Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 76 of 150)

  1. Which of the following statements regarding Article 22 of the constitution of India are correct?

    1. The fundamental right conferred by this Article protects persons against arrest and detention in certain cases.

    2. This fundamental right is guaranteed both to citizens and non-citizens

    3. The rights guaranteed under this provision are applicable to those arrested under laws providing for preventive detention.

    4. The rights guaranteed under this provision are not applicable to enemy aliens.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 2 and 3

    2. II and 4

    3. 1 2 and 4

    4. I and 4

  2. A writ of Prohibition is an order issued by the Supreme Court or High Court which

    1. Affects the subject of production and consumption of liquor

    2. Prohibits the police from arresting a person

    3. Forbids the administrative authority from taking a particular action

    4. Prohibits a quasi-judicial authority from proceeding with a case

  3. Which one of the following is NOT included as a fundamental duty in the constitution of India?

    1. To cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle

    2. To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform

    3. To protect the minorities

    4. To safeguard public property and to abjure violence

  4. Which one of the following Directive Principles was NOT originally provided for in the Constitution of India?

    1. Citizen's right to an adequate means of livelihood

    2. Free Legal Aid

    3. Free and compulsory education to children under 14 years of age

    4. Prohibition of the slaughter of cows and calves

  5. If the President of India exercises his power as provided under art. 356 of the constitution in respect of a particular state, then

    1. The Assembly of the state is automatically dissolved

    2. Article 19 is suspended in that state

    3. Parliament assumes the power to legislate on the subjects in the state list

    4. The President can make laws relating to that state

  6. A non-money bill passed by the Parliament is returned by the President to Parliament for reconsideration. It is passed 5 of 14 once again by the Parliament without any change. Now, the

    1. President can again withhold his assent

    2. Bill will automatically lapse

    3. Bill will be referred to the Supreme Court

    4. President will give his assent

  7. According to the Constitution, the Lok Sabha must meet at least

    1. Thrice each year with no more than two months between sessions

    2. Twice each year with no more than three month between sessions

    3. Twice each year with no more than four months between sessions

    4. Twice each year with no more than six months between sessions

    • Assertion (A): A candidate for Vice-President must be qualified for election as a member of Rajya Sabha.
    • Reason (R): The Vice-President functions as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Division

    2. Guillotine

    3. Motion

    4. Point of order

    1. Bring the debate to a close

    2. Formal proposal made by a member to the House

    3. Relates to interpretation or enforcement of the rules of procedure or Constitution

    4. Concludes discussion on demand for grants

    5. Mode of arriving at a decision

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
  9. According to the Constitution of India, a new All India Service can be instituted with the initiative taken by

    1. More than two-thirds of the States

    2. The Inter-State Council

    3. The Lok Sabha

    4. The Rajya Sabha

  10. On a particular day 120 members of the Rajya Sabha were present for a meeting of the Rajya Sabha to vote on an ordinary bill already passed by the Lok Sabha. Seventy five members vote for the bill. In this context which one of the following possibilities is correct?

    1. The bill fails to pass because half the number of members of Rajya Sabha were not present and did not vote

    2. The bill is declared passed and is sent to the President for approval

    3. The bill fails because 2/3rd of those who voted did not vote for it

    4. The bill is not passed and has to go to the Lower House for reconsideration

  11. Which one of the following Parliamentary Committees in India acts as a “Watchdog” on departmental expenditures and irregularities?

    1. Estimates Committee

    2. Committee on Public Undertakings

    3. Public Accounts Committee

    4. Committee on Public Assurances

  12. Provisions of the Indian Constitution relating to the formation of new States can be amended by

    1. Two-third majority of the members present and voting in each House of the Parliament provided they also constitute the majority of the total membership in each house

    2. A Parliamentary resolution which should be ratified by a majority of State legislatures

    3. A simple majority in each House of Parliament

    4. A three-fourth majority in each House of Parliament

  13. The “due process of law” is an essential characteristic of the judicial system of

    1. UK

    2. France

    3. USA

    4. India

  14. The Supreme Court of India declared by issuing a writ that the respondent was not entitled to an office he was holdin1 or a privilege he was exercising? Which writ is that?

    1. Habeas Corpus

    2. Prohibition

    3. Quo-Warranto

    4. Certiorari