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#1. Who/Which of the following can abolish a State Legislative Council.

#2. With respect to Article 371 A of the Constitution of India, the Governor of which one of the following States has special responsibility with respect to law and order of the State?

#3. If in an election to a state Legislative Assembly the candidate who is declared elected losses his deposit, it means that:

#4. 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?

#5. The Legislative Council in a State in India can be created or abolished by the

#6. The Legislative Council in a State in India can be created or abolished by the

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

#8. List-I List -II (A) Article 156 (1) Executive authority of Governor (B) Article 154 (2) Tenure of Governor (C) Article 153 (3) Appointment of Governor (D) Article 155 (4) Office of Governor (5) discretionary power of Governor Codes : A B C D

#9. India’s is a federal system of government as: 1. Union Legislature is bicameral 2. provision of single citizenship 3. Constitution is supreme 4. there is an independent judiciary Which of the above is/are correct?

#10. Consider the following statements: The Governor of a State has the power of appoint: 1. Judges of the High Court 2. Members of the State Public Service Commission 3. Members of the State Finance Commission 4. The Accountant General Which of these statements are correct?

#11. Which of the following is/are required for a Legislative Council in a State to be created or abolished? 1. Act of Parliament 2. Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of the State concerned 3. Recommendation by the Governor of the State concerned 4. Constitutional Amendmentrequiring States’ratification Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#12. Which of the following statements is/are correct? Under the provisions of Article 200 of the Constitution of India the Governor of a state may 1. Withhold his assent to a Bill passed by the state legislature. 2. Reserve the Bill passed by the state legislature for consideration of the President. 3. Return the Bill, other than a money Bill, for reconsideration of the legislature. Select the correct answer using the codes given below

#13. List-I (States) List -II (Governor’s special responsibilities) (A) Madhya Pradesh (1) Law and order (B) Gujarat (2) Administration of tribal areas (C) Nagaland (3) Development of backward areas (D) Assam (4) Minister for Tribal Welfare (5) Hill Areas Committee working Codes : A B C D

#14. Which of the statements given below is/are correct? 1. The Speaker immediately vacates his/her office whenever the State Legislative Assembly is dissolved. 2. No Member of a State Legislative Assembly shall be liable to any proceeding in any court in respect of anything said or any vote given by him/her in the legislature. Select the correct answer using the code given below : Code :

#15. The Governor of state : 1. Possesses executive, legislative and judicial powers analogous to the President. 2. Has to act with the aid and advice of the council of ministers always. 3. Has the power to appoint and remove the members of State Public Service Commission. 4. Has the power to allocate business of the government among the various ministers. Of the above, the correct statement are :

#16. The Inter-State Council consists of 1. Prime Minister 2. Chief Ministers of all states 3. Chief MInister of union territories with legislatures 4. Eight Union Cabinet Ministers 5. Administrators of union territories with legislatures

#17. . In which of the following bodies, does the Chief Minister of a State hold membership? 1. National Integration Council 2. National Development Council 3. Inter-State Council 4. Zonal Council Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

#18. List-I List-II (A) Union List (1) Banking (B) State List (2) Public order and police (C) Concurrent (3) Labour Wel-List fare

#19. The correct statements about ordinance making power of the Governor are: 1. It is laid down in Article 213. 2. It can be issued by him after the advice of the President or state council of ministers. 3. It is co-extensive with the legislative power of the state legislature. 4. It can be issued only during the recess of State Legislative Assembly and not the Legislative Council. 5. It can not be withdrawn by him anytime. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#20. Govt. decided to add four new tribes, Abuj Maria, Korba, Hill Korba and Kodaku into the list of scheduled tribes. Which of the following is/are correct in regard to granting the status of scheduled tribe to a tribe? 1. President has the authority to include or exclude a tribe from the list of schedule tribes. 2. The criterion for a community to be recognized as scheduled tribe is not spelled out in the constitution Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#21. Which of the following are the features of Indian federal system ? 1. Division of powers between the centre and the units 2. Residuary powers vested with the centre 3. Existence of the nominal and real executive Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#22. R1 : The legislative Council is inferior to legislative Assembly R2 : The very existence of the Council depends on the will of the Assembly. R2 :A bill originating in the Council can be put to an end by the Assembly rejecting it. R3 : 1/6 of the Council’s members are nominated by the Governor. 1. A and R1, R2 and R3 are correct and R1, R2 and, R3 explain A 2. A, Rl and R3 are correct and Rl and R3 explain A 3. A, Rl , R2 and R3 are correct but only Rl and R2 explain A 4. A and R2 are wrong; Rl and R3, are correct. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#23. Legislative Council of a State: 1. is not subject to dissolution 2. can be abolished by the State Legislative Assembly 3. can be abolished by the President on Governor’s recommendation Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#24. Which of the following statements are true about the Governor of a state? 1. The executive power of the state is vested in him. 2. He must have attained 35 years of age. 3. He holds office during the pleasure of the President. 4. The grounds for his removal are laid down in the Constitution. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#25. The legislative power of the Parliament includes making laws 1. on matters not enumerated in the Concurrent List and State List. 2. in respect of entries in the State List if two or more State Legislatures consider it desirable 3. for implementing any treaty agreement or convention with any country even if it falls in the State List. Select the correct answer using the codes given below

#26. Article 156 of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of 5 years from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deducted from this? 1. No Governor can be removed from office till the completion of his term. 2. No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#27. Which of the following are matters on a which a Constitutional Amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislatures of not less than one-half of the states ? 1. Election of the President 2. Representation of states in Parliament 3. Any of the lists in the seventh Schedule 4. Abolition of the Legislative Council of a state Which of the above is/are correct?

#28. Which of the following statements is/are correct? Under Article 200 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of a State may 1. withhold his assent to a bill passed by the State Legislature 2. reserve the bill passed by the State Legislature for reconsideration of the President 3. return the bill, other than a money bill, for reconsideration of the Legislature Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#29. While appointing a Lokayuka, the Governor in most of the states consults : 1. President of India 2. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly 3. Leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly 4. Chief justice of the State High Court. 5. Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council

#30. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: List-I List-II (Local bodies) (States as in 1999) A. Zila Parishads at 1. Andhra Pradesh the sub-divisional level B. Mandal Praja Parishad 2. Assam C. Tribal Councils 3. Mizoram D. Absence of Village 4. Meghalaya Panchayats Codes :

#31. Under which of the following circumstances, the Governor can reserve a state bill for the consideration of the President? 1. If it is ultra vires. 2. It it is opposed to the Directive Principles of State Policy. 3. If it endangers the position of the state High Court. 4. If it is dealing with the compulsory acquisition of property under Article 31 A.

#32. Which of the following is a discretionary powers of the Governor? 1. Selecting a chief minister if no single party has a clear majority. 2. Dismissing the ministry at any time. 3. Reserving a bill for the President. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

#33. following by using codes given below 1. The Chief Minister communicates to the Governor all decisions of the Council of Ministers related to the administration of the affairs of the State. 2. The Chief Minister communicates to the Governor the proposals for legislation. 3. The Chief Minister participates in the meetings of National Development Council. 4. The Chief Minister submits for the consideration of the Council of Ministers any matter on which decision has been taken by a minister but which has not been considered by the council as if the Governor requires. Codes:

#34. Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State? 1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule 2. Appointing the Ministers 3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India 4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#35. Consider the following statements with respect to the powers of the Governor of a State : 1. The governor can summon, prorogue and dissolve the State Assembly. 2. The Governor can adjourn the sittings of the State Assembly. 3. The Governor addresses the first session of the Legislative Assembly after elections. 4. The Governor causes to lay the annual budget in the State Assembly. Which of the statements given above are correct ?

#36. Consider the following statements about State Election Commission ? 1. The State Election Commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor of the State. 2. The State Election Commission shall have the power of even preparing the electoral rolls besides the power of superintendence, direction and control of election to the panchayats. 3. The State Election Commissioner cannot be removed in any manner from his office until he demits himself or completes his tenure. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

#37. Consider the following statements : 1. The Governor cannot function without the State Council of Ministers. 2. A person who is not a member of the State Legislature cannot be appointed as a minister. 3. The State Council of Ministers can function for sometime even after death or resignation of the Chief Minister. 4. In the absence of the Chief Minister, only the Home Minister can preside over emergency meetings of the State Council of Ministers. Which of these is / are correct ?

#38. Consider the following statements: 1. No person is eligible for appointment as Governor unless he has completed the age of thirty years. 2. The same person can be appointed as Governor for three States. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#39. Consider the following statements: 1. A bill pending in the Legislature of a State shall not lapse by reason of the prorogation of the House or House thereof. 2. A bill pending in the Legislative Council of a State which has not been passed by the Legislative Assembly shall not lapse on dissolution of the Assembly. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#40. The correct statements about ordinance making power of the Governor are : 1. It is laid down in Article 213. 2. It can be issued by him after the advice of the president of state council of ministers. 3. It is co-extensive with the legislative power of the state legislature. 4. It can be issued only during the recess of State Legislative Assembly and not the Legislative Council. 5. It can not be withdrawn by him anytime

#41. Article 156 of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of five year from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deduced from this? 1. No Governor can be removed from office till completion of his term 2. No Governor can continue in office beyond five years Codes:

#42. . Consider the following statements: The Constitution of India provides that: 1. the Legislative Assembly of each State shall consist of not more than 450 members chosen by direct election from territorial constituencies in the State 2. a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly of a State if he/she is less than 25 years of age Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#43. List-I List-II (A) Governor (1) Article 167 (B) Council of ministers (2) Article 169 (C) Duties of Chief Minister (3) Article 155 (D) Legislative Council (4) Article 163

#44. The correct statements regarding the difference between the pardoning powers of President and Governor are : 1. The Governor can pardon sentences inficted by court martial while the President cannot. 2. The President can pardon death sentence while Governor cannot. 3. The Governor can pardon death sentence while the President cannot. 4. The President can pardon sentences inflicted by court martial while the Governor cannot.

#45. Which of the following can be associated with MGNREGA programme? 1. It provides wage employment to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. 2. It focuses on strengthening of natural resource management. 3. It encourages sustainable development. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#46. Which of the following is among the main provisions of the ‘MGNREGA’ ? 1. There is no time bound limit to provide employment to the beneficiaries registered under the act 2. There is a provision for daily unemployment allowance in cash to be paid. 3. Employment is limited and confined within a limited radius. 4. At least one-third beneficiaries have to be women State the correct answer using the codes given below:

#47. Which of the following statements with regard to InterState Council is/are correct? 1. It was established under the provisions of the Constitution of India. 2. The Council is a recommendatory body. 3. There is a standing committee of the Council under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of India to process matters for consideration of the Council. Select the correct answer using the codes given below

#48. The Prime Minister of India recently ruled out the decision of the Cauvery River Authority, in which Karnataka was ordered to release water to Tamil Nadu. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? 1. The Cauvery River Authority comprises of the Chief Ministers of Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka along with the PM as chairman. 2. Inter-state water disputes are excluded from the primary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#49. Consider the following statements : 1 The Legislative Council of a State in India can be larger in size than half of the Legislative Assembly of that particular State 2. The Governor of a State nominates the Chairman of Legislative Council of that particular State. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#50. Constitution) (A) Article 54 (1) Election of the President of India (B) Article 75 (2) Appointment of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (C) Article 155 (3) Appointment of the Governor of a state (D) Article 164 (4) Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of a state (5) Composition of Legislative Assemblies

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