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50 Multiple Choice Objective Questions on Indian Constitution



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Model Test Paper - 2


1) Democratic Centralism is an important feature of a
A) Socialist state
B) Communist state
C) Democratic state
D) Totalitarian state

2) Details on how citizenship may be acquired and terminated are enumerated in:
A) Part II of the Constitution
B) the Citizenship Act, 1955
C) Schedule I of the Constitution
D) various enactments by Parliament

3) 'Directive Principles of State Policy' in our constitution is borrowed from which country?
A) UK
B) Ireland
C) USA
D) Canada

4) Who among the following was the first Chief Justice of India?
A) Harilal J Kania
B) Sukumar Sen
C) Patanjali Sastri
D) Meher Chand Mahajan

5) Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India?
A) Only Lok Sabha
B) Only Rajya Sabha
C) Any Vidhan Sabha
D) Either House of Parliament

6) What is the minimum age limit to become the Governor of a state in India ?
A) 30 years
B) 35 years
C) 25 years
D) 18 years

7) What is the minimum duration of a stay necessary, before a person can apply for Indian citizenship?
A) 3 years
B) 5 years
C) 7 years
D) 10 years

8) Which one of the following statements is correct? The Prime Minister of India
A) has full discretion in the choice of persons who are to serve as minister in his cabinet
B) has only limited powers in the choice of his cabinet colleagues because of the discretion ary power vested with the President of India
C) can choose his cabinet colleagues after due counselling by the President of India in this regard
D) is free to choose his ministers only from among those who are members of either House of the Parliament

9) Which Prime Minister of India was a Commercial Pilot?
A) Morarji Desai
B) Chaudhary Charan Singh
C) Inder Kumar Gujral
D) Rajiv Gandhi

10) The First Election Commissioner of India was?
A) Sukumar Sen
B) Dr. Nagendra Singh
C) K.V.K.Sundaram
D) S.P.Sen Verma

11) From which constitution of the world, the Indian Constitution has adopted the concept of 'Directive Principles of State Policy'?
A) Ireland
B) U.S.A.
C) Canada
D) Australia

12) From which of the following countries, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental duties?
A) USA
B) Canada
C) Erstwhile USSR
D) UK

13) Fundamental duties have been added in the Constitution by 42nd Amendment Act, 1976 in accordance with the recommendations of:
A) Santhanam Committee
B) Sarkaria Committee
C) Swaran Singh Committee
D) Indira Gandhi Committee

14) Fundamental Freedoms under Article 19 are suspended during emergency caused by:
A) war or external aggression
B) failure of constitutional machinery of a State
C) internal armed rebellion
D) financial crisis

15) Fundamental Rights can be classified into?
A) 5 groups
B) 6 groups
C) 7 groups
D) 8 groups

16) Fundamental Rights of the citizens are?
A) Justiciable
B) Non-justiciable
C) Justiciabel if the highest court feels it should be
D) Some rights are justiciable while other are not

17) Fundamental Rights of the Indian citizens are contained in ____ of the 'Indian Constitution'?
A) Part I
B) Part II
C) Part III
D) Part IV

18) Which one of the following statements is correct?
A) Chief Election Commissioner of India holds his office during the pleasure of the President
B) The Governor of the State holds his office during the pleasure of the President
C) The Prime Minister can only be removed by a resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament
D) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha can be removed at the pleasure of the President

19) In relation to the State Government, local government exercises
A) Independent Authority
B) Co-ordinate Authority
C) Delegated Authority
D) Superior Authority

20) In State, District Judges are appointed by the?
A) Chief Minister
B) Advocate General of State
C) Chief Justice of High Court
D) Governor

21) In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is mentioned in the:
A) Preamble to the Constitution
B) Directive Principles of State Policy
C) Fundamental Duties
D) Ninth Schedule

22) The idea of the Constitution of India was first of all given by :
A) Mahatma Gandhi
B) Dr. B R Ambedkar
C) Jawaharlal Nehru
D) M N Roy

23) The Indian Constitution closely follows the constitutional system of:
A) USA
B) UK
C) Switzerland
D) Russia

24) The first Five-Year Plan in India was launched in the year?
A) 1947
B) 1948
C) 1950
D) 1951

25) The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held in :
A) Bombay
B) Calcutta
C) Lahore
D) New Delhi

26) Which of the following is not specifically mentioned in Article 19 of the Constitution?
A) Freedom of speech and expression
B) Freedom to assemble peacefully without arms
C) Freedom to move freely
D) Freedom of the press

27) Which of the following is not true regarding the payment of the emoluments to the President?
A) They do not require any parliamentary sanction
B) They can be reduced during a Financial Emergency
C) They are shown separately in the budget
D) They are charged on the Contingency Fund of India

28) Which of the following is one of the characteristics of civil services in India?
A) Neutrality and Impartiality
B) Partisan
C) Temporary Political Executive nexus
D) All of these

29) Which of the following items is wrongly matched?
A) December 9, 1947-Constituent Assemby's first meeting
B) November 26, 1949-the people of India adopted, enacted and gave to themselves the Constitution
C) January 24,' 1950-the Constitution was finally signed by the members of the Constituent Assembly
D) January 26, 1950-the date of commencement of the Constitution

30) If an Indian citizen is denied a public office because of his religion, which of the following Fundamental Rights is denied to him?
A) Right to Freedom
B) Right to Equality
C) Right to Freedom of Religion
D) Right against Exploitation

31) Which Schedule of the Constitution contains Forms of Oath or Affirmations?
A) 1st
B) 2nd
C) 3rd
D) 4th

32) Which Schedule of the Constitution of India contains special provisions for the administration and control of Scheduled Areas in several States?
A) Third
B) Fifth
C) Seventh
D) Ninth

33) Which was the lengthiest amendment to the Constitution of India?
A) 30th Amendment.
B) 42nd Amendment
C) 44th Amendment
D) 24th Amendment

34) Which writ is issued by a High Court or the Supreme Court to compel an authority to perform a function that it was not performing ?
A) Writ of Mandamus
B) Writ of Quo Warranto
C) Writ of Habeas Corpus
D) Writ of Certiorari

35) In a Federal State:
A) States are more powerful than the Centre
B) Centre is more powerful than States
C) a Presidential form of government functions
D) Constitution effects division of powers between the Centre and States with safeguards against transgression of jurisdiction

36) An ordinance promulagated by the President:
A) will lapse automatically after 2months
B) will lapse on the expiration of 6 weeks from the meeting of the Parliament
C) will automatically become a law after 6 months
D) will continue to be in force till it is superseded by an Act of the Parliament

37) Who decides allotment of symbols to Political Parties?
A) Parliament
B) Political Party Governing Committees
C) Election Committee of Political Party
D) Election Commission

38) Who decides de-recognition of the Political Party solely on the basis of its performance at the election, e.g., bycotting of the election?
A) Supreme Court of India
B) High Court
C) Election Commission
D) District Court

39) A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by the Rajya Sabha also when no action is taken by the Upper House within?
A) 10 days
B) 12 days
C) 14 days
D) 16 days

40) A person can become a citizen of India even if born outside India if his/her:
A) father is a citizen of India
B) mother is a citizen of India
C) father is a citizen of India at the time of the person's birth
D) father or mother is a citizen of India at the time of the person's birth

41) A proclamation of emergency issued under Article 352 must be approved by the Parliament within:
A) 1 month
B) 6 weeks
C) 2 months
D) 3 months

42) The Indian Constitution comprises of:
A) 395 Articles, 22 Parts and 12 Schedules
B) 375 Articles, 21 Parts and 11 Schedules
C) 382 Articles, 20 Parts and 7 Schedules
D) 390 Articles, 23 Parts and 8 Schedules

43) Which one of the following committees examined and suggested financial sector reforms in India?
A) Bhagawati Committee
B) Abid Hussain Committee
C) Narasimham Committee
D) Chelliah Committee

44) Which one of the following does not constitute the electoral college for electing the President of India?
A) Elected members of Rajya Sabha
B) Elected members of Lok Sabha
C) Elected members of the Legislative Assembly of each State
D) Elected members of the Legislative Council

45) Which one of the following first mooted the idea of a constituent assembly to frame a Constitution for India?
A) All Parties Conference in 1946
B) Muslim League in 1942
C) Congress Party in 1936
D) Swaraj Party in 1934

46) Which one of the following has been dropped from the list of personal freedoms enshrined in Article 19 of the Constitution?
A) Freedom to assemble peacefully without arms
B) Freedom to acquire, hold and dispose of property
C) Freedom to reside and settle in any part of the country
D) Freedom to carry on any profession, occupation

47) Which one of the following statements is correct?
A) The Constituent Assembly of India was elected by the Provincial Assemblies in the year 1946
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) M.A. Jinnah and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were members of the Constituent Assembly of India
D) The First Session of the Constituent Assembly of India was held in January, 1947

48) In which of the following ways Indian citizenship can be acquired?
A) By birth
B) By registration
C) By descent
D) All of these

49) In which one of the following does the subject of Co-operative Societies fall ?
A) Union List
B) State List
C) Concurrent List
D) Residuary Powers Government

50) In which session of Parliament, Railway and General Budgets are presented ?
A) First session
B) Winter session
C) Monsoon session
D) None of these