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Which one of the following duties is NOT performed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
To audit and report on all expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India
no
To audit and report on all expenditure from the Contingency Funds and Public Accounts
no
To audit and report on all trading, manufacturing, profit and loss accounts
yes
To control the receipt and issue of public money, and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer
no
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Which one of the following statements is correct? 

The Prime Minister of India....
Is free to choose his minister only from among those who are members of either House of Parliament.
no
Can choose his cabinet colleagues after due counselling by the President of India in this regard.
no
Has full discretion in the choice of persons who are to serve as ministers in his cabinet.
yes
Has only limited powers in the choice of his cabinet colleagues because of the discretionary powers vested with the President of India.
no
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Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A): The reservation of thirty-three percent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require Constitutional Amendment.

Reason (R): Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three per cent of seats they contest to women candidates without any Constitutional Amendment.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
no
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
no
A is true but R is false
no
A is false but R is true
yes
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Which one of the following subjects is under the Union List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India?
Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oilfields
yes
Agriculture
no
Fisheries
no
Public health
no
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The following items consist of two statements, one labelled as the 'Assertion (A)' and the other as 'Reason (R)'. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the code given in options:

Assertion (A): In India, every state has a High Court in its territory.
Reason (R): The Constitution of India provides for a High Court in each state.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
no
Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A
no
A is true but R is false
no
A is false but R is true
yes
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Who of the following shall cause every recommendation made by the Finance Commission to be laid before each House of Parliament?

The President of India
yes
The Speaker of Lok Sabha
no
The Prime Minister of India
no
The Union Finance Minister
no
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Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion in India:

1. There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.
2. A motion of No-Confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
1 only
no
2 only
no
Both 1 and 2
yes
Neither 1 nor 2
no
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Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State?

1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule
2. Appointing the Ministers
3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India
4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
1 and 2 only
no
1 and 3 only
yes
2, 3 and 4 only
no
1, 2, 3 and 4
no
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With reference to Indian History, the Members of the Constituent Assembly from the Provinces were.............
Directly elected by the people of those Provinces
no
Nominated by the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League
no
Elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies
yes
Selected by the Government for their expertise in constitutional matters
no
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In the Parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is.......
To allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance.
yes
To let opposition members collect information from the ministers.
no
To allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant.
no
To postpone the proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members.
no
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