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Polity/Civics Quiz For KVS/NVS 2016 Exams

Polity/Civics Quiz For KVS/NVS 2016 Exams_40.1

1. 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

2. 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

3. At a joint sitting of Parliament a bill has to be passed
(a) By a simple majority of the total number of members of both houses
(b) By a two-thirds majority of the total number of members of both houses
(c) By a simple majority of the total number of members of both Houses present and voting
(d) By a two-thirds majority of the total number of members of both Houses present and voting

4. 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
Codes:
(a) III and IV   
(b) II, III and IV
(c) I, II, III         
(d) I and II

5. A national emergency remains in operation, with the approval of the Parliament, for
(a) A maximum period of three years
(b) A maximum period of one year 
(c) A maximum period of six months 
(d) An indefinite period 

6. The President can make use of his discretionary powers
1. when there is a dispute between the Prime Minister and the Cabinet 
2. when no party has majority in the Lok Sabha and he has to choose a Prime Minister 
3. when the ruling party loses its majority in the Lok Sabha and recommends for dissolution of the House 
4. when he decides to refer the advice of the Union Cabinet back for reconsideration
Codes
(a) 1 only  
(b) 1, 2, 3, 4 
(c) 2, 3, 4 
(d) 2, 4

7. 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 

8. Which of the following ensure the independence of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India?
I. Only the President can remove him on the grounds of proved misbehaviour 
II. His salary and conditions of service shall be statutory, i.e. laid down by the Parliament by law and shall not be liable to reduction during his term of office 
III. The salaries of the Auditor-General and his staff and administrative expenses of his office shall be charged upon the consolidated fund of India and shall be non-votable
Codes: 
(a) I & II  
(b) II & Ill
(c) I & Ill 
(d) I, II & III

9. 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 
Codes:
(a) I & II  
(b) I & III 
(c) II & III     
(d) I, II & III

10. 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
Codes: 
(a) II only       
(b) I only
(c) III only           
(d) None of above

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