Constitution of India - MCQs (Pages :104)

  • 211 The Governor recommends to the President of India that breakdown of Constitutional machinery in the State is imminent. The President makes a proclamation under Article 356. The action of the President:?

    (A) cannot be reviewed as the President is the sole judge of his emergency powers
    (B) cannot be reviewed as the Constitution bars the courts from reviewing political actions
    (C) can be reviewed as it goes against Fundamental Rights
    (D) can be reviewed as it is malafide
  • 212 Proclamation of emergency under Article 352, when Lok Sabha stands dissolved, has to be approved by:?

    (A) Rajya Sabha and then will continue till the reconstitution of new Lok Sabha which must approve it within 30 days of its first sitting
    (B) New Lok Sabha within 6 months of its Constitution
    (C) Lok Sabha in next session after six months
    (D) Rajya Sabha only
  • 213 The rule of passing resolution by 2/3rd majority of total number of members of the House of Parliament is applicable in the case of:?

    (A) amendment of the Constitution
    (B) approval of proclamation of emergency
    (C) impeachment of President
    (D) disapproval of proclamation of emergency
  • 214 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 expiration of that period it has been approved by the resolutions of both Houses of Parliament. 2. If any proclamation of financial emergency Is in operation. it is competent for the President of India to issue directions for the reduction of salaries and allowances of all or any class of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the Union but excluding the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    (A) 1 only
    (B) 2 only
    (C) Both 1 and 2
    (D) Neither 1 nor 2
  • 215 After approval by' both Houses of Parliament, the proclamation of emergency issued by the President shall be valid:?

    (A) for period of six months
    (B) for an indefinite period unless revoked by the subsequent proclamation
    (C) for an indefinite period if both Houses of Parliament approves the proclamation after every six months
    (D) for further period of two months only
  • 216 Every proclamation issued under Article 356 shall cease to operate at the expiration of:?

    (A) one month unless before that period it has been approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament
    (B) two months unless before that period it has been approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament
    (C) six months unless before that period it has been approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament
    (D) three years unless before that period it has been approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament
  • 217 While a proclamation of emergency is in operation in the country, the State Government:?

    (A) cannot legislate
    (B) can legislate only on subjects in the Concurrent List
    (C) can legislate on the subject in the State List
    (D) is suspended
  • 218 While a proclamation of emergency is in operation in the country under Article 352:?

    (A) the Parliament is empowered under Article 250 to legislate with respect to any matter in the State List
    (B) the power of the State Legislature to make a law which is entitled to make a law under the Constitution is suspended
    (C) a law passed by the Parliament may be amended by a State Legislature with prior permission of the President
    (D) Parliament can delegate some of its powers to the State Legislatures
  • 219 Which is not a correct statement regarding financial emergency?

    (A) President can ask States to follow a certain canon of financial propriety
    (B) The States may be asked to reserve the money bills for the consideration of the President
    (C) President can suspend the normal allocation of revenues
    (D) President can reduce the salaries of civil servants and not judges
  • 220 According to Article 164(1) of the Constitution of India, in three States there shall be a Minister in charge of tribal welfare who may in addition be in charge of the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes. Which one of the following States is not covered by the Article?

    (A) Jharkhand
    (B) Punjab
    (C) Madhya Pradesh
    (D) Orissa
  • 221 Which Article of Indian Constitution prescribes Hindi in Devanagari script as the official language of the Union?

    (A) 341
    (B) 342
    (C) 343
    (D) 346
  • 222 Which of the following Articles of Indian Constitution guarantees equal opportunities in public employment to persons belonging to SC/ST and the other minority communities?

    (A) Article 15
    (B) Article 16
    (C) Article 22
    (D) Article 27
  • 223 Part V of the Constitution deals with:I. Union Executive II. Parliament III. Supreme Court and High Courts IV. Comptroller and Auditor-General?

    (A) I and II
    (B) I; II and III
    (C) I only
    (D) I; II and IV
  • 224 Provisions of the Constitution relating to the administration of scheduled areas and tribes in Schedule V:?

    (A) may be altered by the Governor
    (B) may be altered by Parliament by amendment requiring two-thirds majority
    (C) cannot be altered
    (D) may be altered by Parliament by ordinary legislation
  • 225 Provisions of having a UPSC and Public Service Commision for States are enshrined in:?

    (A) Part XIV; Chapter II; Articles 315-324
    (B) Part XIV; Chapter I; Articles 308-323
    (C) Part XIV; Chapter II; Articles 315-323
    (D) Part XIV; Chapter I; Articles 308-318
  • 226 Match the following:Articles Provisions A. 19(1)(a) 1. Right to reside and settle in any part of the country B. 19(1)(c) 2. Right to form associations or unions C. 19(1)(e) 3. Freedom of speech and expression D. 19(1)(t) 4. Right to practice any profession, or carry on any occupation, business or trade A B C D?

    (A) 3 1 4 2
    (B) 1 2 4 3
    (C) 3 1 2 4
    (D) 3 2 1 4
  • 227 Match the following:A. Part I 1. Fundamental Rights B. Part III 2. Panchayati Raj C. Part IX 3. Citizenship D. Part II 4. The Union and its Territory A B C D?

    (A) 4 2 3 1
    (B) 3 1 2 4
    (C) 2 3 1 3
    (D) 4 1 2 3
  • 228 Match the following:A. Article 61 1. Removal of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha B. Article 67 2. Impeachement of President C. Article 94 3. Removal of Vice President D. Article 90 4. Removal of Speaker A B C D?

    (A) 2 3 4 1
    (B) 1 3 4 1
    (C) 2 1 4 3
    (D) 3 4 2 1
  • 229 Match the following:A. Abolition of Untouchability 1. Article 24 B. Abolition of Titles 2. Article 23 C. Prohibition of Child labour 3. Article 17 D. Prohibition of Traffic in human beings 4. Article 18 A B C D?

    (A) 3 4 2 1
    (B) 2 4 1 3
    (C) 3 4 1 2
    (D) 1 3 2 4
  • 230 Match the following:A. Inter-State Council 1. Article 315 B. Abolition of Titles 2. Article 280 C. Administrative Tribunals 3. Article 263 D. Union Public Service Commission 4. Article 323(A) A B C D?

    (A) 2 4 3 1
    (B) 3 2 1 4
    (C) 1 2 4 3
    (D) 3 2 4 1
  • 231 Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union?

    (A) Article 257
    (B) Article 258
    (C) Article 355
    (D) Article 356
  • 232 Article 340 of the Constitution of India provides for the appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions for the improvement of:?

    (A) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    (B) Socially and educationally backward classes
    (C) Socially and economically backward classes
    (D) Educationally and economically backward classes
  • 233 Match the following:A. National Emergency 1. Article 356 B. Constitutional Emergency 2. Article 360 C. Financial Emergency 3. Article 352 A B C?

    (A) 1 2 3
    (B) 2 1 3
    (C) 2 3 1
    (D) 3 1 2
  • 234 National Emergency has been declared so far:?

    (A) once
    (B) twice
    (C) thrice
    (D) four times
  • 235 The provision for Contingency Fund of India as well as for each State has been made under:?

    (A) Article 267
    (B) Article 270
    (C) Parliamentary Legislation
    (D) Presidential order
  • 236 During financial emergency, the President can:1. ask the states to reduce the salaries arid allowances of all or any class of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the State. 2. ask the states to reserve money bills passed by the state legislature for his consideration. 3. issue directions to states on financial matters. 4. issue directions for the reduction of salaries and allowances of persons serving in connection with the affairs of the Union?

    (A) I; II and III
    (B) I; III and IV
    (C) II; III and IV
    (D) I; II; III and IV
  • 237 National emergency can be declared by the President only I. on grounds of war II. on grounds of external aggression III. on grounds of internal disturbance IV. on the written recommendation of the Union Cabinet?

    (A) I and II
    (B) I; II and III
    (C) I; II and IV
    (D) I; II; III and IV
  • 238 During a proclamation of emergency due to the breakdown of constitutional machinery in a State the President can I. assume all powers vested in and exercisable by the Governor II. declare that the powers of the State Legislature shall be exercised by Parliament III. assume certain powers of the High Courts IV. suspend by order any or all Fundamental Rights except those under Articles 20 and 21?

    (A) I and II
    (B) I and III
    (C) II; III and IV
    (D) II and IV
  • 239 When a financial emergency is proclaimed:?

    (A) repayment of government debts will stop
    (B) payment of salaries to public servants will be postponed
    (C) salaries and allowances of any class of employees may be reduced
    (D) Union Budget will not be presented
  • 240 On the basis of financial crisis Emergency has been declared by the President of India:?

    (A) not even once
    (B) in 1962
    (C) in 1971
    (D) in 1991

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