Indian Polity & Economy MCQ Solved Paper for SSC MTS

Thursday 9th of March 2023

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1. 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
2. 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
3. The most controversial amendment passed during the emergency was
A. 43rd
B. 41st
C. 42nd
D. 44th
Answer : C
4. The President of the Union of India has the same constitutional authority as the
A. British Monarch
B. President of USA
C. President of Pakistan
D. President of France
Answer : A
5. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly established in July 1946
A. Vallabhbhai Patel
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. K.M.Munshi
D. J.B.Kripalani
Answer : B
6. What is the maximum time interval permissible between two successive sessions of the Parliament ?
A. Four months
B. Six months
C. Eight months
D. Nine months
Answer : B
7. Number of districts in West Bengal at present is
A. 18
B. 19
C. 17
D. 16
Answer : B
8. Under which article of the Constitution of India can the President of India be impeached ?
A. Article 61
B. Article 75
C. Article 76
D. Article 356
Answer : A
9. What does the Constitution (Ninety Second Amendment) Act, 2003 deal with ?
A. Creation of a separate National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
B. Cyber Crime
C. Inclusion of Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali languages in the Eighth Schedule
D. Making right to free and compulsory education a fundamental right
Answer : C
10. Which one of the following is the subject of concurrent list ?
A. Police
B. Criminal matters
C. Radio and Television
D. Foreign affairs
Answer : A
11. The number of Anglo-Indians who can be nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha is
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
Answer : A
12. Who was the protem Chairman of the Constituent Assembly of India ?
A. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
B. C. Raja Gopalachari
C. Dr. Sachchidanand Sinha
D. Jawaharlal Nehru
Answer : C
13. Who among the following can participate in the proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament ?
A. Vice-President
B. Solicitor-General
C. Chief Justice
D. Attorney-General
Answer : D
14. The Government of West Bengal introduced democratic elections to the local bodies in
A. 1977
B. 1978
C. 1979
D. 1980
Answer : D
15. Consider the following statements
1. For a person to be eligible for election as the Vice-President of India, he must be qualified for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
2. No person has ever been elected as the Vice-President of India for a second term.
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 : A
16. Mahatma Gandhi often stressed the importance of villages and wanted the establishment of 'Gram Raj' in India. It was because
A. Gandhiji was born in a village
B. Village administration is easy
C. Village people are good and hard working
D. Villages are the backbone of the nation and help for the welfare of all people
Answer : D
17. Indian constitution contains
A. 9 schedules and 300 articles
B. 335 articles and 11 schedules
C. 400 articles and 10 schedules
D. 395 (444) articles and 12 schedules
Answer : D
18. 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
19. 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
20. Which of the following constitution Amendment Acts seeks that the size of the Councils of Ministers at the centre and in a state must not exceed 15 per cent of the total number of members in the Lok Sabha and the total number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that state respectively ?
A. 91st
B. 93rd
C. 95th
D. 97th
Answer : A
21. 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
22. 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
23. Which one of the following is not a department in the Ministry of Human Resource Development ?
A. Department of elementary education and literacy
B. Department of Secondary and Higher Education
C. Department of technical education
D. Department of women and child development
Answer : C
24. Universal Adult Franchise makes a government
A. More responsive
B. More efficient
C. More popular amongst the minorities
D. More stable
Answer : A
25. 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
26. The Parliament or a state legislature can declare a seat vacant if a member absents himself without permission from the sessions for
A. 30 days
B. 60 days
C. 90 days
D. Does not has this power
Answer : B
27. 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
28. The Finance Commission is premarily Concerned with recommending to the president about
A. The principle governing grants in aid to be given to the states
B. Distributing the net proceeds of the taxes between the centre and the states
C. Neither (A) Nor (B)
D. Both (A) and (B)
Answer : D
29. The Panchayati Raj Institution at the block level is known as
A. Gram Panchayat
B. Panchayat Samiti
C. Zilla Parishad
D. None of the above
Answer : B
30. Who among the following is constitutionally empowered to declare a geographic area as a scheduled area ?
A. Governor
B. Chief Minister
C. Prime Minister
D. President
Answer : D
31. Individual liberty is best reflected in a
A. Socialist State
B. Communist State
C. Welfare State
D. Fascist State
Answer : C
32. The well-known case of Keshavananda Bharti vs The state of Kerala related to which one of the following issues ?
A. Acquiring private land for Government use
B. Exploitation of women at work place
C. Basic feature of the constitution of India
D. Reservation of jobs for the OBCs in the Government service
Answer : C
33. Who will decide the office of profit ?
A. President and Governor
B. Union Parliament
C. Supreme Court
D. Union Public Service Commission
Answer : A
34. 'The relation between individual and society is not one-sided: both are essential for the comprehension of either." Whose words are these
A. Karl Marx
B. Plato
C. Mac Iver
D. M. K. Gandhi
Answer : C
35. President of the Constituent Assembly with whose signature the Indian constitution was adopted was
A. Dr. Ambedka
B. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
D. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Answer : B
36. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India
A. Sachidananda Sinha
B. B.R Ambedkar
C. Dr.Rajendra Prasad
D. P. Upendra
Answer : A
37. The Governor of a state in India is
A. Directly elected by the people of the state
B. Appointed by the Prime Minister
C. Appointed by the President
D. Appointed by the State Chief Minister
Answer : C
38. The maximum strength of the Legislative Assembly of a state is
A. 450
B. 500
C. 400
D. 525
Answer : B
39. 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
40. Which one of the following is a national political party
A. All India Anna D. M. K.
B. National Conference
C. Communist Party of India
D. All India Forward Block
Answer : C
41. Setting up of which one of the following is not stated in the constitution of India ?
A. Planning Commission
B. Finance Commission
C. Election Commission
D. Union Public Service Commission
Answer : A
42. How many times has financial emergency been declared in India so far ?
A. 5 times
B. 4 times
C. Once
D. Never
Answer : D
43. Which one of the following countries does not follow the West Minster system of Parliament ?
A. Malaysia
B. Singapore
C. Australia
D. Switzerland
Answer : D
44. What is the minimum age laid down for a candidate to seek election to the Lok Sabha ?
A. 18 years
B. 21 years
C. 25 years
D. 30 years
Answer : C
45. Which organ is the custodian of the National purse ?
A. Executive
B. Judiciary
C. Legislature
D. Civil Servants
Answer : C
46. The National Development Council (NDC)
1. Discusses the progress of the National Plan.
2. Suggests the ways to achieve goals of the National Plan.
3. Gives guidelines to for mulate the National Plan.
4. Suggests plan allocations.
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, 2 and 4
D. All of the above
Answer : A
47. According to the Preamble of the Constitution, India is a
A. Sovereign democratic socialist republic
B. Sovereign socialist secular republic
C. Sovereign democratic republic
D. Sovereign socialist secular democratic republic
Answer : D
48. 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
49. 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
50. Which one of the following made the Indian Legislature bicameral
A. Indian Councils Act, 1909
B. Government of India Act, 1919
C. Government of India Act,1935
D. Indian Independence Act, 1947
Answer : B

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