Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 2 of 150)

  1. In a federal system

    1. The Union is dissolvable

    2. The states can secede from the Union

    3. The Union is indestructible

    4. The Union and states are indestructible

  2. Which one of the following statements correctly explains the meaning of “Checks and Balance” in the presidential system of USA

    1. Checking the growing powers of the federal government and balancing it against the powers of states

    2. Checking the growing authority of the state, and balancing it against the rights and liberties of the people

    3. The functions of the legislature, executive and judicial acting as checks on one another, creating a constitutional balance for the smooth functioning of the government

    4. The power of the Supreme Court in respect of judicial review being kept in check in such a manner as to balance the federal judicial powers against the judicial powers of the states

  3. Consider the following pairs:

      • Cantonment Board administered
      • Centrally by Defense Ministry 3 of 12
      • Notified Area Administers
      • Committee newly developing towns
      • Municipal Council with complex problems
      • Administers big cities
      • Municipal Corporation
      • Headed by an elected Mayor

    Which of these pairs are correctly matched?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  4. Who among the following introduced local self-government in India?

    1. Lord Mountbatten

    2. Lord Rippen

    3. Lord Canning

    4. Lord Macaulay

  5. Which one of the following is NOT the means of enforcing responsibility upon the Cabinet?

    1. Questioning Ministers

    2. Vote of Censure

    3. Call Attention Motion

    4. No Confidence Motion

  6. “The Cabinet is the buckle that joins the buckle that fastens the executive to the legislature” according to

    1. Charles Merriam

    2. Joseph Schumpeter

    3. C F Strong

    4. Walter Bagehot

  7. In the Presidential system of government, the cabinet members are

    1. Elected by the legislature

    2. All members of the political party to which the President belongs.

    3. Nominated by the President

    4. All elected representative of the legislature

  8. The members of which one of the following standing Committees are chosen exclusively from the members of the Lok Sabha?

    1. Public Accounts Committee

    2. Committee on Estimates

    3. Committee on Public Undertakings

    4. Committee on Delegated Legislation

  9. Right to vote and to be elected in India is a

    1. Fundamental Right

    2. Constitutional Right

    3. Natural Right

    4. Legal Right

  10. Consider the following statements: A public Interest petition can be accepted when it is moved by

    1. An individual when his interest is affected

    2. A group when the interest of its members is affected

    3. An individual or a group when the interest of the population in general are affected

    4. An individual with the help of a group for the safeguard of that group's interest.

    Which of these statements is are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 3 alone

    4. 4 alone

  11. In the statement, “the Legislature of any state in India X the jurisdiction of the High Court in that State” X stands for

    1. Can increase

    2. Can restrict

    3. Can abolish

    4. Cannot increase, restrict or abolish

  12. Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India makes special administrative provisions in regard to the tribal areas in

    1. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizorarn

    2. Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur

    3. Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya

    4. Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam and Tripura

  13. In which one of the following states is it constitutionally obligatory for the Governor to appoint a minister in charge of tribal affairs?

    1. Bihar

    2. Madhya Pradesh

    3. Orissa

    4. Nagaland

  14. Who is the first Law Officer of the Government of India?

    1. Chief Justice of India

    2. Union Law Minister

    3. Attorney General of India

    4. Law Secretary

  15. A writ issued by a court to some inferior authority to transfer the matter to it or to some other superior authority for its proper consideration, is called

    1. Certiorari

    2. Mandamus

    3. Quo Warranto

    4. Prohibition