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An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

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Constitution of India: Questions and Answers -8

  1. Who is known as the architect of Indian foreign policy

Jawaharlal Nehru 

  1. Who appoints the Judges of High Courts? 


1203 Who is the Guardian of the Constitution? 

Supreme Court

1204 What is the minimum age  required to contest in the Lok Sabha elections

25 years 

  1. Who is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha? 

Vice President

  1. In India, child labour is prohibited through Article of the Constitution? 

Article 24

  1. Which Article of the Constitu­tion guarantees that no person can be compelled to pay taxes for the promotion of any particular religion or religious institution?

Article 27 

  1. What is the number of writs that can be issued under Arti­cle 32 of the Constitution?


  1. How many methods are there for the amendment of the Constitution?


  1. By which amendment, the power to amend the Constitu­tion was specifically conferred upon the Parliament? 

24th Amendment

  1. Which Article of the Constitu­tion deals with Budget?

Article 112 

  1. Which Union Territory have representation in Rajya Sabha? 


  1. The gap between two sessions of the Parliament must not exceed? 

Six Months 

  1. Who expressed the idea of the Constitution of India for the first time? 


  1. The Cabinet Mission arrived in India in the year? 

23rd March 1946

  1. The Constituent Assembly was formed according to the directions of the Cabinet Mission plan on?

6th December 1946 

  1. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly was held on

9th December 1946 

  1. Which Article of the Consti­tution provides that, the State must strive for the promotion of international peace and security?

Article 51

  1. Under which Article of the Constitution, the Parliament has been empowered to make laws giving effect to Interna­tional Treaties?

Article 253

  1. Which Article of the Con­stitution prohibits human trafficking and forced labour?

Article 23 

1221.The temporary Chairman of the Constituent Assembly 

Dr Sachidananda Sinha 

  1. Permanent President of the Constituent Assembly 

Dr Rajendraprasad

  1. The first person who addressed the Constituent Assembly was?

Acharya J.B. Kripalani 

  1. The Vice president of the Constituent Assembly was………?

Harendra Coomar Mookerjee 

  1. Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly was..? 

B.N. Rao 

  1. Drafting Committee was appointed on

29th August 1947 

  1. Father of Indian Constitution

Dr B.R. Ambedkar 

  1. The Chairman of the Drafting Committee? 

Dr B.R. Ambedkar 

  1. The Malayali who represented United Provinces (UP) in the Constituent Assembly was

Dr John Mathai 

  1. The Constituent Assembly adopted our National Flag on…..?

July 22, 194 7 

  1. Which writ is known as the Bulwark of personal freedom?

Habeas Corpus 

  1. The only date mentioned in the Preamble:

26th November 1949

  1. What is the total number of Fundamental Duties envisaged in the Constitution? 


  1. The President of India is empowered with the powers to grant pardons under which Article of the Constitution?

Article 72 

  1. The literal meaning of which writ is ‘to have the body?

Habeas corpus

  1. Malayali women members in the Constituent Assembly?

Annie Mascarene 

Ammu Swaminathan

Dakshayani Velayudhan 

  1. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on? 

26th November 1949 

  1. The Constituent Assembly adopted our National  Anthem (Janaganamana) on ………? 

January 24, 1950 

  1. The constitution of India came into force on 

26th January 1950

  1. The cover page of the Indian constitution was designed by………?

Nandalal Bose 

  1. Who is known as the Architect of the Indian Constitution? 

Dr B.R. Ambedkar

  1. India borrowed the idea of Preamble from? 

American Constitution 

  1. Objective Resolution was introduced in the Constituent Assembly on 13th December  1946 by

Jawaharlal Nehru 

  1. In which case, the Supreme Court held that Preamble is not a part of the constitution? 

Berubari Case

  1. How many times the Preamble has been amended? 

Only once (1976, 42nd Amendment) 

  1. According to the Preamble India is a ………. 


  1. Which article prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth? 

Article 15 

  1. Who quoted Preamble as a political horoscope? 

K.M. Munshi 

  1. Who called Preamble an identity card?

N.A. Palkhiwala 

  1. Which case of the Supreme Court held that Preamble is an integral part of the Indian constitution? 

Kesavananda Bharathi Case 

  1. Article I of the Indian Constitution says that India shall be a ……… 

Union of States 

  1. The part of the Indian constitution deals with citizenship?  

Part II 

  1. Articles that deal with citizenship? 

Article 5-11 

  1. India adopted single citizenship from ………. 


  1. Indian Citizenship Act passed by the Parliament in?


  1. Articles that deal with fundamental rights? 

Article 12 to 35 

  1. The idea of fundamental rights has been taken from 


  1. Who is known as the Chief Architect of Fundamental Rights?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 

  1. The session of INC that passed a resolution on fundamental rights?

1931 Karachi Session 

  1. Article 14 deals with 

Equality before law 

  1. Which article provides equal­ity of opportunities for all citizens in matters of public employment?

Article 16 

  1. Which article of the constitu­tion abolishes the practice of untouchability?

Article 17 

  1. The article passed with the slogan Gandhi Ki Jai?

Article 17 

  1. Abolition of the title is embodied in ………. 

Article 18 

  1. Article 19 gives how many fundamental freedoms to individuals? 


  1. Right to private property was dropped from the list of fundamental rights by the ……….

44th Amendment 1978 

  1. Which article deals protection of life and personal liberty?

Article 21 

  1. Article 21 A of the Indian constitution deals with: 

Right to Education 

  1. By which amendment act right to education was made a fundamental right?  

86th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2002 

  1. Article 24 of the Indian constitution deals with: 

Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc 

  1. Article 32 of the Indian Constitution deals with: 

Right to constitutional remedies 

  1. Which article is known as the ‘Heart and soul’ of the Indian constitution?

Article 32 

  1. Who described Article 32 as the ‘Heart and soul’ of the Indian constitution?

Dr B.R. Ambedkar 

  1. The article provides the protection of interest of minorities? 

Article 29

  1. The article provides the right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions?

Article 30 

  1. The states were reorganised on a linguistic basis in? 


  1. Under which article High Court issues writs for the enforcement of fundamental rights?

Article 226 

  1. A major portion of the constitution of India is derived from the ………. 

Government of India Act,1935 

  1. Which article of the Indian constitution deals with amendments?

Article 368 

  1. Who conceptualised the Indian Constitution as a ‘Seamless Web’?

Granville Austin 

  1. Who was the first to describe the Indian Constitution as ‘Quasi-Federal’? 

Ivor Jennings 

  1. Who called the Directive Principles as a ‘Cheque on a Bank payable at the convenience of the bank’? 

K.T. Shah 

  1. Who described Directive Principles as a ‘veritable dustbin of sentiments’?

T.T. Krishnamachari 

  1. What was the minimum voting age fixed in the original Constitution?

21 Years 

  1. Who has the power to certify a bill as a money bill?

Lok Sabha Speaker 

  1. India borrowed the idea of providing authority to the speaker to certify a bill as a money bill or not, from Britain 
  1. Indian Constitution can be amended in ………. different ways. 


  1. The part of the constitution deals with fundamental rights?

Part III 

  1. The number of fundamental rights constitution originally consisted? 

  1. Indian constitution is the largest consti­tution in the world 
  1. Distribution of powers is an essential feature of the federal constitution 
  1. According to the preamble of Indian con­stitution India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic 
  1. The preamble of the constitution means the preface to the constitution 
  1. The parliamentary form of government in India is based on adult suffrage 
  1. Indian Constitution is a written Consti­tution 
  1. Britain is following an unwritten consti­tution 
  1. Indian parliament is following the principle of bicameralism 
  1. Government of India Act, 1935 is known as the blueprint of the Indian constitution 
  1. The Constitution of India is considered to be the supreme law of the land 
  1. As per the preamble of our constitution, it secures ‘justice, liberty, equality and fraternity to all the citizens of India
  1. An Indian citizen enjoys both civil and political rights
  1. Part II of the Indian Constitution deals with citizenship 
  1. Articles 5 to 11 of the constitution de­scribes about citizenship 
  1. Indian constitution allows single citizen­ship 
  1. The idea for single citizenship is borrowed from Britain 
  1. The expression ‘socialist’ in the preamble added by taking the views of Marx and Gandhi
  1. The preamble to the Indian constitution envisages that it shall stand part of the constitution 
  1. Part 1 of the Indian Constitution deals with the union and its territory
  1. Article 2 of the constitution deals with the admission or establishment of new states 
  1. Article 5 of the constitution of India deals with citizenship at the time of commencement of the constitution
  1. As per article 5 of the Indian constitution, every person who is a domicile in India includes a person who was born in the territory of India, either of whose par­ents was born in the territory of India or who has been ordinarily resident in the territory of India for not less than five years immediately preceding such commencement
  1. Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Paki­

stan is dealt with under Article 6 

  1. How many ways are there to get Indian citizenship 

– Five 

  1. The ways in which one can obtain citizenship: 

Citizenship by birth, Citizenship by descent, Citizenship by registra­tion, Citizenship by naturalisation and Citizenship by incorporation of territory. 

  1. The ways in which one can lose his citizenship: 

by renunciation, by deprivation and by the termination 

  1. Who is considered as the first citizen of India 

– The President 

  1. After the death of G.V. Mava­lankar, who became the Speaker of the First Lok Sabha? 

M.A. Ayyangar

  1. Who elected Dr Rajendra Prasad as the first President of India?

Constituent Assembly 

  1. In the Indian national flag, what does Ashoka’s wheel represent? 

Wheel of Dharma

  1. A person must have attained the age of for the candidature in a panchayat election. 

21 years

  1. The concept of a linguistic state was supported by?

Simon Commission Report 

  1. What is the number of seats al­lotted to Schedule Tribes in Lok Sabha? 


  1. Who was the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of India?

Fatima Beevi 

  1. Who can extend the jurisdiction of the High Court? 


  1. The period for which a person has to reside in India before he or she qualifies to acquire citizenship by registration: 

5 years

  1. The elective strength of the Lok Sabha was increased by the:

31st Amendment 

  1. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha can be removed by a resolution:

Moved by Rajya Sabha and passed by Lok Sabha 

  1. In the Interim Government formed in 1946, the vice president of the executive council was:

Jawaharlal Nehru 

  1. A deadlock between the Lok Sab­ha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of: 

Ordinary legislation

  1. The concept of Public Interest Litigation was originated in:

The United States 

  1. What is the maximum age pre­scribed for election as President of India? 

No such limit

  1. Who is considered the guardian of the public purse?

Comptroller and Auditor General 

  1. The contingency fund of the state is operated by the: 


  1. Who acts as the chancellor of State Universities?


  1. The residuary powers of leg­islation in case of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to:

The State Legislative 

  1. Who is regarded as the ‘Father of All India Services? 

Sardar Patel

  1. The origin of UPSC can be traced to: 

1919 Act

  1. The National Commission for women was set up in:


  1. Who was the chairman of Sec­ond Administrative Reforms Commission?
  2. Veerappa Molly 
  1. The National Commission for SC and ST bifurcated into two bodies by which amendment of the constitution? 

89th Amendment, 2003

  1. In which year were the National Other Backward Classes Com­mission set up? 


  1. Comptroller and Auditor General of India is a friend and guide of:

Public Account Committee

  1. The number of Vice Presidents of India, who later became the President of India is:


  1. In which state does the Governor nominate women to the Assem­bly? 

Jammu and Kashmir

  1. The word ombudsman is derived from the root ‘ombud’ which is Swedish and means: 

A person who acts as a repre­sentative of another person 

  1. Which article of the Constitution provides for the formation of new states?

Article 2 

  1. ‘Law Day’ is celebrated in India on:

26th November 

  1. Under which article of the Consti­tution, the executive power of the Union is vested in the President?

Article 53 (1) 

  1. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the supervision of 

Speaker of Lok Sabha

  1. Under which article of our Con­stitution, the Governor can re­serve the bill for the considera­tion of the president?


  1. The joint session of both the hous­es of Parliament is presided over by?

The Speaker 

  1. Indian constitution was prepared in

2 years 11 months 18 days

  1. The first-day session of Indi­an Constituent Assembly was chaired by:

Dr. Sachidananda Sinha 

  1. The candidate for the office of the President must be sponsored by at least? 

50 electors

  1. Originally how many schedules were there in the constitution?

  1. Who can approve the withdrawal of money from the consolidated fund of India?

The Parliament

  1. In which case, the Supreme Court held that the preamble was a part of the constitution?

Keshavananda Bharati Case 

  1. The statutory status was given to the Minorities Commission in: 


  1. The first non-Congress Govern­ment in any Indian State was formed in:

1957 (Kerala) 

  1. The life of the Estimates Com­mittee of the Lok Sabha is: 

One year

  1. The Constituent Assembly adopted our National Flag on:

22nd July 1947 

  1. The report of the Public Ac­counts Committee of Parliament is submitted to:

The Speaker, Lok Sabha 

  1. The impeachment of the Indian President is a:

Quasi-Judicial procedure 


  1. The Citizenship Act 1955 prescribes Five ways to ac­quire citizenship of India:
  2. By birth 
  3. By descent
  4. By registration 
  5. By naturalization
  6. By incorporation 
  1. Losing citizenship:
  2. Renunciation 
  3. Termination
  4. Deprivation 
  1. Which Lok Sabha enjoyed a term of more than five years? 

Fifth Lok Sabha

  1. The authority empowered to make laws in respect to the mat­ter not include in any of three lists is:


  1. The members of the UPSC can be removed from their office during this tenure by:

President on the report of the Su­preme Court

  1. Preventive Detention Act has a restraining effect on:

Right to freedom 

  1. Which part of the constitution deals with citizenship? 

Part II

  1. The first state to establish Lokayukta:


  1. The first Lok Adalat was held in the year: 


  1. The quorum requirement in the Rajya Sabha is: 


  1. The judges of the District Court are appointed by: 

Governor of the State

  1. The preamble ensures the ideals of  ‘Liberty, Equality and fraternity inspired by the:

French Revolution 

  1. After a no-confidence motion is admitted in the Lok Sabha, a date for the debate is to be decided within: 

10 days

  1. The right to vote is a right in India.

Political Right 

  1. The only President of india, who has been elected unopposed: 

Neelam Sanjeev Reddy

  1. Who is the only President elected to the office as an independent candidate? 

V.V Giri

  1. Acting Chief Justice of India is appointed by?

President in consultation with the Chief Justice

  1. Who is responsible for protecting and defending the constitution?

Supreme Court 

  1. The Chairman of the first law commission in independent India:

M.C. Setalvad 

  1. Under the provision of Article 343 of the Constitution Hindi was declared the official language of the Union. But the use of English language was allowed to contin­ue for the official purpose of the Union for a period of — —-

15 years 

  1. Which state in India has a Uniform Civil Code?


  1. First Coalition Government in India was formed by:

Morarji Desai 

  1. The first session of the Constit­uent Assembly was held in: 

New Delhi

  1. Which is the oldest non-congress political party in India?

Communist Party of India 

  1. Who was the first leader of op­position to get recognition in the Indian parliament?

Y.B. Chavan 

  1. Who laid down the basic param­eters of India’s foreign policy? 

Jawaharlal Nehru

  1. Who held the offices of the Judge of Supreme Court and Speaker of Lok Sabha?

K.S. Hegde 

  1. A session of the Lok Sabha is prorogued by the order of: 


  1. Right to information is a right. 

Legal right

  1. Under which Constitutional Article does, President has the power to consult Supreme Court? 

Article 143

  1. Who proposed the preamble before the drafting committee of the constitution? 

Jawaharlal Nehru

  1. Which article of the constitution provides that the elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies shall be on the basis of adult suffrage? 

Article 326

  1. The constitutional amendment by which the age for voting has been revised from 21 years to 18 years is: 

61st Amendment, 1989

  1. Which article, providing Funda­mental Rights is not valid during the emergency? 

Article 19 

  1. For which bill President can neither return nor withhold his assent?

Money Bill 

  1. In how many parts, the Budget is presented in Lok Sabha? 


  1. Who was the first woman Gov­ernor in Independent India?

Sarojini Naidu 

  1. In which session of the year, Pres­ident addresses both the Houses of Parliament?

First Session (Budget Session) 

  1. In the Indian Constitution, the right to equality is granted by five articles. They are: 

Article 14 to 18

  1. Fundamental Duties are incor­porated in the Constitution on the recommendation of

Swaran Singh Committee 

  1. Who was the president of India at the time of the Proclamation of Emergency in the year 1975? 

Fardeen Ali Ahamed

  1. Who makes decisions on disputes regarding the election of the Presi­dent? 

The Supreme Court

  1. Under which Article of Consti­tution, the President of India can be impeached?

Article 61 

  1. The resolution for removing the Vice President of India can be moved in the:

Rajya Sabha alone 

  1. The idea of Directive Principles of State Policies was proposed by: 

Tej Bahadur Sapru

  1. The minimum and maximum strength of a legislative assembly is: 

60 and 500

  1. For being a Governor, a person must have completed:

35 years of age

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