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  • 1. 

    What position does he hold? 

    • A.

      Head of the Parliament

    • B.

      Speaker of Rajya Sabha

    • C.

      Presiding Officer of Lower House

    • D.

      Leader of opposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Presiding Officer of Lower House
    Explanation
    Presiding Officer of Lok Sabha, which is Speaker.
    Rajya Sabha doesn't have a speaker.

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  • 2. 

    What is the Maximum strength of Lok Sabha?

    • A.

      545

    • B.

      452

    • C.

      453

    • D.

      552

    Correct Answer
    D. 552
    Explanation
    The maximum strength of Lok Sabha is 552. This is determined by the Constitution of India, which specifies that the Lok Sabha should consist of a maximum of 552 members. These members are elected by the people of India through a general election. The Lok Sabha is the lower house of the Parliament of India and represents the voice of the people in the legislative process.

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  • 3. 

    Read in reference to No-Confidence Motion. A) Both Houses enjoy equal power in this motion. B) Only Lower House has the power to use it. C) Minium support for No- Confidence Motion to pass is 2/3rd Majority. D) If the motion is passed, it means the dissolution of Parliament; and an immediate New election has to take place. Which of the above statement(s) is correct?

    • A.

      Only A

    • B.

      B & C

    • C.

      Only B

    • D.

      B & D

    • E.

      B, C & D

    Correct Answer
    C. Only B
    Explanation
    Only Lower House ( Lok Sabha) has the power to use it.
    Immediate election not required, if other parties can form an alternate government for the renaming period.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is the correct, in relation to the composition of Rajya Sabha?

    • A.

      250 = 238+ 12

    • B.

      250 = 238 + 10 + 2 (Anglo Indians)

    • C.

      246 = 234+12

    • D.

      250= 248 + 2

    Correct Answer
    A. 250 = 238+ 12
    Explanation
    The composition of Rajya Sabha consists of 238 members elected by the members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States and Union territories, and 12 members nominated by the President of India. Therefore, the correct answer is 250 = 238 + 12.

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  • 5. 

    In relation to Session Of the House, A) The President doesn't take part in the debate & discussion of the house. B) The Constitution empowers the Prime Minister to summon to houses. C) There should be more than a six-month gap between the two sessions. D) The end of the Session is called Adjournment of House. E) The annual Budget is discussed in the 1st Session of the year but approved in the next session (Monsoon). Which of the statement is/are false?

    • A.

      A, B, C & D 

    • B.

      B, D & E

    • C.

      B & D

    • D.

      B, C, D & E

    • E.

      A, C & E

    Correct Answer
    D. B, C, D & E
    Explanation
    The statement B is false because the Constitution empowers the President, not the Prime Minister, to summon the houses. The statement C is false because there should be a minimum six-month gap, not more than six-month gap, between the two sessions. The statement D is false because the end of the Session is called Prorogation of House, not Adjournment of House. The statement E is false because the annual Budget is discussed and approved in the same session, not in different sessions.

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  • 6. 

    Click on the options which are correct ( in this answer you may opt more than one option). The Adjournment motion: 

    • A.

      Is to draw attention to a recent matter of urgent public importance.

    • B.

      It tells about the achievement of the government in performance of its duties.

    • C.

      Both Houses have equal power in the matter related to Adjournment Motion.

    • D.

      It can be moved only in Lok Sabha.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Is to draw attention to a recent matter of urgent public importance.
    D. It can be moved only in Lok Sabha.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is to draw attention to a recent matter of urgent public importance" and "It can be moved only in Lok Sabha". The Adjournment motion is a parliamentary procedure used to draw attention to a recent matter of urgent public importance. It allows members of the Lok Sabha to interrupt the normal business of the House to discuss and debate on a pressing issue. This motion can only be moved in the Lok Sabha and not in the Rajya Sabha.

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  • 7. 

    Speaker & Deputy Speaker both are elected by a simple majority of the members within the House.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are elected by a simple majority of the members within the House. This means that the candidate who receives the most votes from the members will be elected as the Speaker or Deputy Speaker. The simple majority ensures that the elected candidate has the support of a majority of the members, ensuring fair representation within the House.

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  • 8. 

    When the Speaker has to perform the duties of the President ( only when the president is not able to perform his/her duty) the Deputy Chairman presides over the proceedings in the lower house.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When the Speaker has to perform the duties of the President, the Deputy Chairman does not preside over the proceedings in the lower house. The correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    Read the following statements carefully in reference to the "Amendment of the constitutions"
    1. Both the houses of the Parliament can amend the Constitution.
    2. The legislative assemblies of states have no power what so ever in case of the constitutional amendment.
    3. An amendment to be passed by each house by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting.
    4. The amendment needs to be approved by the speaker of the house & prime minister.
    Which of the statements are true?

    • A.

      All of the above.

    • B.

      1 & 2

    • C.

      1 & 3

    • D.

      1 & 4

    • E.

      1, 3 & 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 & 3
    Explanation
    The first statement states that both the houses of Parliament can amend the Constitution, which is true. The second statement states that the legislative assemblies of states have no power in case of constitutional amendment, which is not mentioned in the given statements. Therefore, the second statement is false. The third statement states that an amendment needs to be passed by each house by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting, which is true. The fourth statement states that the amendment needs to be approved by the speaker of the house and the prime minister, which is not mentioned in the given statements. Therefore, the fourth statement is false. Therefore, the true statements are 1 and 3.

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  • 10. 

    A ________ is the minimum number of members required to be present before the session can begin. The required number of members to be present in the Lok Sabha for a session to be held is ________ of the total membership of the houses.

    Correct Answer
    quorum, Quorum
    one- tenth, one-tenth, one - tenth, 1/10th, 1/10, 10 percent, 10%
    Explanation
    The term "quorum" refers to the minimum number of members required to be present before a session can begin. In the case of the Lok Sabha, the required number of members to be present for a session to be held is one-tenth of the total membership of the house. This can be expressed as one-tenth, one - tenth, 1/10th, 1/10, 10 percent, or 10%.

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  • 11. 

    Question hour is also called ________.

    Correct Answer
    interpellation, Interpellation, interpallation
    Explanation
    Question hour is also called interpellation. Interpellation refers to a parliamentary procedure where members of the legislature can pose questions to government ministers and hold them accountable for their actions. It is a crucial part of the democratic process as it allows for transparency and ensures that the government is answerable to the people. The variations in the spelling of interpellation (Interpellation, interpallation) are likely due to typographical errors or alternative spellings.

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  • 12. 

    The three -sessions of the parliament are ________ session, ________ session & ________ session.

    Correct Answer
    budget, monsoon, winter
    budget, monsoon, winter
    budget, monsoon, winter
    Explanation
    The parliament holds three sessions throughout the year: the budget session, the monsoon session, and the winter session. These sessions are named after the specific time periods during which they are conducted. The budget session is held to discuss and pass the annual budget, the monsoon session is conducted during the monsoon season, and the winter session takes place during the winter months.

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  • 13. 

    Which among the two house does not dissolve ________

    Correct Answer
    rajya sabha
    Explanation
    The Rajya Sabha does not dissolve. The Rajya Sabha is the upper house of the Parliament in India and is a permanent body. Unlike the Lok Sabha, which is subject to dissolution after a certain period, the Rajya Sabha is a continuing chamber. One-third of its members retire every two years, but the house itself does not dissolve completely. This ensures continuity and stability in the legislative process.

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  • 14. 

    The ex- officio chairman of Rajya Sabha is ________

    Correct Answer
    Vice president, vice- president of india, vice president of india
    Explanation
    The ex-officio chairman of Rajya Sabha is the Vice President of India. As per the Indian Constitution, the Vice President serves as the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament. This means that the Vice President automatically assumes the role of the chairman of Rajya Sabha by virtue of their position. Therefore, the correct answer is "Vice President, Vice-President of India, Vice President of India."

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  • 15. 

    The Question Hour in the Parliament refers to the 

    • A.

      Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha

    • B.

      First Hour 

    • C.

      Last Session of the Day

    • D.

      Mid- Session from 12 noon till lunch.

    Correct Answer
    B. First Hour 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is First Hour. The Question Hour in the Parliament refers to the first hour of the sitting where Members of Parliament can ask questions to Ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their respective ministries. During this time, important issues are discussed, and the government is required to provide answers and explanations. It is an essential part of parliamentary democracy as it ensures transparency and accountability in the functioning of the government.

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  • 16. 

    What is the composition of the Parliament of India?

    • A.

      Lok Sabha + Rajya Sabha

    • B.

      Legislative Assembly + Rajya Sabha + Lok Sabha + President

    • C.

      Rajya Sabha + Lok Sabha + President

    • D.

      Rajya Sabha + Lok Sabha + President Of India + Vice President of India

    Correct Answer
    C. Rajya Sabha + Lok Sabha + President
    Explanation
    The composition of the Parliament of India includes the Rajya Sabha, which represents the states and union territories, and the Lok Sabha, which represents the people. In addition, the President of India is also a part of the Parliament. Therefore, the correct answer is Rajya Sabha + Lok Sabha + President.

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  • 17. 

    Parliament's representative come through 

    • A.

      Movies & Acting

    • B.

      Nomination

    • C.

      Debates

    • D.

      Elections

    • E.

      Propaganda

    Correct Answer
    D. Elections
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Elections". This is because parliament's representatives are chosen through the process of elections. In a democratic system, citizens have the right to vote for their preferred candidates, and the individuals who receive the most votes are elected to represent the people in parliament. This ensures that the representatives have the mandate and support of the electorate, making the decision-making process more democratic and representative of the people's will.

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  • 18. 

    From the current strength of Rajya Sabha, The total number of members nominated by the state legislative Assemblies to the Rajya Sabha is

    • A.

      223

    • B.

      238

    • C.

      245

    • D.

      233

    • E.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 233
    Explanation
    The total number of members nominated by the state legislative Assemblies to the Rajya Sabha is 233.

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  • 19. 

    The meaning of Unstarred question is-

    • A.

      An oral answer

    • B.

      A question without asterisk

    • C.

      A written question 

    • D.

      A written answer with asterisk

    Correct Answer
    B. A question without asterisk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a question without asterisk." An unstarred question refers to a written question that does not have an asterisk attached to it. In parliamentary procedures, starred questions are given priority and are usually answered orally, while unstarred questions are answered in writing. Therefore, an unstarred question is a written question without an asterisk.

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  • 20. 

    In relation to Ordinances,
    1. Ordinances is a temporary law implemented by the president.
    2. Ordinances can be implemented only when the house is in session.
    3. Ordinances must be approved by Parliament within six weeks of reassembling or it shall cease to operate.
    4. Once Ordinances is approved by the President of India with the consultation of the Prime Minister the parliament can't reject it.  
    Which of the above statements are true?

    • A.

      1, 2 & 3

    • B.

      1 & 4

    • C.

      All of above

    • D.

      1 & 3

    • E.

      1, 3 & 4

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 & 3
    Explanation
    Statement 1 is true because an ordinance is a temporary law implemented by the president. Statement 2 is false because ordinances can be implemented even when the house is not in session. Statement 3 is true because ordinances must be approved by Parliament within six weeks of reassembling or it shall cease to operate. Statement 4 is false because the parliament can reject an ordinance approved by the President of India. Therefore, the correct answer is 1 & 3.

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  • 21. 

    To be a member of Lok Sabha, the member should attain the age of

    • A.

      18 Years

    • B.

      25 Years

    • C.

      30 Years

    • D.

      26 Years

    Correct Answer
    B. 25 Years
    Explanation
    To be a member of Lok Sabha, the member should attain the age of 25 years. This is the minimum age requirement set by the Indian Constitution for individuals to become a member of the lower house of Parliament. The age requirement ensures that individuals have reached a certain level of maturity and experience before they can participate in the legislative process and represent the interests of the people.

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  • 22. 

    The subjects that are not included in the Union, State & Concurrent list fall under the________ list.

    Correct Answer
    Residuary, residuary power, residuary list
    Explanation
    The subjects that are not included in the Union, State, and Concurrent list fall under the residuary list. This refers to the powers and responsibilities that are not specifically assigned to the Union or State governments and are left to the central government to legislate upon. These subjects are considered residual or leftover powers and are listed under the residuary list.

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  • 23. 

    1. If Censure motion is passed against the minster he has to not resign.
    2. If No - confidence motion is passed, the Government has to resign.
    3. If a cut motion is passed, it means budget has been denied, the government has no money to spend.
    4. No Tax can be levied (implemented) without the approval of the Parliament.
    Which of the statement/statements are correct?

    • A.

      1 & 3

    • B.

      1, 2 & 3

    • C.

      1,2 & 4

    • D.

      1 & 2 

    • E.

      1 & 4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,2 & 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1, 2 & 4. The first statement states that if a censure motion is passed against a minister, they do not have to resign. The second statement states that if a no-confidence motion is passed, the government has to resign. The fourth statement states that no tax can be levied without the approval of the Parliament.

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  • 24. 

    Who presides over the Joint Session of the parliament ________ .

    Correct Answer
    Speaker, Speaker of lok Sabha
    Explanation
    The Speaker of the Lok Sabha presides over the Joint Session of the Parliament. The Joint Session is a special session where both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha assemble together. The Speaker, being the head of the Lok Sabha, is responsible for maintaining order and conducting the proceedings of the Joint Session. This ensures that both houses of Parliament can come together to discuss and make decisions on important matters.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following list the Union Parliament can never legislate in any circumstance what so ever,
    1.  Union List
    2. Concurrent List 
    3. State List
    4. Residuary Power

    • A.

      1, 2 & 4

    • B.

      1, 2 & 3

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the Above." This means that the Union Parliament can legislate in all of the lists mentioned - Union List, Concurrent List, State List, and Residuary Power.

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  • 26. 

    With reference to the Speaker 's power, which statement stands correct
    1.  The Speaker conducts the business of the Lower House.
    2. During Joint Session, when Vice- President is not present the Speaker head the Joint Session. 
    3. If there is a tie of votes on the house the speaker cast his/her casting vote.
    4. The speaker decides whether a particular bill is a Money Bill or an Ordinary Bill. His  decision is final in this regard

    • A.

      All of the Above

    • B.

      1, 2 & 4

    • C.

      1, 3, & 4

    • D.

      1, 2, & 3

    Correct Answer
    C. 1, 3, & 4
    Explanation
    The Speaker of the Lower House is responsible for conducting its business, as stated in statement 1. In a Joint Session, if the Vice-President is not present, the Speaker heads the session, as mentioned in statement 2. If there is a tie of votes in the house, the Speaker has the power to cast his/her casting vote, as stated in statement 3. Lastly, the Speaker has the authority to decide whether a bill is a Money Bill or an Ordinary Bill, and his/her decision in this regard is final, as mentioned in statement 4. Therefore, statements 1, 3, and 4 are correct.

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  • 27. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Option 3

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