(Quiz) Indian Polity Sample Practice Test Paper (Solved)

Indian Polity: Elections

The control of the preparation of electoral rolls for parliament and legislature vests with the
(a) President
(b) Election Commision
(c) Cabinet
(d) Prime Minister
Answer: Election Commision

What is contained in the tenth schedule of the constitution ?
(a) Languages recognised by constitution
(b) Forms of oath or affirmation
(c) Laws that cannot be challenged in any court of law
(d) Provision regarding disqualification on grounds of defection
Answer: Provision regarding disqualification on grounds of defection

The Election commision holds election for
(a) The Parliament, State Legislature and the posts of the president and the Vice-President
(b) The parliament, State legislative Assemblies and the State Council
(c) The Parliament
(d) The parliament and the State Legislative Assemblies
Answer: The Parliament, State Legislature and the posts of the president and the Vice-President

 For Election to the lok sabha, a nomination paper can be field by
(a) Any citizen of India
(b) Any citizen of India whose name appears in the electoral roll of a Constituency
(c) Anyone residing in India
(d) A resident of the Constituency from which the election to be contested
Answer: Any citizen of India whose name appears in the electoral roll of a Constituency

In India, political parties are given recognition by
(a) Election Commision
(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(c) President
(d) Law Commision
Answer: Election Commision

The Vice President is elected by an Electoral College consisting of members of
(a) Both Houses of Parliament and state legislative
(b) Both Houses of Parliament
(c) Lok Sabha
(d) Rajya Sabha
Answer: Both Houses of Parliament

 The election Commision dose not conduct the elections to the
(a) Lok Sabha
(b) President's election
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) Local Bodies
Answer: Local Bodies

 The maximum age prescribed for election as president is
(a) No such Limit
(b) 62 years
(c) 58 years
(d) 60 years
Answer: No such Limit

The power to decide an election petition is vested in the
(a) High Court
(b) Election Commision
(c) Parliament
(d) Supreme Court
Answer: Election Commision

To elect the President of India, which one of the following election procedures is used ?
(a) System of propotional representation by means of the single transfereable vote
(b) Secondary voting system
(c) Propotional representation through list system
(d) Collective Voting system
Answer: System of propotional representation by means of the single transfereable vote

 In which year were the first generakl election held in India ?
(a) 1950-51
(b) 1948-49
(c) 1951-52
(d) 1947-48
Answer: 1951-52

Election to the house of the people and the Legislative Assemblies of States in India are conducted on the basis of
(a) Single Transferable vote
(b) Propotional Representation
(c) Limited sufferage
(d) Adult Franchise
Answer: Adult Franchise

Who appoint the Chief Election Commissioner of India ?
(a) Chief Justice of India
(b) President
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Parliament
Answer: President

Which among the following is not a part of the electoral reforms ?
(a) Installation of electronic voting machines
(b) Appoinment of election Commissioner
(c) Registration of Political parties
(d) Disquallifying the offenders
Answer: Installation of electronic voting machines

Recognition to a political party is accorded by
(a) The Election Commision
(b) A Committee of Whips
(c) The ministry of parliament Affours
(d) The speaker of the Lok Sabha in the case of national Parties and the Speaker of Legislative assemblies in the case of regional parties
Answer: The Election Commision

The Chief Minister of a state in India is not eligible to vote in the Presidential election if
(a) He is a member of the Upper House of the State Legislature
(b) He is a caretaker Chief Minister
(c) He himself is a candidate
(d) He is yet to prove his majority on the floor of the Lower House of the state Legislature
Answer: He is a member of the Upper House of the State Legislature

The Chief Election Commisssioner can be removed
(a) On charges of corruption if proved in the Supreme Court
(b) By each House of Parliament by a special majority and on the ground of proven misbehaviour or incapacity
(c) By the President of India
(d) By the Supreme Court
Answer: By each House of Parliament by a special majority and on the ground of proven misbehaviour or incapacity

Parliamentry elections are organised by the
(a) Election Commission
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) President
(d) Prime Minister
Answer: Lok Sabha

 How many day's time is given for the candidates of files their nominations from the date of notification of the election ?
(a) 8 days
(b) 2 days
(c) 6 days
(d) 4 days
Answer: 8 days

 The delimitation of the territorial constituencies in India is the responsibility of
(a) Parliament
(b) Election Commission
(c) President
(d) Governor
Answer; Election Commission

The Electorates means
(a) Those people who have the right to live in a country
(b) All the citizens who posses the right to vote and elect their representatives in an election
(c) Those people who do not have the right to elect their representative
(d) Those people who have the right to be elected
Answer: All the citizens who posses the right to vote and elect their representatives in an election

 Who among the following is authorised to declare elections of the Lok Sabha?
(a) President
(b) Election Commissioner
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Union Cabinet
Answer: President

 Which of the following dose not come under the purview of the Election Commission ?
(a) To give recognition to the political Parties
(b) To assign election symbols to the political parties
(c) To conduct the election of PM of India
(d) To conduct the election of President of India
Answer: To conduct the election of PM of India

 An Indian citizens has the right to cast his/her vote after attaining the age of
(a) 25 years
(b) 18 years
(c) 16 years
(d) 21 years
Answer: 18 years

Lok Sabha election are held after every
(a) 3 years
(b) 6 years
(c) 4years
(d) 5 years
Answer: 5 years

The power of the Election Commission are given in which of the following Articles of the Constitution ?
(a) 382
(b) 324
(c) 286
(d) 356
Answer: 324

 Adult suffrage means that
(a) Every adult of the country without any distinction has a duty to lay his wife for the country
(b) Every adult can occupy highest office of post without any distinction
(c) Every adult of the country has a say in the administration and governance of the country
(d) Every resident of the country has a right to take part in the administration
Answer: Every adult of the country has a say in the administration and governance of the country

 The proses of removal of the Election Commissioner from office is the same as that of
(a) Judges of the Supreme Court
(b) President
(c) Vice President
(d) Chairman of UPSC
Answer: Judges of the Supreme Court

All electioneering campaigns during the time of elections are stopped
(a) 72 hours before the actual poll
(b) 48 hours before the actual poll
(c) 48 hours before the appointed time of election results
(d) 36 hours before the actual poll
Answer: 48 hours before the actual poll

The details regarding the electoral process in India
(a) Were prescribed through a Presidential Ordinance
(b) Were provided by Parliament through a number of laws
(c) Were laid down in the Constitution itself
(d) were provided by the Election Commission and proved by the President
Answer: Were provided by Parliament through a number of laws

 Which of the following is not true about the electoral functions of the Parliament ?
(a) The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha are elected by the members of the Parliament
(b) Members of the Parliament vote for the election of the Vice President
(c) It helps the Prime minister in forming the Central Cabinet
(d) It participates in the election of the President
Answer: It helps the Prime minister in forming the Central Cabinet

 In India people are given the right to vote in the Lok Sabha elections on the basis of
(a) Caste
(b) Period of stay in the country
(c) Age
(d) Education
Answer; Age

The chief merit of propotional representation is that it provides for
(a) Equal opportunity for the poor and wealthy
(b) Elimination of minor parties in the Legislature
(c) Equal opportunity for rural and urban people
(d) Propotional representation to all parties in the Legislature
Answer: Propotional representation to all parties in the Legislature

 The powers of the Election Commission are given in which Articles of the Constitutions ?
(a) Art 382
(b) Art 356
(c) Art 324
(d) Art 286
Answer: Art 356

Who is a returning officers ?
(a) An officers who is sent back to his parent department
(b) An officer who is head of the State Assembly Secretarist
(c) An officer who is responsible for conduct of election in a Constituency and declares results
(d) An officer who return the unaccepted applications for allotment of land
Answer: An officer who is responsible for conduct of election in a Constituency and declares results

Election of Rajya Sabha is held after
(a) 1 years
(b) 5 years
(c) 3 years
(d) 2 years
Answer: 2 years

The Chief Election Commissioner, according to a recent judgement of the Supreme Court is
(a) To share his authority with member of the Election Commission
(b) Not bound by the Representation of the people Act which is amendable by Parliament
(c) To go by majority opinion prevalling among the member of the Election Commission
(d) The final authority in matter to be decided by the Election Commission
Answer: The final authority in matter to be decided by the Election Commission

The maximum strenght of Lok Sabha envisaged by the Constitution is now
(a) 548
(b) 542
(c) 545
(d) 552
Answer: 552

The Vice President is eligible for re-election by
(a) Constitutional Provision
(b) Supreme Court judgement
(c) Law of Parliament
(d) Convention
Answer: Convention

 Graduates constitution a separate constituency for the election of specified number of member to the
(a) Nyaya Panchayat
(b) State Legislative Assembly
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) State Legislative Council
Answer: State Legislative Council

Which of the following is not correct ?
(a) A person eligible to vote for elections to a village Panchayat must have completed the age of 18 years
(b) A person seeking election to a State Legislative Assembly must have completed the age of 21 years
(c) A person seeking election to the Rajya Sabha must have completed the age of 30 years
(d) A person seeking election to the Lok Sabha must have completed the age of 25 years
Answer: A person seeking election to a State Legislative Assembly must have completed the age of 21 years

Which of the following regarding elections can not be called in question in any court ?
(a) Validity of a law releting to the delimitation of constituencies
(b) Preparartion of electoral rolls
(c) Allotment of seats to the constituencies
(d) All the above
Answer: All the above

The provision for an Election Commission is provided in Articles
(a) 329
(b) 324
(c) 320
(d) 327
Answer; 324


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