Indian Constitution General Knowledge for Judiciary Exams

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In this article, we will discuss the Indian Constitution. We have seen that numerous questions from the Constitution come in judicial exams.

This article contains the following topics:

  1. Quick Constitution Revision Table
  2. Latest Amendments of the past five years

Before we begin, make sure you check out “How to Study Indian Constitution for Judiciary?”

Let’s get started.

Historical Indian Constitution General Knowledge facts to remember:

  1. The Indian Constitution was ready on 26th November 1949. However, it became official on 26th January 1950.
  2. The total time taken to draft the Constitution was two years, eleven months, and eighteen days.
  3. The Constituent Assembly was constituted in November 1946.
  4. B.R Ambedkar was the chairman of the Drafting Committee.
  5. M.N Roy gave the idea of the Constituent Assembly.

Legal General Knowledge facts to remember:

  1. On 26th November, India celebrates Constitution Day.
  2. Original Articles under Indian Constitution were 395 with 22 parts. Currently, it has 470 Articles with 25 parts.
  3. The Indian Constitution is the lengthiest constitution in the world.
  4. The latest constitutional amendment 105 has amended Article 342A. 
  5. Constitution replaced the Government Act of India, 1935.
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Want to know every latest constitutional update? Check out Clatalogue.

Quick Consitution Revision Table

S.No.ArticleSubjectParts
11-4Union and It’s TerritoryI
25-11Citizenship II
312-34Fundamental RightsIII
435-51Directive Principles of State PolicyIV
551-AFundamental DutiesIVA
652-151THE UNION
Ch.1: The Executive (52-78)
Ch. 2: Parliament (79-122)
Ch. 3: Legislative Powers of the President (123)
Ch. 4: The Union Judiciary (124- 147)
Ch. 5: Comptroller and Auditor-General of India (148-151)
V
7152-237THE STATES
Ch. 1: General (152)
Ch. 2: The Executive (153-167)
Ch. 3:The State Legislature (168-212)
Ch. 4: Legislative Powerr of the Governor (213)
Ch. 5: The High Courts in the States (214-232)
Ch. 6: Subordinate Courts (233-237)
VI
8238Omitted (7th Amendment) Act, 1956VII
9239-242The Union TerritoriesVIII
10243-243OThe PanchayatIX
11243P-24ZGThe MunicipalitiesIXA
12243ZH- 243ZTThe Co-operative SocitiesIX-B
13244-244AThe Scheduled and Tribal AreasX
14245- 263RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNION AND STATES
Ch. 1: Legislative Relations (245- 255)
Ch. 2: Administrative Relations (256-263)
XI
15264-300AFINANCE, PROPERTY, CONTRACTS AND SUITS
Ch.1: Finance (264-291)
Ch. 2: Borrowing (292-293)
Ch. 3: Property, Contracts, Rights, Liabilities, Obligations and Suits (294-300)
Ch. 4: Right to Property (300A)
XII
16301-307Trade, Commerce and Intercourse within the Territory of IndiaXIII
17308-323SERVICES UNDER THE UNION AND THE STATES
Ch. 1: Services (308-314)
Ch. 2: Public Service Commissions 315- 323)
XIV
18323A- 323BTribunalsXIVA
19324-329AElectionsXV
20330-342ASpecial Provisions Relating to Certain ClassesXVI
21343-351OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Ch. 1: Language of the Union (343-344)
Ch. 2: Regional Languages (345-347)
Ch. 3: Language of the Supreme Court, High Courts, Etc. (348-349)
Special Directives (350-351)
XVII
22352-360Emergency ProvisionsXVIII
23361-367MiscellaneousXIX
24368Amendment of the ConstitutionXX
25369-392Temporary, Transitional and Special ProvisionsXXI
26393 to 395Short title, commencement, authoritative text in Hindi and repealsXXII

Latest Amendments of the past five years

S.No.AmendmentsEnforcement DateObjectives
1101st1 July 2017Introduction of the Goods and Services Tax.
2102nd11 August 2018Constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes.
3103rd12 January 2019maximum of 10% Reservation for economically weaker sections with certain exceptions.
4104th25th January 2020It extended the reservation seats for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and states assemblies from 70 yrs. to 80 yrs.
It also removed the reserved seats for the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
5105th10 August 2021This amendment restored the power of the state governments to identify Other Backward Classes (OBCs) that are socially and economically backward. Before that only center was allowed to do that according to Supreme Court 2011 judgment.
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