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GENERAL STUDIES (P) 2016 Test 2105


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1. The provision of joint sitting is applicable for 4. Which of the following is/are the
which of the following bills? discretionary powers of President?
1. Ordinary bills 1. Exercise of suspensive veto power
2. Financial bills 2. Appointment of Prime Minister when
3. Constitutional Amendment bills no Political Party has majority in Lok
Select the correct answer using the code Sabha
3. Appointment of Governor in a state
given below.
Select the correct answer using the codes
(a) 1 and 2 only
given below.
(b) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. The executive branch of government consist
of which of the following? 5. Which of the following statements is/are
1. President correct regarding Vice-President of India ?
2. Council of Ministers 1. He is member and chairman of Council of
3. Members of Parliament States.
4. Civil Servants 2. He can resign by addressing resignation
5. Attorney General letter to deputy chairman of Council of
Select the correct answer using the codes States.
given below. 3. He can be removed only through a formal
(a) 1 and 4 only impeachment process similar to that of
(b) 1, 3 and 5 only President
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only Select the correct answer using the code
(d) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
3. Consider the following statements:
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
1. There is single citizenship in India.
(d) None
2. President enjoys absolute veto over state
bills.
6. The coastal states can exercise jurisdiction
3. The Union can change the name, area and
over the minerals located in which of the
boundary of a state without its content.
following regions?
4. Constitution is the supreme law of the 1. Territorial waters
land. 2. Continental shelf
Which of the above, if absent, would make 3. Exclusive economic zone
the Indian constitution more federal in Select the correct answer using the code
nature? given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only (c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 3 and 4 only (d) None
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7. Which of the following are the exclusive 10. Which of the following Constitutional
powers of Lok Sabha? provisions is/are not applicable to the State
1. Vote of demand for grants of Jammu and Kashmir?
2. Proclamation of National Emergency 1. Part III
3. Revocation of National Emergency 2. Part IV
4. Introduction of Constitution 3. Part IV A
Amendment bill 4. Fifth Schedule
5. Creation of All India Services Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
given below. (a) 3 only
(a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 4 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only (c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2, 4 and 5 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 only.
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

11. The president exercises executive power


8. Which of the following is not correct when
through:
Vice-President is discharging functions of
(a) Prime Minister
President?
(b) Council of Ministers headed by Prime
(a) He enjoys all immunities which are
Minister
available to the President for his official
(c) Parliament
acts.
(d) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
(b) He continues to perform the duties of
chairman of Rajya Sabha.
12. Consider the following provisions of the
(c) He can pardon the sentence of a court
Tenth Schedule:
martial.
1. An independent member of the house
(d) He can promulgate ordinances on the
becomes disqualified if he/she joins any
advice of Council of Ministers.
political party.
2. A member of a political party cannot
9. Under which of the following cases can the
abstain from voting in the house, contrary
Governor use his individual discretion in
to the direction of the party, under any
appointing Chief Minister?
circumstance.
1. When no political party has clear
3. A nominated member becomes
majority.
disqualified if he/she joins party before the
2. When the Chief Minister in office dies
expiry of 6 months.
suddenly.
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the statements given above is/are

given below. correct?

(a) 1 only (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only


(c) Both 1 and 2 (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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13. With reference to official language of a 16. Consider the following statement, regarding
state, consider the following statements: Lok Sabha:
1. It should be spoken by the majority of the 1. Lok Sabha has a normal term of 5 years,
population of the state. after which it automatically dissolves.
2. It should be listed in 8th schedule of the 2. Dissolution of Lok Sabha by the
constitution. president is subject to judicial review.
3. It is adopted on the direction of the 3. During National emergency the term of
Governor with the prior consent of the Lok Sabha can be extended for one year
president of India. at a time for any number of times.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above
correct? is/are not correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only
(d) None (d) 1, 2 and 3

14. Which of the following is/are correct 17. Consider the following statements with
regarding impeachment of the President? reference to presiding officers in
1. He can be impeached only on the charge Parliament:
of violation of Constitution. 1. In case of vacancy in the office of speaker
2. Only elected members of Parliament can and deputy speaker, Lok Sabha may elect
vote at impeachment proceedings.
any member as acting speaker.
3. On removal of President, Vice-President
2. In the instance when resolution of their
takes charge as president for the remaining
removal is in consideration, both speaker
tenure.
and the chairman can vote.
4. Impeachment resolution needs to be
Which of the statements given above is/are
passed by a majority of two-thirds of the
correct?
total membership in both the houses.
(a) 1 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 only
given below.
(c) Both 1 and 2
(a) 1 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only 18. Consider the following statements with
regard to co-operatives:
1. To form co-operative societies is a
15. Consider the following statements:
fundamental right under article 19 .
1. In Presidential system, the President is
accountable to the legislature. 2. Part IX-B of the constitution contains
2. In Parliamentary system, the head of the the provisions for co-operative
state may be monarch. societies.
3. In Presidential system, the President is 3. Co-operative societies is a state subject
the head of government. in seventh schedule of the constitution.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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19. Consider the following statements regarding 22. Consider the following statements regarding
High Court (HC) judges : Money bill:
1. A distinguished jurist in the eye Chief 1. It can be introduced only by a minister.
Justice of India can be appointed as a judge 2. Rajya Sabha cannot amend or reject the
of HC. Money bill.
2. A judge of HC can be removed by the 3. President can withhold his assent to the
Governor after an address by the state Money bill .
legislature has been presented to him. Which of the statements given above is/are
3. Grounds for removal of HC judges are to not correct?
be determined by the respective state (a) 1 only
legislature. (b) 1 and 3 only
Which of the statements given above is/are (c) 2 and 3 only
correct? (d) none
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
23. Which of the following statements is/are
(c) 2 and 3 only
correct regarding the Departmental
(d) None of the above
Standing Committees?
1. The members of this committee are
20. The parliament can make laws on State list elected by proportional representation.
if: 2. It considers the demands for grants of
1. There is constitutional breakdown of concerned ministries and can suggest cuts in
state machinery
the budget.
2. The Chief Ministers of two or more states
3. Its recommendations are advisory in
request the parliament
nature and hence not binding on the
3. Parliament passes a motion for the same
Parliament.
with special majority
Select the correct answer using the code
4. It is for implementing international
given below:
treaties
(a) 2 only (b) 3 only
Select the correct answer using code given
(c) 1 and 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
below.
(a) 1 and 4 only (b) 1, 3 and 4only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 2 and 4 only 24. Consider the following statements with
regard to disqualification under Anti
defection law:
21. With reference to doctrine of pleasure,
1. Any question regarding disqualification
consider the following statements:
arising out of defection is to be decided by
1. It is only applicable to persons who are
the presiding officer.
members of the All-India Services and
Central Services not to the members of 2. This decision is final and cannot be
State services. subjected to judicial review.
2. It is used to remove Comptroller and 3. While taking such a decision, the
Auditor General of India and Chief Election decision-taking authority function as a
Commissioner from their office. tribunal.
Which of the statements given above Which of the statements given above is/are
is/are correct? correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (c) 1 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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25. Consider the following statements with 28. Consider the following statements with
regard to Inter State Water Disputes: regard to powers and functions Inter-State
1. Article 262 provides that Parliament Council:
alone can make laws on Inter-state water 1. Its recommendations are advisory in
disputes. nature and are not binding.
2. Parliament may restrict the jurisdiction of 2. Its function is complementary to the
Supreme Court in these matters. Supreme Court's jurisdiction to decide a
3. The decision of an Inter-State Water legal controversy between the
dispute Tribunal is final and binding on the governments.
parties involved. 3. All the questions discussed are decided by
Which of the statements given above is/are consensus.
correct? Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1 and 2 only correct ?
(b) 2 only (a) 1 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
26. Which of the following statements is/are
correct with regard to Committee on Public 29. Consider the following statements:
undertakings? 1. Adjournment motion can be introduced
1. The members are elected every year from
in Lok Sabha only.
both the houses of the parliament.
2. No confidence motion can be moved
2. A minister cannot be elected as a
against an individual minister or the
member of the committee.
entire council of minister.
3. The chairman of this Committee can be
3. Censure motion can be moved against
only from Lok sabha.
the entire council of minister only.
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are
given below:
not correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

27. In the context of special status given to


30. The fundamental objective of the residuary
Jammu and Kashmir, consider the following
statements: power of the Indian Parliament is to ensure
1. The constitution of Jammu and Kashmir which among the following?
was drafted by the Constituent 1. Uniformity of legislation nationwide
Assembly of India. 2. Supremacy of the Parliament over state
2. Article 370 provides permanent special legislatures
status to the state. 3. Formulation of laws on any matters not
3. The right to property is still a mentioned in State List and Concurrent List.
fundamental right in the state of Jammu 4. The Parliamentary system of government
and Kashmir. in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 3 only (c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1 and 2 only
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31. What are the benefits received by the 34. In the context of Indian federalism, consider
political parties recognised by the Election the following statements:
Commission? 1. Parliament can change the area,
boundary and name of any state by
1. Exclusive allocation of election symbols.
special majority.
2. Access to electoral rolls. 2. During National Emergency, Parliament
3. Time for political broadcast on state can legislate on state list.
owned television and radio stations. 3. States cannot remove officers of All
Select the correct answer using the code India Services from their service.
given below. Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

32. Consider the following statements: 35. With reference to All-India Services,
1. Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on consider the following statements:
1. UPSC regulates the recruitment and the
the demand for grants.
conditions of service of the persons
2. The expenditure made from the
appointed to these services.
consolidate fund of India can be 2. Their salaries and pensions are met by
discussed in Parliament but can not be both the state and the centre.
voted. 3. For the addition of new All India Service,
3. Policy cut motion reduce the amount of a constitutional amendment is required.
demand to zero. Which of the statements given above is/are
not correct?
Which of the statements given above
(a) 1 only
are not correct? (b) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 36. On which of the following grounds, the
constitutional validity of a legislative
enactment or an executive order can be
33. Gram Sabha as provided by 73rd
challenged in the Supreme Court?
Constitutional Amendment Actis a body 1. When it infringes the Fundamental
comprising of: Rights.
(a) All the adult members of the village 2. When it is outside the competence of
coming under the Panchayat area the authority which has framed it.
(b) All the registered voters in the area of 3. When it is repugnant to the
constitutional provisions.
the Panchayat at the village level.
Select the correct answer using the codes
(c) All graduates of three years standing
given below.
and residing within the area of (a) 1 only
Panchayat. (b) 1 and 2 only
(d) All the elected members in the area of (c) 2 and 3 only
the Panchayat at the village level. (d) 1, 2 and 3
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37. With reference to Special status of Jammu 40. Which of the following statements are
and Kashmir, which of the following cannot correct regarding the financial powers of
the President?
be imposed by the President in the state?
1. Demand for a grants can be introduced
1. National Emergency
only after his prior recommendation.
2. Financial Emergency 2. He certifies any bill as Money bill before
3. President's Rule being introduced in the Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the code 3. He constitutes a Finance Commission to
recommend the distribution of revenue
given below.
between the centre and states.
(a) 1 and 2 only 4. He can make advances out of the
(b) 2 only contingency fund of India without prior
(c) 1 and 3 only sanction of Parliament.
(d) 3 only Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) 3 and 4 only
38. Consider the following pairs : (b) 1, 3 and 4 only
Union Territory Name of High Court (c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 4 only
1. Andaman and : Madras High Court
Nicobar Islands
41. As a Court of Record, the Supreme Court
2. Lakshadweep : Kerala High Court has which of the following powers?
Islands 1. Its judgments and proceedings are
3. Daman and Diu : Gujarat High Court recognized as legal precedents and legal
references in any court of law.
Which of the pairs given above is/are
2. It has the power to punish for contempt
correctly matched ? of any court including tribunals.
(a) 1 and 2 only Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 only given below.
(c) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

42. Consider the following statements :


39. Consider the following statements with 1. Expenses of Supreme Court including
regard to election system in India: the administrative expenses are charged
1. India chose first past the post system on the Consolidated Fund of India.
2. Parliament can curtail the jurisdiction
because of its cultural, religious and
and powers of Supreme Court only if
linguistic diversity.
Chief Justice of India has requested to
2. All the members of Rajya Sabha are do so.
elected by proportional representation 3. Parliament can not discuss the Conduct
system. of the judges even during the
impeachment motion is under
Which of the statements give above is/are
consideration.
correct?
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1 only correct ?
(b) 2 only (a) 1 only
(c ) Both 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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43. Consider the following statements: 46. With reference to Tribunals in India,
1. In the absence of Speaker, the Chairman consider the following statements:
of Rajya Sabha presides over the joint 1. Tribunals are part of the Integrated
sitting. Judiciary System of India.
2. Deputy speaker is responsible to the 2. Tribunals do not cover the employees of
Speaker. the Public Sector Undertakings
3. Chairman of Rajya Sabha can exercise a 3. Armed Forces Tribunal is established by
casting vote in case of a tie. the Ministry of Defence.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are
not correct? not correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

44. Which of the following circumstances is/are 47. The Inter-State Council consists of:
exempted for disqualification under
1. Prime Minister as the chairman
defection?
2. Governors of all the states
1. Merger of the party with another party
3. Administrators of Union Territories not
by 2/3rd members.
having legislative assemblies
2. Voluntarily giving-up the membership
4. Chief Ministers of all the States and
after being elected as the presiding
Union Territories having assemblies
officer.
Select the correct answer using the code
3. Split in the party by 1/3rd members.
given below.
Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 and 2 only
given below.
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
48. Consider the following statements with
45. Which of the following statements are regard to the Estimates Committee:
correct regarding ordinance making power 1. The members are nominated only from
of the President? Lok Sabha.
1. He can promulgate an ordinance only 2. It called a continuous economy
when both the Houses of Parliament are committee since it examines all the
not in session. ministries and departments throughout
2. Ordinances cannot be introduced to the year.
amend tax laws or the Constitution. 3. It examines the budget estimates only
3. Ordinances cannot be promulgated after they have been voted by the
retrospectively. Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the Select the correct answer using the code
code given below. given below:
(a) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 3 only
(d) None (d) 1, 2 and 3
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49. Consider the following statements regarding 52. Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court
board of co-operative society: covers which of the following matters?
1. It must have at least one seat reserved 1. Interstate Water Dispute.
for SC or ST and two seats for women. 2. Disputes arising out of any pre-
2. The elected members of the board is constitutional treaty.
five years. 3. Enforcement of Fundamental rights.
3. Elections for the board members are Select the correct answer using the codes
administered by state election given below
commission.
(a) 3 only
Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 1 and 3 only
correct?
(c) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3 53. Consider the following statements with
50. Which of the following statements are regard to special status of Jammu and
correct regarding office of the Prime Kashmir under Article 370:
minister? 1. The Parliament cannot make laws on
1. He holds office during the pleasure of subjects not mentioned in instrument of
the President. accession signed in 1947.
2. Resignation of Prime minister 2. The President can repeal Article 370
automatically dissolves the council of only on the recommendation of State
ministers government.
3. Constitution has provided procedure for Which of the statements given above is/are
selection and appointment of Prime correct?
minister. (a) 1 only
Select the correct answer using the code (b) 2 only
given below. (c) Both 1 and 2
(a) 1 and 2 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
54. Who among the following can vote in the
(d) 1, 2 and 3
election of the President ?
1. Elected and nominated members of the
51. Which of the following represents federal
Lok Sabha.
features of the Indian Constitution?
2. Elected Members of Rajya Sabha.
1. Written Constitution
2. Integrated Judiciary 3. Elected Members of Legislative
3. Indestructible states of Union Assemblies of UTs
4. Existence of union and state governments 4. Elected members of Legislative Councils
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only (a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only (c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 1 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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55. Consider the following statements regarding 58. Consider the following statements regarding
the 73rd Constitutional Amendment act: the parliamentary privileges available to the
1. It added a new part and a new schedule
to the Constitution of India. members:
2. It promoted the process of democratic 1. They cannot be arrested during the
decentralisation. session of Parliament for both civil and
3. It has brought panchayati raj institutions
under the justiciable part of criminal offences.
Constitution. 2. No member is liable to any proceedings
Which of the above statements are correct? in any court for anything said in
(a) 1, 2 and 3
Parliament.
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only. 3. The presiding officer of the house has
(d) 1 and 2 only the final authority in deciding matters of
breach of privileges.
56. The Election Commission has the power of
superintendence, direction and conduct of Which of the statements given above is/are
elections to the correct?
1. Legislative Council (a) 1 only
2. Rajya Sabha
3. Office of Vice President (b) 1 and 2 only
4. Office of Speaker (c) 2 and 3 only
Select the correct answer using the code (d) 1, 2 and 3
given below.
(a) 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only 59. Consider the following pairs:
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only Election Officers Roles
(d) 2, 3 and 4 only
1. Returning Officer : Conducts
57. With reference to the executive powers and (RO) election
functions of the union, which of the
2. Chief Electoral : Declares
following statements is/are correct?
1. Unlike legislative powers, the Officer (CEO) election result
distribution of executive powers 3. District Election : Responsible for
between the centre and states is rigid.
Officer (DEO) electoral rolls
2. If a state fails to comply with executive
directions given by the centre then the 4. Electoral : Supervises
legislative assembly of the state can be Registration Officer election in state
dissolved.
(ERO)
3. The delegation of the executive
functions of the centre to a state
complusorily requires the consent of Which of the pairs given above is/are
that state.
correctly matched?
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. (a) 1 only
(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 3 and 4 only
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60. Consider the following bills in State 63. Which of the following provisions have been
Legislature: provided by the Constitution to increase the
1. A bill passed by the assembly but number of judges temporarily to reduce the
pending in the council. work load on Supreme Court?
2. A bill passed by the council but pending 1. Re-appointment of a retired Supreme
in the assembly. Court or High Court judge.
3. A bill passed by the state legislature but 2. Appointment of a High court judge as an
pending the assent of the governor. ad-hoc judge of Supreme Court.
4. A bill passed by the state legislature but
Select the correct answer using the codes
returned by the president for
given below
reconsideration.
(a) 1 only
Which of the above bills lapse when the
(b) 2 only
assembly is dissolved:
(c) Both 1 and 2
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) 2 and 3 only 64. Consider the following statements regarding
(d) 3 and 4 only the tenure of Supreme Court judges:
1. He holds office until he attains the age
61. Consider the following statements with of 65 years.
regard to election in India: 2. He can resign by writing to the
1. At the time of commencement of President.
constitution all the citizens above age of 3. He can be removed by the President on
18 years were eligible to vote. the recommendation of the Parliament.
2. Eligibility criteria for right to vote is Which of the statements given above is/are
same as that of right to contest at all correct?
the levels of elections in India. (a) 1 only
Which of the statements given above is/are (b) 1 and 2 only
correct? (c) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
65. With reference to the powers of the
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
President, consider the following
statements:
62. Consider the following statements:
1. He summons the joint sitting of the
1. A resolution for the discontinuance of
Parliament and presides over it.
the nation emergency can be passed
2. His prior assent is required to introduce
only by the Lok Sabha.
Constitutional Amendment Bill and
2. Rajya Sabha can authorize the
Money bill.
parliament to make laws on subject of
state list. 3. He can nominate 2 members to the
3. Prime Minister is an ex-officio leader of Rajya Sabha from Anglo Indian
the house to which he belongs. community.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) None
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66. Which of the following correctly describe 69. Consider the following statements with
the Collective Responsibility of the Council reference to safeguards provided for public
of Ministers?
officials in India:
1. Council of minister is an executive of the
1. The President and the Governor of
parliament and governs on behalf of it.
2. If a minister does not agree with a states can not be sued for their official
decision of the cabinet, she/he must acts and personal acts during the term
resign. of their office.
Select the correct answer using the codes 2. The Constitution does not grant any
given below.
immunity to the ministers for their
(a) 1 only
official acts.
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 3. The judicial review of the Supreme
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 Court covers the aid and advice given by
the Council of Ministers to the
67. With reference to Money Bill, consider the President.
following statements:
Which of the statements given above is/are
1. All money bills are financial bills but not
correct?
all financial bills are money bill.
2. Joint sitting for passing money bill is (a) 1 and 2 only
presided by the Speaker. (b) 2 and 3 only
3. Money bill can be introduced only on (c) 2 only
the recommendation of President. (d) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
70. Consider the following statements with
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only reference to Chief Minister of state:

(c) 1 and 3 only 1. He shall prove majority in the legislative


(d) 3 only assembly before being appointed as
Chief Minister.
68. Which of the following are correct regarding 2. He can be appointed as a Chief Minister
Cabinet Committees?
even if he is not a member of the state
1. They are extra constitutional bodies.
2. Only cabinet ministers can be part of legislature.

cabinet committees. 3. The term of a Chief Minister has been


2. All cabinet committees are headed by fixed by the constitution.
the Prime minister. Which of the statements given above is/are
Select the correct answer using the
correct?
codes given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 2 only
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71. Consider the following statements in 74. Article 164 states that there shall be a
reference to strength of council of ministers Minister in charge of tribal affairs in certain
in States and Delhi:
states who may in addition be in-charge of
1. For states, it shall not exceed 15% of the
total strength of Legislative Assembly of the welfare of the Schedule castes and
that state. backward classes or any other work. This
2. For states, the constitution has provision applies to which of the following
prescribed the minimum strength of states?
Council of Ministers.
1. Chattisgarh
3. For Delhi, the strength of the Council of
Ministers is fixed at 10% of the total 2. Jharkhand
strength of the assembly. 3. Madhya Pradesh
Which of the statements given above is/are 4. Odisha
correct?
5. Bihar
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only Select the correct answer using the code
(c) 3 only given below.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
72. Consider the following statements with
(c) 2, 4 and 5 only
regard to state legislature:
1. Legislative Assembly while passing an (d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
ordinary bill can override the amendments
made by Legislative Council. 75. With reference to 73rd Constitutional
2. A bill rejected by the Legislative Amendment Act which of the following
Assembly, irrespective of its origin, ends and
statements is/are correct?
becomes dead.
Which of the statements given above is/are 1. It provides mandatory three tier
correct? Panchayati raj structure for all the
(a) 1 only states.
(b) 2 only
2. While village Panchayat members are
(c) Both 1 and 2
elected directly, intermediate and
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
district panchayat members are elected
73. Which of the following is not the purpose of indirectly.
constituting Cabinet committees? 3. Exclusively one third seats are reserved
(a) To reduce the enormous workload on for women excluding the seats reserved
Cabinet.
for SC/ST.
(b) To facilitate in depth examination of
policy issues and effective delegation. Select the correct answer using the code
(c) To give federal character to policy given below.
making. (a) 1 only
(d) To sort out issues and formulate
(b) 1 and 2 only
proposals for the consideration of the
Cabinet. (c ) 2 and 3 only
(d) None of the above
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76. Which of the following subjects are placed 79. Which of the following statements are not
under the purview of Panchayats in the 11th correct regarding the election of Rajya
schedule? Sabha members?
1. Technical Training and Vocational 1. All the members of the State Legislative
Assembly participate in the election.
Education
2. Election for the vacant seats of Rajya
2. Public Distribution System
Sabha are held every third year.
3. Poverty alleviation Programme. 3. The fourth Schedule fixes the number of
4. Social Forestry and Farm forestry. members to be elected from each State.
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using code given
given below. below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 4 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

80. With reference to Vice President of India,


77. Which of the following are the features of
which of the following statements is/are
the Parliamentary System? correct?
1. Executive is independent of the 1. Vice President is elected by the same
legislature in respect of its term of Electoral College as that of President.
office. 2. He acts as the ex-officio Chairman of the
2. Water tight separation of powers. Rajya Sabha.
3. Principle of Collective responsibility 3. A resolution for his removal need to be
4. Concept of Nominal and Real Executives passed with special majority in both the
houses.
Select the correct answer using the codes
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below.
given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 4 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 3 and 4 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

78. Which of the following statements is/are 81. Which of the following statements is/are
correct with regard to discussions in the correct regarding the executive powers of
parliament? the Governor?
1. During the Zero Hour, the members are 1. He appoints as well as removes the
State Election Commissioner.
free to raise any matter that they think
2. He appoints the advocate general of a
is important.
state who holds office during the
2. During the Question Hour, Ministers are pleasure of the governor.
bound to give oral answers to all the 3. He can recommend the imposition of
types of questions. constitutional emergency in a state to
Select the correct answer using code given the president on his discretion.
below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only given below:
(b) 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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82. Consider the following statements with 85. Provisions of the 73rd Constitutional
reference to interstate water related issues: Amendment Act are not applicable to which
1. It is in the Concurrent list. of the following states?
2. Parliament can provide that no court 1. Jammu and Kashmir
shall exercise jurisdiction over any such 2. Mizoram
dispute. 3. Nagaland
Which of the statements given above is/are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below.
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

83. Which of the following reform(s) have been


86. Which of the following statements is/are
made in Rajya Sabha elections?
correct regarding Cabinet?
1. Domicile requirement of a candidate has
been removed. 1. It is a smaller body than the Council of
2. Introduction of open ballot system Ministers.
instead of secret ballot system. 2. It's powers and functions are defined in
Select the correct answer using the code the constitution.
given below. 3. It is an advisory body to the president
(a) 1 only and its advice is binding on him.
(b) 2 only Select the correct answer using the
(c) Both 1 and 2 code given below.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
84. With reference to reservation of (c) 2 and 3 only
constituencies for election in India, consider (d) 1 and 2 only
the following statements:
1. The Constitution has provided for 87. Which among the following require prior
reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha sanction of President before being
and State Legislative Assemblies for the
introduced in the Parliament?
SCs, STs and OBCs.
1. Demand of Grants
2. The decision regarding reservation of
2. Constitutional Amendment bill
constituencies in each State is taken by
3. Bill for creation of new states
the Parliament.
4. Bill for abolishing Legislative council of
3. The number of seats reserved for SCs
any state.
and STs are in proportion to their
5. Appropriation Bill
population in that State.
Select the answer using the correct code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 1, 3 and 5 only
(c) 3 only (c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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88. With reference to first past the post election 91. With reference to functions and powers of a
system which of the following statements District judge, consider the following
is/are correct? statements:
1. Candidate need to secure a majority of 1. He possesses original and appellate
votes. jurisdiction in both civil as well as
2. The representatives of multiple political criminal matters.
parties can be elected in a
2. He has supervisory powers over all
constituency.
subordinate courts in the district.
3. A party can get more proportion of
3. Capital punishment passed by him is
seats than the proportion of votes in
subject to confirmation by the High
legislature.
Select the correct answer using the code Court, whether there is an appeal or
given below. not.
(a) 1 only Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 2 and 3 only correct ?
(c) 3 only (a) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
89. Consider the following statements: (d) 1, 2 and 3
1. The question of disqualification other
than on the ground of defection is 92. Which among the following urban bodies
decided by the President. is/are established by an act of the State
2. A member can be nominated to Rajya Legislature?
Sabha for any number of times. 1. Port Trust
3. The normal term of Rajya Sabha is Six
2. Cantonment Board
years at a time.
3. Town Area Committee
Which of the statements given above is/are
Select the correct answer using the code
correct?
given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only (b) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3 (c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
90. With reference to grants-in-aid to the
states, consider the following statements: 93. Consider the following statements about
1. The constitution empowers the Finance Advisory Jurisdiction of Supreme Court:
Commission to make grants to the 1. The Supreme Court is bound to give
states. advice on all matters referred to it by
2. The grants are given to the states based President.
on a principle made by the parliament. 2. The opinion given by Supreme Court
3. The grants given to the state under Advisory jurisdiction is binding on
governments are treated as capital
president.
expenditure.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None (d) Neither 1 and 2
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94. Which of the following differentiates Indian 97. Consider the following statements:
Parliamentary model from that of
1. The Constitution of India provides Hindi
Westminster Model?
1. Prime Minster can be from either house the status of national language.
of the Parliament
2. Non supremacy of the Parliament 2. The Parliament by passing a bill with
3. No legal responsibility of the ministers
simple majority can add any language in
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only 3. The official languages of different states
(c) 2 and 3 only
of India are specified in Eighth Schedule
(d) 1 and 3 only
of the Constitution.
95. Which of the following is not a mandatory
Which of the statements given above is/are
provision of the 73rd Constitutional
amendment act? not correct?
(a) Fixed tenure of five years for
panchayats at all levels. (a) 1 only
(b) Establishment of a State Election
(b) 1 and 2 only
Commission for conducting elections to
the panchayats. (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) Organization of Gram Sabha in a village
or group of villages. (d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Providing reservation of seats for
backward classes in panchayats at all
98. Which of the following promote
the levels.
Cooperative Federalism in India?
96. With reference to the President of India,
1. Inter-State Council
which of the following statements is/are
correct? 2. Distribution of judicial powers between
1. The President must act according to aid
and advice of the Council of Ministers. the Supreme Court and the High Courts
2. The President can reject an advice of
3. Presence of Rajya sabha in the parliament
Council of Ministers sent after
reconsideration. Select the correct answer using the code
3. When the Council of Ministers resigns,
the President acts according to his own given below.
discretion.
(a) 1 and 3 only
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below. (b) 2 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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99. Consider the following statements with 100. According to 73rd Constitutional
regard to District Planning Committee:
Amendment Act, the chairperson of the
1. It is provided by the 74th Constitutional
Amendment Act. Panchayat at the village level is elected in
2. It consolidates the plan prepared by the
Panchayats and Municipalities of the which of the following manner?

district. (a) He is directly elected by the people.


3. All its members are elected by the
elected members of the Panchayats and (b) He is indirectly elected by amongst the
Municipalities from amongst
elected members of Panchayat.
themselves.
Which of the statements given above is/are (c) It has been left to state legislature to
correct?
determine the mode of election.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only (d) He is nominated by the gram sabha
(c) 1 and 3 only
from amongst its members.
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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