States and the Union Territories -Old Year Questions

1. The Indian Parliament has the power to create a new State under which of the following Constitutional provisions?

(a) Article 1
(b) Article 2
(c) Article 3
(d) Article 4
(e) Article 5

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


2. The power to carve out a new State is vested in –

(a) The Parliament
(b) The President
(c) The Council of Ministers
(d) States’ Reorganisation Commission

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


3. Which one of the following is empowered to alter the boundaries of States under the Constitution of India?

(a) Parliament
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) President
(d) Supreme Court

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


4. Who among the following has the executive power to admit a State to the Union or establish new States?

(a) Parliament
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) Political Parties
(d) Central Government

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


5. With reference to the federal system in India, which of the Statements is/are correct?

1. States have no right to secede from the Union under the constitution of India.
2. Just advocacy of secession will have the protection of freedom of expression.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


6. After Independence, in which year were the Indian States reorganized on a linguistic basis?

(a) 1947
(b) 1951
(c) 1956
(d) 2000

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


7. According to Article 1 of the Indian Constitution, India is –

(a) Group of States
(b) Federation of States
(c) Confederation of States
(d) The Union of States

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


8. Which one of the following is not correct in the matter of the formation of new States?

(a) Parliament may by law form a new State.
(b) Such law shall contain provisions for the amendment of the First Schedule and the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution.
(c) Such law shall be deemed to be an amendment of the Constitution for the purpose of Article 368.
(d) No Bill for enacting such law shall be introduced in the Parliament unless it has been referred to the Legislature of the States, whose areas, boundaries, or name is affected.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


9. A Bill for the purpose of creating a new State in India must be passed by

(a) A simple majority in Parliament and ratification by not less than two-thirds of the States
(b) A simple majority in Parliament
(c) A two-third majority in Parliament and ratification by not less than two-thirds of the States
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


10. Creation of a new state requires a ……. majority for Constitutional Amendment.

(a) Simple
(b) Two-third
(c) Three-fourth
(d) Two-thirds plus ratification by half of all states
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


11. The consent of ………. is required for alternating its boundaries according to the Constitutional provisions.

(a) The state Legislatures under house is
(b) the Chief Minister is
(c) the state is
(d) the state is not

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


12. Union Territories in India are administered by:

(a) The President
(b) The Lt. Governor
(c) Home Minister
(d) Administrator

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


13. Assertion (A): India is not a Union.
Reason (R): The Union Parliament has the power to alter the area, boundary, and name of any State even without its consent.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Code :
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


14. Which among the following is not a ‘constitutional provision for the formation of new States?

(a) Increase the area of any State.
(b) Diminish the area of any State.
(c) Alter the name of any State.
(d) A State may include a Union territory.

U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013


15. Which of the following is NOT possible by a law of Parliament under Article 3 of the Constitution?

(a) Formation of new States
(b) Alteration of areas of States
(c) Alteration of boundaries of States
(d) Admission of new States

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


16. Consider the following statement and answer using the codes given below:

1. The term ‘Union of States, has been used in the constitution because Indian States, have no right of separation.
2. S.K. Dhar Commission had given preference to administrative convenience rather than language for re-organization of States.
3. The Congress Committee including Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, and Pattabhi Sitaramayya was not in favor of reorganization of States on the basis of language.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 1 and 2
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) All of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


17. Power to include or admit any State into the Union of India is given to

(a) President of India
(b) Prime Minister
(c) Parliament
(d) Supreme Court

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


18. If a new state is to be formed, which schedule of the constitution will need to be amended?

(a) Fifth
(b) Third
(c) Second
(d) First

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]


19. How many Union Territories are there in India?

(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


20. How many seats are reserved for UTs in Lok Sabha?

(a) 20
(b) 25
(c) 30
(d) There are no reserved seats

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


21. How many States and UTs did the States Reorganisation Commission create in 1956?

(a) 14 States and 6 UTs
(b) 17 States and 6 UTs
(c) 14 States and 8 UTs
(d) 17 States and 8 UTs

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


22. How many States and Union Territories are there in India?

(a) 25 States and 7 Union Territories
(b) 28 States and 7 Union Territories (including national capital territory-1)
(c) 24 States and 6 Union Territory
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002 (*)]


23. The number of Indian States after the formation of Telangana will be –

(a) 27
(b) 28
(c) 29
(d) 30

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


24. Which of the following is not a Union Territory?

(a) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(b) Daman and Diu
(c) Goa
(d) Puducherry

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


25. The capital of which state has not been renamed after the attainment of freedom?

(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) West Bengal
(c) Kerala
(d) Andhra Pradesh

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


26. Delhi is a/an –

(a) State
(b) Union territory
(c) Autonomous Council
(d) None of these

[42ndB.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997-98]


27. By which Constitutional amendment Delhi was given the status of National Capital Region?

(a) 67th
(b) 69th
(c) 68th
(d) 70th

[U.P.P.C.S. (R.I.) 2014]


28. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched in terms of the power of the President of India to make regulations for certain Union Territories under Article 240 of the Indian Constitution?

(a) 240(1) (a) – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(b) 240(1) (b) – Lakshadweep
(c) 240(1) (c) – Puducherry
(d) 240(1) (d) – Daman and Diu

[R.A.S/R.T.S (Pre) 2018]


29. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

(a) Goa attained full statehood in 1987
(b) Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambhat
(c) Daman and Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendment of the Constitution of India
(d) Dadra and Nagar Haveli were under French colonial rule till 1954

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


30. Sikkim became a state of India under

(a) 30th Amendment
(b) 32nd Amendment
(c) 35thAmendment
(d) 40th Amendment

[38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1999, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


31. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments integrated Sikkim as a full-fledged State of the Indian Union?

(a) 34th
(b) 35th
(c) 36th
(d) 37th

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


32. A separate Vananchal State carved out of Bihar can be made possible by –

(a) Passing the legislation in State Assembly
(b) Passing the ordinance by the Governor
(c) Completing Constitutional formalities
(d) None of these

[43rdB.P.S.C. (Pre) 1999]


33. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the formation of the following states as full States of the Indian Union?

(a) Sikkim–Arunachal Pradesh–Nagaland–Haryana
(b) Nagaland–Haryana–Sikkim–Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Sikkim–Haryana–Nagaland–Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Nagaland–Arunachal Pradesh–Sikkim–Haryana

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


34. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the formation of the following Indian States? Use the code given below to select the correct answer:

1. Chhattisgarh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
3. Jharkhand
4. Sikkim

Code :
(a) 4, 1, 3, 2
(b) 4, 2, 1, 3
(c) 3, 2, 1, 4
(d) 1, 4, 2, 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


35. In which year did the State of Jharkhand come into existence?

(a) 1988
(b) 1999
(c) 2000
(d) 2001

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


36. Chhattisgarh State came into existence on–

(a) 1 November, 2000
(b) 9 November, 2000
(c) 10 November, 2000
(d) 1 January, 2000

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


37. Uttarakhand State was created in –

(a) the year 1999
(b) the year 2000
(c) the year 2001
(d) the year 2002

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


38. The following States were created after 1960. Arrange them in ascending chronological order of their formation:

1. Haryana
2. Sikkim
3. Nagaland
4. Meghalaya

Choose your answer from the given code:

Code :
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 2, 3, 4, 1
(c) 3, 1, 4, 2
(d) 2, 4, 1, 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


39. Identify the correct chronological order in which the following States were created in India from the code given below :

1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Himachal Pradesh

3. Haryana
4. Sikkim

Code :
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 1, 3, 2, 4
(c) 4, 3, 1, 2
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


40. Consider the formation of the following States and arrange these in chronological order:

I. Goa
II. Telangana
III. Jharkhand
IV. Haryana

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) I, II, III, IV
(b) IV, I, III, II
(c) IV, II, III, I
(d) IV, III, I, II

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


41. The correct sequence of formation of the following States in ascending order is

(a) Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim
(c) Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim, Meghalaya
(d) Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


42. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List-I List-II
(State) (Year of coming to existence)
A. Nagaland 1. 2000
B. Jharkhand 2. 1962
C. Telangana 3. 1975
D. Sikkim 4. 2014

Codes :

(a) 4 1 2 3
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 1 3 4 2

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


43. The correct sequence of the formation of the following States in descending order is :

(a) Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana
(b) Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra
(c) Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana
(d) Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


44. Which of the following States of India was formed in 1948?

(a) West Bengal
(b) Assam
(c) Punjab
(d) Himachal Pradesh

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


45. Bihar as an Indian State was formed in

(a) 1911
(b) 1912
(c) 1936
(d) 2000

[64th B.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


46. One of the following statements is incorrect. Point out:

(a) The State of Mysore was renamed as Tamil Nadu
(b) Goa was separated from Daman and Diu
(c) The State of Bombay was split into Gujarat and Maharashtra
(d) Himachal Pradesh was previously on the list of the Union Territories.

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


47. ‘ULFA’ extremists are related to which state:

(a) Assam
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Punjab
(d) Jammu and Kashmir

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


48. ‘People’s War Group’ a terrorist organization is based in

(a) Tripura
(b) Assam
(c) Nagaland
(d) Andhra Pradesh

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1997]


49. The Kaveri River Water dispute is among which of the following states?

(a) Karnataka-Maharashtra-Goa-Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka-Tamilnadu-Maharashtra-Kerala
(c) Karnataka-Tamilnadu-Kerala-Andhra Pradesh
(d) Karnataka-Tamilnadu-Puducherry-Kerala

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


50. The Commission for Reorganisation of States on the Basis of Language was established in

(a) 1953
(b) 1956
(c) 1957
(d) 1960

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


51. The States were reorganized on the basis of language in–

(a) 1956
(b) 1960
(c) 1962
(d) 1973

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


52. Which is the first-ever State constituted on a linguistic basis?

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Karnataka

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


53. Which of the following is the first State in India formed on the basis of Languages?

(a) Kerala
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


54. Andhra Pradesh was created as a language-based state in–

(a) 1950
(b) 1953
(c) 1956
(d) 1961

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]