Topicwise Questions - Constitution of India

1. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the

  1. The President
  2. House of the People
  3. Council of States
  4. The Prime Minister

2. The total number of ministers including the Prime Minister in the Council of Ministers cannot exceed

  1. Fifteen percent of the total members of the House of People
  2. Fifteen percent of the total members of the Parliament
  3. Twenty percent of the total members of the Council of States
  4. Ten percent of the total members of the Parliament

3. What is the composition of the Indian Parliament?

  1. Council of States and the House of the People
  2. The Prime Minister, Council of States and the House of the People
  3. Council of Ministers and the House of the People
  4. The President, Council of States and the House of the People

4. The Union Executive of India consists of

  1. The President, Vice-President, Lok Sabha Speaker and the Council of Ministers
  2. The President, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker and the Prime Minister
  3. The President and the Council of Ministers only
  4. The President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers only

5. Among the following whose term of office is the longest?

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Member of the Rajya Sabha
  4. Member of the Lok Sabha

6. Being a non-member, who among the following can participate in the proceedings of either House of the Parliament without having right to vote?

  1. Chief Justice of India
  2. President of India
  3. Comptroller and Auditor-General
  4. Attorney General

7. Who presides over the Lok Sabha when the offices of both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are vacant?

  1. Any member of the House as the President may appoint.
  2. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  3. Any member of the House as may be determined by the House
  4. Attorney General of India

8. In a particular case, the advice tendered by the Council of Ministers is sent back by the President for reconsideration. If the Council of Ministers adhere to their earlier advice, the President

  1. Can ask for reconsideration of the advice once more
  2. Can ask for reconsideration of the advice any number of times
  3. Has no option but to accept such advice
  4. Must seek the advice of the Supreme Court before rejecting the advice

9. Which of the following Constitution Amendment Acts seeks that the size of the Councils of Ministers at the Centre and in a State must not exceed 15 percent of the total number of members in the Lok Sabha and the total number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that State, respectively?

  1. 91st
  2. 93rd
  3. 95th
  4. 97th

10. What is the quorum to constitute a meeting of either House of the Parliament?

  1. One-fifth of the total number of members of the House.
  2. One-tenth of the total number of the members of the House.
  3. One-half of the total number of the members of the House.
  4. Two-thirds of the total number of the members of the House.

11. What would happen if a person gets elected both as a Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly of a State but does not resign from either seat within the prescribed period?

  1. The person's seat in the Legislative Assembly becomes vacant
  2. The person's seat in the Parliament becomes vacant
  3. Both of his/her seats become vacant
  4. He can continue as the member of both the houses

12. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected by the

  1. President
  2. Prime Minister
  3. Members of both Houses of Parliament
  4. Members of Lok Sabha

13. The maximum interval between two Sessions of Parliament can be six months calculated between

  1. First sitting of two consecutive sessions
  2. Last sitting of one session to the first sitting of the next session
  3. Six calendar months excluding the months in which the sessions are held
  4. Last sitting of one session to the last sitting of the next session


14. The minimum age for the member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha respectively is

  1. 25 years and 30 years
  2. 30 years and 35 years
  3. 30 years and 25 years
  4. 35 years and 30 years

15. Reshuffling of Cabinet is the prerogative of :

  1. The Speaker
  2. The President
  3. The Prime minister
  4. None of these

16. Who directs, controls and supervises the Lok Sabha Secretariat?

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Speaker
  3. President
  4. Chief Secretary

17. Who elects the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?

  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  3. Rajya Sabha
  4. Nominated by the Vice President

18. The Rajya Sabha which is the upper house of the Indian Parliament :

  1. is a permanent body
  2. has a life of six years
  3. has a life of five years
  4. has a life of four years