Constitutional Law CSS Paper 2003



NOTE: Attempt five questions in all, including question no. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks. Answer must be concise and thoughtful.

Q.1. Please comment on Charles Evans Hughe’s statement regarding the US constitution: “We are under constitution, but the constitution is what the judge say it is.”

Q.2. What is the importance of conventions in English Constitution?

Q.3. Discuss the administrative structure of judicature in trichotomy of powers under the Constitution of Pakistan.

Q.4. Compare and contrast the powers of Pakistan’s President with those of American President.

Q.5. Which of the three Constitutions of Pakistan i.e. 1956, 1962 and 1973 is the best and more comprehensive. Give an analytical comparison.

Q.6. “The French branches of government stand in between the British and American.” Discuss fully.

Q.7. “The Rajya Sabba is not a second chamber; it is instead a secondary chamber”. Discuss.


Q.8. Write only the correct answers.

(1) Highest court of appeal in U.K is:

(a) Village (b) County (c) Town (d) None of these

(2) Smallest unit of Local Government in U.K is:

(a) Village (b) County (c) Town (d) None of these

(3) The US Constitution is:

(a) Rigid (b) Flexible (c) Moderate (d) None of these

(4) If both the US President and Vice-President die, the next to succeed is:

(a) Speaker House of Representatives (b) President pro-tempore of the Senate (c) Secretary of State (d) None of these

(5) The final interpreter of US constitution is:

(a) The President (b) Senate (c) Supreme Court (d) None of these

(6) The French commune can be compared to Pakistan’s

(a) Province (b) District (c) Municipal Committee (d) None of these

(7) Which of the following term is not associated with debates in the House of Commons:

(a) The Kangaroo (b) The Guillotine (c) The Fox (d) None of these

(8) Which of the following is not an official in the administration of justice in England:

(a) Justice of Peace (b) Arbitrators (c) Juries (d) None of these

(9) The number of amendments so far made in the US Constitution is:

(a) 15 (b) 20 (c) 25 (d) None of these

(10) Which of the following is not member of Council of Common Interests:

(a) Prime Minister (b) Governors (c) Chief Ministers of Provinces (d) None of these

(11) Which of the following is a member of Cabinet in England, but not in Pakistan:

(a) Attorney General (b) Auditor General (c) Chief Election Commissioner (d) None of these

(12) The Head of State in Pakistan is:

(a) Prime Minister (b) President (c) Both of them (d) None of these

(13) Voting age in different states of USA are:

(a) 18 and 21 years (b) 17 and 21 years (c) 18 and 20 years (d) None of these

(14) The inaugural session of the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was held in Kara chi:

(a) From 10th to 14 August, 1947 (b) From 14th to 18th August, 1947 (c) From 14th to 18th August, 1949 (d) None of these

(15) Dual citizenship is a feature of:

(a) British Constitution (b) French Constitution (c) Indian Constitution (d) None of these

(16) The present Constitution of France was adopted by:

(a) Legislation (b) Referendum (c) Ordinance (d) None of these

(17) The Presidential electors in USA cast two votes, one for the president and the other for:

(a) Speaker (b) Vice-President (c) Secretary of State (d) None of these

(18) The Constitution of Russian Federation was ratified in:

(a) 1993 (b) 1918 (c) 1977 (d) None of these

(19) Under the 1962 Constitutoin of Pakistan, total number of Electors in Electoral College was:

(a) 5000 (b) 8000 (c) 10000 (d) None of these

(20) Subject matter of Articles 189, 201 and 203-GG of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 is:

(a) Ratio Decidendi (b) Precedents (c) Obiter dicta (d) None of these