Indian Polity Quiz for SSC CGL 2016 & Railways Exam


1. Writ of Mandamus is: 
(a) an order to produce the body of a person 
(b) an order from a superior court to any official to show his right to the office. 
(c) an order from a higher court to stop proceedings in a certain case 
(d) a writ from a superior court commanding some officer or particular authority to do a specific act  
1. (d)

2. Which one of the following writs literally means ‘we command’? 
(a) Habeas Corpus 
(b) Mandamus 
(c) Quo Warranto 
(d) Certiorari 

2. (b)

3. The writ of prohibition issued by the Supreme Court or a High Court is issued against: 
(a) judicial or quasi-judicial authorities 
(b) administrative and judicial authorities 
(c) administrative authorities only 
(d) administrative authorities and government 
3. (a)

4. In which case did the Supreme Court declare that a Constituent Assembly should be convened to amend the Fundamental Rights? 
(a) Golak Nath vs. State of Punjab 
(b) Gopalan case 
(c) Kesavananda Bharati case 
(d) None of the above 
4. (a)

5. What was the main judgement of the Supreme regarding Parliament’s right to amend the Fundamental to Rights in the Kesavananda Bharati case? 
(a) The Supreme Court took away the right of Parliament to amend the Fundamental Rights 
(b) The Supreme Court declared that Parliament had no right to amend the Fundamental Rights 
(c) The Supreme Court upheld the right of Parliament to amend any part of the Constitution including Part III of the Constitution but it also declared that Parliament had no right to amend the basic structure Constitution
(d) None of the above 
5. (c)

6. Only the citizens of India enjoy the right to 
(a) equality before law 
(b) protection of life and personal liberty 
(c) freedom as to payment of taxes for the promotion any particular religion 
(d) equality of opportunity in matters of public employment 
6. (d)

7. Which part of the Constitution of India was described as the ‘Soul of the Constitution’ by Dr. Ambedkar? 
(a) The Preamble
(b) The Chapter on Fundamental Right (Part III) 
(c) Directive Principles of State Policy
(d) Right to Constitutional Remedies
7. (d)

8. A formal order under seal issued in the name of a sovereign government or by a superior court enjoining the officer or other person to whom it is issued to do or refrain from doing some specified act is a–
(a) Petition
(b) Habeas Corpus
(c) Writ
(d) None of these 
8. (c)

9. Writ Habeas Corpus means:
(a) an order from a court to free a person who had been illegally detained by the police or any other person 
(b) an order from a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review 
(c) an order from the superior court to an official to show his right to the office 
(d) an order from a higher court to stop proceedings in a certain case 
9. (a)

10. Writ of Certiorari means 
(a) an order to produce the body of a person 
(b) a writ issued by a superior court calling up the record of a proceeding in an inferior court for review 
(c) an order from the superior court to any official to show his right to the office
(d) an order from a higher court to stop proceedings in a certain case
10. (b)


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