MCQ On Indian Governance System Set 2

mcq on indian governance system

Question 1: The reason for the Indian Constitution being the bulkiest is that  ___________.

(A) it incorporates the experience of many Constitutions

(B) it contains detailed administrative provisions

(C) it deals with the Government of a large country

(D) it contains the Constitution of both Union and State Governments

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(D) it contains the Constitution of both Union and State Governments

Question 2: Who called Indian Federalism as the Co-operative Federalism?

(A) G. Austin

(B) K.C. Wheare

(C) Sir Ivor Jennings

(D) D.D. Basu

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(A) G. Austin

Question 3:

  • Assertion (A): President of India is elected indirectly.
  • Reason (R): Parliamentary system in India has been combined with Republicanism.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Question 4: Who said, “India is a quasi-federal state”?

(A) Harold Laski

(B) Ivor Jennings

(C) Lord Bryee

(D) K.C. Wheare

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(D) K.C. Wheare

Question 5: Who rejected the ‘Principles of Administrative as myths and proverbs’?

(A) Herbert Simon

(B) Dwight Waldo

(C) Frank Marini

(D) F.W. Riggs

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(A) Herbert Simon

Question 6: Here are two statements.

  • Assertion (A): Political Parties are life-blood of democracy.
  • Reason (R): Normally people blame political parties for bad governance.

Which of the following is correct in above context?

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Question 7: In relation to Indian Constitution who said that “Indian Constitution establishes good balance between Rigidity and Flexibility”?

(A) B.R. Ambedkar

(B) M.P. Payli

(C) Alexandrovics

(D) K.C. Wheare

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(D) K.C. Wheare

Question 8: Who of the following has stated that “The Constitution has not been set in a tight mould of Federalism”?

(A) D.D. Basu

(B) K.M. Munshi

(C) B.R. Ambedkar

(D) K.S. Aiyer

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(C) B.R. Ambedkar

Question 9:

  • Assertion (A): Federalism is not practical in India.
  • Reason (R): India is not a Federal State.

Select the corret answer from the code given below.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

Question 10: Which one of the following is incorrect about the Indian Political System?

(A) Secular State

(B) Parliamentary System of the Government

(C) Federal Policy

(D) Presidential System of Government

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(D) Presidential System of Government

Question 11: Which one of the following is not true in relation to democratic determination?

(A) A state in which people are supreme

(B) Supreme power is vested in elected head

(C) Supreme power is vested in a person (solely) likewise a king

(D) A government formed by representatives elected by people

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(C) Supreme power is vested in a person (solely) likewise a king

Question 12:

  • Assertion (A): The primary objective of India’s federal design was to weave a nation out of its many diverse parts and protect national integration.
  • Reason (R): Accommodation of diversities has built a stronger, not weaker, Indian nationhood.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

Question 13: In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the Parliamentary Government?

  1. Members of the Cabinet are the Members of the Parliament.
  2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the parliament.
  3. The Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(A) 1 and 2

(B) Only 3

(C) 2 and 3

(D) All of these

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(A) 1 and 2

Question 14: The cardinal features of political system in India are

  1. It is a democratic republic.
  2. It has a Parliamentary form of government.
  3. The supreme power vests in People of India.
  4. It provides for a unified authority.

Select the correct answer from the code given below.

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 1, 2 and 3

(C) 2, 3 and 4

(D) All the four

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(B) 1, 2 and 3

Question 15:

  • Assertion (A): Women, Dalits, Poor and Minority groups are the biggest stakeholders of Democracy in India.
  • Reason (R): Democracy in India has emerged as the carrier for the desire of Self Respect.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Question 16: Consider the following statements.

  1. India is a democratic polity.
  2. India is a sovereign state.
  3. India has a democratic society.
  4. India is welfare state.

Which of the above statements are true? 

(A) Only 1 and 2

(B) Only 1, 2 and 3

(C) Only 2, 3 and 4

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Question 17:Which of the following statements about the federal system in India are correct?

  1. The Constitution introduces a federal system as the basic structure of Government.
  2. There is a strong admixture of a unitary bias.
  3. Both the Union and State Legislatures are sovereign.
  4. The legislative, financial and judicial powers have been divided between the Union and its units.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 1 and 2

(C) Only 1, 2 and 3

(D) All the four

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(B) Only 1 and 2

Question 18:

  • Assertion (A): Indian Constitution is quasi-federal.
  • Reason (R): Indian Constitution is neither federal nor unitary.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

Question 19: Consider the following statements.
A Constitutional Government is one which

  1. Places effective restrictions on individual liberty in the interest of the State Authority.
  2. Places effective restriction on the Authority of the State in the interest of individual liberty.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both 1 and 2

(D) Neither 1 nor 2

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(B) Only 2

Question 20: Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given at the end.

  • Assertion (A): The Constitution of India provides for a federal system.
  • Reason (R): It has created a very strong centre.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false

(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true

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(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

Question 21: Which of the following is a unitary element in Indian Federal System?

  1. Decentralization of Powers
  2. Appointment of Governors
  3. Unequal representation in Rajya Sabha
  4. Judicial Review
  5. All India Services
  6. Bi-cameral legislature

(A) 1, 3 and 6

(B) 2, 3 and 5

(C) 3, 5 and 6

(D) 2, 4 and 5

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(B) 2, 3 and 5