Previous year Questions of Indian Polity For SSC CGL 2017

Q1. The Union of India consists of:
(i) States
(ii) Union Territories
(iii) Acquired Territories
(a) i 
(b) ii
(c) i and ii 
(d) i, ii and iii
Q2. The old name of which State and Union Territory is wrongly given?
(a) Karnataka – Mysore
(b) Tamil Nadu – Madras
(c) Lakshadweep – Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands
(d) Meghalaya – Eastern Hill Province
Q3. Which one of the following is not an executive function of the Council of Ministers of a State?
(a) To run the administration of the State in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution
(b) to bring about necessary cohesion in the policies of the various ministries
(c) To formulate the policy of the State Government and give it practical shape
(d) To assist the President in the administration of the State during the President’s Rule in the State
Q4The portfolios are allocated to the various members of the Council of Ministers by:
(a) the Governor according to his discretion
(b) the Chief Minister
(c) the Governor according to the option indicated by the members
(d) None of the above
Q5. An ordinance promulgated by the President
(a) Has an indefinite life
(b) is workable only if the Lok Sabha is dissolved
(c) Must be laid before Parliament when it reassembles
(d) is a parallel power of legislation available to the President even when Parliament is in session
Q6. The Union Legislature cannot legislate on a subject in the State List unless
(a) The President calls upon it to do so
(b) The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution that it is necessary in national interest to do so
(c) The Speaker certifies that it is necessary
(d) There is a national emergency
Q7. The two Houses of Parliament enjoy co-equal power in all spheres except
I. Financial matters
II. Responsibility of the Council of Ministers
III. Amendment procedure
IV. Election of President
(a) III and IV 
(b) II, III and IV
(c) I, II, III       
(d) I and II
Q8. The President, who is the head of the state under the parliamentary system prevailing in India
(a) Enjoys absolute powers
(b) Enjoys limited but real powers
(c) Enjoys only nominal powers
(d) Enjoys no powers
Q9. The office and functions of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India include which of the following?
I. He submits reports to the President and the Governor
II. He should keep a vigilant eye on the finance of the Union as well as the States
III. He ensures that the moneys voted by the Legislature are spent under appropriate heads and that they are not exceeded or used for other purpose
(a) I & II
(b) I & III
(c) II & III   
(d) I, II & III
Q10. A member of the Parliament or a State legislature can be elected as the President, but
I. he has to relinquish his seat within six months of his election
II. he has to resign his seat before contesting the election
III. he has to relinquish his seat as soon as he is elected
(a) II only      
(b) I only
(c) III only         
(d) None of above
Q11. The members of the state legislative assembly participate in the election of-
(a) the president
(b) the vice-president
(c) members of the Rajya sabha
(d) both (a) and (c)
Q12. The minimum age for the membership of the Council of States is:
(a) 45 years
(b) 30 years
(c) 35 years
(d) 21 years
Q13. The Consolidated Fund of India is a fund in which
(a) all taxes collected by the Union as well as State governments are deposited
(b) all money received by or on behalf of the Government of India is deposited
(c) the Union as well as State Governments make equal contribution to this fund and out of this, all charged expenses are met
(d) savings of the Union and State Governments are deposited to meet unforeseen expenses
Q14.  Which one of the following Legislative Assemblies has maximum strength?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) West Bengal
Q15. The normal term of the Assembly is:
(a) 3 years
(b) 6 years
(c) 5 years
(d) 4 years



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