Preamble, Citizenship & History of Constitution – WBCS Main Question Paper

Preamble, Citizenship & History of Constitution WBCS Main Question Paper
wbcs main polity question and answer

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

11. For the first time, which Constitutional Amendment made it clear that ‘State’ in clauses (a) to (e) of Article3 of the Constitution includes ‘Union Territories’?
(A) 17th
(B) 18th
(C) 19th
(D) 20th
 
23. Which of the following Articles describe about the person voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to be citizens?
(A) Article 5
(B) Article 6
(C) Article 7
(D) Article 8
 
24. The Constitution of India has borrowed its federal scheme of ‘Union of States’ from which country?
(A) United States of America
(B) Canada
(C) Ireland
(D) Russia
 
108. National Capital Territory of Delhi was constituted by
(A) Ordinance promulgated by the Lieutenant Governor.
(B) Ordinance promulgated by the President.
(C) 71st Amendment.
(D) 69th Amendment.
 
103. When the name of a State is changed or a new State is created, the Constitution is required to be amended by the Parliament by a
(A) simple majority as required under Articles 107and 108
(B) majority of total members of both the Houses under Article 368.
(C) special majority under Article 368.
(D) special majority after obtaining the opinion of the concerned State Legislature under Article 3.
 
120. By virtue of its special status, the State of Jammu & Kashmir has a separate
(A) Constitution     (not now)
(B) defence force
(C) judiciary
(D) All of the above
 
123. The Indian Independence Act, 1947,came into force on
(A) 3rd June, 1947
(B) 18th July, 1947
(C) 26th July, 1947
(D) 14th August, 1947
 
124. The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held on
(A) 15th August, 1947
(B) 26th January, 1946
(C) 9th December, 1946
(D) 26th November, 1949
 
125. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on
(A) 15th August, 1947
(B) 25th August, 1949
(C) 26th November, 1949
(D) 26th January, 1950
 
 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

60. Which of the following sought to change the character of Indian Government from unitary to federal?
a) Indian Council Act, 1909
b) Government of India Act, 1935
c) Government of India Act, 1919
d) Indian Independence Act, 1947
 
61. The Indian Constitution has borrowed the ideas of Preamble from the
a) Canadian Constitution
b) Italian Constitution
c) French Constitution
d) Constitution of USA
 
62. From which of the countries, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental duties?
a) USA
b) UK
c) Erstwhile USSR
d) Canada
 
63. The British, conceded the demand for partition of India under
a) Cripps Mission
b) Mountbatten Plan, 1947
c) Simla Pact, 1946
d) Cabinet Mission Plan
 
64. The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held on
a) December 9, 1946
b) November 26, 1949
c) August 15, 1947
d) January 26, 1946
 
65. Which of the following was not one of the features of Government of India Act, 1935?
a) Bicameral legislature
b) Dyarchy of centre and the provinces
c) Provincial autonomy
d) All India Federation
 
66. The Government of India Act, 1935 vested the residuary power in the
a) British Parliament
b) State Legislature
c) Federal Legislature
d) Governor-General
 
101. The Chairman of the Constituent Assembly was
a) C. Rajagopalachari
b) Jai Prakash Narayan
c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
d) Jawaharlal Nehru
103. India has borrowed the scheme of federation i.e. ‘Union of States” from which country?
a) Ireland
b) Canada
c) USA
d) Russia
 
132. The framers of the Constitution borrowed the concept of Directive principles from
a) Constitution of Switzerland
b) Constitution of Ireland
c) Government of India Act, 1935
d) Constitution of USA
 
104. Which of the following Articles describe a person voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to be a citizen?
a) Article 9
b) Article 8
c) Article 7
d) Article 5
 
58. The special status of Jammu & Kashmir implies the state as
a) a separate judiciary
b) a separate constitution
c) a separate defense force
d) All the above
 
68. Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the Federal Court had
a) original jurisdiction only
b) appellate jurisdiction only
c) advisory jurisdiction only
d) All the above
 
69. For the first time, the system of appeals from India to Privy Council in England was introduced by the Charter of
a) 1608        
b) 1683
c) 1726        
d) 1833
 
70. Under the charter of 1687, a Mayor’s Court was established at Madras. The Mayor had to be
a) Elected by the Alderman and the Burgesses every year
b) nominated by the company
c) senior-most Alderman to be next year
d) nominated by the company on the recommendation of the outgoing Mayor.
 
71. The east India Company was established by the British Crown in the year
a) 1600 AD     
b) 1605 AD
c) 1726 AD     
d) 1857 AD
 
 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

4. In the Preamble of the Constitution of India the word ‘Secular’ was incorporated by
(A) 1st Amendment of the Constitution of India
(B) 15th Amendment of the Constitution of India
(C) 27th Amendment of the Constitution of India
(D) 42nd Amendment of the Constitution of India
 
15. National Capital Territory of Delhi has been constituted by
(A) 69th Amendment     
(B) 75th Amendment      
(C) 81st Amendment     
(D) 52nd Amendment
 
19. The distribution of power between Centre and the States is based on the scheme provided in
(A) Minto-Morley Reforms, 1909
(B) Montagui-Chelmsford Act, 1919
(C) Government of India Act, 1935
(D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
 
43. In the event of changing the name of the State or for creation of a new State, the Constitution of India is required to be amended by Parliament by a
(A) simple majority as required under Articles 107 and 108.
(B) majority of total members of both the Houses under Article 368.
(C) special majority under Article 368.
(D) special majority after obtained opinion of the concerned State under Article 3 of the Constitution.
 
47. Which of the following legislation brought the character of Indian Government from ‘Unitary’ to ‘Federal’ ?
(A) Indian Council Act, 1909
(B) Government of India Act, 1919
(C) Government of India Act, 1935
(D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
 
50. From which of the following Constitutions the Indian Constitution is not borrowed from
(A) Constitution of USA    
(B) Constitution of Germany   
(C) Constitution of Canada     
(D) Constitution of China
 
52. By which amendment Act ‘Unity of the Nation’ was substituted by ‘Unity and integrity of the Nation’ in the Preamble of the Constitution ?
(A) 42nd Amendment Act, 1976      
(B) 45th Amendment Act, 1980
(C) 44th Amendment Act, 1979      
(D) None of the above
 
53. The Chairman of the Constituent Assembly was
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru      
(B) Jai Prakash Narayan      
(C) C. Rajagopalachari       
(D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
 
54. Which of the following sought to change the character of Indian Government from unitary to federal ?
(A) Government of India Act, 1919
(B) Government of India Act, 1935
(C) Indian Council Act, 1909
(D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
 
56. The First Commentary to the Constitution of India is written
(A) Dr. D. D. Basu    
(B) Justice Vivian Bose      
(C) Dr. Bijon Kumar Mukherjee    
(D) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
 
74. The Constitution 96th Amendment Act, 2011 altered the language of Oriya in 8th Schedule as
(A) Oriyan       
(B) Odiya       
(C) Orriya      
(D) Odia
 
75. Expression ‘socialist’ in the Preamble of the Constitution of India has been added by taking the views of
(A) Marx and Laski     
(B) Marx and Gandhi      
(C) Rousseau and Gandhi   
(D) Gandhi and Hegel
 
 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

22. The demand for a Constituent Assembly was for the first time authoritatively conceded by the British Government, though in an indirect way, through
(A) Shimla Conference       
(B) August Offer        
(C) Wavell Plan        
(D) None of the above
 
23. Indian Legislature became “bicameral” through which of the following ?
(A) The Morley-Minto Reforms
(B) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
(C) Government of India Act, 1935
(D) Indian Councils Act, 1892
 
24. Before 26 November, 1949 which among the following was the governing law of India ?
(A) The Cabinet Mission Plan
(B) Government of India Act, 1935
(C) Government of India Act, 1919
(D) Government of India Act, 1909
 
25. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was not a member of which of the following committees of the constituent assembly ?
(A) Committee on the rules of procedure
(B) Finance and Staff Committee
(C) Ad hoc Committee on National Flag
(D) Order of Business Committee
 
26. Which among the following best supported the idea of inclusion of fundamental rights in our constitution ?
(A) Simon Commission, 1927
(B) Nehru Committee Report, 1928
(C) Swaraj Bill, 1895
(D) Sapru Committee Report on Constitutional proposals, 1945
 
39. Which of the following states in India is exempted from reservation for Scheduled Castes in Panchayati Raj institutions ?
(83rd Amendment Act. 2000)
(A) Rajasthan        
(B) Assam         
(C) Arunachal Pradesh       
(D) Sikim
 
41. Choose the incorrect sentence among the following :
(A) The objective resolution passed by Pt. Nehru was what became the Preamble of our constitution.
(B) Preamble is enforceable in court of law.
(C) Preamble of Indian constitution has been amended only once in 1976.
(D) Jawahar Lal Nehru was the strongest advocate of socialism.
 
42. The Assam Reorganization Act. 1969 created which of the following state / states ?
(A) Meghalaya only     
(B) Meghalaya and Mizoram     
(C) Mizoram only     
(D) Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland
 
43. Which of the following were added to the list of Union Territories in North-eastern Reorganization Act of 1971 ?
(A) Mizoram
(B) Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Sikim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
(D) Tripura and Mizoram
 
44. Which among the following act is the latest ?
(A) The Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (transfer of Territories) Act.
(B) Bihar Reorganization Act. 
(C) Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Act.
(D) Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act.
45. Rajaji Formula was suggested by C. Rajagopalachari in 1944 primarily with a view to
(A) resolve the political deadlock in the country.
(B) seek the withdrawal of communal electorates.
(C) secure greater weightage for the Congress in provincial govt.
(D) impress on the government to withdraw from India within a year of the close of Second World War.
 
55. Which among the following Article deals with the rights of citizenships of certain persons of Indian origin residing outside of India ?
(A) Article 6       
(B) Article 7       
(C) Article 8        
(D) Article 9
 
66. January 26, 1957 is known for which of the following ?
(adopted on 17 November 1956)
(A) Second parliamentary term began
(B) Second general elections
(C) Second five year plan terms started
(D) Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir came into force
 
69. The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India in-
(A) July 1946        
(B) July 1950         
(C) July 1947       
(D) August 1947
 
74. How many members were there in Constituent Assembly ?
(A) 389       
(B) 395       
(C) 405      
(D) 379
 
100. Which among the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Schedule Two- Salaries and Allowances
(B) Schedule Five- Scheduled Areas
(C) Schedule Six- Tribal Areas of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram
(D) Schedule Ten- Panchayats
 
111. Which of the following parts of Indian Constitution has only one article ?
(A) Part XVII      
(B) Part XVIII       
(C) Part XIX       
(D) Part XX
 
116. Which among the following pair is not correctly matched ?
(A) Part Ill — Fundamental Rights.
(B) Part XI — Relationships between the Union and States.
(C) Part XII — Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits.
(D) Part XIX — Amendment of the constitution.
 
121. Which was the first state established on the basis of linguistic ?
(A) U.P.        
(B) Andhra Pradesh        
(C) Tamil Nadu        
(D) Kerala
 
 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

7.   India is Union of States. This means
(A) That the Indian federation is not the result of an agreement between States
(B) That the original federation of States gave way to Sovereign Republic
(C) That the Constituent Assembly has created the unitary State of India
(D) That the making of the Indian Union was preceded by the prolonged struggle for freedom from foreign rule.
 
9.   Who was the chairman of the Constituent Assembly ?
(A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad      
(B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar     
(C) Rajagopalachari     
(D) Jawaharlal Nehru
 
63.  Name the Chairman of the Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee of the Constituent Assembly :
(A) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar       
(B) J. B. Kripalani       
(C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad      
(D) Gopinath Bardoloi
 
64.  Which of the following Union Territories attained statehood in February 1987 ?
(55th Amendment)
(A) Arunachal Pradesh       
(B) Daman and Diu        
(C) Goa      
(D) Pondicherry
 
65.  The 53rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1986 inserted a new Article conferring full statehood on :
(A) Mizoram        
(B) Tripura         
(C) Meghalaya        
(D) Nagaland
 
66.  What is the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir ?
(A) Indian laws are not applicable
(B) It is not part of the Indian Union
(C) It has its own constitution
 
67.  The preamble to the Indian Constitution was amended in which year ?
(A) 1974       
(B) 1975         
(C) 1976       
(D) 1977
 
68.  The drafting committee of the Indian Constitution was formed by the Constituent Assembly on :
(A) 29th August, 1947     
(B) 30th August, 1948      
(C) 29th August, 1946     
(D) 30th August, 1949
 
69.  The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly set-up under the recommendation of :
(A) Cabinet Mission Plan       
(B) Wavell Plan       
(C) Mountbatten Plan      
(D) Crips Mission
 
70.  In the National Flag which colour is used in the wheel ?
(A) Black       
(B) White        
(C) Navy Blue        
(D) Blue
 
79.  Fill in the Blank :
The Union Territories are specified in the _____
(A) 2nd Schedule        
(B) 1st Schedule       
(C) 3rd Schedule       
(D) 4th Schedule
 
 

WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

1.  Which one of the following amendments added the word ‘Secular’ to the preamble of the Indian Constitution
(A) 44th Amendment        
(B) 42nd Amendment       
(C) 43rd Amendment       
(D) 45th Amendment
 
2.  The Constitution of India describes India as a :
(A) Union of states       
(B) Quasi federal
(C) A federation of states and Union territories
(D) Partly unitary and partly federal
 
3.  Which one of the following chapter provisions has been described as “the soul of the Constitution” ?
(by Thakurdas Bhargav)
(A) The chapter on Fundamental Rights 
(B) The chapter on Directive Principal of State Policy
(C) The Preamble
(D) The provisions regarding judicial review 
 
4.  The power to form new states or change the boundaries of the existing states rests with
(A) The President      
(B) The Parliament      
(C) The Election Commission     
(D) None of the above
 
5.  The States Reorganisation Commission set up in 1953 to consider the demand for linguistic states, was headed by :
(A) Saiyid Fazl Ali      
(B) K. M. Panniker       
(C) H. N. Kunzru        
(D) M. C. Mahajan
 
6.  The States re-organisation Act, 1956 divided the entire country into :
(A) 22 states and 9 union territories
(B) 14 states and 9 union territories
(C) 17 states and 7 union territories
(D) Four categories of states
 
7.  The Constitution of India provides for :
(A) Single citizenship
(B) Double citizenship
(C) Contains no provision regarding citizenship
(D) Provides multiple citizenship
 
23.  Montagu-Chelmsford report is associated with
(A) Govt. of India Act, 1918  
(B) Govt. of India Act, 1920
(C) Govt. of India Act, 1930
(D) Govt, of India Act, 1919
 
47.  The special status of Jammu and Kashmir implies that the state has :
(A) separate defence forces
(B) a separate Constitution
(C) a separate judiciary
(D) all of the above
 
 

Related Post:

Related Post:

error: