Practice Test


1) Nationalist demand for a constituent assembly was conceded by the British through


2) Constituent Assembly which framed India's Constitution was set up by :


3) Members of the Constituent Assembly were :


4) _____ headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution ?


5) Constituent Assembly made decisions by :


6) ____ was the architect of the Indian Constitution ?


7) Constitutional Adviser to Constituent Assembly was :


8) Important influence on drafting of the Indian Constitution was exercised by the :


9) ____ is the borrowed from the Weimar Constitution of Germany by the Indian Constitution.


10) ____ inspired concepts of rule of law, parliamentary system and lawmaking procedure ?


11) Constitution was adopted and enacted by the :


12) Preamble borrows the ideals of " liberty, equality and fraternity" from :


13) Preamble enshrines ideals spelt out in :


14) Which statement about the Preamble are correct ?


15) The name of the Union given in the Constitution is :


16) ____ does not give correctly the name of original state out of which the new state was created ?


17) States Reorganization Act created ___ states and ___ Union Territories.


18) Which of the States and the year of their creation are WRONGLY matched ?


19) Old name of which state/ Union Territory is wrong ?


20) Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946 ?


21) Which of the following acts introduced the principle of election in India.


22) Which of the following is correctly matched ?


23) Statutory recognition to the portfolio system was accorded by :


24) Dyarchy was introduced by :


25) Which of the following is not a feature of Government of India Act of 1935 ?


26) The Indian federation is based on the pattern of


27) Which act provided for direct control of Indian affairs by the British Government ?


28) The words 'socialist' and 'secular' were added to the Preamble by


29) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?


30) The Constituent Assembly commenced its business with Dr Rajendra Prasad as its


31) The Constituent Assembly, which framed the Indian Constitution, was set up in


32) In the following quotation, 'We The People of India having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist, Secular,
Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens JUSTICE social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all;
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and the integrity of the Nation;
In our Constituent Assembly this "X" Do hereby adopt enact and
Give to ourselves this Constitution', 'X' stands for


33) The real intention of the British to include the princely states in the Federal Union proposed by the Indian Act of 1935 was to


34) Which of the following statements correctly describe the fact of the Constitution of India ?


35) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?


36) Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the formation of the following as full States of the Indian Union ?


37) Which was the capital of Andhra State when it was made a separate State in the year 1953?


38) Constitutional government stand for


39) Which of the following acts laid the foundation of Central administration ?


40) Which items is wrongly matched ?


41) Which features and source are WRONGLY matched ?


42) The Preamble of the Indian Constitution are on the basis of the :


43) Which one of the following is not a basic feature of the Indian Constitution ?


44) What is extradition ?


45) "Referendum" has an integral relationship with


46) India is republic because


47) What are the salient features of the Indian Constitution ?


48) Which one of the following statements best describe in systems of liberal democracy ?


49) In which political system does one person or a small group of people hold absolute power ?


50) Which political system is the basis of Japan's government today ?


51) The preamble says that the state in India will assure the dignity of the individual. The constitution seeks to achieve this object by guaranteeing.


52) Which one among the following features of the Constitution of India is indicative of the fact that the real executive power is vested in the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister ?


53) ____ were members of the Constituent Assembly ?
1. Communist Party
2. Krishak Praja Party
3. Scheduled Castes Federation
4. Indian National Congress
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


54) Indian Constitution establishes a secular state meaning that
1. State treats all religions equally
2. Freedom of faith and worship
3. Educational bodies can impart religious instructions
4. State does not discriminate on the basis of religion
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?


55) Consider the following :
1. Socialist
2.Democratic
3. Sovereign
4. Secular
Choose the response that gives the correct order in which these words occur in the Preamble.


56) What facts emerges from the Preamble ?
1. When the Constitution was enacted
2. Ideals that were to be achieved
3. System of government
4. Source of authority
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


57) 'Union of India' includes :
1.States
2. Union Territories
3. Acquired Territories
Which of the above is / are correct ?


58) Which statement is correct /
1. Territory of the constituents of the Indian federation may be altered by the Parliament by a simple majority.
2. Consent of the State Legislature is necessary before the Parliament alters boundaries.
3. President's recommendation is necessary for introducing any Bill on redrawing the boundary of a State.
4. President must have State's opinion before altering the name of the State.
Which of the above statements is/ are correct ?


59) ____ were Union Territories before becoming States ?
1. Himachal Pradesh
2. Manipur
3. Sikkim
4. Tripura
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


60) Mention the correct order of creation.
1. Assam
2. Nagaland
3. Goa
4. Mizoram
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


61) ___ gives the Indian Constitution a unitary bias ?
1. Rigidity of the amendment process
2. Written Constitution
3. Same Constitution for Centre and States
4. Fixed State boundaries
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


62) ____ became a Sate in 1987 ?
1. Goa
2. Sikkim
3. Mizoram
4. Meghalaya
Which of the above is / are correct?


63) Consider the following statements :
1. The Charter Act 1853 abolished East India Company's monopoly of Indian trade.
2. Under the Government of India Act 1858, the British Parliament abolished the responsibility of during India directly.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct ?


64) The salient features of the Government of India Act, 1935 are :
1. All India Federation
2. Provincial Autonomy
3. Dyarchy at Centre
4. Abolition of Dyarchy in the states
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


65) The features of Government of India Act of 1858 includes :
1. Replacement of Company rule by the Crown rule
2. Establishment of a Board of Control over the Court of Directors.
3. Reaffirmation of the system of open competition.
4. Separating the legislative and executive functions of the Government-General.
5. Creation of a new office of the Secretary of State for India.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct ?


66) Which of the following are not the federal features of Indian Constitution ?
1. Supremacy of Constitution
2. All-India services
3. Single citizenship
4. Independent judiciary
5. Bicameral legislature
6. Integrated judiciary
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


67) The features of Indian parliament system are :
1. Independent judiciary.
2. Collective responsibility of the executive to the legislature.
3. A written Constitution
4. Presence of de jure and de facto executives.
5. Individual responsibility of the executive to the legislature.
Which of the above is/ are correct ?


68) Which of the following features are present in the Indian Constitution ?
1. Multiple procedure for amendment
2. States not empowered to infinite amendment
3. Certain amendments have to be passed just by state legislatures
4. Joint-sittings of Parliament to solve disputes regarding constitutional amendments.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :


69) Assertion : Territory of India is larger than the territories of the State taken together.
Reason : India is a Union of States.


70) Assertion : In democracy, the ultimate responsibility of administration is to the people.
Reason : The democratic government is based on the principle of popular sovereignty.


71) Acquisition and termination of citizenship are in :


72) Which of the following are the federal features of the Indian Constitution ?
1. Rigid Constitution
2. Bicameralleg legislature
3. Office of the CAG
4. Collective responsibility
5 Office of the Governor


73) Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroy's authority over his executive council by substituting portfolio or departmental system for corporate functioning?


74) Who among the following was the Chairman of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?


75) With reference to Indian History the members of the Constituent Assembly from the Provinces were?


76) Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?


77) Which one of the following schedules of the India Constitution lists the names of States and specifies their territories?


78) Consider the following statements
1. The Constitution of India has 22 parts
2. There are 395 Articles in the Constitution of India
3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (Amendment) Acts.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


79) 'Economic Justice' as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitution has been provided in


80) which country's Constitution was the first one to begin with a Preamble?


81) The Preamble to the Constitution, declares India as


82) The Preamble of the Indian Constitution adopted on 26th November, 1949, did not include the terms


83) Which one of the following statements is incorrect?


84) If a new State of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution must be amended?


85) The territory of India includes


86) Identify the correct statements
1. In June, 1948, the Government of India appointed the Linguistic Provinces Commission under the Chairmanship of SK Dhar to examine the feasibility of linguistic Reorganisation of States.
2. The Commission submitted its report in December, 1949.
3. It recommended the Reorganisation of States on the basis of administrative convenience rather than linguistic factor.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


87) Assertion (A) Being a Sovereign State, India can acquire Foreign Territories according to the modes recognised by International Law.
2. Reason (R) India acquired several Foreign Territories such as Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman and Diu, Puducherry and Sikkim.
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88) Consider the following statements
1. Articles 371(A) to 371 were inserted in the Constitution of India to meet regional demands of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh , Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.
2. Constitutions of India and the United States of America envisage a dual polity (The Union and the States) but a single citizenship.
3. A naturalised citizen of India can never be deprived of his citizenship.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


89) Which of the following acts laid the foundation of Central Administration ?


90) Consider the following statements. The Regulating Act of 1773, was passed by the British Parliament in order to
1) Establish parliamentary control over the administration of the East India Company's territory in India
2) Make the Governor of Bengal as the Governor-General of Bengal
3) End of dual system of administration in India. Which of these statements are correct ?


91) Consider the following statements regarding Fedral Legislature of the Government of India Act, 1935
1) In the Upper House, the election was to be direct while in the Lower House it was indirect
2) The princess were to nominate 2/3rd of the representatives in the Lower House and 2/5th in
the Upper House.
3) There was a provision of Dyarchy at the states.
4) Residuary legislative powers were vested in the States.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct


92) In the federation under the Act of 1935, residuary powers were given to the


93) Which of the following is correct about Charter Act of 1853?
1) It introduced an open competition system of selection and recruitment of civil servants.
2) It introduced, for the first time, local representation in Central Legislative Council.
3) It abolished the Board of Control and Court of Directors.
4) It extended the companies rule.


94) Which of the following Acts was described by Jawahar Lal Nehru as 'Charter of Slavery' ?


95) What is the correct sequence of the following developments in the following
developments in the Constitutional history of India ?
1) Cabinet Mission Plan
2) Morley-Minto Report
3) Montague-Chelmsford Report
4) Simon Commission Report
Select the correct chronological order using the codes given below


96) Assertion (A) The Government of India Act, 1919 was passed by the British Parliament to
Introduce Diarchy in the Provincial Government.
Reason (R) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms committee had recommended the
introduction of Diarchy in the Provincial Government


97) The most short-lived of all of Britain's constitutional experiments in India was the


98) The objective of the Montague-Chelmsford Reforms of 1919 was
1) To give power to the Local Government
2) To establish Dyarchy in the provinces
3) The extension of Provincial Government
Which of these statements are correct?


99) After Quit India Movement, C Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled
"The Way Out" Which one of the following was a proposal in this pamphlet ?


100) Consider the following statements
1) White Paper issued after the Third Round Table Conference outlined the British Government's
proposal for constitutional reforms in India
2) Congress working committe declared that the only satisfactory atternative to the white paper
was a Constitution drawn up by a Constituent drawn up by a Constituent assembly elected on the basis of ad.
3) Congress Working Committee rejected the report of Joint Parliamentary Committe (1933-34) on Constitutional Reforms
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


101) The member of the Constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution of India were


102)
Which of the following statements is correct ?


103) The seats in Constituent Assembly were allocated to which of the following communities ?
1) Muslims
2) Sikhs
3) Jains
4) General


104) Consider the following statements
1) In an article entitled 'The Only Way' Gandhiji expressed that Constitutent
Assembly alone can produce a Constitution indigenous to the country and truly and fully representing
the will of the people.
2) Gandhiji expressed that the only way out to arrive at a just solution of communal and others
problems was Constituent Assembly.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


105) The constitution of Indian borrowed the scheme of federation from the Constitution of


106) Assertion (A) Constituent Assembly could not be a sovereign body.
Reason (R) It was established by the British Government and could be abolished by it.


107) Choose the federal features of Indian Constitution
1) It has provision for distribution of powers between Union and States
2) It provides for constitutional supremacy.
3) Its allowance for single citizenship
4) It makes detailed provision for independence of judiciary.


108)
Which of the following statements is correct with regarding with 4th Schedule of the Constitution?


109) The cardinal features of political system in India are
1) It is a democratic republic
2) It has a Parliamentary from of Government.
3) The supreme power vests in the people of India.
4) It provides for a unified autority.


110)
The Indian Constitution has borrowed the ideas of Preamble from the


111) Which of the following statements is correct ?


112) Which part of the Constitution deals with the Union and its Territory?


113) Which one of the following statements correctly describe the fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India ?


114) Which of the following princely States refused to join India in 1947?
1) Hyderabad
2) Sindh
3) Gwalior
4) Junagarh
5) Kashmir


115) Identify the correct statements
1) In June 1948, the Government of India appointed the Linguistic Provinces Commission under the
Chairmanship of S K Dhar to examine the feasibility of linguistic reorganisation of States.
2) The commission submitted it's report in December 1949
3) It recommended the reorganisation of States on the basis of administrative convience
rather that linguistic factor.


116) Identify the correct statements regarding JVP committee
1) The committee recommended language as the basis for the reorganisation of the States.
2) It suggested security, unity and economic prosperity of the nation as the criteria of the reorganisation


117) Which part of the constitution is rightly describe as Magna Carta of India?


118) Consider the following statements
1) In case of any conflict between Part III and Part IV of the Constitution, the former should
prevail in the Court.
2) Part IV (Containing the Directive Principle of the State Policy) is not a part of the Constitution
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


119) Model code of conduct was used for the first time in


120) Consider the following statements
1) There is no provision in the Constitution of India to encourage equal work for both men and women.
2) The constitution of India does not define backward classes
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


121) In which article Constitution directs State to make provision for just and humane conditions for work and
maternity relief?


122) What are the Gandhian Principles that have been incorporated in the Indian Constitution in Part IV?
1) Efforts to be made for the development of weaker or backward section of the society
2) Prohibition in use of intoxicating liquor except for medicinal purposes
3) Organisation of village panchayats
4) Establishment of collage and small scale industries in rural areas.
Which of these statements is/are correct?


123) India parliament consists of


124) Identify the correct statemernt(s)
1) Presidential form of Government is one in which executive is responsible to the Legislature for its policies
and acts.
2) Parliamentary form of Government is one in which executive is not responsible to the Legislature for its
policies and acts.
Which of these statement(s) is/are correct?


125) Assertion (A) The Constitution of India is quasi-federal.
Reason (R) It has both Federal and non-federal features.


126) Which of the following statements about the federal system in India are correct?
1) The Constitution introduce a federal system as the basic structure of Government.
2) There is strong admixture of a unitary bias.
3) Both the Union and State Legislature are sovereign
4) The Legislative, Financial and Judicial powers have been divided between the union and its units
Which of these statement(s) is/are correct?


127) The special status of Jammu and Kashmir implies the state has


128)
Jammu and Kashmir has a Constitution framed by


129) Consider the following statements
1) Under Article 1 of the Indian Constitution, the State of Jammu and Kashmir is a
constituent state of India Union and its territory form a part of the territory of India
2) Article 370 in Part xx of the Constitution grants a special status to Jammu & Kashmir
3) The state of Jammu and Kashmir has its own separate State Constitution
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


130) Consider the following statements in respect of financial emergency under Article 360 of the Constitution of India
1) A proclamation of financial emergency issued shall cease to operate at the expiration of two months, unless, before the explanation of that period. It has been approved by the resolutions of both Houses of Parliament.
2) Financial Emergency can remain in operation for a maximum period of three years.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?


131) Choose the correct statement regarding the cabinet committees.
1) These are constitutional bodies.
2) There are two types of cabinet committees-permanent and ad hoc.
3) Political Affairs Committee is often called Super-Cabinet
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


132) The distribution of power between Centre and the state is based on the scheme provided in


133) Consider the following statements
1) There is an explicit Constitutional provision which allows parliamentary legislature for the implementation of
International treaties
2) The words socialist and secular were added to the Preamble by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Art, 1978
Which of the following statements are correct?


134) Consider the following statements
1) National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission
2) The economic and social planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India
3) The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans
for economic development and social justice
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


135) The duties envisaged by the Constitution for the inter-state Council are to
1) inquire into and advise on disputes between States
2) investigate matters of common interest for two or more States
3) make recommendation for coordination of policy and action relating to any subject
4) enforce provisions relating to the freedom of trade and commerce
Which of these following statements is/are correct?


136) How many types of emergencies are envisaged by the Constitution?


137) What do you understand by the dual role of the Governor?


138) A member of Public Service Commission can be removed from his/her office under
which Article of the Constitution?


139) The Preamble of the Indian constitution adopted on 26th November,
1949, did not include the terms
1) Socialist
2) Secular
3) Intergrity
4) Republic
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


140) Which of the following article of our constitution deals with the
parliamentary system?
1) Article 74
2) Article 75
3) Article 163
4) Article 164
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


141) Which of the following bodies does not / do not find mention in the Constitution?
1. National Development Council
2. Planning Commission
3. Zonal Councils


142) In which political does one person or a small group of people hold absolute power?


143) Which political system is the basis of japan's government today?


144) The preamble says that the state in India will assure the dignity of the individual. The constitution seeks to achieve this object by guaranteeing


145) Consider the following statements regarding Law Commission of India:
1. Recently, the Twentieth Law Commission was constituted under the chairmanship of D.K. Jain.
2. The commission is constituted for a period of five years.
3. Condification of the penal code and the criminal procedure code was recommended by the law commission consituted under charter Act of 1833.
4. It is a constitutional body.
Which of the statements given above are correct?


146) Consider the following Statements?
1. 'Five states are to hold election this November and December, these states are Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Delhi.
2. ' Delhi will be the only place where two-phase voting is scheduled to take place.'
Which of the above statement/statements is/are true?


147) Consider the Following Statements
1. 'Telengana is the 29th state of India and Hyderabad will be the joint capital (along with Andhra Pradesh's) for 10 years.'
2. 'Lalu Prasad who has been acquitted in the fodder scam contest the elections as per the ordinance passed by the Government recently.'
Which of the above statement/statements is/are true?


148) When for the first time did the British announce that the framing of the new constitution should be primarily the responsibility of the Indians themselves?


149) The vexed question whether the Preamble is a part of the Constitution or not was dealt with in-


150) The term 'Justice' in the Preamble to the Constitution embraces distinct form namely —


151) The term 'Justice' in the Preamble to the Constitution is secured through various provisions of-


152) Indian constitution provides for


153) Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution?
1. National Development Council
2. NITI Aayog
3. Finance Commission of India
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


154) Which one of the following countries does not have constitutional provisions requiring the federal government to transfer its resources to the States?


155) The Preamble to the Constitution mentions-


156) The Preamble declares India as a Republic which means –


157) The word ‘Sovereign’ in the Preamble to the Constitution means India –
a) Externally free from the control of any foreign power
b) Internally has a free government which is directly by the people and makes laws that govern the people
c) Both of the above
d) None of the above


158) Who among the following is known as ‘the father of local self government’ in India ?


159) The term 'Republic' in our Preamble to the Constitution indicates that –


160) Economic Justice as mentioned in the Preamble to the Constitution denotes/ involves-


161) Political justice as mentioned in the Preamble to the Constitution implies that all citizens should have-


162) The ideal of justice — social, economic and political — as mentioned in the Preamble to the Constitution has been taken from-


163) The ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity in our Preamble to the Constitution have been taken from -


164) Consider the following statements-
1. Under the Charter Act of 1853 the centralized power was given a thought, with contemplation of divided power for separate ruling
2. The Act was enacted in the wake of a timely renewal of 20 years for each Charter Act
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


165) Which of the following has been called as the 'identity card of the Constitution?


166) Preamble to the Constitution has been amended by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act (1976), which added new word—


167) Preamble to the Constitution promises Equality of-


168) Preamble to the Constitution commits itself to Fraternity assuring-


169) With regard to features of the Indian constitution & their sources match the columns and select the answer using the codes given below-
1. Japanese Constitution - Procedure established by law
2. South African Constitution - Procedure for amendment of constitution & election of members of Rajya Sabha
3. French Constitution -Republic and ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity in the Preamble
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


170) Consider the following statements with reference to Preamble as Interpreter of Legislation and statutes:
1. The preamble contains the spirit of the constitution
2. Every legislation framed is in conformity with the spirit of the preamble and thus the constitutionality and objects of the statutes are tested
3. It contains the recitals showing the reason for enactment of any legislation and prevents the legislation to fall in the arms of ambiguity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


171) The Indian Constitution is referred to as a living document. Why?
1. It is open to constant change whether by ratifying the constitution with a new amendment or by repealing an existing amendment
2. It is written and lengthiest constitution of the world
3. The constitution is open to constant interpretation by the Supreme Court
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


172) The Preamble to the Constitution mentions-


173) The word ‘Sovereign’ in the Preamble to the Constitution means India –


174) Consider the following
Assertion-The Constitution of India is the modern sacred text of the contemporary India
Reason- It reflects the new aspirations and values of the people of India and testifies how the people of India are the supreme masters in all matters concerning the welfare of Indians
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


175) Consider the following statements-
1. The Preamble of Indian Constitution reflects the basic structure and the spirit of the Constitution
2. It serves as a channelizing tool for the interpretation of the constitution as a whole
3. It acts as the preface of the constitution of India and lays down the philosophical ideas
4. It represents the entire constitution in its written words
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


176) The term `Preamble' refers to-


177) There is both for the centre and each of the states, a consolidated fund to which all incomes received by the government are credited. These income comprise
1. tax or non-tax revenue
2. all short-term loans like the Treasury Bills and ways and means
3. moneys received by the government in repayment of loans it had advanced previously.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


178) The word socialist was added to the Preamble by the


179) The Preamble declares certain aims in the governance of India-
1. Justice- social, economic and political
2. Liberty of thoughts, expression, belief, faith and worship
3. Equality of status and opportunity
4. Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


180) In comparison to Canadian Preamble Indian Preamble lays down main objective of state
1. establishing democratic, republic, sovereign, socialist and secular state
2. achieving justice- social, economic and political
3. liberty of thoughts, expression, belief, faith and worship
4. equality of status and opportunity
5. fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.