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121. While a proclamation of emergency is in operation the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended for a period

(a)not exceeding three months
(b) not exceedng nine-months
(c) of one year at a time
(d) of two years at a time
Ans: (c)
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122. Which one among the following is the distinguishing factor between a pressure group and a political party?

(a)Pressure groups are confined to a few, while political parties involve larger number of people
(b) Pressure groups do not seek active political power, political parties do
(c) Pressure groups do not politically motivate people, while political parties do
(d) Political parties take political stance, while pressure groups do not bother about political issues
Ans: (b)

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123. Which one among the following pairs of level of government and legislative power is not correctly matched ?

(a)Central Government: Union List
(b) Local Governments: Residuary powers
(c) State Governments: State List
(d) Central and State Government: Concurrent List
Ans: (b)

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124. The purpose of Directive Principles of State Policy is to

(a)lay down positive instructions which would guide State Policy at all levels
(b) implement Gandhiji’s idea for a decentralised state
(c) check the use of arbitrary powers by the government
(d) promote welfare of the backward sections of the society
Ans: (a)
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125. Which among the following conditions are necessary for the issue of writ of quo warranto?
1. The office must be public and must be created by a Statute or by the constitution itself.
2. The office must be a substantive one and not merely the function or employment of a servant at the will and during the pleasure of another.
3. There has been a contravention of the Constitution or a Statute or Statutory Instrument, in appointing such person to that office.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of these
Ans: (d)
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126. Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language?

(a)The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
(b) A Legislation made by the Parliament
(c) Article 145 of the Constitution of India
(d) Article 348 of the Constitution of India
Ans: (d)

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127. Consider the following statements According to Hindu Law, marriage is defined as
1. A contract
2. A sacrament
3. Mutual understanding
4. Indissoluble Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

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

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128. Which one among the following statements is not correct?
The word ‘socialist’ in the Preamble of the Constitution ofIndia read with

(a)Article 39 (d), would enable the court to uphold the constitutionality of nationalisation laws
(b) Article 14, would enable the court to strike down astatute which failed to achieve the socialist goal to the fullest extent
(c) Article 25, would enable the court to ensure freedom guaranteed under that Article
(d) Article 23, would enable the court to reduce inequality in income and status
Ans: (c)
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129. Suppose a Legislation was passed by the Parliament imposing certain restrictions on newspapers. These included page ceiling, price and advertisements. The legislation is included in the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution of India. In this context, which one among the following statements is correct?

(a)The legislation is invalid as it violates the Freedom of Press
(b) The legislation is valid by virtue of Article 31 B
(c) The legislation is invalid as it imposes unreasonable restrictions under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution
(d) The legislation is valid as the Press is not a citizen under Article 19 of the Constitution
Ans: (b)

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130. The Preamble is useful in constitutional interpretation because it

(a)uses value loaded words
(b) contains the real objective and philosophy of the constitution makers
(c) is a source of power and limitation
(d) gives and exhaustive list of basic features of the Constitution
Ans: (b)

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131. Which one among the following is not an attribute of sustainability of Indian democratic model?

(a)Unity in diversity in socio-cultural patterns
(b) Sustained economic growth specially after the 1990s
(c) Regular elections in the centre and states since 1950s
(d) A strong industrial base with a vibrant federal structure
Ans: (b)

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132. Which one among the following is a Fundamental Duties of citizens under the Constitution of India?

(a)To provide friendly co-operation to the people of the neighbouring countries
(b) To protect monuments of national importance
(c) To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
(d) To know more and more about the history of India
Ans: (c)
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133. Take the case of dignity and equal rights for women. How do democracies help?

(a)Women in democracies have equal degree of political representation in legislatures
(b) Women in democracies have guaranteed rights and are always treated with respect
(c) Women in democracies are not subjected sex discrimination in most aspects of social life
(d) In democracies, the principle of equality is accepted as legal norm, which makes it easier to guarantee their freedom and dignity
Ans: (d)

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134. The Constitution of India is republican because it

(a)provides for an elected Parliament
(b) provides for adult franchise
(c) contains a bill of rights
(d) has no hereditary elements
Ans: (a)

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135. The Instrument of Instructions contained in the Goverment of India Act, 1935 has been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as

(a)Fundamental Rights
(b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Extent of Executive Power of State
(d) Conduct of business of the Government of India
Ans: (b)

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136. Match the following List I
(Act) List II
A. The Indian Councils Act, 1892 Introduction of provincial autonomy
B. The Indian Councils Act, 1909 Indian Introduction of the principle of election
C. The Government of India -Act, 1919 Introduction of diarchy in provinces
D. The Government of India Act, 1935 Introduction of separate electorate for the Muslims Codes A B C D A B C D

(a)2 4 3 1
(b) 1 3 4 2
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 1 4 3 2
Ans: (a)
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137. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha may be removed from office by

(a)the majority party in the house adopting a noconfidence motion
(b) a resolution passed by not less than half of the total membership of the house
(c) a resolution passed by at least two-thirds of the total membership of the house
(d) a resolution passed by a majority of all the members of the house
Ans: (d)

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138. What is/are the major difference/differences between a written and an unwritten Constitution?
1. A written Constitution is the formal source of all Constitutional Laws in the country and the unwritten Constitution is not the formal source.
2. A written Constitution is entirely codified whereas an unwritten Constitution is not.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (c)

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139. In the Rajya Sabha, the states have been given seats

(a)in accordance with their population
(b) equally
(c) on the basis of population and economic position
(d) on the basis of present economic status
Ans: (a)
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140. Delimitation of constituencies and determination of constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are done by

(a)Election Commission
(b) Delimitation Commission
(c) Planning Commission
(d) Election Commission with the assistance of Delimitation Commission
Ans: (b)
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