Topicwise Questions - Constitution of India

1. Which of the following is the correct combination of justice sought to be secured to the citizens of India in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

  1. social, religious and political
  2. economic, religious and political
  3. social, educational and economic
  4. social, economic and political

2. Which of the following dates is mentioned in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

  1. 26 November 1949
  2. 25 January 1950
  3. 15 August 1947
  4. 26 January 1950

3. The Preamble is useful in constitutional interpretation because it

  1. uses value-loaded words
  2. contains the real objective and philosophy of the Constitution makers
  3. is a source of power and limitation
  4. gives an exhaustive list of basic features of the constitution

4. Before the Constitution (Forty-second) Amendment Act, 1976 the Preamble resolved India to be

  1. Secular Democratic Republic
  2. Sovereign Democratic Republic
  3. Secular Socialist Democratic Republic
  4. Socialist Democratic Republic

5. Which of the following liberites is sought to be secured to the citizens of India in the Preamble?

  1. thought, expression, belief, faith and worship
  2. thought, expression, belief and faith
  3. expression, belief, faith and worship
  4. thought, expression, faith and worship

6. Who among the following had moved the objectives resolution which formed the basis of the Preamble of the Constitution of India in the Constituent Assembly on December 13, 1946?

  1. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  4. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

7. By which amendment of the Constitution were the words ‘Socialist and Secular’ added to its Preamble?

  1. 42nd
  2. 43rd
  3. 44th
  4. 45th

8. Article 2A was introduced in the Constitution on the inclusion of which of the following territories in India?

  1. Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Goa
  3. Sikkim
  4. Puducherry

9. Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right?

  1. Right to Equality
  2. Right to property
  3. Right to freedom
  4. Right to constitutional Remedies

10. The Fundamental Rights in our constitution are inspired by the constitution of

  1. United states of America
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Switzerland
  4. Canada

11. Right to property was removed from the list of fundamental rights during the reign of

  1. Mrs Indira Gandhi
  2. Morarjee Desai
  3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  4. P.V. Narsimha Rao

12. Which article of the constitution of India abolishes untouchability and forbids its practice in any form?

  1. Article 16
  2. Article 17
  3. Article 18
  4. Article 15

13. Which one among the following has the power to regulate the right of citizenship in India?

  1. The Union Cabinet
  2. The Parliament
  3. The Supreme Court
  4. The Law Commission

14. Articles 17 and 18 of Constitution provide

  1. Social equality
  2. Economic equality
  3. Political equality
  4. Religious equality

15. The Constitution of India describes India as

  1. A Union of states
  2. Quasi-federal
  3. A Federation of states and Union Territories
  4. A Unitary State

16. Which one among the following is not guaranteed by the Constitution of India?

  1. Freedom to move freely throughout the country
  2. Freedom to assemble peacefully without arms
  3. Freedom to own, acquire and dispose of property anywhere in the country
  4. Freedom to practice any trade or profession

17. Which of these is NOT included as a Fundamental Right in the Indian Constitution?

  1. Right to Freedom of Speech
  2. Right to Equality before the Law
  3. Right to Constitutional Remedies
  4. Right to Equal Wages for Equal Work

18. Which one of the following rights conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens?

  1. Freedom of speech, assembly and form association
  2. Freedom to move, reside and settle in any part of the territory of India
  3. Freedom to acquire property or to carry on any occupation, trade or business
  4. Right to constitutional remedies

19. Which of the following freedoms is not specifically mentioned in the Constitution of India as a fundamental right but has been subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court as such?

  1. Freedom of trade, occupation and business
  2. Freedom to reside and settle in any part of the country
  3. Freedom of association and union
  4. Freedom of the press

20. Which one among the following is not included in the Fundamental Rights embodied in the Constitution of India?

  1. Right to Equality
  2. Right to Freedom
  3. Right against Exploitation
  4. Right to Information


21. The ‘Instrument of Instructions’ contained in the Government of India Act, 1935 has been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Directive principles of State Policy
  3. Extent of Executive Power of State
  4. Conduct of Business of the Government of India

22. Which one among the following is a fundamental duty of citizens under the Constitution of India?

  1. To provide friendly cooperation to the people of the neighbouring countries
  2. To protect monuments of national importance
  3. To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
  4. To know more and more about the history of India.

23. Suppose a legislation was passed by the Parliament imposing certain restrictions on newspapers. These included page ceiling, price and advertisements. The legislation is included in the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution of India. In this context, which one among the following statements is correct?

  1. The legislation is invalid as it violates the freedom of Press
  2. The legislation is valid by virtue of Article 31B
  3. The legislation is invalid as it imposes unreasonable restrictions under Article 19(2) of the Constitution
  4. The legislation is valid as the Press is not a citizen under Article 19 of the Constitution

24. Which one of the following is a Human Right as well as a Fundamental Right under the Constitution of India?

  1. Right to information
  2. Right to education
  3. Right to work
  4. Right to housing

25. In which of the following years the Fundamental Duties were included in the Constitution of India?

  1. 1965
  2. 1976
  3. 1979
  4. 1982

26. Which article of the Indian constitution includes the Fundamental Duties of the Indian citizens?

  1. Article 50A
  2. Article 50B
  3. Article 51A
  4. Article 51B

27. Which of the following articles was decribed as the Heart and Soul of Indian Constitution by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar?

  1. Article 32
  2. Article 17
  3. Article 19
  4. Article 21

28. Which of the following articles was inserted by the Constitution (Eighty-Sixth) Amendment Act, 2002 to to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right?

  1. Article 17A
  2. Article 19B
  3. Article 21A
  4. Article 31A

29. Which of the following is incorrect with regard to protection in respect of conviction for offences offered by Article 20?

  1. A person can be only convicted for violation of a law in force at the time of commission of an act.
  2. A person can be prosecuted and punished only once for a particular offence
  3. A person can be compelled to be a witness against himself
  4. A person cannot be subjected to a higher penalty than which was applicable at the time of the offence.

30. Which of the following has been prescribed as a Fundamental Duty to a parent or a guardian under Article 51A of the Indian Consitution?

  1. to look after his parents above 60 years of age.
  2. to provide opportunities for education of his child between the age of six and fourteen years of age
  3. to divide his property equally between his son and daughters
  4. to encourage his children to take part in the defence of his country

31. Directive Principles of State policy have been enumerated in the Part IV of the constitution. The concept has been borrowed from :

  1. U. S. A.
  2. England
  3. Ireland
  4. France