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Can any Bollywood drama ever compare with the awesome spectacle of an Indian election?

Let us check out how much you know about the Great Election Tamasha.

A quiz we will publish every working day till May 13, the day we know who we have elected to the 14th Lok Sabha.

1. When was the Electronic Voting Machine first introduced in a multiple-constituency way?
a. November 1998 assembly election.
b. October 1999 Lok Sabha election.
c. May 2001 assembly election.

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Wrong!
The correct answer is A
EVMs manufactured in 1989-1990 were used for the first time in 16 assembly constituencies -- 5 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Rajasthan, and 6 in Delhi in elections to the respective legislative assemblies in November 1998.

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EVMs manufactured in 1989-1990 were used for the first time in 16 assembly constituencies -- 5 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Rajasthan, and 6 in Delhi in elections to the respective legislative assemblies in November 1998.

2. The maximum number of votes that can be cast in an EVM, please.
a. 4,000.
b. 2,500.
c. 3,840.

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The correct answer is C.
An EVM can record a maximum of 3,840 votes. The total number of electors in a polling station does not usually exceed 1,500, hence the capacity of an EVM is more than sufficient.
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An EVM can record a maximum of 3,840 votes. The total number of electors in a polling station does not usually exceed 1,500, hence the capacity of an EVM is more than sufficient.

3. What is the maximum number of candidates which EVMs can cater to?
a. 32.
b. 64.
c. 16.

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Wrong! The correct answer is B.
An EVM can cater to a maximum of 64 candidates. There is a provision for 16 candidates in a Balloting Unit. If the total number of candidates exceeds 16, a second Balloting Unit can be linked parallel to the first Balloting Unit. Similarly, if the total number of candidates exceeds 32, a third Balloting Unit can be attached and if the total number of candidates exceeds 48, a fourth Balloting Unit can be attached to cater to a maximum of 64 candidates.
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An EVM can cater to a maximum of 64 candidates. There is a provision for 16 candidates in a Balloting Unit. If the total number of candidates exceeds 16, a second Balloting Unit can be linked parallel to the first Balloting Unit. Similarly, if the total number of candidates exceeds 32, a third Balloting Unit can be attached and if the total number of candidates exceeds 48, a fourth Balloting Unit can be attached to cater to a maximum of 64 candidates.

4. Who manufactures the EVMs?
a. Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore.
b. Electronic Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad.
c. Both.

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Wrong! The correct answer is C.
The EVMs have been devised and designed by the Election Commission in collaboration with two public sector undertakings -- Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore, and Electronic Corporation of India Ltd, Hyderabad, after a series of meetings, checking the prototypes and extensive field trials. The EVMs are now manufactured by the BEL and ECIL.
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The EVMs have been devised and designed by the Election Commission in collaboration with two public sector undertakings -- Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore, and Electronic Corporation of India Ltd, Hyderabad, after a series of meetings, checking the prototypes and extensive field trials. The EVMs are now manufactured by the BEL and ECIL.

5. How long can the Control Unit store the result in its memory?
a. 5 years.
b. More than 10 years.
c. 2 years.

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Wrong! The correct answer is B.
The Control Unit can store the result in its memory for 10 years and even more.
Correct!
The Control Unit can store the result in its memory for 10 years and even more.

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Compiled by Shailesh Soni
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Sub: proposals for more authentic and impartial voting

respected sir, india the largest democracy in the world which shows how evm's can be utilised. but sir can i propose at the time of ...


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