1. When can the President use his discretion in appointing the Prime Minister ?
(a) When no political party enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha.
(b) Only when the Lok Sabha has been dissolved.
(c) In all circumstances
(d) In no circumstances
Answer: When no political party enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha.
2. If in a country there happens to be the office of monarchy as well as a Parliamentary form of government this monarch will be called
(a) Head of the State
(b) Head of the Cabinet
(c) Head of the government
(d) Both Head of the government and State
Answer: Head of the State
3. One feature distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the Vidhan Parishad is
(a) Power of impeachment
(b) Indirect election
(c) Nomination of members
(d) Tenure of membership
Answer: Power of impeachment
4. Chief Ministers of all the states are ex-officio members of the
(a) GST commission
(b) National Development Council
(c) Inter State Council
(d) Finance Commission
Answer: Inter State Council
5. Who, among the following, has the final right to sanction the expenditure of public money in India ?
(c) Prime Minister
6. Which of the following is not an essential qualification for appointment as a Governor ?
(a) He must not be a member of either House of Parliament.
(b) He should be a resident of the state to which he is being appointed.
(c) He should be a citizen of India.
(d) He must have completed the age of 35 years
Answer: He should be a resident of the state to which he is being appointed.
7. The President nominates 12 members of the Rajya Sabha according to
(a) Their performance as office bearers of cultural societies.
(b) The recommendations made by the Vice President.
(c) Their role played in political set up of the country.
(d) Their distinction in the field of science, art, literature and social service.
Answer: Their distinction in the field of science, art, literature and social service.
8. Which Article of the Constitution empowers the President to appoint a Commission to investigate the condition of backward classes in general and suggest ameliorative measures? (a) Art 342
(b) Art 344
(c) Art 340
(d) Art 339
Answer: Art 340
9. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India ?
(a) Either House of Parliament
(b) Any Vidhan Sabha
(c) Only Lok Sabha
(d) Rajya Sabha
Answer: Either House of Parliament
10. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India?
(a) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(b) Charan Singh
(c) Morarji Desai
(d) Indira Gandhi
Answer: Indira Gandhi
11. What is the minimum age for appointment as a Governor ?
(a) 35 years
(b) 40 years
(c) 25 years
(d) 30 years
Answer: 35 years
12. Chief Minister of a State is responsible to
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) Legislative Assembly
Answer; Legislative Assembly
13. The administrative and operational control of the Armed Forces is exercised by the
(a) Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs with Prime Minister as the Chairman
(b) Ministry of Defence
(c) Three Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force Staff
Answer: Ministry of Defence
14. What is the position of a Minister of State in the Central Government ?
(a) He is a Minister of Central Government but not a member of the Cabinet.
(b) He looks after the interests of the State Cabinet.
(c) He is the nominee of the State Governor.
(d) He is the nominee of the State Cabinet.
Answer: He is a Minister of Central Government but not a member of the Cabinet.
15. Who among the following is directly responsible to Parliament for all matters concerning the Defence Services of India ?
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Defence Minister
(d) Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
Answer: Defence Minister