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Indian Polity for competitive exams Set 1

Here are few questions of Indian Polity for competitive exams.

1. The Governor of a State is appointed by the President on the advice of the
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Vice- President
(c) Chief Minister
(d) Chief Justice

2. The President gives his resignation to the
(a) Chief Justice
(b) Parliament
(c) Vice President
(d) Prime Minister

3. For what period does the Vice President of India hold office ?
(a) 5 years
(b) Till the age of 65 years
(c) 6 years
(d) 2 years

4. Who among the following holds office during the pleasure of the President ?
(a) Governor
(b) Election Commissioner
(c) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(d) Prime Minister

5. Which of the following is not true regarding the payment of the emoluments of the President ?
(a) They can be reduced during a Financial Emergency.
(b) They are shown separately in the budget.
(c) They are charged on the Contigency Fund of India.
(d) They do not require any parliament sanction.

6. The total number of members nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha is
(a) 16
(b) 18
(c) 14
(d) 12

7. Which one of the following does not constitute the electoral college for electing the President of India ?
(a) Elected members of Lok Sabha
(b) Elected members of the Legislative Assembly of each state.
(c) Elected members of the Legislative Council
(d) Elected members of Rajya Sabha

8. The council of Ministers in a Parliamentary type of Government can remain in office till it enjoys the support of the
(a) Minority of members of the Upper House of Parliament
(b) Majority of the members of the Upper House of Parliament
(c) Minority of members of the Lower House
(d) Majority of the members of the Lower House of Parliament

9. Which of the following appointments is not made by the President of India ?
(a) Chief of the Army
(b) Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(c) Chief Justice of India
(d) Chief of the Air Force

10. Who appoints the Prime Minister of India ?
(a) Lok Sabha
(b) President
(c) Parliament
(d) Citizens of India

11. The first woman Governor of a state in free India was
(a) Mrs. Indira Gandhi
(b) Mrs. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
(c) Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
(d) Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani

12. Minimum age required to contest for Presidentship is
(a) 23 years
(b) 21 years
(c) 35 years
(d) 30 years

13. The charge of impeachment against the President of India for his removal can be preferred by
(a) Both Houses of Parliament
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) Lok Sabha

14. The Chief Minister of a Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed by the
(a) Lt. Governor
(b) Majority party in Legislature
(c) President
(d) Prime Minister

15. Who was the first Prime Minister of India ?
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Mrs. Indira Gandhi
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

16. In case a President dies while in office, the vice President can act as President for a maximum period of
(a) 1 years
(b) 3 months
(c) 6 months
(d) 2 years

17. The Union Council of Ministers consists of
(a) Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State and Deputy Ministers
(b) Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers of the States
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Cabinet Ministers

18. Who administers the oath of office to the President of India before he enters upon the office ?
(a) Chief Justice
(b) Speaker
(c) Vice President
(d) Prime Minister

19. Who among the following enjoys the rank of a Cabinet Minister of the Indian Union?
(a) None of the Above
(b) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
(c) Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
(d) Secretary to the Government of India

20. A person who is not a member of Parliament can be appointed as a Minister by the President for a maximum period of
(a) 9 months
(b) 3 months
(c) 12 months
(d) 6 months

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