Quiz 337: Indian Constitution for Civil Services, State Civil Services & Judiciary Examinations

1.Consider the following statements regarding the word Socialist of Indian Constitution:
1. It was inserted in the Indian constitution by the Constitution 42nd amendment act of 1976
2. The concept of socialism was not implicit in the constitution before this amendment
3. The socialism aims to end the erstwhile capitalist regime in the country and end poverty by nationalization of some large corporations
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)only 1 & 2 are correct
(B)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(C)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(D)Only 1 is correct
(E)all 1, 2 & 3 are correct

2.Article 13 of Indian constitution uses the words “to the extent of such inconsistency be void” Which of the following doctrines is coherent to this ?
(A)Doctrine of Eclipse
(B)Doctrine of Waiver
(C)Doctrine of Severability
(D)Doctrine of Lapse
(E)None of them

3.Under which of the following articles rule of law embodied under Article 14 of Indian constitution can be amended?
(A)Article 368
(B)Article 354
(C)Article 355
(D)Article 351 (2)
(E)None of them

4.Consider the following statements:
1. There can be a Judicial review of the economic policy of the government
2. Supreme court of India gave an important verdict regarding judicial review of economic policy in the BALCO employees Union vs. Union of India case
3. Disinvestment policy of the government is also subject to Judicial review in all conditions
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)only 1 is correct
(B)only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)only 2 & 3 are correct
(D)only 2 is correct
(E)only 1 is correct

5.Consider the following statements:
1. Article 18 of the constitution says that No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall be conferred by the State
2. National awards like Bharat Ratna amount to the titles but are considered as exception with regard to this article
3. Titles violate the principle of equality as guaranteed by the constitution
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)all 1 , 2 & 3 are correct
(B)only 1 is correct
(C)only 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(E)Only 2 & 3 are correct

6. For which of the following the date August 29, 1947 is known with regard to our constitution?
(A)Constituent assembly came into being
(B)Drafting committee was set up
(C)Draft constitution got ready
(D)constitution was adopted by the constituent assembly
(E)None of the above

7.Which among the following article is specifically excluded from the purview of the procedure of amendment as prescribed in Article 368?
(A)Article 54
(B)Article 55
(C)Article 214
(D)Article 169
(E)Article 241

8.Which among the following is a correct statementregarding powers of President of India:
(A)the military powers of the president is subordinate to executive powers
(B)the executive powers of the president is subordinate to military powers
(C)the military powers and executive powers are insubordinate with regard to each other
(D)the executive powers are subordinate to diplomatic powers
(E)None of them is a correct statement

9.As per the article 358, when the proclamation of emergency is made by the President under article 352, the freedoms guaranteed in which of the following articles are automatically suspended?
(A)Article 14
(B)Article 15
(C)Article 17
(D)Article 18
(E)Article 19

10.The Supreme court of India has held that “Where Article ___________comes in article 14 goes out. Fill in the blanks
(A)Article 30
(B)article 31 A
(C)Article 31 B
(D)Article 32
(E)Article 33

11.Which among the following end the life of the popular house?
(E)None of them

12.With which of the following Residuary Powers vests in __?
(B)Prime Minister
(C)Council of Ministers
(E)Supreme Court

13.Article 213 which embodies the ordinance making power of the governor of the state is very similar to that of President embodies in which of the following articles?
(B)Article 120
(C)Article 121
(D)Article 122
(E)Article 123

14.The bill to amend the constitution has to be introduced & passed in which of the following houses before presenting it to President for assent?
(A)Introduced and passed in Both Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha
(B)Introduced & Passed in Lok Sabha
(C)Introduced & Passed in Rajya Sabha
(D)Introduced in both houses but can be Passed in Lok Sabha only
(E)None of them

15.By which of the following amendment acts of the constitution, article 31-C was inserted in the constitution?

16.Why the Indian constitution called as Fundamental law of the land?
(A)Because Preamble indicates the source from which constitution comes that is people of India
(B)Because Constitution envisages the fundamental rights
(C)Because the government organs owe their origin to the constitution of India and derive their authority from & discharge their responsibilities within the framework of the constitution
(D)Because Constitution of India declares great rights and freedoms to all citizens of India
(E)Because Constitution of India secures Justice, Liberty, Equality and fraternity to all citizens of India

17.Which among the following is not a privilege of the president under article 361 of the constitution?
(A)The executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and it shall be exercised by him (or her) in accordance with the constitution
(B)the president shall not be answerable to the any court for exercise and performances of the powers and duties of his/ her office or for any act done or purporting to be done by him in the exercise of those powers and duties
(C)No criminal proceedings whatsoever shall be instituted and continued against the president in any court during the term in the office
(D)No process for the arrest or imprisonment of the president shall be issued from any court
(E)all of above

18.In which of the following cases , Supreme Court of India held the Bundhs illegal as they cause violation of Article 19(1) and 21 of the constitution in addition to causing a national loss?
(A)People’s Union for Civil Liberties v/s Union of India
(B)Communist party of India (M) v/s Bharat Kumar and Others
(C)Tata Press Ltd. v/s MTNL
(D)Union of India v/s Association for Democratic Reforms
(E)M Hasan v/s Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

19.Directive principles particularly article 39 (b) and (c ) of the constitution of India are many times referred as charters of the following?
(A)Liberty of religion
(B)Social and economic justice
(C)Liberty to move anywhere in India territories
(D)Imparting education to school children
(E)Safeguards of people under arrest

20.”Test of reasonableness ” is a very important consequence under the following articles?
(A)Article 13
(B)Article 14
(C)Article 15
(D)Article 16
(E)Article 17

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  • prashant

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  • Anonymous

    could u please tell me what type of Reasoning Questions may come for SBI PO.It is told that high level reasoning will come.Please Sir Ireally need this

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  • Rishabhdev Jain

    To whomsoever it may concern
    Firstly thank you for the website. Its proving to be a real life saviour. I am not too sure but I feel you might want to re-confirm the answer to question 2 as I think it is the Doctrine of Eclipse that is involved and not the Doctrine of Severability

  • Shailesh

    The answer given in question no 2 is wrong according to article 13(1) it should be doctrine of eclipse