12 Schedules of Indian Constitution

By Sudheer Kumar K|Updated : March 30th, 2021

Topic: 'Schedules' of Constitution of India is a very important topic for UPSC IAS Prelims & Mains GS Paper-2. 

Original Constitution of India contains only 8 schedules. However, 4 more schedules were added later. In this blog, we have furnished the list of 12 schedules of the Indian Constitution in table below.

Table of Content

For the first time, schedules were introduced by the Government of India Act, 1935, which had 10 schedules. After independence, the Indian Constitution had contained 8 schedules only. Later, four more schedules were added by various amendments as under:

  • Ninth Schedule was added by the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1951.
  • Tenth Schedule was added by the Constitution (Fifty-second Amendment) Act, 1985.
  • Eleventh Schedule was added by the Constitution (Seventy Third Amendment) Act, 1992.
  • Twelfth Schedule was added by the Constitution (Seventy Fourth Amendment) Act, 1992.

12 Schedules of Indian Constitution

S. No.

Schedule

Articles Under the Schedule

 Contains Provisions relating to

1

First Schedule

Articles 1 and  4

 Name of the state and union territories and also territorial jurisdiction of States 



2

Second Schedule

Articles: 59, 65, 75, 97, 125, 148, 158, 164, 186 & 221

 Allowances, privileges, and emoluments of:

  • President of India
  • Governors of Indian States
  • Speaker of Lok Sabha & Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • Chairman of Rajya Sabha & Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
  • Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assemblies of Indian States
  • Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Legislative Councils of the Indian States
  • Supreme Court Judges
  • High Court Judges
  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG)

3

 Third Schedule

Articles 75(4), 84,99, 124(6), 148(2),164(3), 173,188 and 219

 Forms of oath and affirmation of office for:

  • Union Ministers of India
  • Candidate for election to Parliament
  • Members of Parliament (MPs)
  • Judge of a Supreme Court
  • Comptroller and Auditor General
  • State Ministers
  • Candidate for election to the Legislature of a State
  • State Legislature Members
  • Judge of a High Court 

4

  Fourth Schedule

Article 4 and Article 80

 Allocation of seats for States and Union Territories in the Council of States (Rajya Sabha)

5

  Fifth Schedule

Article 244

 Administration and Control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes.

6

  Sixth Schedule

Article 244 and Article 275

 Administration of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram (AMTM)

7

Seventh Schedule

Article 246

 Classification of the law making power of Centre and the states into three lists

  1. Union List
  2. State List
  3. Concurrent List

8

  Eighth Schedule

Article 344 and Article 351

 the list of 22 scheduled Languages:

  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. Bodo
  4. Dogri (Dongri)
  5. Gujarati
  6. Hindi
  7. Kannada
  8. Kashmiri
  9. Konkani
  10. Mathili (Maithili)
  11. Malayalam
  12. Manipuri
  13. Marathi
  14. Nepali
  15. Oriya
  16. Punjabi
  17. Sanskrit
  18. Santhali
  19. Sindhi
  20. Tamil
  21. Telugu
  22. Urdu

9

  Ninth Schedule

Article 31-B

 Validation of certain Acts and Regulations.

10

  Tenth Schedule

Article 102 and Article 191

 Disqualification of the members of Parliament and State Legislatures on ground of defection.

11

  Eleventh Schedule

Article 243-G

 Powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats

12

  Twelfth Schedule

Article 243-W

 Powers, authority and responsibilities of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities etc.

Practice Prelims Question

1. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution has provisions relating to allowances, privileges, and emoluments of the Judges of Supreme Court?

(a) Second Schedule

(b) Third Schedule

(c) Fourth Schedule

(d) Sixth Schedule

Answer: (a)

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