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1. Which one of the following is not explicitly stated in the Constitution of India but followed as a convention? [1995]


2. In the following quotation, "WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity: and to promote among them all; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the Individual and the unity and the integrity of the National. In our Constituent Assembly this 'X'do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.", 'X'stands for: [1997]


3. Which one of the following was not proposed by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in the area of Panchayati Raj? [1997]


4. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The reservation of thirty-three per-cent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require Constitutional amendment: Reason (R): Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three percent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional amendment.
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct? [1997]


5. In the Presidential election in India, every elected member of the Legislative Assembly of a State shall have as many votes as there are multiples of one thousands in the quotient obtained by dividing the population of the State by the total number of the elected members of the Assembly. As at present (1997) the expression "population" here means the population as ascertained by the: [1997]



6. Article 156 of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of five year from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deduced from this? [1995]
1. No Governor can be removed from office till the completion of his term
2. No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years
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7. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his asset to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes (in the year 2002) ? [2003]


8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer: [1997]
List I (Functionaries)
A. President of India
B. Judges of Supreme Court
C. Members of Parliament
D. Minister for the Union
List II (Oaths or affirmations)
1. Secrecy of information
2. Faithful Discharge of duties
3. Faith and Allegiance to the Constitution of India
4. Upholding the Constitution and the law
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9. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 refers to the: [2000]


10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2001]
A. Article 54
B. Article 75
C. Article 155
D. Article 164
List II (Content)
1. Election of the President of India
2. Appointment of the Prime Minister
3. Appointment of the Governor of a State
4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of a State
5. Composition of Legislative Assemblies
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