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Constitutional Amendments

The Constituent assembly which drafted the original Constitution under the Chairmanship of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and which was approved on 26th November 1949 and came into effect on 26th january 1950 had originally 395 Articles and 8 schedules. Since then 92 Constitution amendments have taken place and the number of Articles and schedules have also increased. While it is not expected to rember all the Constitutional amendments, however you must be aware of the few latest amendments as wellas the few initial ones.Further, there have been certain constitutional amendments which are deemed to be important as they had either made significant changes to the constitution or have been hotly debated amongst constitutional Pundits. Take as short test on the Constitutional amendments:

1. By which constitutional amendment the word "secular" was inserted into the preamble

a. 42nd
b. 24th
c. 44th
d. 63rd


2. The original Constitution had 8 schedules. By which Constitutional amendment the 9th schedule was added to the Constitution

a. 5th
b. 42nd
c. 91st
d. 1st


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3. By which constitutional amendment act, the retirementb. age of the High court judges was raised from 60 to 62

a. 1st
b. 12th
c. 15th
d. 20th


4. By which Constitutional amendment act, the proclamation of emergency by the President and Governors was put beyond the jurisdiction of the courts

a. 31st
b. 38th
c. 42nd
d. 44th


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5. By which Constitutional amendment the provision of anti defection law was introduced in the constitution

a. 35th
b. 42nd
c. 52nd
d. 63rd


6. Which Constitutional amendment provided for the inclusion of 'bodo', 'Dogri', 'Maithili' and santhali into the 8th schedule

a. 24th
b. 63rd
c. 91st
d. 92nd


7. "Taxes on services" was included in the 7th schedule in Union list as 92C by which Constitutional amendment

a. 91st
b. 92nd
c. 81st
d. 53rd


8. Which Constitutional amendment act has restricted the number of Ministers including the Prime Minister at Central level and the number of Ministers including the Chief Minister at state level to 15% of the total members of the house

a. 89th
b. 90th
c. 91st
d. 92nd


9. 91st Constitutional amendment act has restricted the number of Ministers including the Chief Minister at state level to 15% of the total members of the house. However, the the number shall not be lesss than

a. 12
b. 15
c. 18
d. 20


10. Which Constitutional amendment act is regarded as mini constitution in itself

a. 38th
b. 42nd
c. 44th
d. 92nd


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