Question Bank - 6th Dec 2013


1.  Consider the following statements:

The Charter Act of 1853 abolished East India Company’s monopoly of Indian trade
B. Under the GOI Act 1858, the British Parliament abolished the East India company altogether and undertook the responsibility of ruling India directly.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

1. A only    2. B only    3. A & B    4. None

2. Consider the following statements

A. There were 7 schedules in the original Constitution.
B. Initially 18 languages are mentioned the 8th schedule and now it is raised to 22.
C. 10th schedule was added in the year 1985 through 52nd amendment of the Constitution.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

1. A & B     2. B only    3. C only    4. A, B & C

3. Which of the following statements is correct?

1. Only the Rajya Sabha and not the Lok Sabha can have nominated members.
2. There is a constitutional provision that the President of India nominates two Anglo-Indians to Rajya sabha.
3. There is no constitutional bar for a nominated member to be appointed as a Union minister.
4. A nominated member can vote both in the presidential and vice presidential election.

4.   Which of the following schedules is amended once a new state is created?

1. 1st        2. 2nd        3. 10th        4. 12th

5. The words “Socialist” and “Secular” were added to the preamble through which of the following amendments?

1. 1st     2. 42nd        3. 44th        4. 73rd

6. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds religion etc is a fundamental right classified under

1. The Right to freedom of religion     2. The Right against exploitation

3. The Cultural and Educational Rights    4. The Right to Equality

7. Which of the following is/are not constitutional bodies?

A. Planning Commission    B. Finance Commission

C. UPSC            D. National Development Council

Chose the correct answer from the below.

1. A and C    2. B and C    3. C and D    4. A and D

8. Which of the following commission’s recommendations are binding on the Government?

1. Finance Commission    2. Planning Commission  

3. UPSC            4. None

9. Which of the following bodies is created by an act of the Parliament on the request of the state legislatures concerned?

1. Union Public Service Commission        2. State Public Service Commission

3. Joint Public Service Commission        4. State Finance Commission

10. Who of the following is not appointed by the Governor of a state?

A. Advocate-General    B. Chairman and members of Joint Public Service Commission

C. Vice Chancellor of Central Universities    D. District Court Judges

1. A, B, C    2. B,C, D    3. A and D    4. B and C