GK Quiz on Election Commission of India (ECI)

Take the GK Quiz based on Election Commission of India below. Answer the questions diligently and go through each questions explanation to be better prepared for exams.
Created On: Jun 28, 2021 11:30 IST
Modified On: Jul 15, 2021 18:26 IST
Election Commission of India Quiz
Election Commission of India Quiz

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for the Union and State election processes in India. Take the quiz based on the Election Commission of India here. 

  1. Who was the first Election Commissioner of India?
  1. Sukumar Sen
  2. VS Ramadevi
  3. Shankar Dayal Sharma 
  4. Rajendra Prasad

Ans. a

Explanation: Sukumar Sen was the first Indian Civil Servant to become the Chief Election Commissioner of India. He served from 1950-1958. 

  1. Which article of the Indian Constitution states that there would be an Election Commission to control, direct elections in India
  1. Article 344
  2. Article 324
  3. Article 333
  4. Article 370

Ans. b

Explanation: Article 324 states that superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission.

  1. Choose the correct statement about Election Commission

i) It was a single member body 

ii) The commission consists of one Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners

iii) Earlier there was only one election commissioner but after Election Commissioner Amendment Act 1989, it became a multi member body. 

  1. i and ii
  2. ii and iii
  3. i, ii and iii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Originally the commission had only one election commissioner but after the Election Commissioner Amendment Act 1989, it has been made a multi-member body. It was never a single member body though. 

  1. Where is the Secretariat of the Election Commission located?
  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Gurgaon
  4. Chandigarh

Ans. a

Explanation: The secretariat of the commission is located in New Delhi.

  1. Who appoints the Election Commissioners?
  1. Chief Election Commissioner
  2. President of India
  3. Prime Minister of India
  4. Parliament of India

Ans. b

Explanation: The President appoints Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.

6. What is the tenure of the Election Commissioner of India?

  1. 5 years or 65 years of age, whichever earlier
  2. 6 years or 65 years of age,  whichever earlier
  3. 4 years or 63 years,  whichever earlier
  4. 5 years or 62 years,  whichever earlier

Ans. b

Explanation: The Election Commissioners have a fixed tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

  1. Which of the following is not correct about the Election Commissioners of India?

i) They enjoy the same status as Judges of the Supreme Court of India

ii) CEC may be removed from office through a motion adopted by Parliament on grounds of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: Commissioners enjoy the same status and receive salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India. CEC may be removed from office through a motion adopted by Parliament on grounds of ‘proved mis-behaviour or incapacity’

  1. What is the majority required to remove the Chief Election Commissioner of India?

i) Special majority of 2/3rd members present and voting 

ii) More than 50% of the strength of the house

iii) 2/3 of the total strength of the Lok Sabha 

  1. i and ii
  2. i and iii
  3. ii and iii
  4. i, ii, iii

Ans. a

Explanation: Removal of the Chief Election Commissioner requires a special majority of 2/3rd members present and voting supported by more than 50% of the total strength of the house.

9. Election Commission is a 

  1. Constitutional Body
  2. Statutory Body
  3. Elective Body
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Election Commission is a constitutional body.  

10. Who is the current Election Commissioner of India

  1. Sushil Chandra
  2. Sunil Arora
  3. Om Prakash Rawat
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Chief Election Commissioner of India is Sushil Chandra

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