Politics and Constitution

  1. When was the Indian constitution adopted by the constituent assembly?
    26 November 1949
  2. When was the Indian constitution implemented?
    26 January1950
  3. How many parts are there in the Indian Constitution?
    22
  4. Who was the first Chairman of the Constituent assembly?
    Sachidanand Sinha
  5. Under whose chairmanship was the Indian constitution passed?
  6. Rajendra Prasad
  7. Which article of the Constitution of India was described by Dr. B.R Ambedkar as the “Heart & Soul’ of Constitution?
    Aritcle 32
  8. When was the Indian Constitution amended for the first time?
    1951
  9. Who accepted the merger of Kashmir with India?
    Raja Hari Singh |
  10. Which President of India had the longest tenure?
    Rajendra Prasad
  11. Where was the Court Marshal for INA officers held?
    Red Fort in Delhi
  12. Who is the first citizen of India?
    The President
  13. Which pact was signed between China and India?
    Panchsheel (1954)
  14. When was L.I.C. nationalised?
    1956
  15. The Indian Parliament comprises of which three constituents?
    President, Loksabha & Rajysabha
  16. Which state was bifurcated to form Maharashtra and Gujarat states?
    Bombay
  17. When was Jawahar Lal Nehru elected the president of All India Congress for the first time? 
    1929-30
  18. When did Indira Gandhi become the president of Congress party?
    1960
  19. When did China attack India? 
    1962
  20. When did Lal Bahadur Shastri become the Prime Minister of India? 
    1964
  21. When did Indo-Pak war take place in the Rann of Kutch? 
    1965
  22. Which Prime Minister among the following did not complet his/her full term of 5 years? 
    Morar Ji Desai
  23. Who was the defence minister during Indo-Pak war of 1971? 
    Babu Jagjivan Ram
  24. Which leader resigned from the Presidentship of Indian National Congress in 1939 due to the differences with Mahatma Gandhi? 
    Subhash Chandra Bose
  25. Which party came to power during the first Vidhan Sabha election in Delhi in 1993? 
    Bharatiya Janta Party
  26. Which title did Gandhi ji refuse in protest against the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre?
    Kesar-e-hind
  27. Who was the first President of Indian Congress (l) ? 
    Jagjivan Ram
  28. For how much time was the emergency imposed in 1975 prevail in India? 
    19 months
  29. Which Indian President remained in office for the shortest period? 
    Dr. Zakir Hussain
  30. Under the banner of which political party did Morarji Desai become the Prime Minister? 
    Janta Party
  31. Name the first state of free India which was formed on linguistic basis.
  32. Andhra Pradesh
  33. When did Goa, Daman and Diu become part of free India?
    19 December.1961
  34. Name the person who remained Vice-President of free India for 10 years and President for one term? 
    Dr. S. Radha Krishnan
  35. Which state of India has the least population? 
    Sikkim
  36. Who was the speaker of twelfth and thirteenth Lok Sabha? 
    GMC Balyogi
  37. What is the minimum age for becoming the Governor of a state in India?
    35 years
  38. What is the number of last article there in the constitution of India? 
    395
  39. In which year was the minimum voting age reduced to 18 years? 
    1988
  40. Who had the longest tenure as a Chief Minister of any state in India? 
    Jyoti Basu
  41. Who became the Prime Minister of India at the age of 81 years? 
    Morarji desai
  42. In which part of Indian constitution description of states and union territories is present
    First
  43. The Supreme Court can have how many number of Judges in service at a time?
    31
  44. When was ‘Jan Gan Man’ approved as the National Anthem? 
    Jan 24, 1950
  45. How much time was taken by the constituent assembly to finalize the Constitution?
    2 year, 11 Months & 18 Days
  46. What is the minimum age requirement for becoming a candidate for the Rajya Sabha?
    30
  47. Concept of Independent and impartial Judicary in Indiaya Constitution was taken from which country? 
    USA
  48. Which house other than Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council cannot take part in the election for the President of India? 
    Legislative Council
  49. Which Bill passed by Lok Sabha even after being not returned by the Rajya Sabha is deemed to have been passed by both the houses of Parliament? 
    Money Bill
  50. How many proposers and seconders are required to file the nomination for the office of Vice-President? 
    20 Proposers & 20 Seconders
  51. On the recommendations of which body, Finance is shared between the center and the states? 
    Finance Commission
  52. In which year Tashkent Treaty was signed? 
    1966
  53. Up to what extent the tenure of Lok Sabha can be extended in special circumstances
    One Year
  54. After the gap of how many years, Finance commission is set up by the president? 
    5 years
  55. Which country has influenced the idea of distribution of powers between Centre and States? Canada
  56. Who will take care of the works of the President in absence of president and vice president both?  
    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  57. Who gave the slogan “In one country there can’t be 2 symbols, 2 heads and two constitutions.” 
    Shyama Prasad Mukherji
  58. Who chairs the joint session of the Parliament? 
    Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  59. The republic system of the constitution is inspired or taken from which country? 
    France
  60. At which place Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated? 
    Sriperambdur, Chennai
  61. Name the Prime Minister who did not face the Parliament even once during his term as PM. 
    Chaudhary Charan Singh
  62. What is the age of retirement for the Judge of a High Court? 
    62 Years
  63. As per the law on the matter, what could be the maximum size of a Ministry? 
    15% of total number of members or 12, whichever is higher
  64. Who is empowered to prescribe the powers and duties of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India? 
    Parliament
  65. Who defeated Indira Gandhi in 1977 elections? 
    Rajnarayan
  66. On which date Rajya Sabha was constituted? 
    3rd April, 1952
  67. Political party, “Panther Party” belongs to which state? 
    Jammu & Kashmir
  68. When does election campaign stops before the start of the polling for elections? 
    48 hours before the closing time of polling
  69. Who administers the oath to the President if the chief justice of Supreme Court is not available? 
    Senior Most Judge of the Supreme Court
  70. What is the minimum number of Judges required in a bench which gives decision in the constitutional matters? 
    Five
  71. When was the first Interim Government of India formed? 
    2nd September 1946
  72. Who headed the Interim Government of India? 
    Jawahar Lal Nehru
  73. When was first meeting of the constituent assembly held? 
    December 9, 1946
  74. Who was the President of Indian National Congress at the time of independence? 
    Acharya J. B. Kirplani
  75. Who hold longest term as the general secretary of Indian National Congress? 
    A.O. Hume
  76. What was the original name of Indian National Congress? 
    Indian National Union.
  77. Name the first women’s organization set up in India? 
    Women’s India Association
  78. Who is founder of communist party of India ? 
    Satya Bhakt established it in Kanpur in July 1924.
  79. When was CPI split into two parties? 
    1964 at Calcutta
  80. When did Indian National Congress won the elections and formed Governments in seven states for the first time? 
    1937
  81. Who served as President of Indian National Congress for the longest period continuously? 
    Sonia Gandhi
  82. Which is the oldest regional Political Party of India? 
    DMK
  83. In which year the Loksabha seats were increased from 525 to 545?
  84. 1973
  85. Name the first political party which went on line with its website? 
    BJP
  86. Which Political party was fined by the High Court on organizing a bandh on July 30, 2003? 
    Shiva Sena
  87. Name the person who contested maximum number of elections but won in none? 
    Kaka Joginder Singh
  88. Name the person who had been elected from most states? 
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  89. Who was the first Indian elected President of Inter Parliamentary union? 
    Dr. Gurdyal Singh Dhillon, in 1973
  90. Who has been the first Indian woman to be elected as President of Inter-Parliamentary union? 
    Dr. Najma Heptullah
  91. Who was the first Indian to be elected as President of Common wealth Parliamentary Association? 
    Dr. Gurdial Singh Dhillon
  92. Who was the first Indian elected Chairman of execuitive Committee of common wealth Parliamentary Association? 
    Balram Jakhar, 1984
  93. What is the maximum numbers of seats of the Loksabha as envisaged by the constitution? 
    552
  94. When was the first session of Parliament held in free India? 
    May 13,1952
  95. Is there a time limit to hold the Parliament sittings after an election? 
    Yes, miminum 90 days, maximum 120 days
  96. When was single longest sitting of Lok Sabha held? 
    August 30, 1997
  97. In which single Lok Sabha tenure maximum number of laws were enacted? 
    In First Loksabha
  98. How many times till now the Lok Sabha has been dissolved ? 
    5 times
  99. Which Lok Sabha had the longest tenure?  
    5th Lok Sabha.
  100. Which Lok Sabha had shortest tenure? 
    12th Lok Sabha
  101. Which Lok Sabha faced maximum numbers of confidence motions? 
    11th Lok Sabha
  102. Name the first Lok Sabha Speaker to die in harness? 
    GMC Balyogi
  103. Name the person who had the distinction of being the only member of Lok Sabha to hold office from the first term of the house till his death? 
    Jagjeevan Ram
  104. Name the person who hed been nominated to the Lok sabha for the maximum times? Frank Antony,
  105. Name the person who had represented the same Constituency continuously for maximum number of times? P M Sayeed
  106. When was the first budget of free India presented? 
    Nov 26,1947
  107. Which Lok Sabha spent the longest time over the discussion on the budget? 
    Third Lok Sabha
  108. Who was the first Deputy speaker of Lok Sabha?
    Anant Shayanam Ayyanger
  109. Which Lok Sabha Speaker had the longest term? 
    Balram Jakhar 10 Yrs.
  110. Which Lok Sabha Speaker had the shortest term? 
    Neelam Sanjeev Reddy
  111. Who had been a Rajya Sabha member for the maximum period of time? 
    Seeta Ram Kesari
  112. Who had been the Chairman of Rajya Sabha for the longest period of time? 
    Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1952 to 1962)
  113. Who had been the first deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha ? 
    S.V. Krishna Murthy Rao, May 13,1952 to May 12,1962)
  114. Who had been the first woman deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha? 
    Violet Alva (1962 to 66 & 1966 to 1969)
  115. Who has been the deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha for the longest period of time? 
    Najma Heptullah
  116. Which President won with least margin of votes? 
    V.V. Giri
  117. Which President promulgated maximum number of ordinances in his tenure? 
    Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
  118. Who became the first President from the Scheduled Caste community? 
    KR Narayanan
  119. Who was the first President to cast his vote in a general election? 
    KR Narayanan
  120. Who was the first President who asked for letters of support from political parties before forming Government? 
    KR Narayanan
  121. Name the president who turned down request for imposition of President’s Rule in U.P. on October 22, 1997 and in Bihar on Sept. 25, 1998 ? 
    KR Narayanan
  122. Name the President who dissolved Lok Sabha twice? 
    KR Narayanan
  123. Name the first woman candidate who fought for Presidential election? 
    Dr. Laxmi Sehgal, against APJ Abdul Kalam
  124. Which was the first state Government to be dismissed by the president? 
    J&K Govt. headed by Sheikh Abdullah
  125. When was the designation of P.M. changed to C.M. in J&K? 
    1965
  126. How many times Gulzari Lal Nanda tool over the position of Prime Minister of India? 
    Two times
  127. Name the state from where maximum number of Prime Ministers came? 
    Uttar Pradesh
  128. Name the PM who had to face a confidence motion within 24 hours of assuming office? 
    IK Gujral
  129. Name the first Ex-PM to be arrested? 
    Indira Gandhi
  130. Name the first PM to be expelled from Parliament? 
    Indira Gandhi
  131. Which Prime Minister was summoned by a court? 
    V. Narsimharao
  132. Name the PM who is said to be able to speak more than fifteen languages 
    Pamulparthy Venkat Narsimha Rao
  133. Name the Central Minister who held the same portfolio for the longest period of time? 
    Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, Health Minister
  134. Name the person who has held the office of a central minister for the longest period of time. 
    Jagjeevan Ram
  135. Name the person who held the office of a central minister for the shortest period of time? 
    Justice H.R. Khanna Law and Justice Minister
  136. Name the first Union Minister to die in harness? 
    Vallabh Bhai Patel
  137. Name the Prime Minister who led maximum number of parties to form his Government. 
    A.B. Vajpayee
  138. Name the first Central Minister who was assassinated.
    Lalit Narayan Misra
  139. Name the first minister to resign from the Central Government Ministry?
    Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji
  140. Name the Prime Minister who led the largest council of Ministers?
    Atal.Bihari Vajpayee
  141. When was the first elected Communist Government formed in a state in India?
    April 5, 1957 in Kerala
  142. Name the person who presented maximum number of Central budget?
    Morarji desai
  143. Who undertook fast unto death for creation of separate state of Andhra Pradesh?
    Pottu Sri Ramulu
  144. Name the first person elected as speaker in an assembly? 
    L.M. Pailee, Cochin state assembly in 1947.
  145. Which state has had President’s rule for the longest period of time? 
    Punjab
  146. Which state had President’s rule for the shortest period of time? 
    Orrisa 
  147. President’s rule was imposed for the maximum number of times in which state? 
    UP
  148. Name the CM of a state who had shortest tenure? 
    Jagdambika Pal in U.P
  149. Name the youngest person to hold CM post in a state? 
    Prafulla Kumar Mohanta of Assam
  150. Who has been the chief minister of two states? 
    Narayan Dutt Tiwari, UP and Uttaranchal Yashwant Rao Chavan, Mumbai and Maharashtra.
  151. Who had been the longest serving woman chief Minister in India? 
    Shiela Dixit
  152. Name the first chief minister of a state who was assassinated? 
    Pratap Singh Kairon of Punjab Province
  153. Name the woman C.M. who held office for three consecutive terms. 
    Sheila Dixit
  154. How many times did Mayawati took the oath of office of the Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh? 
    Four
  155. Name the first CM who had to surrender before court? 
    Rabri Devi
  156. Name the first CM to be indicted by a Court? 
    Jayalalitha
  157. Name the first woman foreign Secretary? 
    Cookie Iyer
  158. Which is the oldest civic body in India? 
    Madras Municipal Corporation
  159. What is the difference between a Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation? 
    Corporation is for big cities and Council is for smaller towns
  160. Which article of Constitution ensures abolition of untouchability? 
    Article 17
  161. Name the two former Chief Ministers of a State who are married to each other. 
    Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi
  162. How many members the constituent assembly had which was elected in July 1946 by Provincial assemblies? 
    389
  163. Whether M A Jinnah and M K Gandhi were the members of the constituent assembly?No.
  164. In the original constitution, the important fundamental rights have been classified into how many heads ? 
    Seven
  165. When was the right of property repealed by the constitution? 
    In 1978
  166. Which part of the constitution deals with the Fundamental rights of Indian citizens
    Part-III
  167. If President relinquishes his post due to any reason, for how long Vice President may hold his office? 
    6 Months
  168. What is the procedure to remove the President from his Office? 
    Impeachment by one of the houses and confirmation by the other.
  169. What is the procedure to remove Vice President from his office? 
    By passing a resolution by the Rajya Sabha and agreed to by the Lok Sabha
  170. What is the maximum limit of membership in Rajya Sabha? 
    250
  171. What is the maximum number of members who can be nominated by the President?
    12
  172. Who appoints the Comptroller and Auditor General? 
    President
  173. Who appoints the Attorney General? 
    President
  174. Who appoints the chairman of Union Public Service Commission? 
    President
  175. Who appoints the Election Commissioners? 
    President
  176. How many members constitute the election commission? 
    3
  177. Who appoints Judges of the supreme Court? 
    President
  178. What is the maximum number of judges in the Supreme Court excluding the chief Justice? 
    30  
  179. What is the age of retirement of judges in Supreme Court? 
    65 years
  180. Who appoints the Governors in the state? 
    President
  181. Who appoints the Chief Justice in any High Court of the States? 
    President in consultation with Chief Justice of S.C. and Governer of the State concerned
  182. According to the Constitution of India, who enjoy the ultimate sovereignty?
    People of India
  183. How many Vice-Presidents did not become the President of India? 
    Five
  184. Which leader of BJP has served as the Vice-President of India before Venkaiah Naidu? 
    Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
  185. Name the first Woman Mayer elected in India? 
    Sulochana Modi Mumbai 1956
  186. Name the President who won his election with highest percentage of votes? 
    Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  187. Name the first President who took flight in a Supersonic fighter plane? 
    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam |
  188. Name the first President who travelled in a Submarine? 
    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam |
  189. Name the Prime Minister whose father and son were also the Prime Ministers? 
    Indira gandhi
  190. Name the Chief Minister whose father and son were also the Chief Minister of the same state?
    Farookh Abdullah
  191. Who administers oath to the Speaker of Lok Sabha?
    Nobody
  192. If the speaker of the Loksabha intends to resign, he will send his resignation to .. ? 
    Dy-Speaker of the Loksabha
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