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    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2019

    1. The Constitution of India has borrowed its federal scheme of ‘Union of
      States’ from which country?
      (A) United States of America
      (B) Canada
      (C) Ireland
      (D) Russia
    2. For the first time, which Constitutional Amendment made it clear that
      ‘State’ in clauses (a) to (e) of Article 3 of the Constitution includes ‘Union
      Territories’?
      (1966)
      (A) 17th
      (B) 18th
      (C) 19th
      (D) 20th
    3. When the name of a State is changed or a new State is created, the
      Constitution is required to be amended by the Parliament by a
      (A) simple majority as required under Articles 107and 108
      (B) majority of total members of both the Houses under Article 368.
      (C) special majority under Article 368.
      (D) special majority after obtaining the opinion of the concerned State
      Legislature under Article 3.
    4. National Capital Territory of Delhi was constituted by
      (A) Ordinance promulgated by the Lieutenant Governor.
      (B) Ordinance promulgated by the President.
      (C) 71st Amendment.
      (D) 69th Amendment.
    5. Which of the following Articles describe about the person voluntarily
      acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to be citizens?
      (A) Article 5
      (B) Article 6
      (C) Article 7
      (D) Article 8
    6. The Indian Independence Act, 1947,came into force on
      (A) 3rd June, 1947
      (B) 18th July, 1947
      (C) 26th July, 1947
      (D) 14th August, 1947
    7. The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held on
      (A) 15th August, 1947
      (B) 26th January, 1946
      (C) 9th December, 1946
      (D) 26th November, 1949
    8. By virtue of its special status, the State of Jammu & Kashmir has a
      separate
      (A) Constitution (not now)
      (B) defence force
      (C) judiciary
      (D) All of the above
    9. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on
      (A) 15th August, 1947
      (B) 25th August, 1949
      (C) 26th November, 1949
      (D) 26th January, 1950

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2018

    1. Which of the following sought to change the character of Indian
      Government from unitary to federal?
      a) Indian Council Act, 1909
      b) Government of India Act, 1935
      c) Government of India Act, 1919
      d) Indian Independence Act, 1947
    2. The Indian Constitution has borrowed the ideas of Preamble from the
      a) Canadian Constitution
      b) Italian Constitution
      c) French Constitution
      d) Constitution of USA
    3. The British, conceded the demand for partition of India under
      a) Cripps Mission
      b) Mountbatten Plan, 1947
      c) Simla Pact, 1946
      d) Cabinet Mission Plan
    4. The first session of the Constituent Assembly was held on
      a) December 9, 1946
      b) November 26, 1949
      c) August 15, 1947
      d) January 26, 1946
    5. Which of the following was not one of the features of Government of
      India Act, 1935?
      a) Bicameral legislature
      b) Dyarchy of centre and the provinces
      c) Provincial autonomy
      d) All India Federation
    6. From which of the countries, Constitution of India has adopted
      fundamental duties?
      a) USA
      b) UK
      c) Erstwhile USSR
      d) Canada
    7. The Government of India Act, 1935 vested the residuary power in the
      a) British Parliament
      b) State Legislature
      c) Federal Legislature
      d) Governor-General
    8. India has borrowed the scheme of federation i.e. ‘Union of States” from
      which country?
      a) Ireland
      b) Canada
      c) USA
      d) Russia
    9. The framers of the Constitution borrowed the concept of Directive
      principles from
      a) Constitution of Switzerland
      b) Constitution of Ireland
      c) Government of India Act, 1935
      d) Constitution of USA
    10. Which of the following Articles describe a person voluntarily acquiring
      citizenship of a foreign state not to be a citizen?
      a) Article 9
      b) Article 8
      c) Article 7
      d) Article 5
    11. The Chairman of the Constituent Assembly was
      a) C. Rajagopalachari
      b) Jai Prakash Narayan
      c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
      d) Jawaharlal Nehru
    12. The special status of Jammu & Kashmir implies the state as
      a) a separate judiciary
      b) a separate constitution
      c) a separate defense force
      d) All the above
    13. Under the Government of India Act, 1935, the Federal Court had
      a) original jurisdiction only
      b) appellate jurisdiction only
      c) advisory jurisdiction only
      d) All the above
    14. For the first time, the system of appeals from India to Privy Council in
      England was introduced by the Charter of
      (Mayor’s Courts at Calcutta, Madras & Bombay)
      a) 1608
      b) 1683
      c) 1726
      d) 1833
    15. The east India Company was established by the British Crown in the year
      a) 1600 AD
      b) 1605 AD
      c) 1726 AD
      d) 1857 AD

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2017

    1.In the Preamble of the Constitution of India the word ‘Secular’ was
    incorporated by
    (A) 1st Amendment of the Constitution of India
    (B) 15th Amendment of the Constitution of India
    (C) 27th Amendment of the Constitution of India
    (D) 42nd Amendment of the Constitution of India

    1. National Capital Territory of Delhi has been constituted by
      (1991)
      (A) 69th Amendment
      (B) 75th Amendment
      (C) 81st Amendment
      (D) 52nd Amendment
    2. The distribution of power between Centre and the States is based on
      the scheme provided in
      (A) Minto-Morley Reforms, 1909
      (B) Montagui-Chelmsford Act, 1919
      (C) Government of India Act, 1935
      (D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
    3. Under the charter of 1687, a Mayor’s Court was established at Madras.
      The Mayor had to be
      a) Elected by the Alderman and the Burgesses every year
      b) Nominated by the company
      c) Senior-most Alderman to be next year
      d) Nominated by the company on the recommendation of the outgoing
      Mayor.
    4. In the event of changing the name of the State or for creation of a new
      State, the Constitution of India is required to be amended by Parliament by
      (A) simple majority as required under Articles 107 and 108.
      (B) majority of total members of both the Houses under Article 368.
      (C) special majority under Article 368.
      (D) simple majority after obtained opinion of the concerned State
      under Article 3 of the Constitution.
    5. Which of the following legislation brought the character of Indian
      Government from ‘Unitary’ to ‘Federal’ ?
      (A) Indian Council Act, 1909
      (B) Government of India Act, 1919
      (C) Government of India Act, 1935
      (D) Indian Independence Act, 1947
    6. By which amendment Act ‘Unity of the Nation’ was substituted by ‘Unity
      and integrity of the Nation’ in the Preamble of the Constitution ?
      (A) 42nd Amendment Act, 1976
      (B) 45th Amendment Act, 1980
      (C) 44th Amendment Act, 1979
      (D) None of the above
    7. The Chairman of the Constituent Assembly was
      (A) Jawaharlal Nehru
      (B) Jai Prakash Narayan
      (C) C. Rajagopalachari
      (D) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    8. The First Commentary to the Constitution of India is written
      (1950)
      (A) Dr. D. D. Basu
      (B) Justice Vivian Bose
      (C) Dr. Bijon Kumar Mukherjee
      (D) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
    9. From which of the following Constitutions the Indian Constitution is not
      borrowed from
      (A) Constitution of USA
      (B) Constitution of Germany
      (C) Constitution of Canada
      (D) Constitution of China
    10. The Constitution 96th Amendment Act, 2011 altered the language of
      Oriya in 8th Schedule as
      (A) Oriyan
      (B) Odiya
      (C) Orriya
      (D) Odia
    11. Expression ‘socialist’ in the Preamble of the Constitution of India has
      been added by taking the views of
      (A) Marx and Laski
      (B) Marx and Gandhi
      (C) Rousseau and Gandhi
      (D) Gandhi and Hegel

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2016

    1. Indian Legislature became “bicameral” through which of the following ?
      (A) The Morley-Minto Reforms
      (B) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms
      (C) Government of India Act, 1935
      (D) Indian Councils Act, 1892
    2. Before 26 November, 1949 which among the following was the governing
      law of India ?
      (A) The Cabinet Mission Plan
      (B) Government of India Act, 1935
      (C) Government of India Act, 1919
      (D) Government of India Act, 1909
    3. The demand for a Constituent Assembly was for the first time
      authoritatively conceded by the British Government, though in an indirect
      way, through
      (A) Shimla Conference
      (B) August Offer (1940)
      (C) Wavell Plan
      (D) None of the above
    4. Which among the following best supported the idea of inclusion of
      fundamental rights in our constitution ?
      (A) Simon Commission, 1927
      (B) Nehru Committee Report, 1928
      (C) Swaraj Bill, 1895
      (D) Sapru Committee Report on Constitutional proposals, 1945
    5. Which of the following states in India is exempted from reservation for
      Scheduled Castes in Panchayati Raj institutions ?
      (83rd Amendment Act. 2000)
      (A) Rajasthan
      (B) Assam
      (C) Arunachal Pradesh
      (D) Sikkim
    6. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was not a member of which of the following committees of the constituent assembly ?
      (A) Committee on the rules of procedure
      (B) Finance and Staff Committee
      (C) Ad hoc Committee on National Flag
      (D) Order of Business Committee
    7. Choose the incorrect sentence among the following :
      (A) The objective resolution passed by Pt. Nehru was what became the
      Preamble of our constitution.
      (B) Preamble is enforceable in court of law.
      (C) Preamble of Indian constitution has been amended only once in 1976.
      (D) Jawahar Lal Nehru was the strongest advocate of socialism.
    8. The Assam Reorganization Act. 1969 created which of the following state
      / states ?
      (A) Meghalaya only
      (B) Meghalaya and Mizoram
      (C) Mizoram only
      (D) Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland
    9. Which of the following were added to the list of Union Territories in Northeastern Reorganization Act of 1971 ?
      (A) Mizoram
      (B) Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
      (C) Sikim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
      (D) Tripura and Mizoram
    10. Rajaji Formula was suggested by C. Rajagopalachari in 1944 primarily
      with a view to
      (A) resolve the political deadlock in the country.
      (B) seek the withdrawal of communal electorates.
      (C) secure greater weightage for the Congress in provincial govt.
      (D) impress on the government to withdraw from India within a year of the
      close of Second World War.
    11. Which among the following Article deals with the rights of citizenships of certain persons of Indian origin residing outside of India ?
      (A) Article 6
      (B) Article 7
      (C) Article 8
      (D) Article 9
    12. Which among the following act is the latest ?
      (A) The Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (transfer of Territories) Act.
      (B) Bihar Reorganization Act.
      (C) Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Act.
      (D) Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act.
    13. January 26, 1957 is known for which of the following ?
      (adopted on 17 November 1956)
      (A) Second parliamentary term began
      (B) Second general elections
      (C) Second five year plan terms started
      (D) Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir came into force
    14. The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent
      Assembly of India in-
      (A) July 1946
      (B) July 1950
      (C) July 1947
      (D) August 1947
    15. Which among the following is not correctly matched ?
      (A) Schedule Two – Salaries and Allowances
      (B) Schedule Five – Scheduled Areas
      (C) Schedule Six – Tribal Areas of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram
      (D) Schedule Ten – Panchayats
    16. Which of the following parts of Indian Constitution has only one article ?
      (A) Part XVII
      (B) Part XVIII
      (C) Part XIX
      (D) Part XX
    17. How many members were there in Constituent Assembly ?
      (A) 389
      (B) 395
      (C) 405
      (D) 379
    18. Which among the following pair is not correctly matched ?
      (A) Part III – Fundamental Rights.
      (B) Part XI – Relationships between the Union and States.
      (C) Part XII – Finance, Property, Contracts and Suits.
      (D) Part XIX – Amendment of the constitution.
    19. Which was the first state established on the basis of linguistic ?
      (A) U.P.
      (B) Andhra Pradesh
      (C) Tamil Nadu
      (D) Kerala

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2015

    1. Who was the chairman of the Constituent Assembly ?
      (A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
      (B) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
      (C) Rajagopalachari
      (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
    2. Name the Chairman of the Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee of the
      Constituent Assembly :
      (A) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
      (B) J. B. Kripalani
      (C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
      (D) Gopinath Bardoloi
    3. India is Union of States. This means
      (A) That the Indian federation is not the result of an agreement
      between States

      (B) That the original federation of States gave way to Sovereign Republic
      (C) That the Constituent Assembly has created the unitary State of India
      (D) That the making of the Indian Union was preceded by the prolonged
      struggle for freedom from foreign rule.
    4. Which of the following Union Territories attained statehood in February
      1987 ?
      (55th Amendment)
      (A) Arunachal Pradesh
      (B) Daman and Diu
      (C) Goa
      (D) Pondicherry
    5. What is the special constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir ?
      (A) Indian laws are not applicable
      (B) It is not part of the Indian Union
      (C) It has its own constitution
      (D) It has a separate judiciary
    6. The preamble to the Indian Constitution was amended in which year ?
      (A) 1974
      (B) 1975
      (C) 1976
      (D) 1977
    7. The 53rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution in 1986 inserted a new
      Article conferring full statehood on :
      (A) Mizoram
      (B) Tripura
      (C) Meghalaya
      (D) Nagaland
    8. The drafting committee of the Indian Constitution was formed by the
      Constituent Assembly on :
      (A) 29th August, 1947
      (B) 30th August, 1948
      (C) 29th August, 1946
      (D) 30th August, 1949
    9. The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly setup under the recommendation of :
      (A) Cabinet Mission Plan
      (B) Wavell Plan
      (C) Mountbatten Plan
      (D) Crips Mission
    10. In the National Flag which colour is used in the wheel ?
      (A) Black
      (B) White
      (C) Navy Blue
      (D) Blue
    11. Fill in the Blank :
      The Union Territories are specified in the _____
      (A) 2nd Schedule
      (B) 1st Schedule
      (C) 3rd Schedule
      (D) 4th Schedule

    WBCS Main Question Paper – 2014

    1. The Constitution of India describes India as a :
      (A) Union of states
      (B) Quasi federal
      (C) A federation of states and Union territories
      (D) Partly unitary and partly federal
    2. Which one of the following chapter provisions has been described as
      “the soul of the Constitution” ?
      (by Thakurdas Bhargav)
      (A) The chapter on Fundamental Rights
      (B) The chapter on Directive Principal of State Policy
      (C) The Preamble
      (D) The provisions regarding judicial review
    3. Which one of the following amendments added the word ‘Secular’ to the
      preamble of the Indian Constitution
      (A) 44th Amendment
      (B) 42nd Amendment
      (C) 43rd Amendment
      (D) 45th Amendment
    4. The power to form new states or change the boundaries of the existing
      states rests with
      (A) The President
      (B) The Parliament
      (C) The Election Commission
      (D) None of the above
    5. The States re-organisation Act, 1956 divided the entire country into :
      (A) 22 states and 9 union territories
      (B) 14 states and 6 union territories
      (C) 17 states and 7 union territories
      (D) Four categories of states
    6. Montagu-Chelmsford report is associated with
      (A) Govt. of India Act, 1918
      (B) Govt. of India Act, 1920
      (C) Govt. of India Act, 1930
      (D) Govt, of India Act, 1919
    7. The Constitution of India provides for :
      (A) Single citizenship
      (B) Double citizenship
      (C) Contains no provision regarding citizenship
      (D) Provides multiple citizenship
    8. The States Reorganisation Commission set up in 1953 to consider the
      demand for linguistic states, was headed by :
      (A) Saiyid Fazl Ali
      (B) K. M. Panniker
      (C) H. N. Kunzru
      (D) M. C. Mahajan

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