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1. Which of the following are/is stated in the Constitution of India?
1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament
2. The Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses

Neither 1 nor 2 Both 1 and 2 1 alone 2 alone

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2. Which one of the following is not explicitly stated in the Constitution of India but followed as a convention?

The Finance Minister is to be a Member of the Lower House The Prime Minister has to resign if he loses majority in the Lower House All the parts of India are to be represented in the Councils of Ministers In the event of both the President and the Vice-President demitting office simultaneously before the end of the tenure the Speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament will officiate as the President

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3. Which of the following is not a Standing Committee of the Parliament?

Committee on Public Accounts Estimates Committee Committee on Welfare of SCs and STs Committee on Public Undertakings

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4. A bill for alteration of boundaries of states shall not be introduced in the Parliament without the recommendation of

The presiding officers of both Houses of Parliament The legislatures of the states concerned Supreme Court President

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5. When can the Speaker exercise his right to vote in the House?

Whenever he desires Whenever the House desires Only in the event of equality of votes Whenever his party directs

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6. The Union Territories get representation in

Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha Both Houses of Parliament None of these

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7. Which of the following is not correct?

The Supreme Command of the Defence Forces is vested in the President. The three Chiefs of Staff (Army, Navy & Air Force) are under the direct control of the President. The responsibility of National Defence rests with the Union Cabinet. All important questions having a bearing on defence are decided by the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

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8. Which of the following states has the largest representation in the Lok Sabha?

Bihar Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh

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9. Which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection Act?

Second Schedule Fifth Schedule Eighth Schedule Tenth Schedule

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10. In the absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, who presides over the deliberations of the Lok Sabha?

Prime Minister Home Minister Oldest member of the House One of the members of the House out of a panel of six persons nominated by the Speaker

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