1. General Knowledge (GK)
  2. Indian Polity and Constitution
  3. Set 1
Chapter: Fundamentals of Indian Constitution

The Supreme Commander of India's Defence Forces is

A. Chief of Staff of the Indian Army
B. President of India
C. Prime Minister of India
D. Defence Minister
Answer» B. President of India

The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 reduced the number of States in the country from 27 to

A. 14
B. 15
C. 18
D. 19
Answer» A. 14

A Constitutional Emergency declared by the President has to be approved by Union Parliament within

A. 1 month
B. 2 months
C. 6 months
D. 1 year
Answer» B. 2 months

The Indian Constitution provides for

A. Single Citizenship
B. Dual Citizenship
C. Both of them
D. Neither
Answer» A. Single Citizenship

The letter of resignation of the President should be addressed to the

A. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
B. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
C. Vice President
D. Prime Minister
Answer» C. Vice President

The name of any Indian State can be altered by

A. The Governor of the State
B. the State Legislature concerned
C. Union Parliament
D. the President of India
Answer» C. Union Parliament

Which of the following qualifications is not essential for election as President of India?

A. A citizen of India
B. Not less than 35 years of age
C. Qualified for election as member of the Lok Sabha
D. A member of the Lok Sabha
Answer» D. A member of the Lok Sabha

Which among the following is not a Fundamental Right?

A. Right of strike
B. Right to equality
C. Right to freedom of religion
D. Right to constitutional remedies
Answer» A. Right of strike

Which one of the following courts is responsible for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights?

A. High Courts
B. Supreme Court of India
C. District and Sessions Court
D. All categories of courts
Answer» B. Supreme Court of India

The Indian Constitution came into force on

A. January 26, 1950
B. January 26, 1949
C. November 26, 1949
D. January 1, 1950
Answer» A. January 26, 1950

The Constitution of India is

A. rigid
B. very/rigid
C. flexible
D. partly rigid and partly flexible
Answer» D. partly rigid and partly flexible

The Constitution of India was adopted on

A. November 26, 1949
B. August 16, 1949
C. August 14, 1948
D. January 25, 1950
Answer» A. November 26, 1949

In which year was the first Constitution Amendment Act passed?

A. 1951
B. 1952
C. 1953
D. 1950
Answer» A. 1951

The President of India is the

A. Head of State
B. Head of the Government
C. Head of State as well as Government
D. Uncrowned Monarch of the Republic
Answer» A. Head of State

Who was the third President of the Indian Republic?

A. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
B. Dr Zakir Husain
C. VV Giri
D. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
Answer» B. Dr Zakir Husain

Who among the following held office as President of India, for two consecutive terms?

A. Dr S Radhakrishanan
B. Dr Rajendra Prasad
C. VV Giri
D. Both (a) and (b)
Answer» B. Dr Rajendra Prasad

The Constitution makes India a secular State. This means

A. India shall be a theocratic State
B. India shall be a State without religion
C. The State is completely detached from religious affiliations
D. None of these
Answer» C. The State is completely detached from religious affiliations

The oath of office to the President is administered by the

A. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
B. Prime Minister
C. Vice-President
D. Chief Justice of India
Answer» D. Chief Justice of India

Who acted as the Prime Minister of India immediately on the death of Jawaharlal Nehru?

A. TT Krishnamachari
B. Lal Bahadur Shastri
C. Mrs Indira Gandhi
D. Gulzari Lal Nanda
Answer» D. Gulzari Lal Nanda

When were the first General Elections held in the country?

A. 1950-51
B. 1949-50
C. 1951-52
D. 1952-53
Answer» C. 1951-52

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is appointed by the

A. Prime Minister
B. President
C. Parliament
D. Vice-President
Answer» B. President

Which is the only Indian State which has the unique distinction of having its own Constitution?

A. Goa
B. Sikkim
C. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Nagaland
Answer» C. Jammu and Kashmir

The Head of the State of Jammu and Kashmir was redesignated Governor in 1965. Earlier, he was known as

A. Maharaja
B. Prime Minister
C. Sadar-i-Riyasat
D. Rajpramukh
Answer» C. Sadar-i-Riyasat

The final authority to make a Procla-mation of Emergency rests with the

A. Prime Minister
B. President
C. Union Parliament
D. Union Council of Ministers
Answer» B. President

Judges of High Courts are appointed by

A. the Chief Justices of the respective High Courts
B. Governor
C. the President
D. the Chief Minister
Answer» C. the President
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