1. Which one of the following was not proposed by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment in the area of Panchayati Raj? (a) Thirty percent seats in all elected rural local bodies will be reserved for women candidates at all level (b) The States will constitute their Finance Commissions to allocate resources to Panchayati Raj institutions (c) The Panchayati Raj functionaries will be disqualified to hold their offices if they have more than two children (d) The elections will be held in six months time if Panchayati Raj bodies are superceded or dissolved by the State government (c) Statement given under option (c) is not mentioned in 73rd amendment act. But this norm is applied in Haryana, Rajasthan, MP, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 2. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Assertion (A) : Reservation of thirty-three percent of seats for women in Parliament and State Legislature does not require any Constitutional amendment: Reason (R) : Political parties contesting elections can allocate thirty-three percent 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? (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true (d) Assertion is wrong as reservation for women in Parliament and state legislature would require a constitutional amendment 3. Which of the following are/is stated in the Constitution of India? 1. The President shall not be a member of either House of Parliament 2. The Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: (a) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) Both 1 and 2 (c) Only 1 (d) Only 2 (b) Statement 1 is correct as per provisions under Article 59. Statement 2 is correct as according to Article 79, Parliament shall consist of the President and two Houses. 4. In the following quotation, “WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity: and to promote among them all; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and the integrity of the Nation. In our Constituent Assembly this ‘X’ do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.”, ‘X’ stands for : (a) twenty-sixth day of January, 1950 (b) twenty-sixth day of November, 1949 (c) twenty-sixth day of January, 1949 (d) None of the above (b) The Constitution of India was enacted on Nov. 26, 1949 but it was commenced on Jan. 26, 1950 5. Which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection Act? (a) Second Schedule (b) Fifth Schedule (c) Eighth Schedule (d) Tenth Schedule (d) Tenth schedule was added by the 52nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1985. It provides for anti-defection law.