Indian Polity & Economy MCQ Solved Paper for GATE

Thursday 9th of March 2023

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1. Which of the following Motions can the Council of Ministers in India move ?
A. No confidence Motion
B. Censure Motion
C. Adjournment Motion
D. Confidence Motion
Answer : D
2. Which of the following Indian states has no Panchayati Raj Institution ?
A. Assam
B. Tripura
C. Kerala
D. Nagaland
Answer : D
3. In our constitution, Directive principles of the state policy aim at -
A. Free compulsory education for children
B. Equal wages for equal work for women and men
C. Equitable distribution of wealth
D. All the above
Answer : D
4. The Indian, who was elected as the President of the General Assembly at its eighth sesssion was
A. Krishna Mohan
B. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
C. Mrs. Vijai Lakshmi Pandit
D. Sardar Swaran Singh
Answer : C
5. No. of municipal towns in West Bengal, at present
A. 119
B. 104
C. 256
D. 191
Answer : A
6. The Constitution of India was promulgated on January 26, 1950 because
A. this day was being celebrated as the Independence day since 1929
B. it was the wish of the framers of the Constitution
C. the British did not want to leave Inadia earlier than this day
D. it was an auspicious day
Answer : A
7. Who was the president of the Constituent Assembly
A. Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C. Dr.B.R Ambedkar
D. C. Rajagopalachari
Answer : B
8. In India, the states derive their power from the
A. People
B. Constitution
C. State Assembly
D. Parliament
Answer : B
9. Who has given this statement ?
Man is born free but he is always in chains.

A. Locke
B. Rousseaue
C. Benthan
D. Robert Mill
Answer : B
10. The Attorney General of India is appointed by
A. Chief Justice of India
B. The Prime Minister
C. The President of India
Answer : C
11. 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
12. Given below are two statements
Assertion (A) : The supreme command of the defence forces is vested in the president.
Reason (R) : The Presidents power as commander in-chief are in dependent of legislative control.
In the context of the above, which one of the following is correct ?

A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B. (A) is false but (R) is true
C. (A) is true but (R) is false
D. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A
Answer : C
13. The bureaucracy performs
A. Only administrative functions
B. Only judicial functions
C. Only legislative functions
D. Administrative as well as quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative functions
Answer : D
14. Number of districts in West Bengal at present is
A. 18
B. 19
C. 17
D. 16
Answer : B
15. Who among the following Indians was the President of the International Court of Justice at Hague
A. R. S. Pathak
B. P. N. Bhagwati
C. A. N. Mullah
D. Shree Nagendra Singh
Answer : D
16. Consider the following statements :
1. The judges (inquiry) bill 2006 contemplates to establish a judicial council which will receive complaints against Judges of the Supreme Court including the Chief Justice of India, High Court Chief Justices and Judges.
2. Under the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 a woman can file a petition before a Ist class judicial magistrate. 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
17. Who among the following had the longest tenure as the Prime Minister of India ?
A. Morarji Desai
B. Charan Singh
C. V. P. Singh
D. Lal Bhadur Shastri
Answer : A
18. 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
19. The constitution of India was enacted by a constituent Assembly set up
A. Under the Indian Independence Act,1947
B. Under the Cabinet Mission Plan,1946
C. Through a resolution of the provisional government
D. By the Indian National Congess
Answer : B
20. 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
21. President of the Constituent Assembly with whose signature the Indian constitution was adopted was
A. Dr. mbedka
B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Answer : B
22. 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
23. Which among the following is the correct expression of the term Secular in India ?
A. India has many religious
B. Indians have religious freedom
C. To follow the religion depends upon the will of an individual
D. There is no religion of the state in India
Answer : D
24. The electoral college that elects the Vice-President of India consists of
A. Members of Rajya Sabha only
B. Elected members of both the houses of Parliament
C. Members of both the houses of Parliament
D. Members of the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies of states
Answer : C
25. The Constituent Assembly arrived at decisions on the various provisions of the Constitution
A. by a majority
B. by a two-thirds majority
C. by consensus
D. unanimously
Answer : C
26. Magna Carta in England led to the Development of
A. Constitutional law
B. International law
C. Labour law
D. Criminal law
Answer : A
27. Where is the permanent head quarter of International Court of Justice
A. London
B. Moscow
C. Washington
D. The Hague
Answer : D
28. Which of the following states/union territories has a Legislative Assembly consisting of only 30 members ?
A. Puducherry
B. Mizoram
C. Goa
D. All the above
Answer : A
29. How many times has financial emergency been declared in India so far ?
A. 5 times
B. 4 times
C. Once
D. Never
Answer : D
30. 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
31. Idea of concurrent list in Indian constitution was borrowed from
A. England
B. America
C. Australia
D. Russia
Answer : C
32. Assertion (A) : The number of the members of the Union Public Service Commission is prescribed in the constitution of India.
Reason (R) : The Union Public Service Commission was constituted under the provisions in the Constitution of India.

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
33. Which of the following has been borrowed from Ireland by the framers of the Indian constitution
A. Preamble
B. Nomination of the members of Rajya Sabha
C. Directive principles of states policy
D. Supreme Court
Answer : C
34. The defeat of Government in Rajya Sabha leads to
A. Its dismissal by the President
B. Resignation by Prime Minister
C. Advice by President to Prime Minister to relinquish office
D. None of these
Answer : D
35. 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
36. The ultimate authority according to the preamble of the Indian constitution vests in
A. The President
B. The Prime Minister
C. The President, Prime Minister and rulers of native states
D. People of India as a whole
Answer : D
37. The right to vote in India is given to all people on the basis of
A. Education
B. Age
C. Property
D. Religion
Answer : B
38. A citizen of India is arrested and detained without trial. Which of the following writs should he invoke in the Court to secure freedom
A. Quo Warranto
B. Certiorari
C. Mandamus
D. Habeas Corpus
Answer : D
39. Which part of the following is described as the soul of Indian Constitution ?
A. Directive principles of state policy
B. The preamble of the Constitution
C. Fundamental rights
D. None of the above
Answer : B
40. 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
41. A motion of no confidence against the Council of Ministers can be moved in Lok Sabha if it is
supported by at least

A. 50 members
B. 55 members
C. 100 members
D. One-fifth of total number
Answer : A
42. Who is the 37th Chief Justice of India ?
A. Ram Jethmalani
B. Y. K. Sabharwal
C. Bijubhai Patnaik
D. K. G. Balkrishnan
Answer : D
43. 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
44. Consider the following statements
1. In Part IX of the constitution of India, there is no provision of reservation for women in any seat to be filled by direct election in every Panchayat.
2. The Eleventh schedule of the constitution of India distributes power between the state legislature and the panchayat just as the seventh schedule distributes powers between the union of India and the states.
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. Which of the following states does not bear Panchayati Raj System ?
A. Mizoram
B. Haryana
C. Kerala
D. Karnataka
Answer : A
46. 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
47. Under which article of the Constitution of India can the Indian Parliament make laws under the residuary powers ?
A. Article 248
B. Article 249
C. Article 250
D. Article 251
Answer : A
48. Which one of the following is not a parliamentary committee ?
A. Demands for grants committee
B. Committee on public accounts
C. Committee on public under takings
D. Committee on estimates
Answer : A
49. Which of the following was not the work of the League of Nations
A. To prevent wars in the world
B. To encourage the feelings of co-operation among the nations
C. To settle the disputes among the nations in a peaceful manner
D. To make every nation militarily strong
Answer : D
50. 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

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