Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 3 of 150)

  1. The Legislative Council of a state can be abolished or created by the

    1. President of India on the recommendation of the Parliament

    2. Legislative Assembly of the state concerned

    3. Parliament through a simple legislation

    4. Parliament on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly of the state concerned

  2. Which one of the following statements holds good in respect of the Rajya Sabha?

    1. One-third of its members retire after every three years

    2. Two-thirds of its members retire after every three years

    3. Two-thirds of its members retire after every two years

    4. One-third of its members retire after every two years

  3. Which one of the following documents first declared that men are created equal?

    1. Magna Carta

    2. Declaration of Independence, 1776

    3. Declaration of rights of Man, 1789

    4. Constitution of India. 1950

  4. The Vice-President of India can be removed from the office

    1. By a resolution initiated in the Council of States and approved by the Lok Sabha

    2. By a resolution in the Lok Sabha agreed to by the Council of States

    3. By a resolution adopted by the two Houses meeting in a joint session

    4. Following a formal process of impeachment

  5. According to the Constitution of India, which one of the following rights cannot be taken away during emergency?

    1. Right to speak

    2. Right to freedom of movement

    3. Right to life

    4. Right to organize

  6. Unsociability has been abolished by the Constitution of India under

    1. Article 14

    2. Article 15

    3. Article 16

    4. Article 17

  7. Consider the following statements: Fundamental duties

    1. Have always been a part of the Constitution of India

    2. Have been added through an amendment

    3. Are mandatory on all citizens of India

    Which of these statements is are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 alone

    3. 2 alone

    4. 2 and 3

  8. Which one of the following is NOT the objective of the Directive Principles of State Policy?

    1. To establish a welfare state

    2. To ensure social-economic justice

    3. To establish a religious state

    4. To establish a secular state

  9. Which part of the Constitution of India refers to the responsibility of the state towards international peace and security?

    1. Fundamental Rights

    2. Directive Principles of State Policy

    3. Emergency provisions

    4. Preamble to the Constitution

  10. Consider the following pairs:

      • Presidential democracy
      • Cabinet within and without the legislature
      • Parliamentary democracy
      • Harmonious relationship between the executive and the legislature
      • Unitary form of government
      • Local

    Govt. With no original powers

    Which of these pairs are correctly matched?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 3

  11. If the Union Government of India issues directive to a particular state or group of states to introduce free and compulsory educti0n (Article 45), prevent cow slaughter (Article 48) and imple1ent prohibition of liquor (Article 47) and the states refuse to comply with the same, then

    1. Article 365 can be invoked against the concerned states

    2. a Commission of Enquiry can be sent to the state (s) concerned

    3. President of India can issue special ordinances

    4. Parliament can pass legislation on behalf of the reluctant state (s)

  12. Locke has used social contract theory to justify

    1. Political absolutism

    2. Supremacy of the judicial organ

    3. Liberal-democratic state

    4. Absolute loyalty of citizens of the state

  13. To be recognized as a national party, a party must have secured in the previous election at least

    1. 10 per cent of the valid votes in four or more states

    2. 4 percent of the valid votes in four or more states

    3. 15 percent of the valid votes in two states

    4. 25 percent of the valid votes in one state

  14. In India, registration of political parties is done as per the provisions decision of

    1. Article 324 of the Constitution

    2. The Representation of the People Act, 1951

    3. The Election Commission by itself

    4. The Election Commission in consolation with cabinet committee on political affairs

  15. Manipulation of boundaries to enable the party in power to capture (at the cost of other parties) as many seats as possible. Has come to be known as

    1. Filibustering

    2. Gerry mandering

    3. Guillotine

    4. Log-rolling