VII. CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS FOR SCs AND STs, WOMEN, CHILDREN AND OBCs
1. Which Article under the Constitution provides for the reservation of SCs and STs in
the Lok Sabha? ————– 300

2. In which year was ‘untouchability’ abolished in India? ——– 1950 

3. The following act does not amount to practicing untouchability ———- denying access to a home
4. ‘Self-incrimination’ means Compelling a person to ————– be a witness against himself
5. The Constitution seeks to protect the interests of the SCs and STs by reserving seats for them in ——- public services, in legislatures
6. Indian Constitution guarantees reservation to SCs and STs in ———- Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly
7. Seats for SCs and STs are not reserved in ——– Rajya Sabha
8. The Special Officer who looks into the working of the safeguards for SCs and STs is called as ——— Commissioner for SCs and STs
9. According to Marriage Act of 1954, the age is fixed at ____ years for men and ____ for women. ——–
21 and 18
10. The year ____ was declared as the year of women empowerment to the promotion of the development of women. ——– 2001



11. Who are considered to be the vulnerable group? ——- Women and Children
12. In which one of the following States is it constitutionally obligatory for the State to have a separate Minister for Tribal Welfare? ———–
13. The reservation for members of SCs and STs has been extended up to ————– 2010
14. Extension of reservation to SCs and STs for another 10 years is provided by way of ____ Constitutional Amendment. ——- 45th
15. Reservation for the SCs and STs in the Parliament and State Assemblies was extended up to 2010 by the Amendment —— 79th
16. Concept of ‘creamy layer’, propounded by Supreme Court with regard to reservations, refers to ——–economically better-off people
17. What is the maximum percentage of jobs that can be reserved by a State for backward class people in the government jobs? ——— 50%
18. The Tamil Nadu Reservation Act, which provides for 69% reservation in the jobs and educational institutional in the State, was placed in the Ninth Schedule by the Amendment —— 76th



19. Which Article provides for the National Commission of SCs / STs? ———- 338 / 338A
20. The National Commission for SCs and STs has to submit an Annual report to the ———– President
21. Which Article of the Indian Constitution empowers the President to appoint a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes in general and suggest ameliorative measures? ———- 342
22. Certain seats shall be reserved for the SCs and STs in Lok Sabha on the basis of their ——— Population
23. Minority Groups are recognized on the basis of their ——– Population
24. Special provisions relating to the Minorities are guaranteed under the Part _____. ———— XVI
25. Jobs are reserved for SC and ST people ——- both at the time of appointment and promotion
26. The Mandal Commission for backward classes was set up in ———- 1978
27. Which is the Commission appointed by the Government of India to investigate the conditions of socially and educationally backward classes of the society? ——— Mandal



28. Which of the following Prime Minister was in favour of implementation of the recommendation of the Mandal Commission? ————- V. P. Singh
29. Who is empowered to nominate Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha / Legislative Assembly? ———— President / Governor
30. How many members will be nominated by President / Governor from Anglo-Indian Community? ————– 2 / 1
31. In which one of the following States there is no reservation for the SCs for Lok Sabha? ——— Jammu & Kashmir
32. Under the Provisions of which Article of the Constitution, the Government abolished the practice of untouchability? ——– 17