Quiz 159: Indian Polity & Constitution (For Civil Services Exam)


Which among the following are included in nagar panchayat?

[A] Notified Area Committee only
[B] Town Area Committee only
[C] Both Notified Area Committee & Town Area Committee
[D] None of the above

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Which of the following states in India established Panchayati Raj in 1956?

[A] Rajasthan & Maharastra
[B] Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan Only
[D] Maharastra only

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Among Sindhi, Sanskrit, Kashmiri & Urdu which are the languages that are in VIII schedule of the Indian Constitution but not official language of any state in India?

[A] Sindhi, Sanskrit
[B] Sindhi, Sanskrit, Kashmiri
[C] Sanskrit only
[D] Sindhi only

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In which year National Commission for Minorities was established?

[A] 1989
[B] 1990
[C] 1991
[D] 1992

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A political party in India acquires the status of registered party if it secures what fraction of votes in a state?

[A] 1%
[B] 2%
[C] 3%
[D] 4%

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The power to decide an election petition in India is vested in the ________ ?

[A] Parliament
[B] Supreme court
[C] High court
[D] President

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Which of the following funds in charged for the salary and other allowances of the Judges of the High Courts?

[A] Consolidated fund of India
[B] Consolidated fund of state
[C] both of them in 1:1 ratio
[D] None of the above

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Supreme Court of India was created by _________?

[A] Constitution
[B] an Act of Parliament
[C] a Presidential Order
[D] None of the above

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In 1965, the head of Jammu & Kashmir was regurgitated as Governor previously called as _________?

[A] Premier
[B] Vajeer-i-aalam
[C] Sadr -i-riyasat
[D] wazir

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In the parliament terminology, what is the meaning of “Closure”?

[A] end of session of parliament
[B] end of proceedings of a day
[C] end of debate on a motion
[D] starting of a session

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  • Anonymous

    Q6 .A political party should get 4% of votes polled in state to get the status of regional party as per my knowledge….but answer given is 1%. pls clarify

  • Anonymous

    power to decide an election petition in India is vested in supreme court.. but it is given administrative tribunal.. please verify it..

  • Anonymous

    process of an election petition, which can be filed before the High Court, in respect of elections to the Parliament and State Legislatures. In respect of elections for the offices of the President and Vice President, such petitions can only be filed before the Supreme Court.
    Sumit Sonkar

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  • Prakash

    the power to decide an election petition is vested in the high court.
    Prior to 1966 election petitions were presented to the Election Commission, which would constitute one-member Election Tribunals of the rank of District Judge, on an ad hoc basis for the trial of election petitions. In Hari Vishnu Kamath v. Ahmed Isheque it was held by the Supreme Court that Art 329(b) prohibited only the ‘initiation’ of proceedings, questioning an election, in any other manner other than by an election petition and once that proceeding was initiated by filing an election petition, the requirement of Art 329(b) was met and thereafter the trial of the petition by the election tribunal was subject to the general law and to the supervision of High Courts over tribunals.

    Thus in order to avoid dual jurisdiction over the election matters the Election Commission recommended that trial of election petitions should be entrusted to the High Courts instead of election tribunals. Parliament thus enacted Section 80-A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 providing that the “High Court” shall be the authority for presentment of election petitions under Article 329(b) of the Constitution. This was incorporated by an amendment in the year 1966 (Act 47 of 1966).