Indian Polity and Constitution MCQs

21. In which year Dogri language was included in the eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution?

(A) 2001
(B) 2002
(C) 2003
(D) 2004

Correct Answer: (D) 2004

Answer Explanation:
Via the 92nd Constitutional amendment 2003, 4 new languages – Bodo, Maithili, Dogri, and Santali – were added to the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

22. Which among the following articles of Indian Constitution gives the right to the Attorney General of India to speak in Houses of Parliament or their committee?

(A) Article 76
(B) Article 86
(C) Article 96
(D) Article 106

Correct Answer: (A) Article 76

23. In which year, first Official Language Commission was constituted?

(A) 1952
(B) 1955
(C) 1958
(D) 1959

Correct Answer: (B) 1955

Answer Explanation:
The first official language commission was appointed in 1955 with B.G. Kher as chairman and it submitted its report in 1956 which was presented to parliament in 1957 and examined by a joint parliamentary committee.

24. The Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising votes of __________?

(A) Only members of Parliament
(B) Members of Parliament & members of Legislative Assemblies
(C) Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative assemblies and Members of legislative councils
(D) Members of Rajya Sabha only

Correct Answer: (A) Only members of Parliament

Answer Explanation:
Like Presidential election, election of vice president is held via system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote {indirect election}. However, Vice President is elected by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs. The MLAs or MLCs have no role to play here. This sounds to be an anomaly but it is justified by giving logic that Vice President works as president of the whole country in rare occasions when President is not available. In normal circumstances, his work is to preside the Rajya Sabha.

25. The preamble of Constitution of India is ________?

(A) A part of constitution
(B) Not a part of constitution
(C) is an annexure to constitution
(D) A schedule of the Constitution

Correct Answer: (A) A part of constitution

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