1. Which one of the following is not among the objectives of the Constitution of India?
2. The term ‘democracy’ has been derived from two
(a) Anglo-saxon words
(b) Greek words
(c) Latin words
(d) French words
3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are not correct about the term Theocratic State?
- The State is neutral in the matter of religion and does not upload any particular religion as the State religion.
- The State does not grant one particular religious the status of a State religion.
- The State condemns all religion.
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) All of these
4. Through which of the following Constitutional Amendments the voting age was reduced to 18 years from 21 years?
(a) 63rd Constitutional Amendment.
(b) 62nd Constitutional Amendment.
(c) 61st Constitutional Amendment.
(d) 64th Constitutional Amendment.
5. Which of the following countries have maximum number of Articles and Schedules in its Constitution?
6. Which of the following Original part of the Constitution of India was deleted from it?
(a) Part VII
(b) Part VIII
(c) Part VI
(d) Part IV A
7. Which among the following is not characteristic of a federation?
(a) division of power
(b) strong Centre
(c) Independent judiciary
(d) Supremacy of Constitution
8. How many members were in the Drafting Committee set up in 1947 by the Constituent Assembly?
9. India ceased to be a British dominion in
10. In which of the following years India became a member of the UNO?
- (b) The Constitution of India specifies justice, equality, liberty, and fraternity as its objectives.
- (b) The term has been derived from two Greek Words: Demos meaning ‘People’ in English and Kratia meaning ‘rule’.
- (d) The Theocratic State is pro-religion and declares one particular religion as the State religion, for instance –Nepal , Pakistan, etc.
- (c) The voting age was reduced in 1989 by the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act of 1988. It is also termed ‘Universal Adult Franchise’.
- (a) Originally our Constitution had 395 Articles and 85 Schedules; presently it has about 465 Articles and 12 Schedules.
- (a) Since 1951 through various Amendments about 20 Articles and one Part VII have been deleted; and about 85 Articles, four Parts (IV A, IX A, IX B and XIV A) and four Schedules have been added.
- (b) The usual characteristics of a federation are: Written Constitution; Supremacy of Constitution; Rigidity of Constitution; Two Government, division of power; independent judiciary and Bicameralism.
- (c) It was Set up on 29 August, 1947 and consisted of seven members: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (Chairman), N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar, Alladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar, Dr. KM Munshi, Syed Mohammad Saadullah, N Madhava Rau (He replaced BL Mitter who resigned due to ill-health), and TT Krishnamachari (He replaced DP Khaitan who died in 1948).
- (a) India ceased to a ‘British dominion on January 26, 1950. Prior to this, India’s political status from August 15, 1947 to January 26, 1950 was that of a domino in the British Common-wealth of Nations.