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50 Objective Questions and Answers Indian Constitution

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Model Test Paper - 1

1) Who was the first Home Minister of India?
A) Govind Ballabh Pant
B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
C) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
D) C. Rajagopalachari

2) Who was the first Indian woman President of Indian National Congress ?
A) Annie Besant
B) Sarojini Naidu
C) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
D) Sucheta Kriplani

3) Who was the first unanimously elected Speaker of Lok Sabha?
A) Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar
B) M A Ayyangar
C) Sardar Hukam Singh
D) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

4) Who was the last British Governor General who addressed the Constituent Assembly ?
A) Lord Bentinck
B) Lord Mountbatten
C) Lord Clive
D) Lord Dalhousie

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

6) A bill in each House is subject to?
A) one reading
B) two readings
C) three readings
D) four readings

7) A federal structure of India was first put forward by the?
A) Act of 1909
B) Act of 1919
C) Act of 1935
D) Act of 1947

8) A federal system?
A) must have a written costitution.
B) must have an unwritten constitution.
C) may not have any constitution.
D) may have either written or unwritten constitution

9) A government is federal or unitary on the basis of relations between the:
A) three organs of government
B) Centre and States
C) Legislature and the Executive
D) Constitution and the States

10) A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by the Rajya Sabha also when no action is taken by the Rajya Sabha within
A) 10 days
B) 14 days
C) 20 days
D) 30 days

11) Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly?
A) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C) Dr. B R Ambedkar
D) C Rajagopalachari

12) Who was the prime Minister of India when a Constitutional status for the Panchayati raj and urban self- governing institutions was accorded ?
A) Indira Gandhi
B) Rajeev Gandhi
C) PV Narasimha Rao
D) Atal Bihari Vaipayee

13) With what subject do the Articles 5 to 8 of the Constitution of India deal?
A) Details of Indian Union and its territory
B) Citizenship
C) Fundamental Duties
D) Union Executive

14) In the Parliament of India Upper House is known as ?
A) Council of States
B) Rajya Sabha
C) Lok Sabha
D) Parliament

15) Which one of the following statements is correct?
A) Preamble of the Constitution is the part of the Constitution and can be amended under Article 368
B) Preamble of the Constitution is not a part of the Constitution and cannot be amended
C) Preamble is the part of the basic structure of the Constitution and can be amended only if no change in the basic structure is made
D) Preamble can be amended by Parliament simply by an objective Resolution

16) According to Preamble, the ultimate power lies in the hands of ?
A) People
B) Constitution
C) President
D) Parliament

17) Acts of State done in the name of the President of India are required to be countersigned by way of authentication by:
A) a Minister
B) the Prime Minister
C) the Speaker
D) a Secretary to the Government

18) Who elects the Vice-President?
A) The same electoral college which elects the President
B) Members of the Rajya Sabha
C) An electoral college consisting of members of Parliament
D) Members of Parliament at a joint Meeting

19) Who enjoys the right to impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights?
A) The Parliament
B) The Lok Sabha
C) The Supreme Court
D) The President

20) Who has the Authority to approve President Rule in the state ?
A) State Legislature
B) Council of State
C) Lok Sabha
D) Parliament

21) Who has the Authority to approve President Rule in the state?
A) Parliament
B) President
C) Lok Sabha
D) Rajya Sabha

22) Who has the authority to proclaim emergency in the States?
A) The President
B) The Prime Minister
C) The Chief Minister
D) The Governor

23) The Constitution of India is designed to work as a unitary government:
A) in normal times
B) in times of Emergency
C) when the Parliament so desires
D) at the will of the President

24) The constitution of India is republican because it:
A) provides for an elected Parliament
B) provides for adult franchise
C) contains a bill of rights
D) has no hereditary elements

25) The Constitution of India is?
A) unitary
B) confederal
C) perfectly federal
D) federal with a strong centralising tendency

26) The Constitution of India was adopted by the:
A) Governor General
B) British Parliament
C) Constituent Assembly
D) Parliament of India

27) The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly set up :
A) under the Indian Independence Act, 1947
B) under the Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946
C) through a resolution of the provisional government
D) by the Indian National Congress

28) Who is the Chief Law Officer of India ?
A) Solicitor General
B) Advocate General
C) Attorney General
D) Secretary, Law Department

29) Articles 20-22 relate to the fundamental right to life and personal liberty. These rights are available to:
A) citizens and non-citizens
B) natural persons as well as artificial persons
C) citizen only
D) all persons who have juristic personality

30) At present the Rajya Sabha consists of _______ members.
A) 250
B) 245
C) 235
D) 240

31) B.R.Ambedkar was elected to the Constituent Assembly from?
A) Gujarat
B) Punjab
C) Rajasthan
D) the Bombay Presidency

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

33) British Parliament passed Indian Independence Act on?
A) 14th August 1947
B) 15th August 1947
C) 18th July 1946
D) 18th July 1947

34) What is the maximum age prescribed for election as President of India?
A) 58 years
B) 60 years
C) 62 years
D) No such limits

35) What is the meaning of Foreign State as given in our Indian Constitution?
A) Federal State
B) Commonwealth State
C) Any State other than India
D) None of these

36) Who have held the office of the Vice-President? (1) M. Hidayatullah, (2) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, (3) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, (4) Shankar Dayal Sharma
A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
B) 1 and 4
C) 2 and 3
D) 3 and 4

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

38) Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a member of Parliament ?
A) Election Commissioner
B) Speaker of Lok Sabha
C) President
D) A Committee set up by the Parliament

39) Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian citizenship?
A) Parliament
B) State Legislatures
C) President
D) Supreme Court

40) Who is legally competent to declare war?
A) The President
B) The Parliament
C) The Lok Sabha
D) The Prime Minister

41) The Indian Constitution is regarded as :
A) federal
B) unitary
C) parliamentary
D) federal in form and unitary in spirit

42) The inspiration of 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity' was derived from:
A) American revolution
B) French revolution
C) Russian revolution
D) None of these

43) The judges of the Supreme Court of India retire at the age of?
A) 58 years
B) 60 years
C) 62 years
D) 65 years

44) The Legislative Council in a state may be created or abolished by the?
A) Parliament
B) President, on the recommendation of the Governor.
C) Parliament after the State Legislative Assembly passes a resolution to that effect
D) Governor on a recommendation by the State cabinet.

45) The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year?
A) Twice
B) Once
C) Thrice
D) Four times

46) The main principle under the fundamental rights granted to the Indian citizens is to provide them?
A) social and economic equality
B) freedom of speech and association
C) opportunity for growth and development
D) freedom from exploitation

47) What is the minimum permissible age for employment in any factory or mine?
A) 12 years
B) 14 years
C) 16 years
D) 18 years

48) The Indian Constitution is : (1) unwritten Constitution, (2) written Constitution, (3) largely based on Government of India Act, 1935.
A) 2 and 1 are correct
B) 2 and 3 are correct
C) 1 and 2 are correct
D) 1 and 3 are correct

49) Assertion (A): Rights and duties are the two sides of the same coin. Reason (R): It is not the duty of the state to maintain the rights of the citizens. Which is correct?
A) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

50) Consumer Protection Act 1986 was amended in?
A) 1991
B) 1992
C) 1993
D) 1994