Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 57 of 150)

  1. What was the exact constitutional status of the Indian republic on 26th January 1950?

    1. A Democratic Republic

    2. A Sovereign Democratic Republic

    3. A Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic

    4. A Sovereign Socialist Secular

    Democratic Republic

  2. Bicameralism is a must for a federal state because

    1. Such states are large and need more representatives for effective legislation

    2. It will curtial hasty and immature legislation

    3. It will uphold the principle of equality of the states

    4. It will ensure that the representation may be equal in the whole country

  3. Which one of the following statements correctly depicts the true nature of the Indian Federal System?

    1. The Indian Federation is more a “functional” than an “institutional” concept

    2. There is necessary incompatibility between one dominant party regime and the principle of federalism in India

    3. The Indian Federation is not the result of an agreement by the units

    4. India is a unitary state with subsidiary federal feature rather than a federal state with subsidiary unitary feature

  4. Article 315 of our Constitution refers to

    1. Recruitment and condition of service of persons

    2. All India Service rules and safeguards

    3. Public Service Commission for the union and a Public Service Commission for each state

    4. Tenure of office of persons serving the union or a state

  5. Which one of the following statements correctly defines Judicial Review

    1. The authority of the courts to punish political offenders

    2. The authority of the courts to correct the errors of the government

    3. The authority of the courts to issue various writs

    4. The authority of the courts to interpret the legality of laws

  6. The doctrine that Fundamental Rights cannot be amended under Article 368 was propounded by the Indian Supreme Court in

    1. Gopalan v. State of Madras

    2. Keshavanand v. State of Kerala

    3. Golak Nath v. State of Punjab

    4. Maneka v. Union of India

  7. Rule of Law in England means

    1. Law is supreme

    2. Arbitrary power of the state

    3. Everybody is equal before the Law

    4. Constitutional limitation of the administration

  8. Which one of the following machineries is most likely to be effective in solving the inter-state disputes?

    1. Central Councils of health and local self-government

    2. Commissions of Finance and Planning

    3. Zonal Councils and Ministers and Chief-Ministers meetings

    4. Inter-State Council as recommended by Administrative Reforms

    Commission 12 of 12

  9. Which two among the following political philosophers hold the view that associations are harmful to state sovereignty?

    1. Bodin

    2. Hobbes

    3. Rousseau

    4. Austin

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  10. Proportional Representation may be provided for which of the following?

    1. Multi-member constituencies and a multi-party system.

    2. A multi-party system with singlemember constituencies.

    3. Multi-member constituencies with two-party system.

    4. A two-party system with singlemember constituencies.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  11. One or more of the following may act as a dynamic instrument of change according to the Structural-Functional perspective of Political development

    1. Scientists.

    2. Technocrats.

    3. Agronomists.

    4. Political Leaders.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 4 only

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. All

  12. Which of the following statements are correct?

    1. Constitutionalism implies Government by law.

    2. Constitutionalism implies only liberalism.

    3. Constitutionalism implies protection of individual liberty.

    4. Constitutionalism implies Government by enlightened people.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. l, 2, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. Cabinet system of government leads to the concentration of power in the executive because

    1. Parliamentary controls are rarely effective.

    2. The cabinet comprises of members of the majority party only.

    3. The cabinet is appointed by the Head of the State.

    Select the correct, answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. only 1

  14. Which of the following are the main criticisms leveled against bureaucracy?

    1. Red tapism

    2. Self-perpetuation

    3. Conservation

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. Only 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  15. Which of the following are among the Fundamental duties of citizens laid down in the constitution?

    1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture.

    2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice.

    3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of liquefy.

    4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres individual and collective activity.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. All

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. l, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4