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How many Union Territories are there in India before 2019?
1. 9
2. 7
3. 5
4. 10

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 7

The correct answer is 7.

  • There are 7 Union Territories in India before 2019.
  • Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into 2 union territories in 2019 those are Jammu and Kashmir, Laddakh.
  • At present, there are 28 states and 8 Union territories in the country. 
  • On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.
  • UT of Jammu and Kashmir consists of two divisions: Jammu and Kashmir and it is further divided into 20 districts.

  • Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir was effective from October 31, 2019.
  • Lt. Governor & Administrator of Jammu and Kashmir - Shri Manoj Sinha 
  • Lt. Governor & Administrator of Laddakh - Shri Radha Krishna Mathur  

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