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IAS Previous Year Indian Polity Questions – Lecture – 14 – STHAAPNA Series

Which of the following are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislatures of not less than one-half of the states? (1995)

1.Election of the President.

2.Representation of the States in Parliament.

3.Any of the Lists in the 7th schedule.

4.Abolition of the Legislative Council of a State.

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 2 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Consider the following statements: (1997)

Assertion(A) The reservation of thirty-three percent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require Constitutional Amendment.

Reason (R) Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three percent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional Amendment.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


Consider the following statements

1.An amendment to the Constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only.

2.If such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the Constitution, the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of India.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? (2003)

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


If a new State of the Indian Union is to be created which one of the following schedules of Constitution must be amended? (2001)

(a) First

(b) Second

(c) Third

(d) Fifth


Which one of the following amendments to the Indian Constitution empowers the President to send back any matter for reconsideration by the Council of Ministers? (2002)

(a) 39th

(b) 40th

(c) 42nd

(d) 44th


Which of the following Constitutional Amendments are related to raising the number of Members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the states? (2003)

a)6th and 22nd

b)13th and 38th

c)7th and 31st

d)11th and 42nd


The Constitution (88th Amendment) Act is related to: (2005)

(a) Empowering the centre to levy and appropriate service tax

(b) The Constitution of the National Judicial Commission

(c) Readjustment of electoral constituencies on basis of the Population Census 2001

(d) The demarcation of new boundaries between states


What does the 104th Constitutional Amendment Bill related to? (2006)

(a) Abolition of Legislative Councils in certain states

(b) Introduction of dual citizenship for person of Indian origin living outside India

(c) Providing quota to socially and educationally backward classes in private educational institutions

(d) Providing quota for religious minorities in the services under the Central Government


Which of the following Constitution Amendment Acts seeks that the size of the Councils of Ministers at the centre and in a state must not exceed 15% of the total number of members in the Lok Sabha and the total number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that state, respectively? (2007)

(a) 91st

(b) 93rd

(c) 95th

(d) 97th


Which of the following Constitution Amendments state that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15% of the total number of members of the House of the People? (2009)

(a) 90th

(b) 91st

(c) 92nd

(d) 93rd


Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: (2001)


    A B C D                

(a)5 1 4  2

(b)1 5 3  4  

(c)5 1 3  4

(d) 1 5 4  2

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