PSC Repeated Questions on Preamble

PSC Repeated Questions: Preamble

This post is a compilation of frequently asked Kerala PSC questions on the topic, 'Preamble of the Constitution,' from past years. 


Previous Year Repeated PSC Questions on  Preamble


    Preamble (Introduction)

    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആത്മാവ്? ആമുഖം. (Male/Female Warden, 2018; LDC Idukki, 2011)
    • ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ജീവൻ ഏതാണ് ? ആമുഖം. (Instrument Mechanic, 2015)
    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ മനഃസാക്ഷി എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്നത്? ആമുഖം. (Fireman, 2015)
    • ഇന്ത്യയുടെ രാഷ്ട്രീയ ജാതകം എന്ന് വിളിക്കപ്പെടുന്നത് ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ഏത് ഭാഗത്തെയാണ്?  ആമുഖം. (LDC Kottayam, 2011)
    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം ഡ്രാഫ്റ്റിംഗ് കമ്മിറ്റിക്ക് മുമ്പാകെ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചത് ? ജവഹർലാൽ നെഹ്‌റു. (CPO/WPC, 2018)
      • Who proposed ‘the preamble’ before the Drafting Committee of the constitution of India? Jawaharlal Nehru. (Assistant Engineer Civil / Assistant Engineer Hydrology, 2016; Higher Secondary School Teacher (History) Junior, 2018))
    • ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം തയ്യാറാക്കിയത്? ജവഹർലാൽ നെഹ്‌റു. (SSLC Mains, Stage II, 2021)
      • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം എഴുതിയതാര്? ജവഹർലാൽ നെഹ്‌റു. (Police Constable, 2023)
      • The preamble of Indian Constitution prepared by – Jawaharlal Nehru. (II Grade Overseer / Draftsman Civil, 2016)
    • This Preamble embodies what is the desire of every member of the house, that the constitution should have its roots, its authority, its sovereignty from the people.” Who said this on the floor of Constituent Assembly in 1949? Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. (Armed Police Sub Inspector (Trainee), 2017)
    • The preamble of the Indian constitution was based on: (Non Vocational Teacher (English) Senior & Junior, 2023)    
      • (A) Government of India Act 1935
      • (B) Indian Independence Act 1947
      • (C) Objective Resolution by Jawaharlal Nehru
      • (D) Mountbatten Plan
    • Who introduced "Objective Resolution" in the Constituent Assembly? Jawaharlal Nehru. (Aeromodelling Helper/Sergeant, 2017)    
    • What reflects the quintessence of the constitution? The preamble. (Assistant Professor (IT) Engineering Colleges, 2016)
    • Identify the part of the Indian Constitution which reflects the mind and ideals of the framers – Preamble. (Librarian Grade IV - State Central Library, 2016) 
    • ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖത്തിന്‌ ഏതു രാജ്യത്തെയാണ് ഇന്ത്യ മാതൃകയാക്കിയിട്ടുള്ളത്? അമേരിക്ക. (Boat Deckman, 2017) 
      • The preamble of Indian Constitution has been borrowed from – America.  (PTHST/HST (Hindi, 2023) 
      • The Preamble of the Constitution of India got inspiration from which constitution? USA. (Legal Assistant Gr.II, 2022)
    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ തിരിച്ചറിയൽ കാർഡ് എന്ന് എൻ. എ. പൽക്കിവാല വിശേഷിപ്പിച്ചത്  – ആമുഖം.  (SSLC Main: Assistant Salesman, 2021)
    • ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖത്തെ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ താക്കോൽ എന്ന് വിശേഷിപ്പിച്ചതാര്? കെ.എം. മുൻഷി.  (Women Police Constable (APB), 2014)
    • _______ of the constitution indicate that the people of India are the source of authority behind the Constitution – Preamble.  (Degree Level Preliminary, 2021)
    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖത്തിൽ പരാമർശിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന തീയതി –  26 നവംബർ 1949.  (Plus two level preliminary 2021)
    • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം ആരംഭിക്കുന്നത്  – നാം, ഭാരതത്തിലെ ജനങ്ങൾ.  (Motor Mechanic, Tradesman (Automobile Mechanic), 2022)
    • As per Indian Constitution, the term 'WE' in the preamble means  – (Sergeant, 2019)
      • (A) Indian People   (B) Indian Parliament   (C) Indian Ministers  (D) Indian President 
    • Which one of the following is NOT a part of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution? (High School Teacher English , 2022)
      • (A) Socialism      (B) Secularism      (C) Democracy    (D) Federalism
    • Which one of the following type of justice is not mentioned in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution?   (Higher Secondary School Teacher (Physics) Special recruitment, 2016)
        • (A) Political Justice              (B) Social Justice
        • (C) Economic justice            (D) None of the above
      • Which among the following statements are not true with regard to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution?  (Junior Assistant/ Assistant Gr II/ EDP Assistant, 2022)
        1. The Preamble was inspired by the 'objective resolution' adopted by the constituent assembly
        2. Preamble is enforceable in a court of law
        3. The Preamble indicates the sources of the Constitution
        4. Preamble establishes a federal constitution for India.
          • (A) 1 and 3   (B) 2 and 4  (C) 4 only   (D) 3 only
      • The preamble of the constitution of India serves two purposes" - Identify them. (Non Vocational Teacher in Physics (Senior), 2022)
        • (i)    Indicates the sources from which the constitution derives its authority.
        • (ii)   Ideals of the resolutions are faithfully embodied
        • (iii)  It states the objects which the Constitution seeks to establish and promote.
        • (iv)  Protect the ultimate sovereignty of the people of India
        •       (A) (i) and (ii)     (B) (iii) and (iv)    (C) (ii) and (iv)         (D) (i) and (iii)
      • Which of the following statements is/are correct with reference to the Preamble of Indian Constitution ?  (Police Constable (Telecommunications), 2022)
        •  i. Preamble is the Soul of the Constitution.
        •  ii. Preamble provides a key to understanding and interpretation of the Constitution.
        •  iii. Preamble speaks about the ideal and philosophy of the Constitution.
        •  iv. The Preamble contains the fundamental principles.
        •       (A) Only ii and iii      (B) Only i and iv    (C) Only i and iii       (D)All of the above (i, ii, iii and iv)
      • The preamble of the Indian Constitution (Higher Secondary School Teacher (Political Science), 2023)
        • i. Is an introductory statement that explains the document's philosophy and objectives. 
        • ii. It declares the nation's commitment to secure justice, liberty and equality.
        • iii. It lays down the objectives of the Constitution.
          • (A) Only i and iii   (B) Only iii  (C) Only i  (D) All of the above
      • (1) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar considered Article 32 is the heart and soul of the Constitution.  
      • (2) Jawaharlal Nehru proclaimed Preamble is the soul of our Constitution.
      • Which one of the statement is correct ?  (Investigator (Anthropology / Sociology), 2023)
        • (1) 1 and 2 is correct.
        • (2) 1 correct 2 incorrect.
        • (3) 1 not correct 2 correct.
        • (4) 1 and 2 are incorrect.
        •       (A) 1      (B) 2    (C) 3     (D) 4

      Article 42

      • The preamble of Indian Constitution was first amended in – 1976.  (Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board, 2019)
      • The Preamble of the Indian Constitution was for the first time amended by the – 42nd Amendment(Junior Instructor (Software Testing Assistant) Industrial Training, Industrial Training, 2019)
        • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം ഭേദഗതി ചെയ്തത് ഏത് ആർട്ടിക്കിൾ പ്രകാരമാണ്? ആർട്ടിക്കിൾ 42. (Boot Foreman - Jails, 2014)
      • Which Amendment of Indian Constitution is known as 'Mini Constitution'?  42nd(Jr Lecturer in Bharathanatyam, 2017)
        • ചെറുഭരണഘടന എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന ഭേദഗതി –  42(Beat Forest Officer, 2023)
      • Which among the following is termed as 'mini constitution' regarding Indian constitution? (Investigator (Anthropology/Sociology), 2017) 
        • (A) The Preamble
        • (B) Fundamental Rights
        • (C) 42nd Amendment
        • (D) 44th Amendment
      • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖം എത്ര തവണ ഭേദഗതി ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട് ? 1. (Village Field Assistant, 2023)
      • The word ‘Integrity’ was added in the preamble of the Indian Constitution as per which of the following Constitution Amendment Act ? (Sub Inspector of Police 2022)
        •  A) 42nd Amendment Act B) 44th Amendment Act
        •  C) 1st Amendment Act D) 103rd Amendment Act
      • The words 'Unity and Integrity of Nation' in the preamble was substituted for the word 'Unity of Nation' by – 42nd Amendment. (Dairy Extension Officer, 2017)
      • The term 'Secular' was added in the preamble to the Indian Constitution by – 42nd Amendment(Confidential Assistant, Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board, 2018) 
      • The words "SOCIALIST SECULAR" were added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by which Constitutional Amendment? 42nd. (Special Branch Assistant, Police 2013; Data Entry Operator, 2022) 
        • Which amendment of the constitution added the words ‘Socialist and Secular in the Preamble’? 42nd Amendment. (Clerk/Cashier, District Co-operative bank, 2015)
      • Which of the following words were added to the preamble through an amendment in the Constitution carried out during emergency in 1976?  (Lineman- Public Works (Electrical Wing), 2016)
        • (A) Socialist and Secular
        • (B) Socialist and Republic
        • (C) Secular and Democratic
        • (D) Sovereign and Democratic/li>
      • Which among the following word was added to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution by the 42nd Amendment? (Degree Prelims Stage I, 2023)
        • (A) Sovereign       (B) Socialist    (C) Democratic     (D) Republic
      • Inclusion of the word 'Fraternity' in the preamble of Indian Constitution is proposed by? Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.  (Draughtsman Gr II, Survey & Land Records, 2016)
      • Consider the following statements:   (Statistical Assistant Grade II, 2022)
      • Statement 1: The 42nd Constitutional Amendment added words 'socialist and secular' to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
      • Statement 2: 42nd Constitutional Amendment added the word 'integrity' to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
      • Select the correct answer
        • (A) Statement A is correct, B is incorrect
        • (B) Statement A is incorrect, B is correct
        • (C) Both statements are incorrect
        • (D) Both statements are correct
      • Which of the following statement is / are wrong about fourty second Indian Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976? (High School Teacher English, 2023)
        • (i) Sovereign, Democratic, Republic were added to the constitution
        • (ii) Sovereign, socialist, republic were added to the constitution
        • (iii) Sovereign, secular, republic were added to the constitution
          • (A) Only (i and ii)               (B) Only (ii and iii)
          • (C) Only (i)                         (D) All of the above (i, ii and iii)
      • The Constitution of India is the longest Written National Constitution in the World. The Constitution declares India a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular and Democratic Republic, assures its citizens justice, equality and liberty and endeavors to promote fraternity. The words ‘‘secular’’ and ‘‘socialist’’ were added to the preamble by – 42nd amendment act in 1976. (Physical Education Teacher (HS), 2023)

              Supreme Court Cases

              • "The term 'law' in Article 21 of the Constitution refers to positive or state made law and not natural justice and this meaning of the language of Art. 21 cannot be modified with reference to preamble."
              •  The above observations on the utility of preamble as an aid of interpretation was made by the Supreme Court in –  A. K. Gopalan Vs. State of Madras (AIR 1950 SC 27). (Lecturer in Botany, 2017)
              • In which case the Supreme court of India held that the Preamble is not a part of the constitution? The Berubari Union Case, 1961.  (Junior Instructor (Wireman), 2019)
                • In which case the Supreme court of India held that the Preamble is not a part of the constitution? Berubari Case. (HSST Geography (Junior), 2018)
                • The Supreme Court held that Preamble is a part of the Indian Constitution in the – Berubari Case. (HSST (Jr) Journalism, 2019)
              • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ആമുഖവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട തെറ്റായ പ്രസ്താവന/പ്രസ്താവനകൾ ഏവ? (Junior Project Assistant, 2023)
                • (1) ബെറുബാരി കേസിലൂടെ ആമുഖം ഭരണഘടനയുടെ അവിഭാജ്യ ഘടകമല്ലെന്നു പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു.
                • (2) കേന്ദ്ര ഗവണ്മെന്റും എൽ.ഐ.സി.യും തമ്മിലുള്ള കേസിൽ ആമുഖം ഭരണഘടനയുടെ അവിഭാജ്യ ഘടകമാണെന്ന് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു. 
                • (3) ആമുഖത്തിൽ ഗാന്ധിജിയുടെ പേര് ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നു.
                • (4) ആമുഖം ഒരിക്കൽ മാത്രമാണ് ഭേദഗതി ചെയ്തിട്ടുള്ളത്
                  • (A) 2,3         (B) 3,4       (C) 1,2        (D) 3

              Kesavananda Bharati Case

              • ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട കേശവാനന്ദ ഭാരതി കേസിൽ താഴെ പറയുന്നവയിൽ ശരിയായ പ്രസ്താവന ഏത്(Office Attendant, Laboratory Attender, 2021)
                • A) ആമുഖം ഇന്ത്യൻ ഭരണഘടനയുടെ ഭാഗമാണെന്ന് സുപ്രീംകോടതി പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു.
                • B) ഭരണഘടനയുടെ അടിസ്ഥാന ഘടന എന്ന ആശയം സുപ്രീംകോടതി കൊണ്ടു വന്നു. 
                • C) ആമുഖം ഭരണഘടനയുടെ അവിഭാജ്യ ഘടകമല്ലെന്നു സുപ്രീംകോടതി പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു.
                • D) A, B, C, D, എന്നീ പ്രസ്താവനകൾ ശരിയാണ്. 
              • Which Amendment was challenged in Kesavananda Bharati case? 24th.  (HSST English Jr SR, 2016)
              • In which case the Supreme court of India introduced the concept of "Basic Structure of the Constitution"? Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala. (Armed Police Sub Inspector (Trainee), 2017)
              • Parliament cannot amend the provisions which form the ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution. This was ruled by the Supreme Court in ? Kesavananda Bharati Case. (High School Teacher English, 2022)
              • Two statements are given below - one labelled Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reasoning (R). Read the statements carefully and choose the optionthat correctly describes statements (A) and (R).  (Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Sociology 2023)
                • Assertion (A): Preamble is justiciable
                • Reasoning (R):   Kesavananda Bharati case accepted preamble as an integral part of the                          constitution.
                •         (i)   Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
                •         (ii)  Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
                •         (iii) (A) is true but (R) is false
                •         (iv) (A) is false but (R) is true
              • Which case is popularly known as "Fundamental Rights Case'? Kesavananda Bharati Case vs State of Kerala. (Lecturer in Hindi, 2015)
              • In which of the following cases did Justice K. S. Hegde observe that Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy constituted the ‘Conscience of the Constitution’ ? (Sub Inspector of Police 2022)
                •  (A) Kesavananda Bharati vs State of Kerala
                •  (B) M.C. Mehta vs Union of India
                •  (C) Mohini Jain vs State of Karnataka
                •  (D) D. K. Basu vs State of West Bengal
              • Two statements are given below - one labelled Assertion (A) and the other labelled Reasoning (R). Read the statements carefully and choose the option that correctly describes statements (A) and (R). (HSST (Junior) Sociology, 2023)
                •  Assertion (A): Preamble is justiciable.
                • Reasoning (R): Kesavananda Bharati case accepted preamble as an integral part of the constitution.
                  •  (A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
                  •  (B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
                  •  (C) (A) is true but (R) is false
                  •  (D) (A) is false but (R) is true
              • In which case the Supreme Court of India has revoked the concept of 'prospective over ruling'? Keshavananda Bharati Vs. State of Kerala. (HSST (Junior) Sanskrit, 2023)

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