Railway/SSC JE 2019 Civics quiz for Phase I and other railways exams 20/02/2019

Railway/SSC JE 2019 Civics quiz for Phase I

Railway/SSC JE Civics quiz for  (Phase I), RRB NTPC, SSC various exams and other competitive exams.

Q1.The person who is appointed as Chief Minister

(a)should not be a member of either house of state legislature

(b)should be a member of either house of state legislature

(c)must possess the qualifications to be elected as member of state legislature but not be a member of the legislature

(d)should be a member of the legislative council only

Q2.Who of the following is regarded as the head of the state council of ministers?

(a) The Chief Minister

(b) The Governor

(c) The Speaker

(d) None of the above

Q3.Who among the following was not a member of the state legislature at the time of appointment; as Chief Minister of the state?

(a)Bansi Lal in Haryana

(b)ND Tewari in Uttar Pradesh

(c)SB Chavan in Maharashtra

(d)all the above

Q4. .How many Fundamental Duties are mentioned in Indian constitution?

(a)Five                                                                                 

(b)Seven

(c)Nine                                                                                

(d)Eleven

Q5.The Chief Minister of a state can be removed if

1.A no-confidence motion is passed by the legislative assembly

2.A no-confidence motion is passed by both the houses of parliament against the chief minister of state

3.A resolution is passed by two-third of the members of the legislative council or the Rajya Sabha

4.In the opinion of the Governor, there is a break down of constitutional machinery in the state

Choose the correct answer from the following codes:

(a) 1 and 2                                          

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 4                     

(d) 1 and 4

Q6.Which constitutional article provides personal immunity for President and Governors for official act—

(a) Article 362

(b) Article 363

(c) Article 368

(d) Article 361

Q7.What is the minimum age for appointment as a Governor?

(a) 25 years

(b) 30 years

(c) 35 years

(d) 40 years

Q8. Which of the following qualifications are laid down by the constitution for a person to be appointed as the Governor of a state:

1.He should be a citizen of India.

2.Must have completed the age of 35 years.

3.He shall not belong to the state where he is appointed.

(a)1 only

(b)1 & 2 only

(c)1, 2 & 3

(d)None of the above

Q9.The Governor of a state holds office

(a)During the pleasure of the President

(b)As long as he enjoys the confidence of the Chief Minister

(c)As long as he enjoys the confidence of the state council of ministers

(d)As long as he enjoys the confidence of the state legislature.

Q10. As a matter of convention, while appointing the Governor of a state, the President consults

(a)The Chief Minister of the state

(b)The Chief Justice of India

(c)The State Council of Ministers

(d)None of the above

Solution

Ans.1.(b)

Exp. According to the Constitution, the Chief Minister may be a member of any of the two Houses of a state

legislature. Usually Chief Ministers have been selected from the Lower House (legislative assembly).

Ans.2.(a)

Exp. There shall be a Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister as the head to aid and advise the Governor in the exercise of his functions, except in so far as he is required to exercise his functions in his discretion.

Ans.3.(d)

Exp. All the above are not the member of the state legislature at the time of appointment  as the Chief Minister of the state.

Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The Fundamental Duties of citizens were added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment in 1976, upon the recommendations of the Swaran Singh Committee that was constituted by the government earlier that year. Originally ten in number, the Fundamental Duties were increased to eleven by the 86th Amendment in 2002.

Ans.5.(d)

Exp.Article 62 (2)  states that the Ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. That means a Minister will be liable to removal on two grounds. One ground on which he would be liable to dismissal  is  that he has lost the confidence of the House, and, secondly, that his administration is not pure, because the word used here is ‘pleasure’. It would be perfectly open under the particular clause of Article 62 for the President to call for the removal of that particular Minister on the ground that he is guilty of corruption or bribery or maladministration.

Ans.6.(d)

Exp.The Governors of states are not answerable to any court of law for the actions done by him in the exercise of his powers and duties.No criminal proceedings can be initiated against the Governors in any court of law during their term of office.

Ans.7.(c)

Exp.According to article 157,the minimum age for appointment of governer is 35.

Ans.8.(b)

Exp.The Constitution lays down only two qualifications for the appointment of a person as a governor  are:

  1. He should be a citizen of India.
  2. He should have completed the age of 35 years.

Ans.9.(a)

Exp.A governor holds office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office.This term of five years is subject to the pleasure of the President.

Ans.10.(a)

Exp.While appointing the governor, the president is required to consult the chiefminister of the state concerned, so that the smooth functioning of the constitutional machinery in the state is ensured.

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