Quiz 307 – Practice Paper and Previous Year’s Questions

  1. The Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament for Railway Zones is constituted by the:

(a) Ministry of Railways

(b) Ministry of Transport

(c) Ministry of Parliament Affairs

(d) President of India


 

  1. Which one of the following authorities recommends the principles governing the grants-in-aid of the revenues to the state out of the Consolidated Fund of India?

(a) Union Ministry of Finance

(b) Finance Commission

(c) Public Accounts Committee

(d) Inter-State Council


 

  1. The term of the Lok Sabha:

(a) can be extended for two years at a time during the proclamation of emergency

(b) can be extended by six months at a time

(c) cannot be extended under any circumstances

(d) can be extended by one year at a time during the proclamation of emergency


 

  1. The 93rd Constitution Amendment deals with the:

(a) free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 6 and 14 years

(b) allocation of more number of parliamentary seats for recently created States

(c) continuation of reservation for backward classes in Government employment

(d) reservation of 30 percent posts for women in Government recruitments


 

  1. Match List – I (Article of India Constitution) with List – II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List – I (Article of India Constitution)

  1. Article 16 (2)
  2. Article 29 (2)
  3. Article 30 (I)
  4. Article 31 (I)

List – II (Provisions)

  1. No person shall be deprived of his property save by the authority of law.
  2. No person can be discriminated against in the matter of public appointment on the ground of race, religious or caste.
  3. All minorities whether based on religious or educational institutions of their choice
  4. No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State, or receiving State aid, on grounds of religion, race, caste, language or any of them.

Codes: A – B – C – D

(a) 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

(b) 3 – 4 – 2 – 1

(c) 3 – 1 – 2 – 4

(d) 2 – 4 – 3 – 1


 

  1. The salaries and allowances of the Judges of the High Court are charged to the:

(a) Contingency Fund of the State

(b) Consolidated Fund of India

(c) Consolidated Fund of the State

(d) Contingency Fund of India


 

  1. The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by:

(a) Forty Second Amendment

(b) First Amendment

(c) Eighth Amendment

(d) Ninth Amendment


 

  1. Consider the following statements:

1. The joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament in India is sanctioned under Article 108 of the Constitution

2. The First joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was held in the year 1961.

3. The second joint sitting of the two Houses of India Parliament was held to pass the Banking Service Commission Bill.

Which of these statements is correct?

(a) 1 and 2 are correct

(b) 1 and 3 are correct

(c) 2 and 3 are correct

(d) 1, 2 and 3 are correct


 

  1. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his asset to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes?

(a) Article 121

(b) Article 122

(c) Article 123

(d) Article 124


 

  1. The power to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India with respect to any matter included in the Union List of Legislative Power rests with:

(a) The Parliament

(b) The President of India

(c) The Union Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs

(d) The Chief Justice of India


 

  1. Which one of the following High Court has the Territorial Jurisdiction over Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

(a) Madras

(b) Orissa

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) Calcutta


  1. Consider the following statements:

1. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs nominates Members of Parliament on Committees, Councils, Board and Commissions etc. set up by the Government of India in the various ministries.

2. While members of the Rajya Sabha are associated with Committees on Public Accounts and Public Undertakings, members of Committee on Estimates are drawn entirely from Lok Sabha.

3. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


 

13. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?

(a) Former President

(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(c) Deputy Prime Minister

(d) Governor of a State within his State


 

  1. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) Among all the states of India, Maharashtra publishes the largest number of newspaper

(b) The Press Council of India is an autonomous quasi-judicial body established under an Act of Parliament

(c) Press trust of India is the largest news agency in the country

(d) The Press Information Bureau provides accreditation to media person so as to have easy access to information from Government sources.


 

  1. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) The song ‘Jana-gana-mana’, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly on 24th January, 1950 as the National Anthem of India.

(b) The National Song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankimchandra Chatterji originally in Bengali.

(c) The National Calender of India based on Saka era has its 1st Chaitra on 22nd March normally and 21st March in a leap year.

(d) The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July, 1947.


 

Answers

  1.  (c)
  2.  (b) The Principles that govern grants in Aid of revenues of the state out of the Consolidated Fund of India are recommended by finance commission.
  3.  (d) The term of Lok Sabha can be extended by one year during the period of national emergency.
  4.  (a) The 93rd Amendment Act (Bill) was passed by Lok Sabha in 2001 that deals with the free and compulsory education for all children.
  5.  (d)
  6.  (c) The salaries and allowances of Judges of High Court are charged to Consolidated Fund of the State.
  7.  (b) The Ninth Schedule contains the land reform and is added by First Amendment 1951.
  8. (b) The first joint sitting was held on Dowry Prohibition Bill, 1960.
  9. (c) Article 123 of India Constitution provides that, if at any time, when both the Houses of Parliament are not in session and the President if satisfied that circumstances exist which render it is necessary for him to take immediate action, he may issue such ordinance as the circumstances appear to him to require. The ordinance, thus issued will have the same force as an Act of Parliament.
  10.   (a) The power to enlarge the jurisdiction of Supreme Court rests with Parliament.
  11. (d) Calcutta High Court has jurisdiction over the Andman and Nicobar while Chandigarh comes under the jurisdiction of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  12. (b) Ministry of Parliament Affairs does not nominate the Members to the Committee Board etc.
  13. (d) Correct sequence in descending order is Governor – former President – Dy P.M. – Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  14. (a) Among all the State of India, MP publishes the largest number of newspapers.
  15. (b)The National Song Vande Matram was originally composed in Sanskrit.

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