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Q1. Which of the following are included in the criteria for declaring a community as a schedule tribes?

1.  Indication of primitive traits

2.  Distinctive culture

3.  Extensive contact with community at large

4.  Geographic isolation and backwardness

Select the correct answer using the code given below.



A

(a) Only 1 and 2

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B

(b) Only 1, 3 and 4

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C

(c) Only 1, 2 and 4

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D

(d) All of the above

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Solution

The correct option is C

(c) Only 1, 2 and 4


Shyness of contact with community at large is the criteria to declare ST, not to have extensive contact with community at large. Indication of primitive traits, distinctive culture and geographic isolation and backwardness are other criteria for declaring schedule tribe. These parameters are not mentioned in the constitution but these criteria have been fully established. More than 700 tribes have been notified under article 342 of the constitution. Hence option (c) is correct


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