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Constitution of India- Questions and Answers 3

Constitution of India- Questions and Answers 3


351. Which Article under Directive Principles of State Policy is related to the prohibition of intoxicating drinks and drugs?
47

352. Which Article was inserted by the 86th amendment of the Constitution to the list of Fundamental Rights?
21A

353. Which Articles is related to the uniform civil code?
 44

354. Which enshrines the principles of a welfare state in India?
 Directive Principles of State Policy

355. Which part of the Constitution reflects some Gandhian ideals?
 Directive Principles of State Policy

356. Which part of the Constitution was criticized as ‘New year resolutions which were broken on the second January” by M Nasiruddin, one of the members of Constituent Assembly?
Directive Principles

357. Who made the comment that Directive Principles of State Policy expresses Fabian Socialism without the word ‘Socialism’?
Ivor Jennings

358. Who was the prime minister of India when the Right to property was deleted from the list of Fundamental Rights?
Morarji Desai

359.  “Federal Court of India’ was set up for the first time under:
Govt of India Act, 1935

360. ...... refers to the independence of the country in all its external and internal matters:
Sovereignty

361. “India, that is Bharat, shall be a union of States” occurs in which Article of Indian Constitution?
1

362. Advocate General is appointed by:
Governor

363. Anglo Indian representative in the Constituent Assembly:
 Frank Antony

364. Annual Financial statement is the other name of:
Budget

365. As a non-member who can participate to the proceedings of either House of Parliament?
Attorney General

366. Censure motion in Parliament should be supported by at least ...... members.
50

367. Collegium for the appointment of Supreme Court Judges comprises the Chief Justice and ...... seniormost judges.
4

368. The number of members in the Privilege Committee of Parliament:
 15

369. The number of members in the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament:
30

370. Fourteen Indian banks were nationalised in:
1969

371. How many times a person can become the President of India?
 No legal limitation

372. If a notice for special session of Lok Sabha was given in writing signed by not less than one-tenth of the members, the president must summon the session within ..... days.
14

373. In the 1937 elections to the Central Legislative Assembly, in how many
provinces, the Indian National Congress got majority?
 7

374. Which Schedule of the Constitution was added by the first amendment of the Constitution?
 Ninth

375. Which session of the Indian National Congress adopted a resolution on
Fundamental Rights and Economic and Social Change?
1931

376. Who compared Directive Principles of State Policy to the Instrument of Instructions in the Govt. of India Act, 1935?
 BR Ambedkar

377. Who described ‘Directive Principles’ as a cheque payable by the bank when able only when the resources of the bank permit?
 KT Shaw

378. Who described Directive Principles of State Policy as a novel feature of the Constitution of India?
BR Ambedkar

379. The first mid-term poll in India was held in:
1971

380. The first sitting of the first Lok Sabha was on May 13, .......
1952

381. The first speaker of Lok Sabha:
 GV Mavlankar

382. The Indian prime minister who abolished privy purses through the 26th amendment of the Constitution:
 Indira Gandhi

383. The interval between two consecutive sessions of Lok Sabha shall be less than ........ months.
 6

384. The largest princely state in terms of population at the time of independence:
Hyderabad
385. The Lok Sabha must meet at least ...... times in a year. 
2

386. Who described Part III of the Constitution dealing with Fundamental Rights as the most criticized part of the Constitution?
BR Ambedkar

387. Who is called ‘the link between the President and the cabinet’?
 Prime minister

388. In the case of resignation, a member of Lok Sabha must submit his resignation to:
Speaker

389. Lok Sabha was formed on 17th April,......
1952

390. Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) was passed by the Parliament in:
1971

391. Motions of no confidence against the government can only be introduced and passed in the......
Lok Sabha

392. National Security Act (NSA) was passed by the Parliament in:
1980

393. Number of Part A states in India when the Constitution was brought into force:
9

394. Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) was passed by the Parliament in:
2002

395. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, etc (Article 15 of the Constitution of India) is a Fundamental Right classified under:
Right to Equality

396. Speaker of Loksabha and ____have equal status according to Table of Precedence of India:
 The Chief Justice of India

397. The 73rd Amendment of the Constitution was passed by both houses of Parliament in:
1992

398. The Amendment that made the right to free and compulsory education a ‘Fundamental Right’?
86th

399. The Article of the Constitution related to the pardoning power of the President:
72

400. The Article that was related to Right to Property:
31

401. The budget is presented in the Lok Sabha by the Finance Minister in the name of the ......of India.
 President

402. The concept of Five Year Plan in India was introduced by :
Jawaharlal Nehru

403. The most important session of the Indian Parliament:
 Budget session

404. The most powerful upper house of the Legislature in the world:
American Senate

405. The first Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission:
Gulsarilal Nanda

406. The first elected president of the Central Legislative Assembly: 
Vithalbhai Patel

407. The longest of the three lists in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution: 
Union list

408. The minimum age prescribed to become the Vice President of India:
35

409. The Monsoon session of Lok Sabha begins in the month of:
 July

410. The number of schedules in the Constitution of India when it was brought into force:
8

411. The number of states formed as per the State Reorganisation Act of 1956:
14

412. Which Amendment of the Constitution reduced the voting age from 21 years to 18 years for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies?
 61st

413. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative text of the Constitution in Hindi?
58th

414. In Uttar Pradesh, the seat of High Court is:
Allahabad

415. The most powerful federal judicial court in the world is in:
India

416. The Article of the Constitution related to Presidential reference:
143

417. The first Chief Justice of India:
 Hiralal J Kania

418. The number of states formed in 1956 under the State Reorganisation Act: 
14

419. The parliament of...... is known as the ‘mother of all parliaments’:
Britain

420. The process of readjusting the representation of electoral constituencies is known as:
Delimitation

421. The provision for the name, ‘Union of India’ was borrowed from the Constitution of:
Canada

422. The region which was ceded from India in 1937 as per the Government of India Act of 1935:
 Myanmar(Burma)

423. The Schedule of the Constitution that was added by the 73rd Amendment:
11

424. Which Commonwealth country has the most powerful upper house?
Canada

425. Who holds office during the pleasure of the President of India?
 Governor of a State

426. Who determines whether a bill is a money bill?
Speaker

427. Who elects the deputy chairman of RajyaSabha:
All the members of the Rajya Sabha

428. Who is the authority to grant permission to a member of Lok Sabha to speak in his mother tongue if he does not know English or Hindi?
Speaker

429. Who was known as the ‘father of Lok Sabha’?
GV Mavlankar

430. Who was the Prime Minister of India when the 73rd and 74th
 Amendments of the Constitution were passed:
Narasimha Rao

431. The shortest of the three lists in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution: 
Concurrent

432. The south Indian state where President’s rule was imposed for the first time:
Andhra

433. The speaker of Lok Sabha submits his resignation to:
Deputy Speaker

434. Which Amendment of the Constitution changed its characterisation from ‘Sovereign Democratic Republic’ to ‘Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic’?
42

435. Which amendment of the Constitution empowered the Parliament to amend any part of the Constitution including the preamble?
 24

436. Which amendment of the Constitution gave Associated State status to Sikkim?
 35

437. The State in India which has the largest number of Local Self Government
Institutions:
Uttar Pradesh

438. The Twelfth Schedule was added to the Constitution was added by......
Amendment:
74th

439. The Untouchability Offences Act was passed by the Parliament in:
1955

440. The Winter session of Lok Sabha begins in the month of:
November

441. When a proclamation of national emergency is in force, the term of Lok Sabha can be extended by Parliament for the first time for a period not exceeding ...... at a time.
One year

442. Which Amendment is related to AntiDefection Law?
52nd

443. Which amendment is related to the reorganisation of states on a linguistic basis (1956)?
7th

444. The form of government in India is:
Parliamentary

445. The highest interpreter of the Constitution:
Supreme Court

446. The highest judicial body in India:
 Supreme Court

447. The Judges of the Supreme Court can be removed by:
 Parliament

448. The number of Supreme Court judges including Chief Justice when the
Constitution was brought into force:
8

449. The retiring age of the judge of Supreme Court:
65 years

450. The second chamber of the state legislature is known as:
Legislative Council

451. The strength of the council of ministers is .....% of the total number of members.
15

452. The total number of electors including MPs and MLAs for the Presidential Election:
4896

453. To be appointed as the Advocate General of the State,the person should possess the qualifications necessary for appointment as:
A Judge of the High Court

454. Under which Article of the Constitution a citizen can approach the High Court if he has been denied Fundamental Rights:
226

455. What according to Ramsay Muir, is the ‘steering wheel of the ship of the state’?
Cabinet

456. Which Act passed by the British Parliament divided India and Pakistan? 
Indian Independence Act, 1947

457. Which Article is related to the power of the President to issue ordinances?
 123

458. Which Article of the Constitution is related to amendment procedure?
368

459. Which Article of the Indian Constitution is related to the creation of abolition of Legislative Council of the State?
169

460. Any citizen of India over.....years of age can be appointed as Governor:
 35

461. How many times can the President ask the Council of Ministers to reconsider its advice?
 One

462. If a member absents himself from Parliament for ...... days without permission of the House, his seat may be declared vacant.
60

463. If a state legislative council is to be created or abolished, a resolution to that effect is to be first passed by the state Legislature by a ........majority:
Two Thirds

464. In case of President dies and the Vice President and Supreme Court Chief Justice are not available who acts as the President?
Seniormost judge of Supreme Court

465. In how many ways members of the Legislative Council are elected?
5

466. Appointment, qualifications and nature of duties of Attorney General are prescribed by the Article:
76

467. As per which Article the Supreme Court of India is treated as a court of record?
 129

468. Comptroller and Auditor General is appointed for a period of ..... years:
 6

469. Dadra and Nagar Haveli, before being integrated with India, were enclaves of:
Portugal

470. Deputy Speaker submits his resignation to:
Speaker

471. Disputes regarding the election of President and Vice President are settled by:
Supreme Court

472. Elections to fill the vacancy in Presidential office due to death or resignation have to be held not less than ..... months from the occurrence of vacancy:
6

473. Finance Commission is appointed once in...... years.
5

474. Financial Emergency under Article 360 cannot be imposed by the Union in the state of:
 Jammu and Kashmir

475. For contesting in a Panchayat election, a candidate has to attain the age of .... years-
21

476. How many members have to support no-confidence motion?
50

477. How many members of House have to sign the resolution seeking President’s impeachment?
¼ th of the total

478. In which case did the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament had the right to amend any of the Fundamental Rights?
Keshavananda Bharati

479. In which state two women are nominated by the Governor to the Legislative Assembly?
 Jammu and Kashmir

480. On what basis seats are allotted to the states in Lok Sabha?
 Population

481. Part VI of the Constitution is applicable to all states except:
Jammu & Kashmir

482. Proclamation of emergency due to breaking down of Constitutional machinery has to be approved by Parliament within ......-
Two months

483.  Proclamation of Financial Emergency has to be approved by Parliament within ......
Two months

484. Residuary power of legislation in the case of Jammu Kashmir belongs to: 
The state

485. The duration of an elected municipality is ...... years-
5

486. Which Article provides that all minorities, whether based on religion and language shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions on their choice?
30

487. Which writ is literally meant “We command”?
 Mandamus

488. Who is called ‘Federal Ambassador’?
President

489. Who has the power to issue ordinances when the Assembly is not in session?
Governor

490. Who represented the Parsi community in the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India?
 H.P.Modi

491. Writs filed before the Supreme Court under Article ...... of the Constitution.-
32

492. The Indian Independence Act was passed by:
British Parliament

493. A minister should become a member of either house of Parliament within a period of ..... months if he is not already a member
6

494. An ordinance made by the Governor automatically ceases to operate on the expiry of ..... from the re-assembly of State Legislature.-
Six Weeks

495. The Constitution gives ........ the power to regulate the right of citizenship by law.
Parliament

496. The Constitution of India describes India as a ...... of States.
 Union

497. The Constitution originally mentioned...... categories of states and territories.
Four

498. The Contingency Fund of a State is in the nature of an imprest, is placed at the disposal of :
Governor

499. The details regarding acquisition and termination of Indian Citizenship are enumerated in:
 Indian Citizenship Act, 1955

500. The ex-officio chairman of the Rules Committee:
Speaker

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