Constitutional Law CSS Paper 1999

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1999
Constitutional Law

Maximum Marks: 100 Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Note: Answer any FIVE questions in all, including Question No 8, which is Compulsory. All questions carry equal marks. Answer must be concise and thoughtful.

1 What means and methods are available to the president of US to influence law making

2 Examine the place of conversions in the British constitutional framework.

3 Analyse the powers of the French National Assembly.

4 Detail out the institutional framework of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

5 Write short notes on: (a) Judicial Review in US (b) Democratic Centralism in SU (c) King can do no wrong in UK (d) Council of Common Interest in Pakistan

6 Analyse the Constitutional provisions guaranteeing Islamic Laws in Pakistan.

7 The Indian Constitution vests autocratic powers in Presidency during emergency. Comment.

8 Write only the correct answer in the answer book. Don’t reproduce the questions:

(i) The number of electors from Washington in the electoral college is: (a) one (b) three (c) five (d) seven (e) none of these

(ii) The American Declaration of Independence was issued in: (a) 1772 (b) 1776 (c) 1781 (d) 1787 (e) none of these

(iii) The number of Presidents removed from office through impeachment in US is/are: (a) none (b) one (c) two (d) three

(iv) The number of Presidents serving for more than eight years in US is: (a) none (b) one (c) two (d) three

(v) Britain has: (a) one party system (b) One dominant party system (c) Two party system (d) Multi party-system

(v) The British Parliament Act of 1911 as amended in 1949, in legislation: (a) Equaled the two houses (b) Pitted the two houses against each other (c) Established the superiority of House of commons (d) Established the superiority of House of Lords

(vii) The British House of Lords in composition is: (a) homogenous (b) heterogeneous (c) all spiritual (d) all hereditary

(viii) Enduring constitutional arrangement has been established in France under the: (a) Third Republic (b) Fourth Republic (c) Fifth Republic (d) Sixth Republic

(ix) The number of referendums held under de Gaulle in France are: (a) three (b) four (c) five (d) six (e) none of these

(x) The French Senate is comprised: (a) 279 members (b) 281 members (c) 283 members (d) 285 members (e) 321 members

(xi) The Vice-President of US is elected for: (a) Two years (b) Three years (d) Five years (c) Four years

(xi) The Soviet Union was dissolved in: (a) 1989 (b) 1990 (c) 1991 (d) 1992

(xii) Mikhail Gorbachev was Soviet Union’s: (a) Last President (b) Last but one President (c) Last but two President (d) Last but three President

(xiv) The number of Prime Minister removed from office through the dissolution of National Assembly in Pakistan is: (a) four (b) five (c) six (d) seven

(xv) The Senate in Pakistan is partially re-elected after every: (a) two years (b) three years (c) four years (d) six years

(xvi) The number of amendments effected in the Pakistani Constitution are: (a) thirteen (b) fourteen (c) fifteen (d) sixteen

(xvii) The Constitution of Pakistan during Z.A. Bhutto’s regime was amended: (a) Five times (b) Six times (c) Seven times (d) Eight times

(xviii) The membership of Lok Sabha in India stands at: (a) 540 (b) 545 (c) 550 (d) 555

(xix) The Indian President is elected for a period of: (a) Four years (b) Five years (c) Six years (d) Seven Years

(xx) The Indian Lok Sabha elected in 1999 is: (a) 10th (b) 11th (c) 12th (d) 13th in order

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