Indian Polity & Governance in Constitution (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. Council of states
- House of the People
- Not more than 250 members
- Not more than 552 members
- Not more than 238 representatives of States and Union Territories
- Not more than 530 representative of states plus not more than 2 nominated Anglo-Indians plus X
Which one of the following will fit in the place marked 'X'? [1995]

2. Which of the following is/are extra-constitutional and extralegal device(s) for securing cooperation and coordination between the States in India? [1995]
1. The National Development Council
2. The Governor's Conference
3. Zonal Councils
4. Inter-State Council

3. Match List I (Article of Indian Constitution) with List II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2002]
List I (Article of Indian Constitution)
A. Article 16(2)
B. Article 29 (2)
C. Article 30 (I)
D. Article 31(1)
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 religion or language shall have to establish and administer 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

4. Which one of the following was not proposed by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in the area of Panchayati Raj? [1997]

5. Which one of the following is part of the electoral college for the President but does not forum for his impeachment?

6. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The reservation of thirty-three per-cent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require Constitutional amendment: Reason (R): Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three percent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional amendment.
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct? [1997]

7. In the following quotation, "WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity: and to promote among them all; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the Individual and the unity and the integrity of the National. In our Constituent Assembly this 'X'do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.", 'X'stands for: [1997]

8. Which of the following are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislature of not less than one-half of the states? [1995]
1. Election of the President
2. Representation of states in Parliament
3. Any of the Lists in the 7th Schedule
4. Abolition of the Legislature Council of a State

9. Consider the following statements about the recent amendments to the elections law by the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 1996: [1999]
1. Any conviction for the offence of insulting the Indian National flag or the Constitution of Indian shall entail disqualification for contesting elections to Parliament and State Legislatures for six year from the date of conviction
2. There is an increase in the security deposit which a candidate has to make to contest the election to the Lok Sabha
3. A candidate cannot now stand for election from more than one Parliament Constituency
4. No election will now be countermanded on the death of a contesting candidate
Which of the above statements are correct?

10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2001]
List I (Amendments to the Constitution)
A. The Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991
B. The Constitution (Seventy-fifth Amendment) Act, 1994
C. The Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2000
D. The Constitution (Eighty-third Amendment) Act, 2000
List II
1. Establishment of state level Rent Tribunals
2. No reservations for Scheduled Castes in Panchayats in Arunachal Pradesh
3. Constitution of Panchayats in Villages or at other local level
4. Accepting the recommendations of the Tenth Finance Commission
5. According the status of National Capital Territory to Delhi

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