CSS Constitutional Law 2013




Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20x1=20)

  1. The framers of the American Constitution adopted the method of the powers between center and the state government.

(a) Balancing

(b) Concentrating

(c) Distributing

(d) None of these

  1. The Vice President of USA is also invited to attend the meetings of President’s Cabinet under .

(a) Law

(b) Constitution

(c) Convention

(d) None of these

  1. Outstanding characteristic of the American Constitution is of the powers and functions of the three principals organs.

(a) Amalgamation

(b) Separation

(c) Ameliorating

(d) None of these

  1. The newly elected President is inaugurated on 20th January since the passage of amendment of the Constitution.

(a) Seventeenth

(b) Eleventh

(c) Twentieth

(d) None of these

  1. The Presidential candidate losing a State election by even a narrow margin forfeits the electorate votes of the Sates.

(a) Half

(b) All

(c) Proportional

(d) None of these

  1. In UK the leadership of the House of Commons vests with the Prime Minister, whereas in USA the leads the House of Representatives.

(a) Lord Chancellor

(b) Speaker

(c) Kings Representative

(d) None of these

  1. The first Speaker known to have been chosen in 1377 was:

(a) Sir William Martin

(b) Sir Lowell Arnold

(c) Thomas Hungerford

(d) None of these

  1. General elections in UK are held within of the dissolution of sitting Parliament.

(a) 90 days

(b) 60 days

(c) 20 days

(d) None of these

  1. The House of Lord has also to exercise Jurisdiction.

(a) Advisory

(b) Appellate

(c) Preemptive

(d) None of these

  1. The Court of Appeal in the system of British Judiciary was set up by an Act of 1907 to hear appeals from the verdict of Jury in .

(a) Civil proceedings

(b) Matrimonial issues

(c) Criminal trial

(d) None of these

  1. The first chapter of the Constitution of France on might well be called the “testament of DeGaullism”.

(a) Sovereignty

(b) President

(c) Elections

(d) None of these

  1. Under the French Constitution International treaties are negotiated by the.

(a) Parliamentary Council

(b) Council of Premier

(c) Executive Council

(d) None of these

  1. The Constitution of Russian Federation as approved by Boris Yeltsin and later by a nation-wide Referendum came into force on .

(a) December 12. 1993

(b) December 15, 1993

(c) December 17, 1993

(d) None of these

  1. Indian Federal Structure is under the exclusive subordination of .

(a) President of India

(b) Rajia Sabha

(c) Council of Ministers of State

(d) None of these

  1. Precedents of Supreme Court of India are binding on:

(a) High Courts

(b) Constitutional Court of India

(c) Courts created under Indian Act of 1935

(d) None of these

  1. Definition of the State ‘Pakistan’ under Article-7 of the Constitution of 1973 includes:

(a) Azad Kashmir

(b) State Judiciary

(c) Province of Punjab

(d) None of these

  1. Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) may by law admit into the federation.

(a) New State

(b) Areas of High Seas

(c) No Man land (d) None of these

  1. The words Majlis-e-Shoora “(Parliament)” were substituted for the word Parliament by the .

(a) Revival of the Constitution of 1973 Order 1985

(b) Provisional Constitutional Order 1978

(c) Laws Continuance Enforce Order 1999

(d) None of these

  1. An act of ‘High Treason’ shall only be validated by .

(a) Parliamentary Commission

(b) Supreme Court

(c) President

(d) None of these

  1. Article of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 deals with administration of Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

(a) 201

(b) 247

(c) 278

(d) None of these


Q.2. Discuss the maxim that England is ruled not by reason but by Parliament. Answer with the support of Logical arguments. (20)

Q.3. Discuss the mechanism provided in Article 38 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 for promotion of social and economic well-being of the people of Pakistan. (20)

Q.4. Compare the procedure of appointments of Judges of the Superior Judiciary of Pakistan and India. (20)

Q.5. How would you compare the functions of American President with the President of France? (20)

Q.6. Discuss the proposals on reforms published by the Labour Government in the white paper, in November 1968, on future of Lords. (20)

Q.7. The principle of “Judicial Review” has built its stronger enclave in almost all Constitutions of democratic features. Why it has been under criticism in legal circles of Pakistan? (20)

Q.8. Discuss the structure of the Supreme Court of Russian Federation. (20)