Elections in India
Elections in India

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We bring you this large list of questions from Preamble And Evolution Of Indian Constitution. This should help you in your preparation of Competitive Exams for Indian Polity.
Electoral Process (Indian Polity Questions)

  1. The Electoral System of India is largely based on the pattern of? Britain
  2. The details regarding the Electoral System of India were provided by? the Parliament through a number of laws
  3. Who has the power to make necessary provisions with respect to elections? Parliament
  4. Who is competent to declare the elections to the Lok Sabha? President
  5. What is the outstanding feature(s) of the Electoral System of India? (i) Political parties are an indispensable part of the process, (ii) Based on Universal Adult Franchise, & iii) Provides a single electoral body
  6. Elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly in India are conducted on the basis of? Adult Franchise
  7. What is the system used to elect the President of India? Proportional Representation
  8. Who is authorized to determine the territorial constituencies after each Census? Parliament
  9. Which of the following provisions kept democracy alive in India? Electoral provisions
  10. Chief Minister of a State is not eligible to vote in the Presidential Election if he is?  Member of the Legislative Council of the State Legislature
  11. Voting age of citizens is changed from 21 to 18 years by which Constitutional Amendment Act? 61st
  12. 61st Constitutional Amendment reduced the voting age from? 21 to 18
  13. Citizen of India has the right to cast his vote after attaining the age of _____ years. 18
  14. Elections in India are held on the basis of? Single-member constituencies
  15. The Chief Election Commissioner? Appointed by the President
  16. The Chief Election Commissioner holds Office? for a fixed term of five years
  17. The number of Members in Election Commission including the Chairman is? 3
  18. Which Article of the Constitution gives power to Election Commission to conduct elections? 324
  19. The control and preparation of electoral rolls for Parliament and State Legislature vest with the? Election Commission
  20. Election to Local Self-Government shall be conducted by? State Election Commission
  21. Who will conduct the elections to posts of President and Vice President? Election Commission
  22. Election Commission does not conduct an election to? Speaker of Lok Sabha
  23. Who has been made responsible for free and fair elections in the country? Chief Election Commissioner
  24. Elections to Lok Sabha shall be held after every x year? Five years
  25. For election to Lok Sabha, nomination papers can be filed by? Any citizen whose name appears on the electoral roll
  26. The party system in India can be described as? Multi-party
  27. Which one of the following is a feature of the party system in India? There is a close resemblance in the policies and programmes of various political
  28. In India, the citizens have been given the right to vote on the basis of? age
  29. Which categories of persons are not entitled to exercise vote through postal ballot? Indian nationals settled abroad
  30. Which body gives recognition to political parties? Election Commission
  31. Main consideration which prompted the government to convert Election Commission into a multi-member body was? To check the unbridled powers of the Chief Election Commissioner
  32. Who accords recognition to various political parties as national or regional parties? Election Commission
  33. To be recognized as a national party, a party must secure at least? 4% of the valid votes in four or more States
  34. To be recognized as a regional party, a party must secure at least? 4% of the valid votes in State
  35. Which one of the following statements about the Election Commission is correct? The Members of the Election Commission have equal powers with the Chief Election Commissioner
  36. Which of the following is not the function of the Election Commission? Selecting candidates for contesting elections
  37. This is not the function of the Election Commission? Ascertain the suitability of candidates
  38. Election disputes shall be decided by the? Election Commission
  39. In terms of Election laws in India, electioneering ceases in a constituency at least ____hours before the commencement of the polling. 48
  40. The Election Commission does not conduct election to the Post of Prime Minister
  41. The Election Commission has no power to conduct an election to the? Speaker of Lok Sabha
  42. The Election Commission is responsible for the conduct of elections to?  (i) Parliament, (ii) Offices of President and Vice President & (iii) State Legislatures
  43. The Election Commission of India enjoys? Constitutional basis
  44. The Election Commission generally consists of the Chief Election Commissioner and such other Commissioners as? determined by the President from time to time
  45. Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from Office before the expiry of the term by the ? President on the recommendation of the Parliament
  46. Chief Election Commissioner shall be removed by the? Parliament
  47. Who of the following has voting rights? Adult resident citizen of a State
  48. Who is responsible for keeping the voters’ list up-to-date at all times? Election Commission
  49. The first general elections were held in India in (OR) When did first General Elections was held? 1951-52
  50. Which of the following General Elections of India was spread over for 100 days? First
  51. Which of the following features of the Electoral System of India ? (i) It is based on Universal Adult Franchise, (ii) Political parties are an indispensable part of the electoral process & (iii) It provides a single electoral body
  52. The term ‘Fourth Estate’ refers to? Press
  53. The chief merit of proportional representation is? representation to all parties in the legislature according to their strength
  54. In India, the system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote is used in the election of the? President
  55. Regional Election Commissioners may be appointed by the? President
  56. Regional Election Commissioners may be appointed by the President with the consultation of? Election Commission
  57. Other Election Commissioner or Regional Election Commissioners shall be removed on the recommendation of the? Chief Election Commissioner
  58. Which of the following Lok Sabha was dissolved before the expiry of its nominal term and fresh elections held before the due date? Fourth
  59. The Parliamentary elections of 1999, which have been described as the longest elections of India, were spread over _______ weeks.? four
  60. Which one of the following regional party emerged as the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha elections held in December, 1984? Telugu Desam Party
  61. What is the ground on which the Chief Election Commissioner of India can be removed from his Office? Incapacity
  62. Elections to the Lok Sabha and Legislatives Assemblies in India are held on the basis of? Adult Franchise

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