UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements regarding Constitutional Amendments.
    1. Private members cannot introduce Constitutional Amendment Bills in Parliament.
    2. President cannot send Constitutional Amendment Bills passed by Parliament back for reconsideration.
    3. All Constitutional Amendment Bills require a special majority in Parliament to be passed.
    4. There can be no Joint Session of Parliament for passing a Constitutional Amendment Bill.
    5. Article 368 covers all forms of Constitutional Amendments.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1, 2 and 4                    

    B)  2, 3 and 5

    C)  3, 4 and 5                    

    D)  2 and 4

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Constitutional Amendment Bill can be introduced either by a minister or by a private member. A number of provisions in the Conustitution can be amended by a simple majority of the two Houses of Parliament outside the scope of Article 368. President cannot sent for recousideration of constitutional Amendment Bil and treir no pronsion for joint sitting of parliament for passing the constitutional Amendment Bill under Article 108.

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