Quiz 86: Indian Polity & Constitution

Consider the following:
  1. Central Government
  2. State Governments
Which among the above can levy the taxes on agricultural revenues?
If President and Vice President, both are unavailable, who among the following would discharge the functions?
What can be the maximum number of members of the Lok Sabha ?
Which among the following was the strength of Lok Sabha after India’s first general elections?
In India the Parliament is made up of ___:
  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. President
  4. Vice President
  5. Lok Sabha Speaker
Choose the correct option:
For how many times, a person can become President of India?
If the Government of a State fails to enforce the Directive principals of the state Policy, a citizen can move to which among the following courts to file a writ petition to get them enforced?
Which among the following articles helped the Madarsas in India to remain out of purview of the Right to Education Act?
New All India services can be initiated in India only if the following makes a recommendation?


  1. snakehart

    April 17, 2009 at 12:23 am

    the questions are really helpful n cool..kan we expect a bit of more legal gk both national and international??

  2. ASB

    April 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

    The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, upto 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the President, if, in his opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House.

  3. anand kumar

    May 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

    i am afraid that ur answer 2 question no.2 is wrong.education is now a fundamental right and not a legal obligation as u have stated…pl verify…

  4. Anonymous

    July 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

    i wanna clarify dat education is a fundamental right only till d age f 14 yrs……in all oder cases it is a legal obligation.

  5. rajneesh

    November 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Maximum life of an ordinance promulgated by president is 6 weeks only. Will you please provide the link in support of your answer?

    • GKToday

      November 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Rajneesh, An ordinance is in force as long as parliament does not meet. But, there cannot be a gap of more than 6 months between meetings of parliament as per other articles. Further, a time of 6 weeks is given after the parliament reassembles, as Article 123 says that Ordinance shall cease to operate at the expiration of six weeks from the reassembly of Parliament. So, 6 months + 6 weeks =7½ months is the maximum life of an ordinance.

  6. ajinkyasolunke

    November 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Sir, I have a doubt regarding question no.15.

    The question is :-
    What is the maximum life of an ordinance passed by president ?
    The answer given is 7.5 months. But its answer is 6 months. Will you please justify your answer.

  7. drmrbigpooh

    January 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    The max life of an ordanance promulgated by President is “UNLIMITED”
    The 7&1/2month is the max limit in which the Parliament of India should ratify it.
    But even after ratification of ordanance by Parliament it will remain ordanance only.
    Govt have to bring a fresh bill if they want to convert it into bill or act, and in the bill govt will specify the circumstances of issuing an ordanance.

    • GKToday

      January 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Agree, with your smart view. Let my question be as in what time Parliament should ratify it

  8. shiva

    January 30, 2013 at 9:17 am

    if an ordinance is not passed it will be in force for 6 weeks and 6 months total 7.5 months

  9. harishchand920

    February 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    this quiz are very helpful for cocept

  10. sana patel

    November 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    it’s too gud it is very helpful for all students those doing study of civil services thanks…

  11. Ashok kumar nayak

    January 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    thanx gktoday


    January 30, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    nice and it is easy to learn

  13. sankar

    June 30, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Thanks sir

  14. suresh kumar

    March 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    This quiz bits are v.v.imp bits.this quiz are all see.

  15. Shruthi

    May 20, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    i beg to differ with your answer for the question 7
    Only elected members of the LS,RSand the legislative assemblies(NCT and puducherry,included) can participate in the election of the president of India…nominated members can’t instead they have the right to vote during the process of impeachment of the same.

  16. Merin Mathai

    February 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    sorry still i have doubt on qst no: 15
    so maximum lifespan of an ordinance is 6 months only?
    the maximum time gap between parliament session is 6 months right? after that when the parliament reassemble, the ordinance is in power? And if both house didn’t take any decision on the same , the ordinance will laps automatically after 6 weeks ?
    so why don’t we say that the lifespan of ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks?
    And in Laxmikanth page 17.12, 14th line also says maximum lifespan of an ordinance is 6 months and 6 weeks.
    please clear and help me…

  17. rajesh lohani

    April 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    6month+6weeks~ 7.5 months so max span is around that only….


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