Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 136 of 150)

  1. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act is related to:

    1. Empowering the Centre to levy and appropriate servcie tax

    2. The constitution of the National judicial Commission

    3. Readjustment of electoral constituencies on the basis of the Population Census 2001

    4. The demarcation of new boundaries between States

  2. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?

    1. It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States

    2. It contains the languages listed in the Constitution

    3. It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas

    4. It allocates seats in the Council of States

  3. With reference to the Constitution of India, which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Forest
      • Concurrent List
      • Stock Exchanges
      • Concurrent List
      • Post Office savings Bank
      • Union List
      • Public Health
      • State List
  4. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the descending order of precedence in the warrant of precedence?

    1. Attorney General of India-Judges of the Supreme Court-Members of Parliament-Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

    2. Judges of the Supreme Court-Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha-Attorney General of India-Members of Parliament

    3. Attorney General of India-Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha-Judges of the Supreme Court-Members of Parliament

    4. Judges of the Supreme Court-Attorney General of India-Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha-Members of Parliament

  5. Consider the following statements:

    1. The highest deciding body for planning in India is the Planning Commission of India

    2. The Secretary of the Planning Commission of India is also the Secretary of National Development Council

    3. The Constitution includes economic and social planning in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 only

    4. 3 only

  6. Which one of the following Schedules of the Indian Constitution lists the names of states and specifies their territories?

    1. First

    2. Second

    3. Third

    4. Fourth

  7. Which Article of the Constitution provides that it shall be the endeavour of every state to provide adequate facility of instruction in mother tongue at the primary stage of education?

    1. Article 349

    2. Article 350

    3. Article 350 A

    4. Article 351

  8. If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended?

    1. First

    2. Second

    3. Third

    4. Fifth

  9. Who among the following are appointed by the President of India?

    1. The Chairman, Finance Commission

    2. The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

    3. The Chief Minister of a Union Territory

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 2 and 3 only

  10. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?

    1. Deputy Prime Minister

    2. Former President

    3. Governor of a State within his State

    4. Speaker of Lok Sabha

  11. The following news item appeared in a National daily dated 1 − 12 − 1999 Parliament today rejected a Bill to grant women the right to vote and stand for office in parliamentary elections, by a margin of 32 to 30, The National Assembly was split between liberal, pro-government and Shiite Muslim deputies who were in favour of women's rights, while the opposition camp grouped Sunni Muslim fundamentalists and tribal MPs, A total of 64 MPs and Ministers were present, of whom two abstained. The Parliament referred to in this quotation is that of

    1. Kuwait

    2. Iran

    3. Bahrain

    4. Saudi Arabia

  12. Consider the following functionaries:

    1. Cabinet Secretary

    2. Chief Election Commissioner

    3. Union Cabinet Ministers

    4. Chief Justice of India

    Their correct sequence in the Order of Precedence is

    1. 3, 4, 2 and 1

    2. 4, 3, 1 and 2

    3. 4, 3, 2and 1

    4. 3, 4, land2

  13. Consider the following statements regarding the National Human Rights Commission of India:

    1. Its Chairman must be a retired Chief Justice of India

    2. It has formations in each state as State Human Rights Commission

    3. Its powers are only recommendatory in nature

    4. It is mandatory to appoint a woman as a member of the Commission

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  14. Economic Survey in India is published officially, every year by the

    1. Reserve Bank of India

    2. Planning Commission of India

    3. Ministry of Finance, Government of India

    4. Ministry of Industries, Government of India

  15. Which of the following parties were not a part of the United Front which was in power during 96 − 97?

    1. Bahujan Samaj Party

    2. Samata Party

    3. Haryana Vikas Party

    4. Assam Gana Parishad

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 2

  16. Which one of the following is not a principle of “Panchsheel”

    1. Non-alignment

    2. Peaceful co-existence

    3. Mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty

    4. Mutual non-interference in each other's internal affairs

  17. If the number of seats allocated to a State in the Lok Sabha is 42, then the number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes in that State will be

    1. 21

    2. 14

    3. 7

    4. 6

  18. Of the four forms of political protests mentioned below, which one is derived from the name of the person who used it as a political weapon for the first time?

    1. Boycott

    2. Gherao

    3. Bandh

    4. Hartal

  19. Which one of the following countries has more or less evolved a two-party system?

    1. Sri Lanka

    2. Bangladesh

    3. Pakistan

    4. Myanmar

  20. According to the newly adopted Constitution of Russia, the Prime Minister is appointed by

    1. The State Duma, the Lower Chamber of the Federal Assembly

    2. The President, with the consent of the State Duma

    3. The President, with the consent of the Federal Council

    4. The Federal Council