Dec 28, 2022
The Constitution of India is the backbone of this country. The entire structure of the government and all the institutions that come under it are governed by the Constitution. Therefore, UPSC aspirants must be thoroughly familiar with the Indian Constitution and everything associated with it.
In this blog post, we shall look at an index or a summary of the Constitution of India. It is updated to the latest amendments and will serve as the right reference for UPSC aspirants.
The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949 and came into force on 26th January 1950.
In Indian Constitution, there are 448 articles divided into 25 parts, 12 schedules and 5 appendices. Moreover, there have been more than 100 amendments to the Constitution of India.
However, to prepare for the IAS exam it is not necessary to remember every article of the Constitution. Hence, only those articles which are necessary from the perspective of the UPSC CSE have been mentioned in this post.
The Constitution of India is the most important document and there is even a Constitution Day of India to celebrate the adoption of the constitution. Before we move any further, if you want more background on the backbone of the government, then read about the Why and How of the Constitution.
Now let’s begin.
The Preamble is the preface or introduction to the Constitution and it lays down the basic principles and objectives of the Constitution. It is a document that sets out the guiding purpose, principles and philosophy of the Constitution.
WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.
Now let us look at the parts of the Constitution.
1 - Name and territory of the Union.
2 - Admission or establishment of new States.
2A - [Repealed.]
3 - Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States.
4 - Laws made under articles 2 and 3 to provide for the amendment of the First and the Fourth Schedules and supplemental, incidental and consequential matters.
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5 - Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution.
6 - Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan.
7 - Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan.
8 - Rights of citizenship of certain persons of Indian origin residing outside India.
9 - Persons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign State not to be citizens.
10 - Continuance of the rights of citizenship.
11 - Parliament to regulate the right of citizenship by law.
Part-III: Fundamental Rights
12 - Definition.
13 - Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of the fundamental rights.
14 - Equality before law.
15 - Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
16 - Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.
17 - Abolition of Untouchability.
18 - Abolition of titles.
19 - Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech, etc.
20 - Protection in respect of conviction for offences.
21 - Protection of life and personal liberty.
21A - Right to education
22 - Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases.
23 - Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour.
24 - Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc.
25 - Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion.
26 - Freedom to manage religious affairs.
27 - Freedom as to payment of taxes for promotion of any particular religion.
28 - Freedom as to attendance at religious instruction or religious worship in certain educational institutions.
29 - Protection of interests of minorities.
30 - Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions.
31 - [Repealed.]
31A - Saving of Laws providing for the acquisition of estates, etc.
31B - Validation of certain Acts and Regulations.
31C - Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive principles.
31D - [Repealed.]
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32 - Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by this Part.
32A - [Repealed.]
33 - Power of Parliament to modify the rights conferred by this Part in their application to Forces, etc.
34 - Restriction on rights conferred by this Part while martial law is in force in any area.
35 - Legislation to give effect to the provisions of this Part.
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36 - Definition.
37 - Application of the principles contained in this Part.
38 - State to secure a social order for the promotion of the welfare of the people.
39 - Certain principles of policy to be followed by the State.
39A - Equal justice and free legal aid.
40 - The organisation of village panchayats.
41 - Right to work, to education, and to public assistance in certain cases.
42 - Provision for just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief.
43 - Living wage, etc., for workers.
43A - Participation of workers in the management of industries.
43B - Promotion of cooperative societies.
44 - Uniform civil code for the citizens.
45 - Provision for free and compulsory education for children.
46 - Promotion of educational and economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other weaker sections.
47 - The duty of the State is to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve public health.
48 - The organisation of agriculture and animal husbandry.
48A - Protection and improvement of environment and safeguarding of forests and wildlife.
49 - Protection of monuments and places and objects of national importance.
50 - Separation of judiciary from the executive.
51 - Promotion of international peace and security.
51A - Fundamental duties.
The President and Vice-President
52 - The President of India.
53 - The executive power of the Union.
54 - Election of President.
55 - Manner of election of President.
56 - Term of office of President.
57 - Eligibility for re-election.
58 - Qualifications for election as President.
59 - Conditions of the President’s office.
60 - Oath or affirmation by the President.
61 - Procedure for impeachment of the President.
62 - Time of holding the election to fill the vacancy in the office of President and the term of office of the person elected to fill the casual vacancy.
63 - The Vice-President of India.
64 - The Vice-President to be ex officio Chairman of the Council of States.
65 - The Vice-President to act as President or to discharge his functions during casual vacancies in the office, or during the absence, of the President.
66 - Election of Vice-President.
67 - Term of office of Vice-President.
68 - Time of holding the election to fill the vacancy in the office of Vice-President and the term of office of the person elected to fill the casual vacancy.
69 - Oath or affirmation by the Vice-President.
70 - Discharge of President’s functions in other contingencies.
71 - Matters relating to, or connected with, the election of a President or Vice-President.
72 - Power of the President to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases.
73 - The extent of executive power of the Union.
74 - Council of Ministers to aid and advise the President.
75 - Other provisions as to Ministers.
76 - Attorney-General for India.
77 - Conduct of business of the Government of India.
78 - Duties of Prime Minister with respect to the furnishing of information to the President, etc.
79 - Constitution of Parliament.
80 - Composition of the Council of States.
81 - Composition of the House of the People.
82 - Readjustment after each census.
83 - Duration of Houses of Parliament.
84 - Qualification for membership of Parliament.
85 - Sessions of Parliament, prorogation and dissolution.
86 - Right of President to address and send messages to Houses.
87 - Special address by the President.
88 - Rights of Ministers and Attorney-General as respects Houses.
89 - The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of States.
90 - Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the office of Deputy Chairman.
91 - Power of the Deputy Chairman or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Chairman.
92 - The Chairman or the Deputy Chairman is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.
93 - The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of the People.
94 - Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
95 - Power of the Deputy Speaker or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Speaker.
96 - The Speaker or the Deputy Speaker is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.
97 - Salaries and allowances of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
98 - Secretariat of Parliament.
99 - Oath or affirmation by members.
100 - Voting in Houses, power of Houses to act notwithstanding vacancies and quorum.
101 - Vacation of seats.
102 - Disqualifications for membership.
103 - Decision on questions as to disqualifications of members.
104 - Penalty for sitting and voting before making an oath or affirmation under article 99 or when not qualified or when disqualified.
Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and its Members
105 - Powers, privileges, etc., of the Houses of Parliament and of the members and committees thereof.
106 - Salaries and allowances of members.
107 - Provisions for the introduction and passing of Bills.
108 - Joint sitting of both Houses in certain cases.
109 - Special procedure in respect of Money Bills.
110 - Definition of “Money Bills”.
111 - Assent to Bills.
112 - Annual financial statement.
113 - Procedure in Parliament with respect to estimates.
114 - Appropriation Bills.
115 - Supplementary, additional or excess grants.
116 - Votes on account, votes of credit and exceptional grants.
117 - Special provisions as to financial Bills.
118 - Rules of procedure.
119 - Regulation by law of procedure in Parliament in relation to financial business.
120 - Language to be used in Parliament.
121 - Restriction on discussion in Parliament.
122 - Courts not to inquire into proceedings of Parliament.
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123 - Power of the President to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Parliament.
124 - Establishment and constitution of Supreme Court.
124A - National Judicial Appointments Commission. (Declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, however not repealed by the Parliament)
124B - Functions of Commission.
124C - Power of Parliament to make law.
125 -Salaries, etc., of Judges.
126 - Appointment of acting Chief Justice.
127 - Appointment of ad hoc judges.
128 - Attendance of retired Judges at sittings of the Supreme Court.
129 - Supreme Court to be a court of record.
130 - Seat of Supreme Court.
131 - Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
131A - [Repealed.]
132 - Appellate jurisdiction of Supreme Court in appeals from High Courts in certain cases.
133 - Appellate jurisdiction of Supreme Court in appeals from High Courts in regard to Civil matters.
134 - Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in regard to criminal matters.
134A - Certificate for appeal to the Supreme Court.
135 - Jurisdiction and powers of the Federal Court under existing law to be exercisable by the Supreme Court.
136 - Special leave to appeal by the Supreme Court.
137 - Review of judgments or orders by the Supreme Court.
138 - Enlargement of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
139 - Conferment on the Supreme Court of powers to issue certain writs.
139A - Transfer of certain cases.
140 - Ancillary powers of Supreme Court.
141 - Law declared by Supreme Court to be binding on all courts.
142 - Enforcement of decrees and orders of Supreme Court and orders as to discovery, etc.
143 - Power of President to consult Supreme Court.
144 - Civil and judicial authorities to act in aid of the Supreme Court.
144A - [Repealed.]
145 - Rules of Court, etc.
146 - Officers and servants and the expenses of the Supreme Court.
147 - Interpretation.
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148 - Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
149 - Duties and powers of the Comptroller and Auditor-General.
150 - Form of accounts of the Union and of the States.
151 - Audit reports.
152 - Definition.
153 - Governors of States.
154 - Executive power of State.
155 - Appointment of Governor.
156 - Term of office of Governor.
157 - Qualifications for appointment as Governor.
158 - Conditions of Governor’s office
159 - Oath or affirmation by the Governor.
160 - Discharge of the functions of the Governor in certain contingencies.
161 - Power of Governor to grant pardons, etc., and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases.
162 - Extent of executive power of State.
Council of Ministers
163 - Council of Ministers to aid and advise the Governor.
164 - Other provisions as to Ministers.
165 - Advocate-General for the State.
166 - Conduct of business of the Government of a State.
167 - Duties of Chief Minister with respect to the furnishing of information to the Governor, etc.
168 - Constitution of Legislatures in States.
169 - Abolition or creation of Legislative Councils in States.
170 - Composition of the Legislative Assemblies.
171 - Composition of the Legislative Councils.
172 - Duration of State Legislatures.
173 - Qualification for membership of the State Legislature.
174 - Sessions of the State Legislature, prorogation and dissolution.
175 - Right of the Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses.
176 - Special address by the Governor.
177 - Rights of Ministers and Advocate-General as respects the Houses.
Officers of the State Legislature
178 - The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
179 - Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
180 - Power of the Deputy Speaker or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Speaker.
181 - The Speaker or the Deputy Speaker is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.
182 - The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council.
183 - Vacation and resignation of, and removal from, the offices of Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
184 - Power of the Deputy Chairman or other person to perform the duties of the office of, or to act as, Chairman.
185 - The Chairman or the Deputy Chairman is not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is under consideration.
186 - Salaries and allowances of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
187 - Secretariat of State Legislature.
Conduct of Business
188 - Oath or affirmation by members.
189 - Voting in Houses, power of Houses to act notwithstanding vacancies and quorum.
Disqualifications of Members
190 - Vacation of seats.
191 - Disqualifications for membership.
192 - Decision on questions as to disqualifications of members.
193 - Penalty for sitting and voting before making an oath or affirmation under article 188 or when not qualified or when disqualified.
Powers, privileges and immunities of State Legislatures and their Members
194 - Powers, privileges, etc., of the Houses of Legislatures and of the members and committees thereof.
195 - Salaries and allowances of members.
196 - Provisions as to the introduction and passing of Bills.
197 - Restriction on powers of Legislative Council as to Bills other than Money Bills.
198 - Special procedure in respect of Money Bills.
199 - Definition of “Money Bills”.
200 - Assent to Bills.
201 - Bills reserved for consideration.
Procedure in Financial Matters
202 - Annual financial statement.
203 - Procedure in Legislature with respect to estimates.
204 - Appropriation Bills.
205 - Supplementary, additional or excess grants.
206 - Votes on account, votes of credit and exceptional grants.
207 - Special provisions as to financial Bills.
208 - Rules of procedure.
209 - Regulation by law of procedure in the Legislature of the State in relation to financial business.
210 - Language to be used in the Legislature.
211 - Restriction on discussion in the Legislature.
212 - Courts not to inquire into proceedings of the Legislature.
213 Power of the Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature.
214 - High Courts for States.
215 - High Courts to be courts of record.
216 - Constitution of High Courts.
217 - Appointment and conditions of the office of a Judge of a High Court.
218 - Application of certain provisions relating to the Supreme Court to High Courts.
219 - Oath or affirmation by Judges of High Courts.
220 - Restriction on practice after being a permanent Judge.
221 - Salaries, etc., of Judges.
222 - Transfer of a Judge from one High Court to another.
223 - Appointment of acting Chief Justice.
224 - Appointment of additional and acting Judges.
224A - Appointment of retired Judges at sittings of High Courts.
225 - Jurisdiction of existing High Courts.
226 - Power of High Courts to issue certain writs.
226A - [Repealed..]
227 - Power of superintendence over all courts by the High Court.
228 - Transfer of certain cases to the High Court.
228A - [Repealed.]
229 - Officers and servants and the expenses of High Courts.
230 - Extension of jurisdiction of High Courts to Union territories.
231 - Establishment of a common High Court for two or more States.
233 - Appointment of district judges.
233A - Validation of appointments, judgments, etc., delivered by, certain district judges.
234 - Recruitment of persons other than district judges to the judicial service.
235 - Control over subordinate courts.
236 - Interpretation.
237 - Application of the provisions of this Chapter to a certain class or classes of magistrates.
238 - [Repealed.]
239 - Administration of Union territories.
239A - Creation of local Legislatures or Council of Ministers or both for certain Union territories.
239AA - Special provisions with respect to Delhi.
239AB - Provision in case of failure of constitutional machinery.
239B - Power of the administrator to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislature.
240 - Power of President to make regulations for certain Union territories.
241 - High Courts for Union territories.
242 - [Repealed.]
243 - Definitions.
243A - Gram Sabha.
243B - Constitution of Panchayats.
243C - Composition of Panchayats.
243D - Reservation of seats.
243E - Duration of Panchayats, etc.
243F - Disqualifications for membership.
243G - Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats.
243H - Powers to impose taxes by, and Funds of, the Panchayats.
243-I - Constitution of Finance Commission to review financial position.
243J - Audit of accounts of Panchayats.
243K - Elections to the Panchayats.
243L - Application to Union territories.
243M - Part not to apply to certain areas.
243N - Continuance of existing laws and Panchayats.
243O - Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters.
243P - Definitions.
243Q - Constitution of Municipalities.
243R - Composition of Municipalities.
243S - Constitution and composition of Wards Committees, etc.
243T - Reservation of seats.
243U - Duration of Municipalities, etc.
243V - Disqualifications for membership.
243W - Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipalities, etc.
243X - Power to impose taxes by, and Funds of, the Municipalities.
243 - Finance Commission.
243Z - Audit of accounts of Municipalities.
243ZA - Elections to the Municipalities.
243ZB - Application to Union territories.
243ZC - Part not to apply to certain areas.
243ZD - Committee for district planning.
243ZE - Committee for Metropolitan planning.
243ZF - Continuance of existing laws and Municipalities.
243ZG - Bar to interference by Courts in electoral matters.
243ZH - Definitions
243ZI - Incorporation of co-operative societies
243ZJ - Number and term of members of the board and its office bearers.
243 ZK - Election of members of the board.
243ZL - Supersession and suspension of the board and interim management.
243ZM - Audit of accounts of cooperative societies.
243ZN - Convening of general body meetings.
243ZO - Right of a member to get information,
243ZP - Returns.
243ZQ - Offences and penalties.
243ZR - Application to multi-state co-operative societies.
243ZS - Application to Union Territories.
243ZT - Continuance of existing laws.
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244 - Administration of Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas.
244A - Formation of an autonomous State comprising certain tribal areas in Assam and creation of local Legislature or Council of Ministers or both therefor.
Distribution of Legislative Powers
245 - Extent of laws made by Parliament and by the Legislatures of States.
246 - Subject matter of laws made by Parliament and by the Legislatures of States.
246A - Special provision with respect to goods and services tax.
247 - Power of Parliament to provide for the establishment of certain additional courts.
248 - Residuary powers of legislation.
249 - Power of Parliament to legislate with respect to a matter in the State List in the national interest.
250 - Power of Parliament to legislate with respect to any matter in the State List if a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation.
251 - Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament under articles 249 and 250 and laws made by the Legislatures of States.
252 - Power of Parliament to legislate for two or more States by consent and adoption of such legislation by any other State.
253 Legislation for giving effect to international agreements.
254 - Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament and laws made by the Legislatures of States.
255 - Requirements as to recommendations and previous sanctions to be regarded as matters of procedure only.
256 - Obligation of States and the Union.
257 - Control of the Union over States in certain cases.
257A - [Repealed.]
258 - Power of the Union to confer powers, etc., on States in certain cases.
258A - Power of the States to entrust functions to the Union.
259 - [Repealed.]
260 - Jurisdiction of the Union in relation to territories outside India.
261 - Public acts, records and judicial proceedings.
Disputes Relating to Waters
262 - Adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers or river valleys.
Coordination between States
263 - Provisions with respect to an inter-State Council.
264 - Interpretation.
265 - Taxes not to be imposed save by authority of law.
266 - Consolidated Funds and public accounts of India and of the States.
267 - Contingency Fund.
Distribution of Revenues between the Union and the States
268 - Duties levied by the Union but collected and appropriated by the State.
268A - [Repealed.]
269 - Taxes levied and collected by the Union but assigned to the States.
269A - Levy and collection of goods and services tax in the course of inter-state trade or commerce.
270 - Taxes levied and distributed between the Union and the States.
271 - Surcharge on certain duties and taxes for purposes of the Union.
272 - [Repealed.]
273 - Grants in lieu of export duty on jute and jute products.
274 - Prior recommendation of the President required Bills affecting taxation in which States are interested.
275 - Grants from the Union to certain States.
276 - Taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments.
277 - Savings.
278 - [Repealed.]
279 - Calculation of “net proceeds”, etc.
279A - Goods and Services Tax Council.
280 - Finance Commission.
281 - Recommendations of the Finance Commission.
Miscellaneous financial provisions
282 - Expenditure defrayable by the Union or a State out of its revenues.
283 - Custody, etc., of Consolidated Funds, Contingency Funds and money credited to the public accounts.
284 - Custody of suitors’ deposits and other money received by public servants and courts.
285 - Exemption of property of the Union from State taxation.
286 - Restrictions as to the imposition of tax on the sale or purchase of goods.
287 - Exemption from taxes on electricity.
288 - Exemption from taxation by States in respect of water or electricity in certain cases.
289 - Exemption of property and income of a State from Union taxation.
290 - Adjustment in respect of certain expenses and pensions.
290A - Annual payment to certain Devaswom Funds.
291 - [Repealed.]
292 - Borrowing by the Government of India.
293 - Borrowing by States.
294 - Succession to property, assets, rights, liabilities and obligations in certain cases.
295 - Succession to property, assets, rights, liabilities and obligations in other cases.
296 - Property accruing by escheat or laps or as bona vacantia.
297 - Things of value within territorial waters or continental shelf and resources of the exclusive economic zone to vest in the Union.
298 - Power to carry on trade, etc.
299 - Contracts.
300 - Suits and proceedings.
300A - Persons not to be deprived of property save by authority of law.
301 - Freedom of trade, commerce and intercourse.
302 - Power of Parliament to impose restrictions on trade, commerce and intercourse.
303 - Restrictions on the legislative powers of the Union and of the States with regard to trade and commerce.
304 - Restrictions on trade, commerce and intercourse among States.
305 - Saving of existing laws and laws providing for State monopolies.
306 - [Repealed.]
307 - Appointment of authority for carrying out the purposes of articles 301 to 304.
308 - Interpretation.
309 - Recruitment and conditions of service of persons serving the Union or a State.
310 - Tenure of office of persons serving the Union or a State.
311 - Dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of persons employed in civil capacities under the Union or a State.
312 - All-India services.
312A - Power of Parliament to vary or revoke conditions of service of officers of certain services.
313 - Transitional provisions.
314 - [Repeated.]
315 - Public Service Commissions for the Union and for the States.
316 - Appointment and term of office of members.
317 - Removal and suspension of a member of a Public Service Commission.
318 - Power to make regulations as to conditions of service of members and staff of the Commission.
319 - Prohibition as to the holding of offices by members of Commission on ceasing to be such members.
320 - Functions of Public Service Commissions.
321 - Power to extend functions of Public Service Commissions.
322 - Expenses of Public Service Commissions.
323 - Reports of Public Service Commissions.
323A - Administrative tribunals.
323B - Tribunals for other matters.
324 - Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission.
325 - No person to be ineligible for inclusion in, or to claim to be included in a special, electoral roll on grounds of religion, race, caste or sex.
326 - Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage.
327 - Power of Parliament to make provision with respect to elections to Legislatures.
328 - Power of Legislature of a State to make provision with respect to elections to such Legislature.
329 - Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters.
329A - [Repealed.]
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330 - Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the People.
331 - Representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the House of the People.
332 - Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the States.
333 - Representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the Legislative Assemblies of the States.
334 - Reservation of seats and special representation to cease after sixty years.
335 - Claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to services and posts.
336 - Special provision for Anglo-Indian community in certain services.
337 - Special provision with respect to educational grants for the benefit of the Anglo-Indian Community.
338 - National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
338A - National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.
338A - National Commission for Backward Classes.
339 - Control of the Union over the Administration of Scheduled Areas and the welfare of Scheduled Tribes.
340 - Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes.
341 - Scheduled Castes.
342 - Scheduled Tribes.
342A - Socially and educationally backward classes.
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343 - Official language of the Union.
344 - Commission and Committee of Parliament on official language.
345 - Official language or languages of a State.
346 - Official language for communication between one State and another or between a State and the Union.
347 - Special provision relating to language spoken by a section of the population of a State.
348 - Language to be used in the Supreme Court and in the High Courts and for Acts, Bills, etc.
349 - Special procedure for enactment of certain laws relating to language.
350 - Language to be used in representations for redress of grievances.
350A - Facilities for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage.
350B - Special Officer for linguistic minorities.
351 - Directive for development of the Hindi language.
352 - Proclamation of Emergency.
353 - Effect of Proclamation of Emergency.
354 - Application of provisions relating to the distribution of revenues while a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation.
355 - Duty of the Union to protect States against external aggression and internal disturbance.
356 - Provisions in case of failure of constitutional machinery in States.
357 - Exercise of legislative powers under Proclamation issued under article 356.
358 - Suspension of provisions of article 19 during emergencies.
359 - Suspension of the enforcement of the rights conferred by Part III during emergencies.
359A - [Repealed.]
360 - Provisions as to financial emergency.
361 - Protection of President and Governors and Rajprakukhs.
361A - Protection of publication of proceedings of Parliament and State Legislatures.
361B - Disqualification for appointment to a remunerative political post.
362 - [Repealed.]
363 - Bar to interference by courts in disputes arising out of certain treaties, agreements, etc.
363A - Recognition granted to Rulers of Indian States to cease and privy purses to be abolished.
364 - Special provisions as to major ports and aerodromes.
365 - Effect of failure to comply with, or to give effect to, directions given by the Union.
366 - Definitions.
367 - Interpretation.
368 - Power of Parliament to amend the Constitution and procedure therefor.
369 - Temporary power to Parliament to make laws with respect to certain matters in the State List as if they were matters in the Concurrent List.
370 - Temporary provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
371 - Special provision with respect to the States of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
371A - Special provision with respect to the State of Nagaland.
371B - Special provision with respect to the State of Assam.
371C - Special provision with respect to the State of Manipur.
371D - Special provisions with respect to the State of Andhra Pradesh.
371E - Establishment of Central University in Andhra Pradesh.
371F - Special provisions with respect to the State of Sikkim.
371G - Special provision with respect to the State of Mizoram.
371H - Special provision with respect to the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
371-I - Special provision with respect to the State of Goa.
371J - Special provision with respect to the State of Karnataka.
372 - Continuance in force of existing laws and their adaptation.
372A - Power of the President to adapt laws.
373 - Power of the President to make order in respect of persons under preventive detention in certain cases.
374 - Provisions as to Judges of the Federal Court and proceedings pending in the Federal Court or before His Majesty in Council.
375 - Courts, authorities and officers to continue to function subject to the provisions of the Constitution.
376 - Provisions as to Judges of High Courts.
377 - Provisions as to Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.
378 - Provisions as to Public Service Commissions.
378A - Special provision as to the duration of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
379-391 - [Repealed.]
392 - Power of the President to remove difficulties.
393 - Short title.
394 - Commencement.
394A - Authoritative text in the Hindi language.
395 - Repeals.
And there you go! Those are all the important articles of the Constitution that you must know.
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