Q.1 The citizenship provided by the constitution of India is? (UP. PCS 1994)
(A) Dual citizenship (B) Single citizenship
(C) Both of the above (D) none of the above
|The citizenship is mentioned in part II of the constitution. The citizenship provisions are covered under Article 5 to 11 of the constitution. The constitution of India has established a single Citizenship for the whole of the country.|
Q.2 Which of the following features of citizenship in India is correct? (UP. PCS 2015)
(A) Dual citizenship of the state and Nation.
(B) Single citizenship of a state.
(C) Single citizenship of whole of India.
(D) Dual citizenship of India and another country.
|See the explanation of above question.|
Q.3 Indian Citizenship cannot be obtained by? (B. PCS 1996)
(C) Absorbing any part of land
(D) Depositing money in Indian Banks.
|According to Indian citizenship Act. 1955 as amended the citizenship may be acquired on the basis of –(1) By Birth (2) Descent (3) Registration (4) Naturalization (5)Incorporation of territory. Depositing money in Indian banks is a commercial action, not a basis to acquire citizenship as per the constitution.|
Q.4 Which country accepted the policy of dual Citizenship?
(A) India (B) Canada
(C) Australia (D) U.S.A
|The United States has accepted the principle of dual citizenship. Every citixen enjoys dual citizenship in the U.S firstly as a citizen of the U.S.A. and secondly as a citizen of the state where he resides.|
Q.5 Who/ which of the following is competent to prescribe conditions for acquisition of citizenship?
(B) Election commission
(D) Parliament and State Legislatures jointly
|Article 11 of the constitution of India declares that the parliament shall have the power to regulate the right of citizenship by making law. By exercising this power, parliament enacted citizenship Act. 1955 which gives provisions for acquisition and termination of citizenship. The Central government by exercising its power under section 18 of the citizenship Rules, 2009 and Citizenship Amendment rule, 2015.|
Q.6 Who among the following has the exclusive power of determining the issue of citizenship in India? (Chhattigarh PCS 2013)
(A) The Court
(B) The President
(C) Lok Sabha
(D) Central Government
(E) State Government
|According to Article 11, only parliament can make provisions with respect to the acquisition and termination of citizenship. Thus none of the options are correct.|
Q.7 How many years does a person of Indian origin need to reside in India to become a citizen of India under the citizenship Act.1955? (Chhattisgarh PCS 2013)
(A) 5 years
(B) 3 years
(C) 7 years
(D) 9 years
(D) 10 years
|To acquire citizenship by registration under section 5(1)(A) of citizenship Act, 1955 the person of Indian origin must be ordinarily resident in India for 7 years.|