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State and Union Territories of India for IAS Prelims Preparation

State Legislature

  1. Composition & Organisation
  2. Proceedings
  3. Position of Legislative Council
  4. Privileges

State Executive

  1. Governor
  2. CM & Council of Ministers
  3. Advocate General

Union Territories

  1. Creation
  2. Administration
  3. Special Provisions
  • Laxmikant 4th edition: Chapters 26-29 and Chapter 36

[2014 Prelims]

1) Which one of the following statements is correct?
a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time.
b) The judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President.
c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post.
d) In the case of a Union territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt.Governor on the basis of majority support.

2) Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State?
1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule.
2. Appointing the ministers
3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislatures for consideration of the President of India
4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State government.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2,3,4
d) 1,2,3,4

[2015 Prelims]

1) Consider the following statements:
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 Legislative Council of that particular State.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both
d) None