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State Assemblies and Chief Minister MCQ [ Source M Laxmikant] | Polity MCQ [ SET-23]

 State Assemblies and Chief Minister


1. Consider the following statements (UPSC 2015):

1. The Legislative Council of a State in India can be larger in size than half of the Legislative Assembly of that particular State.

2. The Governor of a State nominates the Chairman of the Legislative Council of that particular State.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer. a) Protect the interests of Scheduled tribes.


Answer.  d) Neither 1 nor 2

The maximum strength of the legislative council is fixed at one-third of the total strength of the assembly and the minimum strength is 40.

The chairman of the Legislative council is elected by themselves.

The Chairman of the legislative council's rank will be higher than the chairman of the legislative assembly if both are elected on the same date.



2. Consider the following statements (UPSC 2016):

1. The Chief Secretary in a State is appointed by the Governor of that State.

2. The Chief Secretary in a State has a fixed tenure. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer. a) Protect the interests of Scheduled tribes.


Answer. d) Neither 1 nor 2

The Chief Secretary in a state is appointed by the Chief Minister and it does not have any fixed tenure.



3. Consider the following statements: (UPSC 2018)

1. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall vacate his/her office if he/she ceases to be a member of the assembly.

2. Whenever the Legislative Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall vacate his/her office immediately.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer. a) Protect the interests of Scheduled tribes.


Answer. a) 1 only


The speaker is elected by the assembly among themselves.

In the following three cases, the speaker of the Legislative assembly vacates the office earlier:

If he/she ceases to be a member of the assembly.

If he/she resigns.

If he/she is removed.

However, whenever the Legislative Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall not vacate his/her office immediately.



4. Consider the following statements: (UPSC 2018)

1. No criminal proceedings shall be instituted against the Governor of a State in any court during his term of office.

2. The emoluments and allowances of the Governor of a State shall not be diminished during his term of office.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2



Answer. a) Protect the interests of Scheduled tribes.


Answer. c) Both 1 and 2

No criminal proceedings shall be instituted against the Governor of a State in any court during his term of office, even in respect of his personal acts.

Civil proceedings can be started after giving two months’ notice.

The emoluments and allowances of the Governor of a State shall not be diminished during his term of office.



5. Which one of the following suggested that the Governor should be an eminent person from outside the State and should be a detached figure without intense political links or should not have taken part in politics in the recent past? (UPSC 2019)

a) First Administrative Reforms Commission (1966)

b) Rajamannar Committee (1969)

c) Sarkaria Commission (1983)

d) National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (2000)



Answer. c) Sarkaria Commission (1983)


6. With reference to the Legislative Assembly of a State in India, consider the following statements: (UPSC 2019)

1. The Governor makes a customary address to Members of the House at the commencement of the first session of the year.

2. When a State Legislature does not have a rule on a particular matter, it follows the Lok Sabha rule on that matter.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2



Answer. c) Both 1 and 2


7. Consider the following statements: (UPSC 2020)

1. According to the Constitution of India a person who is eligible to vote can be made a minister in a State for six months even if he/she is not a member of the Legislature of that State

2. According to the Representation of People Act, 1951, a person convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to imprisonment for five years is permanently disqualified from contesting an election even after his release from prison.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2



Answer. d) Neither 1 nor 2


For MLA, a person should be a minimum of 25 years of age while a person gets eligible to vote at the age of 18. So, statement 1 is false.

According to the Representation of People Act, 1951, a person convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced to imprisonment for five years is disqualified for a stated time (not permanently).


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