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At present, there are _______ Lok Sabha constituencies This number has NOT changed since 1971.
1. 543
2. 534
3. 556
4. 565

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 543

The correct answer is 543.

  • Lok Sabha is also known as a lower house or a temporary house.
    • The total strength of the Lok Sabha is 552 members out of which 2 members were nominated to Lok Sabha by President from Anglo Indian Community (persons whose either mother or father or ancestors belongs to Great Britain).
    • In January 2020 The seats reserved for Anglo Indians in Parliament and State Legislatures of India were discontinued by the 126th Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2019 enacted as 104th Constitutional Amendment Act 2019.
    • The tenure of Lok Sabha is 5 years and it can be dissolved by the President of India before the expiration of tenure.
    • The first male speaker of Lok Sabha is Ganesh Vasudeo Mavalankar and the first female speaker is Meira Kumar.
    • At present, there are 543 Lok Sabha constituencies and this number has not changed since 1971.

 

State/ Union Territory Number of Constituencies
Assam 14
Andhra Pradesh 25
Arunachal Pradesh 2
Bihar 40
Chhattisgarh 11
Gujarat 26
Goa 2
Himachal Pradesh 4
Haryana 10
Jharkhand 14
Jammu and Kashmir 5
Kerala 20
Karnataka 28
Mizoram 1
Meghalaya 2
Madya Pradesh 29
Maharashtra 48
Manipur 2
Nagaland 1
Odisha 21
Punjab 13
Rajasthan 25
Sikkim 1
Tripura 2
Telangana 17
Tamil Nadu 39
Uttarakhand 5
Uttar Pradesh 80
West Bengal 42
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1
Puducherry 1
Chandigarh 1
National Capital Territory of Delhi 7
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1
Daman and Diu 1
Lakshadweep 1
Ladakh 1

  • Conditions to be fulfilled to become a member of Lok Sabha or an Assembly: 
    • He/she must be a citizen of India.
    • He/she must have completed the age of twenty-five years.
    • He/she must be registered as a voter in any Parliamentary Constituency.
    • Others as prescribed by Parliament from time to time.

Minimum age required

to become

25 Years

Member of Lok Sabha, Member of Legislative Assembly, Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister.

30 Years

Member of Rajya Sabha, Member of Legislative Council.

35 Years

President of India, Vice President of India, Governor of any State.

21 Years

Sarpanch.

 

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