OAS Prelims-2020 Daily Practice Set-26/05/2020

Paper:   General Studies Paper-I

Section: Indian Polity and Governance

Topic:  Constitution

1. The Supreme Court made it clear that the Preamble is a part of the Constitution for the first time in:
a) Berubari Case 1965
b) Kesavananda Bharati Case1973
c) LIC of India case 1995
d) None of the above

2. India is a Union not a Federation because:
a) The Union is not the result from an agreement with the states
b) The states have no right to secede
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of the above

3. Which of the following Commission suggested linguistic reorganisation of the states?
a) SK Dhar Committee
b) JVP Commission
c) Fazal Ali Commission 
d) None of the above

4. The states of the Indian Union can be reorganized or their boundaries altered by:
a) An executive order of the Union Government with the consent of the concerned state government
b) Two-thirds majority of both the houses of Parliament
c) Two-thirds majority of both the Houses of Parliament and the consent of the concerned state legislature
d) The Union Parliament by a simple majority in the ordinary process of the legislature

5. If a person wants to acquire a citizenship of India by Naturalization, he must:
a) Be a person of good character
b) He has an adequate knowledge of a language specified in the Eighth schedule
c) He must renounces his citizenship of the other country
d) All of the above

6. Before making an application for Indian citizenship, a person of Indian origin must be residing in India for:
a) 3 years 
b) 5 years 
c) 7 years 
d) 9 years

7. With reference to writs in the Indian Constitution, which of the following is not correctly matched? 
a) Habeas Corpus: Issued by Court to a person who has detained another person to produce the body of the latter before it 
b) Mandamus: Issued by a higher Court to to prevent the Latter from exceeding its jurisdiction 
c) Certiorari: Issued by a Higher Court to a lower court to transfer a case pending with the latter 
d) None of the above

8. Which of the following Directive Principle is not a Gandhian Principles? 
a) To Organize Village Panchayat 
b) To Promote Cottage Industries 
c) To Prohibit Slaughter of cows 
d) To protect and improve the environment

9. With reference to significance of Fundamental Duties, which of the following is not correct? 
1. They serve as a warning against anti-national 
2. They are enforceable by law
a) 1 only 
b) 2 only 
c) Both 1 and 2 
d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. Which of the following kind of Constitutional amendment Procedure is not specified in the Article-368 of the Indian Constitution?
a) Amendment by a simple majority of the Parliament 
b) Amendment by special majority of the Parliament 
c) Amendment by special majority of the Parliament and the ratification of the half of the state legislature 
d) None of the above


  1. C
  2. C
  3. D
  4. D
  5. C
  6. B
  7. D
  8. D
  9. A

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