Indian Polity and Constitution Notes for Competitive Exams


Indian Polity and Constitution Notes

1. A person who is arrested and detained in police custody has to be produced before the nearest magistrate within – 24 hours
2. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was established in 1990 – By the 6Sth Constitutional Amendment Act
3. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Department/Ministry of – Culture
4. Article 17 of the Constitution of India lays down the provision of abolition of – Untouchability
5. The duties of a Chief Minister with regard to the furnishing of information to governor are provided in – Article 167
6. The concept of martial law has been borrowed in India from – The English Common Law
7. Which amendment to the Constitution has clearly laid down that the President of India is bound to accept the advice given by the Council of Ministers ? – 42nd Amendment
8. The President of India to be elected to his/her office must secure a fixed quota of votes. The quota is based on the formula – Total no. of valid votes polled/1 +1= (2) + 1
9. The Indian Constitution provides for the establishment of a Consolidated Fund, a Public Account and a Contingency Fund for – each state
10. In which schedule to the Constitution of India are the forms of oaths or affirmations enshrined? – Third Schedule
11. Part XX of the Constitution of India covered by Article 368 Mentions – Amendments of the Constitution
12. The first Backward Class Commission was appointed in 1953 under the chairmanship of – Kaka Kalelkar
13. In the event of non-enforcement of Directive Principles of State Policy by the Government, a citizen of India can move which court? – None
14. A Person to be eligible for election as President should have completed the age of – 35 years
15. On Prorogation, the Lok Sabha can be summoned only by – The President of India
16. In which part of the Constitution is 'The Panchayats' included? – Part IX
17. Powers, authority and responsibilities of municipalities are laid down in – Schedule Twelfth of the Constitution of India
1. The suppression of Immoral Traffic in women and Girls Act was passed in – The year 1956
19. Which Article of the Constitution has declared untouchability in any form as unconstitutional? – Article 17
20. The pardoning power of the President includes – Pardon, Commutation, Remission, Respite and Reprieve
21. The District Judges are appointed by – The Governor in Consultation with the High Courts
22. Which article of the Constitution provides for the authoritative Text of Constitution of India in Hindi Language? – Article 394-A
23. Concurrent List, freedom of trade, commerce and joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament are the provisions mentioned in Indian Constitution. They have been borrowed from – Australian Constitution
24. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar described Directive Principles of State Policy as – Novel features of the Constitution
25. The constituents of Indian Parliament as mentioned in the Constitution are the – President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
26. The President of India can only ratify (that is, cannot reject or return) – The Constitutional Amendment Bill
27. The purpose of the inclusion of Directive Principles of State Policy in the Indian Constitution is to establish – Social and Economic Democracy
28. At present the governor's salary stands at – Rs. 1,10,000 per month
29. "The State does not owe loyalty to any particular religion as such; it is not irreligious or antireligious; it gives equal freedom to all religions." The definition as given by P. B. Gajendra-gadkar–a former Chief Justice of India is of – Secularism
30. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was passed in – The year 1967

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