WBCS Polity Mains

1. Which of the following commission was appointed by the Central Government on Union-State relations in 1983?
2. Which of the following duty is levied and collected by the Union government?
3. Which of the following article deals with the election of the Vice-president?
4. Who can remove the Vice-President from his office?
5. The term of office of the Vice-president is as follows?
6. The Vice-President is the Ex-Officio Chairman of the ........?
7. The executive power of the Union is vested in which one of the below?
8. Which one of the following article deals with the tenure of the President?
9. When was the first Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management constituted?
10. When was the first Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change constituted?
11. “The independence of Judiciary”  in Indian constitution is taken from.
12. When was the first Parliamentary Forum on Children constituted?
13. The fundamental duties are mentioned in which of the following?
14. Which of the following Articles contain the right to religious freedom?
15. Which of the following articles guarantees equality before law and equal protection of law for all individuals residing within the territory of India?
16. Which article of the Constitution abolishes Untouchability?
17.  In which part of the Indian Constitution, the Fundamental rights are provided?
18. National emergency is declared under which of the following articles?
19. Which one of the following article deals with the Governor of States?
20. Among which of the followings are appointed by the Governor?a. Advocate General

b. Chief secretary of the State

c. Vice-chancellors of universities

d. All the above
21. Elections in India for Parliament and State Legislatures are conducted by..
22. Members of Election Commission are appointed by
23. Which article of the Indian constitution says that will be an election commission in India?
24. The elections for Lok Sabha are held every:
25. Which among the following statements is/are false?1. For qualifying to the Lok Sabha, a person must be at least 25 years of age

2. A person can be a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the same time

3. A person belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe can contest elections from a general seal also, and not just with the reserved seat

4. If a member of either of the Houses votes against the directions given by his party, he can be deemed to be disqualified
26. For the Election Commission, at the district level, who acts as the district returning officer?
27. What is the tenure of office for the Chief Election Commissioner?a) 5 years or 65 years, whichever is earlier

b) 6 years or 60 years, whichever is earlier

c) 6 years or 65 years, whichever is earlier

d) 5 years or 60 years, whichever is earlier
28. Which of the following article of the Constitution is directed to establish Uniform Civil Code?
29. Which group of the following articles of the Indian Constitution contains Directive principles of State policy?
Which of the following are listed as a Directive Principle of State policy?
(i) freedom in the economic field for the interest of the consumer and producer
(ii) Regulation of economic system of the country to prevent concentration of wealth and means of production
(iii) To ensure decent standard of living and facilities of leisure for all workers
(iv) To protect and improve the environment and to safeguard forests and wildlife
(a) (ii) and (iii)
(b) (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(c) (ii), (iv)
(d) (iii), (iv)
31. When was the Anti-Defection law passed?
32. Consider the following two statements regarding the implementation of anti-defection law:1. If an elected member voluntarily gives up his membership of a political party;
2. If an elected member votes or abstains from voting in such House contrary to any direction issued by his political party or anyone authorized to do so, without obtaining any prior permission.

Which of the above 2 statements is a criteria for the anti-defection law?
a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2
33. Consider the following two statements:1. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is exempt from the Right to Information (RTI) Act

2. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is a part of the Union subject, and not State or Concurrent subjects

Which of the above is/are true?
34.  In which year the Central Bureau of Investigation was established?
35. Consider the following statements:(i) The anti-defection law gives for the first time a clear cut constitutional recognition to the existence of political parties

(ii) The total number of ministers including the Prime Minister in the central council of ministers shall not exceed 15% of the total strength of the Lok sabha article 16(4)
36. National Commission for Other Backward Class came into effect from:
37. How many members are in the National Commission for Other Backward Class?
38. To become a member of Lok Sabha, What should be the minimum age of the candidate?
39. Which one of the following is NOT true?(a) Additional criteria for disqualification may be provided by laws passed by the Parliament.

(b) A person cannot remain simultaneously a member of both the Houses of the Parliament or a member of either House of the Parliament and a member of a state legislature.

(c) Whether any disqualification has been incurred by a citizen is settled by the President in consultation with the election commission.

(d) Continuous absence from the Parliament for 70 days or more without permission, may lead to expulsion of the member from the concerned House.
40. How many members are elected in the Lok Sabha from the Union Territories (according to Constitutional provision)
41. Which feature of Indian Constitution is not taken from American Constitution?A.  Preamble

B.  Single citizenship

C.  Judicial Review

D.  Fundamental Rights
42. The concept of Federal System in Indian Constitution is taken from
43. How many fundamental rights are there?
44. 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:
45. Who decides whether a bill is a Money Bill or Not?(a) President

(b) Chairmen of Rajya Sabha

(c) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(d) Minister of Parliamentary affairs.
46. Which one is NOT true regarding the bill in Parliament:(a) The legislative process begins with the introduction of a Bill in either House of Parliament, i.e. the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha (exception money bill)

(b) A Bill can be introduced either by a Minister or by a private member.

(c) In case of a deadlock between the two houses Speaker of the Lok Sabha calls the joint session of the parliament.

(d) A joint session of the two houses  is presided over by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
47. The provisions of this Act (CAT) shall not apply to:(a) Any officer or servant of the Supreme Court or of any High Court (or courts subordinate thereto).

(b) Any member of the naval, military or air forces or of any other armed forces of the Union.

(c) Any person appointed to the secretarial staff of either House of Parliament.

(d) All of the Above
48. The Chairman of the CAT, should be a(a) A sitting or retired Judge of a High Court

(b) A sitting or retired Judge of a Supreme Court

(c) Ex- Governor of a state

(d) Member of the Parliament
49. Article 21A of Indian constitution deals with:(a) Protection against arrest and detection in certain cases

(b) Right to education

(c) Freedom of speech

(d) Equality before law
50. Article 17 of the Indian constitution is related to:
51. To which of the following states, Article 370 if the Indian constitution is related:
52. Article 370 is drafted in the part………of the Indian Constitution
53. Which statement is NOT correct about the Jammu& Kashmir(a) Jammu & Kashmir has its own Constitution.
(b) No decision regarding the disposition of the state of the Jammu& Kashmir can be made by the government of India without the consent of the state government.

(c) Residuary power in respect of Jammu & Kashmir rest with the state government and not the union government.

(d) All of the above are incorrect.
54. Under which ministry, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) organisation comes:(a) Ministry of Finance

(b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(c) Ministry of Foreign Trade

(d) Home Ministry
55. When the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties was was constituted?
56. Which article of Indian constitution deals with constitutional amendments?
57. Which constitutional amendment reduced the voting rights from 21 years to 18 years?
58. Under which constitutional amendment Bill, four languages: Bodo, Dogri, Maithali and Santhali are added in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.
59. Which of the following is true about the constitution (42nd amendment) Act, 1976.(a) Precedence to directive principles over fundamental rights

(b) Fundamental duties are included

(c) Constitutional amendment should not be questioned in any court

(d) All the above
60. Which of the following amendment Act makes the right to education as the fundamental right to all the children under the age of 6-14 years by inserting Article 21A to the constitution
61. Advocate General of the State is appointed for the period of:
62. Which article states that each state shall have an Advocate General?
63. Which one is NOT correct regarding Advocate General of State?
(a) He has the right of audience in any Court in the State Legislative

(b) The Advocate General is the first law officer of a State.

(c) He receives the Pay as per fixation by Government.

(d) He has the voting right in the state legislature.
64. The members of the UPSC are appointed by the............. for the term of ......years.(a) Prime Minister, 6 years

(b) President, 6 years

(c) President , 5 years

(d) Home minister, 6 years
65. Civil services day is observed on:
66. Which of the following article of Indian Constitution dealt with the appointment of attorney general of India?
67. Which of the following is true about the Attorney General of India?A. He has the right of audience in all the courts in India

B. His term of the office and remuneration is decided by the president

C. He advices the government of India

D. All the above
68. Who is the highest legal officer of the union government of India?
69. To be eligible for appointment as attorney general of India, a person must possess the qualifications prescribed for a............
A. Judge of Supreme Court of India

B. Judge of a high court

C. A renown lawyer

D. Solicitor general of India
70. Which one is not true about the attorney general of India?A. He is the legal advisor to the government of India

B. His tenure and salary is decided by the president

C. He has the voting right in the proceeding of the parliament

D. He appears before high courts and Supreme Court in cases involving union government.
71. National Commission for Other Backward Class came into effect from
72. Which article of Indian constitution gives the power to the government to make special provisions for the development of SC/ST/OBC against the article 15?
73. How many members are in the National Commission for Other Backward Class?
74. Which of the following article dealt with the formation of Parliament?
75. Article 250 of the constitution says that:
A.  In case of the declaration of President's Rule in any State under Article 356 of the Constitution, the Parliament is competent to legislate on any matter included in the State List.

B.  Education will be in the con- current list of the constitution.
C.  Every Indian state will have a governor to assist chief minister.

D.  Some taxes will be imposed and collected by the central government only.
76. Joint session of the parliament is arranged under the article
77. Which of the following is not sacked/ impeached by the Parliament?A.  President

B.  Chief Justice of Supreme Court

C.  Auditor General

D.  Attorney General of India
78. Which of the following is true about Parliament?A.  Parliament consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

B.  The Vice- President is elected by both the Houses of the Parliament.

C.  Joint session of the parliament is headed by the president

D.  Joint session of the parliament is called by the Lok Sabha Speaker.
79. The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) must be :A.  Retired judge of high court

B.   A lawyer who has the eligibility to be a judge of Supreme Court

C.  Retired Judge of Supreme Court

D.  Retired Attorney General of India
80. NHRC was established in the year:
81. Which of the following statement is incorrect (in terms of functions of the public service commission)?1. To conduct examinations for the appointment  to the services of the state & union

2. To advice on any matter so referred to them and on any other matter which the president or the governor of a state may refer to the appropriate commission.

3. To give directions to the home ministry regarding the appointment of the candidates.

(a) 1, 2

(b) 2, 3

(c) Only 3

(d) Only 2
82. Which of the following statement is incorrect?(a) The age retirement of a member of state public service commission is 65 years.

(b) Only lower house of the Indian parliament has the right to start an all India service.

(c) The term of a member of a public service commission is 6 yr.

(d) The chairman of the state service commission is eligible for appointment as the chairman or member of the Union Public Service Commission.
83. Who can remove the services of a member of Union Public Service Commission?
84. What is the age of retirement of member of a Union Public Service Commission?
85. The chairman and the members of the State Civil Service Commission are appointed by which of the following?
86. Match the names of writs in list I with their meanings in list II.Name of the writ                Meaning of the writList I                                       List II1. Habeas Corpus             A. To command

2. Mandamus                    B. By what warrant

3. Certiorari                      C. You should have the body

4. Quo Warranto              D. To inform

(a) 1-B; 2-D; 3-A; 4-C

(b) 1-B; 2-A; 3-D; 4-C

(c) 1-C; 2-D;3-A; 4-B

(d) 1-C;2-A; 3-D; 4-B
87. The executive power of the Union is vested in which one of the below?
88. Which one of the following article deals with the pardoning power of the President?
89. Which one of the following article deals with the tenure of the President?
90. Which of the following article deals with the impeachment of the President?
91. In which year, the Government of India had set up the Sarkaria Commission on Centre-State relations?
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
[A] Members of Lok Sabha are directly elected by the eligible voters
[B] Money Bills can only be introduced in Lok Sabha
[C] The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha
[D] President nominates four members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha

93. 73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India, is related to which among the following?
94. What is the minimum age for a candidate to be elected as President of India?
95. In which year, first general elections to Lok Sabha were held in India?
96. Which among the following state / union territory got birth with the Punjab Reorganization Act of 1966?
97. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for a Governor?
98. Who among the following past presidents of India never served as a Chief Minister of a state in India?
99. In which year Sikkim was included in the North Eastern Council ?
100. Who among the following is not a member of the committee which recommends the president of India regarding appointments of Chairperson and members of the National Human Rights Commission?