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Union Legislature - General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

Questions
1 Which state of India has highest number of Lok Sabha constutiencies?
A Bihar
B Madhya Pradesh
C Uttar Pradesh
D Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Uttar Pradesh. Highest Number of Lok Sabha Seats as per Election Commission on the 2014 general election. Uttar Pradesh tops the list followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal respectively.

2 The system is used to elect members of the Rajya Sabha:
A Cumulative vote system
B Single non-transferable vote system
C Single transferable vote system
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is single transferable vote system. Members of the Rajya Sabha are elected according to Single Transferable Vote System and not by direct votes of citizens. Allowing for MLA-based voting, the Rajya Sabha election follows the “system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.”, This basically means that the single vote cast by an MLA is transferable from one candidate to another in two scenarios.

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3 What is zero hour in parliament?
A When the proposal of the opposition is considered
B The first hour of the session
C When matters of utmost importance are raised
D When a money bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is when matters of utmost importance are raised. ZERO HOUR denotes the time immediately following the Question Hour in both Houses of Parliament. This is about 12 noon which is why it is called Zero Hour. During this hour members' can raise matters of great importance without prior notice.

4 Which of the following is true about chairman of Public Accounts Committee?
A Elected by Union Cabinet
B Appointed by Speaker
C Appointed by President
D Elected by members of the Public Accounts Committee

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is appointed by Speaker. The Chairman of Public Accounts Committee is appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha. Since 1967, the chairman of the committee is selected from the opposition.

5 With regard to the powers of the Rajya Sabha, which one among the following statements is not correct?
A A money bill cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha
B The Rajya Sabha has no power either to reject or amend a money bill
C The Rajya Sabha cannot discuss the annual financial statement
D The Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demands for grants

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Option [C]. Rajya Sabha may discuss the Annual Financial Statement. It has no power to vote on the Demands for Grants.

6 Which is the largest committee of the Parliament?
A The Public Accounts Committee
B The Estimates Committee
C The Committee on Public Undertakings
D The Committee on Petitions

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is The Estimates Committee. The Estimates Committee is the largest committee of the parliament. It consists of 30 members, all are appointed from the Lok Sabha.

7 The minimum age for being the member of Parliament is:
A 21 Years
B 25 Years
C 28 Years
D 30 Years

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is 25 Years. A person must satisfy all following conditions to be qualified to become a member of parliament of the Lok Sabha; Must be a citizen of India. Must not be less than 25 years of age.

8 What is the minimum age for election/appointment as member of the Rajya Sabha?
A 21 Years
B 25 Years
C 30 Years
D 35 Years

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is 30 Years. According to Article 84 of the Indian constitution an individual needs to complete the age of 30 to be elected as a member of Rajya Sabha.

9 When the joint sittings of the two houses of Parliament are held?
A To elect the President of India
B To elect the Vice-President of India
C To adopt a Constitution amending bill
D To consider and pass a bill on which two houses disagree

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is To consider and pass a bill on which two houses disagree. Article 108 of the Constitution of India provides for Joint sittings of both the Houses to break this deadlock. The joint sitting of the Parliament is called by the President and is presided over by the Speaker or, in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha or in his absence, the Deputy-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

10 The maximum possible gap between two sessions of Parliament is:
A 3 months
B 4 months
C 6 months
D 9 months

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is 6 months. The maximum gap between two sessions of Parliament cannot be more than six months. In other words, the Parliament should meet at least twice a year. There are usually three sessions in a year.

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