1. Which of the following are the types of authority attributed to the President of India ?
(A) Real and popular (B) Titular and dejure
(C) Political and nominal (D) Constitutional and nominal
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2. The Constitution of India provides for free and compulsory education to which one of the following groups of children ?
(A) 3-9 years (B) 6-18 years (C) 6-14 years (D) 4-10 years
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3. If the President is to resign from office, he should address his letter of resignation to—
(A) The Prime Minister (B) The Vice-President
(C) The Speaker of Lok Sabha (D) The Chief Justice of India
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4. The Rajya Sabha can take initiative in—
(A) Censuring a Minister (B) Creating a New All India Service
(C) Considering Money Bills (D) Appointing judges
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5. The State shall not make any law which takes away or abridges the Fundamental Rights. Which one of the following shall not be construed as law for this purpose ?
(A) Ordinance (B) By-law (C) Rule (D) Constitutional Amendments
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6. The authority to specify as to which castes shall be deemed to be Scheduled Castes rests with the—
(A) President (B) Government (C) Prime Minister (D) National Commission for the Scheduled Castes
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7. The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is elected by—
(A) Elected members of the Rajya Sabha (B) All members of the Rajya Sabha
(C) Elected members of Parliament (D) All members of Parliament
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8. Which one of the following Fundamental Rights is guaranteed only to the citizens and not to the foreigners ?
(A) Equality before law and equal protection of law (B) Freedom of speech and expression
(C) Right to life and personal liberty (D) Right to freedom of religion
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9. Which of the following articles of the Indian Constitution be-longs to a different category ?
(A) Article 14 (B) Article 15 (C) Article 16 (D) Article 19
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10. Who has control over the ‘issue of money’ from the Consolidated Fund of India ?
(A) Comptroller and Auditor General of India (B) Finance Minister of India
(C) Authorised Ministers (D) None of the above
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11. Which of the following committees recommended the inclusion of Fundamental Duties in the Constitution ?
(A) Barua Committee (B) Ramaswamy Committee
(C) Sikri Committee (D) Swarn Singh Committee
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12. Which of the following types of equalities have been attempted at by the Constitution makers through Articles 17 and 18 ?
(A) Economic equality (B) Social equality
(C) Political equality (D) Religious equality
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13. The objective of Audit is to examine and monitor the expenditure made by—
(A) The executive (B) The Legislature
(C) The Judiciary (D) All the above
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14. Which one of the following was not included in the Fundamental Rights as given in the Constitution of 1950 ?
(A) Right to property (B) Right to freedom of speech
(C) Right to education (D) Right against exploitation
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15. Which of the following subjects, for the purpose of Constitutional Amendment under Article 368, does not require the consent of not less than half of the states of the Union ?
(A) Fundamental Rights (B) Fourth Schedule
(C) High Courts (D) The election of the President
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16. Which among the following words appears first in the Preamble to the Constitution ?
(A) Liberty (B) Equality (C) Justice (D) Fraternity
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17. The Election Commissioner of a State, appointed under Article 243 (Panchayati Raj) can be removed by—
(A) Parliament (B) The Legislative Assembly of State
(C) The Governor (D) The Chief Justice of High Court
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18. An ordinance issued by the Governor, without the approval of the State Legislature shall be effective for a period of—
(A) Six months (B) Six weeks (C) One year (D) One month
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19. Who presides over the joint sittings of the two Houses of Parliament in case the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is absent ?
(A) The President
(B) The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
(C) The Dy. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(D) A member of Parliament jointly nominated by two Houses
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20. Which of the following is not related with the subject of Centre-State relations ?
(A) Administrative Reforms Commission (B) Shah Commission
(C) Sarkaria Commission (D) Rajamannar Committee
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21. Which of the following political parties was formed before independence ?
(A) D.M.K. (B) Jana Sangh (C) National Conference (D) A.I.D.M.K.
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22. Which one of the following Directive Principles was inserted by 42nd Amendment ?
(A) Organisation of Village Panchayats (B) Public Assistance in certain cases
(C) Equal justice and free legal aid (D) A Uniform Civil Code for citizens
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23. What is the maximum limit of total membership of the Legislative Council of a State ?
(A) 40 members
(B) 60 members
(C) 1/3 of the total membership of the Legislative Assembly
(D) The Constitution does not provide the maximum limit of total membership
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24. In which one of the following States of India, is a certain amount of grants paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the State for the maintenance of some Hindu temples and shrines, as per the provisions of the Constitution ?
(A) Jammu and Kashmir (B) Tamil Nadu (C) Karnataka (D) Sikkim
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25. The minimum age prescribed for election as a member of Panchayat is—
(A) 25 years (B) 18 years (C) 21 years (D) 30 years
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26. According to the provisions of the Constitution, a ‘Metropolitan area’ means an area having a population of—
(A) 20 lakh or more (B) 5 lakh or more (C) 10 lakh or more (D) 15 lakh or more
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27. Which one of the following Provisions of the Constitution does not require the consent of the States for the purpose of amendment ?
(A) Fundamental Rights (B) Seventh Schedule
(C) Electoral College of the President (D) Article 368
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28. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution authorises the President of India to suspend the Fundamental Rights ?
(A) Article 359 (B) Article 369 (C) Article 379 (D) Article 370
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29. The idea of the Concurrent List is borrowed from the Constitution of—
(A) Canada (B) Australia (C) U.S.A. (D) Japan
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30. Which one of the following sessions of the Congress accepted the principles of ‘Socialist pattern of society’ ?
(A) Delhi Session, 1951 (B) Hyderabad Session, 1953
(C) Kalyan Session 1954 (D) Avadi Session, 1955
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