VTU First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1)
Constitution of India & Professional Ethics
May 2016
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(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 The Constituent Assembly adopted constitution of India on _______.
a) 26th November, 1949
b) 29th December, 1949
c) 26th December, 1949 d) 26th November, 1948.
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2 According to _______."Constitution "means", the system of fundamental political institutions or an autobiography of power relationship"
a) G.C Lewis
b) Herman Fimer
c) Wade & Philips
d) None of these.
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3 Which Amendment Act, inserted Article 51 (A) to the constitution of India?
a) 42nd Amendment Act 1976
b) 42nd Amendment Act 1974
c) 44th Amendment Act 1978
d) None of these.
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4 The objective of the Constitution is to establish ________
a) a Sovereign State
b) Democratic from of Govt.
c) a Sovereign Socialist, Secular, Democratic & Republic Govt.
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5 Fundamental Rights are available against _______
a) the action of the state
b) the action of the Private individual
c) the action of both sate & private individual
d) None of these.
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6 Which one of the following Article provides for free legal aid to economically backward classes?
a) Article - 42
b) Article - 40
c) Article - 39
d) Article - 41.
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7 The Commander - in - Chief of defence force is________
a) The Prime Minister
b) The Defence Minister
c) President of India
d) None of these.
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8 The 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act 1976 raised the number of members of Loksabha from 520 to ______
a) 525
b) 530
c) 545
d) 535
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9 During emergency the term of Loksabha may be extended by law of Parliament for_____ year at a time.
a) 2
b) 1
c) 1
d) 2½
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10 The Gap begtween two sessions of the parliment should not be more than______
a) 6 months
b) 3 months
c) Two months
d) 5 months
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11 The speaker or the Deputy speaker is removed from the office on the basis of _____
a) Impeachment motion
b) No -- Confidence motion
c) Both (a) & (b)
d) None of these
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12 Who is the final interpreter and Guardian of the constitution?
a) High court
b) Session court
c) Magistrate court
d) Supreme court.
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13 The Supreme court of India consists of______.
a) Chief Justice & 4 other Judges
b) Chief Justice & 25 other Judges
c) Chief Justice & 20 other Judges
d) Chief Justice & 23 other Judges.
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14 Power to hear and determine a dispute in the first instance is called __________.
a) Original Jurisdiction
b) Appellate Jurisdiction
c) Writ Jurisdiction
d) Advisory Jurisdiction.
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15 Use of Intellectual property of others amount to ____
a) Copying
b) Cooking
c) Forging
d) Plagiarism.
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16 The Patenter retains the patent right for a period of ______
a) 15 years
b) 20 years
c) 25 years d) 50 years
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17 Which one of the following is not an impediment to responsibility?
a) Self respect
b) Fear
c) Ignorance
d) Self deception
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18 Which one of the following is not a Fundamental Right?
a) Right to constitutional remedies
b) Right to freedom of religion
c) Right to freedom
d) Right to property.
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19 Incase of an illegal detention of a person, normally the court issues _______writ.
a) Mandamus
b) Quo - warranto
c) Habeas corpus
d) Certiorari
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20 Which one of the following Article is known as heart and soul of the constitution?
a) Article - 19
b) Article - 32
c) Article - 21
d) Article - 22.
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21 The president of India can be removed from his office only on the grounds of
a) Accepting bribe
b) Showing favours to his party members
c) Disobedience to the Parliament
d) Violation of the constitution.
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22 The Directive Principles of the state policy _________
a) Cannot be enforced in any court
b) Can be enforced only in the Supreme Court
c) Can be enforced in the High court
d) None of these.
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23 Which one of the following is not the duty of every person?
a) To protect and improve the natural environment
b) Adopt practices, which are derogatory to the dignity of women
c) Respect the National Anthem
d) To abide by constitution
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24 The President before entering his office, he has to take an oath or an affirmation in the presence of _______
a) the Chief Justice of India
b) the Prime Minister
c) the Chief Justice High court
d) None of these.
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25 Who is the ex - officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
a) the Chief Minister
b) the President
c) the Vice - President
d) None of these.
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26 &fac13;rd of the members of the Rajya Sabha retire every_______
a) 3 years
b) 4 years
c) one year
d) 2 years
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27 The Minimum number of members of Legislative council is fixed at _________
a) 125
b) 60
c) 40
d) 80
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28 Seats in the educational institutions can be reserved for______
a) Socially backward class people
b) Educationally backward class people
c) Christians
d) Socialliy & educationally backward class people.
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29 The Governor of the State is to act according to the advice of ______
a) The Council of minister
The Chief Justice of India
c) The Prime Minister
d) The Speaker.
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30 Name the Article, which gives power to the President to appoint a commission for schedule caste and schedule tribe?
a) Article - 243
b) Article - 332
c) Article - 338
d) Article - 341.
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31 Name the Article, which gives power to the President to appoint a commission known as "Backward class commission"?
a) Article - 341
b) Article - 340
c) Article - 320
d) Article - 339.
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32 How many days are given for election compaign?
a) 20 days
b) 15 days
c) 16 days
d) 12 days.
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33 An election petition can be heard and decided only by ______
a) the Supreme court
b) the High court
c) magistrate court
d) tribunals.
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34 Which one of the following Article deal with the procedure for the constitutional amendment?
a) Article - 368
b) Article - 367
c) Article - 365
d) Article - 370.
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35 In order to obtain a patent, the invention must be ______
a) new and useful
b) new useful and obvious
c) new useful and non -- obvious
d) None of these.
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36 Professional Ethics is a ________
a) Traditional rules
b) Set of rules relating to personal character of professionals
c) Set of standards adopted by professionals
d) Set of rules passed by professional bodies.
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37 "No person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence more than once" -
This principle is known as _______
a) Double jeopardy
b) ex-post facto law
c) rule of self - incrimination
d) None of these.
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38 Promotion of International peace and security is ______
a) one of the Directive principles of State policy
b) one of the fundamental duties
c) one of the objectives as stated in the preamble of the constitution
d) None of these.
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39 Match the following :
i) Right to Quality a) Article - 17
ii) Abolition of Untouchability b) Article - 14
iii) Freedom of Assembly c) Article - 19(1) (d)
iv) Freedom of movement d) Article - 19(1) (b)
a) i-d, ii -c, iii - a, iv -b
b) i-a, ii-d, iii-b, iv-c
c) i-b, ii-a, iii-d, iv-c
d) i-d, ii-b, iii-c, iv-a.
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40 Which one of the following Article states that - "every bill passed by both the houses of Parliament is to br sent to the President for his assent?"
a) Article - 100
b) Article - 111
c) Article - 112
d) Article - 113
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41 Name the Article, which confers power on the President to declare Financial Emergency?
a) Aricle - 352
b) Article -356
c) Article - 357
d) Article - 360
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42 Which acts as a mirror of Public opinion?
a) Legislature
b) Executive
c) Judiciary
d) None of these
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43 At what stage, a brief general discussion and voting on the bil takesplace?
a) First stage
b) Second stage
c) Third stage
d) both First & Second stage.
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44 A money bill can orginate only _______
a) in the Rajya Sabha
b) in the Lok Sabha
c) in both the houses
d) None of these.
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45 A proclamation a National emergency once approved by parliament, it shall remain inforce for a period of ________months
a) 3
b) 2
c) 5
d) 6
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46 Name the Article, which provides for a single election commission?
a) Article - 327 b) Article - 324
c) Article - 325
d) Article - 320
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47 The right Guaranteed under Article - 19 will be suspended only when a proclamation of emergncy is declared on the ground of _____
a) External aggression
b) Armed rebellion
c) Internal aggression
d) None of these.
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48 When the Proclamation of Financial emergency is approved by the both the houses of parliament, it continues for _______
a) another 3 moths
b) another 8 months
c) another one year
d) Indefinitely.
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49 Name the Amendment Act, which inserted Article - 16 (4B) to article - 16 (4) of the constitution.
a) The 81st Amendment Act, 2000
b) The 77th Amendment Act, 1995
c) The 42nd Amendment Act,1976
d) The 86th Amendment Act, 2002.
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50 How many days are allowed to file nomination papers?
a) 6 days
b) 12 days
c) 10 days
d) 8 days.
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