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Indian Polity Questions for UPSC

Polity Questions asked in UPSC: PREAMBLE AND EVOLUTION OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

Polity Questions Answers for UPSC
Questions
Answers
Who is the person fondly known as the Chief Architect of the Indian Constitution?
 Dr B. R. Ambedkar
First attempt in world to constitute a Constituent Assembly to frame a Constitution was made by
 America
The first attempt by Indians to write a Constitution to India was done by a Committee headed by Motilal Nehru, which is known as
 Nehru Report
The idea of the Constitution of India was flashed for the first time by
M. N. Roy
The plan of setting up of a Constituent Assembly to draw up the future Constitution of India was given by
 The Cabinet Mission Plan
The members of the Constituent Assembly were
 Elected by Provincial Assemblies
Which of the following word was added into the Preamble of the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment Act, 1976?
 Socialist
From which Constitution was a concept of a 5-year plan borrowed into our Constitution?
USSR
The procedure of Amendment to the Constitution is borrowed from the Constitution Of
South Africa
Which country is the best example for the Federal and Unitary Governments?
 America and Britain
Which of the following is not a Democratic Institution of the Rig Vedic era?
 Grama
During Medieval India, which kings first established ‘Local Self-Government’?
 Cholas
The East India Company was established in the year
 1600
Which Charter empowered the British Governors of Presidencies to make Bye-Laws, Rules, Regulations in conformity with the British laws?
Charter of 1726
Who started Dual Government in Bengal?
 Robert Clive
Who is the first Governor General of Bengal?
 Warren Hastings
Which is the first written document in the Constitutional History of India?
The Regulating Act, 1773
Which Act created for the first time in India ‘Government of India’?
 Charter Act of 1833
Which Act created the first ‘The Supreme Court’?
 The Regulating Act, 1773
First Law Commission was appointed in India for codification of laws under the Chairmanship of
Lord Macaulay
Which Act made the beginning of a Parliamentary System in India?
 Charter Act of 1853
Under which of the following Act, the Crown of England took the affairs of the Government of India into its own hands?
Government of India Act, 1858
The Governor General of India was also the representative of British Crown to the Princely States in India and hence was known as the
 Viceroy of India
Which Act for the first time gave an opportunity for Indians to enter into the sphere of Legislature?
Indian Councils Act, 1861
Which Act made the beginning of Electoral System in India?
Government of India Act, 1858
Which of the following Act made the Indian Legislature Bicameral for the first time?
Government of India Act, 1919
The famous Dandi March laid by Gandhiji was against
Salt Tax
Which proposal was referred as ‘Post Dated Cheque’?
The Cripps Proposal
Indian National Congress started ‘Quit India Movement’ after the failure of
Cripps Mission
Gandhiji gave a call to all Indians ‘Do or Die’, which is popularly known as
Quit India Movement
Which Plan rejected the demand for the independent Pakistan?
Cabinet Mission Plan
Partition of British India into two independent nations India and Pakistan was done according to
Mountbatten Plan
The Federal features of the Indian Government was introduced by the
Government of India Act, 1935
Which feature was borrowed by the Indian Constitution from the British Constitution?
Law making procedure, Parliamentary System of Government, Rule of Law
The Constitution supports
 Rule of Law

In Britain, Parliament is supreme; accordingly which among the following is supreme in India?
Constitution
The Government of India Act 1935 provided for the
Establishment of Federal Court, Diarchy at Center, Provincial autonomy
The Act of 1935 abolished
Diarchy in the Provinces
The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly set up
Under the Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946
The Constituent Assembly of India was created as per the proposal of
Cabinet Mission
In which year did the Cripps Mission come to India?
1942
The Constituent Assembly set up under the Cabinet Mission Plan had a strength of
389
The strength of the Constituent Assembly, after the withdrawal of the Muslim League, was reduced to
299
How many Committees were set up by the Constituent Assembly for framing the Constitution?
 13
Who of the following acted as the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly?
B. N. Rau
Demand for a Constitution, framed by a Constituent Assembly was made by
Gandhiji
The idea of a Constituent Assembly to frame a Constitution for India was first mooted by
Swaraj Party in 1928
Who started with the presentation of the ‘Objective Resolution’ on 22.01.1947?
Jawaharlal Nehru
When was the ‘Objective Resolution’ moved and adopted?
13.12.1946 and 22.01.1947
The Members of the Constituent Assembly were
Elected by Provincial Assemblies

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