GK MCQ for exams
General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions quiz
Basic General Knowledge Quiz - Multiple Choice
1. Who presides over the joint meetings of two or more Zonal Councils?
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Union Home Minister
(c) Senior most Chairman of the Zonal Councils
(d) Union Finance Minister
2. In which of the following states has the State Legislative Assembly recently passed a resolution for the revival of the State Legislative Council?
(b) West Bengal
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu
3. Which of the following are the objectives of land reforms in India?
I. Abolition of intermediaries.
II. Tenancy reforms.
III. Mechanisation of agriculture
IV. Free distribution of land to farmers
(a) I & IV
(b) I & II
(c) I, II & III
(d) II, III & IV
4. The Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met on
(a) 6th December, 1946
(b) 9th December, 1946
(c) 20th February, 1947
(d) 3rd June, 1947
5. The President nominates two members of the Anglo Indian Community to the Lok Sabha under Article
6. Which of the following is not a function of the Election Commission in India?
(a) Reservation of seats
(b) Preparation and revision of electoral rolls
(c) The appointment of the Chief Electoral Officers
(d) The appointment of Election Tribunals.
7. Proportional representation with single transferable vote is used for the election of
(a) Village Panchayats
(b) State Assemblies
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) Civic bodies
8. The Ram Nandan Prasad Committee deals with
(a) Tax reforms
(b) The question whether ‘proper security was provided to Rajiv Gandhi at the time of his assassination
(c) The identification of those who constitute the ‘Creamy layer’ among the OBC’s
(d) Centre State relations
9. The Constitution of India was passed by the Constituent Assembly on
(a) 17th October, 1949
(b) 14th November, 1949
(c) 26th November, 1949
(d) 26th January, 1950
10. Which Schedule of the constitution of India provides for the setting up of Tribes Advisory Councils in the states?
11. Under Article 143 of the Constitution, the President
(a) Appoints the Prime Minister
(b) Dismisses a State Government
(c) Grants pardon or reprieve in a death sentence case
(d) Refers a case to Supreme Court for its advisory opinion
12. A recent Supreme Court Judgement said that the Right to Life in Article 21 the right
to enjoyment of pollution free water and air.
(b) Does not include
(c) Partly includes
(d) None of these
13. As per the Anti-Defection Law the final authority to decide on a member’s disqualification from the House is
(c) Speaker of the House
(d) Council of Ministers
14. Which of the following is correct?
(a) If both the President and Vice-President resign, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha will act as President till a new President is elected.
(b) The Constitution of India prescribes both the minimum and maximum age limits for contesting the Presidential election.
(c) In the event of resignation of t President, the Vice President will act as President for the residual period of the President’s tenure.
(d) In India, the President is part of the Parliament.
15. In case of a vacancy arising by reason of any cause other than the expiry of the term of the incumbent President in office, the election to fill the vacancy must be held as soon as possible and no later than
(a) 3 months from the date the vacancy arose
(b) 6 months from the date the vacancy arose
(c) 9 months from the date the vacancy arose
(d) 6 weeks from the date the vacancy arose
16. Which of the following statements are associated with the recommendations of the Hunter Commission?
I. That more attention should be paid towards higher education.
II. That more attention should be paid towards secondary education.
III. That more attention should be paid towards primary education.
(a) I, II & III
(b) I & II
(c) II & III
(d) I & III
17. The National Security Council is headed by the
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Vice President
(d) Union Home Minister
18. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the commencement of the election proces in India?
(a) The recommendation for election is made by the government and the notification for election is issued by the Election Commission.
(b) The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the Home Ministry at the Centre and Home Departments in the States.
(c) The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the President and Governors of the States concerned.
(d) Both the exercises of making a recommendation for election and that of issuing a notification in respect of it are done by the Election Commission,
19. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The President shall not be answerable to any court for the exercise and performance of the powers and duties of his office.
(b) Parliament can initiate, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Constitution, impeachment proceedings against the President during the term of his office.
(c) Civil proceedings can be instituted against the President, in respect of any act done in his personal capacity before he entered upon his office as President, during the term of his office.
(d) No criminal proceedings shall be instituted or continued against the President in any court during his term of office.
20. The. Number of members of the Constituent Assembly representing the princely Indian States was