Constitution Of India – Judiciary Question Practice series Part 6 – Free PDF Download


Q1. Which of the following Amendment Act of the Constitution provides for the appointment of one person as Governor of two or more states?

(a) 2nd
(b) 3rd
(c) 5th
(d) 7th

Explanation: D

  • A provision making it possible to appoint the same person as Governor for two or more States has been added to article 153.

Q2. Which one of the following statements with regard to the pardoning power of the Governor is Correct ?

(a) The Governor can pardon the death sentence
(b) The Governor has no power in relation to death sentence
(c)The Governor can only suspend or remit the death sentence
(d) The Governor can only suspend, remit or commute the death sentence

Explanation: D

Q3. Which one of the following statement is correct?

(a) The Chief Election Commissioner of India holds his office during the pleasure of President
(b) The Governor of a State holds his office during the pleasure of the President
(c) The Prime Minister can only be removed by a resolution passed both Houses of Parliament
(d) The speaker of the Lok Sabha can be removed at the pleasure of the President

Explanation: B

  • Article 156. Term of office of Governor : (1) The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. (2) The Governor may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office.

Q4. Which one of the following does not apply to the term of office of Governor ?

(a) The Governor shall hold the office during the pleasure of the President
(b) Minimum age for the post of Governor shall be thirty-two year
(c) The Governor may resign by writing under his hand addressed to the President
(d) The term of Governor shall be five years

Explanation: B

Q5. An ordinance promulgated by the Governor of a State lapses :-

(a) after six months is its promulgation
(b) after six months of its publication in the official gazette
(c)after six weeks from the date of assembly of the House(s) of the State legislature
(d) whenever the Council of States takes a decision

Explanation: C

  • Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature
    (1) If at any time, except when the Legislative Assembly of a State is in session, or where there is a Legislative Council in a State, except when both Houses of the Legislature are in session, the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action, he may promulgate such Ordinance as the circumstances appear to him to require:

Q6. Who was the first lady Governor in India?

(a) Sarojini Naidu
(b) Kamala Beniwal
(c) Ambika Soni
(d) Margaret Alva

Explanation: A

Q7. Under Article 79 of the Constitution of India, the Parliament for the Union consists of :-

(a) The Lok Sabha and The Rajya Sabha
(b) The Council of States and the House of People
(c) President, the Council of States and the House of People
(d) President and the Lok Sabha

Explanation: C

Q8. The Rajya Sabha, which is the Upper House of Parliament, has a maximum strength of-

(a) 250 members
(b) 225 members
(c) 330 members
(d) 350 members

Explanation: A

  • The Rajya Sabha is called the permanent House of the Parliament as it is never fully dissolved.

Q9. According to our Constitution the Rajya Sabha is :-

(a) dissolved once in 2 years
(b) dissolved every 5 years
(c) dissolved every 6 years
(d) not a subject to dissolution

Explanation: D

Q10. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha is-

(a) 550
(b) 475
(d) 552

Explanation: A

  • It is the Lower House (First Chamber or Popular House and it represents the people of India as a whole. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha is fixed at 550 out of which 530 members are to be the representatives of the states and 20 of the UTs. The current strength of Lok Sabha is 543, out of which 530 members represent the states and 13 represent the UTs.

Q11. The minimum age to qualify for election to Lok Sabha is-

(a) 35 years
(b)25 years
(c)21 years
(d) 18 years

Explanation: B

Q12. A person who is not a Member of Parliament can remain Minister only for-

(a) One Month
(b) Two Months
(c) Six Months
(d) None of the above

Explanation: C

  • If a person who is not the member of parliament is appointed as a minister he has to get elected to the either house of parliament within six month. After six month he cease to be a minister. In other words, a non-member may be appointed as a minister, but he/she will have to get elected to either house within six months.

Q13. The quorum for meetings of the House of People constitutes :-

(a) 1/10th of the total members
(b) 1/10th of the total members or 100 members whichever is less
(c) 1/3rd of the total members
(d) 100 members

Explanation: A

  • Quorum refers to the minimum number of the members required to be present for conducting a meeting of the house. The Constitution has fixed one-tenth strength as quorum for both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Thus, to conduct a sitting of Lok Sabha, there should be at least 55 members present while to conduct a sitting of Rajya Sabha, there should be at least 25 members present.

Q14. How many members of Rajya Sabha can be nominated by the President of India from amongst person who have distinguished themselves in art, literature, social service etc.

(a) 2
(b) 10
(c) 12
(d) 6

Explanation: C

Q15. Who has the authority to call a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament?

(a) Prime Minister
(b) President
(c) Members of Lok Sabha
(d) Members of Rajya Sabha

Explanation: B

  • The joint sitting of the Parliament is called by the President and is presided over by the Speaker or, in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha or in his absence, the Deputy-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Q16. When the two Houses of Parliament differ regarding a Bill, then the deadlock is resolved by :

(a) A joint sitting of two Houses
(b) The President of India
(c) The Prime Minister of India
(d) Special Committee

Explanation: A

  • A joint session or joint convention is, most broadly, when two normally separate decision-making groups meet together, often in a special session or other extraordinary meeting, for a specific purpose.
    Most often it refers to when both houses of a bicameral legislature sit together.
  • If a bill has been rejected by any house of the parliament and if more than six months have elapsed, the President may summon a joint session for purpose of passing the bill. The bill is passed by a simple majority of a joint sitting.

Q17. Money Bill can be initiated only in :-

(a) Finance Commission
(b) Rajya Sabha
(c) Lok Sabha
(d) None of these

Explanation:  C

Q18. In India, Money bill is certified by.

(a) Prime Minister.
(b) Finance Minister.
(c) Speaker.
(d) Vice President.

Explanation: C

Q19. A Money Bill passed by Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by Rajya Sabha, if no action is taken within :-

(a) Three weeks
(b) Fourteen days
(c) Four weeks
(d) Seventeen days

Explanation: B

Q20. Rajya Sabha can withhold Money Bill for a period of :-

(a) 14 days
(b) 3 months
(c)6 months
(d)None of the above

Explanation: A




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