Polity Quiz 19th Dec 2017

By: D.K Chaudhary

Q.1   For how long can the Vice—President act as president when the president cannot perform his duties for reasons of death resignation, removal or otherwise? (Jharkhand PCS 2013)

(A)      5 years                                  (B)      3/2 years

(C)       1 years                                  (D)      6 Months

Ans:- (D)

In the case of a vacancy for the post of the president it should not be vacant for more than 6 months. So the vice—president can hold the office of not more than 6 months.


Q.2   In case the post of the president of India falls vacant due to his heath, resignation or removal from office, who will occupy that post? (MP. PCS 1995)

(A)      Prime Minister.                             (B)      Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

(C)       Vice—President.                           (D)      None of the above.

Ans:- (C)

Article 65(1) describes that “In the event of the occurrence of any vacancy in the office of the president by reason of his death, resignation or removal or otherwise, the vice—presidnet shall act as president until the date on which a new president elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to fill such vacancy enters upon his office.”


Q.3   In case the post of president of India falls vacant, and there is no Vice—Presidnet also, who among the following would be the acting president? (UP. PCS 2015)

(A)      Vice-Chairman of Rajya Sabha.             (B)      Attorney General of India.

(C)       Lok Sabha Speaker                                    (D)      Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Ans:- (D)

The President (discharge of functions) Act, 1969 of India provides that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) shall act as the president of India in the event of the office of both the president and vice—president being vacant. In the absence of CJI, the  senior most Judge of Supreme Court shall perform the functions of the president.


Q.4   If the position of president and vice—president are vacant, who officiates as the president of India? (B. PCS 2008)

(A)      The Prime Minister.                                 (B)      The Chief Justice of India.

(C)       The Speaker of Lok Sabha.                     (D)      None of these.

Ans:- (B)

See the explanation of above question.


Q.5   If India office of president and vice president falls vacant at one point of time, the office of the president will temporarily be held by? (UP. PCS 2014)

(A)      The Prime Minister.                     (B)      The Chief Justice of Supreme Court.

(C)       The Chief Of Armed Forces.      (D)      None of the above.

Ans:- (B)

See the explanation of the above question.


Q.6   Who is the executive head of state in India? (B. PCS 2000)

(A)      President.                                        (B)      Prime minister.

(C)       Leader of opposition.                  (D)      Chief Secretary, Government of India.

Ans:- (A)    

According to the Article 53 (1), the executive power of the union shall be vested in the president and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with the constitution.


Q.7   Which one of the following articles of the constitution vests the executive power of the union in the president? (UP. PCS 2010)

(A)      Article 51                             (B)      Article 52

(C)       Article 53                             (D)      Article 54

Ans:- (C)

See the explanation of the above question.


Q.8   All the executive power in Indian constitution are vested in? (UP. PCS 2008)

(A)      Prime Minister.                             (B)      Council of Minister.

(C)       President.                                        (D)      Parliament.

Ans:- (C)

See the explanation of the above question.


Q.9   Which of the following has been vested with the executive powers of the central government under the constitution of India? (B. PCS 1997)

(A)      President of India.                                                (B)      Prime Minister of India.

(C)       Central Cabinet.                                        (D)      All the Above.

Ans:- (A)

See the explanation of the above question.


Q.10   Given below are two statements? (UP. PCS 2010)

Assertion (A):         The executive power of the union is vested in the president of India.

Reason     (R):          The executive power is concerned with carrying on the business of the                                            Government.

In the  context of the above, which one of the following is correct?

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

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

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

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

Ans:- (B)

According to article 53 of the Indian Constitution, the executive power of the union shall be vested in the president. According to Article 77 all executive action of the government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the president Thus both Assertion (A) and Reason (R) are correct, but (R) is not the proper explanation of (A).

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