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Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 1

When did the Election Commission of India got two more Election Commissioners?

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Till 1989, the Election Commission was a single member. Just before the 1989 general elections, two Election Commissioners were appointed, making the body multi-member. Soon after the elections, the Commission reverted to its single member status. In 1993, two Election Commissioners were once again appointed.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 2

The example of proportional representation system is

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Except Netherlands the rest of the countries follows the first past the post system.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 3

The country that follows FPTP electoral system is

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The most common electoral system, used in Canada, India, the UK and the United States, is first past the post or winner-take-all.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 4

The electoral system, first past the post is also known as

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In the electoral race, the candidate who is ahead of others, who crosses the winning post first of all, is the winner. This method is also called the plurality system. This is the method of election prescribed by the Indian Constitution.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 5

The minimum age of voting was 21 years till

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Till 1989, an adult Indian meant an Indian citizen above the age of 21. An amendment to the Constitution in 1989 reduced the eligibility age to 18.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 6

All eligible voters, living in a specified area, vote to elect their representative is termed as

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In this system, all eligible voters living in a specified area vote to elect their representatives. The total electorate of the country, irrespective of their profession or group is divided into territorial constituencies, which elect one or more representatives. The entire population is divided into constituencies with more or less equal numbers of voters.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 7

The present composition of the Election Commission is a

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At present, the Election Commission of India is a three-member body, with one Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 8

The authority that issues the notification for elections is:

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The correct answer is the Election Commission of India. The Election Commission of India is an independent constitutional authority responsible for administering and overseeing the conduct of elections in India. The President of India has the power to issue notifications for elections, but the actual process of conducting elections is carried out by the Election Commission.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 9

After the polling has finished, the votes are counted under the supervision of

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After the polling has finished, the votes are counted under the supervision of Returning Officers and Observers appointed by the Election Commission. After the counting of votes is over, the Returning Officer declares the name of the candidate to whom the largest number of votes have been given as the winner.

Test: Election and Representation- 1 - Question 10

In India who can vote under the concept of Universal Adult Franchise?

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Universal Adult Franchise means adults (18 years and above) who have the nationality of India, have the right to vote irrespective of caste, colour, creed or gender.

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