Tag: political science
Questions Related to political science
Who can become a candidate in elections?
Voters' list is also known as ____________.
The _____ Lok Sabha election was held in 2014.
The Indian general election of 2014 was held to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha, electing members of parliament for all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India. Running in nine phases from 7 April to 12 May 2014, it was the longest election in the country's history.
What is the full form of NSSO?
In which year the first Indian general election for the Lok Sabha was held?
- India's first general elections, that elected the First Lok Sabha, were conducted in 1951-52.
- The Indian National congress (INC) won the elections and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first democratically elected Prime Minister of India.
Which of the following is the largest parliamentary constituency in terms of area?
Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency is the largest parliamentary constituency in India in term of the area with a total area of 173266.37 sq. km. Ladakh is situated in Jammu and Kashmir. Second largest constituency in term of the area is Barmer that is situated in Rajasthan.
The election of the Vice-President is held ____________.
The Vice-President of India is the second highest constitutional office in the Indian Government after the President. Article 66 deals with the election of the Vice-President. He is elected indirectly by an electoral college consisting of all the elected members of both houses of the Parliament and holds office for a term of 5 years.
Which of the following statements about the Panchayat Raj Institutions after the Constitutional Amendment in 1992 are false?
I. Seats are reserved for the Scheduled Casts, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes in the elected bodies of the Panchayat Raj
II. Elections to the Panchayat Raj Institutions are supervised by the Election Commission of India.
III. Elections to the Panchayat Raj institutions are held regularly after every five years
IV. Half of the seats in all the States are reserved for women
All matters at any sitting of either House of the State Legislature are decided by a minority of votes.
The maximum strength of Legislative Assembly is fixed at 500 members while that of Legislative council is fixed at one-third of the total strength of Assembly. All matters at any sitting of either House are decided by the majority of votes of members present and voting.
Describe majority with an example.
A political party whose MLAs have won more than half the number of constituencies in a state can be said to be in a majority. For example, the Legislative Assembly of the state of Himachal Pradesh has 68 MLA constituencies. Candidates from various political parties won the 2003 assembly elections and became MLAs. Since the total number of MLAs in the Legislative Assembly is 68, a political party would have needed to have more than 34 MLAs in order to gain a majority. The Indian National Congress with 43 MLAs had the majority and it became the ruling party.