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LEGAL GK 3

1. the East India Company was established by the British Crown in the year

a) 1857 ad
b) 1600 ad
c) 1605 ad
d) 1757 ad

Ans. b

1. the East India Company commenced its company business in 1612 at
a) satara
b) surat
c) mysore
d) awadh

Ans. b

1. 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
d) nominated by the company on the recommendation of the outgoing mayor

Ans. a

1. the main objective of the regulation act, 1773 were to
a) bring the management of the company under the control of the British Parliament & the British Crown
b) introduce reforms in the company’s government in India
c) provide remedies against illegalities and anarchy committed by the company’s servants in India
d) all of the above

ans. d

1. for the 1st time the system of appeals from India to Privy Council in England was introduced by the charter of
a) 1608
b) 1683
c) 1726
d) 1833

Ans. c

1. under which plan separation between revenue and judicial function was maintained
a) plan of 1772
b) plan of 1774
c) plan of 1780
d) plan of 1782

Ans. c

1. in Raja Nand Kumar trial, nand kumar was charged for the crime of forgery and was hanged in the year 1775. he was sentenced to death under the act of
a) 1726
b) 1724
c) 1728
d) 1753

Ans. c

1. the regulation act empowered the british crown to establish a supreme court at calcutta by issuing a charter in 1774. it also led
a) the abolition of mayor’s court n Calcutta
b) to confer civil, criminal, admiralty, ecclesiastical jurisdiction on the supreme court
c) both a & b
d) to establish court of record at other two Presidency towns viz., Bombay & Madras

Ans. c

1. what is the meaning of ‘lex loci’
a) law of land
b) sovereignty is essential for enacting laws
c) law of the land is supreme
d) crown has supreme authority

Ans. a

1. lord Cornwallis introduced the ‘ Cornwallis code’ in 1793. what are the true effects of this code
a) the collector was to collect the revenue only
b) the magesterial powers of the collection of revenue were taken away
c) the court fees were abolished
d) all of the above

Ans. d

1. the plan of 1772 under the territories of Bihar, Bengal and Orissa were divided in districts and in each district a collector was appointed. Such plan was drafted under the chairmanship of
a) lord clive
b) lord Cornwallis
c) warren hastings
d) lord William betick

Ans. c

1. the charter of 1753 was introduced to reform some of the provisions of the charter of 1726. one of the most important provisions was
a) establishment of the court of admirality
b) establishment of the court of revenue
c) establishment of the mayor’s court
d) none of the above

Ans. b

1. the transfer of the company’s government to the british crown was proclaimed by Queen Victoria just after the ‘sepoy mutiny’. It was declared on
a) 1st oct, 1857
b) 1st oct, 1858
c) 1st oct, 1859
d) 1st dec, 1859

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Ans. b

1. one of the following was not one of the main objectives of the Indian Council Act, 1909
a) increase the size of legislative council
b) enlarge the functions of the legislative council
c) secure the support of the moderate section in the Indian national congress
d) decrease in proportion of the elected members

Ans. d

1. the simon commission placed the recommendation regarding diarchy which had to be abolished in the provinces and also proposed enlargement of the provincial legislature. It was appointed in the year
a) 1927
b) 1929
c) 1928
d) 1931

Ans. a

1. which one of the following act made the central legislature a bicameral i.e, the council of states and the legislative assembly
a) government of India Act, 1909
b) government of India Act, 1919
c) government of India Act, 1935
d) none of the above

Ans. b

1. under the government of India act, 1935, the federal court had
a) original jurisdiction only
b) appellate jurisdiction only
c) original, appellate & advisory jurisdictions
d) advisory jurisdiction only

Ans. c

1. quit India revolution was declared by the indian national congress after the failure of the
a) cripps mission
b) august offer
c) Wavell plan
d) None of the above

Ans. a

1. one of the following statements was not made among the simon commission’s recommendation
a) dyarchy to be abolished in the provinces
b) reconstitution of central legislature
c) establishment of the provincial public service commission for all provinces
d) Indian council is not needed to advice the secretary of state for India

Ans. d

1. by the government of the India act, 1919, diarchy was introduced in the provinces and the federal subjects were divided into 2 pair: reserved and transferred. Reserved subjects included
a) ecclesiastical affairs, public accounts, defence & tribal affairs
b) external affairs, ecclesiastical affairs, defence & tribal affairs
c) external affairs, public accounts, defence & tribal affairs
d) ecclesiastical affairs, public accounts, defence and external affairs

Ans. b

1. quit India movement was declared by the india national congress in Bombay session of ACCC on
a) aug 8, 1942
b) aug 9, 1945
c) july 18, 1947
d) none of the above

Ans. a

1. the plan of lord mountbatten was accepted by the congress and the muslim league. The british parliament enacted the Indian independence act, 1947. it got royal assent on
a) 3 june, 1947
b) 4 july, 1947
c) 15 july, 1947
d) 18 july, 1947

Ans. d

1. the cabinet mission (1946) did not propose that
a) the union constitution be jointly settled by the entire constituent assembly including representatives of the states
b) there were to be three groups- hindu majority provinces, muslim majority provinces, Bengal & assam
c) the union of india would comprise british india & states
d) the provinces couldnot opt out of their respective groups

ans. d

1. which one of the following made the Indian legislature bicameral
a) Indian councils act, 1909
b) Government of india act, 1919
c) Government of india act, 1935
d) Indian independence act, 1947

Ans. b

1. the first attempt at introducing a representative and popular element in administration was made by
a) Indian councils act, 1900
b) Indian councils act, 1909
c) Government of india act, 1935
d) Indian councils act, 1919

Ans. b

1. the government of india act, 1935 vested the residuary power in the
a) british parliament
b) federal legislature
c) state legislature
d) governor-general

ans. d

1. which of the following was not one of the features of the government of india act, 1935
a) provincial autonomy
b) dyarchy of centre & the provinces
c) bicameral legislature
d) all india federation

ans. b

1. the first session of the constituent assembly was held on
a) 9 dec, 1946
b) 26 nov, 1949
c) 15 aug, 1947
d) 26 jan, 1946

Ans. a

1. which one of the following aimed at providing a federal structure for india
a) Indian council act, 1909
b) Montague-chelmsford reforms act, 1919
c) Charter act, 1831
d) Government of india act, 1935

Ans. d

1. what was the main stipulation of government of india act, 1935
a) a federation was suggested
b) unitary reform of government was recommended
c) complete independence was guaranteed
d) dyarchy was made applicable in provincial level

ans. c

1. for the first time a bid to bring about centralization in the legislative field was made under
a) act of 1900
b) act of 1919
c) Indian councils acts, 1861
d) Charter act of 1833

Ans. d

1. the amendment procedure laid down in the constitution of India is on the pattern of
a) government of india act, 1935
b) government of india act, 1947
c) constitution of USA
d) constitution of UK

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ans. a

1. the system of the ‘double government’ system was declared by the
a) charter act of 1813
b) charter act of 1833
c) act of 1858
d) act of 1909

ans. c

1. from which of the countries India has adopted fundamental duties
a) USA
b) CANADA
c) ERSTWHILE USSR
d) UK

Ans. c

1. the India constitution has borrowed the ideas of preamble from the
a) Italian constitution
b) Canadian constitution
c) French constitution
d) Constitution of USA

Ans. d

1. which of the following sought to change the character of the Indian government from unitary to federal
a) government of india act, 1935
b) government of india act, 1919
c) Indian council act, 1909
d) Indian independence act, 1947

Ans. a

1. the main recommendation of the cabinet commission include
a) formation of federal union consisting of british Indian provinces and Indian states
b) a constituent assembly to frame a constitution for India
c) an interim government consisting of representatives of various political parties
d) all of the above

ans. d

1. which of the following acts provided for setting up of a board of control in which the british government could fully control the british east india company’s civil, military & revnue affairs in India
a) regulating act of 1773
b) pitt’s india act, 1784
c) charter act of 1833
d) government of india act, 1858

ans. b

1. the plan of Stafford crips envisaged that after the 2nd world war
a) india should be granted complete independence
b) india should be partitioned into two before granting independence
c) india should be made a republic with the condition that she will join the commonwealth
d) india should be given dominion status

ans. d

1. the act in which for the 1st time statutory rules were framed to separate provincial subjects from the central subjects was the
a) government of india act, 1935
b) government of india act, 1919
c) Indian council act, 1909
d) Indian council act, 1892

Ans. c

1. under which one of the following acts was the communal electorate system introduced by the british in india for the 1st time
a) government of india act, 1919
b) government of india act, 1909
c) Indian council act, 1861
d) Indian council act, 1892

Ans. b

1. in the federation established by the act of 1935, residuary powers were given to
a) federation legislature
b) provincial legislature
c) governor general
d) provincial governors

ans. c

1. which of the following are the principal features of government of India act, 1919
1. introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
2. introduction of separate communal electorate for muslims
3. devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces
4. expansion & reconstruction of central and provincial legislature
codes.
a) 1,2 & 3
b) 1,2 & 4
c) 2, 3 & 4
d) 1, 3 & 4

Ans. d

1. 1st attempt at introducing a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through
a) Indian council act, 1861
b) Indian council act, 1892
c) Indian council act, 1909
d) Government india act, 1919

Ans. c

1. which of the following proved to be the most short lived of all the british constitutional experiments in India
a) government of india acts, 1919
b) Indian councils act, 1909
c) Pitt’s india act, 1784
d) Government of india act, 1935

Ans. b

1. which one of the following acts formally introduced the principles of election for the first time
a) Indian council act, 1909
b) Government of india act, 1919
c) Government of india act, 1935
d) Indian independence act, 1947

Ans. a

1. Which of the following acts gave representation to Indians for the 1st time in the legislature
a) Indian council act, 1909
b) Indian councils act, 1919
c) Government of india act, 1935
d) None of the above

Ans.c

1. the crown took the government of india into its own hands by
a) charter act,1833
b) government of india act, 1858
c) Indian council act, 1861
d) Government of india act, 1935

Ans. b

Part b ( preamble)
1. in which case it was held by the supreme court that ‘ preamble is the basic feature of the constitution’ ?
a) in re: golaknath case
b) in re: maneka Gandhi
c) in re: swarn singh
d) in re: keshwananda bharti

ans. d

1. in which case the supreme court held that the preamble is not the part of the constitution?
a) A.k gopalan case
b) Berubari case
c) Minerva mills case
d) A.k anotony case

Ans. b

1. preambleless statute is a rare occurrence. But there are some statutes which do not have a preamble. Which of the following statutes has no preamble
a) government of india act,1935
b) government of india act, 1919
c) the british north America act
d) constitution of Switzerland

ans. a

1. sovereignty under constitution belongs to
a) the president
b) the parliament
c) the people
d) the executant, judiciary & legislature

ans. c

1. the Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent assembly on
a) 25th aug, 1949
b) 26th nov, 1949
c) 26th jan, 1950
d) 15th aug, 1947

Ans. b

1. the preamble of the constitution of India envisages that
a) it shall stand part of the constitution
b) it could be abrogated or wiped out from the constitution
c) it does not acknowledge, recognize or proclaim anything about the constitution
d) it has separate entity in the constitution

ans. a

1. in preamble of the constitution equality of status and opportunity refers to
a) public services & public matters only
b) social, political and economic affairs
c) social & economic affairs
d) both a & b

ans. d

1. expression socialist in the preamble has been added by taking the views of
a) marx & laski
b) marx & Gandhi
c) rousseau & Gandhi
d) Gandhi & hegal

Ans. b

1. which of the following statement is correct
a) preamble is a key to the understanding of the minds of founding fathers
b) preamble embodies the ideals, hopes, faith & aspirations of the people
c) preamble embodies the intentions of the founding fathers & objectives of th constitution
d) preamble of the constitution has no importance. It is no more than an introduction to constitution

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ans. d

1. the word socialist secular & unity and integrity of the nation were made to our constitution by
a) 42nd amendment of the constitution
b) 44th amendment of the constitution
c) 46th amendment of the constitution
d) None of the above

Ans. a

1. which one of the following statements is correct
a) preamble of the constitution is the part of the constitution and can be amended under the art 368
b) preamble of the constitution is not a part of the constitution & cannot be amended
c) preamble of the constitution is the part of the constitution & can be amended only if a no change in the basic structure is made
d) preamble can be amended by a parliament simply by an objective resolution

ans. c

1. the preamble of our constitution is solemnly resolved to secure to its people
a) justice, social, economic & political; liberty of thought, expression belief, faith & worship & equality of status & opportunity
b) fundamental rights & duties
c) civil, political & economic fundamental rights
d) parliamentary form of government

ans. a

1. the resolution in the preamble of our constitution is made in the name of
a) people of india
b) constituent assembly of free india
c) constitution of india
d) Indian independence act, 1947

Ans. a

1. the preamble to our constitution proclaims that ‘we, the people of India have established
a) a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic
b) a sovereign, democratic, republic
c) a sovereign, secular, democratic, socialist, republic
d) a secular, socialist, democratic, sovereign, republic

ans. a

1. which one of the following is correct
a) the preamble enumerates the purpose and the objectives that the legislation intended to achieve
b) preamble reflects the intention of the members of the constituent assembly
c) the preamble codifies the regular measures to the citizens
d) envisages only liberty in all spheres

ans. a

1. the word socialist I preamble, aims to
a) eliminate inequality in economic & political status
b) eliminate inequality in political & religious affairs
c) eliminate inequality in income & status & standards of life
d) eliminate class based society

ans. c

1. which one of the following statements is correct
a) the constitution gives more importance to the society as a whole
b) the constitution is the individual centric or individual oriented
c) the constitution is social-economic pattern of the society but ignores the individual
d) the constitution has not ignored individual but has endeavoured to harmonise the individual interest with permanent interest of the community

ans.d

1. in the case of Golak Nath v. stae of Punjab, it was remarked that our ‘preamble contains in a nutshell its ideals and aspirations’. Who was the judge
a) Mathew, j.
b) Krishna iyer, j
c) Subba rao, j
d) H.r khanna, j

Ans. c

1. the chairman of the constituent assembly was
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Jai Prakash Narayan
c) C. rajgopalachari
d) Dr. rajendra Prasad

Ans. d

1. the chairman of the drafting committee of the constitution was
a) DR. B.R AMBEDKAR
b) K.M. MUNSHI
c) SIR A. KRISHNA IYER
d) DR RAJENDRA PRASAD

Ans. a

1. faternity mans a sense of common brotherhood to all Indians and is the principle which gives unity & solidarity to social life. It was said by
a) DR RAJENDRA PRASAD
b) DR. B.R AMBEDKAR
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
d) C. rajgopalachari

Ans. b

1. the words social justice in the preamble of the constitution, aims the primary duty of the state
a) to make sure that justice was not based on caste , community, race or religion
b) to work for creating a fruitful environment where a reasonable attitude towards social relations strengthened
c) both a & b
d) none of the above

ans. c

1. the words socialist & secular were inserted in the preamble by
a) 15th amendment of the constitution
b) 39th amendment of the constitution
c) 42nd amendment of the constitution
d) 44th amendment of the constitution

Ans. c

1. which of the pairs is correctly matched
a) republic head of the state is hereditary monarch
b) sovereign constitution rests on people’s will
c) democratic constitution does not recognize legal supremacy of another
country
d) secular state is without any religion of its own

ans. d

1. though the major part of the constitution of india came into force on Jan 26, 1950, the provision relating to citizenship, elections, provincial parliament and temporary and transitional provisions came into force with immediate effect, from
a) 15 AUG, 1949
b) 30 JUNE, 1948
c) 26 NOV, 1949
d) 26 JUNE, 1950

Ans. c

1. preamble of our constitution is of extreme importance and the constitution should be read and interpreted in the light of the grand and noble vision expressed in the preamble. Justice Sikri expressed the above opinion in the case of
a) in re: beru bari union
b) keshavananda bharti v. state of kerela
c) a.k gopalan v. state of madras
d) in re: kerela education bill

ans. b

1. in accordance with the text of the constitution a reasonable restriction in the interest of the sovereignty & integrity of india can b imposed on the right to
a) freedom of speech & expression
b) move freely throughout the territory of India
c) reside and settle in any part of territory of India
d) carry on any occupation, trade or business

ans. a

1. consider the following statements
the Indian constitution is
1. unwritten constitution
2. written constitution
3. largely based on government of india act, 1935
a) 2 & 1 are correct
b) 2 & 3 are correct
c) 3 & 1 are correct
d) 2 & 1 are correct

Ans. b

1. democracy and federalism are essential features of our constitution and basic feature of its structure. This observation was made in S.R Bommai case by
a) J.A.M AHMADI
b) J.J.S VERMA
c) J.P.B. SAWANT
d) J.S.R PANDIAN

Ans. c

1. the text of the preamble of the constitution of India aims to secure
a) fundamental rights to all individuals
b) fundamental duties to citizen of India
c) dignity of the individual and unity and integrity of the nation
d) security of service to government servant

ans. c

1. in tinsukia electricity company v. state of assam , the supreme court pointed out the term socialist used in the preamble to the constitution of india, means state whose basic policy is to
a) prohibit concentration of wealth and distribute equitability the natural resources
b) prohibit equitability the natural resources
c) distribute equitability the natural resources
d) prohibit concentration of wealth & uplift the living standard of the people

ans. c

1. the preamble to the constitution of india secures ‘ justice , liberty, equality & faternity’ to
a) all persons
b) those who reside within the territory of india
c) al citizens
d) those citizens who reside within the territory of india

ans. c

1. ‘justice, social, economic and political’ is:
a) guaranteed by fundamental rights in the constitution of india
b) guaranteed to the people by the writs issued by the supreme court of india
c) an idea enshrined in the preamble to the constitution of india
d) a directive principle of state policy taken into account making enactments

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ans. c

1. consider the following statements with reference to the term ‘secularism’
1. secularism mans the state has no recognized religion of state
2. secularism means that the state treats all the religions equally
3. secularism means that the state regulates the relation of man with god
which of these statements are correct?
a) 1,2 & 3
b) 1 & 2
c) 2 & 3
d) 1 & 3

Ans. b

1. the concept of directive principle of state policy is borrowed from
a) germany
b) france
c) Ireland
d) Usa

Ans. c

1. India has borrowed the scheme of federation i.e, ‘ union of states’ from which country?
a) USA
b) RUSSIA
c) IRELAND
d) CANADA

Ans. d

1. which of the following said that “ in any event, whatever system of government we may establish here must fit in with the temper of the people and be acceptable to them”
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Dr. B. r ambedkar
c) D.D Basu
d) M.V Pylee

Ans. a

1. by which amendment act ‘ unity of the nation’ was substituted by the ‘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

Ans. a

1. who among the following said that ‘ the new constitution establishes, indeed a system of government which is at the most quasi-federal, almost devolutionary in character: a unitary state with subsidiary federal features rather than the federal state with unitary feature’.
a) DR KC WHEARE
b) SUBASH KASHYAP
c) DR B.R AMBEDKAR
d) DR RAJENDRA PRASAD

Ans. a

1. is the preamble a part of the constitution?
a) it is the part of the constitution
b) it is not the part of constitution
c) still this qstn is to be decided by the court
d) none of the above

ans. a

1. which of the following feature is not borrowed from the united kingdom?
a) the cabinet system of government
b) the parliamentary type of government
c) bicameral parliament
d) written constitution

ans. d

1. the feature power of judicial review borrowed from which of the following country?
a) UK
b) USA
c) IRELAND
d) CANADA

Ans. b

Part c( citizenship)
1. the parliament passed the citizenship amendment act, 2003( assented in Jan 2004) which provides the overseas citizenship to the people of Indian Origin in
a) 12 specified countries
b) 16 specified countries
c) 18 specified countries
d) 20 specified countries

Ans. b

1. which of the following articles describe about the person voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign state not to be citizens
a) art 5
b) art 8
c) art 7
d) art 9

ans. d

1. under the Indian constitution it was held in the case pradeep v. union of india
a) there is only one domicile of the country
b) there are 2 domicile of the union as well as the state
c) in case of jammu & Kashmir, there are two domiciles, one of the union & other of the state
d) both a & c

ans. a

part d ( fundamental rights & the state)
1. the fundamental right secured to the individual are
a) limited to the state action only
b) meant to protect against the conduct of private persons
c) meant to protect persons against police action
d) all of the above are correct

ans. a

1. in the light of the definition of ‘state’ which are not states
a) Indian statistical institute
b) Institute of constitution & parliamentary affair
c) Council of scientific & industrial affair
d) Prathama bank

Ans. b

1. for the purpose of fundamental rights an authority must come within the definition of ‘state’. Which of the following are not state
a) ongc
b) industria

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