Indian Constitution GK Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams [MCQ]

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Indian Constitution GK Questions

Here are the selective and important Indian Constitution GK questions with answers for all types of competitive exams. Indian Constitution general knowledge questions have been asked in competitive exams and there are chances to ask again for competitive exams.        

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Indian Constitution Gk Questions

Q :  

In which of the following amendment the term of Lok Sabha increased from 5 to 6 years?

(A) 40th Amendment

(B) 42nd Amendment

(C) 44th Amendment

(D) 46th Amendment

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Raised the tenure of Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies from 5 to 6 years. Limits of the territorial waters, the continental shelf, the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the maritime zones of India. Enacted by the Janata Government mainly to nullify provisions introduced by the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976.

Q :  

Which of the following amendment was passed during the emergency?

(A) 45th Amendment

(B) 50th Amendment

(C) 47th Amendment

(D) 42nd Amendment

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The 42nd amendment of the India constitution is the most comprehensive amendment. It was passed in the year 1976 during the emergency proclaimed by Indira Gandhi.It amends important portions of the constitution like the preamble , provides for curtailment of fundamental rights, provides for fundamental duties etc.

Q :  

Under which constitutional amendment Bill, four languages: Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhali are added to the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution.

(A) 89th

(B) 92nd

(C) 90th

(D) 95th

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The correct answer is 92nd Constitution Amendment Act of 2003. Bodo, Dongri, Maithili, and Santhali were added by the 92nd Amendment Act of 2003.

Q :  

Which constitutional amendment reduced voting rights from 21 years to 18 years?

(A) 54th

(B) 36th

(C) 62th

(D) 61st

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The Sixty-first Amendment of the Constitution of India, officially known as The Constitution (Sixty-first Amendment) Act, 1989, lowered the voting age of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of States from 21 years to 18 years.

Q :  

Which Constitutional Amendment Act, Goa was made a full-fledged State with a State assembly in?

(A) 43rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1977

(B) 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978

(C) 56th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987

(D) 57th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

56th Constitution AmendmentUnder this amendment, on 30 May 1987, Goa was given the status of a separate state. Goa became the 25th state of India.

Q :  

Which article of the Indian constitution deals with constitutional amendments?

(A) Article 332

(B) Article 386

(C) Article 368

(D) None of the above

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Article 368 of the Indian Constitution deals with constitutional amendments. It is included in part XX of the Indian Constitution. The Constitution of India can be amended only in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Article 368.

Q :  

Which article of the Indian Constitution says that members elected by the president can’t vote in the election of president?

(A) Article 83

(B) Article 53

(C) Article 55

(D) Article 154

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

As far as practicable, there shall be uniformity in the scale of representation of the different States at the election of the President.

Q :  

In which of the following is a writ that is issued to Courts, Corporations, Government servants or individuals directing them to perform a public duty?

(A) writ of writ

(B) writ of writ

(C) Mandamus writ

(D) Prohibition writ

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Mandamus is the writ issued by the court to officials who are either failing or refusing to perform their official duties. 

According to Articles 32 and 226 of the Indian Constitution, the High Court and the Supreme Court have the right to issue writs in case of violation of the Fundamental Rights of any citizen by the state. 

There are five types of writs in the Indian Constitution – Habeas Corpus. Certiorari. Quo-Warranto. Mandamus. Prohibition. 

Habeas Corpus: The writ is issued to produce a person who has been detained whether in prison or in private custody, before a court and to release him if such detention is found illegal. 

Mandamus: This writ of command is issued by the supreme or high court when any government, court, corporation, or any public authority has to do a public duty but fails to do so. 

Prohibition: it is popularly known as ' Stay Order'.Quo-Warranto: It is a writ issued with a view to restraining a person from holding a public office to which he is not entitled. 

Certiorari: The writ of certiorari can be issued by the supreme or high court for quashing the order already passed by an inferior court, tribunal, or quasi-judicial authority. 

Quo-Warranto: The writ of quo-warranto can be issued by the supreme or high court for asking by what authority or warrant. It is issued by the court to enquire into the legality of a claim of a person to a public office.

Q :  

How many present members of the Constituent Assembly signed the Constitution?

(A) 262

(B) 284

(C) 287

(D) 289

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The Constitution of India was adopted on 26 November, 1949 and the hon'ble members appended their signatures to it on 24 January, 1950. In all, 284 members actually signed the Constitution.

Q :  

In which case did the Supreme Court propound the principle of the basic structure of the constitution?

(A) Balwant Rai Mehta Vs. State of Punjab

(B) Ashok Mehta vs. State of Kerala

(C) Kesavananda Bharati Vs. State of Kerala

(D) None of these

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

It was the Kesavananda Bharati case that brought this doctrine into the limelight. It held that the “basic structure of the Indian Constitution could not be abrogated even by a constitutional amendment”. The judgement listed some basic structures of the constitution as: Supremacy of the Constitution.

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