Prelims MCQs Quiz 49 : Polity


1.Article 16 provides that No citizen can be discriminated against or be ineligible for any employment or office under the State on grounds of only
1. descent
2. language
3. place of birth
4. race
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)3 and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

2. If both speaker and deputy speaker of Lok Sabha is absent from a joint sitting, then who presides over such a sitting?
a) Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
b) Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
c) a person as may be determined by the members present.
d) none of the above.

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3. With reference to Armed Forces Special powers Act (AFSPA), who among the following can declare an area as ‘disturbed area’?
1. Governor
2. Chief Minister
3. Central Government
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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4.Who among the following can be appointed as an acting Chief Justice of India by the President?
1. a judge of Supreme Court.
2. a judge of any High Court.
3. a senior advocate of a Supreme Court.
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

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5. The ordinance making power of Governor is co-extensive with the legislative power of the state legislature. This means
1. ordinance can only be promulgated when Legislative assembly is not in session.
2. ordinance can be promulgated only on those subjects on which state legislature can make laws.
3. Governor can promulgate ordinance only on the advice of Council of Ministers.
4. an ordinance cease to operate on the expiry of six weeks after the reassembly of state legislature.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 2 only
d) 2 and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

6. Which of the following is/are a Fundamental Right under part 3 of the Indian Constitution?
1. Right to form trade unions.
2. Right to obtain recognition of the trade union.
3. Right to Strike
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

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7.With reference to speaker of Lok Sabha, consider the following statements:
1. Whenever he/she is appointed as a member of a parliamentary committee, he/she automatically becomes its chairman.
2. His work and conduct cannot be discussed and criticised in the Lok Sabha.
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

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8. The legislative council has equal power and status with respect to legislative assembly in which of the following matters?
1. ratification of constitutional amendment bill.
2. enlargement of jurisdiction of State Public Service Commission.
3. election of President.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) None

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8. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) performs which of the following function?
1. examination of appropriation and finance accounts of the Union Government.
2. suggesting alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency in administration.
3. examination of the accounts of state corporations.
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

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9. Indian constitution is a combination of federal and non-federal features. Point out the non-federal features from these:
1. All India Services
2. Flexibility of the constitution
3. Supremacy of constitution
4. Bicameralism
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 4 only

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10. Although the Constitution came into force on 26 January 1950, some provisions of the constitution came into force on November 26, 1949 itself. These included
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Citizenship
3. Elections
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

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