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General Studies for Indian Constitution for All Exam (TNPSC,SSC,TRB,TET, UPSC, RRB)

1. 93rd Constitution Amendment Bill seeks
A. to grant statehood to Uttaranchal
B. to make elementary education compulsory
C. to make army service mandatory
D. None of these

2. Which one of the following right was considered the “Heart and Soul” of the Constitution by Dr.Ambedkar?
A. Freedom of Speech
B. Right to Constitutional Remedies
C. Right to Equality
D. Right to Freedom of Religion

3. Which of the following pairs of Articles of the Constitution of India and the subjects dealt with by them are correctly matched?
I.    Article 352 Proclamation of emergency
II.  Article 370 Special status in respect of Jammu and Kashmir
III. Article 14 Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment
IV.  Article 40 Organisation of Village Panchayats Select the correct answer using the codes given below:    
A. I and II
B. II, III and IV
C. I, II and IV
D. I, III and IV

4. Which one of the following is an example of extra-constitutional power of the Governor of a State in India?
A. His role as Chancellor or the Universities in the State
B. His power to dismiss the ministry
C. His power to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly
D. His power to return a Bill to the State Legislative Assembly for reconsideration

5. If the Prime Minister of India belonged to the Upper House of Parliament
A. he will not be able to vote in his favour in the event of a no-confidence motion
B. he will not be able to speak on the Budget in the Lower House
C. he can make statements only on the Upper House
D. he has become a member of the Lower House within six months after being sworn-in as the Prime Minister

6. The 81st Constitutional Amendment Bill deals with
A. setting up of a Separate State of Uttarakhand
B. reservation for women in Parliament and State Legislatures
C. grant of greater attonomy for Jammu and Kashmir
D. relates to carrying forwards backlog vacancies of Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes

7. To whom a case of dispute in the election of the President of india be referred?
A. Election Commission
B. Parliament
C. Supreme Court of India
D. Central Cabinet

8. The theory of Check and Balances is a unique feature of the
A. British Constitution
B. Indian Constitution
C. American Constitution
D. Japanese Constitution

9. Consider the following statements regarding the Attorney General of India:
I. There is no age limit his appointment
II. He can be a member of a Parliamentary Committee
III. He Shall have the right of audience in all the courts
IV. The term of his office is fixed by the Constitution of India Of the statements
A. I and II are correct
B. I, II and III are correct
C. II, III and IV are correct
D. III and IV are correct

10. The Prime Minister of India resigns when he does not command majority in the Lower House of Parliament is
A. in accordance with a stipulation in the Constitution
B. not explicitly state in the Constitution but followed as a convention
C. peculiar to Indian democracy
D. a legacy of the Government of India Act, 1919

11. Which one of the following sets of special powers have been conferred on Rajya Sabha by the Constitution?
A. To change the existing territory of a State and to change the name of a State
B. To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and creation of one or more All-India Services
C. To amend the elction procedure of the President and to determine the pension of the President after his retirement
D. To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners

12. Article 356 of the Constitution of India deals with
A. autonomy of States
B. the proclamation of President’s Rule in a State
C. the removal of a Chief Minister
D. the appointment of a Governor

13. In which of the following situations does the President act in his own discretion?
A. In appointing the Prime Minister
B. In returning a proposal to the Council of Ministers for reconsideration
C. Both of these
D. None of these

14. To whom should the President of India address the letter of his resignation?
A. The Prime Minister of India
B. The Chief Justice of India
C. The Speaker of Lok Sabha
D. The Vice-President of India

15. 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

16. Which one of the following is/are stated in the Constitution of India?
I. The President shall not be member of either House of Parliament
II. The Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
A. Neither I nor II
B. Both I and II
C. I alone
D. II alone

17. Consider the following two statements
Assertion A) : The Rajya Sabha under Article 312 is empowered to create new all India service in national interest.
Reason (R) : The Rajya Sabha can define national interest better.
A. Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B. Both (A) is true, but (R) is false
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true

18. The Constitution of India is
A. unitary
B. perfectly federal
C. federal with a strong centralizing tendency
D. con-federal

19. Consider the following Statements
Assertion (A) : Democracy renders minority ineffective ensures the tyranny of the majority
Reason (R) : For all practical purposes, democracy means rule by the majority Of these statements
A. Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R are true, but R is the correct explanation of A
C. A is true, but R is false
D. A is false, but R is true

20. Match List I (Schedule to the Constitution of India) with List II (Subject dealt with by the Schedule) and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
List-I           List-II
I. First       a. Territorial extent of Indian States and Union Territories
II. Eighth     b. Languages
III. Ninth     c. Validation of Acts/Regulations passed by the State Legislature
IV. Tenth      d. Disqualification on grounds of defection of members of the House

    I   II  III  IV
A. b   a   d    c
B. a   b   d    c
C. b   a   c    d
D. a   b   c    d

21. The day-to-day administration of a Union Territory in India is looked after by a
A. Council of Ministers
B. Lt. Governor
C. Governor
D. The President

22. Which one of the following parts of the Indian Constitution enjoins upon the State “to provide free and compulsory education for children upto 14 years of age”?
A. Directive Principles of State Policy
B. Fundamental Rights
C. Fundamental Duties
D. Special Provisions related to certain classes

23. Which of the following Commission has been given a statutory status by the Central Government?
A. Central Water Commission
B. Central Vigilance Commission
C. National Human Rights Commission
D. None of these

24. Bills are normally introduced in the Parliament
A. during question hour
B. during zero hour
C. soon after lunch break
D. shortly before the House adjourns for the day

25. In India, with several characteristics of a Federal Government, the supremacy lies in
A. Constitution
B. Parliament
C. Supreme Court
D. Bureaucracy

26. Which one of the Directive of Principles was not included in the Original Constitution, but was added by the 42nd Amendment?
A. To create respect for Inter-National law
B. To avoid concentration of wealth
C. To provide free legal aid
D. To ensure equal wages for equal work

27. The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India acts as the Chief Accountant and Auditor for the
A. Union Government
B. State Governments
C. Union and State Governments
D. Neither Union nor State Governments

28. To enable the scheduled cases and scheduled tribes to avail themselves of benefits of the preferential right conferred on them by the Constitution, the President of India notifies them as such under
A. Articles 339 and 340
B. Articles 340 and 341
C. Articles 341 and 342
D. Articles 342 and 343

29. To which of the following Bills, the President must accord his sanction without sending it back for reconsideration?
A. Ordinary Bills
B. Money Bills
C. Bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament
D. Bills seeking amendment to the Constitution

30. One of the chief defects of Universal Adult Franchise is 
A. it gives chance to a common man to be associated with the decisions of the  government
B. it protects the rights of minorities
C. it leads to rule by ignorants
D. it lays emphasis on the principle of equality

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