Question Bank - 4th Dec 2013


1. Which of the following authorities is empowered to create a new state?

1. The President  
2. Union Cabinet  
3. Parliament  
4. The State Legislature

2. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding the State Legislative Councils?

1. The strength of Council should not exceed 1/3rd that of the assembly.
2. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman must be the members of the council.
3. 1/6th members are nominated by the Governor.
4. All the above

3. How many states and Union Territories are present in India in the year 1956?

1. 28, 7  
2. 25, 6  
3. 14, 6  
4. 10, 5

4. Which of the following is not a method to lose the Indian Citizenship?

1. Renunciation  
2. Termination      
3. Deprivation      
4. Registration

5. Right to constitutional remedies is mentioned in which of the following Articles of the Constitution?

1. 14  
2. 21  
3. 30  
4. 32

6. Joint session of the Parliament is summoned by the President of India only when there is a disagreement between the two houses of the Parliament over

1. Constitution Amendment Bill
2. Ordinary Bill
3. Money bill
4. None of the above

7. The Prime Minister must be a member of

1. Loksabha  
2. Rajya Sabha  
3. Need not be a member of any house for a period of not more than six months from the date of appointment as the Prime Minister
4. None of the above

8. From which of the following fields the members are not nominated by the President to Rajya Sabha?

1. Science  
2. Literature  
3. Cooperative Movement
4. Social service

9. The basic structure theory of the Constitution of India implies that

1. Certain features of the constitution are so essential to it that they cannot be abrogated.       
2. Fundamental rights cannot be abridged or taken away
3. The constitution cannot be amended except in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Article 368
4. 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.

10. The concept of Public interest litigation originated in

1. UK    
2. USA   
3. FRANCE