Union Government [legislature & Executive] Practice Questions Answers Test With Solutions

Question : 26 [Chhatisgarsh-PSC 2016]

Who among the following doesn’t take oath of the office?

a) Vice President

b) Prime minister

c) President

d) Speaker

Answer: (d)

Speaker does not take oath of the office.

Question : 27

Which of the following does not come under legislative control over administration?

a) Formulation of a Bill

b) Budget session

c) Zero hour

d) Adjournment motion

Answer: (b)

There are several ways in which Parliament exercises control over public administration.

Some of the important means of control are:

  • Control of administrative policies,
  • Control of appropriation,
  • Audit and report,
  • Interpolations-parliamentary questions,
  • Zero hour discussion,
  • Calling attention motions,
  • Short note discussions,
  • Adjournment motions, and
  • Debates and committees of parliament.

Question : 28

Consider the following statements:

  1. The President may be removed before the expiry of the term through impeachment.
  2. A President can be removed for violation of the Constitution of India.
  3. The process may start in either of the two houses of the Parliament.
  4. The house initiates the process by levelling the charges against the President.
  5. A resolution to impeach the President has to be passed by a special majority (the two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the originating house).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 2, 3, 4 and 5

b) 1, 2 and 4

c) 2, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Answer: (d)

It is then sent to the other house. The other house investigates the charges that have been made. During this process, the President has the right to defend himself through authorised counsel.

If the second house also approves the charges made by the special majority again, the President stands impeached and is deemed to have vacated his/her office from the date when such a resolution stands passed. Other than impeachment, no other penalty can be given to the President for the violation of the Constitution.

No president has faced impeachment proceedings so the above provisions have never been used.

Question : 29 [NDA-2017]

Consider the following statements :

  1. An amendment of the Constitution of India can be initiated by the introduction of a Bill only in the Lok Sabha.
  2. The Bill for amendment of the Constitution of India has to be passed in each House by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Only 2

b) Both 1 and 2

c) Only 1

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (a)

An amendment of the constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a bill for the purpose in either House of Parliament and not in the state legislatures.

Question : 30

Mark the correct response:

a) The President has power to remove the Prime Minister but not any of his ministers unless so advised by the Prime Minister

b) The President can remove Prime Minister the moment he loses his majority in the Lok Sabha

c) The President has power neither to remove the Prime Minister nor any of his ministers unless the Prime Minister loses the support of majority in Lok Sabha and tenders his resignation

d) The President has a power to remove any of the ministers at his pleasure

Answer: (c)


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