MCQ Questions On Indian Polity and Constitution GK Questions & Answers


Indian Polity & Constitution Objective / Multiple Choice (MCQs) Questions for Preparation of SSC-CGL, UPSC Civil Services, NDA, CDS, Railways and State Level Public Services Examinations.


Q.1. In which Constitutional Amendment Act Goa was made a full fledged State with a State assembly ?

(a) 43rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1977
(b) 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978
(c) 56th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987
(d) 57th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987

(c) 56th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987


Q.2. In which Constitutional Amendment Act An authoritative text of the Constitution in Hindi was provided to the people of India by the President ?

(a) 57th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987
(b) 58th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987
(c) 59th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988
(d) 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988

(b) 58th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987


Q.3. Which Constitutional Amendment Act, provided reservation in admissions in private unaided educational institutions for students belonging to scheduled castes/tribes and other backward classes ?

(a) 92nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003
(b) 93rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2005
(c) 94th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2006
(d) 95th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2009

(b) 93rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2005


Q.4. How many articles were there originally in Constitution of India ?

(a) 395
(b) 397
(c) 403
(d) 410

(a) 395


Q.5. Under the constitution of India who are the ultimate Sovereign ?

(a) Indian People
(b) Prime Minister of India
(c) President of India
(d) All elected leaders of India

(a) Indian People


Q.6. When is Human Rights Day celebrated?

(a) 10 March
(b) 20 December
(c) 10 September
(d) 10 December

(d) 10 December


Q.7. Which of the following is not compatible with democratic position?

(a) Republic
(b) Dictatorship
(c) Socialism
(d) Monarchy

(b) Dictatorship


Q.8. Under the Indian Constitution, any person who is arrested or imprisoned must appear before the nearest magistrate-

(a) Within 12 hours
(b) Within 48 hours
(c) Within 24 hours
(d) Within 72 hours

(c) Within 24 hours


Q.9. By which amendment of the Indian Constitution is it clearly provided that the President of India is obliged to obey the advice of the Council of Ministers?

(a) 24 th
(b) 25 th
(c) 41 th
(d) 42 th

(d) 42 th


Q.10. Which of the following is not a fundamental right?

(a) Right to equality
(b) Right to freedom
(c) Right against exploitation
(d) Right to property

(d) Right to property


Q.11. Who is the author of the book ‘Rebooting Government’.

(a) Pravan Mukherjee
(b) Nandan Nilekani
(c) Manmohan Singh
(d) Khushwant Singh

(b) Nandan Nilekani


Q.12. Who is the Chairman of Drafting Committee?

(a) N. Gopalswamy
(b) K.M. Munshi
(c) N. Madhav Rao
(d) Dr. B.R Ambedkar

(d) Dr. B.R Ambedkar


Q.13. Under which article of the constitution can the central government give directions to the state governments?

(a) Article 256
(b) Article 263
(c) Article 356
(d) Article 370

(a) Article 256


Q.14. Under which article of Indian Constitution is there a provision for the formation of Finance Commission?

(a) Article 249
(b) Article 280
(c) Article 368
(d) Article 370

(b) Article 280


Q.15. Legally able to declare war or decide peace—

(a) President
(b) Parliament
(c) Council of Ministers
(d) Prime Minister

(a) President


Q.16. President’s Rule can be imposed initially for a minimum duration of

(a) 6 Months
(b) 1 Year
(c) 2 Years
(d) 3 Years

(a) 6 Months


Q.17. In which state, the President’s Rule was first imposed in India

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Assam
(d) Arunachal Pradesh

(a) Andhra Pradesh


Q.18. Who is the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?

(a) V. S. Ramadevi
(b) KalyanSundaram
(c) Sukumar Sen
(d) T N Seshan

(c) Sukumar Sen


Q.19. Which article of constitution give the power to President’s to impose President Rule in a State?

(a) Article 66
(b) Article 112
(c) Article 223
(d) Article 356

(d) Article 356


Q.20. Who is the first female Speaker of Lok Sabha?

(a) PratibhaPatil
(b) Urmilla Singh
(c) Meira Kumar
(d) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Meira Kumar


Q.21. Minimum age required to contest for Lok Sabha election

(a) 30 Years
(b) 35 Years
(c) 28 Yeras
(d) 25 Years

(d) 25 Years


Q.22. Who is the Chairman of Kendriya Hindi Samiti?

(a) President
(b) Vice President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) HRD Minister

(c) Prime Minister


Q.23. Which state has the largest Legislative Assembly?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) West Bengal
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra

(c) Uttar Pradesh


Q.24. Right to Information Act in India applies to all states and Union Territories except

(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Nagaland
(c) Goa
(d) Sikkim

(a) Jammu and Kashmir


Q.25. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India?

(a) M Karunanidhi
(b) JyotiBasu
(c) Pawan Kumar Chamling
(d) Manik Sarkar

(c) Pawan Kumar Chamling


Q.26. Right to Information Act in India came fully into force in

(a) October, 2008
(b) June, 2005
(c) July, 2008
(d) October, 2005

(d) October, 2005


Q.27. Which state has no Panchayati Raj Institution?

(a) Mizoram
(b) Manipur
(c) Nagaland
(d) Jarkhand

(c) Nagaland


Q.28. Which state has the largest number of seats reserved for schedule tribes in Lok Sabha?

(a) Bihar
(b) Assam
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh

(c) Madhya Pradesh


Q.29. When the first General Election held in India

(a) 1947
(b) 1951
(c) 1952
(d) 1955

(b) 1951


Q.30. Who administers the oath of office to the President of India

(a) Speaker of LokSabha
(b) Attorney general
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) Vice President

(c) Chief Justice of India


Q.31. Who is the chairman of Planning Commission

(a) Prime Minister
(b) Finance Minister
(c) President of India
(d) None of the above

(a) Prime Minister


Q.32. The idea of Fundamental Rights in Indian Constitution was adopted from

(a) England
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) America

(d) America


Q.33. The Chief Election Commissioner can be appointed by the

(a) Prime Minister
(b) Vice President
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) President

(d) President


Q.34. Who is the first female Speaker of Lok Sabha

(a) Pratibha Patil
(b) Urmilla Singh
(c) Meira Kumar
(d) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Meira Kumar


Q.35. Which article of constitution give the power to President’s to impose President Rule in a State

(a) Article 66
(b) Article 112
(c) Article 223
(d) Article 356

(d) Article 356


Q.36. In which state, the President’s Rule was first imposed in India

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Assam
(d) Arunachal Pradesh

(a) Andhra Pradesh


Q.37. President’s Rule can be imposed initially for a minimum duration of

(a) Six Months
(b) One Year
(c) Two Years
(d) Three Years

(a) Six Months


Q.38. What is the minimum age required for Governor of a state

(a) 25 Years
(b) 28 Years
(c) 35 Years
(d) 40 Years

(c) 35 Years


Q.39. If President dies while in office, the Vice President can act as President for a maximum time period of

(a) 3 Years
(b) 2 Years
(c) 1 Years
(d) 6 Months

(d) 6 Months


Q.40. The union budget is presented in the Parliament each year on the

(a) last day of February
(b) 1st March
(c) 1st day of February
(d) 15th March

(c) 1st day of February


Q.41. What is the maximum number of elected members for a state assembly

(a) 350
(b) 500
(c) 380
(d) 650

(b) 500


Q.42. Which Constitutional Amendment changed the procedure of election of the vice-president?

(a) 1st Amendment Act
(b) 7th Amendment Act
(c) 9th Amendment Act
(d) 11th Amendment Act

(d) 11th Amendment Act


Q.43. Which of the following was given the status of state by Thirteenth Amendment Act, 1962?

(a) Sikkim
(b) Nagaland
(c) Assam
(d) Tripura

(b) Nagaland


Q.44. Which Constitutional Amendment extended the reservation of seats for the SCs and STs, and special representation for the Anglo-Indians in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies for a further period of ten years?

(a) 22nd Amendment Act, 1969
(b) 23rd Amendment Act, 1969
(c) 24th Amendment Act, 1971
(d) 25th Amendment Act, 1971

(b) 23rd Amendment Act, 1969


Q.45. Who is the guarantor of the fundamental rights of the citizens and guardian of the Constitution of India?

(a) President
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Parliament
(d) Supreme Court

(d) Supreme Court


Q.46. Which state government challenged the Constitutional validity of the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act, 1957?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) West Bengal
(d) Jharkhand

(c) West Bengal


Q.47. Which of the following cases involved the largest bench till date constituted by Supreme Court?

(a) Keshvananda Bharti Case
(b) Golaknath Case
(c) Minerva Mills Case
(d) Bank Nationalisation Case

(a) Keshvananda Bharti Case


Q.48. Who can exercise the power of judicial review as per the Constitution?

(a) Supreme Court
(b) High Court
(c) Both of them
(d) None of them

(c) Both of them


Q.49. Who appoints the chairman and members of the Joint State Public Service Commission?

(a) The President
(b) The Governor
(c) The Prime Minister
(d) The Chief Justice of India

(a) The President


Q.50. What is the meaning of ‘locus standi’?

(a) Anybody can move the court on someone\’s behalf
(b) A person whose rights are infringed alone can move the court
(c) No one can move the court without proper justification
(d) None of the above

(b) A person whose rights are infringed alone can move the court


Q.51. Who appoints the Chief Minister?

(a) The Chief Justice of High Court
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Governor

(d) Governor


Q.52. Which Act enabled the Governor General to associate representatives of the Indian People with the work of legislation by nominating them to his expanded council ?

(a) Government of India Act, 1858
(b) Government of India Act, 1861
(c) Government of India Act, 1892
(d) Government of India Act, 1915

(b) Government of India Act, 1861


Q.53. Under which Act, The councils were having a power to discuss the budget and addressing questions to the executive.

(a) Government of India Act, 1858
(b) Government of India Act, 1861
(c) Government of India Act, 1892
(d) Government of India Act, 1915

(c) Government of India Act, 1892


Q.54. Which Act was passed to consolidate the provisions of the preceding Government of India Acts ?

(a) Government of India Act, 1858
(b) Government of India Act, 1861
(c) Government of India Act, 1892
(d) Government of India Act, 1915

(d) Government of India Act, 1915


Q.55. For the first time Indian Legislature was made “Bi-cameral” under :

(a) Government of India Act, 1861
(b) Government of India Act, 1892
(c) Government of India Act, 1915
(d) Government of India Act, 1919

(d) Government of India Act, 1919


Q.56. Which Act divided legislative powers between the Centre and Provinces ?

(a) Government of India Act, 1935
(b) Government of India Act, 1919
(c) Government of India Act, 1892
(d) Government of India Act, 1861

(a) Government of India Act, 1935


Q.57. “The Constitution should give India Domination Status”, was a proposal in ?

(a) Cabinet Mission Plan
(b) Cripps Mission
(c) The Mountbatten Plan
(d) Simon Commision

(b) Cripps Mission


Q.58. The plan to transfer of power to the Indians and partition of the country was laid down in the ?

(a) Cabinet Mission Plan
(v) Simon Commision
(c) Cripps Mission
(d) The Mountbatten Plan

(d) The Mountbatten Plan


Q.59. Article 20 of the Indian Constitution is an important fundamental right as it provides protection in relation to convictions for offenses. What protection is not provided to the persons accused of the offense under Article 20:

(a) X-Post Fact Flame
(b) double threat
(c) Prohibition against self-blame
(d) Right to be produced before a magistrate within 24 hours

(d) Right to be produced before a magistrate within 24 hours


Q.60. Which election is not related to Election Commission elections of India:

(a) President
(b) Vice President
(c) Panchayats and municipalities of states
(d) All of the above

(c) Panchayats and municipalities of states


Q.61. Under what circumstances can the President declare a National Emergency under Article 352 all over the country or in any part of it:

(a) external attack
(b) Armed Rebellion
(c) internal disturbance
(d) Both 1 and 2

(d) Both 1 and 2


Q.62. Which High Court has the largest judicial area?

(a) Bombay High Court
(b) Guwahati High Court
(c) Allahabad High Court
(d) Calcutta High Court

(b) Guwahati High Court


Q.63. For which of the following bills, there is no constitutional provision to resolve the deadlock by holding a joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament?

(a) Ordinary Bill
(b) Money Bill
(c) Constitution Amendment Bill
(d) 2 and 3

(b) Money Bill


Q.64. Which statement about Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is untrue?

(a) It is a constitutional body
(b) It is a staffing agency for the Prime Minister
(c) It has been given the status of a department
(d) There is no attached and subordinate office under it

(a) It is a constitutional body


Q.65. Many key features of the constitution such as federal structure, provincial autonomy, a bicameral central legislature and the principle of separation of powers are derived from where?

(a) Nehru Report of 1928
(b) Government of India Act 1919
(c) Government of India Act 1935
(d) India Independence Act 1947

(d) India Independence Act 1947


Q.66. Which of the following languages is not in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution?

(a) Persian
(b) Sanskrit
(c) Kashmiri
(d) Nepali

(a) Persian


Q.67. Which was the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly held?

(a) 9 December, 1946
(b) 26 January 1950
(c) 20 July 1950
(d) 26 January 1950

(a) 9 December, 1946


Q.68. A result of the reorganization, what was the number of members of the Constituent Assembly in the year 1947?

(a) 450
(b) 572
(c) 299
(d) 272

(c) 299


Q.69. Number of standing committees in the Indian Parliament

(a) 12
(b) 17
(c) 38
(d) 45

(d) 45


Q.70. Number of Constituencies in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha election

(a) 66
(b) 55
(c) 80
(d) 92

(c) 80


Q.71. Present Lok Sabha is the

(a) 15th
(b) 17th
(c) 13th
(d) 14th

(a) 15th


Q.72. Who is the first Woman Governor in India?

(a) FathimaBeevi
(b) VijayalakshmiPandit
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Padmaja Naidu

(c) Sarojini Naidu


Q.73. Who is the first Woman Chief Minister in India?

(a) Janaki Ramachandran
(b) Sucheta Kriplani
(c) Shashikala Kakodkar
(d) Nandini Satpathy

(b) Sucheta Kriplani


Q.74. Where the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is located

(a) Shimla
(b) Delhi
(c) Ooty
(d) Mussoorie

(d) Mussoorie


Q.75. What is the intermediate tier of the Panchayati Raj system is called?

(a) Zila Parishad
(b) Taluka Pachayat
(c) Pachayat Samiti
(d) Gram Sabha

(c) Pachayat Samiti


Q.76. Which state first adopted the Pachayati Raj in India in 1959?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Karnataka
(c) Gujrat
(d) Punjab

(a) Rajasthan


Q.77. If both the office of President and Vice-President vacant, who has been empowered the President function

(a) Prime Minister
(b) Chief Justice
(c) Speaker of Loksabha
(d) Chief of Army Staff

(b) Chief Justice


Q.78. Who was the president of India at the time of emergency in 1975?

(a) Zail Singh
(b) VV Giri
(c) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(d) Shankar Dayal Sharma

(c) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed


Q.79. The Second largest judicial complex in the World

(a) Gauhati High Court
(b) Delhi High Court
(c) Madras High Court
(d) Bombay High Court

(c) Madras High Court


Q.80. When the first General Election held in India

(a) 1950
(b) 1951
(c) 1952
(d) 1955

(b) 1951


Q.81. The only person who had defeated Indira Gandhi in Lok Sabha election-1977

(a) Ram Manohar Lohia
(b) Morarji Desai
(c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(d) Raj Narain

(d) Raj Narain


Q.82. Who hold the record of winning Lok Sabha election with highest margin of votes

(a) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(b) Anil Basu
(c) Indira Gandhi
(d) Khagen Das

(b) Anil Basu


Q.83. The President of India address his resignation letter to the

(a) Speaker
(b) Vice President of India
(c) Chief Justice
(d) Prime Minister

(b) Vice President of India


Q.84. Which state has the largest number of seats reserved for schedule tribes in Lok Sabha

(a) Bihar
(b) Assam
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh

(c) Madhya Pradesh


Q.85. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister in India

(a) M Karunanidhi
(b) Jyoti Basu
(c) Pawan Kumar Chamling
(d) Manik Sarkar

(c) Pawan Kumar Chamling


Q.86. Which High Court for the first time in India declared ‘Bandh” as illegal

(a) Allahabad High Court
(b) Gujarat High Court
(c) Kerala High Court
(d) Rajasthan High Court

(c) Kerala High Court


Q.87. Right to Information Act in India came fully into force in

(a) October,2008
(b) June,2005
(c) July,2008
(d) October,2005

(d) October,2005


Q.88. Who is the first President of Indian National Congress

(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) M K Gandhi
(c) George Yule
(d) W C Bonnerjee

(d) W C Bonnerjee


Q.89. Minimum age required to contest for Lok Sabha election

(a) 30 Years
(b) 35 Years
(c) 28 Yeras
(d) 25 Years

(d) 25 Years


Q.90. Who among the following held the office of Vice President of India for two consecutive terms?

(a) Dr. R Venkatramanan
(b) Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
(c) Dr. VV Giri
(d) Dr. S Radhakrishnan

(d) Dr. S Radhakrishnan


Q.91. Who called Indian people as “a single people living under a single imperium derived from a single source”?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Dr. B R Ambedkar
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru


Q.92. Uttarakhand came into existence on ?

(a) 1st November, 2000
(b) 4th November, 2000
(c) 7th November, 2000
(d) 9th November, 2000

(d) 9th November, 2000


Q.93. State of Jharkhand was established on ?

(a) 15th November, 2000
(b) 16th November, 2000
(c) 17th November, 2000
(d) 18th November, 2000

(a) 15th November, 2000


Q.94. Which among the following is not among six fundamental rights provided by Constitution ?

(a) Right to equality
(b) Right to Protest
(c) Right against exploitation
(d) Right to freedom of religion

(b) Right to Protest


Q.95. The powers, privileges and immunities of either House of Parliament and of its Committees and Members have mainly been laid down in article _________of the Constitution of India

(a) 105
(b) 107
(c) 115
(d) 102

(a) 105


Q.96. In the National Flag, what does saffron colour represent?

(a) Spirit of Human nature
(b) Spirit of colours
(c) Spirit of Renunciation
(d) None of the above

(c) Spirit of Renunciation


Q.97. For how much time the presidents Rule can be extended in India with the approval of Parliament in every six months ?

(a) 6 months
(b) 1 years
(c) 2 years
(d) 3 years

(d) 3 years


Q.98. ‘Swadeshi’ and ‘boycott’ was related to which movement?

(a) Bang-Bhang movement
(b) Non-cooperation movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

(a) Bang-Bhang movement


Q.99. Fundamental duties were included on the recommendation of which committee?

(a) Devraj Ars Committee
(b) Karan Singh Committee
(c) Swarn Singh Committee
(d) Kripalani Committee

(c) Swarn Singh Committee


Q.100. Who was the first Comptroller and Auditor General of India

(a) AK Chandra
(b) AK Roy
(c) S Ranganathan
(d) V Narahari Rao

(d) V Narahari Rao


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