Question and Answers: parliament

1. Lame-duck session of Parliament means

The first session of Parliament after the elections of the Lok Sabha The last session of Parliament before the dissolution of the lok Sabha The session of Parliament in which the no-confidence motion is discussed A session of Parliament, which fails to pass any Bill

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2. Which of the following previsions are NOT included in the Indian Constitution?
i. president can suspend any of the fundamental rights during emergency
ii. Prime Minister can dismiss any Chief Minister
iii. States have power to amend any law of Parliament on a subject in the concurrent list with the assent of the president
iv. Governor can reserve any Bill for consideration by the president
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

i and ii ii and iii iii and iv i and iv

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3. Which of the following previsions are NOT included in the Indian Constitution?
i. president can suspend any of the fundamental rights during emergency
ii. Prime Minister can dismiss any Chief Minister
iii. States have power to amend any law of Parliament on a subject in the concurrent list with the assent of the president
iv. Governor can reserve any Bill for consideration by the president Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

i and ii ii and iii iii and iv i and iv

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4. The authority to alter the boundaries of States in India rest with_______.

State Government President Prime Minister Parliament

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5. The authority empowered to make laws in respect to the matters not included in any of the three lists is________.

State Legislatures Parliament Supreme Court President

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6. The joint sitting of Indian parliament for transacting legislative business is presided over by__________.

The President of India The Senior most Member of Parliament The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha The Speaker of the Lok Sabha

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7. A Money Bill in the Parliament can be introduced only with the recommendation of the—

President of India Union Cabinet Speaker of the Lok Sabha Union Finance Minister

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8. What is the maximum time interval permissible between two successive sessions of the Parliament ?

The Hague New York Paris Four months

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9. The Parliament can make law for the whole or any part of India for implementing international
treaties—

Distributing the net proceeds of the taxes between the centre and the states Neither a) Nor b) Both a) and b) With the consent of all the states

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10. If a question asked by a Member of Parliament is a starred one, he will get–

Any judge of the Supreme Court Any judge of a High Court Chief Election Commissioner A written answer

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11. Article 33 empowers the parliament to restrict or abrogate the Fundamental Rights of
1. members of armed forces.
2. members of para-military forces.
3. non-combatatants employee of armed forces like barber, carpenters etc.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 only 2 only 1 and 2 only 1, 2 and 3

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12. Consider the following statements about National emergency:
1. A revocation of emergency by president must be approved by the Parliament within one month.
2. The president must revoke a proclamation of emergency if the Parliament passes a resolution disapproving its continuation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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13. Apart from law making, Indian parliament also performs the function of
1. providing representation.
2. constraining executive power.
3. providing legitimacy to government.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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14. Which of the following actions can the parliament take with respect to any particular tax?
1. increase it
2. decrease it
3. abolish it
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 2 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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15. Which among the following is an informal device in Indian parliamentary practice?
1. Question hour
2. Zero hour
3. Half-an-hour discussion
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 2 only

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16. Parliamentary authorization for payments is required for :
1. Public account of India
2. Consolidated fund of India
3. Contingency Fund of India
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 2 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1,2 and 3

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17. The central government has decided to move the following bills in the coming session of parliament. Which of these can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha ?
1. a bill for imposition of fine for spitting on roads as part of Swachha Bharat Abhiyan
2. a bill for limiting the borrowing of money by government to reduced fiscal deficit.
3. a bill for imposition of luxury tax on expensive items
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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18. The Indian Parliament is not sovereign. This is because of :
1. institution of CAG as a supreme auditor
2. Judicial review
3. federal system of government
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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19. India has signed the international treaty for prevention of corruption ( UNCAC ). To implement this treaty throughout the country the Parliament needs the consent of :

all states at least half the states two or more states None

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20. In the case of disagreement on a Bill, in the two Houses of Parliament

A special Parliamentary Committee is formed to resolve the situation. The Prime Minister intervenes. The President casts a deciding vote. A joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament is convene

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21. Which of the following is not correct regarding a Money Bill?

It can be introduced in either House of Parliament. It can be passed by the Lok Sabha even if the Rajya Saba rejects it. It is deemed to have been passed by both Houses if it is not returned by the Rajya Sabha within 14 days. It requires the prior approval of the President.

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22. With reference to Indian Parliament, which one of the following is not correct?

The Appropriation Bill must be passed by both the Houses of Parliament before it can be enacted into law No money shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India except under the appropriation made by the Appropriation Act Finance Bill is required for proposing new taxes but no another Bill/Act is required for making changes in the rates of taxes which are already under operation No Money Bill can be introduced except on the recommendation of the President

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23. Which of the following are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislature 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 7th Schedule
4. Abolition of the legislature Council of a State

1, 2 and 3 1, 2 and 4 1, 3 and 4 2, 3 and 4

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24. Assertion (A): The reservation of thirty-three per-cent of seats for women in Parliament and State legislature does not require Constitutional amendment.
Reason (R): Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three percent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional amendment.

Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A A is true but R is false A is false but R is true

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25. Match List I with List II
a) president of India 1. Secrecy of information
b) Judges of Supreme Court 2. Faithful Discharge of duties
c) Members of Parliament 3. Faith and Allegiance to the Constitution of India
d) Minister for the Union 4. Upholding the Constitution and the law

A-3, B-4, C-1 D-2 A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1 A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1 A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2

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26. Which of the following are matters on 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 the States in Parliament
3. Any of the Lists in the 7th schedule
4. Abolition of the legislative Council of a State

1, 2 and 3 1, 2 and 4 1, 3 and 4 2, 3 and 4

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27. In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and auditor General (CAG)?
1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the president of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.
2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.
3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1, 3 and 4 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2, 3 and 4

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28. A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of........
1. Ordinary legislation
2. Money Bill
3. Constitution Amendment Bill
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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29. According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the president of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?
1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission
2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee
3. The Report of the Comptroller and auditor General
4. The Report of the National Commission for Scheduled castes
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1 only 2 and 4 only 1, 3 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4

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30. Consider the following statements:
1. Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha)
2. It is within the purview of the Chief election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes.
3. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 and 3 1 and 3 None

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31. Consider the following statements:
1. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that House.
2. While the nominated members of the two Houses of the Parliament have no voting right in the presidential election, they have the right to vote in the election of the Vice president.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2

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32. Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance in India?
1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before the Parliament.
2. Withdrawal of moneys from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the Appropriation Bill.
3. Provisions of supplementary grants and vote-on-account.
4. A periodic or at least a mid-year review of programme of the Government against macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a Parliamentary Budget Office.
5. Introducing Finance Bill in the Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1, 2, 3 and 5 only 1, 2 and 4 only 3, 4 and 5 only 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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33. Which of the following are associated with Planning in India?
1. The Finance Commission
2. The National Development Council
3. The Union Ministry of Rural Development
4. The Union Ministry of Urban Development
5. The Parliament
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1, 2 and 5 only 1, 3 and 4 only 2 and 5 only 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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34. In India, other than ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and for intended purpose, what is the importance of the office of the Comptroller and auditor General (CAG)?
1. CAG exercises exchequer control on behalf of the Parliament when the president of India declares national emergency/financial emergency.
2. CAG reports on the execution of projects or programmes by the ministries are discussed by the Public Accounts Committee.
3. Information from CAG reports can be used by investigating agencies to press charges against those who have violated the law while managing public finances.
4. While dealing with the audit and accounting of government companies, CAG has certain judicial powers for prosecuting those who violate the law.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1, 3 and 4 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2, 3 and 4

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35. According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the president of India to cause to be laid before the Parliament which of the following?
1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission
2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee
3. The Report of the Comptroller and auditor General
4. The Report of the National Commission for Scheduled castes
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

1 only 2 and 4 only 1, 3 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4

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36. What are the qualifications to become Governor?
1) There is no age bar to become Governor
2) He can not be either member of the house of parliament.
3) He can not hold any office of profit.
Select the correct code given below.

1, 2 only 2, 3 only 1, 2, 3 only 1, 3 only

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37. Which of the following conditions are necessary to abolish or creation of legislative council in states?
1) Parliament should pass the motion with simple majority.
2) There is no need for the amendment of constitution.
Select the correct code given below.

1 only 2 only 1 and 2 only neither 1 nor 2

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38. The president addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled together

during emergency session summoned for the purpose every session first session after each general election and the first session of each year any session

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39. The president can expend out of the Contingency Fund of India

only with the approval of the Parliament without the approval of the Parliament only in the case of the national calamities None of the above

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40. The president can advance money to meet unforeseen expenses, pending authorization by Parliament, from

the Consolidated Fund of India the Contingency Fund both the above funds None of the above

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41. The members of the parliamentary committee

are appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the speaker are taken from various groups and parties in Parliament in proportion to their respective strength both (b) and (c)

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42. The Parliament can restrict or abrogate by law, fundamental rights with respect to

the members of the armed forces the forces charged with the maintenance of public order the persons employed in any bureau or other organization established by the state for purpose of intelligence All of the above

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43. The Parliament enjoys legislative power over subjects in

the union list only the concurrent list only both union and concurrent list all the three lists, viz. union list, state list and the concurrent list

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44. The parliament can legislate on a subject in the state list

if the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third majority declaring the subject in state list of national importance if the legislatures of two or more states recommend to the Parliament to legislate on such a subject with regard to those states for the implementation of treaties and agreements with foreign powers All the above

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45. The members of Parliament can express themselves in the House in

English only Hindi only English or Hindi English, Hindi or mother tongue

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46. The members of the committees of Parliament are

nominated by the leaders of the various parties in the Parliament nominated by the prime minister appointed by the speaker or elected by the House from amongst persons who are not members of Parliament appointed by the speaker or elected by the House from amongst its own members

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47. The parliament can legislate on the subject in the state list

if the President issues an order authorizing it to do so if the Supreme Court of India gives authority to the Parliament of India in this regard if the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third of its to legislate on a state matter in the national interest None of the above

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48. The president convenes and prorogues all sessions of Parliament in consultation with

the speaker the prime minister the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha None of the above

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49. The parliament works through committees which

help the government in the formulation of policy exercise effective control over government on a regular and continuing basis ensure that the parliament strictly adheres to the provision of the constitution and the prescribed parliamentary procedure both (a) and (b)

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50. The president can be removed from his office before the expiry of his normal term only on the recommendation of

the Supreme Court the chief justice of India council of ministers the two Houses of Parliament

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