Quiz 651: Indian Polity for SSC/PSC Examinations


By which of the following amendments of the Indian Constitution, Sikkim became a state of India?
[A]32nd, 1974
[B]35th, 1975
[C]36th, 1975
[D]37th, 1978

36th, 1975
Sikkim became a state of India via the Thirty-sixth Amendment Act, 1975 on 26th April, 1975. The Sikkim State day is observed on 16th May of every year because this was the day when the first Chief Minister of Sikkim assumed office.



Which of the following parts of constitution explicitly mentions that India is a secular state?
[B]Fundamental Rights
[C]Directive Principles of state policy
[D]The Union

Preamble of Indian Constitution declares India as SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC. The words Socialist, Secular, and Integrity were not in the original constitution and have been inserted by 42nd amendment act 1976



What is the current age of retirement of judges from supreme courts and high courts respectively in India?
[A]65 & 62
[B]65 & 60
[C]65 for both
[D]65 and 63

65 & 62
The current age of retirement for Supreme Court judges is 65 years while High Court Judges is 62 years. There was a bill introduced to raise the age of retirement of high court judges also to 65 years but that bill was never passed.



What is the minimum years of age for candidate for office of the Vice-President?

35 years
As per article 66, the candidate contesting for election of Vice-President of India should fulfil the below conditions: He must be a citizen of India
He must have completed age of 35 years
He cannot hold an office for profit.
He must be qualified to become a member of Rajya Sabha.



The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission is appointed by?
[C]Union Home Minister
[D]Minister in charge of DoPT




A judge of Supreme Court of India can be removed from office by __ ?
[A] Parliament by law
[B]Judges of supreme court by Majority
[C]President on a resolution by parliament
[D]President on his/ her own discretion

President on a resolution by parliament
A Judge of the Supreme Court (and also High Court) can be removed from his position by President only on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity. The power for investigation and proof of such misbehaviour or incapacity is vested in the parliament. Each house, in order to remove the judge, will have to pass a resolution which is supported by 2/3rd of members present and voting and majority of the total membership of the house {absolute + special majority}



The executive power of the state is vested in __?
[A]Chief Minister
[D]Council of Ministers in the state

The executive authority of a state is vested in the Governor; and Governor is the constitutional head of the state in the same way as President is the Constitutional head of the Union.



Which of the following is not a correct statement about UPSC?
[A]UPSC submits its annual report to the President
[B]UPSC Chairman can be removed by Central Government by order
[C]Composition of UPSC is determined by President
[D]All of the above are correct statements

B is not a correct statement
Article 317 deals with the removal of the Chairman or any other member of a Public Service Commission. Only president is empowered to remove members / chairmen of UPSC, JPSC as well as state PSCs. They can be removed from office by order of the President on the ground of misbehaviour after the Supreme Court, on reference being made to it by the President, has, on inquiry held in accordance with the procedure prescribed in that behalf under article 145, reported that the Chairman or such other member, as the case may be, ought on any such ground to be removed.



The concept of fundamental duties of Indian constitution was borrowed from which among the following?
[A]Constitution of Australia
[B]U N Charter
[C]Constitution of Socialist Countries such as Russia
[D]Constitution of UK

Constitution of Socialist Countries such as Russia



What is the correct chronological order of creation of Assam, Nagaland, Goa & Mizoram?
[A] Assam, Nagaland,. Goa , Mizoram
[B]Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland,. Goa
[C]Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa
[D]Assam, Goa, Mizoram, Nagaland

Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa