Topicwise Questions - Constitution of India

1. Who of the following do not participate in the election of the President of India?

  1. Members of Rajya Sabha
  2. Members of Legislative Assemblies of the States
  3. Members of Legislative Councils of the States
  4. Members of Legislative Assembly of Delhi

2. Under the Constitution of India the President of India enjoys emergency powers of

  1. four types
  2. two types
  3. five types
  4. three types

3. A resolution to impeach the President must be passed by a majority of not less than

  1. one-half of the total membership of the house
  2. two-third of the total membership of the house
  3. two-third of those present in the house
  4. one-half of those present in the house

4. When the offices of both the President and the Vice-President are vacant, who performs their function?

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Home Minister
  3. Chief Justice of India
  4. Lok Sabha Speaker

5. Which of the following is incorrect about a person's eligibility to become the Vice-President of India?

  1. He should be a citizen of India
  2. He should not be less than thirty five years of age
  3. He is qualified for election as a member of the House of the People
  4. He should not hold any office of profit under Central/State Govt or any authority under the control of Central/State Govt

6. Who administers the oath of office to the person who is to take over as President?

  1. The Chief Election Commissioner
  2. The Chief Justice of India
  3. The Outgoing President
  4. The Vice-President

7. Who decides on doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with the election of President or Vice-President?

  1. The Parliament
  2. Chief Election Commissioner
  3. Supreme Court
  4. Vice-President or President

8. When a constitutional amendment bill goes to the President, he

  1. can withhold his assent
  2. can return it to the Parliament for reconsideration
  3. can delay it for not more than six months
  4. is bound to give his assent

9. Who of the following does not submit his resignation to the President of India?

  1. Governor of a State
  2. Judge of the Supreme Court
  3. Judge of the High Court
  4. Speaker of the Lok Sabha

10. All of the following statements in regard to the office of the Vice-President of India are correct, except

  1. A person seeking election to this office must be at least 35 years of age
  2. The electoral college for election to this office consists of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and the person so elected holds office for a term of six years
  3. In the event of death of the President, he can hold that office for a period not exceeding six months
  4. The incumbent of this office is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha

11. How many members can the President nominate to the Parliament of India?

  1. 2 to the Lok Sabha and 12 to the Rajya Sabha
  2. None to the Lok Sabha and 12 to the Rajya Sabha
  3. 12 to the Lok Sabha and 12 to the Rajya Sabha
  4. 4 to the Lok Sabha and 8 to the Rajya Sabha

12. The President should

  1. Be a member of either House of Parliament
  2. Not be a member of either House of Parliament
  3. Be elected to the Parliament within six months of his election
  4. The Constitution is silent on the issue of his being member of any House of the Parliament


13. Which of the following regarding the power of the President to promulgate an ordinance is incorrect?

  1. It can be promulgated only when the Parliament is not in session
  2. It may be withdrawn at any time by the President
  3. The ordinance may make any provision which the Parliament is not competent to enact
  4. None of the above

14. The President of India can be removed from office by :

  1. The Lok Sabha by passing a resolution
  2. The Parliament through impeachment
  3. The Chief Justice of India
  4. The Prime Minister

15. Under which article of the Constitution of India can the President take over the administration of a State in case its constitutional machinery breaks down?

  1. Article 83 (2)
  2. Article 352
  3. Article 356
  4. Article 343

16. The procedure of impeachment of the President as laid down in the Indian Constitution has been borrowed from :

  1. The U. S. A
  2. The U. K.
  3. France
  4. Japan