Prelims MCQs Quiz 19 : Polity


1. The Election Commission of India consists of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two election commissioners (EC). With regard to these two officials, which of the following is/are correct?
1. CEC and EC receive equal salary.
2. CEC and EC are provided with security of tenure.
3. In case of difference of opinion amongst them, the view of CEC prevails.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

2. Suppose Bihar legislative assembly passes a bill and forwards it to legislative council which rejects it. What happens to the bill then ?
a) a joint sitting is called for by the Governor.
b) the bill ends and become dead.
c) legislative assembly can pass the bill second time to override legislative council.
d) (a) or (c) depending on the type of bill.

Answer & Explanation

3. The original jurisdiction of the High Court includes:
1. disputes related to the election of MPs
2. disputes related to the election of MLAs
3. cases related to murder
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

4. With reference to Vice-President of India ,consider the following statements :
1. If the Vice-President suddenly resigns, then election to fill the vacancy
should be held within six months.
2. A Vice-President can be removed on the grounds of violation of constitution.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

5. In India, the council of ministers have:
1. Individual responsibility
2. legal responsibility
3. collective responsibility
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

6. The Union executive of India consists of :
1. President
2. Vice-President
3. Prime Minister
4. Council of Ministers
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

Answer & Explanation

7. With reference to removal of chairman of a state public service commission, consider the following statements :
1. they can be removed for misbehaviour.
2. they can be removed only by the President.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

8. During a national emergency, the President can:
1. reduce the transfer of finances from Centre to states.
2. increase the transfer of finances from Centre to states.
3. cancel the transfer of finances from Centre to states.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

9. Which of the following bodies concerned with Inter-State relations are constitutional?
1. River water tribunals
2. Inter-State Councils
3. Zonal Councils
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

10. The legislative assembly of Delhi can make laws on which of the following matters?
1. public order
2. police
3. land
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

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