1. What was the exact Constitutional Status of the Indian Republic on Jan. 26, 1950 ?
(A) A Democratic Republic
(B) A Sovereign Democratic Republic
(C) A Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic
(D) A Sovereign Social Secular Democratic Republic
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2. Who amongst the following acts as the presiding officer of the House without being its member ?
(A) Vice-President of India (B) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(C) Chairman of the Legislative Council (D) Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
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3. The joint sitting of Indian Parliament for transacting Legislative business is presided over by—
(A) The President of India (B) The Senior most Member of Parliament
(C) The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (D) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
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4. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha has to address his letter of resignation to—
(A) Prime Minister of India (B) President of India
(C) Dy. Speaker of the Lok Sabha (D) Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
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5. What is the maximum possible strength of the Legislative Assembly of a State ?
(A) 400 members (B) 425 members (C) 500 members (D) 545 members
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6. For how many seats was the election completed for the 14th Lok Sabha ?
(A) 550 (B) 543 (C) 545 (D) 542
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7. Which one of the following was described by Dr. Ambedkar as the ‘heart and soul’ of the Constitution ?
(A) Right to equality (B) Right against exploitation
(C) Right to Constitutional Remedies (D) Right to Freedom of Religion
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8. The Lok Sabha Secretriat comes under the direct supervision of the—
(A) Ministry of Home Affairs (B) Prime Minister’s Office
(C) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (D) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
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9. Seats allocated to Bihar in the House of the People is the sum total of the seats allocated to—
(A) Assam and Madhya Pradesh (B) Assam and Tamilnadu
(C) Karnataka and Rajasthan (D) Punjab and West Bengal
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10. Acting Chief Justice of India is appointed by—
(A) Chief Justice of India (B) Chief Justice of India with previous consent of the President
(C) President (D) President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India
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11. The impeachment of the Indian President is a—
(A) Judicial procedure (B) Quasi-judicial procedure
(C) Legal procedure (D) Quasi-legal procedure
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12. A member of the Union Public Service Commission holds office for a term of—
(A) 5 years
(B) 6 years
(C) 6 years or until he attains the age of 62 years which-ever is earlier
(D) 6 years or until he attains the age of 65 years, which-ever is earlier
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13. How many subjects have been included in the 11th Schedule of Constitution, under the jurisdiction of Panchayati Raj institution ?
(A) 19 (B) 29 (C) 39 (D) 49
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14. If offices of both the President and the Vice-President become vacant at any time, who will discharge the functions of the President ?
(A) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha (B) The Chief Election Commissioner
(C) Prime Minister (D) Chief Justice of India
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15. Which of the following Committees recommended that the elections to Panchayati Raj bodies should be held on party lines ?
(A) Dhar Committee (B) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
(C) Ashok Mehta Committee (D) V. K. R. V. Rao Committee
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16. Who was the Chairman o f the Administrative Reforms Commission (1966–69) ?
(A) Indira Gandhi (B) M. Hidaytulla (C) Morarji Desai (D) Ashok Mehta
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17. Who was the first External Affairs Minister of India ?
(A) Swarn Singh (B) Krishna Menon (C) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
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18. Which one of the following was not the member of State Reorganisation Commission ?
(A) T. T. Krishnamachari (B) Fazal Ali (C) K. M. Panikkar (D) H. N. Kunjru
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19. Which of the following languages was not included in the 8th Schedule by 92nd Amendment Act, 2003 ?
(A) Bodo (B) Dogri (C) Santhali (D) Sanskrit
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20. Article 343 of the Constitution declares Hindi as the—
(A) National language (B) State language
(C) Official language of the Union (D) Administrative language of the Union
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21. Which State in India has a uniform Civil Code for its people ?
(A) Jammu and Kashmir (B) Goa (C) Kerala (D) Assam
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22. To pay taxes, which are due, is a—
(A) Official duty (B) Legal duty (C) Constitutional duty (D) Fundamental duty
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23. The President of India can issue a proclamation of National Emergency only on the written recommendation of—
(A) The Prime Minister (B) The Cabinet consisting of only Cabinet Ministers of the Union
(C) The Council of Ministers of the Union (D) Parliament
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24. Under the provisions of Article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi was declared the official language of the Union. But the use of English language was allowed to continue for the official purposes of the Union for a period of—
(A) 10 years (B) 15 years (C) 20 years (D) 25 years
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25. A Nagar Panchayat is constituted in—
(A) A smaller urban area
(B) A larger rural area
(C) An urban area having a population less than 5 lakh
(D) An area is transition from a rural area to an urban area
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26. Which of the following Committees is not concerned with Panchayati Raj ?
(A) Santhanam Committee (B) Ashok Mehta Committee
(C) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (D) V.K.R.V. Rao Committee
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27. Which one of amendments accorded precedence to the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights ?
(A) Twenty-fifth (B) Forty-fourth (C) Fifty-nine (D) Seventy-nine
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28. The Prime Minister of India is—
(A) Elected by the Lok Sabha (B) Elected by Parliament
(C) Elected by the Majority Party in the Lok Sabha (D) Elected by the People
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29. The extent of territorial waters of India is—
(A) 12 nautical miles (B) 13 nautical miles
(C) 14 nautical miles (D) 15 nautical miles
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30. The first nationalisation of Banks in independent India was done in the year—
(A) 1966 (B) 1967 (C) 1968 (D) 1969
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