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50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Indian Constitution

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Model Test Paper-3


1) India became a Sovereign, democratic republic on :
A) Aug 15, 1947
B) Jan 30, 1948
C) Jan 26, 1950
D) Nov 26, 1949

2) India is a democratic republic, because:
A) there is independence of judiciary
B) the Head of the State is elected by the people
C) there is distribution of powers between the Centre and the States
D) there is Parliamentary supremacy

3) India opted for a federal form of government because of:
A) vast-territory
B) cultural integration
C) linguistic and regional diversity
D) administrative convenience

4) Indian Constitution is:
A) Quasi Federal
B) Unitary
C) Presidential
D) Federal

5) In a parliamentary democracy the:
A) Executive controls the Legislature
B) Executive and Legislature are strictly separate
C) Judiciary controls both Legislature and Executive
D) Legislature controls the Executive

6) In a parliamentary form of government, real powers of the State are vested in the:
A) Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister
B) President
C) Government
D) Parliament

7) In Article 394A which language is the authoritative text of the constitution of India?
A) English
B) Hindi
C) Bengali
D) Urdu

8) In case President Rule in the state is not approved by the Parliament, for how many months the same promulgation shall last?
A) 3 months
B) 4 months
C) 5 months
D) 6 months

9) In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from:
A) England
B) U.S.A.
C) Canada
D) France

10) In India, with several characteristics of a Federal Government, the supremacy lies in?
A) Supreme Court
B) Bureaucracy
C) Parliament
D) Constitution

11) National Emergency has been declared so far:
A) once
B) twice
C) thrice
D) four times

12) On the basis of financial crisis Emergency has been declared by the President of India:
A) not even once
B) in 1962
C) in 1971
D) in 1991

13) The Indian Constitution has been divided into
A) 16 Chapters
B) 24 Chapters
C) 25 Chapters
D) 22 Chapters

14) The Indian Constitution has borrowed the ideas of Preamble from the:
A) Italian Constitution
B) Canadian Constitution
C) French Constitution
D) Constitution of USA

15) In the National Flag, what does saffron colour represent ?
A) Spirit of Human nature
B) Spirit of Renunciation
C) Peace
D) Spirit of colours

16) In the National Flag, which colour is used in the wheel?
A) Red Green
B) White
C) Navy Blue
D) Blue

17) In the Union govt. the council of minister is collectively responsible to the?
A) Parliament
B) President
C) Prime Minister
D) Lok Sabha

18) The Chief Election Commissioner of India holds office for a period of?
A) during pleasure of the President
B) for five years or the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier
C) six years
D) for six years or the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier

19) The Chief Minister of a State in India is not eligible to vote in the Presidential election if:
A) he himself is a candidate
B) he is yet to prove his majority on the floor of the Lower House of the State Legislature
C) he is a member of the Upper House of the State Legislature
D) he is a caretaker Chief Minister

20) The chief source of political power in India is?
A) the constitution
B) the people
C) the Parliament and the State Legislatures
D) the Parliament

21) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India acts as the Chief Accountant and Auditor for the?
A) Union Government
B) State Governments
C) Both Union and State Governments
D) Neither Union nor State Governments

22) "The concept of ""Rule of Law"" is a special feature of constitutional system of"
A) Britain
B) USA
C) France
D) Switzerland

23) Which one among the following pairs is no correctly matched?
A) Power of the Parliament : Creating a new state
B) Power of state legislature : Altering the name of the state
C) Equality before law : Guaranteed to both Indian citizens and noncitizens
D) Equality of opportunity : Guaranteed to only Indian citizens

24) "Which one among the following"" is the basis of difference between the Parliamentary and Presidential system of government?"
A) Power of Judicial review
B) Method of election of President/Head of the State
C) Legislative supremacy in law making
D) Relation between the legislature and the executive

25) Which one is competent to amend the law relating to Indian citizenship?
A) President
B) Prime Minister
C) Parliament
D) Supreme Court

26) Which one is not correctly matched?
A) Freedom of speech and expression - Include freedom of press
B) Freedom of conscience - Include right to wear and carry kirpans by Sikhs
C) Right to Personal liberty - Include right to carry on any trade or business
D) Right to Equality - Include principles of natural justice

27) Which one of the Directive of Principles was not included in the Original Constitution, but was added by the 42nd Amendment?
A) To avoid concentration of wealth
B) To provide free legal aid
C) To ensure equal wages for equal work
D) To create respect for Inter-National law

28) The Fundamental Duties were included in the Constitution with the idea of:
A) giving more importance to the Fundamental Rights
B) curbing subversive and unconstitutional activities
C) preventing abuse of Fundamental Rights
D) giving more power to the executive

29) The Fundamental Right that aims at the abolition of social distinctions is the right?
A) to equality
B) to property
C) against exploitation
D) to freedom

30) The Fundamental Right to ____ has been deleted by the ___ Amendment Act.
A) form associations
B) 44th
C) property
D) 44th

31) The Government of India Act, 1935 vested the residuary power in the:
A) British Parliament
B) Federal Legislature
C) State Legislature
D) Governor-General

32) The High Court which has the distinction of having the first woman Chief Justice is ?
A) Himachal Pradesh High Court
B) Delhi High Court
C) Allahabad High Court
D) Guwahati High Court

33) Plural Theory of Sovereignty emphasises the importance of
A) State
B) Religion
C) Individual
D) Associations

34) Preamble means?
A) the preface of a book
B) the head of a body
C) the top most portion of anything
D) preface, introduction especially that of an act of Parliament stating its aims & objectives

35) Proclamation of emergency under Article 352, when Lok Sabha stands dissolved, has to be approved by :
A) Rajya Sabha and then will continue till the reconstitution of new Lok Sabha which must approve it within 30 days of its first sitting
B) New Lok Sabha within 6 months of its Constitution
C) Lok Sabha in next session after six months
D) Rajya Sabha only

36) Provisions of having a UPSC and Public Service Commision for States are enshrined in:
A) Part XIV, Chapter II, Articles 315-324
B) Part XIV, Chapter I, Articles 308-323
C) Part XIV, Chapter II, Articles 315-323
D) Part XIV, Chapter I, Articles 308-318

37) In the Constitution, opportunities for the development of scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform are found in :
A) Fundamental Rights
B) Preamble
C) Fundamental Duties
D) Directive Principles

38) In the election of the President, each Member of the electoral college has:
A) one vote
B) as many votes as there are candidates
C) one vote with value attached to it
D) one vote with value attached to it and he can give as many preferences as there are candidates

39) The President can be removed by the way of impeachment which can be made only:
A) by the Supreme Court
B) by the Rajya Sabha
C) by the Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha through impeachment
D) cannot be impeached

40) The President may appoint all the following except:
A) Prime Minister
B) Governor
C) High Court judges
D) Rajya Sabha Chairman

41) The President of India can declare emergency?
A) on the recommendations of the Prime Minister
B) on the recommendations of the Parliament
C) on the recommendations of the Council of Ministers
D) on his own

42) The President of India is:
A) ,nder-in-Chief of Defence Forces
B) Supreme ,nder of Armed Forces
C) Head of the Government
D) Supreme ,nder of Defence Forces of the Union and Executive Head of the Union

43) The Preamble of the Indian Constitution serves the purpose of?
A) pointing out what the people expect the Government of India to accomplish
B) indicating that the authority of the Government is derived from the people
C) helping judges to interpret various provisions of the Constitution properly
D) All of these

44) In the election of the President, the value of the vote of the Lok Sabha members:
A) is same
B) differs according to the geographical size of the respective State
C) differs according to the number of votes a member represents
D) None of these

45) In the event of the resignation or death of the Prime Minister:
A) the Ministry is dissolved
B) fresh general elections must take place
C) the Cabinet may choose another leader
D) the President decides what to do

46) In the Indian Constitution, which type of the Sabha is mentioned under Panchayat Raj?
A) Gram Sabha
B) Zila Sabha
C) District Sabha
D) Nagar Panchayat Sabha

47) Right to free education within certain limits is?
A) guaranteed as a fundamental right
B) enshrined in the Directive Principles of State policy
C) outlined in the Preamble of the constitution
D) None of these

48) Right to Information is a:
A) fundamental right
B) legal right
C) neither fundamental right nor legal right
D) both fundamental right as well as legal right

49) Right to property according to Constitution of India is a?
A) Legal Right
B) Directive Principle of State Policy
C) Social Right
D) Fundamental Rights

50) Right to speedy trial is
A) Legal Right
B) Constitutional Right
C) Fundamental Right
D) Directive Principle of the State Policy