General Knowledge Questions : Elections in India - Part 1

1. Who demarcates the boundaries of the 543 Parliamentary constituencies in India?
2. The main basis for allocation of seats to various States in the Lok Sabha?
3. Out of the 7 Union Territories in India,only 2 have Legislative Assembly. Which are they?
4. The decision of Delimitation Commission can be challenged by Supreme Court. True or False?
5. The final verdit of election disputes is proclaimed by the Election Commission of India.True or False?
6. What is the minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha or Assembly election ?
7. If a person am not registered as a voter in any Constituency, can he/she contest in election?
8. If some body is convicted for some offense and he/she is sentenced to imprisonment for 3 years, can he/she contest in elections?
9. How much is the security deposit for Lok Sabha election?
10. For an independent candidate or a candidate of unrecognized political party, how many proposers are required while filing nominations?

A1. Delimitation Commission. Under Article 82 of the Constitution, the Parliament enacts a Delimitation Act after every census. After commencement of the Act, the Central Government constitutes a Delimitation Commission. This Delimitation Commission demarcates the boundaries of the Parliamentary Constituencies as per provisions of the Delimitation Act. The present delimitation of constituencies has been done on the basis of 2001 census figures under the provisions of Delimitation Act, 2002. The Constitution of India was specifically amended in 2002 not to have delimitation of constituencies till the first census after 2026. It is also known as Boundary commission of India.
A2. Population of the state.
A3. Delhi and Pondicherry.
A4. False. The Commission is a powerful body whose orders cannot be challenged in a court of law.
A5. False. It is done by Judiciary (High court).
A6. Twenty Five Years.Article 84 (b) of Constitution of India provides that the minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha election shall be 25 years. Similar provision exists for a candidate to the Legislative Assemblies - Article 173 (b) of the Constitution.
A7. No. Sec 4 (d) of Representation People Act, 1951 precludes a person from contesting unless he is an elector in any parliamentary constituency.
8. No. As per Section 8 (3) of R. P. Act, 1951, if a person is convicted of any offence and sentenced to an imprisonment of 2 years or more, this will be disqualification to contest elections.
9. Rupees Ten Thousand. For Assembly election, it is Rupees Five Thousand.
A10. 10. But for a recognised National or State party candidate only 1 proposer is enough.