Indian Polity MCQ-21

Polity Questions for UPPSC,APPSC,KPSC,Indian Airforce,WBPSC,IES Exams


The Residuary Powers (i.e. those relating to subjects not mentioned in any of the three lists included in the VII Schedul are, according to our Constitution, vested in the

A. President of India
B. Union Parliament
C. State Legislatures
D. Supreme Court


Which of the following writs can be issued by a High Court or the Supreme Court to an inferior court forbidding the latter to continue proceedings therein in excess of its jurisdiction?

A. Certiorari
B. Mandamus
C. Prohibition
D. Quo Warranto


In which of the following cases is a joint session of the two Houses of Parliament not necessary?

A. A Bill has been pending with one House for more than six months after it was passed bv the other
B. A Bill to amend the Constitution
C. Both Houses disagree on the amendments to be made in Bill
D. A Bill is passed bv one 1 louse and is rejected bv the other


In a particular case, the advice tendered by the Council of Ministers is sent back by the President for reconsideration. If the Council of Ministers adhere to their earlier advice, the President

A. can ask for reconsideration of the advice once more
B. can ask for reconsideration of ihe advice anv number of times
C. has no option but to accept such advice
D. must seek the advice of the Supreme Court before rejecting ihe advice


The Rule of Law means

A. existence of written rules to regulate the conduct of government officials
B. that no person can be punished unless his guilt is established by a fair trial
C. that the power to make laws vests in the elected representatives of the people
D. independence of the Judiciary


As per Article 100(3), the quorum to constitute a meeting of either House of Parliament is

A. one-fourth of the total number of members of that House
B. one-fifth of the total number of members of that House
C. one-tenth of the total number of members of that House
D. one-third of the total number of members of that House


Originally it was laid down in the Constitution that English shall continue to be used for all the official purposes of the Union for a period of

A. 15 years
B. 20 years
C. 25 years
D. 30 years


Which of the following Directive Principles is a socialistic principle?

A. Equal pay for equal work to all
B. Protection of the health of workers
C. Prevention of concentration of wealth and the means of production
D. All of the above


Which of the following Articles of Constitution cannot be amended by a simple majority in both the Houses of Parliament?

A. Article 2
B. Articles
C. Article 4
D. Article 15


Disagreement between die two Houses of Indian Parliament is finally resolved through

A. a joint session of the two Houses
B. mediatory efforts by the presiding officers of the two Houses
C. a joint committee of the two Houses for the purpose
D. mediation by the President


Which of the following is not a statutory body?

A. Election Commission
B. Finance Commission
C. Planning Commission
D. Union Public Service Commission


To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submit its report?

A. Chairman of Rajva Sabha
B. President of India
C. Speaker of Lok Sabha
D. Union Finance Minister


A person who is arrested and detained in police custody has to be produced before die nearest magistrate

A. immediately after arrest
B. within 12 hours
C. within 24 hours
D. within 48 hours


The sovereign power under the Indian Constitution rests with the

A. Judiciary
B. President
C. People of India
D. Parliament


The President is empowered to establish an Inter-State Council if at any time it appears to him that the public interests would be served thereby. Which of the following has not been so far set up?

A. Central Council of Health
B. Inter-State Commerce Council
C. Central Council of Local Self-Government
D. Transport Development Council


The Council of Ministers in India remains in office till it enjoys the support of the

A. majority of the members of Rajya Sabha
B. majority of the members of Lok Sabha
C. minority of the members of Rajya Sabha –
D. minority of the members of Lok Sabha


Which one of the following amendments to the Constitution clearly has laid down that the President of India is bound to accept the advice given by the Council of Ministers?

A. Twenty-fourth Amendment
B. Twenty-fifth Amendment
C. Fortv-first Amendment
D. Fortv-second Amendment