Indian Polity and Constitution MCQ

Indian Polity and Constitution MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) for Preparation of SSC-CGL, UPSC Civil Services, NDA, CDS, Railways and State Level Public Services Examinations.

1. Which among the following article of the Constitution of India says that all public places are open to all citizens?

[A] Article 15 (2)
[B] Article 16 (2)
[C] Article 17
[D] Article 18

A [Article 15 (2)]


Article 15(2) says that all public places are open to all citizens without any discrimination. Article 16 (2)- No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect or, any employment or office under the State.

2. A bill initiated by which among the following is a Government Bill?

[A] Member of Parliament from Ruling Party / Coalition
[B] Minister
[C] Member of parliament from opposition party
[D] Either 1 or 2

B [Minister]


If a bill is introduced in the house by a minister, it is called government bill or public bill. If the bill is introduced by any other member than a minister, it is called private member bill.  A private member bill can be introduced by both ruling party and opposition MPs.

3. The age for retirement of judges from supreme courts and high courts are respectively ?

[A] 65 & 62
[B] 65 & 60
[C] 65 for both
[D] 65 & 63

A [65 & 62]


The retirement age of judges of Supreme Court is 65 years and that of High courts is 62 years. The Constitution has not fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court and High Court.

4. Which of the following statement regarding the Financial Powers of President of India is wrong?

[A] No Money bill can be introduced without the prior consent of President
[B] President prepares the budget
[C] President appoints the finance commission every five year
[D] None of the above

B [President prepares the budget]


The Budget Division of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance is responsible for producing the Union Budget and not the President of India.

5. In which of the following the basic aims and objectives of the constitution are discussed ?

[A] Part-I
[B] Schedule-I
[C] Part-II
[D] Preamble

D [Preamble]


The basic aims and objectives of the constitution of India are discussed in the preamble. Preamble is also the source from which the document derives its authority, and meaning.

6. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for a Governor?

[A] Article 152
[B] Article 153
[C] Article 154
[D] Article 156

B [Article 153]


Article 153 of the Constitution of India requires a governor to be appointed for every state in India.

7. Which among the following is also called as lengthiest amendment to Indian Constitution?

[A] 24th
[B] 30th
[C] 40th
[D] 42nd

D [42nd]


Constitution (42nd) Amendment Act, 1976 was the lengthiest amendment which brought most widespread changes to the Constitution in its history. It is also called Mini-Constitution and Constitution of Indira Gandhi.

8. Article 13 of Indian constitution uses the words “to the extent of such inconsistency be void.” Under which doctrine this can be placed?

[A] Doctrine of Eclipse
[B] Doctrine of Waiver
[C] Doctrine of Severability
[D] Doctrine of Lapse

C [Doctrine of Severability]


Article 13 of Indian constitution uses the words “to the extent of such inconsistency be void” which shows the applicability of Doctrine of Severability.

9. The Indian federalism is founded on a theory of “unequal federalism” under which all States are not equal and many enjoy a special status. Under which of the following articles Nagaland Enjoys a special status?

[A] Article 371 A
[B] Article 371 B
[C] Article 371 C
[D] Article 371 D

A [Article 371 A]

10. In which among the following states, Government had identified maximum number of Ecologically Sensitive Zones under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986?

[A] Maharatsra
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Tamil nadu
[D] Karanataka

A [Maharatsra]


Eco-Sensitive Zones are notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Such areas are protected by regulating and managing the activities. The state of Maharashtra has the maximum number of Ecologically Sensitive Zones.

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