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Making of the Constitution MCQ


1. The Idea of a constituent assembly for India was put forward firm time in 1934 by:

a) B G Tilak

b) M K Gandhi

c) M N Roy

d) Motilal Nehru


Answer. c; M N Roy( a Pioneer of the communist movement in India)


2. In Which year, did the Indian National Congress(INC) for the first time demand a Constituent Assembly?

a) 1934

b) 1935

c) 1936

d) 1937


Answer. b; 1935; 

In 1935, INC for the first time demanded a constituent assembly.

In 1938, Jawaharlal Nehru on the behalf of INC declared the Constitution of India must be framed without outside interference and the member must be elected on the basis of adult franchise.


3. In which year, did the British Government accept the demand for framing of a constituent assembly for the first time?

a) 1939

b) 1940

c) 1945

d) 1946


Answer. b;

In the august offer of 1940, the British government accepted the proposal. 

In 1942, Sir Stafford Cripps, came to India to draft a proposal for the British government on framing an independent constitution after WW-II.

Muslim league rejected the Cripps proposal and they wanted two separate Constituent assemblies and two autonomous states.

Finally, Cabinet Mission was sent to India, and based on the plan Constituent assembly was framed which met the demand of the Muslim league.


4. On which date Constituent Assembly was constituted under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan?

a) November 1945

b) December 1945

c) November 1946

d) December 1946


Answer. c; November 1946.


5. What was the total strength of the Constituent assembly in 1946?

a) 292

b) 296

c) 389

d) 412


Answer. c; 389.

93 seats to Princely states;

296: British India

292 members from eleven governor provinces,

4 from chief commissioner’s provinces


6. Roughly one seat of Constituent assembly was allotted to how many populations?

a) 1 Lakh

b) 10 Lakh

c) 50 Lakh

d) 1 Crore


Answer. b; 10 lakh or one Million.


7. Members of the Constituent Assembly were?

a) All elected

b) All Nominated

c) Partly elected and Partly nominated 

d) None


Answer. c;

Members from the provincial assembly were indirectly elected and princely states had nominated.


8. How many seats were won by Muslim League in the Constituent Assembly election?

a) 15

b) 73

c) 93

d) 208


Answer. b; 73;

In the Constituent Assembly election, 

15 seats were won by independents candidate;

73: Muslim League

93: Princely states

208: INC


9. Which of the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?

a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

b) M K Gandhi

c) H C Mukherjee

d) Dr. Sachchidanad Sinha


Answer. b; M K Gandhi


10. Which of the following was elected as the temporary president of the Constituent Assembly?

a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

c) H C Mukherjee

d) Dr. Sachchidanad Sinha


Answer. d. Sachchidanand Sinha was the oldest member of Constituent Assembly.


11. Which of the following was elected as the president of the Constituent Assembly?

a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

b) Jawahar Lal Nehru

c) H C Mukherjee

d) Dr. Sachchidanad Sinha


Answer. a; Dr. Rajendra Prasad.


12. Which one of the following was/were elected as Vice-President of the Constituent Assembly?

a) H C Mukherjee

b) V T Krishnamachari

c) Both

d) None


Answer. c;

Both were vice presidents of the Constituent assembly.


13. On which day did the Constituent Assembly hold its first meeting?

a) November 9, 1946

b) December 9, 1946

c) November 9, 1947

d) December 9, 1947


Answer. b; December 9, 1946.


14. How many members attended the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly?

a) 296

b) 211

c) 208

d) 312


Answer. b; 211 members attended and Muslim Boycotted.



15. On Which date historic “Objectives Resolution” was moved in assembly by Jawaharlal Nehru?

a) November 9, 1946

b) December 10, 1946

c) November 12, 1946

d) December 13, 1946


Answer. d; December 13, 1946.


16. On Which date historic “Objectives Resolution” was adopted by the Constituent assembly?

a) December 13, 1946

b) December 22, 1946

c) January 12, 1947

d) January 22, 1947.


Answer. d; January 22, 1947. The constituent assembly adopted the objective resolution.


17. The Mountbatten Plan is also called the partition plan, on which date Mountbatten Plan was accepted by both Muslim League and Congress.

a) June 3, 1946

b) June 13, 1946

c) June 3, 1947

d) June 30, 1947


Answer. c; June 3, 1947.


18. After the partition, what was the total strength(seats) of the Constituent Assembly?

a) 399

b) 299

c) 296

d) 229


Answer. b; 

Total 299(originally 389 under Cabinet mission Plan);

Indian Province 229(originally 296)

Indian Princely seats: 70(originally 93)


19. Match the following evens regarding Constituent Assembly.

    List-I(Event)

I. India’s membership in the Commonwealth

II. National Flag

III. National Anthem

IV. National Song

List-II(Adoption Date)

A. January 24, 1950

B. January 24, 1950

C. July 22, 1947

D. May 1949

I II III IV

a)    A B C D

b)   B A D. C

c)   C D A B

d)   D C B A



Answer. d;


20. Match the following evens regarding Constituent Assembly.

        List-I(Event)

I. Election date of Dr. Rajendra Prasad as first President of India

II. Final Session of Constituent Assembly

III. Setup of Drafting Committee

IV. Published Date of First Draft of The constitution

List-II(Adoption Date)

A. January 24, 1950

B. January 24, 1950

C. February 1948

D. August 29, 1947

I II III IV

a)    A B C D

b)   B A D. C

c)   C D A B

d)   D C B A


Answer. b;


21. Drafting Committee had how many members?

a) 5

b) 7

c) 11

d) 13


Answer. b; It was 7 members committee.

7 members were:

Dr. Ambedkar( Chairman)

Gopalaswamy Ayyangar

Krishnaswamy Ayyar

KM Munshi

Mohammad Saadullah

Madhava Rau

Krishnamacharya


22. Match the following evens regarding Constituent Committees.

    List-I(Committees)

I. Union Powers, Constitutional, and States Committee

II. Provincial Constitution Committee

III. Drafting Committee

IV. Rules of procedure and Steering Committee

List-II (Headed by)

A. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

B. Dr. B R Ambedkar

C. Sardar Patel

D. Jawaharlal Nehru

I II III IV

a)    A B C D

b)   B A D. C

c)   C D A B

d)   D C B A


Answer. d;


23. Which of the following was head of the North-East Frontier Tribal areas committee?

a) J. B Kripalani

b) H C Mukherjee

c) Gobinath Bardoloi

d) Jawaharlal Nehru


Answer. c; Gobinath Bardoloi


24. Which of the following was head of the Minorities Sub-committee?

a) J. B Kripalani

b) H C Mukherjee

c) Gobinath Bardoloi

d) Jawaharlal Nehru


Answer. b; H C Mukherjee



25. Which of the following was the head of the Fundamental Sub-Committee?

a) J. B Kripalani

b) H C Mukherjee

c) Gobinath Bardoloi

d) Jawaharlal Nehru


Answer. a; J.B Kripalani.



26. Total how many major committees were in the Constituent assembly?

a) 5

b) 7

c) 8

d) 9


Answer. c; 8


8 major committees were:

Union Power Committee

Union Constitutional Committee

Provincial Constitutional Committee

Drafting Committee

Advisory Committee( head Sardar Patel)

Rules of Procedure

State Committee

Steering Committee


27. How many minor committees were in Constituent assembly?

a) 5

b) 7

c) 9

d) 13


Answer. d; 13


28. Which of the following is not a major committee?

a) Finance and Staff Committee

b) Advisory Committee

c) Steering Committee

d) State Committee


Answer. a;

The finance and Staff committee was a minor committee.


29. Draft of Constitution was passed and adopted by Constituent Assembly on which date?

a) November 24, 1949

b) November 26, 1949

c) January 24, 1950

d) January 26, 1950


Answer. b; November 26, 1949.

Constitution was comprised of the Preamble, 395 Articles, and 8 schedules.


30. Who is the father of the Indian Constitution?

a) M N Roy

b) Moti Lal Nehru

c) Dr. B R Ambedkar

d) Dr. Rajendra prasad


Answer. c;


31. First Time “Purna Swaraj” day was celebrated on which date?

a) November 26, 1929

b) January 26, 1929

c) November 26, 1930

d) January 26, 1930


Answer. d;

Purna Swaraj was adopted in the Lahore Session of Congress in December 1929. The public declaration was made on 26 January 1930.


32. Who coined the new name of Drafting Committees as “Drifting Committee” for longer time-consuming drafting.

a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

b) Sardar Patel

c) Naziruddin Ahmed

d) Granville Austin


Answer. c;

Naziruddin Ahmed


33. Who gave the statement that “ The constituent Assembly was a one-party body in an essentially one-party country”

a) Naziruddin Ahmed

b) Granville Austin

c) Lord Viscount Simon

d) Winston Churchill


Answer. b; Granville Austin


34. Who gave the statement that  constituent assembly is “a body of Hindus”

a) Naziruddin Ahmed

b) Granville Austin

c) Lord Viscount Simon

d) Winston Churchill


Answer. c; Lord Viscount Simon


35. Who gave the statement that constituent assembly represented “only one major community in India” 

a) Naziruddin Ahmed

b) Granville Austin

c) Lord Viscount Simon

d) Winston Churchill


Answer. d; Winston Churchill



36. What was the symbol of the Constituent Assembly?

a) Lotus

b) Rising Sun

c) Elephant

d) Tiger


Answer. c; Elephant.


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