[CSP] Test PT19ST05 – Polity & Governance

#1. Which of the following schedules deals with the division of powers between the Union and the States?

(a) 5th Schedule

(b) 6th Schedule

(c) 7th Schedule

(d) 8th Schedule

#2. Which of the following features of the Indian Constitution were borrowed either from British or US Constitution?

1. Procedure established by Law

2. Advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

3. Rule of Law

4. Method of election of the President

5. Parliamentary Privileges Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 3 and 5

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 3 and 5

#3. Consider the following statements:

1. ‘Economic and Social planning’ is mentioned under the Concurrent List.

2. ‘Organisation of the High Courts’ is mentioned under the State List.

3. ‘Agriculture including agricultural education and research’ is mentioned under the Union List.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#4. Which of the following constitutional amendments made the elementary education a fundamental right in India?

(a) 91st Amendment Act

(b) 92nd Amendment Act

(c) 86th Amendment Act

(d) 89th Amendment Act

#5. Which of the following writs is issued by a higher court to a lower court or tribunal either to transfer a case pending with the latter to itself or to quash the order of the latter in a case?

(a) Certiorari

(b) Prohibition

(c) Quo-Warranto

(d) Mandamus

#6. Consider the following statements:

1. The Regulating Act of 1773 provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court at Calcutta.

2. The Regulating Act of 1773 came to be known as the ‘Act of Settlement’.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#7. Which of the following acts introduced ‘bicameralism’ in the country for the first time?

(a) Government of India Act of 1919

(b) Government of India Act of 1935

(c) Indian Councils Act of 1909

(d) Indian Councils Act of 1892

#8. In the first Cabinet of the Free India, who of the following held the portfolio of railways and transport?

(a) C H Bhabha

(b) V N Gadgil

(c) Jagjivan Ram

(d) Dr. John Mathai

#9. Consider the following statements:

1. At the time of independence, India comprised two categories of political units, namely, the British provinces and the princely states.

2. In 1950, the Constitution contained a four-fold classification of the States of the Indian Union – Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D State.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#10. The Fundamental Rights are defended and guaranteed by the

(a) Constitution of India

(b) President of India

(c) Supreme Court of India

(d) Parliament of India

#11. In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court ruled that there cannot be any blanket immunity from judicial review of the laws included in the Ninth Schedule?

(a) I R Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu

(b) Indra Sawhney v. Union of India

(c) Balaji Raghavan v. Union of India

(d) A K Gopalan v. State of Madras

#12. Consider the following statements:

1. Fundamental Rights facilitate the establishment of rule of law in the country.

2. Fundamental Rights facilitate the participation of people in the political and administrative process.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#13. Consider the following statements:

1. That the elections to the Lok Sabha shall be on the basis of adult suffrage is a constitutional right.

2. In case of violation of the above right, the aggrieved person can directly move the Supreme Court for its enforcement.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#14. Consider the following statements:

1. Right to property is a constitutional right.

2. Right to property is a fundamental right.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#15. Consider the following statements:

1. Directive Principles of State Policy embody the concept of a welfare state.

2. Directive Principles of State Policy seek to establish political democracy in the country. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#16. Which of the following Directive Principles of State Policy can be classified as Socialist principles?

1. To provide free legal aid to the poor

2. To promote educational interests of the weaker sections of the society.

3. To improve public health.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#17. Which of the following is/are part of the Directive Principles of State Policy?

1. To encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.

2. To develop scientific temper and spirit of inquiry.

3. To promote cottage industries in rural areas.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#18. Who of the following was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly?

(a) B N Rau

(b) Dr B R Ambedkar

(c) I I Chundrigar

(d) Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

#19. In which of the following cases, did the Supreme Court held that ‘the Indian Constitution is founded on the bedrock of the balance between the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles’?

(a) Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala

(b) Golak Nath v. State of Punjab

(c) Menaka Gandhi v. Union of India

(d) Minerva Mills v. Union of India

#20. Consider the following statements:

1. Right to Constitutional Remedies is a fundamental right.

2. Right to Constitutional Remedies is a basic feature of the Constitution.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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