The Citizenship -Old Year Questions

1. The citizenship provided by the Constitution of India is:

(a) Dual citizenship
(b) Single citizenship
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


2. Which Articles of the Indian Constitution are related to citizenship?

(a) Articles 3 to 10
(b) Articles 4 to 11
(c) Articles 5 to 11
(d) Articles 6 to 11

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


3. In which Part of the Constitution of India we find the provisions relating to citizenship?

(a) PART I

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


4. Which one of the following features of citizenship in India is correct?

(a) Dual Citizenship of the State and Nation
(b) Single Citizenship of a State
(c) Single Citizenship of the whole of India
(d) Dual Citizenship of India and Another country

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


5. Indian citizenship cannot be obtained by –

(a) Birth
(b) Naturalization
(c) Absorbing any part of land
(d) Depositing money in Indian Banks

[41stB.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


6. Who among the following is not eligible for registering as an overseas citizen of India cardholder under the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2015?

(a) A minor child whose parents are an Indian citizen.
(b) Spouse of foreign origin of an Indian citizen.
(c) Indian who migrated to Pakistan after partition
(d) A great-grandchild of a person who is a citizen of another country but whose grandparents were a citizen of India at the time of commencement of the Constitution.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


7. A citizen of India will lose his or her citizenship if he or she

1. renounces Indian citizenship.
2. Voluntarily acquires the citizenship of another country.
3. marries a citizen of another country.
4. criticizes the government.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1 and 4 only

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


8. Consider the following statements:

1. Article 371 A to 371 I were inserted in the Constitution of India to meet regional demands of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.
2. The Constitution of India and the United States of America envisage a dual policy (The Union and the States) but a single citizenship.
3. A Naturalized citizen of India can never be deprived of his citizenship.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 3 only
(d) 1 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


9. Which country accepted the policy of Dual Citizenship?

(a) India
(b) Canada
(c) Australia
(d) U.S.A.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


10. Who/which of the following is competent to prescribe conditions for acquisition of citizenship?

(a) Election Commission
(b) President
(c) Parliament and State Legislatures jointly
(d) Parliament

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


11. Who among the following has the exclusive power of determining the issue of citizenship in India?

(a) The Court
(b) The President
(c) Lok Sabha
(d) Central Government
(e) State Government

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S (Pre) 2013]


12. How many years does a person of Indian origin need to reside in India to become a citizen of India under the Citizenship Act, of 1955?

(a) 5 years
(b) 3 years
(c) 7 years
(d) 9 years
(e) 10 years

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S (Pre) 2013]


13. When was the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Parliament?

(a) 10 December, 2019
(b) 11 December, 2019
(c) 12 December, 2019
(d) 13 December, 2019

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


14. When was the Citizenship (Amendment) Act passed?

(a) 11th December, 2018
(b) 11th December, 2019
(c) 11th October, 2019
(d) 11th October, 2020
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[66th B.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


15. With reference to India, consider the following statements :

1. There is only one citizenship and one domicile.
2. A citizen by birth only can become the Head of State.
3. A foreigner once granted citizenship cannot be deprived of it under any circumstances.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2021]