Indian Polity and Constitution MCQs

1. With reference to United Nations, the decision that major countries should have veto power, was taken at which of the following conferences?

(A) Teheran conference
(B) Dumbarton oaks
(C) Yalta Conference
(D) Moscow Conference

Correct Answer: (B) Dumbarton oaks

Answer Explanation:
The decision that major countries should have veto power was taken at Dumbarton oaks.

2. With reference to the scheduled of the Indian constitution, which of the following is / are correct matches?

  1. Second Schedule – Emoluments of President, Vice President etc.
  2. Third Schedule – Allocation of Seats in Rajya Sabha
  3. Fourth Schedule – Various forms of oaths by holders of constitutional office

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

(A) Only 1 & 2
(B) Only 2 & 3
(C) Only 1
(D) 1, 2 & 3

Correct Answer: (C) Only 1

Answer Explanation:
Second Schedule
Second schedule lists the emoluments for holders of constitutional offices such as salaries of President, Vice President, Ministers, Judges and Comptroller and Auditor-General of India etc.
Third Schedule
This schedule lists the various forms of oath for holders of various constitutional offices.
Fourth Schedule
Fourth schedule enumerates the allocation of Rajya Sabha seats to States or Union Territories.

3. How many presidents of India so far were elected unopposed?

(A) One
(B) Two
(C) Three
(D) Four

Correct Answer: (B) Two

Answer Explanation:
Apart from N Sanjiva Reddy First President Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected unopposed for the period 1950 to 1952; but he faced opposition in further elections.

4. The constitutional position of President of India is most closely similar to __:

(A) British Monarch
(B) US President
(C) Russian President
(D) British Prime Minister

Correct Answer: (A) British Monarch

Answer Explanation:
Constitutional position of Indian President is closely similar to British Monarch.

5. For how long, A joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament may be convened to consider a bill which was passed by one house and pending in another house?

(A) 3 Months
(B) 6 Months
(C) 9 Months
(D) 12 Months

Correct Answer: (B) 6 Months

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