Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 94 of 150)

  1. Which of the following are included in Article 78 of the Indian Constitution, defining the duties of Prime Minister?

    1. To communicate to-the President all decisions of the council of Ministers relating to the administration of the affairs of the Union and proposals for legislation.

    2. To take prior presidential sanction for the budget before submitting it in the Parliament.

    3. To furnish the information called for by the President regarding administration of affairs of the Union.

    4. If the President so requires, to submit for consideratj0 of the Council of

    Ministers a matter on which a Minister has tke11 a decision without submitting the same for consideration by the Council beforehand.

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  2. Which one of the following matters stands excluded from the jurisdiction of Inter-State Council in India?

    1. Enquiring into and advising upon disputes which may have arise between the States

    2. Adjudication of any dispute or complaint with respect to the use, distribution or control of water of, or in, any inter-stats river or river-valley

    3. Investigation and discussion of subjects in which sons or all of the States or the Union and one or more States, have a common interest

    4. Recommendation on any such subject and, in particular, recommendation for a better coordination of policy and action with respect to that subject

  3. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct? In the American federal system

    1. The powers of states are undefined but they are not unlimited

    2. All states possess equal rights and equal representation in the Senate

    3. The federal government can change the name and territory of any constituent state

    4. The residuary powers are vested in the states

  4. Which one of the following is NOT a correct statement?

    1. The Governor General in Canada can refuse his assent to a provincial legislation if the Governor reserves it for his assent 7 of 12

    2. The Indian President can refuse his assent to a state legislation if the Governor reserves it for his assent

    3. In Australia, the Governor General can refuse a State legislation, if the Governor reserves it for his assent

    4. In the USA, the bills passed by State legislature cannot be reserved for

    President's assent

  5. The basic feature of the federal polity of the former Soviet Union was that it was a

    1. Federal union of multinational states enjoying maximum autonomy

    2. Political contrivance intended to reconcile national unity with maintenance of State rights

    3. Voluntary union of equal Soviet Socialist Republics founded on the principles of nationality

    4. Solid unification of different nationalities into a single centralized


  6. Which one of the following federations did/does not empower its highest court to have judicial review of the constitutionality of federal legislation?

    1. India

    2. Former USSR

    3. USA

    4. Canada

  7. The Canadian Federal model provides

    1. Two lists of Legislative powers, one for the Centre and the other for the Provinces and the residuary powers are vested in the Centre

    2. One list of Legislative powers for the provinces and the residuary powers vested in the Centre

    3. Two lists of Legislative powers, one for the Centre, the Other for the Provinces and the residuary powers are vested in the Provinces

    4. Two lists of equal number of

    Legislative powers, one for Centre and the other for Provinces

  8. Which one of the following countries has/had ingle citizenship?

    1. USA

    2. Australia

    3. Former USS. R.

    4. None of the above

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

    List-I List-II
    1. USA

    2. Canada

    3. Nigeria

    4. India

    1. Two setes of Courts viz. Provincial and federal

    2. “Union of States”

    3. Separate Constitution for States

    4. Separate Electoral Commission for each State

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  10. The Chairman of Zonal Council is

    1. The Chief Minister and is nominated by the Prime Minister of India

    2. The Union Minister and is nominated by the President of India

    3. The Home Minister and is ex-officio

    4. The Vice-President of India

  11. What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

    1. The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rabha Sabha

    2. The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further

    3. The Lok Sabba may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration

    4. The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill

  12. The method of election of the members of the Rajya Sabha on the basis of proportional representation by the State legislatures was borrowed from the

    1. Constitution of USA

    2. Constitution of Australia

    3. Constitution of South Africa

    4. Constitution of Ireland

  13. The report of Public Accounts Committee is presented in the

    1. Prime Minister

    2. Finance Minister

    3. President

    4. Lok Sabha

  14. The sequence in which the given terms are mentioned in the preamble to the Constitution of India is

    1. Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic

    2. Socialist, Secular, Sovereign, Democratic, Republic

    3. Secular, Sovereign, Democratic, Socialist, Republic

    4. Sovereign, Democratic, Secular

    Socialist, Republic

  15. In the Constitution of India, the term Federal

    1. Figures in the Preamble

    2. Figures in Part 3 of the Constitution

    3. Figures in Article 368

    4. Does not figure anywhere