Constituent Assembly and making of the Constitution – Old Year Questions

1. The idea of the Preamble has been borrowed from Indian Constitution from the Constitution of –

(a) Italy
(b) Canada
(c) France
(d) U.S.A.

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


2. The concept of “A Union of States in the Indian Constitution” has been derived from:

(a) The American Declaration of Independence
(b) The Australian Constitution
(c) The British North-American Act
(d) The Swiss Constitution

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


3. In Indian political system which one is supreme?

(a) The Supreme Court
(b) The Constitution
(c) The Parliament
(d) Religion

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013, 45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


4. The concept of ‘Judicial Review’ in India has been adopted from the Constitution of –

(a) U.K
(b) U.S.A.
(c) U.S.S.R.
(d) Australia

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


5. Given below are two statements:

Assertion (A): The scope of Judicial review is limited in India.
Reason (R): The Indian constitution has some borrowed items.

Select the right answer from the code given below:

Code :
(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the right explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the right explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
(d) (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.

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


6. The feature of the Federal system of the Indian Constitution is inspired by the constitution of:

(a) Canada
(b) United Kingdom
(c) U.S.A.
(d) Ireland

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


7. Indian Federalism is based on the pattern of which country?

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

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


8. The Indian Parliamentary System is different from the British Parliamentary System in that India has:

(a) Both a real and a nominal executive
(b) A system of collective responsibility
(c) Bicameral legislature
(d) The system of judicial review

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


9. The system of judicial review exists in

(a) India only
(b) U.S.A only
(c) India and the U.S.A.
(d) U.K. only

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


10. Which of the following characteristics is common between the Federal system of India and America?

(a) A Single Citizenship
(b) Three lists in the Constitution
(c) Dual Judicial System
(d) A Federal Supreme Court for Interpretation of the Constitution

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


11. Which of the following statements is true?

(a) The Federal form of Government is in the United States of America.
(b) The government of India is federal and unitary.
(c) The government of France is of federal form.
(d) The Prime Minister of Pakistan is appointed by the people.

[38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1992]


12. The Concurrent List included in the Indian Constitution is given by

(a) The Soviet Union
(b) Australia
(c) Italy
(d) Canada

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


13. The idea of a Concurrent List in the Indian Constitution has been borrowed from-

(a) U.S.A.
(b) Switzerland
(c) Australia
(d) U.S.S.R.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


14. The concept of ‘the Directive Principles of State Policy’ in the Indian Constitution has been adopted from the Constitution of –

(a) France
(b) Ireland
(c) Japan
(d) U.S.S.R.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


15. The Indian Constitution has taken a certain feature of the Constitution of other countries, which country has contributed to the framing of the ‘Directive Principles of State Policy’?

(a) France
(b) Ireland
(c) Japan
(d) U.S.A.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004]


16. In giving representation to talent, experience, and service in the composition of the Council of States, the Constitution makers of India were influenced by the example of –

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


17. Match List I and List II and give the correct answer by using the code given below

List- 1 List- II
Feature of Constitution  Borrowed from which of India
A. Fundamental Rights 1. United Kingdom
B. Parliamentary System 2. United States
C. Emergency Provisions 3. Ireland
D. Directive Principles of State Policy
4. Germany
  5. Canada

Code :

(a) 2 4 5 1
(b) 5 1 3 4
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 1 2 4 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


18. Match List-I with List-II and identify the correct answer from the code given below :

List- 1 List- II
Constitutional Provision Source
A. Fundamental Rights i. British Constitution
B. Directive Principles of State Policy ii. Canadian Constitution
C. Cabinet Government ii. Irish Constitution
D. Union-State Relations iv. U.S. Bill of Rights

Code :

(a) iv iii ii i
(b) iv ii iii i
(c) iv i iii ii
(d) iv iii i ii
(e) i iii i iv

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2013]


19. Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched?

(Provisions)                                      (Sources)

(a) Fundamental Rights                         – USA
(b) Directive Principles of State Policy – Ireland
(c) Residual Powers of Center                  – Australia
(d) Emergency Powers                             – Germany

U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021


20. Match List- 1 with List- II by using the code given below-

List- 1 List- II
Constitutional Provision Source
A. Rule of Law 1. Australia
B. Procedure established 2. England by Law
C. Reserving of bill by Governor for President’s consideration 3. Japan
D. Concurrent List 4. Canada

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 2 3 4 1

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


21. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

List-I List-II
A. Directive Principles of State Policy 1. Australia
B. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada
C. Concurrent List for Union-State Relations 3. Ireland
D. India as a Union of States with greater powers than the Union 4. United Kingdom
  5. United States of America

Code :

(a) 5 4 1 2
(b) 3 5 2 1
(c) 5 4 2 1
(d) 3 5 1 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


22. The idea of Fundamental Rights was borrowed from the constitution of :

(a) U.S.A.
(b) Canada
(c) Britain
(d) Russia

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


23. The concept of Fundamental Duties has been taken from-

(a) American Constitution
(b) British Constitution
(c) Russian (Former Soviet Union) Constitution
(d) French Constitution

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2004]


24. Assertion (A): The Constitution of India has become the longest one.
Reason (R): The chapter on Fundamental Rights has been borrowed from the model of American Constitution.

Choose the correct answer using the code given below.

Code :
(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.

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


25. The concept of Fundamental Rights, as incorporated in the Indian Constitution has been adopted from-

(a) France
(b) Britain
(c) United States of America
(d) Russia

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


26. The idea of Fundamental Rights is adopted from the Constitution of-

(a) Britain
(b) Ireland
(c) Canada
(d) America

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A (Pre) 2010]


27. Who was the first nominated Deputy Chairman of the Constituent Assembly?

(a) T.T. Krishnamachari
(b) V.T. Krishnamachari
(c) H.C. Mukherjee
(d) Frank Anthony

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


28. The tradition of the written Constitution began from which of the following countries?

(a) Japan
(b) India
(c) Britain
(d) America

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


29. Among the following given names, whose portfolio in the first cabinet of India (1947) was different from his portfolio in the Interim Government (1946)?

(i) Jagjivan Ram
(ii) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(iii) C.H. Bhabha
(iv) Sardar Baldev Singh

(a) Only (i) and (ii)
(b) Only (iii) and (iv)
(c) Only (i) and (iii)
(d) Only (iii)

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