MCQ ON Indian Constitution - PATEL THE GREAT

Sunday, February 10, 2019

MCQ ON Indian Constitution


 The Chairman and members of State Public Service Commission are appointed by the
(a) President
(b) Chairman, UPSC
(c) Governor
(d) Prime Minister


 When a State Governor dies or resigns, who normally exercises his functions till a new Governor is appointed? 
(a) Chief Justice of the High Court
(b) Advocate General of the State
(c) Secretary General of the Governor
(d) A person designated by State Cabinet


 When a financial emergency is proclaimed 
(a) Union budget will not be presented
(b) Salaries and allowances of any class of employees may be reduced
(c) Repayment of government debts will stop
(d) Payment of salaries to public servants will be postponed


 Who appoints the Chairman of the UPSC? 
(a) President
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) Prime Minister


 Which of the following is correct regarding the Governor of a State?

(a) He can recommend to the President to impose President's Rule in the State.
(b) No money bill can be introduced in the State Legislature without his prior permission.
(c) He has the power of issuing ordinances when the legislature is not in session.
(d) All of the above


 If the President wants to resign from office, he may do so by writing to the 
(a) Chief Justice of India
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Vice- President


 Is the Prime Minister bound to advise the President on matters on which his advice is sought ?
(a) Yes, if the Council of Ministers so desires
(b) Yes
(c) No
(d) It is discretionary


 The five year term of the President is calculated from the 
(a) First day of the month following the month he assumes charge
(b) Date of his election result
(c) Day he assumes charge
(d) First day of the month he assumes charge


 Who is the ex- officio Chairman of the Council of States? 
(a) Vice- President
(b) Leader of the opposition
(c) President
(d) Speaker

 Under which Article of the Constitution is the President's rule promulgated on any state in India? 
(a) 326
(b) 370
(c) 380
(d) 356

 
 The Governor of a State is appointed by the President on the advice of the

(a) Prime Minister
(b) Vice- President
(c) Chief Minister
(d) Chief Justice

 The President gives his resignation to the 
(a) Chief Justice
(b) Parliament
(c) Vice President
(d) Prime Minister


 For what period does the Vice President of India hold office? 
(a) 5 years
(b) Till the age of 65 years
(c) 6 years
(d) 2 years

 Who among the following holds office during the pleasure of the President? 
(a) Governor
(b) Election Commissioner
(c) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(d) Prime Minister

 Who was the first Prime Minister of India? 
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Mrs. Indira Gandhi
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

 In case a President dies while in office, the vice President can act as President for a maximum period of 
(a) 1 years
(b) 3 months
(c) 6 months
(d) 2 years


 The Union Council of Ministers consists of

(a) Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State and Deputy Ministers
(b) Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers of the States
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Cabinet Ministers

 Who administers the oath of office to the President of India before he enters upon the office ?

 (a) Chief Justice
 (b) Speaker
 (c) Vice President
 (d) Prime Minister
  Who among the following enjoys the rank of a Cabinet Minister of the Indian Union?

(a) None of the Above
(b) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
(c) Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
(d) Secretary to the Government of India

 A person who is not a member of Parliament can be appointed as a Minister by the President for a maximum period of

(a) 9 months
(b) 3 months
(c) 12 months
(d) 6 months

 When can a President use his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister?

(a) When no political party enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha
(b) Only when the Lok Sabha has been dissolved.
(c) In all circumstances
(d) In no circumstances

  If in a country there happens to be the office of monarchy as well as a  Parliamentary form of government this monarch will be called

(a) Head of the State
(b) Head of the Cabinet
(c) Head of the government
(d) Both Head of the government and State

  One feature distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the Vidhan Parishad is

(a) Power of impeachment
(b) Indirect election
(c) Nomination of members
(d) Tenure of membership

  Chief Ministers of all the states are ex-officio members of the

(a) Planning Commission
(b) National Development Council
(c) Inter State Council
(d) Finance Commission

 Who, among the following, has the final right to sanction the expenditure of public money in India?

(a) Speaker
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Parliament

 Which of the following is not an essential qualification for appointment as a Governor? 
(a) He must not be a member of either House of Parliament.
(b) He should be a domicile of the state to which he is being appointed.
(c) He should be a citizen of India.
(d) He must have completed the age of 35 years


 The President nominates 12 members of the Rajya Sabha according to 
(a) Their performance as office bearers of cultural societies.
(b) The recommendations made by the Vice President.
(c) Their role played in political set up of the country.
(d) Their distinction in the field of science, art, literature and social service.

 Which Article of the Constitution empowers the President to appoint a Commission to investigate the condition of backward classes in general and suggest ameliorative measures? 
(a) Article 342
(b) Article 344
(c) Article 340
(d) Article 339


 Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India? 

(a) Either House of Parliament
(b) Any Vidhan Sabha
(c) Only Lok Sabha
(d) Rajya Sabha


 Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India? 
(a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(b) Charan Singh
(c) Morarji Desai
(d) Indira Gandhi


 The first state to become bifurcated after independence was 
(a) Punjab
(b) Assam
(c) Bombay
(d) Bengal


 When the Constituent Assembly for the Dominion of India reassembled on 31st October, 1947, its reduced membership was 

(a) 331
(b) 299
(c) 311
(d) 319


 The 25th Indian state to achieve statehood is

(a) Sikkim
(b) Goa
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Mizoram


 When was the Madras state renamed Tamil Nadu ? 

(a) 1968
(b) 1971
(c) 1969
(d) 1970

 Which of the following is not true regarding the payment of the emoluments of the President? 
(a) They can be reduced during a Financial Emergency.
(b) They are shown separately in the budget.
(c) They are charged on the Contigency Fund of India.
(d) They do not require any parliament sanction.

 The total number of members nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is 
(a) 16
(b) 18
(c) 14
(d) 12

 Which one of the following does not constitute the Electoral College for electing the President of India ? 
(a) Elected members of Lok Sabha
(b) Elected members of the Legislative Assembly of each state.
(c) Elected members of the Legislative Council
(d) Elected members of Rajya Sabha

 The council of Ministers in a Parliamentary type of Government can remain in office till it enjoys the support of the 
(a) Minority of members of the Upper House of Parliament
(b) Majority of the members of the Upper House of Parliament
(c) Minority of members of the Lower House
(d) Majority of the members of the Lower House of Parliament


 Which of the following appointments is not made by the President of India ? 
(a) Chief of the Army
(b) Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) Chief of the Air Force


 Who appoints the Prime Minister of India? 
(a) Lok Sabha
(b) President
(c) Parliament
(d) Citizens of India


 Which of the following rights was described by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as 'The Heart and soul of the Constitution'? 

(a) Right to Equality
(b) Right to Constitutional Remedies
(c) Right to Freedom of Religion
(d) Right to Property Answer; 

 Who proposed the Preamble before the Drafting Committee of the Constitution ? 

(a) B.R. Ambedkar
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) B.N. Rao
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru 
 The state of Bombay was bifurcated into Maharashtra and Gujarat on May 1, in the year 

(a) 1959
(b) 1962
(c) 1960
(d) 1958




 Which of the following is correct regarding the Indian Constitution ? 

(a) It is completely based on British Constitution.
(b) It is original
(c) It is made only on the basis of Government of India Act, 1935
(d) It is a mixture of several Constitutions. 
 Which of the following Union Territories attained statehood in February, 1987 ? 

(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Daman and Diu
(c) Goa
(d) Pondicherry 

 Chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee at the time of independence was

(a) Sardar Patel
(b) B.R. Ambedkar
(c) S. Radhakrishnan
(d) J.L. Nehru 

 The demand for a Constitution made by the people of India without outside interference was officially asserted by the National Congress in 

(a) 1939
(b) 1942
(c) 1935
(d) 1929


8 Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha ? 

(a) P. Upendra
(b) Hukam Singh
(c) Anantha Sayanam Ayyanagar
(d) Malvankar


 In 1938, who among the following definitely formulated his demand for a Constituent Assembly elected on the basis of adult franchise ? 

(a) C.R. Das
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru


The Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met on 

(a) 6th December, 1946
(b) 3rd June, 1947
(c) 20th February, 1947
(d) 9th December, 1946

 
 How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the Constitution? 
(a) About 6 months in 1949
(b) About 2 years since Aug 15, 1947
(c) Exactly a year since Nov 26, 1948
(d) About 3 years since Dec 9, 1946 
 When did Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, announce the transfer of power to the Indians? 
(a) February, 1947
(b) June, 1948
(c) August, 1947
(d) June, 1949

 The Constituent Assembly was created by 
(a) Simla Confrence, 1945
(b) Cripps Mission
(c) Cabinet Mission Plan
(d) Indian Independence Act

 The Constitution names our country as 
(a) Bharat
(b) Aryavarta
(c) Hindustan
(d) India, that is Bharat

 The demand for the Constituent Assembly was put forward by the Indian National Congress in 1936 at its session held at 
(a) Fezpur
(b) Lahore
(c) Bombay
(d) Kanpur

 A constitution is 
(a) A set of ordinary laws
(b) A set of financial laws.
(c) A set of official laws
(d) The basic structure defining the powers of the state and the rights and duties of the citizens.


 The office of Governor General of India was created by

(a) Government of India Act, 1935
(b) Charter Act, 1833
(c) Charter Act, 1813
(d) Governor of India Act, 1858


 The Cabinet Mission to India was headed by 

(a) Stafford Cripps
(b) Hugh Gaitskell
(c) A.V. Alexander
(d) Lord Pethick Lawrence 
 For the philosophy underlying our Constitution, the historic Objectives Resolution was moved in the Constituent Assembly on 22nd January, 1947 by 

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(c) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad


 Cripps Mission visited India in 

(a) 1927
(b) 1946
(c) 1942
(d) 1939 


 
 The concept of 'Equal Protection under law' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) USA
(b) Japan
(c) Britain
(d) Canada

 The concept of 'Directive principles of state policy' was taken from the constitution of

(a) Canada
(b) Ireland
(c) Britain
(d) France

 The ideals of 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Soviet Union
(b) Germany
(c) France
(d) Japan

The concept of 'Fundamental Duties' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) USA
(b) Canada
(c) Australia
(d) Soviet Union

 The concept of 'Amendment of Constitution' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) South Africa
(b) Britain
(c) France
(d) Ireland

 The concept of 'a Constitutionally mandated Planning Commission to oversee the development of the economy' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Germany
(b) Soviet union
(c) Austria
(d) USA

 The concept of 'Emergency Provisions' under article 356 was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Soviet Union
(b) USA
(c) Germany (Weimar Constitution)
(d) South Africa

 The concept of 'Due Procedure of Law' was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Germany
(b) Canada
(c) Ireland
(d) Japan



 The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held in

(a) Bombay
(b) Lahore
(c) Calcutta
(d) New Delhi


The Constitution of India was adopted by the

(a) Parliament of India
(b) Constituent Assembly
(c) Governor General
(d) British Parliament

The concept of power of the national legislature to make laws for implementing treaties, even on matters outside normal Federal jurisdiction was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Australia
(b) Canada
(c) Japan
(d) USA

 The concept of Concurrent List was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Ireland
(b) Australia
(c) Britain
(d) Canada

 The concept of Charter of Fundamental Rights was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Soviet Union
(b) Canada
(c) USA
(d) Britain

 The concept of terminology for the Preamble was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Soviet Union
(b) Britain
(c) Canada
(d) Australia

 The concept of federal structure of government was taken from the constitution of 

(a) USA
(b) Canada
(c) Soviet Union
(d) Japan

 The concept of distribution of powers between the central government and state governments was taken from the constitution of 

(a) USA
(b) Canada
(c) Ireland
(d) South Africa


 The concept of Electoral College was taken from the constitution of 


(a) Soviet Union
(b) Britain
(c) USA
(d) Germany

 The concept of residual powers retained by the central government was taken from the constitution of 

(a) Britain
(b) Australia
(c) South Africa
(d) Canada


 The concept of independence of the judiciary and separation of powers among the three branches of the government was taken from the constitution of 


(a) USA
(b) Soviet Union 
(c) Japan
(d) Ireland


 The concept of Judicial review was taken from the constitution of 


(a) Soviet Union
(b) USA
(c) Canada
(d) Britain

 The concept of 'Parliamentary form of government' was taken from the constitution of

(a) Britain
(b) USA
(c) Soviet Union
(d) Canada

 The idea of 'single citizenship' was taken from the constitution of

(a) Canada
(b) Britain
(c) USA
(d) South Africa

 The idea of the 'Rule of law' was taken from the constitution of

(a) USA
(b) Germany
(c) Britain
(d) Soviet Union

 The concept of 'institution of Speaker and his role' was taken from the constitution of

(a) Canada
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Britain

 Lawmaking procedure was taken from the constitution of

(a) Britain
(b) Soviet Union
(c) South Africa
(d) Ireland

 The concept of 'procedure established by law' was taken from the constitution of

(a) Soviet Union
(b) Britain
(c) Germany
(d) France


 The concept of 'due procedure of law' was taken from the constitution of


(a) Britain
(b) Canada
(c) Japan
(d) USA

 The concept of quasi-federal form of government (a federal system with a strong central government) was taken from the constitution of

(a) Soviet Union
(b) USA
(c) Britain
(d) Canada


 The concept of President as supreme commander of armed forces was taken from the constitution of


(a) USA
(b) Britain
(c) Canada
(d) Soviet Union


 The concept of freedom of trade and commerce within the country and between the states was taken from the constitution of


(a) Soviet Union
(b) Australia
(c) Canada
(d) USA



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