UPSC Indian Polity Previous Years Questions Quiz-11

1. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act is related to: [2005]


2. Which one of the following Constitutional Amendments states that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Minister shall not exceed fifteen percent of the total number of members of the House of the People? [2009]


3. With reference to the Constitution of India, which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2004]


4. Consider the following statements : [2004] 1. The highest deciding body for planning in India is the Planning Commission of India 2. The Secretary of the Planning Commission of India is also the Secretary of National Development Council 3. The Constitution includes economic and social planning in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. Consider the following statements about the recent amendments to the elections law by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1996: [1999] 1. Any conviction for the offence of insulting the Indian National flag or the Constitution of Indian shall entail disqualification for contesting elections to Parliament and State Legislatures for six year from the date of conviction 2. There is an increase in the security deposit which a candidate has to make to contest the election to the Lok Sabha 3. A candidate cannot now stand for election from more than one Parliament Constituency 4. No election will now be countermanded on the death of a contesting candidate Which of the above statements are correct?


6. Consider the following statements with reference to India: [2002] 1. The Chief Election Commission and other Election Commissioners enjoy equal powers but receive unequal salaries 2. The Chief Election Commissioner is entitled to the same salary as is provided to a judge of the Supreme Court 3. The Chief Election Commissioner shall not be removed from his office except in like manner and on like grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court 4. The term of office of the Election Commissioner is five years from the date he assumes his office or till the day he attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier Which of these statements are correct?


7. 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: [1997]


8. With reference to Indian public finance, consider the following statements: [2004] 1. Disbursements from Public Accounts of India are subject to the Vote of the Parliament 2. The Indian Constitution provides for the establishment of a Consolidated Fund, a Public Account and a Contingency Fund for each State 3. Appropriations and disbursements under the Railway Budget are subject to the same form of parliamentary control as other appropriations and disbursements Which of the statements given above are correct?


9. Which principle among the ‘following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution? [2017-I]


10. Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State? [2014 – I] 1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule 2. Appointing the Ministers 3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India 4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government Select the correct answer using the code given below.


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