ICSE Class 10 Political Science Union Legislature MCQ on Indian Parliament Part 3

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14. The minimum age for a person to become a member of Rajya Sabha is

A. 25

B. 20

C. 30

D. None of These

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Article 84 of the Constitution lays down the qualifications for membership of Parliament. A person to be qualified for the membership of the Rajya Sabha should possess the following qualifications:

1. He must be a citizen of India and make and subscribe before some person authorized in that behalf by the Election Commission an oath or affirmation according to the form set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule to the Constitution.

2. He must be not less than 30 years of age.

3. He must possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed in that behalf by or under any law made by Parliament.

15. In the Rajya Sabha, the President can appoint how many representatives:

A. 10

B. 11

C. 12

D. 15

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Article 80 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories. The present strength of Rajya Sabha, however, is 245, out of which 233 are representatives of the States and Union territories of Delhi and Puducherry and 12 are nominated by the President. The members nominated by the President are persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service.

16. Which of the following is not an eligibility qualification for the Lok Sabha:

A. Must be citizen of India

B. Must be of age 25 or above

C. Must not be unsound mind

D. Must be physically fit

Correct Answer: D

Explanation: 1. He must be citizen of India

2. He must make oath and subscribe before a person authorised by election commission.

3. He / She should not be less than 25 years of age.

4. He / She possesses other such qualifications as may be prescribed in that behalf by or under any law made by the Parliament

5. He / She should not be proclaimed criminal i.e. they should not be a convict, a confirmed debtor or otherwise disqualified by law.

6. He / She should have his/her name in the electoral rolls in any part of the country

17. What is the maximum strength (number of members) of the Lok Sabha envisaged by the Constitution:

A. 545

B. 550

C. 552

D. 560

Correct Answer: C

Explanation: Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of up to 530 members to represent the States, up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon’ble President, if, in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.

18. The Head of the Lok Sabha is the following:

A. Speaker

B. Chairman

C. Prime Minister

D. President

Correct Answer: A

Explanation: The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha (House of the People), the lower house of the Parliament of India. The speaker is elected generally in the first meeting of the Lok Sabha following general elections. Serving for a term of five years, the speaker chosen from sitting members of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) and is by convention a member of the ruling party or alliance. Om Birla of the Bhartiya is the current Speaker who presides over the 17th Lok Sabha.