Constitution & History related Questions for PA/SA Exam 2014

1. The Constituent Assembly was set up under
(A)the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946
(B)under the Indian Independence Act 1947
(C)under a resolution of the Provisional Government
(D)by the Indian National Congress

2. Which consitutional amendment introduced the anti defection provisions in the Indian constitution for the first time
(A)51st amendment
(B)52nd amendment
(C)53rd amendment
(D)54th amendment

3. The constitution of India provides for
(A)single citizenship
(B)duel citizenship
(C)multiple citizenship
(D)contains no provisions regarding citizenship

4. The constitution of India has given the executive power of the Union Government in
(A)the President
(B)the prime minister
(C)the council of ministers
(D)all the above

5. Who was appointed as the Prime Minister in the interim council of minister (1946)
(A)Dr. BR Ambedkar
(B)KM Munshi
(C)JL Nehru
(D)none of the above

6. Which of the following offices has not been provided by the constitutionof India
(A)Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
(B)Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
(C)Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly
(D)Deputy Prime Minister

7. The Supreme Court of India was set up
(A)by the constitution
(B)under the Indian Independence Act 1947
(C)through an Act of Parliament in 1950
(D)under the Government of India Act 1935

8. The constitution of India describes India as a
(A)Union of states
(B)a federation
(C)a confederation
(D)a quasi-federal

9. Who among the following Hindu religious teachers was called to the Ibadat Khana of Emperor Akbar?
(A)Hari Vijaya Suri
(C)Banuchandra Upadhayya
(D)Vijaya Sen Suri

10. The principle that distinguishes Jainism from Buddhism is the
(A)Practice of the eight-fold path
(B)Rejection of the infallibility of the Vedas
(C)Belief in rebirth
(D)Attribution of a soul to all beings and things

11. The Indus Valley people were familiar with the use of
(A)Tin, copper and iron
(B)Tin, lead and copper
(C)Copper and lead
(D)Copper alone

12. The first Governor-General of India was appointed under the provisions of the Act of

13. The founder of the Pala dynasty of Bengal was

14. Consider the following statements regarding the Arab conquest of Sindh
1. It did not prove to be permanent
2. It was adequately supported by the Caliphs
3. It lasted for about three centuries
Which of these statements are correct?
(A)1, 2 and 3
(B)1 and 2
(C)2 and 3
(D)1 and 3

15. Consider the following events
1. Siraj-ud-Daulah’s invasion of the British factory at Kasimbazar
2. Black Hole Tragedy
3. Battle of Plassey
4. Treaty of Alinagar
The correct chronological sequence of these events is
(A)1, 2, 3, 4
(B)1, 2, 4, 3
(C)3, 4, 1, 2
(D)3, 4, 2, 1


1. (A)the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946
2. (B)52nd amendment
3. (A)single citizenship
4. (A)the President
5. (C)JL Nehru
6. (D)Deputy Prime Minister
7. (A)by the constitution
8. (A)Union of states
9. (B)Purushottama
10. (D)Attribution of a soul to all beings and things
11. (B)Tin, lead and copper
12. (A)1773
13. (B)Gopala
14. (B)1 and 2
15. (B)1, 2, 4, 3

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