Quiz 404: Constitutional Awareness for Civil Services Aptitude Test 2011

1.In context with the Preamble of India, consider the following statements?
1. The preamble which is a part of our constitution was borrowed from constitution of USA
2. “Unity of the Nation” was replaced by “Unity and Integrity of the nation” by 42nd amendment act
3. 42nd amendment inserted the words “Liberty and Equality”
Which among the above statement is / are correct ?
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)2 & 3 only
(C)3 only
(D)2 only
(E)1 only

2.Which of the following constitutions interalia influenced the “emergency provisions’ in the Indian Constitution?
(A)Constitution of Canada
(B)Constitution of Germany
(C)Constitution of Ireland
(D)Constitution of USA
(E)British Constitution

3.Consider the following statements in context with the 42nd amendment of Constitution of India?
1. 42nd amendment gave the directive principles precedence over fundamental rights wherever there was a conflict, however the subsequent amendment revoked this provision
2. The 42nd amendment act laid down certain fundamental duties, which had to be observed by all nationals and noncompliance with them was made punishable under the law
3. The 42nd amendment also prevented declaration of emergency on account of internal strife and empowered for declaration of emergency only if there is an armed rebellion
Which among the above statements are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)1 & 3 only
(E)2 only

4.Which of the following articles was inserted by an amendment of the Constitution of India to give full statehood to Mizoram?
(A)Article 371 C
(B)Article 371 D
(C)Article 371 E
(D)Article 371 F
(E)Article 371 G

5.Who among the following Chief Election Commissioners of India also served as first Chief Election Commissioner in Nepal and Sudan?
(A)Sukumar Sen
(B)K V K Sundaram
(C)S P Sen verma
(D)Dr. Nagendra Singh
(E)R K Trivedi

6.In context with the political history of India, who among the following was not a Young Turk?
(A)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(B)Chandra Shekhar
(C)Mohan Dharia
(D)Ram Dhan
(E)Krishna Kant

7.Which among the following appointments made by the president of India, have been the most controversial issue ever since our constitution came into force?
(A)Appointment of Prime Ministers
(B)Appointment of the Governors of States
(C)Appointment of the Judges of the High Courts
(D)Appointment of the Attorney General of India
(E)Appointment of the A & CG of India

8.Bring out the only correct statements:
(A)The number of the Judges in the High court is fixed by the state legislature of respective state
(B)The number of the Judges in the High court may be altered by the Governor of the state on recommendation of the President
(C)The number of the Judges in the High court is decided by the president
(D)The number of the Judges in the High court is fixed for each state by the parliament
(E)The number of the Judges in the High court is subject to recommendations by the appointments committee of the state legislature

9.Bring out the only incorrect statement:
(A)While a proclamation of emergency is in operation the legislation by the state government is suspended
(B)Dr. Rajendra Prasad acted as the permanent chairman of the Constituent assembly
(C)Dr. R Venkatramanan did not serve as Vice President of India
(D)Dr. R Venkarramanan is credited for initiating India’s missile programme
(E)Tax on Railway fares and freights is collected by the Union Government but wholly assigned to the state governments

10.Bring out the only incorrect statement:
(A)The number of members of the constituent assembly was increased after the Mountbatten Plan of 3 June, 1947
(B)On 13 December, 1946, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru moved the Objectives Resolution that outlined the basics of the constitution
(C)B N Rao was appointed the Constitutional Advisor of the Assembly
(D)First meeting of the Constituent Assembly took place of Dec 9, 1946 with Dr. Sachidanand Sinha as its interim President
(E)Constitution of India was adopted on 26 November, 1949

11.Which of the following commissions appointed by the British Government abolished the statutory civil service and recommended a Provincial Civil Service in 1888?
(A)Islington Commission
(B)Aitchison Commission
(C)Royal commission on the Superior Civil Services in India
(D)Charles Freer Andrews Commission
(E)James Forlong Commission

12.Who among the following functions as a Constitutional Ruler and an agent of the centre?
(B)Vice President
(D)Comptroller and Auditor General
(E)Prime Minister

13.Evaluate the following statements and bring out the incorrect statement:
(A)Election commission was constituted under article 324 of the Indian Constitution
(B)The Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution describes India as a secular state
(C)The 9th schedule was introduced by Pundit Jawahar Lal Nehru
(D)The power to issue a writ of Habeas corpus is vested in Supreme court as well in High court
(E)Lala lajpat Ray has been often described as a radical in politics but conservative in social issues

14.What is the minimum stay essential before a person can apply for Indian Citizenship?
(A)2 years
(B)5 years
(C)8 years
(D)10 years
(E)15 years

15.An state in India can borrow from the market in following conditions:
(A)At its own discretion
(B)through centre
(C)with the consent of centre
(D)under no circumstances
(E)None of the above

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  • Anonymous

    Sir, for Q.13 the correct answer should be (B) Option because it deals with "anti defection provisions" for MPs and MLAs.Tenth Schedule (Articles 102 and 191) — "Anti-defection" provisions for Members of Parliament and Members of the State Legislatures (Source:Wikipedia)

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    answer of 1st is 1 coz its borrowed frm usa

  • anu

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