Practice Test


1) The Governor-General of Bengal became the Governor-General of India by :


2) Which one of the following provisions was not made in the Charter Act of 1833?


3) Which of the following is not correct about Charter Act of 1833 ?
1) This act created, for the first time, a Government of India having authority over the
entire territorial area possessed by the British in India.
2) This act added a law member (without voting power) to the Executive Council if
the Governor-General
3) The act threw open to all, irrespective of religion, place of birth, descent and colour,
services under the company.
4) Recruitment to civil services was based on open annual competition examination (excluding Indians).


4) Choose the correct statements regarding Governments regarding Government of India Act, 1947
1) It empowered the Constituent Assemblies of the two dominions to frame and adopt any Constitution for their respective mations and to repeal any act of the British Parliament, including the Independence act itself.
2) It ended the British rule in India.
3) On 15th August, 1947, it became operational and C Rajagopalachari became the first
Governor-General of Dominion of India
4) It designated the Governor-General of India and the Provincial Governors as constitutional (nominal)
heads of the states.


5) With reference to the Presidential election in India, consider the following statements
1) The nomination paper of a candidate for the Presidential election should be signed by at least 50 electors as
proposers and another 50 as secondary.
2) The prescribed security deposit in the Presidential election is Rs. 25,000
Which of the following statements is/are correct?


6) Assertion (A) A person who holds, or who has held, office as President shall not be eligible for re-election
to that office.
Reason (R) No person shall be eligible for election as a President unless he is qualified for election
as a member of the House of People.


7) Assertion (A) President can hold office beyond 5 years.
Reason (R) His term can be extended beyond 5 years by the parliament


8) Assertion (A) The President of India can be impeached for the violation of the Constitution.
Reason (R) The Constitution lays down the procedure for impeachment of the President.


9) In the event of a vacancy in the offices of both the President and Vice-President of India,
the person who performs the duty of a president is


10) Who among the following is/are appointed by the president of India?
1) The Chairman of the State Public Service Commission
2) The Chief Minister of State
3) The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioner
4) The attorney general of India.
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11) Which of the following types of authorities are attributed to the President of India?
1) Real and Popular
2) Titular and De-jure
3) Political and Nominal
4) Constitutional and Nominal
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12) Which one of the following offices is held during the pleasure of the President of India?


13) Consider the following-
Assertion-though the principle of ministerial responsibility has been adopted in our Constitution, both at the Centre and in the States, the principle of legal responsibility has not been introduced in the English sense
Reason- There is no requirement that the acts of the President or of the Governor must be countersigned by a Minister
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14) Consider the following -
Assertion-The constitution of India envisages for the British Parliamentary system of government rather than American Presidential System of Government
Reason-The Parliamentary system is based on the principle of cooperation and coordination between the legislative and executive organs while the presidential system is based on the doctrine of separation of powers between the two organs
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15) Consider the following statements-
1. The Constitution empowers the President of India to establish inter-state council in national public interest
2. The council has the duty of inquiring into and advising upon disputes which might arise between states and centre
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16) Public Account mentioned under Article 266 (2) of the Constitution receives money from accounts mentioned other than in Consolidated Fund of India. Public Account comprises
1. Small Savings
2. Provident Funds
3. Reserve Funds
4. Cash Balance
5. tax or non-tax revenue
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17) Considering the following statements regarding the impeachment of President
1) Article 56 States that the President can be removed from the office for violation of the Constitutional by
impeachment
2) The motion to prefers a charge against the President for violating the Constitution can be initiated in
either house of Parliament.
3) The motion must be passed by a simple majority of not less than one third of the total membership of
the house
Which of these statement(s) is are correct?


18) Consider the following statements
1) The President of India cannot return the Money Bill to the Lok Sabha for reconsideration.
2) During the period of National Emergency, the President of India can make ordinances even when Parliament is in session.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


19) Consider the following with reference to the provision of Government
of India Act 1935
1) Establishment of an all-Indian Federation
2) Provincial autonomy, with a Government responsible to an elected legislature
3) It provides for the establishment of Federal court, which was setup in 1938
Which of these were embodied in the Government of India Act, 1935?


20) Which article takes the place of the power of an impeachment of governor to be exercised in rare and exceptional circumstances?


21) The remedy to an individual for wrongful official acts of the President or a Governor is—
1. to bring appropriate proceedings against the respective government itself, where such proceedings lie
2. to bring an action against the public servant, individually, who has executed the wrongful order of the president or governor, and must, therefore, answer to the aggrieved individual, under the ordinary law of crimes or civil wrongs, subject to limitations, to be explained shortly
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22) The President shall be elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of —
1. The Elected Members of both Houses of Parliament
2. The elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states
3. The elected members of the legislative councils of the states
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23) Consider the following-
Condition/s, which debar/s any eligible citizen from contesting the presidential elections is/are-
1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a House of the Legislature of any State
2. The President shall not hold any other office of profit
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24) It is the duty of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes-
1. to investigate and monitor all matters relating to the safeguards provided for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under this Constitution or under any other law for the time being in force or under any order of the Government and to evaluate the working of such safeguards
2. to inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
3. to discharge such other functions in relation to the protection, welfare and development and advancement of the Scheduled Castes
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25) Chief executive head of a state is :


26) A Governor holds office :


27) In appointing a Governor, the President consults the Chief Minister of the State as this is :


28) _______discharge the duties of a Governor if it falls vacant due to death or resignation ?


29) Ordinances issued by a Governor are subject to :


30) Unless approved by the state legislature an ordinance issued by a Governor remains in force for a maximum period of :


31) Governor does not appoint :


32) Dual role of the Governor means :


33) Contingency fund of a state is operated by the :


34) Governor of which State has been vested with special powers for scheduled tribes ?


35) A misters in a state is individually responsible to the :


36) Vidhan Sabha is :


37) Money bills can be introduced in the
state Legislature with the prior consent of the :


38) Limitations on authority of the State Legislature EXCLUDES :


39) _____has a separate Constitution ?


40) J & K Constitution was framed by :


41) An amendment tot he Constitution of India extends to J & K :


42) if the state government fails to comply with the directions of the Centre in the exercise of administrative power :


43) A post under a State is held during the pleasure of the


44) Mizoram and Sikkim may have a maximum of


45) Article 154 state that the Governor can exercise his executive to him. The word subordinates includes :


46) The Constitution says that the state council of ministers hold office during the pleasure of the Governor. The words "during the pleasure of the Governor" in reality means :


47) The Chief Minister of a state is


48) Governor does not appoint the


49) Governor holds office


50) The ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by the


51) The oath of office is administered to the Governor by the


52) The oath of office is administered to the members of the State Council of Ministers by the


53) In which of the following state is it constitutionally obligatory for the Governor to appoint a minister in change of tribal affairs ?


54) Money bill can be introduced in the state legislature only on the recommendation of :


55) Oath of office is administered to the Governor by :


56) Which of the following offices is held during the pleasure of the President of India ?


57) Who among of the following cannot be removed from office except in the manner prescribe in the Constitution of India ?


58) Consider the given statement and mark the correct response :
1) A person can be appointed as a Governor of more than one State
2) Governor's salary is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India in case of 1.
3) In case of 1, the Governor's salary is shared by the concerned States.
4) In case of 1 the Governor's salary is paid by the state named by the President.
Which of the following statement is/are correct ?


59) _______are enjoyed by the President of India but not a Governor.
1) Diplomatic Powers
2) Pardoning death sentence
3) Veto power over State Legislature
4) Military powers
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?


60) Which of the following is discretionary powers of the Governor ?
1) Selecting a chief minister if no single party has a clear majority
2) Dismissing the ministry at any time.
3) Reserving a bill for the President.
Which of the following statement is/are correct ?


61) Which statement about office of profit is correct ?
1) Article 102 (1) defines the nature of 'office of profit' with regard to legislators
2) Article 18 (4) says that no person holding an office of profit under the state shall accept any present from any foreign state
Which of the following statement is/are correct ?


62) Consider the following statements
1) The Governor of Punjab is concurrently the Administrator of Chandigarh.
2) The Governor of Kerala is concurrently the Administrator of Lakshadweep
Which of the statement is/are correct ?


63) Consider the following statements;
1) Advocate General of a State in India is appointed by the President of India upon the recommendation of the Governor of the concerned state
2) As provided in Civil Procedure Code, High Courts have original, appellate and advisory juriduction at the State level
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


64) Which of the following statements are true about the Governor of a state ?
1) The executive power of the state is vested in him.
2) He must have attained 35 years of age
3) He holds office during the pleasure of the President
4) The grounds for his removal are laid down in the Constitution.
Which of the following statements is/are correct ?


65) The correct statements about ordinance making
power of the Governor are ;
1) it is laid down in Article 213
2) it can be issued by him after advice of the President or state council of ministers
3) it is co-extensive with the legislative power of the state legislature
4) it can be issued only during the recess of State Legislative Assembly and not the Legislative Council
5) it can not be withdrawn by him anytime
Which of the following statement is/are correct ?


66) The Governor of state :
1) Possesses executive, legislative and judicial power analogous to the President.
2) Has to act with the aid and advice of the council of ministers always
3) Has the power to appoint and remove the members of State Public Service Commission
4) Has the power to allocate business of the government among the various ministers
of the above, the correct statement are


67) Article 156 of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of 5 years from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deducted from this?
1) No Governor can be removed from office till the completion of his term
2) No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years
Which of the following statements is/are correct ?


68) A Governor must be :
1) a citizen of India
2) of 30 years
3) not be a member of Parliament or State Legislature


69) Consider the following statements :
1) In India, only the President, but not the Governors of the States, has the power to pardon, commute or suspend the sentence of any person convicted of any offence.
2) In India.through the Governor of a state is its constitutional head during normal times, he acts as the agent of the Center during periods of emergency in the State
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct ?


70) Consider the following statements :
1) No person is eligible for appointment as Governor unless he has completed the age of thirty years.
2) The same person can be appointed as Governor for the three State
Which of the statements given is/are correct ?


71) Assertion : Jammu and Kashmir has a special status,
Reason : Jammu and Kashmir was accorded a special status by the Independence Act 1947


72) Assertion : There are limitation on the Legislative authority of the State Legislature
Reason : Certain bills on the State List can be introduced in the State Legislature only with President's approval


73) Assertion : Under the Constitution, the Chief Minister holds office till pleasure of the Governor
Reason : The Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor


74) Assertion : The Governor of a state is a nominal (titular) executive head Reason : The Constitution has provided for a parliamentary government in the states


75) Assertion : No person shall be eligible for appointment as a Governor unless he is a citizen of India and has completed the age of thirty years
Reason : The Governor shall not hold any other office of profit


76) Assertion : The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President
Reason : The Governor of a state shall be appointed by the President India


77) Assertion : The emoluments and allowances of the Governor shall not be diminished during his term of office
Reason : Where the same person is appointed as Governor of two or more states, the emoluments and allowances payable to the Governor shall be allocated among the states in such proportion as the president may be order determine.


78) Assertion : There shall be a council of ministers with the Chief Ministers at the head to aid and advice the Governor in the exercise of his function, except in so far he is by or under the Constitution, required to exercise his functions, or any of them in his direction
Reason : The Chief Minister shall be appointed by the Governor and other minister shall be appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister


79) Consider the following statements with reference to the Governor power
1. The Governor can Pardon, reprieve, remit, suspend or commute the punishment or sentence of any person convicted of any offence against a state law.
2. He cannot pardon death sentence.
3. The Governor can suspend, remit or commute a death sentence.
4. He can only reprieve and commutation in respect to the punishment or sentence by a court-martial.
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80) Which of the following statements is incorrect?


81) Which one of the following statements is correct?


82) In which cases Governor exercises his discretionary powers?
1. In appointment of Chief Minister if not a single party has clear-cut majority in the House or there is no recognised leader of the majority party.
2. In reservation of a Bill passed by state Legislative for the assent of the President.
3. Dismissing a Ministry if he is convinced it has lost majority support in the Assembly.
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83) Which of the following alternatives are available to the Governor of a State with regard to a Bill passed by the Houses of the State Legislative?
1. He can return the Bill for reconsideration.
2. He can reverse the Bill for the approval of the President.
3. He can dismiss or withhold the Bill by not returning the same to the House where it originated.
4. He can accord his assent.
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84) Article-156, of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deduced from this?
1. No Governor can be removed from the office till the completion of his term.
2. No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years.
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85) Which of the following is/are extra constitutional and extra-legal device (S) for securing cooperation and coordination between the states in India ?

1) The National Development Council

2) The Governor's Conference

3) Zonal Councils.

4) The Inter-state Council.

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86) Consider the following statements
1) The provision of the Directive Principle under Part IV of the Constitution of India is not applicable
to Jammu and Kashmir
2) Article 249 is applicable to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
3) Article 352 cannot be proclaimed by the President on the ground of Internal disturbance without
the consent of the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct ?


87) A proclamation if Emergency by the president


88) Which of the following authorities makes recommendation to the Governor of a State as to the principles for determining the taxes and duties which may be appropriate by the Panchayats in that particular State?


89) Considering the following statements regarding the governor of a state in India
1) To be appointed as Governor, one should have completed the age of 45 years.
2) The Governer holds the office during the pleasure of the President.
3) After completing five years in office, the Governor can not continue to hold the
office even when his successor has not entered upon his office.
4) The executive power of the state is vested in the Governor.
Which of the above statements are correct?


90) Consider the following statements
1) The Chief Minister of state appoints the other minister of the state.
2) In exercise of the functions which the Governor is empowered to exercise
in his discretions, he will not be required to act according to
the advice of ministers or even to seek such advice
3) The executive power of the State is vested in the Governor and all the executive action of the state
has to be taken in the name of Governor
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


91) The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by the


92) Consider the following statements about Zonal Councils
1) The Zonal Councils are non-statutory bodies
2) Each Chief Minister acts as a Chairman of the council by rotation holding office
for a period of the One year at a time
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


93) With reference to adult franchise in Indian Constitution,consider the following-
Every citizen who is 18 years of age or more is entitled to cast his/her vote irrespective of his
1. caste
2. creed
3. sex
4. religion
5. place of birth
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94) Which of the following is a Government run scheme which provides health insurance to unorganized workers belonging to BPL category and their families?


95) The objective of the food security system include


96) Consider the following statements with reference to article 370 about Jammu And Kashmir-
1. The Union of India has no power to declare Financial Emergency under Article 360 in the state
2. The Union can declare emergency in the state only in case of War or External Aggression
3. Union Legislature has very limited jurisdiction in case of J&K as compared to other states
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97) Consider the following statements-
1. Setting up of Inter-State Commerce Commission on the lines of US Independent Regulatory Commission for nationwide conduct of trade and commerce adds an administrative dimension to union-state relations
2. the mutual delegation of functions and immunity from mutual taxation ultimately work in the expansion of administrative jurisdiction of Union government in matters of the states
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98) Consider the following statements-
1. A republic means a form of government in which the head of the state is an elected person and not a heredity monarch
2. Under such a system, the political sovereignty is vested in the people and the head of the state is the person elected by the people for a fixed term
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99) Consider the following-
1. the Governor is the executive head of the State and a part of the State Legislature
2. the administration of the State is carried on in his name
3. the people of the State or their representatives have no say in the matter of his appointment
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


100) Consider the following statements with regard to State Cabinet and Chief Minister –
1. Chief Secretary plays an effective supervisory role, as the most important cases of the various departments are sent to the Chief Secretary for final decision or for onward transmission to the C.M. or the concerned ministers
2. All-important cases involving adoption of new schemes have to be approved by the Chief Secretary
3. He is also empowered to ask for any paper relating to any case of any department and such a request has to be complied with by the secretary of the department concerned
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