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Model Test Paper-4

1) Section of IPC, which deals with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community is
A) 377
B) 376
C) 370
D) None of these

2) Secularism means:
A) suppression of all religions
B) freedom of worship to minorities
C) separation of religion from State
D) a system of political and social philosophy that does not favour any particular religious faith

3) Select the correct chronology of the given Vice-Presidents - (1) V V Giri, (2) M. Hidayatullah, (3) B.D. Jatti, (4) G.S. Pathak.
A) 1-4-3-2
B) 2-1-3-4
C) 3-2-1-4
D) 4-1-3-2

4) Select the correct sequence in ascending order.
A) Ministers of State, Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers
B) Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers
C) Ministers of State, Deputy Ministers and Cabinet Ministers
D) Deputy Ministers, Ministers of State and Cabinet Ministers

5) Separation of the Judiciary from the Executive has been provided in which of the following parts of the Indian Constitution?
A) The Preamble
B) The Fundamental Rights
C) The Directive Principles of State Policy
D) The Seventh Schedule

6) Separation of the Judiciary from the Executive is enjoined by:
A) Preamble
B) Directive Principle
C) Seventh Schedule
D) Judicial Decision

7) Shadow Cabinet is the feature of Administrative system of
A) Japan
B) Britain
D) France

8) The 81st Constitutional Amendment Bill deals with?
A) grant of greater attonomy for Jammu and Kashmir
B) relates to carrying forwards backlog vacancies of Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes
C) reservation for women in Parliament and State Legislatures
D) setting up of a Separate State of Uttarakhand

9) The amendment procedure laid down in the Constitution of India has been borrowed from?
A) Government of India Act, 1935
B) Government of India Act, 1947
C) Constitution of South Africa
D) Constitution of UK

10) The authority competent to suspend the operation of 'Fundamental Rights' guaranteed under the Constitution of India is?
A) Parliament
B) Supreme Court
C) President of India
D) Prime Minister

11) The Preamble of the Indian Constitution reads:
A) We, the people of India – adopt, enact and give to India this Constitution
B) We, the people of Constitutent Assembly –adopt, enact and give to India this Constitution
C) We, the citizens of India – adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution
D) We, the people of India – in our Constituent Assembly – adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution

12) The President of the Indian Union has the same constitutional authority as the:
A) British Monarch
B) President of USA
C) President of Ireland
D) President of Russia

13) The President's rule is imposed for the period of:
A) 3 months
B) 6 months
C) till the next election is held
D) it depends upon the President's wish

14) The Prime Minister is :
A) elected by Lok Sabha
B) elected by the Parliament
C) appointed by the President
D) nominated by the party enjoying majority in Lok Sabha

15) The Prime Minister is said to hold office during the pleasure of the President but in reality he stays in office as long as he enjoys the confidence of:
A) the electorate
B) the Lok Sabha
C) the party to which he belongs
D) Parliament

16) The Prime Minister is the?
A) Head of the Government
B) Head of the State
C) Head of the State and the head of the Government
D) None of these

17) Who among the following did not serve as the Vice president before becoming president of India?
A) Dr. S Radhakrishnan
B) Dr. Zakir Hussain
C) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
D) R. Venkataraman

18) Who among the following fixes the salaries and the allowances of the speaker of Lok Sabha?
A) Cabinet
B) Council of Ministers
C) Parliament
D) President

19) Who among the following has the power to form a new State within the Union of India?
A) President
B) Prime Minister
C) Supreme Court
D) Speaker of Lok Sabha

20) Who among the following is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution?
A) Dr. B R Ambedkar
B) Mahatma Gandhi
C) Jawaharlal Nehru
D) Vallabhbhai Patel

21) Who among the following is/are not appointed by the President of India?
A) Vice-President
B) Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court
C) Governors of the States
D) Chief Justice and Judges of the High Courts

22) The Constitution of India, was drafted and enacted in which language?
A) Hindi
B) English
C) Bengali
D) Tamil

23) The Constitution:
A) is silent on the President's re-election to the office
B) allows re-election of a person to the President's post
C) restricts a person to remain President for only two terms
D) has been amended to allow a person only one term as President

24) The correct nomenclature of India according to the Preamble is:
A) Sovereign, Secular, Democratic Republic
B) Sovereign, Democratic Republic
C) Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic
D) Sovereign, Secular, Socialist Democracy

25) The Crown took the Government of India into its own hands by :
A) Charter Act, 1833
B) Government of India Act, 1858
C) Indian Council Act, 1861
D) Government of India Act, 1935

26) The date of 26th January when India became a Republic, a new Constitution was adopted, because?
A) on that day in 1930, the Congress observed the Independence Day in the country
B) on that day in 1941, the Quit India Movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi.
C) on that day in 1919, the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy took place.
D) on that day in 1885, the Indian National Congress was founded.

27) The day-to-day administration of a Union Territory in India is looked after by a?
A) Governor
B) Lt. Governor
C) The President
D) Council of Ministers

28) The demand for the Constituent Assembly was put forward by the Indian National Congress in 1936 at its session held at :
A) Kanpur
B) Bombay
C) Lucknow
D) Lahore

29) The first State in India which was created on linguistic basis is
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Gujarat
C) Haryana
D) Kerala

30) The first woman film star nominated to the Rajya Sabha was
A) Nargis Dutt
B) Shabana Azmi
C) Madhubala
D) Meena Kumari

31) The members of the Constituent Assembly were:
A) elected by Provincial Assemblies
B) elected directly by people
C) nominated by the government
D) only representatives of the princely States

32) The minimum age for being eligible to become the Prime Minister of India is:
A) 18 years
B) 21 years
C) 25 years
D) 30 years

33) The minimum age required for becoming the President of India is :
A) 25 years
B) 30 years
C) 35 years
D) 40 years

34) The Ministry sometimes referred as 'Green Ministry' in India is Ministry of:
A) Agriculture and Rural Development
B) Environment and Forests
C) Surface and Transport
D) Urban Development and Landscaping

35) The modern State is described as?
A) a laissez faire state
B) autocratic state
C) a welfare state
D) a police state

36) The most essential feature of the Parliamentary Form of Government is the?
A) Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature
B) Sovereignty of Parliament
C) Independence of the Judiciary
D) Written Constitution

37) The most profound influence on the drafting of the Indian Constitution was exercised by the:
A) U.S. Constitution
B) British Constitution
C) Government of India Act, 1935
D) French ideals of Liberty and Fraternity

38) Disputes regarding the election of the President and Vice-President are settled:
A) in the Supreme Court
B) by the Election Commission
C) by a Parliamentary Committee
D) in the High Court

39) During the proclamation of National Emergency:
A) all Fundamental Rights are suspended
B) Articles 20 and 21 cannot be suspended
C) Article 32 cannot be suspended
D) Article 19 cannot be suspended

40) During which Five Year Plan was Green Revolution initiated in India?
A) 3rd
B) 4th
C) 5th
D) 6th

41) The Prime Minister of India resigns when he does not ,nd majority in the Lower House of Parliament is?
A) in accordance with a stipulation in the Constitution
B) peculiar to Indian democracy
C) a legacy of the Government of India Act, 1919
D) not explicitly state in the Constitution but followed as a convention

42) The proclamation of emergency at the first instance can be restricted to:
A) 3 months
B) 15 days
C) 6 months
D) 60 days

43) The provision for Contingency Fund of India as well as for each State has been made under:
A) Article 267
B) Article 270
C) Parliamentary Legislation
D) Presidential order

44) The purpose behind an adjournment motion is?
A) To postpone introduction of a Bill in the House
B) To get the sitting adjourned
C) To invite the attention of the House to a matter of urgent public importance
D) To seek recess for the House to discuss urgent matter in groups

45) The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to:
A) lay down positive instructions which would guide State Policy at all levels
B) implement Gandhiji's idea for a decentralized state
C) check the use of arbitrary powers by the government
D) promote welfare of the backward sections of the society

46) The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum strength of:
A) 150
B) 250
C) 200
D) 300

47) The real executive authority of the State is?
A) the Speaker
B) the Governor
C) the Council of Ministers
D) the Chief Justice of High Court

48) The 'Residuary Powers' (not mentioned in the Union, State or Concurrent lists of the Constitution) are vested in
A) President of India
B) Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
C) State Legislature
D) Lok Sabha

49) The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in the:
A) Lok Sabha alone
B) either House of Parliament
C) Joint Sitting of Parliament
D) Rajya Sabha alone

50) The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constitutent Assembly of India in:
A) July, 1948
B) July, 1950
C) July, 1947
D) August, 1947