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IAS Previous Year Indian Polity Questions – Lecture – 17 – STHAAPNA Series

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Consider the following statements:

1.The Election Commission of India is a five-member body.

2.Union Ministry of Home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and bye-elections.

3.Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognized political parties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (2017)

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 only


Which one of the following is correct in respect of the commencement of the election process in India? (1995)

a)The recommendation for election is made by the government and the notification for election is issued by the Election Commission.

b)The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the Home Ministry at the Centre and Home Departments in the States.

c)The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the President and Governors of the States concerned.

d)Both the exercises of making a recommendation for election and that of issuing a notification in respect of it are done by Election Commission.


Consider the following statements with reference to India (2002)

1.The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners enjoy equal powers but receive unequal salaries.

2.The Chief Election Commissioner is entitled to the same salary as is provided to a judge of the Supreme Court.

3.The Chief Election Commissioner shall not be removed from his office except in like manner and on like grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court.

4.The term of office of the Election Commissioner is five years from the date he assumes his office or till the day he attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.

Which of these statements are correct?

a)1 and 2

b)2 and 3

c)1 and 4

d)2 and 4


Which one among the following commission was set-up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India? (2006)

a)University Grants Commission

b)National Human Rights Commission

c)Election Commission

d)Central Vigilance Commission


Consider the following functions

1.Superintendence, direction and conduct of free and fair elections.

2.Preparation of electoral rolls for all elections to the Parliament, State Legislatures and the Office of the President and the Vice-President.

3.Giving recognition to political parties and allotting election symbols to political parties and individuals contesting the election.

4.Proclamation of final verdict in the case of election disputes.

Which of the above are the functions of the Election Commission of India? (2004)

a)Only 1, 2 & 3

b)Only 2, 3 & 4

c)Only 1 & 3

d)Only 1,2 & 4

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