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Centre-State Relations MCQ Questions and Answers

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#1. The entry Public Health and Sanitation is included in the Constitution of India in:

#2. Financial distribution between the Union and the States takes place on the basis of the recommendations of which one of the following?

#3. Fiscal Deficit is:

#4. The recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission relate to:

#5. Which one of the following expenditures is NOT charged on the Consolidated Fund of India?

#6. 'Marriage', 'Divorce' and 'Adoption' are an entry in the seventh schedule of the Constitution under the following:

#7. States in Indian Union will receive at last what part of the following percentage of Central Tax under 15th Finance Commission recommendations?

#8. For which purpose is the Finance Commission appointed ?

#9. With reference to the Constitution of India, which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched ? Subject : List

#10. All revenues received by the Union Government by way of taxes and other receipts for the conduct of Government business are credited to the:

#11. Which one of the following is not related to Union-State relations in India ?

#12. Which one of the following subjects is under the Union List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India ?

#13. In which list does the Union Government enjoy exclusive powers?

#14. The Finance Commission is constituted under Article _______ of the Constitution of India.

#15. Which one of the following is NOT included in the State List in the Constitution of India?

#16. Which one of the following is the subject of Concurrent List?

#17. Which one of the following forms the largest share of deficit in Government of India Budget:

#18. What is the period covered by the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission?

#19. The first finance commission was constituted in:

#20. In which one of the following does the subject of Co-operative Societies fall?

#21. Which of the following subjects lies in the Concurrent List?

#22. The recommendations of the Kelkar Task Force relate to:

#23. The distribution of finances between Centre and States is done on the recommendation of:

#24. Article 249 of the Indian Constitution deals with-

#25. Finance Commission is :

#26. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercise as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive power of the Union ?

#27. Which one of the following statements appropriately describes the 'Fiscal Stimulus'?

#28. Consider the following statements : The function(s) of the Finance Commission is / are : 1. to allow the withdrawal of the money out of the Consolidated Fund of India. 2. to allocate between the states the shares of proceeds of taxes. 3. to consider the application for grants-in-aid from States. 4. to supervise and report on whether the Union and State Governments are levying taxes in accordance with the budgetary provisions. Which of these statements is/are correct?

#29. Under which Article of the Constitution of India can the Indian Parliament make laws under the residuary powers?

#30. Centre-State relations in India are dependent upon: 1. Constitutional provisions 2. Conventions and practices 3. Judicial interpretations 4. Mechanics for dialogue Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#31. The Indian Parliament cannot legislate on a subject of State List unless: 1. The President of India directs it to do so. 2. The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution that it is necessary to do so in national interest. 3. The Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha certifies that the legislation is necessary. 4. There is a national emergency. Considering the above statements, select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#32. Who is the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission?

#33. The Finance Commission-

#34. For distribution of powers between the Union and the States, the Constitution of India introduces three lists. Which two of the following Articles govern the distribution of powers:

#35. The Finance Commission is primarily concerned with recommending to the President about:

#36. The Union Parliament can also legislate on a subject of State List: 1. To give effect to international agreement. 2. With the consent of the State concerned. 3. During the President's rule in the State. 4. In the national interest, when Rajya Sabha passes a resolution to this effect by a 2/3rd majority. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#37. The Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog:

#38. The authorization for the withdrawal of funds from the Consolidated Fund of India must come from :

#39. Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance in India? 1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before Parliament. 2. Withdrawal of money from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the Appropriation Bill. 3. Provisions of supplementary grants and vote-on accounts. 4. A periodic or at least a mid-year review of programmes of the Government against macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a Parliamentary Budget Office. 5. Introducing the Finance Bill in the Parliament. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#40. Fiscal policy refers to :

#41. The largest item of expenditure in the current account of the Central Government Budget is-

#42. The President of India by order constitutes a Finance Commission every-

#43. When the Annual Union Budget in NOT passed by the Lok Sabha:

#44. Who is the Chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission?

#45. When will demand become a grant?

#46. Fiscal responsibility and Budget Management Act was enacted in India in the year:

#47. Recommendations to the President of India on the specific Union-State fiscal relations are made by the:

#48. Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Finance Commission of India? 1. Distribution of the taxes which are divisible between the Union and the States. 2. To recommend the principles which should govern the grant-in-aid of the revenues of the States out of the Consolidated Fund of India. Select the correct answer using the code given below-

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