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VI. STATE GOVERNMENT OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION



1. Who appoints the Governor of the State?
The President 

2. Membership of the Legislative Assembly can vary between
60 - 500

3. What is the minimum age in years for becoming the MLC and MLA in the State?
30 and 25

4. What is the tenure in years of Office of MLA and MLC in the State?
5 and 6

5. What are the eligibility age and tenure of Office of the Governor? (in years) 
35 and 5

6. The State Legislature unless dissolved earlier shall continue for a period of ______years.
5

7. The Legislative Council shall not be subjected to dissolution however one-third of its members shall retire after every _____ years.
2

8. Who appoints the Vice Chancellors of the Universities?
Governor

9. Who is the Executive (Constitutional) Head of the State Government?
Governor

10. The Executive powers of the State Government shall be exercised in the name of
Governor

11. Generally, the Governor belongs to
some other State

12. The Governor of a State acts as
Agent of President

13. The Governor of the State shall be appointed by the
President

14. The Governor holds Office
during the pleasure of the President

15. As a matter of convention, while appointing the Governor of a State, the President consults
State Chief Minister

16. The Governor is the part and parcel of the
State Legislature

17. The salary and allowances of the Governor are charged to
The Consolidated Fund of the State

18. The emoluments of the Ministers in the State Government are determined by
Legislative Assembly

19. The salaries and allowances of the Speaker of Legislative Assembly and Chairman of Legislative Council shall be determined by the
State Legislature

20. The emoluments, allowances, and privileges of the Governor shall be determined by the
Parliament

21. If the Governor of a State wishes to relinquish Office before the expiry of his / her term, he/she has to address the resignation
President

22. The Governor plays a dual role as an agent of the President and as the
Constitutional Head of the State

23. The Governor of a State should
not hold any other office of profit

24. The Governor may resign his / her Office by writing to the
President

25. Can one person act as Governor of more than one State?
Yes

26. When a person acts as Governor of more than one State, his / her salary is
shared by the concerned States

27. Which one of the following legislative powers are enjoyed by the Governor?
(i) can nominate certain members of the Anglo-Indian community to the Legislative Assembly,
(ii) can summon or prorogue the State Legislative,
(iii) can appoint one-sixth the members of the Legislative Council 

28. Who discharges the duties of the Office of Governor if it falls vacant due to death or resignation?
Chief Justice of the High Court

29. The Governor of a State is administered the oath of Office by (OR) The Governor before entering upon his Office has to administer his oath before the
Chief Justice of the High Court  

30. There is no provision for the impeachment of the
Governor 

31. Which one of the following is correct regarding the Governor of a State?
(i) No Money Bill can be introduced in State Legislature without prior permission of Governor,
(ii) He can recommend to the President to impose President’s Rule in the State,
(iii) He has the power to issue ordinances when the legislature is not in session

32. The Governor can issue ordinances
only during the recess of the State Legislature

33. The ordinances issued by the Governor are subject to approval by the
State Legislature 

34. A Governor
may be transferred from one State to another State 

35. The Governor has the power to dissolve
Legislative Assembly  

36. Who appoints and administers the oath for the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers?
Governor 

37. The Contingency Fund of the State is operated by the
Governor

38. The Governor is accountable for his / her actions to the
President 

39. Unless approved by the State Legislature, the ordinance issued by the Governor remains in force for a maximum period of
six months 

40. A Legislative Bill which did not receive the Governor’s immediate assent was
Jammu & Kashmir citizenship

41. The District Judges and Magistrate of the Civil Courts shall be appointed by the
Governor

42. The High Court of Karnataka established in the year
1884

43. The Guwahati High Court has territorial jurisdiction over ___ number of States.
4

44. Which High Court has four Principal Benches? ---------------- 

45. The High Court for the territory of Andaman and Nicobar is the High Court of 
West Bengal 

46. The number of States under the Jurisdiction of a High Court shall be decided on the basis of
Area and Population 

47. Who decides the number of Judges in the High Court?
President

48. High Courts in India were first started (1862) at
Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras 

49. The Governor can recommend imposition of President’s Rule in the State 
At his discretion 

50. The term of Legislative Assembly can be extended for a period of ____ during the time of Emergency.
One year 

51. Governor will act under the following circumstance with the advice of Ministers while returning
Appointing the Advocate General 

52. Parliament or State Legislature can declare a seat vacant if the member is absent from the session for a period of _____ days without permission
60

53. ‘Bicameral’ means
Presence of two Houses in the State  

54. ‘Unicameral’ means
Presence of one House in the State

55. What is the system of Legislature in the State of Karnataka?
Bicameral  

56. Which State(s) is/are having a Bicameral system?
Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, 

57. Which State(s) is / are having Unicameral system?------------- 

58. Which are the two States having common Capital?
Punjab and Haryana

59. Sikkim was admitted as a full-fledged State of Indian Union in the year _____.
1975  

60. The Residuary power with respect to the Jammu & Kashmir rest with the
State Government of Jammu & Kashmir 

61. Who appoints the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir?
President 

62. Which of the following bodies can be abolished but not dissolved?
State Legislative Council

63. Who appoints the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers in the State?
Governor 

64. Who appoints the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court?
President  

65. What is the retirement age in years for Chief Justice and other Judges of High Court?
62

66. Salaries and other emoluments of the High Court Judges shall be determined by the
Parliament  

67. Which among the following Article of the Constitution empowers the High Court to issue writs of various kinds?
226 

68. Writ Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Article 32 is not wider than that of the Writ Jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 because the High Court may exercise this power in relation to
Violation of Fundamental and Legal Rights 

69. Article 227 of the Indian Constitution deals with the
High Court’s power of superintendence over all Courts and Tribunals within its Jurisdiction

70. Who has power to establish common High Court for two or more States and Union Territories?
Parliament

71. In WB, the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council is

72. Who is having power to remove the Governor before expiry of the tenure?
President

73. What is the retirement age in years of a High Court Judge?
62

74. The total members in the Legislative Council should not be less than (Article 171).
40 

75. The Legislative Council is a permanent House, however, _____ number of members retire after every ____ years.
One-third and 2 

76. A Cabinet Minister of a State Government can be removed by the
Chief Minister

77. The Council of Ministers in the State remains in power for
as long as it retains the confidence of Legislative Assembly 

78. The State Council of Ministers has to tender their resignation if a vote of no-confidence is passed against it by the
Legislative Assembly 

79. Who is the Channel of Communication between the Governor and the State Council of Ministers?
Chief Minister 

80. Chief Minister of all the States are the Members of 
National Development Council 

81. This is not the power of the Chief Minister.
Control over State Judiciary 

82. The Chief Minister of a State cannot take part in the election of President if he is
A member of the Legislative Council of the State 

83. If a member of Lok Sabha is appointed as the Chief Minister of a State
He must become a member of the State Legislature within six months

84. What is the effect of the resignation or death of the Chief Minister of the State?
Dissolves the Legislative Assembly  

85. Which tax is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?
Stamp duties

86. Which category of professional people are entitled to elect their representatives to the State Legislative Council?
Teachers of not lower than secondary school level in the State 

87. The Graduates constitute a separate constituency for the election of the specified number of members to
State Legislative Council  

88. Legislative Council is
not dissolved

89. How many States in India have Legislative Councils?
5

90. Which among the following House cannot be dissolved but can be abolished?
Legislative Council

91. Without a certificate of High Court, an appeal can be made to Supreme Court
with the special leave of Supreme Court

92. What is meant by ‘Court of Records’?
The court that preserves all the records

93. The Legislative Council in a State can be created or disbanded by the
Parliament on the recommendation of the State Legislative Assembly

94. The Members of the State Legislature can claim immunity from _____ Proceedings.
Civil

95. The major part of the following central revenues goes to various State Governments in India
Excise Duty

96. Which of the following is the most important source of revenue of the states in India?
Sales Tax

97. Who Superintendents all subordinate courts in a State?
High Court

98. Which one of the following High Courts has the territorial jurisdiction over Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
Calcutta 

99. Power to extend or restrict the Jurisdiction of High Court vest with
Parliament

100. A temporary Judge of High Court can hold Office for a maximum period of
Two years 

101. Which one of the following Union Territories has a High Court of its own?
Delhi  

102. When there is no majority party in the State Legislative Assembly, the main consideration governing the appointment of a Chief Minister by Governor is the 
ability of the person who is most likely to command a stable majority 

103. If there is a dispute between two States
only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to decide that case

104. Which of the following States are involved in disputes over the sharing of river waters?
(i) Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat,
(ii) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka,
(iii) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu  

105. Constitution empowers State Governments to make a special law for 
Women and Children

106. The State Government does not enjoy any control over local bodies with regard to
Personal matters 

107. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall be elected by the
Members of Legislative Assembly 

108. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly can vacate his Office by addressing his resignation to the
Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly  

109. Find out the correct response: ‘After the State Legislature is dissolved the Speaker of Legislative Assembly’?
Remains as Speaker until the 1st Meeting of the Legislative Assembly after the dissolution 

110. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall be removed by the House by passing a resolution
after 14 days clear notice passed by a majority of all the Members of the House 

111. Who among the following is described as the Custodian of State Legislative Assembly?
Speaker 

112. Who is the neutral in the affairs of the party politics?
Speaker of Legislative Assembly 

113. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly enjoys
Right to vote only in case of a tie  

114. What is the minimum gap permissible between the two sessions of the Legislature?
Six months 

115. The authority to allow the agenda of the State Legislative Assembly is
Speaker of Legislative Assembly 

116. Find out the correct response to the Ordinance promulgated by the Governor?
has the same force as the law made by the State Legislature 

117. What shall be the qualification of a person to be appointed as the Advocate General for the State?
Qualified to be appointed as Judge of High Court 

118. The Governor does not appoint
Judges of High Court 

119. An Advocate General shall hold Office during the pleasure of the
 Governor 

120. Who has the power to create and abolish Legislative Council if the Legislative Assembly of State passes a resolution to that effect?
Parliament 

121. Which of the following taxes is levied by the State Government only?
 Entertainment Tax  

122. Goa got the status of Statehood by the way of _____ Constitutional Amendment.
56th 

123. Law with regard to Anti-defection is inserted by way of ____ Constitutional Amendment. 
52nd  

124. Among the following Amendments, which is considered as Mini-Constitution?
42nd  

125. 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments is pertaining to
Local Self Government 

126. State Emergency (President’s Rule) can be declared
When the Government of the State cannot be carried in accordance with the Provision of the Constitution 

127. Which Article gives Special Provisions to the State of Jammu & Kashmir?
370 

128. The President can make a Proclamation of Emergency in Jammu & Kashmir with the
The concurrence of the State Legislature  

129. There is no provision in the Constitution for the impeachment of
Governor  

130. The member of State Public Service Commission can be removed on the ground of misbehavior only after an inquiry has been conducted by the
High Court of the State 

131. Who can recommend abolition or creation of the Legislative Council in a State?
Legislative Assembly of the State  

132. Where were the High Courts in India first set up? 
Bombay, Madras and Calcutta  

133. The High Courts at Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras were established under the 
Indian High Courts Act,  

134. The Additional and Acting Judges of the High Court are appointed by the 
President 

135. High Courts exercise 
Writ Jurisdiction  

136. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence?
State Governor 

137. The salaries and allowances of the Judges of the High Court are charges to the
Consolidated Fund of the State  

138. High Courts enjoy 
(i) Original Jurisdiction,  
(ii) Administrative powers, 
(iii) Appellate Jurisdiction  

139. In which area does the State Government not have control over its Local Bodies? 
Personnel matters  

140. Which State Government has decided to provide health insurance to people living below the poverty line with effective from January 2007? 
Karnataka 

141. What was the scheme to reduce interest burden of the State Government in India through gradual conversion of high cost debt into low cost debt? 
Debt-write off Scheme  

142. What is the chronological order in which the following States of Indian Union were created or granted full statehood?
Andhra Pradesh  >  Maharashtra  >  Nagaland  > Haryana 

143. Which among the following can be transferred by the President which related to High Court?
(i) Chief Justice, 
(ii) Permanent Judge  

144. Which Constitutional Amendment is associated with the linguistic reorganization of a State?
3rd 

145. Full Statehood was conferred to Arunachal Pradesh by the ___ Amendment of the Constitution.
55th

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