Indian Constitution Short Questions

When was the 1st meeting of the constituent assembly held and what decisions were taken?

The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India took place in Constitutional Hall, New Delhi, on 9th December 1946. Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha was the first president of the Constituent Assembly. In the first meeting, the assembly adopted an ‘objective resolution’ which later became the preamble of the constitution. It appointed various committees. The report […]


Write briefly about the concept of welfare state enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

The Indian Constitution has been conceived and drafted in the mid-twentieth century when the concept of social welfare state was the rule of the day. The Constitution is thus pervaded with the modern outlook regarding the objectives and functions of the state. It embodies a distinct philosophy of government, and explicitly declares that India will […]

Why is the Indian Constitution called as the fundamental law of the land?

The Constitution of India being written constitutes the fundamental law of the land. This has several significant implications. It is under this fundamental law that all laws are made and executed, all governmental authorities act and the validity of their functioning adjudged. No legislature can make a law, and no governmental agency can act, contrary […]

What purpose is served by the preamble of the Indian Constitution?

The purpose of the Preamble is to clarify who has made the Constitution, what is its source, what is the ultimate sanction behind it; what is the nature of the polity which is sought to be established by the Constitution and what are its goals and objectives. The words in the Preamble, ‘We the people […]

What are the most important components of secularism as enshrined in the Indian Constitution?

The most important components of secularism as enshrined in the Indian constitution are:- (i) Article 14 of the Constitution guarantees right to equality; (ii) Article 15 and 16 prohibits any discrimination on the ground of religion, caste, etc; (iii)Freedom of speech and expression and all other important freedoms for all the citizens are conferred under […]