27 Dec 2013

Indian Political Science Quiz: 10 Questions

In this Indian Political Science Quiz, we have for you 10 fairly straightforward questions on India’s polity – mostly school level political science (civics) questions and answers. 

Q.1 The members of the Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people of India, with one exception. The President of India has the right to nominate two members of a certain community, if he feels they are not rightfully represented in the house. Which community?

Anglo-Indian community

Q.2 What kind of bills can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha (and not the Rajya Sabha)?

Money Bills

Q.3 Identify this magnificent High Court building – the oldest among India’s High Courts.

Calcutta High Court (West Bengal)

Q.4 Under whose supervision does the police force of a district work to maintain the law and order?

Collector and Magistrate of the district

Q.5 Which Indian state’s governor is vested with special powers with regards to scheduled tribe areas?

Governor of Assam

Q.6 What is the maximum number of allowed seats in a state Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha)?


Q.7 What is the minimum age for eligibility to become the Prime Minister of India?

25 years for members of Lok Sabha and 30 years for members of the Rajya Sabha

Q.8 How many states in India have a bicameral legislature – that is also have a Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) besides the Vidhan Sabha?

Six Indian states currently have a bicameral legislature:

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Bihar
  3. Maharastra
  4. Karnataka
  5. Jammu & Kashmir, and
  6. Andhra Pradesh

Q.9 Who operates the contingency fund of the state?


Q.10 Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of _____________. Fill in the blank with the appropriate answer.

the Reserve Bank of India

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