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1. 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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2. Which one of the following States of India does not have a Legislative Council so far even though the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 provides for it? [1995]


3. The Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution was added by: [2003]


4. 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?


5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer: [1997]
List I (Functionaries)
A. President of India
B. Judges of Supreme Court
C. Members of Parliament
D. Minister for the Union
List II (Oaths or affirmations)
1. Secrecy of information
2. Faithful Discharge of duties
3. Faith and Allegiance to the Constitution of India
4. Upholding the Constitution and the law
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6. If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended? [2001]


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


8. The Speaker can ask a member of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as: [2000]


9. Which one of the following statements w.r.t. the duties of Prime Minister are correct? [1996]


10. If the Prime Minister of India belonged to the Upper House of Parliament: [1997]


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