Quiz 630: Indian Polity and Constitution for State PSC and SSC Examinations

1.Which of the following Indian States have a Bicameral Legislature?
1.Uttar Pradesh
4.Jammu and Kashmir
[A]1 and 2
[B]2 and 4
[C]1, 2 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 4

Option [D]
The six Indian States having bicameral legislature are :Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

2.Consider the following Statements:
1. The Elected members of the lower house of the Parliament have the right to vote in the elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
2. The Elected members of the lower house of the State legislature have the right to vote in the elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Only 2

3.Which of the following is the largest Lok Sabha constituency (Areawise)?
[A]Arunachal West

The top five area-wise constituencies are- Ladakh (173,266 sq km), Barmer (71,601 sq km), Kutch (41,644 sq km), Arunachal West (40,572 sq km) and
Arunachal East (39,749 sq km).

4.The Department of Border Management is a department under which of the following Union Ministries?
[A]Ministry of Defence
[B]Ministry of Home Affairs
[C]Ministry of External Affairs
[D]Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Ministry of Home Affairs

5.Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. Right to Property is a legal right under Article 301.
2. Article 21-A was incorporated in the Indian Constitution as a fundamental right by the 86th Constitutional Amendment Act,2002.
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Option [B]
Right to property is a legal right under Article 300-A.

6.The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in :
[A]Lok Sabha only
[B]Rajya Sabha only
[C]Either of the two houses of the Parliament
[D]Joint Sitting of the two houses of the Parliament

Option [B]

7.Which one of the following items/Subjects belongs to the Concurrent list of the VIIth Schedule of the Indian Constitution?
[A]Public Health and Sanitation
[C]Stock Exchanges

Option [B]

8.Arrange the following functionaries/officials in their respective order of precedence-
1.Governors of states (within their respective states)
2.Former Presidents, Deputy Prime Minister
3.Cabinet Ministers of the Union, Leaders of Chief Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

Option [A]

9.Which Indian State has the largest number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha?
[A]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Andhra Pradesh

Option [A]

10.The Swaran Singh Committee recommended :
[A]The Constitution of State-Level Election Commissions.
[B]Panchayati-Raj reforms.
[C]Inclusion of Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution.
[D]Interlinking of himalayan and peninsular rivers.

Option [C]
In 1976, the Congress Party set up the Sardar Swaran Singh Committee to make recommendations about fundamental duties, the need and necessity of which was felt during the operation of the internal emergency (1975-1977). The committee recommended the inclusion of a separate chapter on fundamental duties in the Constitution. It stressed that the citizens should become conscious that in addition to the enjoyment of rights, they also have certain duties to perform as well. The Congress Government at Centre accepted these recommendations and enacted the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act in 1976. This amendment added a new part, namely, Part IVA to the Constitution.

11.Which of the following Statemens(s) is/are true regarding the Non-Aligned Movement(NAM)?
1.The term “non-alignment” was coined by V.K. Krishna Menon in 1953.
2.Panchsheel principles of Jawaharlal Nehru served as the basis of the Non-Aligned Movement.
3.The founding fathers of the NAM were: Sukarno of Indonesia, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.
[A]Only 2
[B]1 and 2
[C]2 and 3
[D]1, 2 and 3

Option [D]

12.Consider the following Statements regarding Public Interest Litigation(PIL):
1. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in the United Kingdom.
2. P.N.Bhagwati was the Chief Justice of India when PIL was introduced to the Indian Judicial System.

Which of the above Statement(s) is/are true?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 and 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Option [B]
The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in the United States.

13.Which of the following is a part of the electoral college for the Election of the President but does not participate in the proceedings for his/her impeachement?
[A]Lok Sabha
[B]Rajya Sabha
[C]State Legislative Assemblies
[D]State Legislative Councils

Option [C]

14.The Constitution of India empowers the Supreme Court of India to adjudicate disputes between the Centre and the States through:
[A]Appellate Jurisdiction
[B]Original Jurisdiction
[C]Advisory Jurisdiction
[D]Writ Jurisdiction

Option [B]

15.Which of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India has to be amended to provide for the formation of a new State ?
[A]First Schedule
[B]Second Schedule
[C]Third Schedule
[D]Ninth Schedule

Option [A]

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