VTU First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1)
Constitution of India & Professional Ethics
May 2014
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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 'Amendment Procedure' the constitution is borrowed from the constitution of
a) South Africa
b)United States
c) Australia
d) Britain
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2 The idea of the Constitution of India was flashed for the first time by
a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Jawaharlal Nehru
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3 The famous Dandi March by Mahatma Gandhiji was against
a) British Rule
b) Touchability
c) Sati System
d)Salt Tax
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4 The Indian constitution came in to force on
a) 26.11.1949
b) 26.01.1950
c) 15.08.1947
d) 26.12.1950
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5 The Preamble of constitution of India has been amended so far
a) Four times
b) Thrice
c) Twice
d) Once
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6 A state which does not promote or interfere in the affairs of religion is referred to as
a) Socialist
b) Democratic
c) Secular
d) Sovereign
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7 Our constitution grants to the citizens _____fundamental rights
b) Five
c) Ten
d) Seven
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8 Who are not entitled to form union
a) Students
c) teachers
d) Entrepreneurs
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9 Minority may be
a) Regional or National
b) Linguistic or Religious
c) National or Racial
d) Racial or religion
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10 Which one is not a fundamental right?
a) Right against exploitation
b) Right to freedom of religion
c) Right to strike
d) Right to equality
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11 The Directive principles of State Policies are
a) Social Rights
b) Political Rights
c)Constitutional Rights
d) Legal Rights
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12 Which part of the constitution aims at establishing a welfare state in the country?
a) Preamble
b) Fundamental Rights
c) Fundamental Duties
d) Directive principles of State Policy
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13 The Phrase 'Economic Justice' is found in
a) Preamble and Fundamental Rights
b) Preamble and Directive Principles
(c) Fundamental Rights and Duties
d) Directive Principles and Fundamental Duties
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14 This is not a fundamental duty
a) To develop scientific temper
b)To protect natural environment
c)Not to indulge in corrupt practice
d) To abide by the constitution
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15 To respect the National Flag and Nation them is a
a) Fundamental duty of every citizen
b) Fundamental right of every citizen
c) Directive principle of the state
d) None of these
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16 Fundamental duties under The Jurisdiction are provided by
a) An order of the President
b) An order of the Supreme Court
c) An amendment to the Constitution
d) A legislation by the Parliament
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17 Which of the following is not one of the three organs of the Union / State
a) Executive
b) Press
c) Judiciary
d) Legislative
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18 Under the Indian Constitution, the subjects of administration have been divided into
a) Two lists
b) Four lists
c) Five lists
d) three lists
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19 How many Anglo - Indians and other members can be nominated by the President to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?
a)2 and 12
b) 2 and 10
c) 1 and 12
d) 1 and 10
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20 Who will preside over the Joint session of both houses of Parliament?
a) President
b) Prime Minister
c) Speaker
d) None of these
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21 `Railways' is a subject under list
b) Stale
c) Concurrent
d) Residuary
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22 What is the minimum age in years for becoming the MP at Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?
a) 18 and 25
b) 25 and 18
c) 25 and 30
d) 30 and 25
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23 Full form of PIL is
a)Public Interest Legislation
b) Private Interest Legislation
c) Private Interest Litigation
d) Public Interest Litigation
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24 When the office of the president falls vacant, the same must be filled within
a)Four months
b) Six months
c) twelvemonths
d) Eighteen months
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25 Who interprets the Indian constitution?
a)Supreme Court
b) Parliament
c) President
d) Prime Minister
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26 Which was the lengthiest Amendment to the constitution?
a) 46th
b) 44th
c) 42nd
d) 24th
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27 Generally the Governor belongs to
a) Neighbouring State
b)same State
c) Some other State
d) IAS Officer
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28 The emoluments, allowances and privileges of the Governor shall be determined by the
a) Chief Minister
b)Prime Minister
c) President
d) Parliament
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29 Bicameral means'
a)Presence of two Houses in state
b) Presence of one House in the State
c) Presence of half House in the State
d) Presence of no House in the State
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30 What is the effect of the resignation or death of the Chief Minister of the State?
a)New Chief Minister takes Oath
b) Mid-term polls
c) Dissolves the Legislative Assembly
d) None of these
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31 The minimum gap permissible between the two sessions of the legislature is
a) Three months
b) Six months
c) Two months
d) Six weeks
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32 Who is the neutral in the affairs of the party politics?
a)Chief Minister
b) Home minister
c) Finance Minister
d) Speaker
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33 According to the Marriage Act of 1954, the age is fixed alt __years for men and __ years for women
a)21 and 18
b) 20 and 30
c) 21 and 20
d) 22 and 18
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34 Indian Constitution guarantees reservation to SC and STs in
a) legislative Assembly only
b)Lok Sabha only
c) Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha
d) Rajya Sabha only.
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35 Jobs are reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes people
a)Both at the time of appointment and promotion
b) On the basis of their annual income
c) At the time of appointment
d) At the time of promotion
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36 Breakdown of constitutional machinery in a State is popularly known as
a) National Emergency
b)President's Rule
c) Financial Emergency
d) All of these
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37 The President can proclaim an emergency on the ground of
a) War
b) Armed rebellion
c) External aggression
d) All of these
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38 Which one of the following types of emergency Is not yet declared, till now?
a) State Emergency
b) National Emergency
c) Financial Emergency
d) None of these
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39 Regional Election Commissioners may be appointed by President with the consultation of the
a) Governor
b) Prime Minister
c) Vice President
d)Election Commission
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40 The Election Commission does not conduct election on to the
a) Members of State Legislative
b) Members of Parliament
c) President
d) Speaker of Lok Sabha
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41 What is the system used to elect the President of India?
a) Direct Election
b)Proportional Representation
c)Secret Ballot
d)Preferential system
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42 Engineering Ethics is
a) Developing Ethics
b) Natural ethics
c) Scientifically developed ethics
d) Preventive ethics
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43 This is not the aim of studying Engineering Ethics
a) Analyzing concepts
b) Engaging sense of responsibility
c) Addressing unclarity
(d) Procuring faultless results
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44 An engineer may not be held legally liable for causing harm, when the harm is caused
a) Intentionally
c) Negligently
d) Recklessly
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45 This is not impediment to responsibility
a) Self deception
b) Self respect
c) Ignorance
d) fear
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46 These are not trade secrets
a) Principles
b) Patterns
c) Formulas
d) Devices
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47 The use of intellectual property of others without their permission or credit is referred as
a) Trimming
b) Cooking
d) Plagiarism
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48 Patent holder does not allow others to use patented information for years from data of filing.
a) 40
b) 30
c) 20
d) 10
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49 Which of the following does not depict the attitude towards responsibility?
a) Good works
b) Protest
c) Reasonable care
d) Minimalist
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50 Which of the following is not preserved as an intellectual property?
a) Government Regulations
b) Copy rights
c) Patents
d) Trade secrets
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