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Indian Polity Test - 10
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Negative marks are -0.33 per wrong answer
Right answer is 1 mark
No time limit but finish in 30 mins
Solution can be found at below chapters:
Test series is based on following chapters.
Polity Chapter 20: PRESIDENT OF INDIA
Polity Chapter 21:VICE PRESIDENT
Polity Chapter 22:PARLIAMENT OF INDIA
Q1: Discretionary power OF THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA
He can decide appointment of PM when no party has clear majority.
Dismiss the council of ministers when it loses majority in Lok Sabha
Dissolve the Lok Sabha if the council of ministers has lost the support in the house.
Q2: Which is true for the powers of the President?
He is the supreme commander of defence forces.
He negotiates international treaties and agreements of India. However they are subject to the approval of parliament.
Q3:Judicial Powers of the President include?
He appoints judges of SC and HC'
He can grant pardon
He can seek advice from the SC on any question of law or fact; such advice is not binding on him
Q4:Which is true regarding Financial Powers of the President?
Money bills can be introduced in house only after his assent.
He constitutes a finance commission after every five years.
He causes to be laid the annual financial statement before parliament.
Q5: Which is true regarding President's financial powers?
No demand for grant can be made except on his recommendation.
He can make advances out of the contingency fund of India for meeting unforeseen circumstances.
Q6: When a bill is given to the president he can: ?
Give his assent
Take no action on bill of legislature / Pocket veto.
Withhold his assent / Absolute veto
Q7: Which is veto is not available to Indian President
Q8: Which is true regarding ordinance making powers of President
Ordinance can be made only on Union list matters and Fundamental rights can’t be abridged by them
Constitutional amendments can’t be made by ordinance.
Q9: Legislative powers of president include
Dissolving Lok Sabha. Summoning and proroguing house of parliament.
Summon joint sitting of both houses to resolve deadlocks.
He can send messages to the House of parliament regarding bills or otherwise.
Q10:Legislative powers of president include
He can nominate 12 members to Rajya Sabha from fields of art, science, literature and social service.
He can nominate two members of Anglo Indian community to Lok Sabha if he feels community isn’t adequately represented.
He decides questions of disqualification of MP's after advice of EC which is binding.
Q11: Election of vice president is done by
by all MP’s of parliament [nominated + elected].
It is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation.
Re-election is allowed any number of times.
Q12:Terms and Conditions of Office of vice president
He holds office for a term of 5 years but can continue even further till his successor joins.
He can resign in writing to the president.
Rajya Sabha can remove him an absolute majority which needs to be agreed by Lok Sabha with simple majority.
Q13: If the election is declared void then decisions made till then by Vice President or President
depend on case to case basis
decided by Supreme court
Q14: Qualifications to become vice president are
Citizen of India
35 and above yrs of age
Qualified to be member of Rajya Sabha
Q15:Powers and functions of the Vice President are
ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha
In the event of the presidents inability to work due to any reasons or a vacancy in the office of the president due to any reason he can act as the president
Q16: Parliament consists of:
Q17:Rajya Sabha has following features
It has a strength of maximum 250 out of which maximum 238 are members of states and UT’s
12 are nominated by the president
Representatives of states in the Rajya Sabha are elected by only the elected members of state legislative assemblies
Q18: 12 members to Rajya Sabha are nominated by president having special knowledge in field of
Q19:Features of Rajya Sabha
It is a permanent body and can’t be dissolved.
Every two years one third of its members retire and at beginning of every third year their seats are filled by presidential nominations and re-elections.
A person can be re-elected and renominated any number of times.
Q20: Special powers of the Rajya Sabha include
It allows the parliament to make laws on matters in the state list.
It allows parliament to create a new all India service common to centre and states
Q21: Which is true regarding provisions in constitution
Constitution has empowered parliament to decide how the representatives of UT can be chosen
The constitution has left to parliament to decide the term of office of a Rajya Sabha MP and the order of retirement of MP’s.
Q22: The allocation of seats for states were frozen till the year
Q23: Qualifications to become an MP
he must be registered as a voter in any parliamentary constituency
He must be a member of SC/ST in any state or UT if he wishes to contest in reserved seats.
not less than 30 yrs in case of Rajya Sabha and 25 yrs in case of Lok Sabha
Q24: Disqualifications for MP's are
holds an office of profit under union or state government only
unsound mind, undischarged insolvent and not a citizen of India
been found guilty of electoral offences and corrupt practices in elections
Q25: Anti defection is provisioned under which schedule
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