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19 May 2012

GK Govt. and Parliaments-10

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-X)


A person making a dying declaration survives. His statement is

a. Admissible as a dying declaration because it was made in anticipation of death

b. Absolutely irrelevant

d. Admissible if it was made in the presence of a Magistrate

 : B


The civil procedure code has no application to which state

 : State of Jammu & Kashmir


A confession made by any person while he is in the custody of a police officer is admissible in evidence

a. if it was made voluntarily

b. if it was made in the presence of a lawyer

d. if it was made in the immediate presence of a Magistrate

 : D


In which one of the following circumstances is a banker not justified in refusing payment of cheques

a. When the cheques is presented by a stranger

b. When the cheques is postdated

d. When customer countermanded payment

 : A


A private person may be arrested without warrant

a. Any person who is believed to be a terrorist

b. Any person who is likely to commit a serious offence

d. Any person who in his presence commits a non-bailable and cognizable offence

 : D


The cabinet committee is appointed by

 : The Prime Minister


The minimum age for contesting to State Assembly is

 : 25


Which institution is directly concerned with solving problems of women

 : Women?s commission


Name of the institution for the care and correction of juvenile delinquents

 : Borstal school


Minimum age of marriage for a man in India

 : 21


Which body has power to grant recognition to political parties

 : Election Commission


Who has power to suspend the Fundamental Rights of citizens

 : The President


Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee for preparing the Indian Constitution

 : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar


Up to which year the reservation for the SC/ST is extended by the Parliament

 : 2010


Who is normally the Chancellor of the State Universities

 : The Governor


The Election Commission of India is

a. Executive body

b. Legislative body

d. Non-formal body

 : C


The meetings of the Rajya Sabha is presided over by

 : The Vice President


President?s rule was promulgated for the first time in June 1951. To which state did this ?unique honour? go and who was the Chief Minister who entered the book of records for his dismissal for no fault of his

 : Punjab, Dr. Gopichand Bhargava


Governor of states are appointed by

 : The President


General elections are held in India every

 : 5 years


Who appoints State Election Commissioner

 : The Governor


Five year plans in India are finally approved by

 : National Development of Council


The Chief Minister of a State in India is not eligible to vote in the Presidential election, if he

a. himself is a candidate

b. is a caretaker Chief Minister

d. is a member of the Upper House of the State Legislature

 : D


The idea of concurrent list had been borrowed from the constitution of

 : Australia


Which of the following bills must be passed by each houses of the Indian Parliament separately by special majority

a. Ordinary bill

b. Money bill

d. Finance bill

 : C


Which one of the following is not a fundamental right

a. Right against exploitation

b. Right to equality

d. Right to property

 : D


In the Indian Constitution, Right to Equality is granted by five articles. They are

 : Article 14 to Article 18


To which of the following states the ?Special Marriage Act 1954? does not apply

a. Tripura

b. Kerala

d. Jammu & Kashmir

 : d


The minimum age required for becoming a Lok Sabha MP

 : 25 years


Zero hour denotes

 : Time allotted in Parliament everyday for miscellaneous businesses


The sections of the Civil Procedure Code can only be altered or amended by

 : The Parliament


The purpose of appointing the Sarkaria Commission was to examine

a. The language problem

b. The reservation issue

d. The educational problems

 : C


The President of India shall be elected by the members of Electoral College consisting of

 : the elected members of both the houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative assemblies of the states


Bonded labour system and traffic in human beings and forced labour is prohibited by

 : Article 21


Article 19 to 22 gives

 : Right to freedom


The definition of ?State under Article 12? includes

 : only executive legislature but not judiciary


Which part of the constitution contains the provisions relating to fundamental duties

 : Part IV- A


Which committee/commission had recommended the present system of Panchathi Raj

 : Balwant Rai ? Mehta Committee


The Panchayathi Raj institutions depend for funds mainly on

 : Government Finance


What is the system of governance in the Panchayathi Raj set up

 : Three-tier structure of local self government at the village, block and district levels


According to the provisions of the constitution of India the Parliament is composed of

 : Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and the President of India


Which of the following is not one of the functions of the Election Commission

a. Preparation of electoral roll

b. According to recognition to political parties

d. Allotting symbols to the political parties

 : A


What is meant by Contingency Fund of India

 : a fund placed at the disposal of the President by a law of the Parliament to enable him to make advances to meet unforeseen expenditure


From the constitution of which of the following countries the idea of Directive Principles of states policy was borrowed by the framers of the Indian constitution

a. Germany

b. Ireland

d. Canada

 : b


Which offence, when complete is not punishable under the Indian penal code

 : Suicide


Prosecution for offences against marriage can be initiated only on a complaint by

 : Person aggrieved by the offence


A police officer can arrest a person without warrant. When

a. Any person is actually concerned or is reasonably suspected to be concerned in cognizable offence

b. Any person who has escaped from lawful custody

d. All of the above

 : D


The power to amend the Indian constitution vests in the

 : Parliament


Who advices the Government of India in legal matters

 : Attorney General


The parliament committee which consists of members of Lok Sabha only

a. Estimate Committee

b. Public Accounts Committee

 : A

GK Govt. and Parliaments-09

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-IX)


The term ?Untouchables? was used to refer to the Depressed Castes by

a. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

b. Mahatma Gandhi

d. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

 : D


The term Schedule Castes came into being instead of the term ?Suppressed Classes? since the enactment of

 : The Constitution of India


The Community Development Program was started in

 : 1952


Information Technology Act was passed in the year

 : 2000


The total High courts in India is

 : 21


The first Indian state to reserve 30 percent seats for women in the elected bodies was

 : West Bengal


Indian Government announced the National population policy in the year

 : 2000


Swaminathan Committee was appointed to prepare a draft on

a. National population policy

b. Minimum wages

d. Disaster management

 : A


Anti-Defection law was passed in the year

 : 1985


The largest committee of the Indian Parliament is

a. Select committee

b. Public accounts committee

d. Rules committee

 : C


Which among the following is the duration of the State Legislature Council

a. 2 years

b. 3 years

d. 5 years

 : D


The constitution of India does not mention the post of

a. The Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha

b. The Deputy Speaker of the Stale Legislative Assemblies

d. The Deputy Prime Minister

 : D


The phrase ?bicameral legislature? means

 : a legislature consisting of a lower and an upper chamber


Total number of members of Parliament in Lok Sabha elected from all Union Territories in India is

 : 20


Fingerprint Analysis and Criminal Tracing (FACTS) as a check to jail breaks and imprisonment has been introduced first by which state

a. Jharkhand

b. Haryana

d. Andhra Pradesh

 : A


The constitution itself provides for Reservation in favour of

a. Scheduled Castes

b. Scheduled Tribes

d. All of the above

 : D


Which of the following is NOT correct

a. The Supreme Court is a Court of Record

b. The Supreme Court can punish for contempt of the court

d. In order to have a ?Constitution Bench? there must be 5 judges

 : C


A bill becomes a law when it is passed by

a. Lok Sabha

b. Rajya Sabha

d. President give assent

 : D


An attempt to commit suicide is

a. An offence under the Penal Code

b. It is included in the ?right to life? in Article 21 and not punishable

 : A


The Vice-President of India is elected by an ?electoral college? consisting of

a. Elected members of Rajya Sabha

b. Elected members of Lok Sabha

d. All of the above

 : D


Details of the States and Union Territories are given in Schedule ?.. of the constitution

 : 1


What is the minimum number of persons for forming a public limited company

 : 7


The director of a Public Limited Company has the position of

a. Manager

b. Trustee

d. All of the above

 : D


The constitutional validity of a legislation of the State Assembly can be examined by

a. High court

b. Ombudsman

d. Any one of the above

 : A


Which of the following can be included in ?booth capturing?

a. Seizure of voting machines

b. Preventing persons from voting

d. Any one of the above

 : D


Which of the following can be included in ?Corrupt Practice? in elections

a. Promotion of enmity or hatred

b. Publication of false statements

d. All of the above

 : D


No person is ineligible to be included in a General Electoral Roll on the ground of

a. Religion

b. Sex

d. any of the above

 : D


Which of the following is not correct

a. A person cannot be member of the Parliament and at the same time be a member of the State Legislature

b. The term of the member elected to Rajya Sabha is only 3 years

d. A candidate for election shall be a voter in the electoral roll

 : B


Name the Chairman of the Constituent assembly when the constitution was passed and signed by the members

 : Dr. Rajendra Prasad


What is the period within which Rajya Sabha is required to return money bills passed by the Lok Sabha

 : 14 days


Which amendment of the constitution of India gave priority to the Directive Principles of State Policy over Fundamental Rights

 : 42nd


Provision to amend constitution is provided in the article

 : Article 368


When the office of the President of India falls vacant it must be filled within

a. One year

b. Three months

d. One month

 : C


How many languages are included in the eighth schedule of Indian constitution

 : 22


The legal adviser to the state government is known as

 : Advocate General


What is the significance of the 97th Constitution Amendment

 : It restricted the number of ministers in the council of ministers


The President of India must have completed the age of

 : 35 years


Which one of the following is in the concurrent list of the constitution of India

a. Education

b. Commerce

d. Finance

 : A


Election Commission is constituted

a. Every 5 years

b. Every 10 years

d. Every 10 years

 : C


Which one of the following articles has declared untouchable in any form as unconstitutional

a. Article 45

b. Article 44

d. Article 14

 : C


The Fundamental Rights under the Indian Constitution can be suspended during

 : National Emergency


The subject to which 73rd constitutional amendment is related to is

 : Local Self Government


The tax that Gramapanchayats are not allowed to collect

a. Income Tax

b. Profession Tax

d. Building Tax

 : A


In our Constitution Education is included in the

 : State list


The Right included among the Fundamental Rights by 93rd Constitutional amendment is

 : Right for free Primary Education


The Right which is not a Fundamental Right

a. Right for equality

b. Right for residing anywhere in India

d. Right for Expression

 : C


Free and compulsory education to all children below the age 14 is

 : Fundamental Right


Total number of Sections in Indian Penal Code

 : 511


How does the Indian Penal Code describe a group of 5 or more persons trying to resist the execution of law or any legal process

 : Unlawful assembly


In Arabic law judicial decisions are called

 : Fatwa

GK Govt.and Parliaments-08

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-VIII)


Which of the following is not a fundamental duty

a. Preserve our composite duty

b. Earn foreign exchange

d. Uphold sovereignty of nation

 : B


The power to dissolve the Rajya Sabha is vested in

a. The President

b. The Prime Minister

d. Not possible

 : D


The Indian constitution has borrowed the Parliamentary form of Government from which country

 : UK


Who is the final Sovereign in India

a. The President

b. The Parliament

d. The Prime Mister

 : C


The Preamble to Indian Constitution reads as ???. Republic

 : Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic


The President of India can be impeached on which ground

a. Violation of the Constitution

b. Corruption

 : A


The Indian Parliament is based on the principle of

 : Bicameralism


A Judgment passed by the Supreme Court can be reviewed only by

a. The President

b. The Prime Minister

d. None of these

 : D


Most of the laws passed by the Parliament, apply to all states except which state

 : Jammu & Kashmir


According to the Article 311 (2), no person holding a civil post shall be dismissed, removed or reduced in rank except offer

a. Registering a case

b. A trial

 : C


A person who takes proceeding against the accused on behalf of the state

 : Prosecutor


A writ by court, to some person or body to compel it to perform some public duty is

a. Habeas Corpus

b. Prohibition

d. Mandamus

 : D


Vice President is ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha. ?Officio? means

 : By virtue of his office


Can a child under seven years of age be arrested

 : No


A Union Territory is administrated by the President through

 : Lt. Governor


A bill becomes a law when

 : It is signed by the President


Rajya Sabha consists of how many Members

 : 238 members + 12 nominated persons


Indian Constitution modeled the provision of constitutional amendments from which country

 : South Africa


Which among the following is not a constitutional body

a. Finance commission


d. Planning commission

 : D


The ?Lane-ducks? are

 : Members of the parliament who have not been re-elected


The first Acting President of India was

 : V.V. Giri


The Fundamental Duties of the citizens were incorporated in the constitution in the year

 : 1976


Who was elected to the Lok Sabha from six different constituencies

a. Laloo Prasad Yadev

b. A.B. Vajpayee

d. Jawaharlal Nehru

 : B


Justice Venkita Challaiah Committee studied about

 : Review of the constitution


Who was the oldest Prime Minister of India to assume the office

 : Morarji Desai


Who administers the oath of affirmation of the Governor?s of state

 : The Chief Justice of High Court


The members in the Indian Cabinet are selected by

 : The Prime Minister


The Planning Commission is

a. An official body

b. Non governmental body

d. A constitutional body

 : C


The first Indian Prime Minister to lose a vote of confidence

 : V.P. Singh


Rearranging electoral constituencies in a way that gives advantage to a political party is

a. Lynching

b. Floor crossing

d. Filibustering

 : C


The Secretary General of the Lok Sabha is appointed by

 : The Speaker of Lok Sabha


Who was the Chairman of the Central Review Committee under POTA

 : Justice B. Saharya


The Chairman of Planning Commission

 : The Prime Minister


Which amendment of the constitution lowered the voting age from 21 years to 18 years

 : 62ndAmendment


The President of India is elected for

 : 5 years


Who among the following did not serve as Vice-President before becoming President of India

a. Dr. Zakir Hussain

b. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

d. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

 : D


The Council of Ministers of the Union is responsible to both the Houses of the Parliament. True or False

 : False


The President of India cannot appoint any one as Union Minister not recommended by the Prime Minister. True or False

 : True


An Election Commissioner enjoys a term of ??.. years or until he reaches the age of 65, whichever is earlier

 : Six


The members of the Election Commission are appointed by

 : The President on the advice of the Prime Minister


Which one of the following rights was described by Dr. Ambedkar as ?the heart and soul? of the constitution

a. Right against exploitation

b. Right to constitutional remedies

d. Right to equality

 : B


Which of the following is presided over by a non-member

a. Legislative assembly of states

b. Legislative council of states

d. Lok Sabha

 : C


Which article in the Indian Constitution empowers the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha

 : Article 84


The maximum strength of the House of the people or Lok Sabha as envisaged by the constitution now is

a. 530

b. 545

d. 552

 : D


The Panchayati Raj was first introduced in which state

 : Rajasthan


The President made the proclamation of emergency under Article 352 for the first time in the year

 : 1962


The total number of languages in the eighth schedule of the constitution is

 : 22


A bill introduced by a member or a minister goes through

a. Two readings

b. One reading

d. Four readings

 : C


Who has the power to suspend the Fundamental Rights of the citizens of India during national emergency

 : The President


A person can apply the citizenship of India after staying in India for a minimum period of

 : 5 years

GK Govt. and Parliaments-07

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-VII)


Which department organizes Family Education Program

 : Department for Women and Child


What is the role of Women?s Development Corporation

 : Provide better employment avenues to women


The Juvenile Act was passed in the year

 : 1986


The Dowry Prohibition Act was passed in the year

 : 1961


?Minor? is a person who has not attained the age of

 : 18


The category who is not included in the underprivileged in India

a. Delinquents

b. Widows

d. Beggars

 : B


Who was the Chief Justice of India from 2nd May 2004 to 1st June 2004

 : Justice Rajendra Babu


The age of voting right in India is at ..... years

 : 18


The lower house of legislature in India is called

a. Cabinet

b. Assembly

d. Lok Sabha

 : D


In democracy, the sovereignty or the superior power lies in the hands of the

a. The legislature

b. The people

d. The government

 : B


The nominated members of the Rajya Sabha elect the President. True or False

 : False


The Vice President is the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha. True or False

 : True


Rajya Sabha is the upper house of the Indian Parliament. True or False

 : True


Habeas Corpus is an order

 : from the court to produce the man held under illegal custody


The members of the state Public Service Commission are appointed by

 : Governor of the State


The state having the largest number of seats in the Lok Sabha after Uttar Pradesh

 : Maharashtra


The voting right of any person holding shares of a banking company are restrict to how much percentage

 : 10%


What is the maximum number of elected members in a State Legislative Assembly

 : 500


What is Half-Blood

 : The relationship between two people who have one parent in common


Extorting money by threats is called

 : Blackmail


What is meant by Amnesty

 : A general pardon granted for specific crimes committed before a fixed date. Especially for those who have committed political crimes


What is affidavit

 : A written version of sworn statement


The Article 352 of the Constitution relates to

 : Proclamation of National Emergency


Sixteenth Constitutional Amendment pertains to

 : Bringing in restrictions to Fundamental Rights


Vice President of India is elected indirectly by the system of proportional representation. True or False

 : True


Vice President of India should be a member of either house. True or False

 : False


Vice President of India must be above 35 years. True or False

 : True


Which type of writ is appropriate to get a driving license to a person who is fully eligible, but the authorities deny it

 : Writ of Mandamus


Which of the following is not a salient feature of our Constitution

a. It is a written Constitution

b. It is the longest Constitution in the World

d. It is inspired by different sources

 : C


Indian Constitution is the longest Constitution in the World. True of False

 : True


First Home Minister in the Union Cabinet was

 : Sardar Vallabhai Patel


The Patna High court has decided that the Election Commission should take urgent action to prevent ??from contesting elections for the 14th Lok Sabha

a. Jailed criminals

b. Imprisoned persons in hospital wards

d. All the above

 : D


According to the concept of ?Secularism?

a. Every one?s religion faith is protected

b. Different religions are equally treated

d. All of the above

 : D


Sexual intercourse with a girl under ??.years of age is rape even if it is with her consent

 : 16 years


Lok Adalat may consist of

a. A social worker

b. Sitting or retired judicial officer

d. All the above

 : D


By the wide interpretation of ?right to life? and ?personal liberty? in Act. 21, it includes the right

a. For speedy trial

b. To go abroad

d. All the above

 : D


Easy access to Justice is made possible by

a. Legal literacy program

b. Legal aid to poor

d. All the above

 : D


A tort by way of ?trespass to person? may be

a. Assault

b. False imprisonment

d. Any one of the above

 : D


The law of Torts deals with

a. Negligence

b. Nuisance

d. All the above

 : D


In all Panchayats there will be reservations in favour of women to the extent of

 : One-Third


By Article 22, a person arrested, has the right to be defended by a lawyer of his choice. True or False

 : True


Without undergoing through the elaborate procedure of courts, disputes can be settled by

a. Negotiation

b. Arbitration

d. Any one of the above

 : D


When was the 42nd Amendment of the constitution passed

 : 1948


Comptroller and Auditor General is having duties and powers in relation to the accounts of

a. State government

b. Union government

d. All of the above

 : D


In order to make the election process more transparent and accountable, the Supreme Court of India had ruled that the people had the ?right to know? ???.of the candidates

a. Criminal records if any

b. Educational qualifications

d. All the above

 : D


The anti-tobacco legislation prohibits

a. Advertisement of tobacco products

b. Smoking in public places

d. All the above

 : D


In the words of the President of India, the eligible voters, by exercising their scared right to vote, can show the seeds of

a. Safe and secure India

b. Happy and prosperous India

d. All the above

 : D


Which of the following panels examined and suggested tax reforms

a. Verma Commission

b. Swant Committee

 : C


How many types of emergencies have been visualized in the Constitution of India

 : Three


What does Venkata Swami Commission probe into

 : Tehelka expose

GK Govt. and Parliaments-06

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-VI)


How many times, the term of the Lok Sabha has been extended (from 5 years)

 : Once (1976)


Who was the President of India, when internal emergency was declared

 : Fakruddin Ali Ahammed


Which committee was appointed by the Government in 1957 to review the Community Development Program

 : Balwantrai Mehta Committee


The State reorganization act was passed by the parliament in the year

 : 1956


A diplomatic agent of Government of India in another country may be

a. Consul

b. Ambassador

d. Any one of the above

 : D


Name the scientist who became the President of India

a. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

b. Dr. Zakir Hussain

d. R.Venkit Raman

 : A


Name the philosopher ? statesman who was President of India

a. Dr. Zakir Hussain

b. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

d. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

 : B


Who was the first President of India to use the President?s power to return a bill to parliament

 : Zail Singh


The ordinary source of laws is

a. Precedent (previous decision of courts)

b. Legislation (statutes passed by competent legislature)

d. All the above

 : D


The ?Plan Holiday? refers to the period

a. 1965?68

b. 1970?73

d. 1966-69

 : D


Malimath Commission was constituted to suggest the reforms in the field of

a. Judicial delay

b. Stock Market reforms

d. Criminal justice

 : D


Indian constitution modeled preamble from the constitution of which country

 : USA


Finance Commission report is valid for ....... years

: Five


Which of the following called for universal, free and compulsory education for children in the 6 to 11 age group

a. Kothari commission

b. Radhakrishnan commission

d. Zakir Hussain committee

 : C


Which of the following proposed learning through activity

a. Sargeant Plan

b. Salder Commission

d. Wardha Scheme

 : D


Which of the following commission recommended 10+2+3 pattern of education

a. Raleigh Commission

b. Sadler Commission

d. Hunter Commission

 : B


Which of the following came to be called the Magna Carta of Education in India

a. Raleigh Commission

b. Hunter Commission

d. Wood?s Dispatch 1854

 : D


Under which of the following Acts/Policy, English became the official language

a. Charter Act of 1833

b. Resolution of General Committee of Public Instruction 1823

d. Charter Act of 1813

 : C


During election time, the solution stamped on voter?s finger is

 : Silver Nitrate


Who is the Ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission

 : Prime Minister


The first legal officer to the Government of India is

 : Attorney General


Which Article of the constitution deals with ?equal pay for equal work?

 : Article 39(d)


Indian constitution adopted the method of election of the President from

 : Irish constitution


Which part of the constitution is termed as ?Political Horoscope?, ?Key to the Constitution and Soul of the Constitution?

 : Preamble


The Quorum to constitute a meeting of either House of the Parliament shall be

 : 1/10thof the total number of members


Who proposed the Preamble before the drafting committee of the constitution

 : Jawaharlal Nehru


For the first time the Lok Sabha dissolution taken place in India in the year

 : 1970


Which of the following is not correct

a. Estoppel is a plea made before the court

b. Expert opinion can be brought in evidence before courts

d. All relevant facts are admissible in evidence

 : D


A will executed by a person would take effect from the testation

a. Consent

b. Death

d. All the above

 : D


The Supreme Court of India reversed its own previous decision. True or False

 : True


The law declared by the Supreme Court of India is binding on all courts in India. True or False

 : True


The British constitution is a lengthy written document. True or False

 : False


The President of India is empowered to

a. Dissolve parliament

b. Give assent to bills

d. All the above

 : D


In the distribution of powers followed in India the residuary powers rest with

a. Only the states

b. Only with the centre

d. None of the above

 : B


The Objective Resolution was moved before the constitution assembly by

a. Sardar Vallabhai Patel

b. C. Rajagopalachari

d. Jawaharlal Nehru

 : D


The constitution of the Upper House of Parliament shows ....... feature

a. Unitary

b. Democratic

d. Federal

 : D


The President of India has the authority to appoint the following except

a. Attorney General

b. Advocate General

d. Chief Election Commissioner

 : B


The Council of Ministers at the centre is having collective responsibility to

a. The President of India

b. Lok Sabha

d. All the above

 : B


The President of India is

a. Head of State

b. Head of administration

 : A & C


The right to freedom of religion under Article 25 is subject to

a. Public order

b. Morality

d. All the above

 : D


The right to acquire property is a

a. civil right

b. a directive principle

d. fundamental duty

 : A


The fundamental freedoms guaranteed in the constitution is containing the right to

a. settle in any part of India

b. assemble peacefully

d. all the above

 : D


Which Article of the constitution deals with the special status of Jammu & Kashmir

 : Article 370


Mandal commission report was with reference to

a. Panchayati Raj

b. Reservations

d. Higher education

 : B


Which is the agency that studies offences against persons belonging to SC/ST

 : National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes


Which NGO that works nation-wide for the cause of the elder people

 : Help-Age India


?Adopt a Granny? scheme provides

 : Rehabilitation to the elders living under poverty line


Who is the in charge of ICDS project

 : a child development project officer


ICDS package of services is provided through

 : Anganawadis


Objective of ICDS scheme includes

a. to reduce school dropouts

b. to improve nutrition and health status of children

d. All the above

 : C

GK Govt. and Parliaments-05

GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-V)


Who was the chairman of the Constitution Assembly

 : Dr. Rajaendra Prasad


On the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri who acted as the Prime Minister for 12 days

 : Gulzarilal Nanda


The retirement of the first batch of Rajya Sabha members took place on

 : 2nd April 1954


The Rajya Sabha held its first sitting on

 : 13th April 1952


The first Indian to become the Comptroller and Auditor General of India was

 : C.V. Narahari Rao


Which of the following is not a function of the Prime Minister

a. He appoints administrators of Union Territories

b. He acts between the link between the President and the Council of Ministers

d. He presides over the cabinet meetings

 : A


The Rajya Sabha was first constituted on

 : 3rd April 1952


U.R. Ananthamurthi Commission studied issues in the field of

a. Literacy

b. Social Development

d. Economic Development

 : C


Which amendment of the constitution is called ?mini constitution?

 : 42nd Amendment


Which Article of the constitution deals with the amendment of constitution

 : 368


Which Schedule of the constitution deals with disqualifications on the grounds of defection

 : Tenth Schedule


Which is the official language of Union of India

 : Hindi


Who recognizes a party as a National or Regional party

 : Election Commission


A Public Service Commission member can be removed only on a report of the

 : Supreme Court


A proclamation of emergency under Article 352 has to be approved by the Parliament within

 : One month


Who is the Chairman of the Zonal Councils

 : Union Home Minister


Which Article deals with the Finance Commission

 : Article 280


Surcharge on income tax belongs to

 : The Union


The contingency fund of a state is placed at the disposal of

 : The Governor


Which Article deals with the creation of Inter State Council

 : 263


Residuary powers under the constitution is vested with

 : Union Legislature


Which Article of the constitution deals with the establishment of Administrative Tribunals

 : Artcle 323 A


Which High Court has jurisdiction over Lakshadweep

 : Kerala High Court


For appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court, a person should have been an advocate of a High Court for at least ...... years

 : 10


Who has the power to declare any area as a scheduled area

 : The President


Which Union territories have Legislative Assemblies

 : Pondichery and Delhi


Which amendment of the constitution accorded the status of National Capital Territory to Delhi

 : 69th Amendment


Which Schedule of the constitution deals with the powers of the panchayats

 : 11thSchedule


Which body approves the list of beneficiaries for the government sponsored programs

 : Grama Sabha


What proportion of the total number of seats to be filled by direct election to the panchayat is reserved for women

 : One-third


For contesting in panchayat election, a candidate has to attain the age of ....... years

 : 21


Which Article of the constitution directs the state to organize village panchayats as units of self?governance

 : Article 40


How many women members are nominated by the Governor to the Legislative Assembly in Jammu & Kashmir

 : Two


Which Article of the constitution deals, with the special status to Jammu & Kashmir

 : 370


An ordinance made by the Governor automatically ceases to operate on the expiry of ....... from the re-assembly of the state legislature

 : Six weeks


Who determines the strength of the Council of ministers in a state

 : The Chief Minister


The Government may be dismissed from his office by the

 : The President


The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General is presented to

 : The President


One third of the members of the Rajya Sabha retires every ...... years

 : Two


The quorum to constitute a meeting of either house of the parliament is

 : 1/10 of the total number of members


A money bill has to be introduced on the recommendation of

 : The President


The Government has to resign if a non-confidence motion is passed in

 : Lok Sabha


If a minister is not a member of either house of the Parliament he has to become a member within a period of

 : Six months


When there is a gap between the presentation of the budget and its approval, what enables the government to meet the expenses in the intervening period

 : Vote on account


How many members have to support non-confidence motion

 : 50


Who undertakes the delimitation of territorial constituencies for Lok Sabha elections

 : Election Commission


The maximum time gap between two sessions of Parliament is

 : Six months


In which year the official language commission was setup

 : 1955


The Nehru ? Liaquat Pact on 8th April 1950 was to resolve the issue of

 : Protection of minorities


How many non-congress men were there in the first Nehru Cabinet

 : Five (Ambedkar, Shyamprakash Mukherjee, John Mathai, C.H. Bhabha, Shanmukhan Chetti)

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GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-IV)

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Article 280 deals with

 : Appointment of Finance Commission


Article 51A related to

 : Fundamental Rights


Article 40 related to

 : Formation of Panchayats


Article 34 to 51 related to

 : Directive Principles


Article 32 , 226 describes

 : Right to Constitutional remedies


Article 29 to 30 describes

 : Cultural and Educational right


Article 25 to 28 describes

 : Rights to freedom of Religion


Article 24 prohibits

 : Child Labour


Article 23 to 24 promises

 : Right against Exploitation


Who is an Ombudsman

 : An Officer appointed to hear and investigate complaints against government officials or agencies


Consumer Protection Act was passed in the year

 : 1986


The Grama Sabha normally meets .....times in a year

 : Two


Balwant Rai Mehta committee recommended a Three-tier system called

 : Panchayati Raj


Who conceived the concept of Gramaswaraj

 : Mahatma Gandhi


The ?Philosopher? President of India was

 : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan


The Fundamental rights in the Indian constitution have been taken from

 : The U.S. Constitution


Which right in India is a Constitutional right but not a Fundamental right

 : Right to property


Who decides the disputes regarding the election of the President

 : The Supreme Court


Who certifies a bill to be a money bill in Indian states

 : State Assembly Speaker


What is juvenile delinquency

 : Offences committed by teenagers


Who is authorized to suggest rules for the control of police force

 : Director General of Police with the approval of Government


An order stipulating that the people shall not remain outside for a certain time is called

 : Curfew


Rules made by an authority for its own regulation is called

a. Bylaw

b. Memorandum

d. Act

 : A


The right to freedom envisaged in Article 19 to 22 of the Indian constitution does not contain

a. Freedom to move any where in India

b. Freedom to get free and fair education up to the age of 14

d. Freedom to carry out any trade

 : B


A money bill does not deal with

a. Imposing of fines

b. Imposing of tax

 : A


Which Act was passed to control the use of atomic energy containing radioactive substances

 : Atomic Energy Act 1962


The Right to Property was excluded from the Fundamental Rights during the government headed by

 : Morarji Desai


Which of the following is an ?Unfair Trade Practice? as per the section 2 of the Consumer Protection Act 1986

a. Giving a warranty that is not based on adequate tests

b. Falsely representing that the goods are of a particular standard

d. All the above

 : D


When two or more persons fight in a public place thereby causing disturbances to public place, it is called

 : Affray


Can the President of India pardon a person charged with death sentence

 : Yes


The President of India takes up his post by

a. Birth

b. Law enacted by the parliament

d. Election

 : D


If a person by force or deceitful means, compels another person to leave any place. What offence does he commit

 : Abduction


Who is the first citizen of India

 : The President of India


The Indian Constitution came into force on

 : 26/1/1950


What is the wrong done by one person to another?s reputation by words, signs or visible representation

 : Defamation


Every person arrested and detained in custody has to be produced before the magistrate within

 : 24 Hrs


?A? is working in the gulf, ?B? committed trespass into ?A?s property. ?A? came to know about this only after 2 years when he returns from Gulf. Can he file a case

 : Yes


Which of the following persons are not capable of claiming maintenance under section 125 Cr Pc

a. Aged parents

b. Daughters in law

d. Major children unable to maintain themselves

 : B


Which of the following is not a process to compel the appearance of a person

a. Search Warrant

b. Attachment

d. Warrant

 : A


Who administers the oath of office to the President of India

a. Speaker of Lok Sabha

b. Chief Justice

 : B


The fundamental right deleted from the Indian constitution

a. Right to freedom of religion

b. Right to property

 : B


First Indian woman graduate in Law

 : Cornelia Sorabjee in 1894


According to the Muslim law ?Mahar? is

 : The amount fixed at marriage to be paid to the bride in case of divorce


Those who suffer from the stigma of untouchability or near untouchability are classified as

 : Scheduled Castes


Widow remarriage act was passed in the year

 : 1856


Levirate marriage is

 : Marriage with deceased husband? brother


Who appoints the Chairman of Finance Commission

 : The President


Which of the Union Territories has a High Court of its own

a. Delhi

b. Lakshadweep

d. Andaman islands

 : A


Who elects the Vice President of India

a. Members of Lok Sabha

b. Members of parliament

 : B


The constitution of India is provided for

a. Multiple citizenship

b. Double citizenship

 : C

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GK Govt. & Parliaments(Part-III)


In India, a tax on agricultural incomes can be levied by
 (a) both the Central and State Governments
 (b) neither the Central and State Governments
 (c) only the State Governments
 (d) only the Central Government

 : C


The Chairman of Rajya Sabha is
 (a) nominated by the President
 (b) elected by the two Houses of Parliament
 (c) elected by Parliament and the legislatures of the States jointly
 (d) elected by the members of Rajya Sabha

 : B


The reference to Hindus in Article 25 of the Constitution does not include
 (a) Parsees (b) Sikhs (c) Jains (d) Buddhists

 : A


Who is the first woman legislator in India?
 (a) Tara Cherian (b) Cornelia Sorabji
 (c) Muthulakshmi Reddy (d) Anna Chandy

 : C


Which article of the Constitution of India lays down the procedure for 'impeachment' of the President?
 (a) Article 105 (b) Article 61 (c) Article 60 (d) Article 35

 : B


How many Schedules are there in the Indian Constitution?
 (a) 11 (b) 12 (c) 13 (d) 14

 : B


Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the descending order of precedence in the warrant of precedence?
 (a) Attorney General of India ? Judges of the Supreme Court ? Members of Parliament ? Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
 (b) Judge of the Supreme Court ? Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha ? Attorney General of India ? Members of Parliament
 (c) Attorney General of India ? Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha ? Judge of the Supreme Court ? Members of Parliament
 (d) Judges of the Supreme Court ? Attorney General of India ? Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha ? Members of Parliament

 : B


Who among the following was never the Lok Speaker?
 (a) K.V.K Sundaram (b) G.S Dhillon
 (c) Baliram Bhagat (d) Hukum Singh

 : A


According to the National Human Rights Commission Act, 1993, who amongst the following can be its Chairman?
 (a) Any serving Judge of the Supreme Court
 (b) Any serving Judge of the High Court
 (c) Only a retired Chief Justice of India
 (d) Only a retired Chief Justice of a High Court

 : C


Which Article of the Constitution of India says, 'No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment'?
 (a) Article 24 (b) Article 45 (c) Article 330 (d) Article 368

 : A


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 (c) Article 356

 : A


Consider the following tasks:
 1. Superintendence, direction and conduct of free and fair elections
 2. Preparation of electoral rolls for all elections to the Parliament, State Legislatures and the Office of the President and the Vice-President
 3. Giving recognition to political parties and allotting election symbols to political parties and individuals contesting the election
 4. Proclamation of final verdict in the case of election disputes
 Which of the above are the functions of the Election Commission of India?
 (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4 (c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 4

 : A


The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in the
 (a) Lok Sabha alone (b) Either House of Parliament
 (c) Joint Sitting of Parliament (d) Rajya Sabha alone

 : D


Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
 (a) It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States
 (b) It contains the languages listed in the Constitution
 (c) It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
 (d) It allocates seats in the Council of States

 : D


The Constituent Assembly of India started functioning from
 (a) December 9, 1946 (b) January 1, 1947
 (c) January 26, 1947 (d) August 15, 1947

 : A


The Article of the Constitution of India which deal with the Directive Principles of State Policy are
 (a) 26 to 41  (b) 30 to 45 (c) 36 to 51  (d) 40 to 55

 : C


The Ashok Mehta Committee laid greater emphasis on
(a) Gram Sabha (b) Mandal Panchayat
 (c) Taluk Panchayat Samiti (d) Zilla Parishad

 : B


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

 : B


Part III of the Constitution of India relates to
 (a) Directive Principle of State Policy
 (b) Fundamental Duties
 (c) Fundamental Rights
 (d) Citizenship

 : C


If a money Bill passed by Lok Sabha is not returned by Rajya Sabha within fourteen days, then
 (a) Lok Sabha will reconsider it
 (b) Money Bill will be rejected
 (c) President will summon a joint meeting of both the Houses to discuss it
 (d) The Bill will be sent to the President for his signature and consent

 : D


Malimath Commission was constituted to suggest reforms in
 (a) Stock Market (b) Criminal Justice
 (c) Judicial Delay (d) None of these

 : B


Naresh Chandra Committee is concerned with
 (a) Taxation policy
 (b) Rural development
 (c) Aviation sector
 (d) Defence procurements

 : C


The Union Government has made ........ as the regulator for broadcast and Cable TV services as well In January 2004.
 (a) Prasar Bharti
 (b) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
 (c) Principle Information Officer, Government of India
 (d) Central Censor Board

 : B


Constitution amending bill passed by the Parliament also requires to be ratified by the legislatures of not less than half of the States in regard to the
 (a) Fundamental rights
 (b) Fundamental duties
 (c) Representation of States in the Parliament
 (d) Constitutional emergency

 : C


The Electoral College that elects the President of India consists of the
 (a) Elected members of all the State Legislatures
 (b) Members of the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies
 (c) Elected members of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies
 (d) Elected members of the Rajya Sabha and State Legislatures

 : C


The joint sittings of the Union Parliament may be summoned for
 (a) Special address of the President
 (b) Annul address of the President
 (c) President's occasional messages of national significance
 (d) Resolution of the deadlock between the two Houses on a non-money bill

 : D


Which of the following words in the Preamble of the Constitution of India was not inserted through the Constitution Forty-Second Amendment Act, 1976?
 (a) Socialist (b) Secular (c) Dignity (d) Integrity

 : C


Employment in which of the following is not covered by the right to equality of opportunity for all citizens enshrined in the Constitution of India?
 (a) Public sector undertakings
 (b) Departmental undertakings
 (c) Co-operative societies
 (d) Local bodies

 : C


Apart from Jammu & Kashmir, which of the following States has a special protection, notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution, in certain matters?
 (a) Tripura (b) Meghalaya (c) Nagaland (d) Himachal Pradesh

 : C


Which of the following is in the Concurrent List of the Constitution?
 (a) Pilgrimages to places outside India
 (b) National Highways
 (c) Electricity
 (d) Relief of the disabled and the unemployable

 : C


Who is the successor to the authority that was functioning as the Privy Council before the coming into being of the Constitution of India?
 (a) The President of India
 (b) The Council of Ministers of the Central Government
 (c) Supreme Court
 (d) The Rajya Sabha

 : C


Which one of the following taxes is not shared by the Central Government with the States?
 (a) Union excise duties (b) Customs duty
 (c) Income tax (d) Estate duty

 : B


Which of the following offices has not been provided in the Constitution?
 (a) Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
 (b) Deputy  Speaker of Lok Sabha
 (c) Deputy Prime Minister
 (d) Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly

 : C


To permit operations of private life insurance companies in India, Government of India revised the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Act in the year
 (a) 1999 (b) 1998 (c) 2000 (d) 2001

 : A


Ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha is the
 (a) Prime Minister of India (b) Deputy Prime Minister of India (c) Vice-President of India (d) President of India

 : C


Tenth Five-Year Plan covers the period
 (a) 2001-2006 (b) 2002-2007 (c) 2003-2008 (d) 2000-2005

 : B


Because of their being charged on the Consolidated Fund of the State, the Legislative Assembly is not empowered to vote for the salary and allowances of
 (a) Chief Minister (b) Judges of High Court
 (c) District and Session Judge (d) State Finance Minister

 : B


What is the minimum age laid down for a person to seek election to the Lok Sabha?
 (a) 18 years (b) 21 years (c) 25 years (d) 30 years

 : C


What proportion of the total members of the House of Parliament constitutes its quorum for transaction of business at its meeting?
 (a) One fourth (b) One sixth
 (c) One eighth (d) One tenth

 : D


Which Schedule is related to the administration and control of scheduled areas

 : Fifth Schedule


Which Schedule is related to the seats alloted to the various states and Union Territories

 : Fourth Schedule


Which Schedule contains the prescriptions of the form of oaths and affirmations to be taken by Union ministers, Parliament members etc.

 : Third Schedule


Which Schedule is related the prescriptions of salary the President, Governor, Chief Justice, various judges etc.

 : Second Schedule


Which Schedule deals the lists of states and union territories

 : First Schedule


Article 111 is related to

 : Pocket Veto


Article 336 is related to

 : The reservation of Anglo Indians


Article 360 is related to

 : Emergency arising due to financial crisis


Article 356 is related to

 : Proclamation of President?s rule in the states


Article 343, 344 related to

 : The official languages


Article 324 deals with

 : Election Commission

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