1. With reference to the ‘Zero hour’ in the Indian Parliament, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an informal device available to the members of the Parliament to raise matters without any prior notice.
  2. It is a feature borrowed from the British Constitution.
  3. It is elaborated in the rules of procedure of the Houses of Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

2.. With reference to Delimitation Act, 2002, consider the following statements:
1. The total number of seats allotted to each state in Lok Sabha is based on the population data of 1971 census.

2. The number of reserved seats for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes is fixed on the basis of the census data of 2001.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3..Which of the following features are visible in the Indian political party system?
1. Multi Party System
2. Parties are organized around eminent leaders.
3. Emergence of regional parties.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a)  1 and 2 only .   (b)  2 and 3 only         (c)  1 and 3 only        (d)  1, 2 and 3

4. Under which of the following circumstances can Parliament enact laws on subjects enumerated in the State List?

(a)  When Lok Sabha passes a resolution to that effect.

(b)  When a state makes such a request to Parliament.
(c)  When President’s Rule is in operation in a state.
(d)  When a proclamation of financial emergency is in operation.

5..Which among the following is not correct in the context of Judicial Activism?

(a)  It has forced executive accountability.

(b)  It has overburdened the courts.
(c)  It has strengthened the principle of separation of power among the three organs of state.
(d)  It has made the judicial system accessible to disadvantageous groups in society.


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