1. In a recent decision, the Supreme Court has held that health is a right not expressly declared to be a fundamental right under the constitution but it was an integral part of the fundamental right to life by Article

1. 25 of the Indian Constitution
2. 14 of the Indian Constitution
3. 21 of the Indian Constitution
4. 32 of the Indian Constitution

2.The Prime Minister is an ex-officio chairman of

1. Inter State Council
2. Finance Commission
3. Planning Commission
4. University Grants Commission

3. A member of a political party can be disqualified on which of the following grounds?

1. If a member leaves with one-thirds of the party members to join another political party
2. If a member leaves with two-thirds of the party members to join another political party
3. If a member of a political party votes or abstains against the directions of the party
4. None of these

4. The linguistic re-organization of states took place first of all in

1. 1947              2. 1950
3. 1956             4. 1971

5. A vote on account is meant to

1. To meet the additional expenditure incurred by the government on any approved item of expenditure
2. To meet expenditure on secret service
3. To meet expenditure for a period before the passing of the annual budget
4. To meet expenditure on unexpected demands

6. Fundamental rights in India can be suspended by

1. Parliament
2. Supreme Court
3. President
4. President in consultation with the Supreme Court

7. The Supreme Court has been granted power of Judicial Review, a feature taken from

1. Britain                      2. The USA
3. Switzerland             4. France

8. The first ever amendment to the Constitution was made in case of Article

1. 19 2. 24
3. 32 4. 356

9. Which of the following is the final authority on the interpretation of the Indian Constitution?

1. The Supreme Court              2. The Parliament
3. The Lok Sabha                      4. The people of India

10. The campaigning by parties and candidates in a constituency has to end ____ hours before the closing of the poll.

1. 24 hours                          2. 48 hours
3. 72 hours                          4. 36 hours

11. The Union Parliament consists of

1. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
2. A House of elected members
3. A House of nominated members
4. Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the President

12. The Indian Constitution can be amended by

1. Simple majority only
2. Special majority only
3. Both simple majority and special majority
4. Simple majority, special majority and participation of the states

13. The Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution are

1. Absolute in nature
2. Absolute but some are restricted
3. Restricted and limited on reasonable grounds
4. None of the above

14. What is the maximum gap permissible between two sessions of Parliament?

1. One month 2. Six months
3. Three months 4. One year

15. The presiding officer of Rajya Sabha is

1. Elected by the members of Rajya Sabha
2. Nominated by the President
3. Elected by the two Houses of Parliament jointly
4. The Vice President of India, who is ex-office chairman of Rajya Sabha

16. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha

1. Votes on every bill
2. Votes on money bills only
3. Has a casting vote in case of a tie
4. Votes only to help the party in power

17. The 13th Finance Commission was headed by

1. Y.B. Chavan 2. Prof. AM Khusro
3. Dr. C. Rangrajan 4. Vijay Kelkar

18. Which one of the following is correct?

1. English is not the official language of India
2. English is not used as the official language in India
3. English cannot be used as the official language of India
4. English is still used in addition to Hindi as an official language

19. Which of the following is NOT included in the list of fundamental duties in the Constitution?

1. To safeguard property and to adjure violence
2. Secularism
3. To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India
4. To abide by the constitution and respect its ideals

20. Which of the following correctly constitutes the three organs of the government?

1. Executive, bureaucracy and judiciary
2. Executive, democracy and judiciary
3. Executive, legislature and judiciary
4. Legislature, bureaucracy and police

21. The number of members nominated by the President in the Rajya Sabha is

1. 2                     2. 8
3. 10                   4. 12

22. Who among the following has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of the Union Legislature without the right to vote?

1. Advocate General
2. Comptroller and Auditor General
3. Solicitor General
4. Attorney General

23. Which of the following correctly describes the three types of justice referred to in the Preamble?

1. Economic, social and religious
2. Social, economic and political
3. Social, religious and political
4. Political, economic and religious

24. Who can declare war or peace with another country on behalf of India?

1. Parliament               2. Chief of Defence Staff
3. President                  4. Prime Minister

25. In India, there  is a provision of a

1. Single Citizenship
2. Double Citizenship
3. National Citizenship, State Citizenship and PIO status
4. None of these



26. Which of the following amendments is referred to as the mini-constitution ?

1. 44th Constitutional Amendment
2. 42nd Constitutional Amendment
3. 24th Constitutional Amendment
4. 73rd Constitutional Amendment

27. The Constitution of India derives its authority and powers from

1. The Constituent Assembly
2. The Lok Sabha
3. The President
4. The people of India

28. The emergency provisions given in the Constitution of India are modelled on

1. The British pattern
2. The German pattern
3. The South African pattern
4. The Irish pattern

29. The six freedoms given to all citizens are contained in ………………. of the Indian Constitution.

1. Article 25                   2. Article 21
3. Article 19                   4. Article 17

30. Which of the following parts of the Constitution is non-justiciable in a court of law?

1. Fundamental Rights
2. Directive Principles of State Policy
3. Emergency Provisions
4. Official Languages Act

31. Which of the following labels applies most suitably to the Indian political system?

1. Federal system
2. Unitary system
3. Federal system with a unitary bias
4. Unitary system with a federal bias

32. India is described as a republic because

1. The power ultimately rests with the people of India
2. There is a representative democracy in India
3. The Prime Minister is indirectly elected by the people
4. The Head of the State is elected, though indirectly

33. Which of the following is / are a valid ground / s for starting impeachment proceedings against a Supreme Court Judge?

1. Misbehaviour                                             2. Incompetence
3. Acting against the Constitution             4. Both 1 and 2

34. Which of the following has been described as the soul and heart of the Constitution of India?

1. Article 21               2. Article 19
3. Article 32             4. Preamble to the Constitution

35. Which of the following countries has got the lengthiest Constitution in the world?

1. The USA                  2. The UK
3. India                        4. Ireland

36. A deadlock between the two houses of Parliament over a Constitutional Amendment Bill can be resolved by

1. A Joint Sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
2. Referring it to the President of India
3. Referring it to the Speaker of Lok Sabha
4. None of these

37. A national emergency in India CANNOT be declared in which of the following cases?

1. External attack on India
2. Armed rebellion
3. India being at war with some other country
4. Internal disturbance

38. The general principle underlying elections in India is

1. Universal Adult Suffrage
2. Secularism
3. Equality of Opportunity
4. Universal Voting

39. Which of the following writ petitions can be used to secure the release of a person who has been illegally detained by the police?

1. Quo Warranto                 2. Certiorari
3. Habeas Corpus               4. Mandamus

40. The basic features theory was given by the Supreme Court in which of the following cases?

1. Minerva Mills Case                            2. Golaknath Case
3. Keshvanand Bharati Case                4. Cooper Case

41. Anyone not a Member of Parliament can be appointed a Minister in the Council of Ministers but he must get elected as an MP within

1. 6 months of assuming charge
2. 3 months of such appointment
3. 1 year of taking charge
4. 60 days of assuming charge

42. Which of the following is NOT a Union Subject?

1. Income Tax             2. Telecommunications
3. Octroi Duty             4. Defence

43. A double majority required for passing an amendment bill would imply

1. At least 50 % of total members to be present and of those present, 2/3rd must vote for it
2. At least 50 % of total members to be present and of those present, 3/4th must vote for it
3. At least 2/3rd of total members to be present and of those present, 50% must vote for it
4. At least 50 % of total members to be present and of those present, 4/5th must vote for it

44. Which of the following is / are true of eligibility conditions for fighting the presidential elections in India?

1. Minimum age of 35 years, Soundness of mind
2. Must be eligible for elections to the Lok Sabha, but must not be a member
3. Must not hold an office of profit
4. All of these

45. The joint sittings of Parliament to resolve a deadlock over an ordinary bill are presided over by the

1. President
2. Prime Minister
3. Speaker, Lok Sabha
4. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India

46. The Left is a term used to describe

1. Those parties having a radical socio-economic agenda
2. Those parties having a conservative ideology
3. Those political outfits which are on the fringes
4. Those parties which have faced a lot of defections

47. Which of the following schedules to the Constitution contains provisions beyond judicial purview?

1. 9th Schedule                      2. 7th Schedule
3. 12th Schedule                   4. 8th Schedule

48. Which of the following is NOT a fundamental right in India?

1. Right to profession / occupation
2. Right to work
3. Right to education
4. Right to equality

49. The words socialist and secular were added to the Preamble by which amendment?

1. 44th Constitutional Amendment
2. 36th Constitutional Amendment
3. 42nd Constitutional Amendment
4. 24th Constitutional Amendment

50. The ministers in the Union Council are appointed by the

1. Prime Minister                   2. President
3. Lok Sabha Speaker           4. None of these