VTU First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1)
Constitution of India & Professional Ethics
December 2011
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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 One of the characteristic of profession is
a) Monopoly
b) Hard Work
c) Competition
d) Competition
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2 The term ethics is derived from
a)Ethical in English
b)Ethic in Latin
c) Ethicos in Greek
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3 Intellectual property is protected by
a)Patents, trade marks and copy rights
b)Company documentation
c)Storage in computers
d) Scrutiny personal
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4 Engineers first obligation is towards
a) His employer
b) Public safety
c) Government
d) Clients
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5 The owner the tent right his patent for?
a) 100 years
b) 50 years
c) 75 years
d) 20 years.
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6 Who chooses the speaker?
b) Lok sabha
c) Prune minister
d) Opposition in Lok Sabha
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7 This is not writ.
a) writ of Habeas Corpus
b) Writ of mandamus
c)Writ of levitotari
d) Writ of presentation.
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8 The election of the president is by a system of proportional representation by means of
a) Valid transferable vote
b) Transferable vote
c) Single transferable vote
d) Legally transferable vote
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9 How many types of writs are there?
a) Seven
b) Three
c) Six
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10 Respite means.
a) Death due to strangulation
b) Death due to drowning
c) Awarding lesser punishment
d) Painless death
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11 Fundamental duties were incorporated In the constitution to.
a) Curb subversive were incorporated in the constitution to
b) Prevent misuse of fundamental rights
c) Curb the growing power of execution
d) Make the fundamental rights more meaningful.
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12 The executive power of the union government is vested in.
a) The prime minister
b) The president
c) The council minister
d) None
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13 The vacancy in the offices of the president must be filled with in.
a) 3 months
b) 1 year
c) 5 years
d) 6 years
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14 The minimum age for appointment of 'Prime Minister is
a) 25 years
b) 21 years
d) 30 years
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15 Supreme court Judge hold office until age of
a) 65 years
b)62 years
c) 70 years
d) No age limit.
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16 Who has the power to pardon in case of capital punishment
a) Prime Minister
b) Chief Justice
d) Attorney General of India
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17 Who acts as the channel of communication between the President and council of ministers
a) Prime Minister
b) Deputy Prime Minister
c) Speaker of L.S
d) Senior Most minister
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18 Governor addresses his resignation to
a) The Prime Minister
b) The President
c) Vice president
d) Chief Minister
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19 Governor is responsible to
b) Prime Minister
c) Chief Minister
d)Council of Minister
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20 The minister age to contest for election of legislative assembly is
a) 30
b) 21
c) 35
d) 25
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21 The chief Minister is appointed by
a)Prime Minister
b) Governor
c) President
d) Vice president
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22 What is the system of legislature in the state of Karnataka
b) Unicameral
c) Cameral
d) None
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23 How many states in India have legislative councils
a) 5
b) 4
c) 6
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24 Who is described as the custodian of the state legislative assembly?
a) Chief Minister
c) Leader of Opposition
d) Deputy C.M
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25 This is not a ground to declare national emergency.
a) War
b) Serious internal disturbance
c) Armed rebellion
d) External aggression
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26 In which year was " untouchability" abolished in India?
a) 1950
d) 1976.
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27 Who appoints the election commission?
a) Prime minister
b) Parliament
d)None of these
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28 Amend means.
a)remove the difficulties
b) Making the meaning more clear.
c) Make the object of the act more clear
d) Omit
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29 Engineering Ethics is a.
a) Preventive ethics
c) Natural ethics
d)Scientifically developed ethics
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30 Cooking means
a) Boiling under pressure
b) Retaining results which fit theory
c) Making deceptive statements
d) Misleading the public about of the product
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31 Ambassadors are appointed by
a) Prime minister
b) Minister for external affairs
c) Home minister
d) President
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32 The seat of supreme court is
b) Chennai
c) Bangalore
d)New Delhi
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33 Which of the following is called as fourth estate?
a) Assembly
c) Press
d)Lok sabha
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34 Which budget is placed first in the parliament house
a) railway
b) General Budget
c) Financial
d) Vote of Credit
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35 The ground for impeachment or president is.
a) Violation of the constitution
b) Misbehavior with foreign dignitaries
c) Unable to discharge duty due to ill health
d) None of these.
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36 Which one is not a trade secret
a) Theorem
b) Equipment
c) Formulae
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37 The codes of Ethics can be taken as guidelines by the engineers to
a) resolve the conflicts
b) Formulate problems
c) Over come the work pressure
d) Escape from the responsibility
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38 A fault tree is used to.
a)Assess the risk involved
b) Claim compensation
c) Take free consent
d) Improve safely.
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39 Engineers will serve society better, if they are informed about.
a) Morality
b) Technical standards
c)Standards of science
d) Litigation processes
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40 Reliability is built through.
a) Engineer's
b) Engineer's goodness
c)Engineers communication skill
d) Engineer's obedient conduct
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41 The constitution of India derives its authority from the.
a) Parliament
b) Supreme court
c) People of India
d) Constituent assembly
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42 The preamble was amended by
a) 24th Amendment
b)42nd Amendment
c) 39th Amendment
d) None
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43 The data of commencement of Indian constitution is
a) 26th Nov 1949
b) 26th Nov 1945
c) 15th Aug 1947
d)26th Jan 1950
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44 Fraternity means:
a)Spirit of brotherhood
b) Fatherly treatment
c) Unity and integrity
d) Elimination of economic justice
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45 Gandhiji's call to all India "Do or Die", is popularly known as
a)Quit India movement
b) Garibi hatao
c) Independence Movement
d) Salt Satyagraha
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46 Universal adult franchise shows that India is a country which is.
a) Secular
b) Socialist
d) Sovereign
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47 The directive principles incorporated in the Indian constitution have been inspired by the constitution of.
a) Ireland
b) USA
c) Australia
d) Canada.
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48 Upto what age children are required to be provided compulsory education under directive principles
a) 18 Years
b) 15 Years
c)14 Years
d)16 Years
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49 Who said the directive principles of be sate policy are the" Novel feature of the Indian constitution" ?
a) Motilal Nehru
b) BR Ambedkar
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
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50 Fundamental duties are borrowed from the constitutution of
a) Russia
c) Ireland
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