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41. Who among the following was the first Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

(a)M A Ayyangar
(b) G V Mavalankar
(c) Sardar Hukam Singh
(d) N Sanjiva Reddy
Ans: (b)

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42. Consider the following Vice-Presidents of India
1. V.V Giri 2. M Hidayatullah
3. BD Jatti 4. GS Pathak Which one of the following is the correct chronology of their tenures?

(a)1, 4, 3, 2
(b) 2, 1, 3, 4
(c) 3, 2, 1,4
(d) 4, 1,3, 2
Ans: (a)
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43. In which one of the following Minsitries the census organisation has been functioning on a permanent footing since 1961?

(a)Health and Family Welfare
(b) Home Affairs
(c) Social Justice and Empowerment
(d) Human Resource Development
Ans: (b)

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44. Which of the following is not a recommendation of the Ashok Mehta Committee on Panchayati Raj ?

(a)Open participation of political parties in Panchayati Raj affairs
(b) Creation of a three-tier system
(c) Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
(d) Compulsory powers of taxation to Panchayati Raj Institution
Ans: (b)

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45. Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament?

(a)The Public Accounts Committee
(b) The Estimates Committee
(c) The Committee on Public Undertakings
(d) The Committee on Petitions
Ans: (b)

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46. In which of the following years the Fundamental Duties have been added to the existent Fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India?

(b) 1976
(c) 1979
(d) 1982
Ans: (b)
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47. Consider the following statements with respect to the Attorney General of India
1. He is appointed by the President.
2. He must have the same qualifications as are required by a Judge of High Court.
3. In the performance of his duties he shall have the right of audience in all courts of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (b)

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48. Match the following List I
(Provision of the Constitution of India) List II
A. Amendment of the Constitution Constitution of Germany
B. Directive Principles Constitution of Canada
C. Emergency Power of the President Constitution of South Africa
D. The Union-State Relations Irish Constitution Codes:

(a)1 2 4 3
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 3 7 4 2
Ans: (b)

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49. According to Article 164(1) of the Constitution of India, in three States there shall be a Minister in charge of tribal welfare who may in addition be in charge of the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes. Which one of the following States is not covered by the Article?

(b) Punjab
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Odisha
Ans: (b)
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50. In India the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces is, vested in the President. This means that in the exercise of this power

(a)he/she cannot be regulated by law
(b) he/she shall be regulated by law
(c) during war, the President seeks advice only from the Chiefs of the Armed Forces
(d) during war the President can suspended the Fundamental Rights of citizens
Ans: (b)
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51. Which of the following would be construed as a reasonable restriction of the right to freedom’?

(a)When the state disallows a candidate from securing votes in the name of religion
(b) When the state disallows citizens from forming a club out of State funds that denies access to women
(c) When the Government of Nagaland disallows temporary residents to buy immovable property in Nagaland.
(d) All of the above
Ans: (d)

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52. The 73rd Amendment of the Constitution provided constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
Which of the following are the main features of this provision?
1. A three-tier system of Panchayati Raj for all states.
2. Panchayat election in every 5 years.
3. Not less than 33% of seats are reserved for women.
4. Constitution of district planning committies to prepare development plans.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (a)

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53. The Sachar Committee Report pertains to

(a)Indian federalism
(b) Economic development of backward regions
(c) Indian Muslims
(d) OBC’s
Ans: (c)
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54. Who among the following recommends to the Parliament for the abolition of the Legislative Council in a State?

(a)The President of India
(b) The Governor of the concerned State
(c) The Legislative Council of the concerned State
(d) The Legislative Assembly of the concerned State
Ans: (d)

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55. Who among the following Indian Prime Ministers could not vote for himself during the ‘Vote of Confidence’ that he was seeking from the Lok Sabha?

(a)VP Singh
(b) PV Narasimha Rao
(c) Chandra Sekhar
(d) Manmohan Singh
Ans: (b)

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56. According to the Constitution (Fifty Second Amendment Act, 1985 as amended in 2003, a legislator attracts disqualification under the 10th Schedule if
1. he voluntarily gives up the membership of the party on whose ticket he was elected.
2. he votes or abstains from voting contrary to any direction issued by his political party.
3. as a result of split, less than one third of the members formed a new group or party in the house.
4. a member who has been elected as a independent member joins any political party.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)

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57. The quorum for Joint Sitting of the Indian Parliament is

(a)One- twelveth of the total number of members of the House
(b) One-sixth of the total numbers of members of the House
(c) One-tenth of the total number of members of the House
(d) Two-third of the total number of members of the House
Ans: (c)
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58. Which one of the following jurisdictions of the Indian judiciary covers Public Interest Litigation?

(a)Original Jurisdiction
(b) Appellate Jurisdiction
(c) Epistolary Jurisdiction
(d) Advisory Jurisdiction
Ans: (b)

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59. Which one of the following is not a correct description of the Directive Principles of State Policy?

(a)Directive Principles are not enforceable by the courts
(b) Directive Principles have a political sanction
(c) Directive Principles are declaration of objective for State Legislation
(d) Directive Principles promise equal income and free health care for all Indians
Ans: (d)

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60. Who among the following was elected President of India unopposed?

(a)Dr Rajendra Prasad
(b) Dr S Radhakrishnan
(c) Dr Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
(d) K R Narayanan
Ans: (c)

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