Indian Polity & Economy 1000+ MCQ with answer for SSC CPO

Thursday 9th of March 2023

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1. Universal Adult Franchise makes a government
A. More responsive
B. More efficient
C. More popular amongst the minorities
D. More stable
Answer : A
2. The maximum strength of the Lok Sabha is
A. 500
B. 525
C. 542
D. 552
Answer : D
3. The Indian Parliament cannot legislate on the subject of state list unless
1. The President of India directs it to do so.
2. The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution that it is necessary to do so in National interests.
3. The speaker of the Vidhan Sabha certifies that the legislation is necessary.
4. There is National emergency
Considering the above statements, select the correct answer from the codes given below

A. 1, 2 and 3
B. 2, 3 and 4
C. 1 and 2
D. 2 and 4
Answer : D
4. Right to education to all children between the age of 6 to 14 years is
A. Included in the directive principles of state policy
B. A Fundamental Right
C. A Statutory Right
D. None of these
Answer : B
5. The design of the National flag adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India in
A. July, 1948
B. July, 1950
C. July, 1947
D. August, 1947
Answer : C
6. Who among the following has not been a Chief Justice of India ?
A. R. C. Lahoti
B. G. B. Pattanaik
C. S. S. Gill
D. V. N. Khare
Answer : C
7. In which general election did the Congress Party lose majority in the Parliament for the first time ?
A. 1967
B. 1977
C. 1980
D. None of the above
Answer : B
8. Which of the following is not more a Fundamental Right ?
A. Right to equality
B. Right to freedom
C. Right to property
D. Right against exploitation
Answer : C
9. What was the number of the princely states in India at the time of partition ?
A. 555
B. 558
C. 560
D. 562
Answer : D
10. The function of the Protem Speaker is to
A. Conduct the proceedings of Houses in absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker
B. Officiate as Speaker when the Speaker is unlikely to be elected
C. Swear-in members and hold charge till a regular Speaker is elected
D. Checks if the election certificates of the members are in order
Answer : C
11. The total number of members of legislative council can in no case be less than
A. 40
B. 60
C. 50
D. No minimum strength has been fixed
Answer : A
12. How long did the Constituent Assembly take to finally pass the constitution
A. about 6 months in 1949
B. exactly a year since Nov 26,1948
C. about 2 years since Aug 15,1947
D. about 3 tears since Dec 9,1946
Answer : D
13. Human Rights Day is observed all over the world every year on
A. 24 October
B. 7 November
C. 10 December
D. 25 December
Answer : C
14. Consider the following statements :
1. The mode of removal of a judge of a High Court in India is same as that of removal of a judge of the Supreme Court.
2. After retirement from the office, a permanent judge of a High Court can not plead or act in any court or before any authority in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer : C
15. Who presides over the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha ?
A. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
B. The Vice-President
C. The President
D. The Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Answer : A
16. When the Constituent Assembly for the Dominion of India reassembled on 31st October,1947,it's reduced membership was
A. 299
B. 311
C. 319
D. 331
Answer : A
17. The United Nations Charter was signed in
A. Postdam
B. Yalta
C. San Fransisco
D. Tehran
Answer : C
18. The idea of the Constitution of India was firstof all given by
A. Mahatma Gandhi
B. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
D. M.N.Roy
Answer : D
19. The Government of the Union of India is parliamentary in character. One of the characteristics of a parliamentary system of Government is
A. The Ministry is collectively responsible to both Houses of Parliament
B. The Ministry is not responsible to the parliament
C. The Ministry is responsible to the Head of the State
D. The Ministry is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha
Answer : D
20. The executive powers of the state are vested in the governor under article of the Constitution
A. Article 154 (1)
B. Article 155
C. Article 14
D. Article 356
Answer : A
21. The Fundamental Rights in our Constitution are inspired by the Constitution of
A. United States of America
B. United ingdom
C. Switzerland
D. Canada
Answer : A
22. Which one of the following statements about the state Governors is not true ?
A. He is a part of the state legislature
B. He can pardon a sentence of death
C. He appoints judges of the state High Court
D. He has no emergency powers
Answer : C
23. Which of the following statements regrading the Contituent Assembly are true
1.It was not based on Adult Franchise .
2.It resulted from direct elections.
3.It was multi-party body.
4.It worked through several Committees.

A. 1 & 2
B. 2 & 3
C. 3 & 4
D. 1,2,3 & 4
Answer : C
24. Of the following which is not the salient feature of Indian constitution
A. Lengthiest document in the world
B. Directive principles of state policy
C. Supreme Court
D. Presidential type of government
Answer : D
25. Judiciary is one of three branches of modern governments. In some governments the principle of judicial supremacy is recognised in theory as well as in practice. It is because
A. The judges possess knowledge the laws
B. The judges can help in making the laws
C. There is no need to protect the rights of the citizens
D. The judiciary is impartial and superior to other branches of the government as it interprets the constitution
Answer : D
26. What was the scheme to reduce interest burden of the state Government of India through gradual conversion of high cost debt into a low cost debt known as ?
A. Debt swap scheme
B. Debt write off scheme
C. Grantsinaid scheme
D. Debt consolidation scheme
Answer : A
27. Aristotle, the father or Political Science, believed that the State continues to exist for the sake of good life. His belief is right because
A. The state alone can provide opportunities for the proper development of the individual's faculties
B. State has the power to regulate and control
C. State is what is made by the people
D. State is the result of a contract
Answer : A
28. Which one of the following describes India a secular state ?
A. Fundamental Rights
B. Preamble to the constitution
C. 9th Schedule
D. Directive principles
Answer : B
29. Who will decide the office of profit ?
A. President and Governor
B. Union Parliament
C. Supreme Court
D. Union Public Service Commission
Answer : A
30. Assertion (A) : The council of ministers in the union of India is collectively responsible both to Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Reason (R) : The members of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are eligible to be the ministers of the Union Government.

A. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true
Answer : D
31. For removing the Vice President of Indian from his office a resolution is initiated in -
A. The joint sitting of both the House
B. The Rajya Sabha
C. The Lok Sabha
D. Any of the two Houses
Answer : B
32. Which of the following constitutional amendment intergrated Sikkim as a full-fledged state of the Indian union ?
A. 34th
B. 35th
C. 36th
D. 37th
Answer : C
33. Which of the following is not included in the directive principles of state policy ?
A. Prohibition of liquor
B. Right to work
C. Equal wage for equal work
D. Right to information
Answer : D
34. No. of municipal towns in West Bengal, at present
A. 119
B. 104
C. 256
D. 191
Answer : A
35. The objective of the Eklavya Model Residential Schools is to provide quality education to which of the following ?
A. Scheduled caste students
B. Tribal students
C. Orphan girl students
D. Unorganized women labour
Answer : B
36. During which of the following periods did the Constituent Assembly deliberate upon finalization of the Constitution of India ?
A. November, 1946 November, 1949
B. November, 1947 November, 1949
C. December, 1946 November, 1949
D. December, 1947 November, 1949
Answer : C
37. Panchayats at the intermediate level may not be constituted in a state, having a population less than
A. Ten Lakhs
B. Fifteen Lakhs
C. Twenty Lakhs
D. Twenty five Lakhs
Answer : C
38. The Directive Principles of State Policy of India have similarity with
A. The Constitution of U. K.
B. The Constitution of U. S. A.
C. The Constitution of Ireland
D. None of the above
Answer : C
39. The union ministers hold office during the pleasure of
A. The President
B. The Prime Minister
C. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
D. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
Answer : A
40. Number of Panchayat Samities in West Bengal at present is
A. 341
B. 344
C. 333
D. 334
Answer : A
41. Who among the following was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India
A. Dr.B.N Rao
B. Dr.B.R Ambedkar
C. K.M Munshi
D. M.C Setalvad
Answer : A
42. The maximum strength of the Legislative Assembly of a state is
A. 450
B. 500
C. 400
D. 525
Answer : B
43. The Indian constitution borrowed the directive principles of the state policy from the constitution of which of the following countries ?
A. United Kingdom (U.K.) Britain
B. United States of America (USA)
C. Ireland
D. Japan
Answer : C
44. Consider the following statements
1. In the Lok Sabha, 12 members are nominated by the President of India.
2. In the Rajya Sabha, a maximum of 2 members of the Anglo-Indian community can be nominated by the President of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer : D
45. The Comptroller and Auditor General acts as
A. The guardian of peoples liberties
B. The guardian of public money
C. The chief financial adviser of Govt. of India
D. All of the above
Answer : B
46. Who among the following was the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution
A. Rajendra Prasad
B. Tej Bahadur Sapru
C. C. Rajagopalachari
D. B.R Ambedkar
Answer : D
47. The Union Cabinet is responsible to
A. The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha
B. The President of India
C. The Lok Sabha only
D. The electorate
Answer : C
48. Who was the speaker of the first Lok-Sabha ?
A. Hukam Singh
B. G. V. Mavalankar
C. K. M. Munshi
D. U. N. Dhebar
Answer : B
49. The constitution of india was adopted by the
A. Governor General
B. British Parliament
C. Constituent Assembly
D. Parliament of India
Answer : C
50. The parliamentary set up in the Indian constitution has been adopted from
A. U.S.A.
B. Russia
C. England
D. All the above
Answer : C

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