Legal GK: Citizenship under the Constitution of India

legal GK citizenship under the Indian Constitution
legal GK citizenship under the Indian Constitution

Citizenship under the Constitution of India



  • Which type of Citizenship Constitution has established for the whole of India?

Single citizenship


  • Which Part of Indian Constitution deals with citizenship?

Article 5-11


  • What are the ways of acquiring citizenship?
  • Birth
  • Decent
  • Naturalization
  • Registration


  • The concept of single citizenship other than India has been acquired by the Constitution of which country?

United Kingdom


  • Who is competent to provide citizenship guidelines?



  • To acquire citizenship by registration a person must have been resident in India for how many years immediately before making an application?

Five years


  • Who have the right to hold certain high offices such as those of the president, Vice-President, Governor of State etc.?

Citizens only


  • Every person shall be a citizen of India who has migrated from Pakistan to India before …….. And since then have been ordinarily residing in India.

19th July 1948


  • What is the meaning of Domicile according to Indian Constitution?

Permanent Home


  • In how many ways do Citizenship Act, 1955 provide for the acquisition of Indian citizenship after the commencement of Indian Constitution?

5 ways


  • Who can acquire the Indian citizenship by Naturalization?


But N.R.I. and Overseas Indians can’t acquire by this method.


  • If any new territory becomes a part of India, Who shall notify the persons of that territory to be citizens of India?

Government of India


  • What is known as a voluntary act by which a person after acquiring a citizenship of another country gives up his Indian citizenship?



  • What are the few ways of losing citizenship in India?
  • Deprivation
  • Renunciation
  • Termination




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