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1

Original Constitution contained how many articles, parts and schedules?

395 articles, 22 parts and 8 schedules

2

Structural part of constitution derived from

Govt of India Act, 1935

3

Philosophical part of constitution (FR & DPSP) derived from?

American and Irish Constitutions

4

Political part of constitution largely derived from

British Constitution

5

Article providing amendment of Constitution?

Article 368

6

Identify the feature:
Two government

Federal

7

Identify the feature:
Division of power

Federal

8

Identify the feature:
Written Constitution

Federal

9

Identify the feature:
Supremacy of constitution

Federal

10

Identify the feature:
Rigidity of Constitution

Federal

11

Identify the feature:
Independent judiciary

Federal

12

Identify the feature:
Bicameralism

Federal

13

Identify the feature:
Strict Centre

Unitary

14

Identify the feature:
Single Constitution

Unitary

15

Identify the feature:
Single Citizenship

Unitary

16

Identify the feature:
Flexibility of Constitution

Unitary

17

Identify the feature:
Integrated judiciary

Unitary

18

Identify the feature:
Appointment of state governor

Unitary

19

Indian constitution described as 'cooperative federalism' by

Granville Austin

20

Parliamentary System is also known as

Westminster Model of Government

21

Idea of Parliamentary Sovereignty associated with

British Parliament

22

Idea of Judicial Supremacy belongs to

American Supreme Court

23

Fundamental Rights meant to promote

political democracy

24

DPSPs are meant for promoting

socio-economic democracy

25

Constitution of India guarantees how many FR?

Six:
1. Right to Equality ( Article 14 - 18)
2. Right to Freedom (Article 19 - 22)
3. Right Against Exploitation (Article 23 - 24)
4. Right to Freedom of Religion (Article 25 - 28)
5. Cultural and Educational Rights (Article 29 - 30)
6. Right to Constitutional Remedies (Article 32)

26

Fundamental Duties were recommended by

Swaran Singh Committee

27

Fundamental Duties were introduced by

42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976

28

The term 'secular' was added to the preamble by

42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976

29

The voting age was reduced to 18 from 21 by

61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988

30

Constitutional recognition to Panchayats were given by

73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992