Indian Polity GK Questions for IAS, SSC, State Civil Services

1. Which State has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats? – Uttar Pradesh
2. Which is the largest committee of Parliament of India? – Estimates Committee
3. Which writ is a bulwark of personal freedom? – Habeas Corpus
4. Which jurisdiction of the Indian Judiciary covers Public Interest’ Litigation? – Epistolary Jurisdiction
5. To whom is a minister in a State individually responsible? – Governor
6. Who acts as the Chancellor of State Universities ? – Governor
7. Lotteries organised by the government of a State come under which list? – State List
8. By whom is the composition of the UPSC determined? – By the President
9. Who is the Father of local self government in India? – Lord Ripon
10. When was the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India added? – By the first Amendment
11. Why was the design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constitutent Assembly of India? – July, 1947
12. Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India? – Jawaharlal Nehru
13. From which of the country, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental duties? – Erstwhile USSR
14. Right to Constitutional Remedies comes under which rights? – Fundamental Rights
15. How the Constitution describes India? – As a Union of States
16. For howmany month can the proclamation of emergency at the first instance be restricted? – 6 months
17. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India? – Either House of Parliament
18. Who has the authority to remove the Vice-President from his office before the expiry of his term? – Parliament
19. To which Bill the President must accord his sanction without sending it back for fresh consideration? – Finance Bills
20. How many members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President of India? – 12
21. Which is the highest and final judicial tribunal in respect of the Constitution of India? – Supreme Court
22. Which is true about the Supreme Court ? – It is the highest federal court of India
23. Which High Court has jurisdiction over the State of Arunachal Pradesh? – Mumbai
24. Who is a legal advisor of the State Government as provided by the Constitution? – Advocate General
25. Whose prior consent can the Money Bills be introduced in the State Legislature? – Governor
26. Trade Union comes under which List? – Concurrent list
27. Which Articles of Indian Constitution discuss the financial relations between the Centre and the States? – Articles 268 to 281
28. By whom are the Chairman and members of State Public Service Commission appointed? – President
29. How is the National Development Council? – Non-political body
30. Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj ? – Zila Parishad
31. Which is not the concern of the local government? – Public Utility Services
32. By which Amendment, the power to amend the Constitution was specifically conferred upon the Parliament? – 24th
33. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution in Hindi? – 58th
34. Who is the head of the National Defence Committee? – Home Minister
35. Who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution? – B. R. Ambedkar
36. Who was the Chairman’ of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly? – Jawaharlal Nehru
37. From which country did the Constitution of India borrow the scheme of Indian Federation from the Constitution? – Canada
38. Who is competent to prescribe conditions as for acquiring Indian citizenship? – Parliament
39. Which part of the Constitution deals with the Directive Principles of State Policy? – Part IV
40. Which is a human right as well as a fundamental right under the Constitution of India? – Right to Education
41. What is the duration of proclamation of Financial Emergency? – At the first instance two months
42. The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed by whom? – Lt. Governor
43. When the Vice-President acts as President he gets the emoluments of which post? – President
44. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime Minister of India? – Indira Gandhi
45. Who was the first speaker of the Lok Sabha? – Malgaonkar
46. A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha has to be passed/returned by Rajya Sabha within howmany days? – 14 days
47. What is the maximum strength of the nominated members in both the Houses of Parliament? – 14
48. If the Parliament passes a law which is against the Constitution, by whom can it be declared as unconstitutional? – Supreme Court
49. By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are appointed? – President
50. How many High Courts in India have jurisdiction over more than one State (Union Territories not included)? – 3


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