Union / Central Government (Indian Polity Questions)

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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.
Union / Central Government (Indian Polity Questions)

  1. The President of Indian Union has the similar Constitutional authority as? British Monarch
  2. The Supreme Court of India was created by? The Constitution
  3. The concept of Judicial Review has been borrowed from the Constitution of which country? Switzerland
  4. The Seat of Supreme Court is? New Delhi
  5. Can a retired judge be asked to sit in the Supreme Court? Yes
  6. Which of the following is not one of the three organs of the Union / State? Press
  7. Which of the following is considered as the Fourth Estate? Press
  8. The organ of the State which makes law is? Legislature
  9. The organ of the State implement and execute laws is known as? Executive
  10. ‘Legislate’ means? make law
  11. ‘Natural Justice’ means? just, fair and reasonable action
  12. Which of the following is not a function of judiciary? Catching criminals and punishing them
  13. Article 254 of the Constitution deals with? dominance of Union laws over State laws in case of any conflict between the two
  14. Under the Indian Constitution, the subjects of administration have been divided into? Three lists
  15. India is known as a Parliamentary Democracy because the? Executive is responsible to the Parliament
  16. In Parliamentary form of Government, the Council of Ministers are responsible to the? Parliament
  17. The President of India is an integral part of the? Parliament
  18. The Parliament may confer by law any functions on the authorities concerned except the? President
  19. All the Executive powers and the Defence forces of the Union shall be vested in the? President\
  20. In India, Mandamus will lie against? Both Officers and Government
  21. The power to establish new states in India rests with the? Parliament
  22. When can the President refer a matter to the Supreme Court for its opinion? When a matter is of public importance
  23. Which of the following is not a writ issued only by a superior court to an inferior court? Certiorari
  24. The Supreme Court propounded ‘The Theory of Basic Structure of the Constitution’ in which case? Keshavananda Bharti case
  25. How many judges sat on the Bench to hear the landmark case of Keshavananda Bharti V/s State of Kerala in 1973? 13
  26. Which of the following is not a constitutionally mandatory body? (Commission for)? Center-State Relations
  27. The Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court does not involve in? Disputes arising out of pre-constitution treaties and agreements
  28. In India, the power of Judicial Review is enjoyed by which court? Supreme Court only
  29. The Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are appointed by the? President
  30. In criminal matters, the highest court of appeal in a district is the? Court of Second Class Magistrate
  31. A High Court for two or more States and or Union Territory may be established by? Law by Parliament
  32. Golden Jubilee of Indian Parliament was celebrated on? 13th May 2002
  33. Who is the integral part of the Indian Parliament? President
  34. Who represents the Nation but does not rule the Nation? President
  35. In the Presidential Election (Electoral College)? Parity between the Center and the States has been maintained
  36. Indian Constitution has distributed the powers between the Center and _______.? States
  37. Who is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha? The Vice President
  38. The Speaker is elected by the Members of ________.? Lok Sabha
  39. The President of India is? Elected
  40. Who elects the President of India? By Electoral College
  41. How many times the President can seek re-election to his post? Infinite times
  42. Who acts as the President when neither the President nor the Vice President is available? Chief Justice of India
  43. In the Presidential Election in India, every elected member of the Legislative Assembly of a State shall have as many votes as there multiples of one ______ in the quotient obtained by dividing the population of the state by the total number of elected members of the assembly. Thousand
  44. A Bill for the purpose of altering the boundaries of any State shall be introduced in either of the House of the Parliament with the recommendation of the _______.? President
  45. Which is the Committee recommended for the Reorganization of States? Fazal Ali
  46. Which Act has been enacted by the Parliament by exercising its power under the Article 3 of the Constitution? States Reorganization Act
  47. States will be reorganized by the Parliament under the Article 3 of the Constitution on the? Linguistic basis
  48. A Bill for the purpose of reorganization of states shall be introduced in either of House of the Parliament with the prior approval of the? President
  49. India opted for a Federal form of government on the ground of ? Linguistic and Regional diversity
  50. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces? The President
  51. What is the eligibility age and tenure of Office of President and Vice President? (in years)? 35 and 5
  52. How many Members can be elected for Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? 552 & 238
  53. How many Anglo-Indian and other Members can be nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? 2 and 12
  54.  How many States and Union Territories are there in our country? 28 and 7
  55. In which year, Delhi got the status of a State? 1993
  56. How many seats are reserved for the members of the Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha? 30
  57. Which of the following became the 28th State of the Indian Union? Jharkhand
  58. Who will preside over the Joint Session of both the Houses of the Parliament? Speaker
  59. Which of the following appointments is not made by the President of the Indian Republic? Speaker of Lok Sabha
  60. The President will decide the question as to disqualification of the MPs in consultation with the? Election Commissioner
  61. Which Article empowers the President to give his assent to Bills? 111
  62. Which Article authorizes the President to seek an advice from the Supreme Court? 143
  63. In a Federation, the source of power for the States is the? Constitution
  64. How the Constitution of India has distributed the powers to different levels? Concurrent List, Central List & State List
  65. How many subjects are there in the Central, State and Concurrent Lists? 97, 66 and 47
  66. The Central, State and Concurrent Lists indicates division of? Legislative powers
  67. Economic Planning is a subject in the? Concurrent List
  68. Railways is a subject under ____? Union List
  69. Lotteries organized by the State Government come under _____ List.? State
  70. Distribution of subjects between the Center and the States is enumerated under ____Schedule? 7th
  71. Sarkaria Commission was appointed by the Government to report on? Center-State Relations
  72. Planning in India derives its objectives from ? DPSP
  73. Which of the taxes is exclusively assigned to Central Government by the Constitution? Corporation Tax
  74. The other names for Rajya Sabha (Permanent Body) are? Upper House / House of States
  75. The other names for Lok Sabha (Temporary Body) are? Lower House / House of People
  76. The word ‘Parliament’ is derived from the French word ‘Parler’ which means? To talk
  77. Parliament of India is composed of? Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and President
  78. The first session of the Parliament after the General Election is? Mandatory
  79. The first session of the Parliament is called as ______ Session.? Budget
  80. Lok Sabha is superior to the Rajya Sabha because? (i) it can oust the Council of Ministers through a vote of no-confidence, (ii) it is directly elected & (iii) it alone controls the purse
  81. How many MPs of Lok Sabha shall support a motion of ‘No Confidence’ in the government, before it can be admitted by the Speaker? 50
  82. Which among the following is identified as the ‘Democratic Chamber’? Lok Sabha
  83. Which among the following is described as ‘Knowledge House’? Rajya Sabha
  84. Composition and function of Rajya Sabha points towards ________ Character. Federal
  85. What is the method of electing members of Rajya Sabha from Union Territories? as law laid down by the Parliament
  86. The representation to the States in the Rajya Sabha is given by? in proportion to the State population
  87. Which of the following is not done by the Parliament? Adjournment of the Houses of the Parliament
  88. The President of India may from time to time? dissolve the Lok Sabha
  89. The President and Governors are immune from ____ during their term of Office? Civil liability
  90. Which Article of the Constitution gives the protection to the President and Governors? 361
  91. To contest for the election of Lok Sabha, the person? should be citizen of India
  92. An Ordinance promulgated by the President when one House is in session is? Valid
  93. The Ordinance making power of the President is subjected to the control of the? Parliament
  94. An Ordinance can be promulgated on the subject mentioned in? List I and List III
  95. Parliament has exclusive power to make laws with respect to any matter enumerated In? List I
  96. State Legislature has exclusive power to make laws with respect to any matter enumerated in? List II
  97. If any matter is not enumerated either under the Concurrent List or under State List then who has the power to legislate on such matters? Parliament only
  98. Who has the power to make laws on the subjects enumerated under List III of 7th Schedule? Both Parliament and State Legislature
  99. A Resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha empowering the Parliament to legislate under List II on National interest should be supported by? Two-third members present and voting
  100. Parliament has power to legislate under the State List on the ground of National Interest if? Rajya Sabha passes a Resolution to that effect
  101. A Resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha empowering the Parliament to legislate under State List shall remain in force for a maximum period of? One year
  102. Law made by the Parliament on any subject is? Uniformly applicable to all States
  103. The law made by the Parliament? Cannot be declared as extra-territorial
  104. If the law made by the Parliament is inconsistent with the law made by the State Legislature under the List III, which law has the effect? Law made by the Parliament
  105. A Fund which is utilized to meet the unforeseen expenditure is entitled as? Contingency Fund
  106. The usual expenditure of the Government of India is charged from? Consolidated Fund
  107. The Custody of Contingency Fund of India is with the? President
  108. What is the term of the Parliamentary Committees appointed by the President? One year
  109. A Select or Joint Committee of the two Houses of a Parliament is formed by? Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  110. Which of the following has been wrongly listed as a Standing Joint Committee of the two Houses of the Parliament? Committee on Government Assurances
  111. Which of the following Committees of the Parliament has the largest membership? Estimate Committee
  112. Parliament Standing Committee for scrutiny of grants of various ministries comprises of? 30 members of Lok Sabha and 15 members of Rajya Sabha
  113. The Parliamentary Subject Committees (Number of Committees: 17) were introduced in 1993 on the recommendation of the? Rules Committee of the House
  114. The main advantage of the Standing Committee is the? Parliament is able to examine the grants of all ministries and departments in detail
  115. One of the main advantage of the Standing Committee is? MPs of Rajya Sabha are able to exercise indirect control over financial matters
  116. The Standing Committee, apart from examining the grant of all Ministries and Departments, are able to examine? Long-term policies, Bills of technical nature & Annual reports of Ministries and Departments
  117. When an advance grant is made by Parliament pending regular passage of the Budget, it is called? Vote of Account
  118. Who is having the power to summon and dissolve the House of Parliament (LS)? President
  119. Which Budget will be proposed first in the Parliament House? Railway
  120. Usually, General Budget is presented to the Parliament on? Last day of February
  121. The first session of the year commences with the address by the ______ in the Parliament. President
  122. The first hour of every sitting in both the Houses of Parliament is devoted to? Question Hour
  123. What are the timings followed for the Question Hour in the Parliament House? 11 to 12
  124. What are the timings followed for the Zero Hour in the Parliament House? 12 to 1
  125. The maximum duration of the Zero Hour (in minutes) in Lok Sabha can be? 60 min
  126. Zero Hour is ? The period immediately following the Question Hour when the Members voice their concerns on various matters of public importance
  127. The immediate hour after the Question Hour in Lok Sabha is called as? Zero Hour
  128. Who presides over the joint sessions of Parliament? Speaker
  129. What is the minimum age in years for becoming the MP at Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? 25 and 30
  130. Which of the following shall not be introduced in the Rajya Sabha? Money Bill
  131. The system of Impeachment of the President is borrowed from the Constitution of? Britain
  132. Who can be removed for violation of Constitution by a process called as Impeachment Motion? President
  133. The seat of a MP may be declared vacant, if he / she is, without the permission of the House absent from the meeting of that House for a period of ______ days. 60
  134. Till now, any President has been removed under the Motion of Impeachment? No
  135. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution can the President be impeached? 61
  136. Impeachment proceedings against the President shall be initiated in? Either of the Houses
  137. The ground for the Impeachment of President is? violation of the Constitution
  138. The Indian President can be impeached by the Parliament if? He is charged with the violation of the Constitution
  139. Which one of the following takes part in the election of the President but has no role in his impeachment? State Legislative Assemblies
  140. The salary / emoluments of which of the following is exempted from Income Tax? President
  141. Which one of the following statements is correct? President is not a part of Council of Ministers and hence not permitted to attend its meetings
  142. A Bill presented in the Parliament becomes an Act after? The President has given his assent
  143. Who occupied the President’s Office twice (two consecutive terms) in our country? Rajendra Prasad
  144. Veto is the power of the ________ to withhold or refuse assent to Legislation. Executive
  145. Vice President of India draws salary in the designation of ? Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  146. Who will elect the Vice President of India? MP (Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha)
  147. Which of the following is presided over by a non-member? Lok Sabha
  148. Full form of PIL is? Public Interest Litigation
  149. PIL can be resorted to in case of injury due to? Violation of a constitutional provision, Breach of any public duty & Violation of the law
  150. The Concept of Public Interest Litigation, which has become more popular in India in recent years, originated in? UK
  151. Who has the power to pardon in case of capital punishment? President
  152. Which Article empowers the President to grant pardon? 72
  153. The pardoning power shall be exercised by the President on the advice of the? Home Minister
  154. Who is authorized to transfer the judge of one High Court to another High Court? President
  155. Which of the following Constitutional post(s) is / are enjoyed for a fixed term? President
  156. The Constitution of India vests the executive powers of the Union Government in? President
  157. Which Article empowers the President to appoint Prime Minister of India? 74
  158. Joint Session of Parliament was held in? (i) Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, 2002, (ii) Dowry Prohibition Bill, 1961 & (iii) Banking Service Commission Bill, 1978
  159. Joint Sittings of the two Houses of Parliament are hold for? Resolution of deadlock between the two Houses on a non-money Bill
  160. The House of People (Lok Sabha) can be adjourned sine-die by the? Speaker
  161. The President of India is the? Head of State
  162. The President of India is ? Elected through Electoral college
  163. The President holds Office for a term of five years? from the date on which he / she enters upon the Office
  164. The practice of President addressing Parliament has been adopted from Constitution of? UK
  165. Which one of the following does not take part in the election of the President? Members-Legislative Councils
  166. The name of the candidate for the Office of the President of India has to be proposed by? any 50 members of the Electoral College
  167. Who was the first President of the Indian Republic? Rajendra Prasad
  168. Who among following got Bharat Ratna Award before becoming the President of India? Radhakrishnan
  169. Who is the following enjoys the distinction of being the first Muslim President of India? Zakir Hussain
  170. Which one of the following was elected President of India unopposed? Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
  171. Which one of the following political leaders successfully held the Office of the Chief Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha and President of India? Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
  172. Which one of the following Chief Justice of India enjoys the distinction of having acted as President of India? Justice M. Hidayatullah
  173. The election of the Office of the President is conducted by? Election Commission
  174. Before entering upon Office, the President has to take an oath or an affirmation, which is administered by? Chief Justice of India
  175. The procedure for the election of the President of India can be modified through an Amendment in the Constitution which must be passed by ? two-thirds majority by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and be ratified by the Legislatures of at least half of the states
  176. To amend the Constitution to change the procedure of election of the President of India, the Bill has to be passed by? Special majority, ratified by more than half of the States
  177. The President can nominate two members of the Lok Sabha to give representation to? Anglo-Indians
  178. The President, the Head of the State under the Parliamentary system prevailing in India, enjoys? only nominal powers
  179. The final authority to make a Proclamation of Emergency rests with? President
  180. The President can grant pardon in? (i) All cases of punishment by court martial, (ii) All cases involving death sentence & (iii) All offences against laws in the union and concurrent lists
  181. The President of India is not having? Power to control Judiciary
  182. Which one of the financial powers is enjoyed by the President? (i) Money Bills can be introduced in the Parliament, (ii) The President appoints a Finance Commission to recommend the distribution of taxes between Union and State Governments & (iii) The President can advance money out of the Contingency Fund of India
  183. The President can make laws through ordinances? during the recess of the Parliament
  184. Where are disputes regarding election of President and Vice President filed and settled? Supreme Court
  185. If the President wants to tender the resignation before expiry of normal term, he / she has to address the same to? Vice President
  186. The President of India is elected by ? Elected MLAs and MPs
  187. To be eligible (age in years) for appointment as President, a candidate must be? over 35
  188. When does the President uses his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister? When no political party enjoys majority in Lok Sabha
  189. The Constitution prohibits to enact retrospectively? Laws relating to the election of the President
  190. What is the maximum age (in years) for election to the Office of the President? No age limit
  191. President can be impeached from Office on grounds of violating the Constitution by? Two Houses of Parliament
  192. Impeachment proceedings against the President of India can be initiated? in either of the Parliament
  193. Impeachments proceedings can be initiated against the President in either of House of Parliament only if a resolution signed by _______ members of the House is moved. 25% of total
  194. This is not the legislative power of the President? to grant pardon
  195. When the election of the President is declared void, all acts done by the President in the performance of the duties of his Office before the date of decision become? valid
  196. In the event of death or resignation of the President, the Vice President discharges the duties of the office of President? For a maximum period of six months
  197. In case the Vice President is not available to discharge the duties of the Office of President, which official discharges these duties? Chief Justice of India
  198. Which one of the following Official discharges the duties of the President, if both the President and Vice President are not available? Chief Justice of India
  199. If the Office of the President, Vice President and Chief Justice of India falls vacant simultaneously, who succeeds to the Office of the President? Next Senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court
  200. When the Office of the President falls vacant, the same must be filled within how much time? six months
  201. Who is legally competent to declare war or conclude peace? President
  202. After a Bill has been passed by Parliament and sent to the President for his consideration? He can sent it back for reconsideration
  203. The President can make laws through ordinances? During the recess of Parliament
  204. Ordinance is promulgated by whom? President
  205. What financial power is enjoyed by the President? (i) Certain Money Bills can originate in Parliament only on the recommendation of the President, (ii) Only on the recommendation of the Governor & (iii) He can appoint Finance Commission to recommend the distribution of taxes between Union and State Governments
  206. Which one of the following officials is not appointed by the President? (OR) In the appointment of which one of the following officials has the President no say? District and Sessions Judges
  207. The President of India made use of his / her veto power only once in the? Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill
  208. An ordinance promulgated by the President usually remains in force for? six weeks after the commencement of the next session of the Parliament
  209. The President can promulgate an ordinance only when? the Parliament is not in session
  210. Proclamation of President’s Rule in a state can be made? if the President, on receipt of a report from the Governor of a State or otherwise is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
  211. The President can dismiss a member of the Council of Ministers on the? recommendation of the Prime Minister
  212. The Presidential Address is prepared by? The Prime Minister and his / her Cabinet
  213. Who among the following are appointed by the President of India? 1. State Governors, 2. Chief Justice and Judges of High Courts, 3. Chief Justice and Judges of Supreme Court
  214. The President of India is elected on the basis of? Proportional representation by single-transferable vote
  215. Who will appoint the Attorney General of India? President
  216.  The Vice President of India is? Elected by MPs (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) at a joint sitting
  217. Vice President of India can be removed from Office before expiry of his / her term by? Two Houses of Parliament
  218. The Vice President of India discharges the duties of President in the event? (i) His death, (ii) His resignation & (iii) His absence due to illness
  219. The Vice President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of the? Rajya Sabha
  220. Who decides disputes regarding the election of the Vice President? Supreme Court
  221. The Vice President discharges the duties of the President during his / her illness for a maximum period of? Indefinitely
  222. When the Vice President discharges duties of Office of President, he is entitled to? salary and allowances attached to the President’s Office
  223. The Vice President has? Right to preside over Rajya Sabha
  224. No criminal proceedings shall be instituted during his term of Office against the? Vice President
  225. Among the four pairs given below, which one consists of correct combination of dignitaries who became Vice Presidents after having held diplomatic positions? S.Radhakrishnan and G. S. Pathak
  226. Which one of the following Vice President(s) resigned from his Office to contest for the Office of the President? VV Giri
  227. Who of the following held the Office of the Vice President of India for two full terms? Radhakrishnan
  228. Who of the following became President of India without serving as Vice President? Sanjeeva Reddy
  229. Who is the first Chief Justice to be appointed as acting President of India? Hidayatullah
  230. Which Article provides that there shall be the Prime Minister of India? 74
  231. The Prime Minister is? Head of Government
  232. The Office of the Prime Minister? has been created by the Constitution
  233. The Prime Minister is? appointed by the President
  234. Who is the real Executive under the Indian Constitution? Prime Minister
  235. Who is considered as the Chief Spokesperson (Spokesman) of the Union Government? Prime Minister
  236. Who is the Chairman of the Planning Commission and National Development Council? PM
  237. Generally, the Prime Minister is? Leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha
  238. The Prime Minister holds Office? As long as he enjoys confidence of Parliament
  239. Generally the Prime Minister is? Member of Lok Sabha
  240. Who announces the Government policies on the floor of the House? Prime Minister
  241. Who recommends for the dissolution of Lok Sabha? Prime Minister
  242. Who presides over the meetings of the Council of Ministers? Prime Minister
  243. Who acts as the channel of communication between the President and Council of Ministers? PM
  244. Who is the keystone of the Indian Constitution? Prime Minister
  245. Who describes the Prime Minister of India as ‘Primus Inter Pares’ (first among equals)? Lord Morely
  246. The members of Council of Ministers are appointed by the? President on the advice of the Prime Minister
  247. A person can be member of the Council of Ministers without being a MP for a maximum period of ___ months? six
  248. Who enjoys distinction of having been the Prime Minister of India for longest duration? Indira Gandhi
  249. Who became the Prime Minister of India without becoming a Union Cabinet Minister? H. D. Deve Gowda
  250. Which State of India has contributed the maximum Prime Ministers? Uttar Pradesh
  251. Maximum number of ‘No Confidence Motion’ were admitted and discussed during the Prime Ministership of? P. V. Narasimha Rao
  252. The first Prime Minister of India was appointed by the? Governor General
  253. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister? is an extra-constitutional growth
  254. Indian Constitution is silent on the concept of? Deputy Prime Minister
  255. Who enjoys the distinction of being the first Deputy Prime Minister of India? Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  256. Lal Krishnan Advani is the ______ Deputy Prime Minister? 7th
  257. Which one of the following Motion can be moved by the Government? Confidence Motion
  258. Which one of the following statement is correct? The Prime Minister of India? has full discretion in the choice of persons who are to serve as Ministers in his Cabinet
  259. Which of the following enjoys the distinction of being the first recognized Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha? Y. B. Chavan
  260. A political party is accorded status of an Opposition Party in Lok Sabha if it captures at least? 10% of seats
  261. ‘Collective Responsibility of the Cabinet’ means all Ministers are collectively responsible to (OR) The Union Council of Ministers are responsible to ? Lok Sabha
  262. Who enforces collective responsibility amongst the Council of Ministers? Prime Minister
  263. The phrase under the Article 74 “There shall be Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister is its Head” is? Mandatory
  264. Who presides over the meetings of the Council of Ministers? Prime Minister
  265. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to? Parliament
  266. Who allocates portfolios among the Council of Ministers? President on the recommendation of Prime Minister
  267. A member of Council of Ministers can be dismissed by the President? on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
  268. The vote of ‘No confidence’ is passed against a Minister? The whole Council of Ministers has to resign
  269. Though the Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Parliament, the individual Ministers are responsible to? President
  270. The President of India is removed from Office by? Impeachment
  271. The President of India is not bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers in the matter of appointment of? Union Ministers
  272. The Parliament of India consists of? resident, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  273. Members of the Lok Sabha are? Directly elected by the people
  274. How many seats have been reserved for the Union Territories in the Lok Sabha? 20
  275. The number of Ministers in the Central Government is fixed by the? Parliament
  276. Seats are allocated to the various States in the Lok Sabha on the basis of? their population
  277. Who among the following can initiate an amendment to the Indian Constitution? Either House of Parliament
  278. Which State sends the maximum representatives to the Lok Sabha? Uttar Pradesh
  279. The 42nd Amendment raised the term of the Lok Sabha to _____ years? six
  280. The term of Lok Sabha can be extended beyond its normal term of five years by the? President during National Emergency only
  281. The President can extend the life of the Lok Sabha during a National Emergency in the first instance for a period of ______ months? one
  282. The Rajya Sabha can be dissolved by? Cannot be dissolved
  283. The continuation of National Emergency beyond a period of six months is possible only with the approval of? Parliament by special majority
  284. What is the maximum gap in months permissible between two sessions of Parliament? Six
  285. Who can dissolve the Lok Sabha before the expiry of its normal term of five years? President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
  286. Which of the following statements correctly describes a ‘Hung Parliament’? A Parliament in which no party has a clear majorityA Parliament in which no party has a clear majority
  287. The President can call a joint session of the two Houses of Parliament? (i) If the House does not take any decision for six months on a Bill remitted by the other, (ii) If a Bill passed by one House is rejected by the other & (iii) If the Amendment proposed to a Bill by one House is not acceptable to the other
  288. In the Rajya Sabha, the States have been provided? Representation on the basis of population
  289. The maximum number of representatives are sent to the Rajya Sabha by? Uttar Pradesh
  290. The members of Rajya Sabha shall be elected by? MLAs
  291. Who reserves the right to convene joint sessions of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha? President
  292. Representatives of the Union Territories in the Rajya Sabha shall be chosen by the? Parliament
  293. Which one of the following is not a Central tax? Sales Tax
  294. A Money Bill can originate? Only in the Lok Sabha
  295. Which of the following Bills can be introduced in the Parliament only with the prior approval of the President? Money Bills
  296. A Bill for which the President is bound to give his assent without sending it back for fresh consideration is? Money Bill
  297. Which one of the following Bills must be passed by each House of the Indian Parliament separately, by special majority? Constitution Amendment Bill
  298. How many times the President can return a Non-Money Bill, passed by the Parliament for its consideration? Once
  299. The Rajya Sabha is a Permanent House but? One-third of its members retire two years
  300. A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha can be delayed by the Rajya Sabha for a maximum period of? 14 days
  301. Which of the following sets of Bills is presented to the Parliament along with Budget? Finance Bill and Appropriation Bill
  302. Salary of which one of the Officials is not charged on the Consolidated Fund of India? Prime Minister
  303. A Minister must be a Member of? Parliament
  304. The Prime Minister acts as a channel of communication between? Ministry and President
  305. Cabinet Ministers has to tender its resignation if a no-confidence vote is passed against it by? Lok Sabha
  306. In which system, the government can be removed by way of ‘No Confidence Motion’? Parliamentary
  307. Who will determine the rank of different Ministers in Union and State Council of Ministers? Prime Minister and Chief Minister
  308. Which of the following powers is exclusively vested in the Rajya Sabha? To recommend the creation of new All India Services
  309. The Rajya Sabha can be dissolved before expiry of its term by the ———
  310. Who is the first woman film star nominated or elected to Rajya Sabha? Nargis Dutt
  311. No taxes can be levied or expenditure incurred without the approval of the? Parliament
  312. Who decides disputes regarding the disqualification of MPs? The President in consultation with Election Commission
  313. Election to the Lok Sabha could not be held in Punjab in December 1984 due to? Uncertainties created by growing terrorist activities
  314. Who decides whether a Bill is a Money Bill or not? (OR) If any question arises whether a Bill is Money Bill or not, the decision of the _____ is final? Speaker
  315. All Money Bills can be introduced? in Lok Sabha only
  316. Who is the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha who died in Office? G.M.C. Balayogi
  317. Who presides over the Lok Sabha if neither the Speaker nor the Deputy Speaker is available? A Member appointed by President
  318. If there is a disagreement between the two Houses of the Parliament on any particular Bill? A Joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament is convened
  319. In the Indian Constitution, the Budget is referred as? Annual Financial Statement
  320. During the discussions in Parliament, ‘Guillotine’ applies to ? Demands for Grants
  321. Which Assembly is presided over by a non-member? Rajya Sabha
  322. The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha has? a vote only in case of tie
  323. The Secretary General of the Lok Sabha, who is the Chief of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, is appointed by? Speaker
  324. The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because? (i) of the presence of certain fundamental rights of the citizens, (ii) its authority is confined to jurisdiction earmarked by the Constitution & (iii) laws passed by Parliament can be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court
  325. The Parliament of India exercises control over administration? through Parliamentary Committees
  326. The speech made by a MP on the floor of House? cannot be questioned in any Court of Law
  327. The Parliament works through numerous committees, whose members are? Either appointed by the Speaker or elected by the House
  328. This is not the function of Lok Sabha? Judicial
  329. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha makes use of his / her casting vote only? in case of tie i.e. when votes are equally divided
  330. Lok Sabha Secretariat works under the direct supervision of the? Speaker
  331. Lok Sabha passes vote on account to? meet the expenditure during the period between the introduction of budget and its passage
  332. Which State sends the maximum number of representatives to the Rajya Sabha? Uttar Pradesh
  333. A half an hour discussion can be raised in the House after giving notice to the? Secretary General of the House
  334. A MP enjoys immunity from prosecution for having said anything? in the Parliament and its Committees
  335. The final decision whether a MP of Lok Sabha has incurred disqualification under the Defection Law rests with the? Speaker
  336. The Parliament or State Legislature can declare a seat vacant if a member absents himself without permission from the sessions for _____ days.? 60
  337. Who presides over the Lok Sabha if neither Speaker nor Deputy Speaker is available? a member of the panel of Chairmen announced by Speaker
  338. The function of the Pro-Temp Speaker is to? swear-in members and hold charge till a regular Speaker is elected
  339. Which one of the following are the Financial Committees of Parliament of India? 1 Public Accounts Committee, 2. Estimate Committee & 3. Committee on Public Undertakings
  340. The Public Accounts Committee submits its report to the? Speaker
  341. The Comptroller and Auditor General acts as friend, philosopher and guide of? Public Accounts Committee
  342. Which one of the following motions is related with the Union Budget? Cut Motion
  343. Which of the following Committees of Parliament is concerned with the regularity and economy of expenditure? Public Accounts Committee
  344. Who of the following is considered the Custodian of the Parliament? Speaker
  345. A member, after being elected as Speaker of Lok Sabha, generally? cuts-off his connection with his party
  346. Which one of the following is the correct definition of the term ‘Whip’? State in which all the members of the political party are required to be present in the Parliament and vote according to the instructions of the party
  347. Who among the following may belong to Rajya Sabha but can speak in both the Houses? Ministers who are MPs of Rajya Sabha
  348. Which one of the following statements regarding the Office of the Speaker is correct? if he intends to resign, the letter of his resignation is to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker
  349. Which of the following statement is correct? the term of the Lok Sabha can be extended by one year at a time
  350. Which one of the following Lok Sabha enjoyed a term of more than five years? 5th
  351. The differences between the two Houses of Parliament are resolved through (OR) Disagreement between the two Houses of the Indian Parliament is finally resolved by which of the following processes? a joint session of the two Houses
  352. The quorum or minimum number of members required to hold the meeting of either House of Parliament is? one-tenth
  353. Which of the following States sends the largest number of MPs to Lok Sabha after Uttar Pradesh? Maharashtra
  354. Which of the following statements is not correct? In the event of the dissolution of the Lok Sabha, any Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha, but not passed by the Lok Sabha, lapses
  355. Under the new Committee system launched in April 1993, out of the 17 Standing Committees? 6 are constituted by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and 11 by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  356. The term ‘closure’ in Parliamentary terminology? stoppage of debate on a motion
  357. ‘No Confidence’ motion against Council of Ministers can be introduced in the? Lok Sabha
  358. The Supreme Court of India consists of a Chief Justice and _____ Judges? 30
  359. Who is the first Chief Justice of India? Harlal J. Kania
  360. The following factor does not help to maintain independence of judiciary? highly attractive retirement benefits
  361. The Principles of Natural Justice do not require? follow instructions strictly by superior officer
  362. The Supreme Court of India was set up? By the Constitution
  363. Which is the highest Court of appeal in India? Supreme Court
  364. Who interprets the Indian Constitution? Supreme Court
  365. Which Article provides that laws laid down by Supreme Court is binding on all courts in India? 141
  366. Which Article empowers the Supreme Court to review its own judgment? 137
  367. The Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the? President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India
  368. The Judges of the Supreme Court hold Office till they attain the age (in years) of? 65
  369. One of the qualifications to become the Judge of the Supreme Court is? In the opinion of the President, he must be a distinguished Jurist
  370. The Supreme Court holds its meetings at New Delhi, but it can meet elsewhere? With the approval of the President
  371. For criminal misconduct, the Judge of the Supreme Court? can be prosecuted
  372. In the event of non-availability of Chief Justice of India, an Acting Chief Justice can be appointed by the? President
  373. The Judges of the Supreme Court can be removed by? the President on the recommendation of the Parliament
  374. The Judges of the Supreme Court can be removed on the ground of proved misbehavior by the _____ if the Parliament passes a resolution with two-third majority present and voting? President
  375. The Supreme Court of India is a court of record which implies that (i) All its decisions have evidentiary value and cannot be questioned in any court & (ii) It has power to punish for its contempt
  376. The Supreme Court tenders advice to the President on a matter of law or fact? only if he seeks such advice
  377. The advice of the Supreme Court is? not binding on the President
  378. All cases involving an interpretation of the Constitution fall within the? Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  379. The Power of the Supreme Court to decide disputes between the Center and States fall under its? Original Jurisdiction
  380. Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India relates to? Disputes between Union and States
  381. The Supreme Court has Original Jurisdiction in? All Inter-State disputes
  382. Under the Advisory Jurisdiction, the Supreme Court gives it’s opinion to the? President
  383. Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court does not include? appeals against writs
  384. Appellate Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in appeal from High Court in regard to civil matters pertaining only to? Substantial question of law
  385. Who has the power to enlarge the Jurisdiction of Supreme Court with respect to any matter contained under the Union List? Parliament
  386. Which of the following statement refers to ‘Epistolary Jurisdiction’ of the Supreme Court? Taking cognizance of the concerned matter through letter addressed to the Court
  387. Who has the power to increase the number of Judges of the Supreme Court? Parliament
  388. Ad hoc Judges can be appointed in the Supreme Court by the? Chief Justice of India with the prior consent of the President
  389. Ad hoc Judges can be appointed to the Supreme Court? if requisite number of Judges are not available to hold the meeting of the Court
  390. How many Judges of the Supreme Court have been removed from their Office before the expiry of their normal term through Impeachment? none
  391. Which of the following has been wrongly listed as criteria for appointment as a Judge of the ? Supreme Court
  392. Which conditions does not contribute to the independence of the Indian Judiciary? Once appointed, the Judges cannot be removed from their Office before the date of retirement
  393. Which of the following statements regarding Supreme Court of India is not correct? Acts as the protector of the Directive Principles of State Policy
  394. Which of the following cases was connected with the Supreme Court’s judgment in 1980 that the Amendments made to Articles 31 (c) and 368 are invalid? Keshavananda Bharti Case
  395. In which Case did the Supreme Court restore the primacy of Fundamental Rights over Directive Principles of State Policy? Minerva Mills Case
  396. Any Act violating Article 13(2) of the Constitution shall be declared as Unconstitutional by? Supreme Court
  397. ‘Appeal by Special Leave’ means? Supreme Court, granting in its discretion special permission to appeal from any judgment passed by any Court
  398. The framers of Constitution borrowed the idea of Judicial Review from Constitution of? USA
  399. The framers of Constitution adopted the doctrine of Judicial Review? to ensure proper working of the federal system of the government
  400. It became imperative for the framers of the Indian Constitution to adopt the doctrine of Judicial Review because of? Adoption of Federal system of Government
  401. Which Amendment curtailed the Supreme Court/High Court’s power of Judicial Review? 42nd
  402. The concept of ‘Judicial Activism’ gained currency in India in? 1990s
  403. Judicial Activism has led to increase in the powers of? Judiciary
  404. The concept of Judicial Review is borrowed from the Constitution of? USA
  405. In India, power of Judicial Review is restricted because? Constitution is supreme
  406. While imparting justice, the Supreme Court relies on the principle of? Procedure established by law
  407. On which List does the Union Government enjoy exclusive powers? Union List
  408. On which List do the States enjoy exclusive jurisdiction? State List
  409. The subjects of National Importance were enumerated under? Union List
  410. Subjects like Defence and External Affairs are enumerated under? List I
  411. Subjects of Local Importance were enumerated under? List II
  412. The Constitution of India vests the Residuary powers in? Union Government
  413. Under the Constitution, Residuary Powers vested with the? Union Government
  414. In case of conflict between the Central and State laws on a subject in Concurrent List? Law of the Center prevails
  415. The concept of Concurrent List is borrowed from the Constitution of? Australia
  416. At the time of accession to the Dominion, the States acceded only three subjects:? Defence, Foreign Affairs and Communication
  417. The Constitution of India has created? very strong center
  418. The Parliament can legislate on any subject in the state list? in all these cases
  419. The Central Government can issue directions to the State with regard to the subjects in? All these Lists
  420. Which among the following subject is transferred from State List to Concurrent List by 42nd Constitutional Amendment? Education
  421. A Law passed by the State Legislature on a Concurrent list gets precedence over the Central Law if? It was approved for the President
  422. Water disputes between the States shall be decided by? A Body appointed by Parliament
  423. A tax shall not be levied or collected except by the authority of the? Law
  424. The main purpose to impose taxes is to? Run the machinery of State
  425. The Provisions regarding division of taxes between Union and State can be suspended? During National Emergency
  426. The procedure for amendment of the Indian Constitution is? partly rigid and flexible
  427. The Amendment procedure of the Constitution of India has been modeled on the Constitutional pattern of? South Africa
  428. Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with the amendment procedure? 368
  429. Which was the lengthiest Amendment to the Constitution? 42nd
  430. Which Amendment affirmed the right of the Lok Sabha to amend any part of the Constitution? 24th
  431. The 24th Amendment became necessary as a result of the Supreme Court judgment in? Golak Nath Case
  432. After a Bill is passed by the Parliament it is sent to the President for his assent, who can return it for reconsideration to Lok Sabha. But if the Bill is re-passed and sent to the President for his assent, he? has to sign it
  433. If Finance Minister fails to get Annual Budget passed in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister can? submit resignation of his Cabinet
  434. The Comptroller and Auditor General acts as the? Guardian of public finances
  435. The Comptroller and Auditor General is appointed by? President
  436. The Comptroller and Auditor General holds Office? for a term of six years
  437. The Comptroller and Auditor General can be removed from his Office before the expiry of his term by the? President on the recommendation of the Parliament
  438. The salary and allowances of the Comptroller and Auditor General are paid out of the? Consolidated Fund of India
  439. The salary and allowances of the Comptroller and Auditor General? are determined by the Parliament
  440. The Constitution secures the independence of the Comptroller and Auditor General by ? (i) making the removal of CAG very difficult, (ii) providing that his salary and service conditions shall not be changed to his disadvantage & (iii) by giving the CAG complete control over his administrative staff
  441. The Comptroller and Auditor General performs? only audit functions
  442. The Comptroller and Auditor General submits his annual report regarding the Center to the? President
  443. The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India was created? under the Constitution
  444. The Comptroller and Auditor General is intimately connected with the following Committee of the Parliament? Public Accounts Committee
  445. The Comptroller and Auditor General presents a detailed review of Union Accounts to the Union Finance Minister every? twelve months
  446. The Comptroller and Auditor General does not audit the accounts of? Municipal Bodies
  447. The Comptroller and Auditor General has to submit the Audit Report of the Central and State Governments before the? President and Governor
  448. Which one of the following is the most important item of expenditure of the Government of India on the revenue account? Interest payments
  449. The Attorney General of India is the? Highest Legal Officer of Union Government
  450. The Attorney General of India is appointed by the? President
  451. The Attorney General of India holds Office? during the pleasure of the President
  452. Which of the following duties / functions has been assigned to the Attorney General of India? to render legal advice to Central Government
  453. Who of the following acts as the Chief Legal Advisor to the Government of India? Attorney General
  454. If the Attorney General of India wishes to tender his resignation before the expiry of his term, he has to address his resignation to the? President
  455. Who has the right to participate in proceedings of the Parliament even though he is not a MP? Attorney General of India
  456. The three types of Civil Services envisaged under the Constitution are? All India Services, Central Services and State Services
  457. Which one of the following is presided over by a Non-member? Rajya Sabha
  458. If the Rajya Sabha rejects a Money Bill, but follows? The Lok Sabha can send the same for Presidential assent
  459. Which Article provides for the composition of Finance Commission? 280
  460. The Finance Commission has a term of _____ years? 5
  461. The Finance Commission consists of _____ number of Members? 5
  462. Who appoints the Finance Commission? President
  463. The Report of Finance Commission shall be laid before the? President
  464. Grants-in-aid of revenue to the state is recommended by ? Finance Commission
  465. Who finally approves the draft of Five Year Plans? National Development Council
  466. For those Union Territories without Legislative Councils of their own, laws are passed by the? Parliament
  467. The day-to-day administration of the Union Territory is looked after by the? President
  468. For Union Territories without legislative assemblies on their own, laws are passed by the? Parliament
  469. Which one of the following is the 28th State of the Indian Union? Jharkhand
  470. Which one of the following was a Union Territory before it was accorded the status of a full-fledged State?
  471. Which one of the following has been wrongly listed as a Union territory?
  472. Who is the competent to prescribe conditions for acquisition of citizenship? Parliament
  473. Which of the following is the Indian Constitution to Parliamentary procedures? Adjournment Motion
  474. What is the minimum duration in (years) of stay essential before a person can apply for Indian citizenship? 5
  475. Who has the power to increase the salary and allowances of the President of India? Parliament
  476. One-third of the members of the Rajya Sabha retire every ______ year(s). two
  477. ‘Special majority’ means more than? two-third % majority
  478. ‘Special leave’ means? permission granted by the Supreme Court to appeal
  479. ‘Respite’ means? awarding lesser punishment
  480. ‘Violate’ means? commit breach of law
  481. ‘Interpret’ means? ascertaining the meaning of a word
  482. Which one of the following Commission has not been provided in the Constitution? Planning
  483. The Planning Commission is a? Executive Body
  484. Which of the following Offices has not been provided in the Constitution? Deputy Prime Minister
  485. Which Article of the Constitution provides protection to the Civil Servants? 311
  486. Who has the power to create All India Services? Parliament
  487. Which Article of the Constitution authorizes the Parliament to create All India Services? 312
  488. Parliament under the Article 312 gets the power to create All India Services when? Rajya Sabha passes a Resolution with two-thirds majority
  489. Which Article of the Constitution provides for the composition of Public Service Commission? 315
  490. The Members of Indian Administrative Services will be under the control of? Ministry of Human Resources Development
  491. The Members of Indian Police Services will be under the control of? Home Minister
  492. The Members of Indian Forest Services will be under the control of? Ministry of Environment and Forest
  493. Immediate control of the members of All India Services lies with the? State Government
  494. The disciplinary actions against the members of All India Services lies with? Central Government
  495. Members of All India Services hold office during the pleasure of the? President
  496. Which of the following All India Services contain in the Constitution? (i) All India Judicial Services, (ii) Indian Forest Services & (iii) Indian Administrative Services
  497. Which of the body which recruits persons to All India Services? Union Public Service Commission
  498. Chairman and Members of UPSC / WBPSCC shall hold Office for a term of __ years and tenure of __ years. 6/6 and 65/62
  499. In the removal of which of the following officials does the Parliament play no role? Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission
  500. Chairman and Members of UPSC / WBPSCC may resign their Office by submitting their resignation to the (OR) Chairman and Members of UPSC / WBPSCC can be removed on ground of proved misbehavior by the? President / Governor
  501. Salaries and Pension of the Chairman and Members of UPSC shall be charged from the? Consolidated Fund
  502. UPSC / WBPSCC has to submit an Annual Report to the? Parliament / Governor
  503. Who enjoys the Rank of a Cabinet Minister of Indian Union? Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission
  504. Planning Commission was composed in the year? 1950
  505. Who heads the National Integration Council? PM
  506. Recognition of States was done in the year 1956 on the ground of _____ basis.? Linguistic
  507. Which is the first State in India formed on Linguistic grounds? Andhra Pradesh
  508. Which Part of the Constitution incorporates Special provisions to the State of Jammu & Kashmir? XXI
  509. The Provisions with regard to the Union Territories are incorporated under the Constitution by way of ____ Constitution Amendment Act. 7th
  510. Every Union Territory shall be administered by the? President
  511. The Union Territory does not have? Recognized Official language
  512. Who has power to create Legislature or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union Territory (Pondicherry)? Parliament
  513. Under Indian Constitution, the Union Territory of Delhi is referred as? National Capital Territory
  514. When did Delhi became Union Territory? 1956
  515. The Administrator appointed under the Article 239 to the Union Territory of Delhi is called? Lieutenant Governor
  516. Which of the following Union Territory shall have Legislative Assembly? Delhi
  517. Legislative Assembly of Delhi shall have power to make laws for the whole of National Capital Territory with respect to the matter contained in? Both List II and III
  518. The Chief Minister of Delhi shall be appointed by the? Lieutenant Governor
  519. The Council of Ministers of Delhi shall hold Office during the pleasure of? Prime Minister
  520. The Council of Ministers of Delhi shall be collectively responsible to? Legislative Assembly of Delhi
  521. The Emergency provision for National Capital Territory of Delhi is enshrined under the Article? 239A
  522. Who has the power to constitute a High Court to the Union Territory? Parliament
  523. Before 1956, the present day Union Territory were characterized as? Part C States
  524. Parliament has delegated some legislative powers in relation to the Union Territory to? Union Government
  525. The aid and advice rendered by the Council of Ministers to the Administrator of the Union Territory is? Discretionary
  526. Who is authorized to appoint the Chief Minister of Delhi? Lieutenant Governor
  527. In 1954, Government of India introduced decorations (in form of the medals) Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Sri Awards under the Article? 18
  528. In 1996, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the Civilians Awards, but recommended that the total awards to be given each year in all categories should be restricted to? 50
  529. Indian Constitution was inaugurated on? 26.01.1950
  530. The Chairman of Rajya Sabha is? Elected by the two Houses of Parliament
  531. Which one of the Constitutional posts is enjoyed for a fixed term? President
  532. Which of the following is not a prescribed qualification to become President of India? Should be a Graduate
  533. Which is the highest Court of Justice of India? Supreme Court
  534. The President of India is similar to? Queen of England
  535. President declares emergencies? On the advice of the Council of Ministers
  536. The President can return a Bill for reconsideration by the Parliament for _____ time(s)? One
  537. Who was the President of India at Proclamation of Emergency in the year 1976? Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad
  538. Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo-China War of 1962? V. K. Krishna Menon
  539. Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in Interim Government formed in the year 1946? Food and Agriculture
  540. Which system of Government, in which the ‘Real Executive’ is absolutely dependent upon the wishes of the Legislatures? Parliamentary
  541. In India, a tax on agricultural incomes can be levied by? Only the State Governments
  542. Which one of the following is not among the sources of revenue for the Union? Land revenue
  543. Under which Articles, the Supreme Court has been given the powers to review any judgment pronounced or order made it previously? 137
  544. The office of the Lokpal and Lokayuktha in India is based on one of the following? Ombudsman in Scandinavia
  545. The constituents of Indian Parliament, as mentioned in the Constitution are the? President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  546. The name of Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands was changed to Lakshadweep by an Act of Parliament in? 1973
  547. The full status of ‘State’ was conferred upon the Union Territories of Manipur and Tripura in? 1972
  548. Which one of the following States / Union Territories of the country has more than 50% tribal population of the total population? Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  549. The Residuary Powers (i.e. those relating to subjects not mentioned in any of the three lists included in the VII Schedule) are, according to our Constitution, vested in the? Union Parliament
  550. The Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, who is the Chief of its Secretariat, is? Appointed by the Speaker
  551. Which Commission was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under the Article of the Indian Constitution? Election
  552. Which one of the following is not a type of relationship specified by the Constitution of India between Center and States? Judicial
  553. Which one of the following is not a constitutionally mandated body? Center-State relations
  554. Who was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission? Jawaharlal Nehru
  555. Who among the following enjoy the rank of a Cabinet Minister? (i) Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, (ii) Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha & (iii) Speaker of Lok Sabha(i) Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, (ii) Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha & (iii) Speaker of Lok Sabha
  556. Which is the constitutional authority that has been made responsible for constituting the Finance Commission periodically? President of India
  557. The Finance Commission is normally expected to be constituted after every ____ years. Five
  558. Which is true for the Finance Commission? It is constituted under the Article 280 of the Constitution
  559. Who among the following was the Chairman of the Committee on Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum products? Dr. C. Rangarajan
  560. Who among the following was the Head of the Investment Commission which submitted its Report to the Government of India recently (2007)? Ratan Tata
  561. Who was the Chief Justice of India when Public Interest Litigation was introduced to the Indian Judicial system? P. N. Bhagwati
  562. The concept of Public Interest Litigation has strengthened? Rule of Law
  563. Public Interest Litigation means? Petitions by any conscious person or organization on behalf of an aggrieved person or group for reasons of interest of the public
  564. In India, National Income is estimated by? Central Statistical Organization
  565. As per Article 100 (3), the quorum to constitute a meeting of either House of Parliament is? One-tenth of the total number of members of that House
  566. The ‘Rule of Law’ means? That no person can be punished unless his guilt is established by a fair trial
  567. The term ‘Law’ used in the expression ‘Rule of Law’ refers to? Positive Law
  568. The draft of the Indian Penal Code was prepared by _____ Indian Law Commission? First
  569. In a particular case, the advice tendered by the Council of Ministers is sent back by the President for reconsideration. If the Council of Ministers adhere to their earlier advice, the President? Has no option but to accept such advice
  570. In which of the following situations can the President promulgate the Ordinance? Parliament is not in session
  571. The gap (period) between two sessions of the Lok Sabha is termed as? Prorogation
  572. Both the Union and the States derive their authority from the Constitution of India which divides, as between them, all of the following powers, except? Judicial
  573. Which of the following Schedules in the Constitution divides the legislative powers between the Union and the States? VII
  574. The powers to legislate with respect to any matter not enumerated in any of the three Lists are mentioned as?  Residuary Powers.
  575. Which of the following is empowered to determine finally as to whether or not a particular matters falls in this category? Judiciary only
  576. The vesting of Residuary Powers under our Constitution in the Union, instead of the State Legislatures, follows the precedent of the __________ Constitution? Canadian
  577. When two Houses of Parliament differ regarding a Bill, then the deadlock is resolved by? A Joint Sitting of the two Houses
  578. ‘Closure’ in Parliamentary terminology means? A rule of legislative procedure under which further debate on a motion can be stopped
  579. Which one of the following statements is not correct? The proposal for amending the Constitution can only be initiated in Lok Sabha
  580. In which of the following cases is a joint session of the two Houses of Parliament not necessary? A Bill to amend the Constitution
  581. Which of the following is not a tool of legislative control over administration in India? Dissolution of House
  582. The Secretary General of the Lok Sabha is the Chief of its Secretariat and is? Appointed by the Speaker
  583. Main Standing Committee of Lok Sabha is / are? Public Accounts, Public Understanding, Estimate
  584. To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submits its report? Speaker of Lok Sabha
  585. The work of General Purpose Committee is to advice the? Speaker
  586. Which one of the following is not a Parliamentary Committee? Demands for Grants Committee
  587. Which of the following Committees are sometimes described as ‘Twin Sisters’? Public Account and Estimate Committees
  588. To which of the following Bills the President must accord his sanction without sending it back for fresh consideration? Money Bill
  589. All of the following statements in regard to Money Bills are incorrect, except? A Money Bill can only be introduced in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has no power to make a change in it against the will of Lok Sabha
  590. 14 days notice is necessary for moving a? Resolution of impeaching the President
  591. In the Union Budget in India, which Expenditure is the largest in amount? Non-Plan
  592. The 11th Five-Year Plan has been named as? Towards Infrastructural and Agricultural Growth
  593. On which of the following subjects does the power to legislate vest both in the Union as well as the State legislatures? Acquisition and requisitioning of property
  594. The President is empowered to establish an Inter-State Council if at any time it appears to him that the public interests would be served thereby. Which of the following has not so been set up? Inter-State Commerce Council
  595. The Council of Ministers in India remains in their Office till it enjoys the support of? Majority of the Members of Lok Sabha
  596. The Council of Ministers is? Larger than Cabinet
  597. The resolution for removing the Vice President of India can be moved in the? Rajya Sabha alone
  598. Anti-Defection Act relating to disqualification of Members of Parliament and State Legislatures does not covers? Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  599. Which statement is not correct? The Supreme Court of India has to look into all disputes with regard to the election of Vice President of India
  600. Which one of the following Amendments to the Constitution clearly has laid down that the President of India is bound to accept the advice given by the Council of Ministers? 42nd
  601. Which one of the following statements is not correct? North-East India accounts for a little over half of the country’s tribal population
  602. Under which Ministry of the Government of India does the Food and Nutrition Board work? Ministry of Human Resource Development
  603. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Department / Ministry of ? Culture
  604. Survey of India is under the Ministry of? Science and Technology
  605. Which one of the following is not a Department in Ministry of Human Resources Development? Technical Education and Literacy
  606. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impeded or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union? 257
  607. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his assent to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes (in the year 2002)? 123
  608. Which one of the following statements is correct? There is no constitutional bar for a nominated member to be appointed as a Union Minister
  609. The power to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India with respect to any matter included in the Union List of Legislative Powers rests with? Parliament
  610. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President make a reference to the Supreme Court to seek the Court’s opinion on the Constitutional validity of the Election Commission’s decision on deferring the Gujarat Assembly elections (in the year 2002)? 143
  611. Which one of the following statements is not correct? Among all the States of India, Maharashtra publishes the largest number of newspapers
  612. With reference to the Indian Polity, which one of the following statements is correct? President can make the ordinance only when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session
  613. The Consultative Committee of the Members of Parliament for Railway Zones is constituted by? Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  614. The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President of India on the matter of law or fact? Only if he seeks such advice
  615. Which is correct under the hierarchy of Courts? Supreme Court, High Courts, Other Courts
  616. ‘Judicial Activism’ refers to? Expansion of jurisdiction of courts
  617. Which one of the following duty is not performed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India? To control the receipt and issue of public money, and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer
  618. If a new State of Indian Union is to be created, which Schedule of Constitution must be amended? First
  619. Which subject is under the Union List in the 7th Schedule of the Constitution of India? Regulation of labor
  620. The Speaker can ask a member of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as? Yielding the floor
  621. The sovereign power under the Indian Constitution rests with the? Parliament
  622. Parliament is an instrument of _____ Justice. ? Legal
  623. Under which Article of the Constitution does the Central Government gives Plan assistance to the State Government? 275
  624. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of Union Territories of India in the increasing order of their area? Lakshadweep – Chandigarh – Pondicherry – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  625. What is Value Added Tax? A simple, transparent, easy to pay tax imposed on the consumers
  626. The VAT adopted by 21 States replaced which of the following taxes? State Sales Tax
  627. Which one of the following is not a Central Government Tax? Land Tax
  628. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research? Prime Minister
  629. Under the Constitution, which of the following functionaries can be suspended? Members of Public Service Commission
  630. In India, present trend of rapid urbanization is due to? Lack of employment opportunities in rural areas
  631. Under the Indian Parliamentary practices, normally how many sessions take place? 3
  632. The Contingency Fund of India rests at the disposal of the? President
  633. Which is not a characteristic of economically under developed countries? High proportion of labor in secondary activity
  634. Who declares war and concludes peace? President, in the advice of the Cabinet

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