the constitution mcq questions for competitive examinations
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WBPSC Clerkship Examination Previous Year Question Papers

1. Who appoints the Governor of the State?

Ans: The President

2 .Membership of the Legislative Assembly can vary between

Ans :60 - 500

3 .What is the minimum age in years for becoming the MLC and MLA in the State?

Ans:30 and 25

4 .What is the tenure in years of Office of MLA and MLC in the State?

Ans:-5 and 6 years

5 .What is the eligibility age and tenure of Office of the Governor? (in years)

Ans:35 and 5

6 .The State Legislature unless dissolved earlier shall continue for a period of ______years. .

Ans:5-7

The Legislative Council shall not be subjected to dissolution however one-third of its members shall retire after every _____ years. .

Ans

2

8 .

Who appoints the Vice Chancellors of the Universities?

Ans

Governor

9 .

Who is the Executive (Constitutional) Head of the State Government?

Ans

Governor

10 .

The Executive powers of the State Government shall be exercised in the name of

Ans;

Governor

11 .

Generally, the Governor belongs to

ans;

some other State

12 .

The Governor of a State acts as

Ans;

Agent of President

13 .

The Governor of the State shall be appointed by the

Ans;

President

14 .

The Governor holds Office

Ans;

during the pleasure of the President

15 .

As a matter of convention, while appointing the Governor of a State, the President consults

Ans

State Chief Minister

16 .

The Governor is the part and parcel of the

Ans

State Legislature

17 .

The salary and allowances of the Governor are charged to

Ans

The Consolidated Fund of the State

18 .

The emoluments of the Ministers in the State Government are determined by

Ans

Legislative Assembly

19 .

The salaries and allowances of the Speaker of Legislative Assembly and Chairman of Legislative Council shall be determined by the

Ans

State Legislature

20 .

The emoluments, allowances, and privileges of the Governor shall be determined by the

Ans

Parliament

21 .

If the Governor of a State wishes to relinquish Office before the expiry of his / her term, he/she has to address the resignation

Ans

President

22 .

The Governor plays a dual role as an agent of the President and as the

Ans

Constitutional Head of the State

23 .

The Governor of a State should

Ans

not hold any other office of profit

24 .

The Governor may resign his / her Office by writing to the

Ans

President

25 .

Can one person act as Governor of more than one State?

Ans

Yes

26 .

When a person acts as Governor of more than one State, his / her salary is

Ans

shared by the concerned States

27 .

Which one of the following legislative powers are enjoyed by the Governor?

Ans

(i) can nominate certain members of the Anglo-Indian community to the Legislative Assembly, (ii) can

28 .

Who discharges the duties of the Office of Governor if it falls vacant due to death or resignation?

Ans

Chief Justice of the High Court

29 .

The Governor of a State is administered the oath of Office by (OR) The Governor before entering upon his Office has to administer his oath before the

Ans

Chief Justice of the High Court

30 .

There is no provision for the impeachment of the

Ans

Governor

31 .

Which one of the following is correct regarding the Governor of a State?

Ans

(i) No Money Bill can be introduced in State Legislature without prior permission of Governor, (ii) He can recommend to the President to impose President’s Rule in the State, (iii) He has the power to issue ordinances when the legislature is not in session

32 .

The Governor can issue ordinances

Ans

only during the recess of the State Legislature

33 .

The ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by the

Ans

State Legislature

34 .

A Governor

Ans

may be transferred from one State to another State

35 .

The Governor has the power to dissolve

Ans

Legislative Assembly

36 .

Who appoints and administers the oath for the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers?

Ans

Governor

37 .

The Contingency Fund of the State is operated by the

Ans

Governor

38 .

The Governor is accountable for his / her actions to the

Ans

President

39 .

Unless approved by the State Legislature, the ordinance issued by the Governor remains in force for a maximum period of

Ans

six months

40 .

A Legislative Bill which did not receive the Governor’s immediate assent was

Ans

Jammu & Kashmir citizenship

41 .

The District Judges and Magistrate of the Civil Courts shall be appointed by the

Ans

Governor

42 .

The High Court of Karnataka established in the year

Ans

1884

43 .

The Guwahati High Court has territorial jurisdiction over ___ number of States. .

Ans

4

44 .

The High Court for the territory of Andaman and Nicobar is the High Court of

Ans

West Bengal

45 .

The number of States under the Jurisdiction of a High Court shall be decided on the basis of

Ans

Area and Population

46 .

Who decides the number of Judges in the High Court?

Ans

President

47 .

High Courts in India were first started (1862) at

Ans

Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras

48 .

The Governor can recommend imposition of President’s Rule in the State

Ans

At his discretion

49 .

The term of Legislative Assembly can be extended for a period of ____ during the time of Emergency. .

Ans

One year

50 .

Governor will act under the following circumstance with the advice of Ministers while returning

Ans

Appointing the Advocate General

51 .

Parliament or State Legislature can declare a seat vacant if the member is absent from the session for a period of _____ days without permission. .

Ans

60

52 .

‘Bicameral’ means

Ans

Presence of two Houses in the State

53 .

‘Unicameral’ means

Ans

Presence of one House in the State

54 .

What is the system of Legislature in the State of Karnataka?

Ans

Bicameral

55 .

Which State(s) is/are having a Bicameral system?

Ans

Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka , Maharashtra,

56 .

Which are the two States having common Capital?

Ans

Punjab and Haryana

57 .

Sikkim was admitted as a full-fledged State of Indian Union in the year _____. .

Ans

1975

58 .

The Residuary power with respect to the Jammu & Kashmir rest with the

Ans

State Government of Jammu & Kashmir

59 .

Who appoints the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir?

Ans

President

60 .

Which of the following bodies can be abolished but not dissolved?

Ans

State Legislative Council

61 .

Who appoints the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers in the State?

Ans

Governor

62 .

Who appoints the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court?

Ans

President

63 .

What is the retirement age in years for Chief Justice and other Judges of High Court?

Ans-62



64 .

Salaries and other emoluments of the High Court Judges shall be determined by the

Ans

Parliament

65 .

Which among the following Article of the Constitution empowers the High Court to issue writs of various kinds?

Ans

226

66 .

Writ Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Article 32 is not wider than that of the Writ Jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 because the High Court may exercise this power in relation to

Ans

Violation of Fundamental and Legal Rights

67 .

Article 227 of the Indian Constitution deals with the

Ans

High Court’s power of superintendence over all Courts and Tribunals within its Jurisdiction

68 .

Who has the power to establish common High Court for two or more States and Union Territories?

Ans

Parliament

69 .

In WB, the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council is

Ans

70 .

Who is having the power to remove the Governor before the expiry of the tenure?

Ans

President

71 .

What is the retirement age in years of a High Court Judge?

Ans

62

72 .

The total members in the Legislative Council should not be less than (Article 171). .

Ans

40

73 .

The Legislative Council is a permanent House, however, _____ number of members retire after every ____ years. .

Ans

One-third and 2

74 .

A Cabinet Minister of a State Government can be removed by the

Ans

Chief Minister

75 .

The Council of Ministers in the State remains in power for

Ans

as long as it retains the confidence of Legislative Assembly

76 .

The State Council of Ministers has to tender their resignation if the vote of no-confidence is passed against it by the

Ans

Legislative Assembly

77 .

Who is the Channel of Communication between the Governor and the State Council of Ministers?

Ans

Chief Minister

78 .

Chief Minister of all the States are the Members of

Ans

National Development Council

79 .

This is not the power of the Chief Minister. .

Ans

Control over State Judiciary

80 .

The Chief Minister of a State cannot take part in the election of President if he is

Ans

A member of the Legislative Council of the State

81 .

If a member of Lok Sabha is appointed as the Chief Minister of a State

Ans

He must become a member of the State Legislature within six months

82 .

What is the effect of the resignation or death of the Chief Minister of the State?

Ans

Dissolves the Legislative Assembly

83 .

Which tax is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?

Ans

Stamp duties

84 .

Which category of professional people are entitled to elect their representatives to the State Legislative Council?

Ans

Teachers of not lower than secondary school level in the State

85 .

The Graduates constitute a separate constituency for the election of the specified number of members to

Ans

State Legislative Council

86 .

Legislative Council is

Ans

not dissolved

87 .

How many States in India have Legislative Councils?

Ans

5

88 .

Which among the following House cannot be dissolved but can be abolished?

Ans

Legislative Council

89 .

Without a certificate of High Court, an appeal can be made to Supreme Court

Ans

with the special leave of Supreme Court

90 .

What is meant by ‘Court of Records’?

Ans

The court that preserves all the records

91 .

The Legislative Council in a State can be created or disbanded by the

Ans

Parliament on the recommendation of the State Legislative Assembly

92 .

The Members of the State Legislature can claim immunity from _____ Proceedings. .

Ans

Civil

93 .

The major part of the following central revenues goes to various State Governments in India

Ans

Excise Duty

94 .

Which of the following is the most important source of revenue of the states in India?

Ans

Sales Tax

95 .

Who Superintendents all subordinate courts in a State?

Ans

High Court

96 .

Which one of the following High Courts have the territorial jurisdiction over Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Ans

Calcutta

97 .

Power to extend or restrict the Jurisdiction of High Court vest with

Ans

Parliament

98 .

A temporary Judge of High Court can hold Office for a maximum period of

Ans

Two years

99 .

Which one of the following Union Territories has a High Court of its own?

Ans

Delhi

100 .

When there is no majority party in the State Legislative Assembly, the main consideration governing the appointment of a Chief Minister by Governor is the

Ans

ability of the person who is most likely to command a stable majority

101 .

If there is a dispute between two States

Ans

only Supreme Court has jurisdiction to decide that case

102 .

Which of the following States are involved in disputes over the sharing of river waters?

Ans

(i) Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat , (ii) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, (iii) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

103 .

Constitution empowers State Governments to make a special law for

Ans

Women and Children

104 .

The State Government does not enjoy any control over local bodies with regard to

Ans

Personal matters

105 .

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall be elected by the

Ans

Members of Legislative Assembly

106 .

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly can vacate his Office by addressing his resignation to the

Ans

Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly

107 .

Find out the correct response: ‘After the State Legislature is dissolved the Speaker of Legislative Assembly’?

Ans

Remains as Speaker until the 1st Meeting of the Legislative Assembly after the dissolution

108 .

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall be removed by the House by passing a resolution

Ans

after 14 days clear notice passed by a majority of all the Members of the House

109 .

Who among the following is described as the Custodian of State Legislative Assembly?

Ans

Speaker

110 .

Who is neutral in the affairs of the party politics?

Ans

Speaker of Legislative Assembly

111 .

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly enjoys

Ans

Right to vote only in case of a tie

112 .

What is the minimum gap permissible between the two sessions of the Legislature?

Ans

Six months

113 .

The authority to allow the agenda of the State Legislative Assembly is

Ans

Speaker of Legislative Assembly

114 .

Find out the correct response to the Ordinance promulgated by the Governor?

Ans

has the same force as the law made by the State Legislature

115 .

What shall be the qualification of a person to be appointed as the Advocate General for the State?

Ans

Qualified to be appointed as Judge of High Court

116 .

The Governor does not appoint

Ans

Judges of the High Court

117 .

An Advocate General shall hold Office during the pleasure of the

Ans

Governor

118 .

Who has the power to create and abolish the Legislative Council if the Legislative Assembly of State passes a resolution to that effect?

Ans

Parliament

119 .

Which of the following taxes is levied by the State Government only?

Ans

Entertainment Tax

120 .

Goa got the status of Statehood by the way of _____ Constitutional Amendment. .

Ans

56th

121 .

Law with regard to Anti-defection is inserted by way of ____ Constitutional Amendment. .

Ans

52nd

122 .

Among the following Amendments, which is considered as Mini-Constitution?

Ans

42nd

123 .

73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments is pertaining to

Ans

Local Self Government

124 .

State Emergency (President’s Rule) can be declared

Ans

When the Government of the State cannot be carried in accordance with the Provision of the Constitution

125 .

Which Article gives Special Provisions to the State of Jammu & Kashmir?

Ans

370

126 .

The President can make a Proclamation of Emergency in Jammu & Kashmir with the

Ans

Concurrence of the State Legislature

127 .

There is no provision in the Constitution for the impeachment of

Ans

Governor

128 .

The member of State Public Service Commission can be removed on the ground of misbehavior only after an enquiry has been conducted by the

Ans

High Court of the State

129 .

Who can recommend abolition or creation of the Legislative Council in a State?

Ans

Legislative Assembly of the State

130 .

Where were the High Courts in India first set up?

Ans

Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta

131 .

The High Courts at Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras were established under the

Ans

Indian High Courts Act,

132 .

The Additional and Acting Judges of the High Court are appointed by the

Ans

President

133 .

High Courts exercise

Ans

Writ Jurisdiction

134 .

As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?

Ans

State Governor

135 .

The salaries and allowances of the Judges of the High Court are charges to the

Ans

Consolidated Fund of the State

136 .

High Courts enjoy

Ans

(i) Original Jurisdiction, (ii) Administrative powers, (iii) Appellate Jurisdiction

137 .

In which area does the State Government not have control over its Local Bodies?

Ans

Personnel matters

138 .

Which State Government has decided to provide health insurance to people living below the poverty line with effective from January 2007?

Ans

Karnataka

139 .

What was the scheme to reduce the interest burden of the State Government in India through gradual conversion of high-cost debt into low-cost debt?

Ans

Debt-write off Scheme

140 .

What is the chronological order in which the following States of Indian Union were created or granted full statehood?

Ans

Andhra Pradesh > Maharashtra > Nagaland > Haryana

141 .

Which among the following can be transferred by the President which related to High Court?

Ans

(i) Chief Justice, (ii) Permanent Judge

142 .

Which Constitutional Amendment is associated with the linguistic reorganization of a State?

Ans

3rd

143 .

Full Statehood was conferred to Arunachal Pradesh by the ___ Amendment of the Constitution. .

Ans

55th