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Salient features of constitution




Q.1. Which one of the following is a feature common to both the Indian Federation and the American Federation? (1993)

(a) A single citizenship

(b) Three lists in the Constitution

(c) Dual judiciary

(d) A federal supreme court to interpret the Constitution


Q.2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:  (1993)

List-I                                                                              List-II
(Features of the Indian Constitution)                            (Borrowed from)

  1. Fundamental Rights 1. U. K.
  2. Parliamentary system of government 2. U. S. A.
  3. Emergency provisions 3. Ireland
  4. Directive Principles of state policy 4. GermanReich
  5. Canada


A               B              C               D

(a)         2               4               5                1

(b)         5               1               3                4

(c)         2               1               4                3

(d)        1                2               4                3


Q.3. Which one of the following determines that the Indian Constitution is federal? (1994)

(a) A written and rigid Constitution

(b) An independent Judiciary

(c) Vesting of residuary power with the Centre

(d) Distribution of powers between the centre and the States


Q.4. The basic structure theory of the Constitution of India implies that    (1994)

(a) certain features of the Constitution are so essential to it that they cannot be Abrogated

(b) fundamental rights cannot be abridged or taken away

(c) the Constitution cannot be amended except in accordance with the procedure  prescribed in Art. 368

(d) the Preamble of the Constitution cannot be amended for it is not part of the Constitution and at the same time represents its real spirit


Q.5. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R): (1996)

Assertion (A) : The world ‘minority’ is not defined in the Constitution of India.

Reason   (R):   The Minorities Commission is not a constitutional body.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(a) Both a and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A

(c) A is true, but R is false

(d) A is false, but R is true


Q.6. With reference to Indian Polity, which one of the following statements is correct?   (2002)

(a) Planning Commission is accountable to Parliament

(b) President can make ordinance only when either of the two House of Parliament is not in session

(c) The minimum age prescribed for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court is 40 Years

(d) National Development Council is constituted of Union Finance Minister and the Chief Ministers of all States


Q.7. Match List I (Item in the Indian Constitution) with List II (Country from which it was derived) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:         (2003)

List-I                                                                                           List-II
(Item in the Indian Constitution)                                ( Country from which it was derived)

  1. Directive Principles of State Policy 1. Australia
  2. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada
  3. Concurrent List in Union-State Relations 3. Ireland
  4. India as a Union of States with greater power to the 4. United Kingdom
    Union                                                                            5. United State of America


      A                B                 C                 D

(a)      5                4                  1                 2

(b)      3                5                  2                 1

(c)      5                4                  2                 1

(d)      3               5                  1                  2


Q.8. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the descending order of precedence in the warrant of precedence?   (2004)

(a) Attorney General of India- Judges of Supreme Court- Members of Parliament- Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

(b) Judges of the Supreme Court- Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha- Attorney General of India- Members of Parliament

(c) Attorney General of the India- Deputy Chairman of rajya Sabha- Judges of the Supreme Court- Members of Parliament

(d) Judges of the Supreme Court- Attorney General of India- Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha- Members of Parliament


Q.9. Consider the following statements:                                                                           (2005)

  1. The Constitution of Indiahas 20 parts.
  2. There are 390 Articles in the Constitution of India in all.
  3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (amendement) Acts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2                                                         (b) 2 only

(c) 3 only                                                            (d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.10. With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following :                          (2010)

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy

Which of the above provisions of the Constitution of India is/are fulfilled by the National Social Assistance Programme launched by the Government of India?

(a) 1 only                                                                  (b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only                                                        (d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.11. “Economic Justice” as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitution has been provided in  (2013)

(a) the Preamble and the Fundamental Rights

(b) the Preamble and the Directive Principles State Policy

(c) the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy

(d) None of the above


Q.12. Consider the following statements:                                                                        (2014)

  1. Places effective restrictions on individual liberty in the interest of State Authority
  2. Places effective restrictions on the Authority of the State in the interest of individual liberty

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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