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Quiz 654: Indian Polity for SSC and State Exams

1. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
[A] Members of Lok Sabha are directly elected by the eligible voters
[B] Money Bills can only be introduced in Lok Sabha
[C] The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha
[D] President nominates four members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha

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Correct Answer: D [President nominates four members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha]
Notes:
Fourth statement is incorrect. President nominates two members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha, when it is felt that the community is not adequately represented. 
2. Which of the following statements is not correct about the Rajya Sabha?
[A] Rajya Sabha is a permanent body
[B] It was duly constituted for the first time on April 3, 1952
[C] Twelve of Rajya Sabha members are nominated by the President
[D] One-third of its members retire every year

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Correct Answer: D [One-third of its members retire every year]
Notes:
Fourth statement is incorrect because one-third of its members retire every two years. Rajya Sabha is a permanent body. It was duly constituted for the first time on April 3, 1952. Twelve of Rajya Sabha members are nominated by the President.
3.  The Vice-President of India is:
[A] nominated by the President
[B] elected by the members of Rajya Sabha
[C] elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of members of both Houses of Parliament
[D] None of the above

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Correct Answer: C [elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of members of both Houses of Parliament]
4. Which of the following words is not included in the Preamble?
[A] Equality
[B] Liberty
[C] Dignity
[D] Justice

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Correct Answer: C [Dignity]
Notes:
WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, are having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this 26th day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION
 
5. The Emergency Provisions of Indian Constitution have been borrowed from:
[A] Germany
[B] Japan
[C] USSR
[D] U.S.A

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Correct Answer: A [Germany]
Notes:
The Emergency Provisions of the Indian Constitution have been borrowed from Germany. The part 18 of Indian constitution deals with the emergency provisions. Under the emergency provisions, if the President is satisfied that a grave emergency exists whereby the security of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by war or external aggression or armed rebellion, he may, by Proclamation, make a declaration to that effect in respect of the whole of India or of such part of the territory thereof as may be specified in the Proclamation.
6. The Second Schedule of Indian Constitution contains provisions for the salary of:
[A] Speaker of Lok Sabha
[B] President
[C] Governors
[D] All of the above

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Correct Answer: D [All of the above ]
Notes:
Second schedule lists the emoluments for holders of constitutional offices such as salaries of President, Vice President, Ministers, Judges and Comptroller and Auditor-General of India etc.
7. Which of the following states is not included in the sixth schedule of Indian Constitution?
[A] Meghalaya
[B] Tripura
[C] Mizoram
[D] Manipur

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Correct Answer: D [Manipur]
Notes:
Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution consists of provisions for administration of Tribal Area in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh. District or the Regional Councils in these states may after its first constitution make rules with the approval of the Governor.
 
8. The Tenth Schedule of Indian Constitution was added via the: 
[A] 24th Amendment Act
[B] 52nd Amendment Act
[C] 61st Amendment Act
[D] 85th Amendment Act

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Correct Answer: B [52nd Amendment Act]
Notes:
The law was added via the 52nd Amendment Act, 1985. The Tenth Schedule, also known as the Anti-Defection Act, was included in the Constitution in 1985 by the Rajiv Gandhi ministry and sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party.
9. Who among the following was the chairperson of the Provincial Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
[A] Jawaharlal Nehru
[B] Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
[C] Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
[D] J.B. Kripalani

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Correct Answer: B [Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ]
Notes:
The constituent assembly appointed a number of committees to deal with different tasks of constitution. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the chairperson of the Provincial Constitution Committee.
10. Which Article of Indian Constitution incorporates the Common law doctrine of pleasure?
[A] Article 123
[B] Article 213
[C] Article 310
[D] Article 368

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Correct Answer: C [Article 310]
Notes:
Article 310 of the Indian constitution incorporates the common law doctrine of pleasure. It expressly provides that all persons who are members of the defenses services or the civil services of the union of the all-India services hold office during the pleasure of the governor.