, Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers
D. Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers

21. Right to free education within certain limits is
A. guaranteed as a fundamental right
B. enshrined in the Directive Principles of State policy
C. outlined in the Preamble of the constitution
D. ignored by constitution

22. Vice President of India presides over
A. House of People
B. Rajya Sabha
C. Both A & B
D. Union Cabinet

23. Which was the lengthiest amendment to the Constitution of India?
A. 24th Amendment
B. 30th Amendment
C. 42nd Amendment
D. Union Cabinet

24. Money can be spent out of the Consolidated Fund of India with the approval of
A. the President
B. Parliament
C. Comptroller and Auditor-General
D. Finance Minister

25. How much time it took for Constituent Assembly to finalise the constitution ?
A. 2 Years 11 Months 18 Days
B. 2 Years 9 Months 8 Days
C. 2 Years 7 Months 18 Days
D. 2 Years 5 Months 20 Days

26. A bill for alteration of boundaries of States shall not be introduced in the Parliament without the recommendation?
A. the presiding officers of both houses of parliament
B. the legislatures of the States concerned
C. the Supreme Court
D. the President

27. In a federal state
A. state are more powerful than the centre
B. centre is more powerful than states
C. a presidential form of government functions
D. constitution effects division of powers between the center and states with safeguards against transgression of jurisdiction

28. Who among the following acts as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha?
A. Vice President of India
B. Speaker of Lok Sabha
C. One who is elected by the Members of Rajya Sabha
D. The leader of the party having the highest number of members in Rajya Sabha

29. Constitution of India came into effect from ?
A. 15 January, 1950
B. 26 January, 1950
C. 15 August, 1950

D. 15 January, 1950

30. The Christian Missionaries were allowed to spread their religion in India, under the Act ?
A. Pitts India Act of 1784
B. Charter Act of 1813
C. Charter Act of 1833
D. Charter Act of 1853

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