UPSC Level 2 Polity Pre Quiz #13

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#1 Consider the following statements with regard to military powers of President of India: 1. The President is the supreme commander of the defence forces of India. 2. The President can declare war or conclude peace, without the approval of Parliament. 3. All important treaties and contracts are made in the President’s name. 4. He/she also appoints the heads of the armed forces. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#2 The President is empowered with the powers to grant pardons if : 1. Punishment is for offence against union law 2. Punishment is by a military court 3. Punishment is a death sentence Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#3 Consider the following: A state emergency can be imposed – 1. By Article 356 2. By Article 365. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#4 National emergency can be declared in the whole of India or a part of its territory on causes of: 1. War 2. Armed rebellion 3. An external aggression. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#5 The President is empowered to declare a national emergency only under:

#6 Consider the following statements with reference to the prime minister: The Prime Minister of India is 1. The chief of government, 2. chief advisor to the President of India, 3. head of the Council of Ministers 4. the leader of the majority party in Parliament. 5. leader of the Executive, Legislature & Judiciary branch of the Government of India. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#7 Consider the following: Conditions, which debar any eligible citizen from contesting the presidential elections are: 1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament or of a house of the legislature of any state. 2. The President shall not hold any other offce of proft. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#8 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.Union Government 77 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 (two-thirds majority of the total number of members of the originating house). Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#9 Consider the following statements: 1. Since the Indian Constitution does not provide any time limit within which the President is to declare his/ her assent or refusal, the President could exercise a pocket veto by not taking any action for an indefnite time. 2. Pocket veto was used in 1986 by the then President Zail Singh in the Postal Bill. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#10 Consider the following statements: 1. The Attorney General for India is the Indian Government’s chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the High Court. 2. He/she must be a person qualifed to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court. 3. The Attorney General is necessary for giving advice to the Government of India in legal matters referred to him/ her. 4. The Attorney General has the right of audience in all Courts in India as well as the right to vote and right to participate in the proceedings of the Parliament. Select the incorrect answer using the codes given below

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