Salient Features of Indian Constitution MCQ

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Mock Test on Salient Features of the Indian Constitution for Students

Which of the following statements relating to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is/are correct? I. The CAG can attend the sitting of the committee on public accounts. II. The CAG can attend the sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. III. The Jurisdiction of CAG is co-extensive with the powers of the Union Government. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) Only I

(b) II and III

(c) I and II

(d) All of the above

Option a – Only I

Which one of the following statements with regard to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is not correct?

(a) He is appointed by the President of India.

(b) He can be removed from office in the same way as the judge of the Supreme Court of India.

(c) The CAG is eligible for further office under the Government of India after he has ceased to hold his office.

(d) The salary of the CAG is charged to the Consolidated Fund of India.

Option c – The CAG is eligible for further office under the Government of India after he has ceased to hold his office

Consider the following statements. I. The CAG can be removed only in accordance with the procedure mentioned in the Constitution. II. The CAG is not eligible for further office. Which of the above statements is/are true?

(a) Only I

(b) Only II

(c) Both I and II

(d) None of the above

Option c – Both I and II

Who was the Chairman of the 13th Finance Commission?

(a) Indira Rajaraman

(b) C Rangarajan

(c) Vijay Kelkar

(d) None of these

Option c – Vijay Kelkar

Who among the following was the Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission?

(a) Shanta Kumar

(b) C Rangarajan

(c) Y V Reddy

(d) None of these

Option c – Y V Reddy

Who has been nominated as the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission?

(a) NK Singh

(b) Shashikant Das

(c) Ashoka Lavasa

(d) Ratan Watal

Option a – NK Singh

Which one of the following is not a function of the Finance Commission in India?

(a) Devolution of Income Tax

(b) Devolution of Excise Duty

(c) Award of grants-in-aid

(d) Devolution of Trade Tax

Option d – Devolution of Trade Tax

The Finance Commission consists of a Chairman and

(a) seven other members.

(b) five other members.

(c) four other members.

(d) such other members as may be decided by the President from time to time.

Option c – four other members

Which of the following statements about the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct? I. The CAG will hold office for a period of six years from the date he assumes office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 years term. II. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India. III. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in consultation with the PM and the Council of Ministers. IV. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proven misbehavior or incapacity. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) I, II and IV

(b) I, II and III

(c) III and IV

(d) I and II

Option a – I, II and IV

With reference to CAG consider the following statements. I. CAG is the head of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. II. Article 280 deals with the office of CAG. III. He can be removed by Parliament in a manner as a Judge of the Supreme Court. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only I

(b) II and III

(c) I and III

(d) All of the above

Option c – I and III

Does the CAG submit audit reports on which of the following? I. Appropriation account II. Finance accounts III. Public undertakings Codes

(a) I and II

(b) II and III

(c) I and III

(d) I, II, and III

Option d – I, II, and III

The Finance Commission is constituted after every

(a) 3 years

(b) 2 years

(c) 5 years

(d) 4 years

Option c – 5 years

Under which of the following Articles is the formation of the Finance Commission laid down?

(a) Article 280

(b) Article 269

(c) Article 268

(d) Article 265

Option a – Article 280

Grants-in-aid are provided for in the Constitution of India under Articles

(a) 274 and 275

(b) 275 and 296

(c) 275 and 285

(d) 275 and 282

Option d – 275 and 282

Finance is distributed between the Centre and the State on the recommendations of which of the following?

(a) Planning Commission

(b) Public Accounts Committee

(c) Finance Commission

(d) National Development Council

Option c – Finance Commission

Which one of the following institutions will lay down the basic principles for the distribution of the net proceeds of the taxes between the Union and States?

(a) Planning Commission

(b) National Development Council

(c) Finance Commission

(d) Union Ministry of Finance

Option c – Finance Commission

The Provisions regarding the division of taxes between the Union and the States

(a) can be suspended during Financial Emergency.

(b) can be suspended during National Emergency.

(c) cannot be suspended under any circumstances.

(d) can be suspended only with the consent of a majority of the State Legislatures.

Option b – can be suspended during National Emergency

Which Article of the Constitution prescribes the duties of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) Article 146

(b) Article 147

(c) Article 148

(d) Article 149

Option d – Article 149

In which year was accounting separated from auditing and Comptroller and Auditor General’s task only remained confined to auditing the Government Accounts?

(a) 1975

(b) 1977

(c) 1976

(d) 1981

Option c – 1976

In India, the Comptroller-General of Accounts presents a detailed analytical review of Union Government Accounts to the Finance Ministry every

(a) year

(b) six months

(c) three months

(d) month

Option a – year

What is the period of appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India?

(a) 6 years

(b) Upto 65 years of age

(c) 6 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier

(d) Upto 64 years of age

Option c – 6 years or 65 years of age whichever is earlier

The office of the CAG of India was created

(a) through an act of Parliament.

(b) by the Constitution.

(c) through the Cabinet resolution.

(d) None of the above

Option b – by the Constitution

In India, who among the following is also known as the guardian of the public purse?

(a) Comptroller and Auditor General of India

(b) Prime Minister of India

(c) Chief Justice of India

(d) Ministry of Law and Justice

Option a – Comptroller and Auditor General of India

The CAG can resign at any time from his office by addressing the resignation letter to

(a) the President

(b) the Prime Minister

(c) Parliament

(d) the Chief Justice

Option a – the President

Which one of the following duties is not performed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) To audit and report on all expenditures from the Consolidated Fund of India.

(b) To audit and report on all expenditures from the Contingency Funds and Public Accounts.

(c) To audit and report on all trading, manufacturing, profit, and loss accounts.

(d) To control the receipt and issue of public money and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer.

Option d – To control the receipt and issue of public money and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer

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