7 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Constitutional Design of India

1. The Constitution of India was framed by

(a) British Monarchy

(b) A Constituent Assembly


(c) British Parliament

(d) Indian Parliament

2. Who among the following was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Committee which framed the Constitution of India?

(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad


(b) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Mahatma Gandhi

3. The Preamble to the Constitution of India declares India to be a


(а) Sovereign, Democratic Republic

(b) Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic, Republic

(c) Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic

(d) None of the above


4. Match the following leaders with their roles in the making of the Constitution of India:

1. (a) Motilal Nehru – (a) President of the Constituent Assembly

2. (b) B.R. Ambedkar – (b) Member of the Constituent Assembly

3. (c) Rajendra Prasad – (c) Chairman of the Drafting Committee


4. (d) Sarojini Naidu – (d) Prepared a Constitution for India in 1928

5. The Constitution of India is

(a) flexible

(b) rigid


(c) partly flexible and partly rigid

(d) none of these

6. India is a secular state because

(а) there is no state religion

(б) every citizen has the right to adopt and practice any religion

(c) no discrimination can be made among citizens on the basis of religion all of the above

7. Which among the following is not a feature of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Parliamentary form of government

(b) Federal form of government

(c) Double citizenship

(d) A written constitution

Answers Reasons:

1. (b) British Monarch and Parliament had accepted the demand of the

Indians to frame their own constitution. The Indian Parliament just did not exist at that time.



Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the President of the Constituent Assembly. Sh. J. L. Nehru was not a member of the Drafting Committee and Mahatma Gandhi was not even a member of the Constituent Assembly.



The original constitution declared India to be a Sovereign, Democratic Republic. The words ‘Socialist’ and ‘Secular’ were added by the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution passed in 1976.



a + d, (2) b + c, (3) c + a, (4) d + b.



For the purpose of amendment, our constitution has been divided into three parts, certain provisions of the constitution can be amended by a simple majority in Parliament, others by a 2/3 majority and yet other by 2/3 majority in Parliament plus its ratification by at least fifty per cent states.



The constitution forbids the state to discriminate among citizens on the basis of religion. Every citizen is free to adopt and practice any religion of his/her own choice.



The Constitution of India provides for single citizenship-citizenship of India. There is no separate state citizenship.