SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    The Rajya Sabha has a maximum strength of:

    A)  250 members

    B)         224 members

    C)  350 members   

    D)  500 members

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Article 80 of the Constitution lays down the maximum strength of Rajya Sabha as 250, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories. The present strength of Rajya Sabha, however, is 245, out of which 233 are representatives of the States and Union territories of Delhi and Pondicherry and 12 are nominated by the President. The members nominated by the President are persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service.

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