Schedules in the Indian constitution



List of 12 Schedules of the Indian Constitution:

First Schedule - 
Article 1 and 4 I. THE STATES
II. THE UNION TERRITORIES

Second Schedule - 
[Articles 59(3), 65(3), 75(6), 97, 125, 148(3), 158(3), 164(5),186 and 221]


  • PART A -- Provisions as to the President and the Governors of States
  • PART B -- [Repealed.] 
  • PART C -- Provisions as to the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the House of the People and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council of a State 
  • PART D -- Provisions as to the Judges of the Supreme Court and of the High Courts 
  • PART E -- Provisions as to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India


Third Schedule - 
[Articles 75(4), 99, 124(6), 148(2),164(3), 188 and 219] Forms of Oaths or Affirmations

Fourth Schedule - 
[Articles 4(1) and 80(2)] Allocation of seats in the Council of States(Rajya Sabha)

Fifth Schedule - 
[Article 244(1)] Provisions as to the Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes

Sixth Schedule - 
[Articles 244(2) and 275(1)] Provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in [the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram]

Seventh Schedule - 
(Article 246) List I - Union List
List II - State List
List III - Concurrent List

Eight Schedule - 
[Articles 344(1) and 351] List of recognised languages

Ninth Schedule - 
(Article 31B) Validation of certain Acts and Regulations

Tenth Schedule - 
[Articles 102(2) and 191(2)] Provisions as to disqualification on ground of defection

Eleventh Schedule - 
[Article 243G] Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats

Twelfth Schedule - 
[Article 243W] Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities, etc.


Objective Questions on 12 Schedules of Indian Constitution frequently asked in SSC, CDS, NDA, PSC, Railways and other competitive examinations-

1. In the Eight Schedule which languages were added by 92nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003?
(a) Bodo, Maithili, Sindhi and Santhali
(b) Nepali, Maithili, Sindhi and Santhali
(c) Bodo, Maithili, Dogri and Santhali
(d) Bodo, Konkani, Sindhi and Santhali

2. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution prescribes distribution of seats in Rajya Sabha?
(a) 3rd Schedule
(b) 4th Schedule
(c) 8th Schedule
(d) 12th Schedule

3. Which schedule of the Constitution contains provision as to disqualification of MPs and MLAs on the ground of defection?
(a) 8th Schedule
(b) 9th Schedule
(c) 10th Schedule
(d) 12th Schedule

4. Currently how many Schedules are there in the Constitution of India?
(a) 8
(b) 10
(c) 12
(d) 14

5. At the time of adoption how many Schedules were there in the Indian Constitution?
(a) 6
(b) 8
(c) 10
(d) 12

6. 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution deals with?
(a) Schedule Tribes
(b) disqualification of MPs and MLAs on the ground of defection
(c) Panchayats
(d) Recognised Official Languages

7. Firms of Oath or Affirmations are contained in?
(a) 3rd Schedule
(b) 6th Schedule
(c) 10th Schedule
(d) 12th Schedule

8. By which Amendment Act, Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali were added to the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution?
(a) 42nd Amendment Act, 1976
(b) 44th Amendment Act, 1978
(c) 71st Amendment Act, 1992
(d) 74th Amendment Act, 1993

9. Which one of the following Schedule is not matched correctly?
(a) 3rd Schedule - forms of oaths or affirmations
(b) 4th Schedule - provisions as to President and the Governors of the States
(c) 7th Schedule - Union, State and Concurrent List
(d) 12th Schedule - Municipalities

Answers - 1(c), 2(b), 3(c), 4(c), 5(b), 6(d), 7(a), 8(c) and 9(b).