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21 To whom can a case of dispute in the election of the President of India be referred to?
A Cabinet
B Parliament
C Election Commission
D Supreme Court of India

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Supreme Court of India. According to Article 71 of the Constitution, all doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with the election of a President or Vice-President shall be inquired into and decided by the Supreme Court.

22 The “Residuary Powers” (not mentioned in the Union, State or Concurrent lists of the Constitution) are vested in
A President of India
B State Legislature
C Lok Sabha
D Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

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23 The Finance Commission is mainly concerned with recommending to the President about
A Distributing net proceeds of taxes between the Centre and the States
B Principles Governing the grants-in-aid to be given to States
C Both (A) and (B)
D Neither (A) and (B)

Answer: Option [C]

The Finance Commission is mainly concerned with recommending to the President about Both (A) and (B).

  • Distributing net proceeds of taxes between the Centre and the States
  • Principles Governing the grants-in-aid to be given to States
24 What is the maximum period upto which a proclamation issued by the President under Article 356 of the Constitution and approved/extended by the Parliament may, normally, remain in force?
A Six months
B One year
C Two years
D Unit is repealed by the Parliament

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Six months. State Emergency declared under the provision of Article-356 by President must be approved by Parliament within two months. After approval by parliament, it may remain in operation for not more than 6 months from the date of proclamation unless after 6 months parliament extends it. It can be extended for maximum period of three years with the approval of the Parliament every 6 months.

25 The function of Protem Speaker is to
A check if the election certificates of members are in order
B conduct the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
C swearing in members and hold change till a regular Speaker is elected
D officiate as Speaker when a Speaker is unlikely to be elected

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is swearing in members and hold change till a regular Speaker is elected. A function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha is to swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected. Till a regular Speaker is elected, a pro tem Speaker administers oath to a new House and conducts proceedings. Under normal circumstances, a pro tem Speaker is sworn in by the President and an hour later, the Lok Sabha is convened and the newly-elected members are sworn in.

26 Which among the following presides over the Lok Sabha in the absence of Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha?
A A senior most member of the House
B A member appointed by the President
C A person from the panel formed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
D A member nominated by the members of the parliament present in the House

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is a person from the panel formed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. If the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, both are absent from a sitting, one of the members or the house out of a panel of six Chairpersons , whom Speaker nominates from time to time, presides.

27 The Presidential Government operates on the principle of:
A Separation of Powers
B Balance of Powers
C Centralization of Powers
D Division of Powers between Centre and States

Answer: Option [A]

The Presidential Government operates on the principle of separation of powers. The parliamentary system is based on the principle of cooperation and coordination between the legislative and executive organs while the presidential system is based on the doctrine of separation of powers between the two organs.

28 Who constitutes the Finance Commission after every five years?
A The Comptroller and Auditor General
B The Council of Ministers
C The Parliament
D The President

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is the President. The Finance Commissions are commissions periodically constituted by the President of India under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution to define the financial relations between the central government of India and the individual state governments.

29 The President’s Rule is imposed on a State in India, when
A The Elections are announced
B The Governor of the State dies
C The State Cabinet of Ministers resigns
D There is a constitutional breakdown

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is There is a constitutional breakdown. The President's Rule can be imposed on the ground of failure of constitutional machinery in the states or when states do not comply with the directions given by Central Government. (Article 356).

30 Members of the Union Public Service Commission can be removed by the
A President on recommendation from Central Administrative Tribunal
B President on the basis of an inquiry and report by the Supreme Court
C President on a unanimous recommendation from the Union Council of Ministers
D Parliament after a resolution adopted with 2/3rds majority

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is President on the basis of an inquiry and report by the Supreme Court. The Chairman or any other member of a Public Service Commission shall only be removed from his office by order of the President on the ground of misbehaviour after the Supreme Court.

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