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Indian Polity Mock Test-54

Question No:1

Consider the following statements :

1. Jawaharlal Nehru was in his fourth term as Prime Minister of India at the time of his death.
2. Jawaharlal Nehru represented Rai Bareilly constituency as a Member of Parliament.
3. The first non-congress Prime Minister of India assumed the office in the year

Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

A. 1 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 2
D. 1 and 3



Question No:2

The Prime Minister of India, at the time of his/her appointment

A. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament but must become a member of one of the Houses within six months
B. need not necessarily be a member of one of the Houses of the Parilament but must become a member of the LoK Sabha within six months
C. must be a member of one of the Houses of the Parliament
D. must be a member of the Lock Sabha



Question No:3

The Council of Ministers does NOT include—

A. Cabinet Ministers
B. Ministers of State
C. Ministers without Portfolio
D. Cabinet Secretary



Question No:4

The Union Cabinet is personally responsible to—

A. The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
B. The President of India
C. The Lok Sabha only
D. The Electorate



Question No:5

The Union Executive of India consists of—

A. The President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers only
B. The President and the Council of Ministers only
C. The President, the Vice-President, the Council of Ministers and Lok Sabha Speaker
D. The President, The Prime Minister, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker



Question No:6

Who was the first Foreign Minister of free India ?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Gulzari Lal Nanda
C. Lal Bahadur Shastri
D. John Mathai



Question No:7

If the Finance Minister fails to get the Annual Budget passed in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister is expected to—

A. Compel the Finance Minister to resign
B. .Submit the resignation of his/her cabinet
C. Refer it to the Joint Session of both the Houses of Parliament
D. Form another cabinet with different members



Question No:8

The Council of Ministers of Indian Union is collectively responsible to the—

A. President
B. Prime Minister
C. Rajya Sabha
D. Lok Sabha



Question No:9

With reference to the Constitution of India, consider the following statements :

1. The Council of Ministers of the Union are responsible to both the Houses of Parliament
2. The President of India cannot appoint any one as Union Minister not recommended by Prime Minister

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. neither 1 nor 2



Question No:10

Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo-China War of 1962 ?

A. R. N. Thapar
B. Govind Ballabh Pant
C. V. K. Krishna Menon
D. Jagjivan Ram



Question No:11

In which one of the following Ministries, the Census Organisation has been functioning on a permanent footing since 1961 ?

A. Home Affairs
B. Health and Family Welfare
C. Human Resource Development
D. Social Justice and Empowerment



Question No:12

Who is called the Father of Indian economic reform ?

A. Jawahar Lal Nehru
B. Indira Gandhi
C. Man Mohan Singh
D. None of these



Question No:13

Which one of the following provisions of the Indian Constitution deals with the appointment and dismissal of the Council of Ministers ?

A. Article 70
B. Article 72
C. Article 74
D. Article 75



Question No:14

Which of the following amendments of the Indian Constitution restricts the size of the Union Ministry ?

A. 78th Amendment
B. 88th Amendment
C. 90th Amendment
D. 91st Amendment



Question No:15

Which one of the following is NOT a department in the Ministry of Human Resource Development ?

A. Department of Elementary Education and Literacy
B. Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education
C. Department of Technical Education
D. Department of Woman and Child Development



Question No:16

Which one of the following motions can the Council of Ministers of India move ?

A. No Confidence Motion
B. Censure Motion
C. Adjournment Motion
D. Confidence Motion



Question No:17

The member of Lok Sabha members who can table a ‘No Confidence Motion’ against the Council of Ministers is—

A. 30
B. 40
C. 50
D. 60



Question No:18

The first Law Minister of Independent India was—

A. M.C. Sitalwar
B. B.R. Ambedkar
C. Kailashnath Katju
D. Rafi Ahmad Kidwai



Question No:19

‘Cabinet’ means—

A. All Ministers in the Governance
B. Ministers with Cabinet Rank
C. Cabinet Ministers and their Secretaries
D. Minister of State



Question No:20

To whom is the Council of Ministers responsible ?

A. Parliament
B. President
C. Speaker of Lok Sabha
D. Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha