July 19, 2024
Consider the following statements with reference to Article 368 of Indian Constitution:
1. It keeps a check on the arbitrary power of the Parliament of India.
2. An Amendment Bill can be introduced by a private member or a minister but requires permission of the President to do so.
3. An amendment Bill can be initiated in Parliament and state legislatures.
4. Nothing in Article 13 shall apply to any amendment made under this article.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B)  2 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1 and 4 only
Consider the following statements with reference to the amendment of the Indian Constitution:
.1. Simple majority of Parliament means a majority of the members of each House present and voting.
2. Special majority of the Parliament means a majority of the total membership of each House and a majority of two-thirds of the members of each House present and voting.
3. In a few cases, when the consent of the state legislatures is required to amend the Constitution then three-fourths of the state’s legislatures must give assent to the constitutional amendment bill for it to become an act.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B)  2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) All of the above
Consider the following statements with reference to the 1st Constitutional amendment act of the Indian Constitution:
1. It empowered the state to make special provisions for the advancement of socially and economically backward classes.
2. It provided that state trading and nationalization of any trade or business by the state is valid on the ground of violation of the right to trade or business.
3. Added Ninth Schedule to protect the land reform and other laws included in it from judicial review.
4. It added three more grounds of restrictions on freedom of speech and expression in article 19 namely public order, friendly relations with foreign states and incitement to an offense.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 2 only
  • (B) 2 and 4 only
  • (C) 1 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 4 only
Consider the following statements regarding the Constitutional Amendment Bill when it is passed by both Houses of Parliament:
1. The President must give the assent to the bill.
2. The President can withhold assent to the bill.
3. The President can return the bill for reconsideration to the Parliament.
4. The bill doesn’t require the assent of the President if it is passed with a special majority of the Parliament and the ratification of half the State legislature.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 4 only
  • (D) 4 only
Which one of the following Constitutional amendment acts added the Ninth Schedule to the Indian Constitution?
  • (A) 14th amendment act of 1962
  • (B) 4th amendment act of 1955
  • (C) 17th amendment act of 1964
  • (D) 1st amendment act of 1951
Which Constitutional Amendment act of the Indian constitution made ‘The right to Property’ only a legal Constitutional right?
1. 44th Constitutional Amendment Act
2. 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act
3. 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act
4. 34th Constitutional Amendment Act
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1 and 4 only
Consider the following statements with reference to the Private Member bill:
.1. It is a bill introduced by a member of parliament, who is not a minister.
2. Private member bills are only restricted to bills proposed by the members of the opposition party in Parliament.
3. The constitutional amendment bill introduced by a private member requires prior permission of the president.
4. Till date , no private member bill has become a law.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B)  2 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 4 only
  • (D) All of the above
Which of the following provisions were added by the 24th Constitutional amendment act?
1. It modified Article 13 and Article 368 to authorize Parliament to freely amend the Fundamental Rights.
2. The act made it compulsory for the president to give his assent to a Constitutional Amendment Bill.
3. It made the president bound by the advice of the cabinet.
4. It made clear that provisions in article 13 do not apply to the constitutional amendment made under article 368.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • (A) 1 and 2 only
  • (B)  1, 2 and 4 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) All of the above
Consider the following statements with reference to the legislative bill and constitutional amendment bill of Indian Constitution:
1. There is no provision of joint sitting for the constitutional amendment bill.
2. The President can withhold an accent to the legislative bill.
3. Constitutional amendment bills can be amended by simple majority.
4. The Constitutional amendment bill can be introduced in either houses of Parliament and in state legislatures.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 3 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 3 and 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 4 only
The Constitutional 73rd Amendment Act, 1992 provides for which of the following provisions?
1. It provided for mandatory reservation for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes in every panchayat.
2. It granted constitutional status and protection to the Panchayati raj institutions.
3. It provided for the establishment of the State Finance Commission.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 2
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) All of the above

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