Elections and Electoral Reforms- General Studies MCQs with answers1) Which Articles in the Constitution give provisions for the electoral system in our country?
a) Articles 124-128
b) Articles 324-329
c) Articles 256-259
d) Articles 274-279 View Answer / Hide Answer
2) The elections for Lok Sabha are held every:
ANSWER: b) Articles 324-329
a) 3 years
b) 4 years
c) 5 years
d) 6 yearsView Answer / Hide Answer
3) What is the maximum allowed duration between the last session of the dissolved Lok Sabha and the recalling of the Lok Sabha?
ANSWER: c) 5 years
They can also be called in earlier if the Lok Sabha is dissolved.
a) 2 months
b) 4 months
c) 5 months
d) 6 months View Answer / Hide Answer
4) Who designed the first Indian voting machine?
ANSWER: d) 6 months
Because of this time limit, it is imperative for the Election Commission to conduct elections for the fresh Lok Sabha within this time period
a) S.K. Thorat
b) Narendra Jadhav
c) M. B. Haneefa
d) A G RaoView Answer / Hide Answer
5) Which was the first Indian state to go for Internet voting?
ANSWER: c) M. B. Haneefa
Mr. M. B. Haneefa was the one who designed the first Indian voting machine, in 1998. It was gazetted as "Electronically operated vote counting machine" (Gazette: 191/Mas/80, 15 October 1998). The machine was made using only integrated circuits
d) Andhra PradeshView Answer / Hide Answer
6) Which is the largest Lok Sabha Constituency in General Elections by area?
ANSWER: a) Gujarat
This was done in April 2011
c) Arunachal West
d) Delhi SadarView Answer / Hide Answer
7) Which is the smallest Lok Sabha Constituency in General Elections by area?
ANSWER: a) Ladakh
Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir has an area of 173266.37 sq.km.
a) Delhi Sadar
b) Mumbai South
c) Kolkata North West
d) Chandni Chowk View Answer / Hide Answer
8) Which among the following statements is/are false?
ANSWER: d) Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is the smallest constituency in terms of area. Its area is 10.59 sq.km.
1. For qualifying to the Lok Sabha, a person must be a at least 25 years of age
2. A person can be a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha at the same time
3. A person belonging to Scheduled Caste of Scheduled Tribe can contest elections from a general seal also, and not just the reserved seat
4. If a member of either of the Houses votes against the directions given by his party, he can be deemed to be disqualified
a) Only 1
b) Only 2 and 4
c) Only 3
d) Only 2View Answer / Hide Answer
9) By which Constitutional amendment was the voting age brought down from 21 to 18?
ANSWER: d) Only 2
The qualifying age for Lok Sabha is minimum 25 years, and for Rajya Sabha it is minimum 30 years.
Representation of People Act (1951) prohibits a person from being a member of both Houses simultaneously.
The anti-defection law can be used to disqualify a member of either of the Houses votes against the directions given by his party.
a) 37st Constitutional Amendment of 1985
b) 61st Constitutional Amendment of 1988
c) 56st Constitutional Amendment of 1993
d) 46st Constitutional Amendment of 1985 View Answer / Hide Answer
10) What does the word "Democratic" mean?
ANSWER: b) 61st Constitutional Amendment of 1988
This change was brought about by amending Article 326 of the Constitution, and the bill for this purpose was introduced by B. Shankaranand, the then Minister of Water Resources
a) absolutely independent,
b) system of political economy that ensures equitable distribution of wealth and protects from exploitation
c) having no official state religion and granting every citizen the right to freely follow any religion of his or her choice
d) granting equal voting rights to every single citizen of the nationView Answer / Hide Answer
11) When was the order for the compulsory disclosure of a candidate's criminal record issued?
ANSWER: d) granting equal voting rights to every single citizen of the nation
d) 2003 View Answer / Hide Answer12) The 'Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act' was issued in which year?
d) 1981 View Answer / Hide Answer
Following offenses are listed under this act: Offence of insulting the national flag, offence of insulting the Constitution of India, Offense of preventing the singing of national anthem