07 Feb 2022

Citizenship TNPSC Notes

TNPSC Group 2/2A Citizen and Citizenship Questions and Answer:

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The word ‘Citizen’ is derived from the Latin term ‘Civis’. It means a resident of a City State. The Constitution of India provides for a single and uniform citizenship for the whole of India. Articles 5 to 11 under part II of the Constitution deals with citizenship.

Citizenship Act (1955):

The Citizenship Act of 1955 provides for the acquisition and loss of citizenship after the commencement of the Constitution. This Act has been amended so far eight times. Acquisition of Citizenship According to the Citizenship Act, 1955, citizenship could be acquired through any of the following methods.

1. By Birth: All persons born in India on or after January 26, 1950, are treated as citizens by birth.

2. By Descent: A person born outside India on or after January 26, 1950, shall be a citizen of India by descent if his father is a citizen of India at the time of his birth.

3. By Registration: A person can acquire citizenship of India by registering with the appropriate authority.

4. By Naturalisation: A foreigner can acquire Indian citizenship, on the application for naturalization to the Government of India.

5. By Incorporation of Territory: In the event of a certain territory being added to the territory of India, the Government of India shall specify the persons of that territory who shall be citizens of India.

Loss of Citizenship:

The Citizenship Act of 1955 prescribes three ways of losing citizenship whether acquired under the Act or prior to it under the Constitution, viz, renunciation, termination, and deprivation.

1. It can be voluntarily renounced by a citizen.
2. It can be terminated if a person acquires the citizenship of some other country.
3. The central government can deprive a naturalized citizen if it is satisfied that the citizenship was acquired by fraud, false representation, or concealment of material facts or indulges in trade with enemy countries or if the person has been sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 2 years.

Citizenship Questions and Answers:

I. Choose the correct answer:

1. Which of the following is not a condition for becoming a citizen of India?

a) Birth b) acquiring property c) descent d) naturalization

2. ______________of the Constitution of India deals with the Citizenship.

a) Part II b) Part II Article 5-11   c) Part II Article 5-6   d) Part I Article 5-11

3. Who is called the first citizen of India?

a) The Prime Minister b) The President c) The Chief Minister  d) The Chief Justice of India

II Fill in the blanks:

1. _________of a state enjoy full civil and political rights.

2. Our Indian Constitution provides for only _________citizenship.

3. An Indian citizen who is residing outside India and holds an Indian passport are called_________.

4. All have right and __________responsibility citizens.

5. ___________ is an idea enabling young peopel to access and participate in shaping modern society.


  1. Citizens    2. Single    3. Non–Resident Indian    4. Civic    5. Global citizenship

III State true or false:

1. The USA has single citizenship.

Answer:  False
Correct statement:  The USA has dual citizenship.

2. OCI cardholder has voting rights in India.

Answer: False
Correct statement: OCI cardholder has no voting rights in India.

3. Citizens of India can enjoy Fundamental Rights guaranteed by our constitution.

Answer:  True

4. Nationality can be changed and citizenship can not be changed.

Answer:   False
Correct statement: Nationality cannot be changed and citizenship can be changed.

IV. Consider the following:

 Statements. Tick (✓) the appropriate answer

I. Indian Citizen of a person can be terminated if

II. A person voluntarily acquires the citizenship of some other country.

III. A person who has become a citizen through registration.

IV.  The Government of India is satisfied that citizenship was obtained by fraud.

V. a citizen who is by birth indulges in trade with an enemy country during the war.

a) I and II are correct.

b) I and III are correct

c) I, III, IV are correct.

d) I, II, III are correct.

Answer:   (b) I and III are correct

  1. Assertion (A): When Pondicherry becomes a part of India in 1962, the people who lived there became Indian citizens.

Reason (R): It was done by one of the provisions of the Act of 1955 – by incorporation of Territory.

a) R is the correct explanation of A

b) R is not the correct explanation of A

c) A is wrong but R is correct.

d) Both A and R are wrong.

Answer:  (a) R is the correct explanation of A


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