1.) The Constituent Assembly of India was step up under the framework of?

a.) Cripps mission (1942)

b.) Cabinet mission (1946)

c.) Simon commission (1927)

d.) None of these

Answer: b

It was M. N. Roy, a pioneer of communist movement in India and an advocate of radical democratism.  In 1935, the INC officially demanded a Constituent Assembly to frame the Constitution of India.

In 1938, Jawaharlal Nehru, on behalf the INC declared that ‘the Constitution of free India must be framed, without outside interference, by a Constituent Assembly elected on the basis of adult franchise’. The Constituent Assembly was constituted in November 1946 under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan.

2.) The Constituent Assembly of India was passed and adopted on which of the following days?

a.) 24 January, 1950

b.) 26 January, 1950

c.) 26 November, 1949

d.) 29 August, 1947

Answer: c

The Constituent Assembly had 11 sessions over two years, 11 months and 18 days. Had referred the constitutions of about 60 countries for 114 days. The total expenditure incurred was 64 lakh.

On January 24, 1950, the Constituent Assembly held its final session. It, however, did not end, and continued as the provisional parliament of India from January 26, 1950 till the formation of new Parliament after the first general elections in 1951–52.

3.) The provisions in the Constitution of India like Constitutional Amendment can be done by 2/3rd majority in Parliament  and election of the members of Rajya Sabha on the basis of proportional representation are incorporated form ?

a.) Government of India Act, 1935

b.) Britain

c.) Weimer Constitution of Germany

d.) Constitution of South Africa

Answer: d

The Parliament is vested with the powers to amend the Constitution by way of addition, variation or repeal of any provision. The major part of the Constitution can be amended by the Parliament with special majority, that is, a majority (that is, more than 50 per cent) of the total membership of each House and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting in each House.

4.) Which of the following is / are correct statements?

  1. The first sitting of the Union parliament was held in 1952
  2. The idea of concurrent list has been borrowed from Australia
  3. Salaries of Judges of Supreme Court are drawn from Consolidated Fund of India

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

a.) Only 1 & 2

b.) Only 2 & 3

c.) Only 1 & 3

d.) 1, 2 & 3

Answer: D

The first sitting of the Union parliament was held in May, 1952. The idea of concurrent list has been borrowed from Australia. Salaries of Judges of Supreme Court are drawn from Consolidated Fund of India.

5.) Which of the following was also called as Constitution of Commonwealth of India by some scholars?

a.) Government of India Act 1935

b.) Nehru Report

c.) Objective Resolution

d.) Resolution by Swaraj Party in 1924

Answer: B

All powers of Government and all authority-legislative, executive and judicial are derived from the people and the same shall be exercised in the commonwealth of India through the organizations, established by or under and in accord with, this constitution.

This above para from Nehru report inspired some scholars call it the Constitution of Commonwealth of India.

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