Prelims-IAS – POLITY MCQ- 1

1. Which of the following refers to the termination of a session of a House of Parliament?

(a) Adjournment
(b) Adjournment sine die
(c) Prorogation
(d) Dissolution

2. Legislative Council enjoys equal status as that of Legislative Assembly with respect to:

  1. Voting on the demands for grants.
  2. Ratification of Constitutional Amendment Bills
  3. Selection and allocation of rank to ministers.
  4. Approval of ordinances issued by the governor.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4 only

3. Supreme Court has the power to hear the disputes in the first instance regarding the election of:

1. President    2. Vice-President      3. Members of Parliament
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)  1 and 3 only.   (b)  2 and 3 only.    (c)  1 and 2 only         (d)  1, 2 and 3

4.  With reference to Public Account of India, consider the following statements:
  1. All the loans raised by the government by the issue of treasury bills form a part of Public account of India.
  2. Payment from this account can be made without parliamentary appropriation.

Which of the statements give above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. With respect to the Inter-state council, consider the following statements:

  1. It is established once every five years by the President to effect coordination among the states and between centre and states.
  2. Its nature of duties to be performed and its organisation and procedure is defined by the Parliament.
  3. It can enquire and give binding decisions on inter-state disputes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)  1 and 2 only.   (b)  2 and 3 only.   (c)  1, 2 and 3.   (d)  None