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Indian Polity MCQ-26

Who discharges the duties of the office of a Governor if it falls vacant due to death or resignation of the Governor?

(A) The Chief Justice of India
(B) The President immediately appoints an acting Governor
(C) The senior most judge of the Supreme Court
(D) The Chief Justice of the High Court

The Ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approve by

(A) Parliament
(B) State Legislature
(C) President
(D) None of the above

Point out the powers enjoyed by the President of India but not available to the Governor.
1. Diplomatic powers
2. Pardoning death sentence
3. Veto power over State Legislature
4. Military powers

(A) 1 and 4
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 4

The oath of office is administered to the Governor by the

(A) Chief Justice of India
(B) President
(C) Chief Justice of High Court
(D) Speaker of Legislative Assembly

Which of the following is/are among the discretionary powers of the Governor?
1. Selecting a Chief Minister if no single party has clear majority in the State Assembly.
2. Dismissing a ministry at anytime.
3. Reserving a Bill for the President.

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 1 and 2
(C) Only 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Article-156, of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deduced from this?
1. No Governor can be removed from office till the completion of his term.
2. No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) Only 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Who was the first woman Governor of a State in free India from out of following?

(A) Sarojini Naidu
(B) Sucneta Kriplani
(C) Indira Gandhi
(D) Vijaylaxmi Pandit

Money Bill can be introduced in the State Legislature with the prior consent of

(A) the Speaker
(B) the Governor
(C) the President
(D) the Chief Minister

The Governor of a State in India is

(A) directly elected by the people of India
(B) appointed by the State Chief Minister
(C) appointed by the Prime Minister
(D) appointed by the President

To be appointed Governor, a person must possess the following qualifications
1. Be a citizen of India.
2. Completed the age of 30 years.
Not be a member of Parliament or State Legislature.

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) Only 1
(D) 1 and 3

Which of the following statements is/are correct?
Under the provisions of Article-200 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of State may
1. withhold his assent to a Bill passed by the State legislature.
2. reserve the Bill passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President.
3. return the Bill, other than a Money Bill for reconsideration of the legislature.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(A) Only 1
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2 and 3

Consider the given statements and choose the correct response on them.
1. A person can be appointed as Governor of more than one state.
2. A Governor’s salary is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.
3. Governor’s salary is shared by the concerned States.
4. Governor’s salary is paid by the State named by the President.

(A) 1 and 2 are correct
(B) 1 and 4 are correct
(C) 1 and 3 are correct
(D) 1 is wrong; each State must have one Governor

Statement I :- Sarkaria Commission recommended that Governor of a State should be a non-political person appointed after consultation with the Chief Minister of the State.
Statement II: This could be achieved through amending Article-165 of the Constitution of India.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2 ‘
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements regarding the Governor of a State in India
1. To be appointed as Governor, one should have completed the age of 45 years.
2. The Governor holds the office during the pleasure of the President.
3. After completing five years in office, the Governor can not continue to hold the office even when his successor has not entered upon his office.
4. The executive power of the State is vested in the Governor.
Which of the above statements are correct?

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 2 and 4

Consider the following statements
1. The Governor of a State in India nominates to the Legislative Council, where it exists one-sixth of its members.
2. The Governor of a State in India may nominate to the Legislative Assembly one person from the Anglo-Indian Community if he feels the community needs representation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

who is the executive head of the State

(A) The Chief Minister
(B) The Governor
(C) The Secretary to the Chief Minister
(D) The Chief Secretary

Who appoints the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?

(A) the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
(B) the Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir
(C) the Prime Minister of India
(D) the President of India