Constitution of India - MCQs (Pages :104)

  • 3031 Who among the following nominates the chairman of Public Accounts committee of India?

    (A) Prime Minister
    (B) President
    (C) Speaker of Lok Sabha
    (D) Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  • 3032 Who among the following operates the National Disaster Response Fund which was constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005?

    (A) Prime Minister
    (B) Union Minister for Home Affairs
    (C) Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
    (D) Union Minister for Environment and Forests
  • 3033 Who among the following past presidents of India never served as a Chief Minister of a state in India?

    (A) Giani Jail Singh
    (B) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
    (C) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    (D) Dr; Zakir Hussain
  • 3034 Who among the following presidents of India was the first Chief Minister of Modern states in India?

    (A) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    (B) Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
    (C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    (D) Dr. BD Jatti
  • Explanation: Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh when the state was formed in 1956
  • 3035 Who among the following quoted “Preamble” as Political Horoscope?

    (A) Thakurdas Bhargava
    (B) N A Palkhi Wala
    (C) K M Munshi
    (D) Jawahar Lal Nehru
  • 3036 Who among the following recommends distribution of taxes between the Union and State Govt?

    (A) Finance Minister
    (B) Finance Commission
    (C) Reserve bank of India
    (D) Prime minister
  • 3037 Who among the following recommends the president of India regarding the principles which should govern the grants-in-aid of the revenues of the states out of Consolidated Fund of India?

    (A) Finance Minister
    (B) Comptroller & Auditor General of India
    (C) Finance Commission
    (D) Controller General of Accounts
  • 3038 Who among the following recommends to the President the basis for distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between the centre and states?

    (A) Finance Minister
    (B) RBI
    (C) Finance commission
    (D) Parliament
  • 3039 Who among the following reserves the right to initiate the Constitutional Amendment?

    (A) Supreme Court of India
    (B) Parliamnet of India
    (C) President of India
    (D) Union council of ministers
  • Explanation: Part XX of the Constitution of India has only one article that is Article 368 that deals with the amendment of the Constitution. As per this article, Parliament may add, amend or repeal any provision of the constitution as per the procedure laid down for this purpose. However, in the Kesavanand Bharati Case 1973, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Parliament cannot amend those provisions which constitute the Basic Structure of the Constitution.
  • 3040 Who among the following said this? ” Directive principles of State Policy are like a cheque on a Bank payable at the convenience of the bank”?

    (A) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    (B) Prof. K T Shah
    (C) Dr. B R Ambedkar
    (D) KM Munshi
  • 3041 Who among the following shall communicate to the president all the decisions of the council of ministers under article 78?

    (A) Home minister
    (B) Prime minister
    (C) Attorney general
    (D) Finance minister
  • 3042 Who among the following supervises the Lok Sabha secretariat?

    (A) Minister of Home Affairs
    (B) Minister of parliamentary affairs
    (C) Lok Sabha Speaker
    (D) Prime minister
  • 3043 Who among the following was appointed as chairman of a committee established by the Supreme Court to make the Prevention of Damage to PublicProperty Act, 1984 more effective and also to suggest suitable changes or alterations which can make the statue more meaningful?

    (A) Justice K.T.Thomas
    (B) Justice Hansraj
    (C) Mr.G.E.Vahanvati
    (D) Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon
  • 3044 Who among the following was appointed head of the new commission established in 2007 to reexamine centre-state relations?

    (A) Justice Markandey Katju
    (B) Justice R.M.Lodha
    (C) Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi
    (D) Justice K Jagannatha Shetty
  • 3045 Who among the following was first woman judge of India?

    (A) Leila Seth
    (B) Anna Chandy
    (C) Fathima Beevi
    (D) Sujata Manohar
  • Explanation: It took four decades after independence for Supreme Court to have its first women judge {Justice Fathima Beevi was the first female judge of the Supreme Court of India whose tenure lasted from October 6 1989 to April 29, 1992. The second was Justice Sujata V Manohar, from November 8, 1994 to August 27, 1999}.
  • 3046 Who among the following was never a Chief Election Commissioner of India?

    (A) K.V.K.Sundaram
    (B) T.Swaminathan
    (C) R.K.Trivedi
    (D) R.S.Verma
  • 3047 Who among the following was President of United States when Cripps Mission visited India?

    (A) Herbert Hoover
    (B) Harry S. Truman
    (C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
    (D) Calvin Coolidge
  • 3048 Who among the following was the chairman of Second Administrative Reforms Commission?

    (A) V. Ramachandran
    (B) A.P. Mukherjee
    (C) Veerappa Moily
    (D) Vijay kelkar
  • 3049 Who among the following was the chairman of the Special Committee to examine the Draft Constitution of India?

    (A) Dr. B R Ambedkar
    (B) Sir Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyer
    (C) Sardar Patel
    (D) Sardar Balvant Singh
  • 3050 Who among the following was the chairperson of the Provincial Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?

    (A) Jawaharlal Nehru
    (B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    (C) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
    (D) J.B. Kripalani
  • Explanation: The constituent assembly appointed a number of committees to deal with different tasks of constitution. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the chairperson of the Provincial Constitution Committee.
  • 3051 Who among the following was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly?

    (A) Sachidanand Sinha
    (B) B N Rao
    (C) H N Kunzuru
    (D) V N Menon
  • 3052 Who among the following was the first chairman of the National Commission for Women?

    (A) Mohini Giri
    (B) Dr. Poornima Advani
    (C) Dr. Girija Vyas
    (D) Jayanti Patnaik
  • 3053 Who among the following was the first president of Constituent Assembly of India?

    (A) Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
    (B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    (C) Professor Harendra Coomar Mookerjee
    (D) Dr. B R Ambedkar
  • Explanation: Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha was the first president (temporary chairman) of the Constituent Assembly when it met on December 9, 1946. Dr. Rajendra Prasad then became the President of the Constituent Assembly, and would later become the first President of India. The Vice President of the Constituent Assembly was Professor Harendra Coomar Mookerjee, a former Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University and a prominent Christian from Bengal, who also served as the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly’s Minorities Committee; he was appointed Governor of West Bengal after India became a republic.
  • 3054 Who among the following was the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

    (A) Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
    (B) M.A. Ayyangar
    (C) Sardar Hukam Singh
    (D) N. Sanjiva Reddy
  • Explanation: First Lok Sabha had two speakers. Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar remained speaker between 8 May 1952 and 8 Mar 1956 and M. A. Ayyangar between 27 Feb 1956 and 10 May 1957
  • 3055 Who among the following was the main rival candidate against India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad?

    (A) NN Das
    (B) K T Shah
    (C) CH Ram
    (D) S Radhakrishnan
  • 3056 Who among the following was the Prime Minister of India when Mandal Commission was constituted?

    (A) Indira Gandhi
    (B) Morarji Desai
    (C) Rajiv Gandhi
    (D) V P Singh
  • Explanation: In terms of Article 340 Morarji Desai Government appointed the Second Backward Classes Commission under the chairmanship of B P Mandal in the year1979 to investigate the conditions of the socially and educationally backward classes and suggest measures for their advancement. The commission submitted its report in 1980 and identified as many as 3743 castes as socially and educationally backward classes. 27% government reservation of jobs for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is recommended by the commission so that the total reservation for all ((SCs, STs and OBCs) amounts to 50%. After ten years in 1990 that the V P Singh Government declared reservation of 27% government jobs for the OBCs.
  • 3057 Who among the following was the vice president of the executive council in the Interim Government 1946-47?

    (A) Moti Lal Nehru
    (B) Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru
    (C) Sardar Patel
    (D) C Rajgopalachari
  • 3058 Who among the following will head the National Council for Senior Citizens?

    (A) Prime Minister of India
    (B) Chairman of National Development Council
    (C) Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog
    (D) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • 3059 Who among the following works as chairman of Kendriya Hindi Samiti?

    (A) Minister of Culture; Government of India
    (B) Prime Minister of India
    (C) Vice President of India
    (D) Minister of State for Official Languages
  • 3060 Who appoints Chairman of UPSC?

    (A) president
    (B) Vice president
    (C) Parliament
    (D) Cabinet Committee on Appointments
  • Explanation: UPSC is constitutional body that conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select IAS, IFS and IPS officers among others. It has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution and consists of a Chairman and ten Members; appointed and removed by President. The chairman and members of the Commission hold office for a term if six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier

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