Free Polity Misc - 30 Practice Test - IAS 

Question 1

The secretary general of Lok Sabha is

A. Elected by the Lok Sabha
B. Appointed by the speaker
C. Appointed by the Prime Minister   in consultation with the speaker and the leader of opposition
D. Appointed by the minister for Parliamentary affairs


Solution : B


Question 2

If a vote of no confidence is passed against the Council of Ministers,

A. It has to vacate the office within 10 days
B. It can stay in office for one month
C. It stays in office till its successor assumes charge
D. It has to vacate office within three days


Solution : C


Question 3

Which one of the following statements regarding the levying, collecting and distribution of income tax is correct?

A. The union levies, collects and distributes the proceeds of income tax between itself and the states
B. The union government levies, collects and keeps all the proceeds of income tax to itself
C. The union government levies and collects the taxes but all the proceeds are distributed among the states
D. only the surcharge levied on income tax is shared between the union and the states


Solution : A


Question 4

Consider the following statements about the amendments to the election law by the representation of the people (amendment) act, 1996.

1        Any conviction for the offence of insulting the Indian flag or the constitution of India shall entail disqualification for contesting elections to Parliament and state legislatures for six years from the date of conviction.

2        There is an increase in the security deposit which a candidate has to make to contest the elections to the Lok Sabha.

3        A candidate cannot now stand for election from more than one Parliamentary constituency.

4        No election will now be countermanded on the death of a contesting candidate.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A. 2 and 3
B. 1, 2 and 4
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


Solution : B


Question 5

In the new Panchayati Raj bill enacted in 1993, there are several provisions deviating from the past. Which one of the following is not one such provision?

A. A number of added responsibilities in the area of agriculture, rural development, primary education and social forestry among others
B. Elections being made mandatory for all posts at the time they are due
C. A statutory representation for women in the Panchayats, upto half of the strength
D. Regular remuneration to the Panchayat members, so as to ensure their punctuality and accountability


Solution : C


Question 6

The constitution of India recognises

A. Only religious minorities
B. Only linguistic minorities
C. Religious and linguistic minorities
D. Religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities


Solution : C


Question 7

Consider the following statements regarding the national human rights commission of India.

1.                 Its chairman must be a retired Chief Justice of India.

2.                 It has formations in each state as state human rights commission.

3.                 Its powers are only recommendatory in nature

4.                 It is mandatory to appoint a woman as a member of the commission.

Which one of the above statements are correct?
A. 1, 2, 3 and 4
B. 2 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 1 and 3


Solution : D


Question 8

Which one of the following is correctly matched?

A. Article 17 of the Indian constitution "” equality before law
B. Article 78 of the Indian constitution "” constitution of Parliament
C. Article 192 of the Indian constitution -   salary and allowances of m.p.s
D. Article 352 of the Indian constitution "“ declaration of emergency


Solution : D


Question 9

Which article of the Indian constitution stipulates that every state should make adequate arrangements for imparting instructions in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education?

A. Article 349
B. Article 360
C. Article 350-a
D. Article 351


Solution : C


Question 10

Consider the following statements an amendment to the constitution of India can be initiated by the

1. Lok Sabha      

2. Rajya Sabha

3. State legislatures

4. President

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A. 1 alone
B. 1, 2 and 3
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. 1 and 2


Solution : B