1. Under which Article of the Constitution of India can the President of India be impeached ?
(A) 356 (B) 75 (C) 76 (D) 61
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2. The source of all political power in India lies with—
(A) Parliament (B) The Lok Sabha
(C) The people (D) The Constitution
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3. Which of the following statements describes a ‘Hung Parliament’ ?
(A) A Parliament in which no party has clear majority
(B) The Prime Minister has resigned but Parliament is not dissolved
(C) Parliament lacks quorum to conduct business
(D) A lame duck Parliament
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4. Who nominates the Chairman of the Public Account Committee of Indian Parliament ?
(A) The Prime Minister (B) The President
(C) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha (D) The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
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5. Which one of the following items comes under the Con-current List of the Indian Constitution ?
(A) Inter-State rivers (B) Trade Unions
(C) Citizenship (D) Local Government
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6. As per the 87th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003 which census forms the basis of delimitation of election constituencies ?
(A) 2001 (B) 1981 (C) 1991 (D) 1971
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7. Who among the following do not participate in the election of the President of India ?
(A) Elected members of the Rajya Sabha (B) Elected members of the Lok Sabha
(C) Elected members of the Vidhan Sabhas (D) Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha
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8. The responsibility of the Prime Minister to the Lok Sabha is—
(A) Intermittent (B) Indirect
(C) At the time of election (D) Direct, continuous and collective
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9. Which one of the following is set up by the Constitution of India ?
(A) Planning Commission (B) National Development Council
(C) Zonal Councils (D) None of the above
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10. The Indian Constitution does not clearly provide for the freedom of press but this freedom is implicit in Article—
(A) 19(i)a (B) 19(i)b (C) 19(i)c (D) 19(i)d
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11. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the ex-officio Chairman of which of the following parliamentary committees ?
(A) The Committee of Privileges
(B) The Rules Committee
(C) The Committee on Public Undertakings
(D) The Committee on Private members’ Bills and Resolutions
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12. In which of the following Committees, are members from both the Houses of Parliament represented ?
(A) The Estimates Committee (B) The Public Accounts Committee
(C) The Committee on Government Assurance (D) The Business Advisory Committee
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13. According to the provisions of the Constitution which of the following shall not have any nominated members ?
(A) The Lok Sabha (B) The Vidhan Sabha
(C) The State Legislative Council (D) None of the above
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14. Approval of how many members of the Lok Sabha is needed to admit a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha ?
(A) 25 (B) 10 (C) 1/10th of the total members (D) 50
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15. Which one of the following Articles of Fundamental Rights is automatically suspended as soon as the proclamation of National Emergency comes into effect ?
(A) Article 14 (B) Article 16 (C) Article 19 (D) Article 21
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16. What kind of majority is required in the two Houses of Parliament to pass a resolution removing the Vice-President of India ?
(A) Two-thirds of the present and voting
(B) Special majority
(C) Simple majority of the total membership of the House
(D) Two-thirds of the total members of the House
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17. What is the maximum limit of time to which the National Emergency is extended under Article 356 ?
(A) Six months (B) One year (C) Three years (D) No time limit has been fixed
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18. What is/are the ground or grounds mentioned in the Constitution to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India ?
(A) Proved misbehaviour or incapacity (B) Corruption
(C) Violation of the Constitution (D) All the above
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19. What is/are the ground/grounds given in the Constitution to disqualify a citizen from exercising his voting rights ?
(A) Non-residence (B) Unsoundness of mind
(C) Crime or corrupt or illegal practice (D) All the above
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20. Which one of the political parties was not formed during the decade of 1980s ?
(A) Bahujan Samaj Party (B) Assam Gana Parishad
(C) Shiv Sena (D) Telugu Desam
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21. According to Article 75 of the Constitution, the Ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the—
(A) Prime Minister (B) President (C) Parliament (D) Lok Sabha
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22. The Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is appointed by the—
(A) President of India (B) Lt. Governor of Delhi
(C) Vice-President of India (D) The Vidhan Sabha of Delhi
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23. At present, how many members of the Lok Sabha can be elected from Union Territories ?
(A) 20 (B) 25 (C) 30 (D) 35
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24. Which one of the following does not find mention in the Constitution of India ?
(A) Attorney General of India (B) Solicitor-General of India
(C) Advocate-General of a State (D) State Election Commissioner
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25. A nominated member of Parliament shall be disqualified to continue the Member of Parliament, if such member joins a political party after a period of—
(A) One month (B) Two months (C) Three months (D) Six months
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26. Which one of the following is not a part of the Directive Principles of State Policy ?
(A) Right to Education (B) Right to Work
(C) Right to Public assistance in case of unemployment (D) Right against exploitation
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27. Which Constitutional Amendment made changes in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution ?
(A) 24th Amendment (B) 25th Amendment
(C) 42nd Amendment (D) 44th Amendment
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28. The Directive Principles of State Policy underline the Philosophy of—
(A) Socialism (B) Idealism
(C) Sarvoday (D) Democratic Centralisation
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39. Which one of the following articles of the Constitution gives superior position of Directive Principles viz-a-viz Fundamental Rights ?
(A) 31A (B) 31B (C) 31C (D) 31D
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30. Which one of the following is not mentioned in the Constitution ?
(A) Administrative Tribunal (B) Political Party
(C) Cabinet (D) No-confidence Motion
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